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BRIDGWATER WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © David Greig 2006
transcription supplied anonomusly
Extra detail compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2023

These two photographs are of the Bridgwater memorial and were taken at the time of the unveiling. The memorial is in the centre of a fenced garden in King Square, Bridgwater, which is on the site of what was once Bridgwater Castle, and takes the form of a female figure of 'Civilisation' holding the wrold encircled by emablems of peace and commerce and treading demons of war under her foot, all mounted on a very large plinth. On each side of the figure and at the back of her throne are relief depictions of Labour, Home Life and Education. The memoiral's sculptor was John Angel and the foundry was W Morris Art Bronze Foundry. It was unveiled by General The Earl of Cavan on 25 September 1924. There are 368 names listed for World War 1 (1914-1918), 109 for World War 2 (1939-45), 1 for the Korean War (1950-53), 1 for the Falklands Conflict (1982) and one for Afghanistan (2006). There is a further memorial in St Mary's Church, Bridgwater, to many of the men who died in World War 1 but the list varies between the main memorial and the church. Originally the names for the main memorial were anonomously submitted and there were several missing and anomalies occurred, the lists now consist of the full set of names which include the addenda panels and the additional name for Afghanistan. Those appearing on the 'ADDENDA' panel are marked '† '. The update details of the men will appear as they are researched.

From old postcards

IN HONOUR OF THE MEN
OF BRIDGWATER WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1918

ADAMS James
Petty Officer Stoker 309198, H.M.S "Valkyrie", Royal Navy. Killed by an explosion aboard H.M.S "Valkyrie" 22 December 1917. Aged 34. Born 3 June 1883 at Bridgworth. Husband of Eliza Emma Duckham (formerly Adams) of 4, Halesleigh Road, Bridgwater. Prior to enlistment he was a Brickmaker, enlisted 13 November 1905 for 12 years, height 5 feet 5½ inches, dark hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. Buried in Church portion of Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. Plot IV. Row 8. Grave 3. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
ALLEN Sidney
Private 7312, 19th (County of London) Battalion (St Pancras), London Regiment formerly 3049, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 14 November 1916. Aged 29. Born, resident and enlisted Bridgwater. Son of William Charles and Emily Allen, of Pathfinder Terrace, Bridgwater. Buried in Chester Farm Cemetery, Zillebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row J. Grave 9. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Newspaper article covering the three ANGLIN brothers below taken from Wells Journal - Friday 14 July 1916, page 8, and Shepton Mallet Journal - Friday 14 July 1916, page 8:

THREE BRIDGWATER BROTHERS KILLED IN ACTION

Mrs. Anglin of West-street, Bridgwater has now lost her three soldier sons in the war, all having been killed in action. One son, Sergt. Jope Anglin, of the 1st Somersets, was killed on March 4th, 1915, and since then she has received a letter from the Front announcing that her two sons, Corpl. Pat Anglin and Pte. Jack Anglin, also of the 1st Somersets, had fallen in action during the British advance, All the deceased young fellows were well-known in the twon. Pte. Jack Anglin being a prominent member of the Bridgwater Albion Rugby Football Club. Deep sympathy is felt for Mrs. Anglin in her terrible bereavement.

ANGLIN Denis Patrick
[Listed as P ANGLIN on St Mary's] Private 3/6773, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action during the attack on and around the "Quadrilateral" a heavily fortified system of enemy trenches on Redan Ridge near the village of Serre 1 July 1916; first day of the 1916 Battle of the Somme. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
ANGLIN, MiD Joseph

Acting Sergeant 9566, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds on Thursday 4 March 1915. Born and resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Son of Mrs Anglin of 3, Court, Albert Street Bridgwater. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried in London Rifle Brigade Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from War Pictures Weekly and the London Illustrated Weekly - Thursday 8 April 1915, page 7:

DEFYING THE GERMAN SNIPER

Sergeant Anglin, 1st Somerset Battalion, who was recently killed in action, was known as the "Daredevil of the Somersets." At Bucy-le-Long, Anglin had taken some rations to an advanced trench, and was making his way back when he was made a target of by German, snipers. Just then a Taube passed overhead, and while the bullets were flying around he stopped, threw down the box he was carrying. and opened fire. at the aeroplane. He fired three shots, then lit a cigarette, and calmly walked back to the trenches.

Extract from Shepton Mallet Journal - Friday 12 March 1915, page 6:

BRIDGWATER.

Mrs. Anglin, of No. 3 Court, Albert Street, Bridgwater, received information on Tuesday morning that her son —Sergt. J. Anglin, of 1st Battalion Somerset L.I.—was killed in action on Thursday, March 4th. While at the front, Anglin had gained the reputation by his coolness under fire of being the “dare-devil” of his battalion, and only quite recently was mentioned in despatches for gallantry in action. At the beginning of the war he was a private in the Somersets, but his promotion was rapid, and by his death the battalion has lost one of its most promising N.C.O.’s. He recently returned to Bridgwater from the front for a few days’ leave, when he told several friends he had a presentiment that he would never come back again. Two brothers of the deceased are now serving at the front with the 1st Somersets. Lieut. G. R. Leacroft, in a letter to Mrs. Anglin, states that the deceased was hit in the head on the afternoon of March 4th, and died at 8 o’clock the same night, in the presence of his two brothers. He adds: “I am very sorry, indeed, as he had only just left my company, and was a very good N.C.O.” A short letter written by the late sergeant to his mother on the date of his death was also enclosed. As a token of respect to the memory of Sergt. Anglin, the Union Jack was flown at half-mast Tuesday, at the Albert Street Schools, where he was formerly a pupil.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 17 March 1915, page 3:

BRIDGWATER SERGEANT KILLED IN ACTION.
MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES.

Mrs Anglin, of No. 3 Court, Albert-street, Bridgwater, received informationon Tuesday morning that her son—Sergt. J. Anglin, aged 19, the 1st Battalion Somerset L.I. —wae killed in action on Thursday, March 4th. While at the Front, Anglin had gained the reputation by his coolness under fire of being the “dare-devil” of his Battalion, and only quite recently was mentioned in official despatches for gallantry in action. At the beginning of the war he was a private n the Somersets, but his promotion was rapid, and received his first stripe after 10 months' service. By his death the Battalion has lost one of its most promising N C.O.’s. He recently returned to Bridgwater from the Front for a few days’ leave, when he told several friends he had a presentment that he would never come back again. Two brothers of the deceased are now serving at the Front with the 1st Somersets. Lieut G. R. Leacroft, in a letter to Mrs. Anglin, states that the deceased was hit in the head on the afternoon of March 4th, and died at eight o’clock the same night, in the presence of his two brothers. He adds: “I am very sorry, indeed, as he had only just left my company, and was a very good N.C.O.” A short letter written by the late sergeant to his mother on the date of his death was also enclosed. As token of respect to the memory of Sergt. Anglin, the Union Jack was flown at half-mast on Tuesday at the Albert-street Schools, where he was formerly a pupil. The late Sergt. Anglin was a brother of Pat. Anglin, the Taurton Albion full back.

Another local newspaper report:

"Whilst at the front Joseph had gained a reputation for his coolness under fire and of being the Ďdare devilí of the Battalion. Only quite recently he was Mentioned in Official Despatches for gallantry in action. At the beginning of the war he was a Private in the Somersets but his promotion was rapid and by his death the Battalion, had lost one of its most promising Non Commissioned Officers. He recently returned to Bridgwater from the front for a few days leave when he told friends he had a presentiment that he would never come back again. Two brothers are serving at the front with the Somersets. Lieutenant D R Rowcroft in a letter to Mrs Anglin states the deceased was hit in the head in the afternoon of March 4th and died at 8 oíclock the same night in the presence of his two brothers. He adds ĎI am very sorry indeed. He had only just left my Company and was a very good Non Commissioned Officer. A short letter written by the late Sergeant to his mother on the date of his death was also enclosed.

As a token of respect to the memory of Sergeant Anglin the Union Jack was flown at half mast on Tuesday at Albert Street School where he was a former pupil".

Extract from Shepton Mallet Journal - Friday 26 March 1915, page 7:

"‘DARE-DEVIL OF THE SOMERSETS.”

Writing to the mother, Rt Bridgwater, of Sergeant Anglin, 1st Somerset Battalion, who was killed in action on March 4th, and who had been mentioned in despatches for bravery, the commanding officer of Anglin’s company says:

“I find the loss of your son a very greet one, for a N.C.O. such as he made is difficult to replace. Although he had not been long in my company it did not take me long to find out his exceptional qualities, and I can realise what a grief it must be to you as mother to lose such a son.”

The late sergeant was known as the “Dare-devil of the Somersets,” and the following incident is related by a fellow N.C.O. of his typical coolness under fire:—

“At Bucyrle-Long, Anglin, then a corporal had taken some rations to an advanced trench, and was making his way back when he was made a target of by German snipers. Just then a Taube passed overhead, and while the bullets were flying around he stopped, threw down the box he was carrying, and opened fire at the aeroplane. He fired three shots, then lit a cigarette,and calmly walked back to our trenohes.

Anglin’s two brothers, who are serving at the front in the same battalion of the Somersets, both witnessed his death.

A striking tribute to the heroism of the late Sergeant Anglin is contained in another letter written to his mother by Mrs. Bond, of Shuttern, w’hose own son (Sergeant Bond, also of the Somersets) was recently killed.

Mrs. Bond says: “I am taking it for granted you have heard of the sad news of your dear son being killed on March 4. Your son wrote me such a comforting letter, which I shall never part with, telling me of my own boy’s last few hours. He had risked his own life trying to bring my lad in, although he could not succeed, and I shall ever reverence his memory.”

ANGLIN John
Private 9828, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action during the attack on the Redan Ridge near Serre 1 July 1916; first day of the 1916 Battle of the Somme. Born Cahir, Co. Tipperary, resident and enlisted Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
ASH Reginald James
† Private 2366, 13th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.. Killed in action 12 April 1917. Aged 41. Resident Canley Vale, New South Wales, Australia. Born Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Mr. J. Ash, of Moorshop, Tavistock, South Devon, England; stepmother Sarah F Ash, of 28, Fitz Ford, Tavistock, Devon. Poultry Farmer by trade also trained as an Ironmonger. Emigrated aged 37. Religious denomination Church of England. Enlisted 6 March 1916. Embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, aboard H.M.A.T. Ag8 "Achises" 24 August 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France. Australian Circular. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
ASHTON Herbert

Sapper 506491, 504th (2nd/2nd Wessex) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in France 15 June 1917. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Bath. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Albert and Kate Ashton, resident Acacia Grove, 4, Rhode Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Joiner by trade, son of Albert and Kate Ashton, resident 9, Acacia Grove, Rhode Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Langport & Somerton Herald - Saturday 30 June 1917, page 6:

ANOTHER BRIDGWATER SOLDIER KILLED
Last week the painful news was received that Sapper Herbert Ashton, of the Wessex Engineers, son of Corpl. Albert Ashton, of the same regiment, and of Mrs. Ashton, of Rhode-lane, Bridgwater, was killed in action in France on June 15th. The deceased, who was the a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ashton, of Hamp Rise, was only 20 years of age, and when he joined up early in the war he was an apprentice with Mr. Charles Bryer. His father enlisted at the same time, and his uncle, Sapper Wm. Bird, with other local men, were in the the same Battalion, one of the officers now at the Front with it being Captain W. H. Tamlyn, of Bridgwater. The Battalion went to France towards the end of last year, and has put in very hard work. Sapper Ashton was mainly engaged in the shops behind the line, and was there employed on 14th June, when he wrote cheerful letters to his mother and grandmother. he stated that he expected to be sent out soon and to see something exciting. He was sent forward the next day, and during an action was killed instantly by shrapnel. The sad news of his death was sent home by Sapper Bird to his brother, Mr. Clifford C. Bird, of Taunton road, who was asked to convey it to the mother. With the parents and other relatives of the deceased youth much sympathy will be felt.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 4 July 1917:

Sapper Herbert Ashton of the Wessex Engineers was killed in action on 15th June.
BAKER Albert
Private 25394, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service 7 December 1918. Born North Petherton, Somerset, resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, Born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Labourer in a Brickyard, son of William and Lucy Baker, resident 96, Polden Street, Bridgwater. Buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 13. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BAKER Douglas Henry

Private 16962, 8th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 20 June 1916, Born North Petherton, Somerset, enlisted Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Somerset, son of Henry and Rosa Kate Baker, resident Somerset Bridge, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 21. born North Petherton, Bridgwater, a Brickyard Labourer, son of Rose Baker (a widow), resident Old Basin Somerset Bridge Bridgwater, North Petherton, Somerset. Buried in Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 66.

Extract from Wells Journal - Friday 30 June 1916, page 3, and Central Somerset Gazette - Friday 30 June 1916, page 6:

RUGBY.
BRIDGWATER FOOTBALLER KILLED IN ACTION.

News has been received that Private Douglas Baker, of the 8th Somerset Light Infantry, and a native of Somerset Bridge, near Bridgwater, has been killed in action. The deceased, who was 25 years of age, was well known in Bridgwater as a clever Rugby footballer, and played regularly for the local Albion R.F.C., being a member of that team when the latter won the Somerset Cup in 1914. He enlisted in January, 1915, and had been serving at the front for about ten months. Much sympathy is felt for his widowed mother, who has another son serving in the Army.

BAKER Ernest Edward
Private 7263, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action in the vicinity of Ploegsteert Wood on the 11 November 1914. Aged 28. Born and resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Husband of Edith Mary Swayne (formerly Baker), of 72, Devonshire Street, Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BAKER Ernest Edward

Corporal 9767, 6th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 24 August 1917. Born Huntworth, North Petherton, Somerset, resident Wembdon, Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panels 41-42 and 163A.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 12 September 1917, page 6:

BAKER—Killed action on August 24th, Corporal E. Baker, Somerset Light Infantry, son of ex-Sergt Baker and Mrs. Baker, Perry Green, Wembdon, aged 21.
BAKER Frank
Private 17293, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 8 August 1916 during the battle of the Somme. Born and resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. In the 1901 Census he is the son of Albert (39) and Mary A. (40) Baker, born about 1892. Resident at 17, Roesberry Avenue, Bridgwater. Buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 16. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BAKER William Thomas

† Private 627, 43rd Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Aged 30. Born Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of William Thomas and Ellen Baker; husband of Ellen Baker, of Port Road, Hindmarsh, South Australia. Educated at the Board School, Bridgwater. Labourer by trade. Emigrated aged 24. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 27. Australian Circular

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 7 November 1917:

Private Thomas William Baker of the Australians, though a native of Somerset Bridge, was killed in action on 4th October. His sergeant wrote to his parents with a striking tribute.
Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 14 November 1917, page 5:
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Baker, of Crossway Cottages. Somerset Bridge, have been officially informed that their son. Private Thomas William Baker, of the Australians, was killed in action on October 4th. Deceased was 30 years of age, and migrated to Australia a few years ago. About six months ago he was wounded and sent to England, when he made a speedy recovery, returning France a few months since.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 14 November 1917, page 6:

BAKER.—Killed in action, October 4th, Private Thopmas William Baker, Australians, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Baker, Crossway Cottagves, Somerset bridge, aged 30.
BALE Harry

Private 38433, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 3 December 1917. Aged 31. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Husband of Rose Bale, of 14, Provident Place, Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Nord, France. Panel 10. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 19 December 1917:

Private H Bale Highland L.I. - After hearing the news unofficially, Mrs Bale has now received official news that Private Bale was killed in action on 2nd December. He died instantaneously and felt no pain.
BANWELL William
Private 17456 12th (West Somerset Yeomanry) Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service 26 November 1918. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Walter and Florence Banwell, of Bridgwater. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Boulogne, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XI. Row E. Grave 5. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BARBER Clifford

Private 240556, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died in Mesopotamia 24 January 1916. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Son of John and Alice Barber, of 86, Friarn Street, Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 12. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 26 September 1917:

Mrs Barber of Mount Street, Bridgwater has recently received official notice that her husband Pte. Clifford Barber of the Somersets, attached to the Dorset Regiment was drowned in Mesopotamia a year and seven months ago.
BARNARD Joseph Edward

Lance Corporal 240773 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 22 November 1917 during the Battle of Nabi Samweil 20th-24th November during the advance north west of Jerusalem. Born and resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Section G. Grave 50. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 12 December 1917 (note different initials):

Lance-Corpl J M Barnard was killed in action in Palestine on 22nd November. He attended Dr Morgan's school and at the time of the outbreak of war was at Bristol University studying for a schoolmaster's certificate. He had previously been serving in India before being transferred to Palestine.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 19 December 1917, page 6:

BARNARD.—Killed in action, in Palestine, on November 22nd, Lance-Corpl. Joseph Edward Barnard, Somerset L.1., son Mr. and Mrs. J. Barnard, Clare-street, Bridgwater, aged 22.
BARNES Herbert James
Lance Corporal 59325 [59225 on SDGW], 25th Battalion (Tyneside Irish), Northumberland Fusiliers formerly 07778, Army Ordnance Corps [ASC on SDGW]. Died of wounds 8 April 1918 as a Prisoner of War (the cemetery he is buried in is a PoW Cemetery). Aged 24. Born Bridgwater, enlisted Bournemouth, Hampshire. Son of Fanny L. Barnes, of "Alfoxton," Soberton Road, Bournemouth, and the late James Barnes. Buried in Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery, Mons, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 10. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BARTON, Gold Medal of Serbia Harold Remington
Sergeant 39332, 80th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of pneumonia contracted whilst on active service 10 December 1918. Aged 27. Born Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of T. J. and Ellen Barton, of "Thornlea," Street Road, Glastonbury, Somerset. Awarded Gold Medal of Serbia. Dr Morgan's School, General Education, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Thomas J and Ellen Barton, resident 29, Cornhill, Town, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Chemist Apprentice, son of Thomas James and Ellen Barton, resident 3, Dampiet Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Sofia War Cemetery, Bulgaria. Plot I. Row A. Grave 8. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BASKER Reginald Hugh
Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 26 September 1915. Aged 26. Son of John Anthony and Eliza Basker. of Ashbourne, Weston-super-Mare. Dentist (L.D.S.) In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of John A and Eliza Basker, resident Ashbourne, Beach Road, Town, Weston Super Mare, Axbridge, Somerset. In the 1911 census [listed as Ronald Hugh] he was aged 21, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Dental Student, son of John Anthony and Eliza Basker, resident Ashbourne, 69, Beach Road, Weston Super Mare, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 38 and 39. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BAWLER Sidney Frank
Private 92478, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) formerly S/4/157328, Army Service Corps. Killed in action 28 August 1918. Born Durleigh, resident and enlisted Bridgwater. Buried in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme. Plot II. Row C. Grave 14.
BEARD Arthur William

Canadian Expeditionary Force. Died 1916. Aged 35. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Beard, of 8, Edward Street, Bridgwater. Given that he tried enlisting 4 times he probably used a different name. No further information currently available. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Langport & Somerton Herald - Saturday 23 December 1916, page 5:

BRIDGWATER MEN KILLED IN ACTION.

News has been received of the death in action of two more Bridgwater men, viz., Pte. A. W. Beard, of the Canadians and Pte. Albert Henry Spring, of the Warwicks. The late Pte. Beard was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Beard, of 8, Edward Street, and was 35 years of age. He left Bridgwater for Canada a few years ago, and tried to enlisted four times before he was finally accepted. He had been at the front since June last. He leaves a widow and three childen, who are residing in Canada. Mr. and Mrs. James Spring, of 94, Wellington Road, have received official intelligence of the death of their son, Pte. A. H. Spring. The deceased joined up two years ago last October, and had recoved from a wound received in the Gallipoli campaign. He had been at the front with the Warwicks for several months. He leaves a wife and four children.

BEER Robert [John Benjamin]
Private 30721, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds in captivity 9 May 1918. Aged 28. Born St Paulís, Bristol, enlisted Bristol. Son of Henry and Annie Beer, of Bristol; husband of Ivy Beer, of 12, Hertford Street, Balsall, Heath, Birmingham. Buried in Cologne (Southern) Cemetery, Nord-Rheine Westfal, Germany. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 21. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BELL Horace

Able Seaman Bristol Z/1040, Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 26 October 1917, during the Second Battle of Passchendaele 26th October-November 10th. Aged 18. Born 18 May 1897. Son of James and Lucy Bell, of 83, Bailey Street, Bridgwater. Enlisted 20 July 1915. Religious denomination Church of England. Civil employment a Chandler. Hegiht 5 feet 1½ inches, chest 31½-33 inches, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes. Buried in Poelcappele British Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row D. Grave 3. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 5 December 1917:

Able Seaman Horace Bell of Howe Battalion Royal Naval Division has been posted as missing since 26th October. His mother has received a letter stating that he has been wounded and his whereabouts are not known. He is 19 years of age.
BELL John
Rifleman 608411, 18th (County of London) Battalion (London Irish Rifles), London Regiment formerly 647, Wessex Army Service Corps. Killed in action 8 June 1918 during the battle of Amiens 8-11 August 1918. Born and enlisted Andover, resident Bridgwater. Son of William and Emma Bell, of Bridgwater; husband of Florence Bell, of 1, Court Penel, Orlieu, Bridgwater. Buried in Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot I. Row K. Grave 3. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BELL Leonard [Charles]
Lance Corporal 506286, 502 (Wessex) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in France 20 August 1917. Aged 30. Resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Bath. Son of Henry and Lottie Bell; husband of Bessie Bell, of 3, Southgate Avenue, Bridgwater. Buried in Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extensiion, Nord, France. Row E. Grave 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 5 September 1917, page 5:

Mr. and Mrs. H. Bell, of 31, Wellington road, received news in a letter from a comrade that their son, Lance-Corporal Leonard Bell, of the Wessex Royal Engineers, was killed in action on August 20th. He was 31 years of age, and married, his wife residing in St. John street, and had seen service both in France and Salonica. Confirmation of the sad event has since been received in a letter from the major of the deceased's Commpany.
BELLRINGER Albert George
Private 240550, 5th Battalion, ,Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died in the United KIngdom 5 December 1918. Aged 30. Husband of Mrs E. Bellringer of 3, The Court, Monmouth Street, Bridgwater. Buried in the church portion of Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. Plot I. Row 5. Grave 45. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BIDDISCOMBE Jonathan
Private 25784, 8th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 10 April 1917 during the 1st Battle of The Scarpe, (Arras) 9-11 April 1917. Aged 30. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Son of John Biddiscombe; husband of Bessie Biddiscombe, of 15 Duffryn Street, Aberaman, Aberdare, Glamorgan. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BIFFEN Harry
[Listed as BIFFIN on memorial] Corporal 5803, 8th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action on the 1 July 1916, in the vicinity of the village of Fricourt the first day of the 1916 Battle of the Somme. Born Trinity, Bridgwater, resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Buried in Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-la-Boiselle, Somme, France. Plot V. Row P. Grave 3. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Langport & Somerton Herald - Saturday 5 August 1916, page 6:

It has become known that a native of Bridgwater in the person of Corpl. Harry Biffen, of the Somt. L.I., was killed in action on July 1st. The deceased, who was 33 years of age, formerly resided in West Street. He saw service in the South African War (for which he received two medals and five bars), also in India and in the Chinese rebellion. He was discharged from the Army the Christmas before war broke out and was called up again. At the end of 1914 he was wounded in the head and foot and he did not return to the front again until Agust, 1915.
BILLINGS Ernest William
[Listed as BILLING on memorial] Able Seaman R/167, Drake Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 24 December 1917. Born 28 July 1897 in Bridgwater. Son of Mr and Mrs W. R. S. Billing, of 79, Barclay Street, Bridgwater. Enlisted 28 August 1916, Height 5 feet 3 inches, chest 34 inches, weight 127 lbs, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, a Butcher by trade, religious denomination Primitive Methodist. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1a. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 23 January 1918, page 6:

BILLINGS.— Killed in action, in France, on December 24th, Able Seaman E. W. Billings, Drake Battalion, Royal Naval Division, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Billing, 79, Barclay-street, Bridgwater, aged 20.

BISHOP Gerald Clement William

Second Lieutenant attached to 16th (Public Schools)(Service) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 11 August 1917. Aged 20. Son of Frederick William and Catherine Charlotte Bishop. Educated Taunton Grammar School, Taunton, Somerset. In the 1901 Census he was aged 3, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Frederick W and Catherine C Bishop, resident Heathercroft, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 Census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Frederick William and Catherine Charlotte Bishop, resident Heathercroft, Durleigh Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panels 49 and 50. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 22 August 1917, page 5:

LIEUT. GERALD BISHOP KILLED IN ACTION.

Mr. F. W. Bishop, solicitor, of Bridgwater, has received the sad intelligence that his only son, Lieutenant Gerald Bishop (of the Middlesex Regiment), has been killed in action. The deceased, who was only twenty years of age, was well known and popular in the town, and the death of this promising young officer will be mourned by a wide circle of friends. The late Lieutenant Bishop joined the Naval Division early in the war, and served with the Hawk Battalion in Gallipoli, where he was wounded in the leg. He was afterwards in Egypt for a time, and returned to England, where, after a course of training, was given a commission. He had been at the Front onlya few weeks before his death, which occurred on August 12th.

Extract from Langport & Somerton Herald - Saturday 25 August 1917, page 4:

BRIDGWATER.

POLICE—At the Bridgwater Borough Police Court, on Monday, the Mayor (Councillor F. G. Haggett) made reference to the death in action of Lieut. Gerald Bishop, only son of Mr. F. W. Bishop, solicitor. On behalf of the Bench he expressed sympathy with Mr. Bishop and the members of the family their sad loss. Mr. Bishop, who was present in court, made feeling acknowledgment.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 29 August 1917, page 5:

BRIDGWATER.
HEAVY LIST OF LOCAL CASUALTIES.

The news was received in Bridgwater on Friday evening with much regret of the death in action of Second-Lieut. Gerald Clement William Bishop, only son of Mr. F. W. Bishop, solicitor, and Mrs. Bishop, of "Heathercroft," Durleigh-road. The sad news was conveyed in telegram from the War Office to Mr. Bishop, who received it on returning from the sitting of the Borough Tribunal, the members of which on being informed of the event expressed deep sympathy with the bereaved father. The deceased young officer was in his 21st year and was an old pupil of Taunton School. Shortly after the outbreak the war he enlisted in the R.N.V.R. "Hawke" Battalion, and went through the early Gallipoli campaign, being subsequntly given a commission in the Middlesex Regiment. He had only been at the Front six weeks when he met his death. This is the third Bridgwater solicitor to lose a son in the war, the others being Mr. T. M. Reed and Mr. C. E. Hagon. Sympathetic reference to the sad event was made by the Mayor at the sitting of the Borough Justices on Monday.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 22 August 1917:

Lieutenant Gerald C W Bishop has been killed in action. The son of Mr F. W. Bishop a solicitor He was 21 years of age. On Monday's sitting of the Magistrates sympathy was shown to Mr Bishop. Captain Webb of the Middlesex Regiment wrote a letter to Mr Bishop saying that Lieut. Bishop was killed instantly by a shell and was buried where he fell.
BLACKBURN Frederick
Private 7447, "B" Squadron, 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queenís Bays). Killed in action in France 13 May 1915 during the Battle of Frezenburg 8-13 May. Aged 21. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Taunton. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Blackburn, of 44, Redgate Street, Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 3. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BLOODWORTH Stanley

Corporal Ė No associated person found in any records so far. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 21 February 1917:

Cpl Stanley Bloodworth of the Gloucesters has died of wounds received in Mesopotamia on February 4th.
BOARD Ernest Victor
Private T4/210659, Royal Army Service Corps. Died April to June Quarter 1917 in Taunton Registration District, Somerset. At the time of his enlistment his father, Henry Charles Board, was resident at 31, West Street, Bridgwatre. Attested 26 September 1914, aged 18 years 1 month, a Labourer for the Somerset Trading Company, resident 5, Hassell Lane, Bridgwater, single, served with B.E.F. from 22 April 1916 to 15 January 1917, discharged 19 March 1917 under King's Regulations 1912, Para 392 (xvi) due to Tubercule of Lung. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Henry Charles and Florence Ellen Board, resident 89, Old Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Henry and Florence Board, resident 9, Halswell Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset. Probably buried in one of the Bridgwater Cemeteries. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 9 May 1917:

Bridgwater Soldier's death in a Sanatorium.
Driver Ernest Victor Board of the A.S.C. who was invalided home from the Front a few months ago suffering from a severe chill has now died as a result of the chill and pleurisy. He was in a sanatorium in Taunton.
BOARD [R] Sydney
Signalman 225623, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment formerly 6282, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18 April 1918. Enlisted Redhill, Surrey. Son of Mr and Mrs Board of Bridgwater; husband of Mary Ellen Board. Buried in Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 24. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BOND Charles Edward
Gunner 2950, Tank Corps formerly Machine Gun Corps. Died July-September Quarter 1918 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. Aged 29. Born11 October 1888 in Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Jeweller's Assistant, boarding at 8, Despenser Street, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales. Enlisted 11 March 1916 in Coventry, aged 27 years 180 days, Jeweller by trade, height 5 feet 8½ inches, weight 128 lbs, chest 33-35 inches. Son of George William Bond, resident Taunton Road, Bridgwater. With B.E.F. 7 February 1916 to 22 October 1916. Discharged 13 September 1917 at 91 York Street, London S.W.1. aged 28 years 11 months, as being no longer physcally fit for war service King's Regulation Para 392 (xvi), Tubercle of Lung, height 5 feet 10 inches, green eyes, dark brown hair, Jeweller by trade, intended place of residence Sprkhayes, Taunton Road. Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. Plot I. Section 4. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BOND Herbert Lionel

Private 32876, 16th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment formerly 5284, Hussars. Killed in action 9 October 1917. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Pontypridd, Glamorganshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Bridgwater, Somerset, at school, son of Charles and Elizabeth Bond, resident 28, Polden Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Bridgwater, a serving soldier, single, Private, 19th Hussars, billeted at Aliwal Barracks, South Tedworth, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 31 October 1917, page 5:

KILLED IN ACTION.—News has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bond, of 50, Bristol-road, that their son, Sub-Corporal Herbert Lionel Bond, of the Royal West Kent Regiment, has been killed action. Deceased was 26 years of age, and joined the Army eight years ago, being serving in South Africa when drafted home for service in France, where he had been twice previously wounded.
BONNEY William George

Lance Corporal 29380, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action during the attack on the "Quadrilateral", a heavily fortified trench system situated on the Redan Ridge near the village of Serre 1 July 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Son of Louise Bonney, of 25, Polden Street, Bridgwater and the late Charles Bonney. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 21 March 1917:

Lance-Corporal William Bonney, who has been missing since last July has now been presumed to have been killed in action.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 22 August 1917:

Lance-Cpl. Wm. Geo. Bonney of the Somerset L.I. Has been reported missing for over a year now and it is feared that he cannot have survived and is therefore presumed killed in action.
BOWYER Cecil Henry
Ordinary Seaman Bristol Z/2818, H.M.S. "Victory" (Depot ship at Portsmouth), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died from pneumonia 11 October 1918. Aged 18. Born 8 October 1900 in Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Harry and Bessie Bowyer, of 12, South Parade, Bridgwater formerly 72, Barclay St. Bridgwater. Somerset. Buried in the church portion of Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. Plot I. Row 6. Grave 3. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 23 October 1918, page 5:

The death took place in a London military hospital on Friday Cecil Bowyer, R.N.V.R., son of Sapper H. Bowyer, of the Royal Engineers. Deceased was only 18 years of age, and joined the Naval Volunteer Reserve a fortnight before his death, proceeding to the Crystal Palace, where he contracted pneumonia, from which he succumbed. Deceased's father has been serving in Salonika since the early stages of the war.
BRAKE Percy
Private 28220, 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers formerly 24619, Hussars. Killed in action 21 March 1918 during the Battle of St Quentin 21-23 March 1918. Born and resident Bridgwater, enlisted Cardiff. In the 1901 Census he was aged 10, son of William and Bessie Brake, resident Chedzoy St Mary, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Chedzoy, Somerset, a Cabinet Maker, son of William and Betsy Brake, resident Rhode, North Petherton, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 79 and 80. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BRIMSON Frederick James
Driver 1246, 2nd (Wessex) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 12 May 1915. Aged 21. Enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Thomas and Ellen Brimson, of 4, Redgate Street, Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BRITTON Edward
Sapper WR/305178, Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers formerly 3758, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service in Thanet, Kent, 26 August 1918. Aged 48. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Edward and Eliza Britton; husband of Olive (nee Martin) Britton, of 36, Bath Road, Bridgwater, married in January to March Quarter 1897 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 40, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Deal Carrier, husband of Ada Olive Britton, two sons and five daughters, resident 29, Union Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bridgwater (St Johnís) Cemetery, Somerset. Ref 2 2552. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BROAD William Knowles
Company Sergeant Major 200867, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment. (167th Infantry Brigade, 56th (1st London) TF Division). Killed in action 1 December 1917, during the German counter-attack phase in the Battle of Cambrai 30 November - 2 December. Aged 26. Resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Handel Street, London. Son of William Bennicke Broad and Rosina Jane Broad, of Elm Grove House, 61 Victoria Road, Bridgwater. He was previously wounded at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Nord, France. Panel 11. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 12 December 1917:

Local Sergt. Major has been killed in action. Co. Sergt. Major W K Broad, Royal Fusiliers fell in action on 2nd December. He was well known and highly esteemed in Bridgwater, working at Nicholls drapery on the Cornhill. He was prominent in the Boys Brigade movement. He had seen much active service and was recently specially commended for distinguished conduct in the field.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 19 December 1917, page 6:

BROAD.—Killed in action, December 2nd. Co.-Sergt.-Major William Knowles Broad, London Regiment, Royal Fusiliers, younger son Mr. and Mrs. W. B Broad, Elm Grove House, Victoria-road, Bridgwater, aged 26.
BROOKS Albert John
Private 413989, 900th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps formerly 9902, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service in France 16 March 1918. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Taunton, Somerset. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot V. Row R. Grave 4A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BROOKS Clifford [George]
Private 14733, 7th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service in the United Kingdom 11 June 1916. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 Census he was the son of William E and Emily J Brooks, living in Locking Road, Weston Supermare. In the 1911 census he was aged 32, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Labourer, son of James and Elizabeth Brooks, brother of Reginald Brooks, resident 1 Court Eastover, Bridgwater, Somerset. Brother of Reginald (below). Buried in Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Kent. Section O. Grave 411. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BROOKS Reginald
Private 14734, "A" Company, 7th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 16th September 1916. Aged 26. Son of the late James Brooks of Bridgwater. In the 1901 Census records he is the son of James and Elizabeth Brooks, born about 1882, living at 13, Eastover Bridgwater. In the 1911 census he was aged 30, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Labourer, son of James and Elizabeth Brooks, brother of Clifford Brooks, resident 1 Court Eastover, Bridgwater, Somerset. Brother of Clifford (above). No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BROUGHTON Stanley [Albert]
Private 3308, 7th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment formerly 6782, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds in Mesopotamia, 4 February 1917. Aged 21. Born Shepton Mallet, enlisted Taunton. Son of Mrs. Alice Bloodworth, of 13, Cecil Terrace, Westonzoyland Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. A Greaser in Bridgwater Locomotive and Carriage Department, Great Western Railway. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot XXIV. Row B. Grave 2.
BULLOCK Edward Rudolph
Stoker 1st Class K/13643, H.M.S. "Bittern", Royal Navy. Drowned on duty Thursday 4 April 1918. Aged 25. Born 17 September 1893 in South Australia. Enlisted 23 January 1912 for 12 years, height 5 feet 9 inches, chest 38½ inches, brown hair. blue eyes, fresh complexion. Husband of Flossie Gertrude (nee Hobbs) Bullock, of 86, Barclay Street, Bridgwater, Somerset and 1, Dry Dock, Bridgwater, married April to June Quarter 1917 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Adelaide, South Australia, a Mariner Merchant Service, boarding at 1, Williams Buildings East Quay, Bridgwater, Somerset (the same building that his future wife was resident in). No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BURGE Leonard

Private 29380, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 29 August 1918 during the Second Battles of Arras, 26 August - 3 September. Born and enlisted, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Charles and Mary A Burge, resident Prices Buildings, 6, Salmon Parade, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Bridgwater, Somerset, at school, son of Charles and Mary Burge, resident 12, Gordon Terrace, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Dury Crucifix Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row H. Grave 10. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 3 November 1915, page 5:

KILLED IN ACTION. —Official intimation has been received that Private Lionel Burge, of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, was killed in action on October 4th. Deceased, who was 22 years of age, was a son of Mrs. Burge, laundress at the Bridgwater Union Workhouse. his father, the late Mr. Richard Burge, having served for 21 years in the Army and passed through the Indian Mutiny. The late Private Burge was working in Wales when war broke out and enlisted at Cardiff. Three other sons of Mrs. Burge have been in the Army, but only one of these is now in the ranks.

Extract from Central Somerset Gazette - Friday 17 November 1916, page 7:

Gunner Clifford Burge of Woodlands, Holford near Bridgwater, has been reported as “missing” since March 27th last. He enlisted in the King's Royal Rifles in November 1914, and went to the front in March 1915. He has a wife and one child.
BURGE William Henry

Private 295197, 12th (West Somerset Yeomanry) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry) formerly 1087, West Somerset Yeomanry. Killed in action in Palestine 6 November 1917 during the capture of the Sheria position in the advance toward Jerusalem. Aged 24. Enlisted Bridgwater. Son of William and Annie Burge, of Floodgate, Goathurst, Bridgwater. Buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section L. Grave 70.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 5 December 1917:

A soldier from Goathurst – Lance-Corporal William Henry Burge of the Somerset Light Infantry was killed in action on 12th November, much sympathy is felt for his parents.
BURGESS James
Private 3/6407, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 7 July 1915. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Brother of John Burgess, of 67, Devonshire Street, Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 3. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BURKE Edward [James]

1st Class Boy J/28214, H.M.S. "Indefatigable", Royal Navy. Killed in action during the Battle of Jutland on Wednesday, 31 May 1916. Aged 17. Born 20 July 1898 in Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Burke, of 28, West Street, Bridgwater. Prior to enlistment he was a Carpenter's Assistant. Enlisted 2o July 1916 for 12 years. Height 4 feet 11½ inches, chest 31 inches, brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave, body not recovered. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 13. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Note: H.M.S "Indefatigable was sunk as a result of heavy shell striking one of the main turretís sending flash down the ammunition hoist into the magazine igniting the cordite there resulting in a massive explosion. 1,022 of her crew were lost.

BURNELL Rolland Alister
Private 165708, 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoon Guards formerly 188, North Somerset Yeomanry. Killed in action 8 August 1918 during The Battle of Amiens 8-11 August. Aged 30. Resident Bridgwater, enlisted Bath. Son of Albert and Rose Burnell, of Bridgwater; husband of Frances, M Burnell, Ashcombe House, Ashleigh Avenue, Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 2. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
BURRINGTON,MM Gilbert

Private 703727, 102nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 21 November 1916. Aged 37. Born 13 June 1888 in Bridgwater, Somerset [De Ruvigny gives date as 13 June 1879]. Son of Gilbert and Amelia Burrington; husband of Marianne E. Burrington, of "Harbur," Reigate Rd., Epsom, Surrey. Games Warden by trade. Married. Attested 16 February 1916 in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada. Height 5 feet 10 inches, chest 35-38½ inches, fair complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Embarked Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 20 June 1916, disembarked Liverpool 29 June 1916, proceeded for service 11 August 1916, landed at Havre, France 12 August 1916. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) for bravery in the field 19 January 1917 [London Gazette Issue 29912 22 January 1917]. No known grave. Commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada ccession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1313 - 40. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour 1914-1918, volume 3, page 42:

BURRINGTON, GILBERT, M.M., Private, No. 703727, 102nd Battn. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 2nd s. of the late Gilbert George Burrington, of Westfield Home, Bridgwater, Bank Manager, by his wife, Amelia Frances, dau. of Edward Bryant; and brother to Private H. Burrington [see Vol. 1., page 64]; b. Bridgwater, co. Somerset, 13 June, 1879; educ. Wing's School, Gloucester; was Deputy Game-warden under the Provincial Government of British Columbia; enlisted in Feb. 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force from July, and was killed in action on the Somme 21 Nov. following. Buried at Albert. He was awarded the Military Medal, but died before the announcement was made public. He m. at Pembroke, 27 Dec., 1913, Marianne Emily, dau. of John Henry Harries, and had a son, Gilbert John Harries, b. 18 July, 1915.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 27 December 1917:

Private Gilbert Burrington of Canadian Infantry, but formerly of Westfield House was killed instantaneously by a shell in the trenches in France on November 21st. He has been awarded the Military Medal for bravery and gallant conduct. He was well known and highly esteemed in the Bridgwater district and was a keen cricketer having played for the county.
BURRINGTON Harley
Private 13615, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Suffered shrapnel wounded to the neck and spine, died of wounds 23 July 1915. Aged 31. Born Bridgwater, Somerset 1 December 1883. Son of Gilbert George and Amelia Frances Burrington, of "Elstow," Golf Links Rd., Burnham-on-Sea, England. Farmer/Rancher by trade. Enlisted 22 September 1914 in Valcartier, Quebec, Canada, aged 30 years 8 months, height 5 feet 8 inches, weight 140lbs, chest 35-38 inches, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 65. National Archives of Canada ccession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1313 - 41. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, volume 1, page 64:

BURRINGTON, HARLEY, Private, No. 13015, Grenade Coy., 2nd Infantry Brigade, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 4th s. of the late Gilbert George Burrington, of Bridgwater, co. Somerset, Bank Manager, by his wife, Amelia Frances (Burnham, co. Somerset), dau. of Edward Bryant; b. Bridgwater, 1 Dec. 1883; educ. Haileybury College; went to Canada in 1902; enlisted on the outbreak of war; came over with the first contingent in Oct. 1914; went to France in Feb.; was wounded when coming out of the trenches at Festubert, and died in the General Hospital at Boulogne, 23 July, 1915; unm. He was buried in the Eastern Cemetery there.
BUSHELL George

Private DM2/155164, Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps attached to 121st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 9 November 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Bradford, resident Bridgwater. Son of William Bushell; husband of Annie Last (formerly Bushell), of 7, Middleton St., St. Thomas, Swansea. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXII. Row AA. Grave 13. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 21 November 1917:

Private George Bushell of the Army Service Corps has died as a result of wounds received on 9th November. He was previously an employee of the Bijou Theatre, and was of a quiet disposition.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 5 December 1917:

Mrs Bushell of Stogursey has received further news of the death of her husband Private George Bushell. A.S.C. A letter from Second-Lieut. H. F. Bateman said that he was badly wounded by a German aeroplane and though taken to hospital he died the next day. He had been a very good soldier, and was respected and loved by all.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 28 November 1917, page 5:

News has been received that Private Geo. Bushell, of the Army Service Corps, whose mother resides at Stogursey, died of wounds on the 9th November. Deceased was formerly employed at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgwater, and was well-known in the town.
BYRD William Thomas

Private 28580, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment formerly 6808, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 10 October 1917. Aged 25. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Taunton, Somerset. Husband of Lily May (nee Timewell) Byrd, of 60, St. John Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, married July to September 1914 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. . In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of William T and Flornce C Byrd, resident 79, St John Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born St. John's, Bridgwater, Somerset, a herbal Salesman, son of William Thomas and Florence Clara Byrd, resident 79, St John Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 79 to 80.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 21 November 1917:

Private W. T Byrd of Surrey Regiment has been reported as missing since being in action on 4th October.

Extract rom Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 28 November 1917, page 5:

Mrs. W. T. Byrd, of 106, Wellington-road, has received official information that her husband, Private W. T. Byrd, and son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Byrd, 79, St. John-street, is missing. Private Byrd belonged to the Surrey Regiment, and was 25 years of age.

Extract from Central Somerset Gazette - Friday 11 August 1916, page 7, and Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 16 August 1916, page 6 (see entries following):

Brothers Killed, Captured and Missing.—Mrs. Caple, of Mount Street, Bridgwater, has received official notification that her son, Corpl. Henry Caple, of the Welsh Fusiliers, has been killed in action. She has received a postcard from another son—Pte. Robert F. Caple, of the Somerset Light Infantry informing her that he is a prisoner of war in Germany. He was in the recent advance. A third son—Pte. W. J. Caple, of the Grenadier Guards—has been missing for ten months.

CAPLE Frederick George
Lance Corporal 7894, 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays). Killed in action 30 March 1918. Born Trinity, Bridgwater, Somerset, resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Baptised 24 August 1894 in Holy Trinity, Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Francis and Mary Ann Caple, resident Halswell Lane, Bridgwater formerly 34, Mount Street, Bridgwater. Attested 17 February 19134 in Taunton, aged 18 years 7 months, a Brickyard Labourer for Somerset Trading Co., single. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Francis and Mary A Caple, resident Halswell Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
CAPLE Harry aka Henry

Lance Corporal 16100, 9th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 25 September 1915 during the Battle of Loos 25 September - 8 October 1915. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Aberdare. Baptised 10 May 1888 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity, son of Francis and Mary Ann Caple, resident Halswell Lane, Bridgwater. Brother of William James Caple (below). In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a scholar, son of Francis and Mary A Caple, resident Halswell Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Francis and Mary A Caple, resident Halswell Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 50 to 55. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

CAPLE William James
Private 18710, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 7 October 1915 during the Battle of Loos 25 September - 8 October 1915. Aged 29. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Aberdare. Baptised 16 June 1887 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity, son of Francis and Mary Ann Caple, resident Halswell Lane, Bridgwater. Son of Francis and Mary Ann Caple, of 34, Mount Street, Bridgwater; brother of Herry Caple (above). In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a scholar, son of Francis and Mary A Caple, resident Halswell Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Labourer in Timberyard, son of Francis and Mary A Caple, resident Halswell Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 5 to 7. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
CARVER Sidney Walter
Private 14713, 7th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service 13 July 1918. Born 23 April 1879, and enlisted, Bridgwater. Baptised 4 February 1881 in Bridgwater, St Mary, son of John and Mary Ann Carver, resident Bremble's, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1881 census he was aged 2, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Mary A Carver (a widow), resident 4, Brimbles Buildings, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 11, born Somerset, an Errand Boy, son of Mary A Carver (a widow), resident Green Dargon Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 22, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Mariner Merchant Service, son of Mary Ann Carver (a widow), resident Horse Pond, 43, Frearn Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Tournai Communal Allied Extension, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot III. Row H. Grave 15. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
CASH Henry Watts

Private 14865, 12th (Service) (Bristol) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Born Woodwill, Derbyshire, enlisted Bristol. In the 1911 census he was aged 34, born Woodville, Leicestershire, a Builder's Merchants Manager, married to Lily E Cash with one son and two duaghters, resident Upland, Wembdon Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

CASH Henry Watts of Wembdon Somersetshire private in the Gloucestershire regiment died 3 September 1916 killed in action in France Probate Taunton 22 January to Lily Ethel Cash widow. Effects £651 10s. 6d.
CATTLE Ernest Wyndham

Able Seaman J/24374, H.M.S. "Acasta", Royal Navy. Drowned when H.M.S. Acasta was in collision on Saturday 22 December 1917. Aged 20. Born 3 February 1897 in Taunton, Somerset. Son of Edward and Sarah Cattle, of 6, All Saints Terrace, Bridgwater formerly 16, Wyldsborough Terrace, Bridgwater. In the 1901 Census Frederick (see below) and Ernest are brothers, Ernest was aged 5, born Staplegrove, Somerset, son of Edward and Sarah Cattle, resident Taunton St James. In the 1911 census he was lsited as Wyndham, aged 15, born Staplegrove, Somerset, working with horses, son of Edward and Sarah Cattle, resident 16 Wyldsboro Terrace, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Bridgwater Without, Somerset. Farm Labourer by trade. Enlisted 3 February 1915 for 12 years, height 5 feet 4½ inches, chest 35½ inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, frsh complexion. Buried at sea. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 21. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

CATTLE Frederick Thomas John

Rifleman A/202949, 17th (Service) Battalion (British Empire League), Kingís Royal Rifle Corps formerly T/492, Army Service Corps. Killed in action 18 November 1917. Born circa 1898. Enlisted Bridgwater. In the 1901 Census Frederick and Ernest (see above) are brothers, Frederick was aged 3, born Staplegrove, Somerset, son of Edward and Sarah Cattle, resident Taunton St James. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Staplegrove, Somerset, at school, son of Edward and Sarah Cattle, resident 16 Wyldsboro Terrace, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Bridgwater Without, Somerset. Employed as a Slipper Boy in the Goods Departmet at Bridgwater for Great Western Railway. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panels 115-119 and 162 and 163A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 5 December 1917:

Rifleman F. T. J. Cattle of Kings Royal Rifles was killed in action by the concussion of a shell on 18th November. A letter to his parents said that he had suffered no pain and death was very quick. He was 19 years of age. Before enlisting he had been a porter for G.W.R.
CHARD Charles Norman

Private 260056, 7th (Service) Battalion, Alexandra Princess of Walesís Yorkshire Regiment. Died on service in France 4 August 1917. Aged 26. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Tottenham, London. Son of Charles and Marrianne Chard, of "Parkside" 13, Durleigh Road, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Charles and Marianne Chard, resident Westfield Villas, 7, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Bridgwater, Somerset, an Articled Clerk to an Architect, son of Charles and Marianne Chard, resident 13, Westfield, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Sunken Road Cemetery, Fampoux, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 13. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 29 August 1917:

Private Charles Norman Chard of the Yorkshire Regiment has been officially reported to have been killed at the Front on 4th August. He was the son of a highly esteemed borough treasurer.
Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 5 September 1917, page 5:

Mr. Charles Chard (borough treasurer) has sustained a sad bereavement by the death of his younger son, Private Charles Norman Chard, of the Yorkshire Regiment, who was accidentally killed at the Front on August 14th. Deceased was 26 years of age, and married, his wife being engagedin the teaching profession in London, where he was a surveyor before joining up in July of last year.

CHEDZEY Clifford Edward

Lance Corporal, 34886 6th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 9 April 1917 during the 1st Battle of The Scarpe, Arras, 9-14 April 1917. Born and resident Bridgwater. In the 1881 census he was aged 1, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Edward and Mary M Chedzey, resident 12, Church Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Bridgwater, Somerset, an Ironmonger Assistant, son of Mary Matilda Chedzey (a widow), resident 31 Church Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in London Cemetery, Neuville Vitasse, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 15. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 9 May 1917:

Bridgwater Shop Assistant killed in action.
Private Clifford Chedzey of Church Street was killed in action during a great offensive on Easter Monday He was in the Somerset Light Infantry.
CHERITON Ernest

† Rifleman A/204647, 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps formerly S4/084934, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 24 March 1918. Born Jersey City, New York, resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Bristol. Son of Mr. F. Cheriton, of 43, North Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, a son, resident 33, Queens Street, Town, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Jersey City, United States, a Handyman, son of Rose Cheriton, resident 31 Queen Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 61 to 64. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Central Somerset Gazette - Friday 28 March 1919, page 3:

BRIDGWATER.

Officially Presumed Killed.—Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Cheriton, 14, Camden Road, Bridgwater, have recevied (sic) an official notification that their youngest son—Rifleman Ernest Cheriton, King's Royal Rifles—who was previously reported missing, is now presumed to have been killed in action in France on March 24th, 1918. The deceased soldier, who was 23 years of age, came to Bridgwater as a boy, and was educated at the Eastover schools. He was subsequently employed by Messrs. Bouchier Bros., St. Mary Street, and on leaving Bridgwater followed the trade of a baker at Glastonbury and afterwards at Wick, near Bristol. He enlisted in April of 1915, and proceeded to France only a month later, following his trade in the Army for nearly 2½ years before being transferred to the infantry.

CHICK Henry
Private 268947, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 18 October 1918. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somersetshire. Buried in Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 12. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
CHICK Robert George

Sapper 140597 [incorrectly listed as 140507 on SDGW], 126th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 12 July 1916. Aged 21. Born and enlistd Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Thomas Chick, of 106, Chilton Street, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Thomas and Flornce L A Chirch, resident Catholic Gardens, 2, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Grocer's Errand Boy, 106, Chilton Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. son of Thomas and Flornce L A Chirch, resident 106 Chilton Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8A and 8D. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 20 September 1916, page 5:

DIED OF WOUNDS. —Mr. and Mrs. T. Chick, of 106, Chilton-street, have heard officially that their son, Sapper Robert George Chick, of' the Royal Engineers, has died of wounds at a base hospital. Deceased, who was only 21 years of age, enlisted in November, 1915, and proceeded to the Front a few months afterwards. Three other brothers are serving.
CHICK Walter John

Private 30846, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917 during the attack on Westhoek Ridge during the Third Battles of Ypres 31 July-10 November, 1917. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Son of William and Alice Chick, of Queen Street, Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 22 August 1917 (listed as William in newspaper):

Private Wm. John Chick of the Devons was killed in action on 31st July. He was 23 years of age and had been in France previously with the Somersets.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 29 August 1917, page 5 (listed as William in newspaper):

BRIDGWATER.
HEAVY LIST OF LOCAL CASUALTIES.

Private William John Chick, the Devons, son of Mr. William Chick, caretaker at the offices of Messrs. Trevor & Son, solicitors, and gardener to Colonel E. Trevor, of Wembdon, has also been killed in action. Private Chick enlisted in the Somersets soon after the outbreak of the war and had been at the Front for a long period, having been wounded in September last.

CHICK William
Private 6378, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 16 May 1915. Born Bridgwater, enlisted Newport, Monmouthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 13 and 14.
CHIDGEY Walter Thomas
Private 16682, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action in Flanders 13 June 1915. Born Stogursey, Somerset, resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Buried in Talana Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 4.
CHINN Sidney James
Lance Corporal 652820, 1st/21st 21st (County of London) Battalion (1st Surrey Rifles) (Territorial), London Regiment formerly 21570, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 10 June 1918. Aged 31. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Taunton. Son of Stephen and Blanche Chinn, of 36, Bristol Road, Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel. 54. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 20 June 1917:

Local soldier falls in action.
Lance-Cpl Sidney Chinn of the London regiment was killed with several others by the explosion of a shell which struck the lorry on which they were travelling.
CHIPP Ernest J W
† [Spelt CHIP on memorial - Late addition to memorial] In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Leytonstone, Essex, son of George J W and Lydia S A Chipp, resident Washington Gardens, 11, Bridgwater, Somerset. *** No further information currently ***
CHUBB Oliver Job
[Enlisted as George John CLARK] Private 180602, 29th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia) Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Died in Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham, Kent, United Kingdom, of Lymphaic Leukemia 17 December 1918. Aged 33. Born 3 November 1888 in Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Job and Louisa Chubb, of 3, Barclay Place, Bridgwater, Somerset; husband of Rosina K Chubb, of 13, Barclay Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Next of kin Mrs Ellen Ferrettt, of The Coach and Horses Charlton Street, Bridgwater. Labourer. Enlisted in Victoria, British Columbia 17 November 1915, aged 27 years, height 5 feet 3½ inches, weight 144lbs, chest 34-37 inches, dark complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in Bridgwater (St Johnís) Cemetery, Somerset. Grave reference 1. 2867. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150 Accession 1992-93/166 Box 1707 - 21. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
COCKERELL Charles James

Private 29458, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwallís Light Infantry formerly 2309, 2nd/1st North Somerset Yeomanry. Killed in action 6 November 1917 during the Second Battle of Passchendaele, 26 October - 10 November. Aged 24. Born Trowbridge, Wiltshire, enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Mr G. Cockerell, of 7, West Quay, Bridgwater. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Trowbridge, Wiltshire, a Cabinet maker, son of George Charles and Sarah Ann Cockerell, resident 7, West Quay, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panels 80-82 and 163A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 28 November 1917:

Private Charles James Cockerell of the D.C.L.I. was killed in action on November 6th. Much sympathy is felt for his parents who have now received official confirmation of his death. They had previously been informed by a Wesleyan minister.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 5 December 1917, page 6:

COCKERELL.—Killed in action. November 6th, Private Chas. Jas. Cockerell, Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cockerell., West Quay, Bridgwater, aged 24.
COLES Albert Edward
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry) attached to 11th Trench Mortar Battery formerly 13th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 October 1917 during the Battle of Broodseinde 5th in the series battles of 3rd Ypres. Aged 20. Baptised 30 April 1897 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, son of Albert Edward and Ida Belle Coles, resident 5, Church Street, Bridgwater. Son of Albert Edward and Ida Belle Coles, of "The Gables," Hamp, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Albert E and Ida B Coles, resident 7, Taunton Road, Halswell Avenue, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Bridgwater, Somerset, at school, son of Albert Edward and Ida B Coles, resident 57, Hamp Rise, Bridgwater, Somerset. Educated at Dr. Morgan's, Bridgwater, and Oxford University. Embarked France 13 January 1917, joined 1st Battalion from 3rd Battalion 24 January 1917, given Temporary commissioin as Second Lieutenant 22 November 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 10 October 1917:

It has been reported that Second-lieut. A. E. Coles is missing, much sympathy is felt for his parents in their time of anxiety.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 17 October 1917, page 5:
BRIDGWATER
KILLED IN ACTION.—Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Coles, of The Gables, Hamp Green Rise, Bridgwater, has received a telegram from the Secretary of the War Office stating that their eldest son, Second- Lieut. Albert Edward Coles (Somerset L.I . attached to a Trench Mortar Battery), is reported to be missing since Oceober 4th. Lieut. Coles, who is only 20 years of age, was studying for the Church at Oxford University before enlisting in March of 1916. He obtained his commission in the following November, and proceeded to the Front in December: He Wws home on leave only a few weeks ago.

WAR VICTIMS.—Mr and Mrs. A. E. Coles, of the Gables, Hamp Green Rise, Bridgwater, on Monday received a wire from the War Office that their eldest son, Second-Lieut. Albert Coles, of the Somerset Light Infantry attached to the Trench Mortar Battery, is reported to have been missing since October 4th. He is only 20 years of age. and was educated at Dr. Morgan's School before going to Oxford University to study for the Church.
COLES E
possibly Arthur Edward COLES, Rifleman R/13416, 8th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 16 January 1916. Aged 20. Born Bridgwater, resident Hampstead, Middlesex, enlisted St. Pancras, Middlesex. Son of Fred and Annie Coles, of Enmore, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Maroeuil British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 8.
COLLARD Edmund [James]

Third Engineer, S.S. Ashanti, Merchant Navy. Died from burns 20 October 1915 in Hospital, Lome, entered hospital 18 October 1915. Aged 36. Born 1878 in Bridgwater. Baptised 20 October 1878 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, son of George and Sabina Collard, resident Somerset briadge, Bridgwater, Somerset. Resident Taunton Road, Bridgwater. In the 1891 census he was aged 12, born North Petherton, Somerset, a scholar, son of George and Sabina Collard, resident 1, Old Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried at sea.

CONDUIT William Henry
Driver 796787, 62nd Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died 2 March 1919. Aged 29. Son of Henry and Elisabeth Conduit, of Bridgwater; husband of Florence B. A. Chidgey (nee Innalls, formerly Conduit), of 11, Gordon Terrace, Bridgwater., married January to March Quarter 1914 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Moorland, Somerset, son of Henry and Elizabeth A Conduit, grandson of Jane and Oliver Pitman, resident Linden Cottage, Dunwear, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 22. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
COOMBES Douglas William

Driver T/4/210560, 8th Reserve Park, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action by enemy shell fire 11 August 1917. Aged 19. Born, resident and enlisted Bridgwater September 1914. Son of Mr. Wallace James Coombes, of Rock House, Wembdon, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 3. born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Wallace J and Lucy Coombes, resident 2, Gordon Terrace, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Somerset, Assisting Parent with Dairywork, son of Wallace James and Lucy Coombes, resident Salmon Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset. Originally with 11th Auxiliary heavy Transport Company, embarked Southampton 1 August 1916, disembarked Rouen 2 August 1916, transferred to 8th Reserve Park 5 August 1917. Enlisted aged 17 years 9 months, height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 31½-34½ inches. Buried in Ypres Reservoir cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 46. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 22 August 1917:

Driver Douglas Wm Coombes of the Army Service Corps was killed by a shell on 11th August. He was only 19 years of age.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 29 August 1917, page 5:

BRIDGWATER.
HEAVY LIST OF LOCAL CASUALTIES.

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Coombes. of Salmon Dairy, Colley-lane, has received the sad intelligence of the death their eldest son, Driver Douglas William Coombes, of the Army Service Corps, who was killed by a shell on the 11th inst. Deceased was only 19 years of age and had been at the Front just over year.

COX Thomas aka Tom
† Private TR/8/21434, 53rd (Y.S.) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of pneumonia in United Kingdom 31 October 1918. Aged 18. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Bristol. Son of Ellen Cox, of 10, Christmas Steps, Bristol, and the late William Humphrey Cox, of Bridgwater. Buried in the church portion of Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. Plot III. Row 3. Grave 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
CREEDY Henry James Thomas
Private 9301, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 31 December 1916. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Taunton, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Bridgwater, Somerset, nephew of Thomas and Elizabeth Luff, resident 2, Queens Street, Town, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Grocer's Porter, nephew of Thomas and Elizabeth Luff, resident 3, Chandos Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panels 22 and 63. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
CROSS Henry James

Driver T4/071613, 248 Horse Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 29 April 1915 in Egypt. Aged 20. Boirn and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Leamington. Son of Isaac and Emma Cross, of 24, St John Street, Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Addenda Panel. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Central Somerset Gazette - Friday 11 June 1915, page 6, and Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 16 June 1915, page 5:

SOMERSET MEN KILLED IN ACTION.

Mr. Isaac Cross, licensee, of the Bunch of Grapes. St. John-street, Bridgwater, has received official news that his son, Private Henry James Cross, was killed in action in the fighting on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The captain of the company in which the deceased was serving informed the parents by letter that their son' was shot through the neck. He also bore testimony to the deceased's ability as a soldier. The late Private Cross, who was 20 years of age, joined the Army Service Corps on Nov. 18th last year.

CROSSMAN Arthur Edward
Company Sergeant Major 14864, 12th (Service) (Bristol) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25 August 1918, during the Second Battles of the Somme. Aged 31. Born Burnham, Somerset, enlisted Bristol. Son of W J and I Crossman, of Bridgwater; husband of E. Nash, (formerly Crossman), of "Woodbine Villa", Wood Street, Ash Vale, Aldershot, Hampshire. Buried in Queenís Cemetery, Bucquoy, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 14. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
CROSSMAN Sidney Francis

Corporal H/8448, 14th (Kingís) Hussars. Died from influenza at a British Military Hospital at Muttra, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, India, 18 November 1918. Aged 24. On 5 April 1895, he was baptised at Wembdon, Somerset. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Crossman, of 12, Church Path, Newton, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of William J and Isabel L Crossman, resident 6, Newtown Newtown Terrace, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Bridgwater, Somerset, an Outfitter Assistant, son of William James Crossman (a widower), resident 12, Newtown, Bridgwater, Somerset. On 8 November 1915, he embarked on the Hired Transport Ship Chakdara at Karachi, Sindh, India and disembarked at Basrah (Basra), Mesopotamia on 14 November 1915 with “D” Squadron. On 13 January 1916, he was wounded at The Wadi (Nahr Changulah River), Mesopotamia. On 14 June 1916, he was officially reported as wounded. Buried in Muttra Cemetery, India, Plot A. Grave 77. and commemorated on the Madras 1914-1918 Memorial, Chennai, India. Face 2. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extra detail courtesy of Bruce Calderbank

CULVERWELL Cecil
Lance Corporal Ply/1984, 2nd Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Missing assumed killed in action 28 April 1917 during the Battle of Arleux (Arras), April 28-29 1917. Born 13 August 1894 in Wembdon, Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Sarah Culverwell, of 107, Clifton Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Prior to enlistment he was a Brickyard Labourer, religious denomination Church of England, enlisted 9 January 1913 in Exeter, aged 18 years 4 months, resident 107, Cheriton Road, Bridgwater,height 5 feet 4 inches, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Edward and Sarah A Culverwell, resident 107, Chilton Street, Loxley Terrace, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Wembdon, Somerset, a Jobbing Gardener, son of Edward and Sarah Ann Culverwell, resident 107, Chilton Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1
CULVERWELL Thomas James
Sergeant 175641, 257th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Died onservice 22 January 1918. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Henry Culverwell; husband of Ellen Elizabeth (nee Criddle) Culverwell, of 40, Wellington Road, Bridgwater, married 2 August 1915 in Bridgwater, one daughter, Florence Ethel Culverwell. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Grocer's Shop Assistant, son of Henry and Mary J Culverwell, resident 48, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Mason's Labourer, son of Henry and Mary Culverwell, resident 46, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Gassed 27 October 1916. Coal Miner at enlistment. Buried in Mendinghem British Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 1X. Row C. Grave 32. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 13 February 1918, page 5:

Mrs. E. Culverwell, 40, Wellington road, Bridgwater, has been officially informed that her husband, Sapper Thos. Culverwell, of the Royal Engineers, died in the 46th casualty station, France, on January 22nd. from pneumonia. Deceased was 30 years of age, and was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Culverwell, of Victoria-road, Bridgwater.
CUMMINGS Henry

Sergeant T4/056722, 29th Divisional Train, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in the United Kingdom 6 April 1915. Born Wimborne, resident and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Husband of Sarah (nee Palmer, formerly Cummings) Pollard, of 7, Potter Street, Newport, Monmouthshire, married July to Septmber Quarter 1912 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 23, born Wembdon, Somerset, a Farm Labourer, son of John and Charlotte Cummings, resident Wembdon Hill, Wembdon, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 34, born Wembdon, Bridgwater, Somerset, a Farm Labourer, son of John and Charlotte Cummings, resident Church Road, Wembdon, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in church portion of Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. Plot I. Row 6. Grave 35. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Langport & Somerton Herald - Saturday 17 April 1915, page 8:

BRIDGWATER A.S.C. SERGEANT'S DEATH.

It was with much that many in Bridgwater heard of the death in Rugby Hospital last week of Sergeant Henry Cummings, of the Army Service Corps, the home of the deceased non-commissioned officer being in Bond Street, Bridgwater. Before the outbreak of war the late Sergeant Cummings was foreman at Messrs. Peace, Ltd., shipping and general merchants of West Quay, and was highly esteemed by his employers and his fellow workmen. U. He was also a very valued member of the A.S.C. Comapny, and the news of his death has been received with keen regret by all ranks. He leaves a widow and one child, for whom much sympathy has been extended. The body was conveyed to Bridgwater, and the funeral took place on Saturday afternoon at the Wembdon-road cemetery, and was conducted by the Rev. H. B. Davis. curate of St. Mary's. The bearers were Sergeant-Majors C. Davis and L. Hayward and Sergeants Howell and Pitman, all of the A.S.C., whilst a number of A.S.C. men followed the mourning coaches. The coffin was wrapped in a Union Jack, the deceased being accorded military honours. There were a large umber of people present at the cemetery, those present including Mr. H. P. Joy, representing Messrs. Peace Ltd., and a number of the employees of the same firm. There were many beautiful floral tributes, including from the sergeants and men of the A.S.C. company and from the directors of Messrs. Peace, Ltd.

DART William John

[Listed as John William DART on CWGC] Private 302302, "C" Company, 13th (Service) Battalion, Durham Light Infantry formerly 2nd/8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, transferred 1 July 1917. Died of wounds 27 December 1917. Aged 37. Born Oxton, Somerset, enlisted 12 December 1915 at Taunton. Son of John and Bessie Dart; husband of Gunhilda(nee Gillard) Dart, of Creech Street, Michael, near Taunton, married July to September Quarter 1907 in Taunton Registration District, Somerset; father of William Edward Dart. Medical exmination 11 December 1915 at Taunton, aged 34, a Labourer in an Engineering Department, height 5 feet 3½ inches, weight 104lbs, chest 31-33 inches. Religious denomination Church of England. Buried in Giavera British Cemetery, Italy. Plot 6. Row A. Grave G6. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 30 January 1918, page 5:

Mr. and Mrs. John Dart, of 13, Diamond Jubilee-terrace, Bath-road, have received the news that their eldest son, Private William John Dart, of the Durham Light Infantry, has been killed in Italy. He was 37 years of age, and leaves a widow and one child, who reside at Creech St. Michael.
DAVEY Henry [George]
Private 19993, 7th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action near the villages of Motauban/Guillemont on 25 August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. Born Stogursey, Somerset, resident Haise, Somerset, enlisted Taunton. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
DAY Clifford
Sergeant 12231, 5th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died of wounds in the Balkans 18 August 1915. Aged 25. Born Wembdon, Somerset, enlisted Penrith, Cumberland. Son of Walter Henry and Jane Day, of Wembdon, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Wembdon, Somerset, sonof Walter H and Jane Day, resident Wembdon Road, Wembdon, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Wembdon, Somerset, a school boy, son of Walter Henry and Jane Day, resident Wembdon Common, Wembdon, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Domesic Gardener, unmarried, resident The Bothy, Corntown, Ewenny, Glamorganshire, Wales. Buried in East Mudros Military Cemetery, Greece. Plot II. Row G. Grave 107.
DENNER Herbert [J]
† Private G/52000, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) formerly T/5000, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 6 April 1918. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Caix British Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot I. Row AA. Grave 4. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
DENNETT Reginald Francis Arthur

Sergeant 9276, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 19 November 1914. Born and enlisted Taunton, resident Bridgwater. Baptised 25 November 1894 in Taunton, Holy Trinity, Somerset. Son of Frederick William and Emma Grace Dennett, resident 13, Tanered Street, Taunton. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Special Memorial. Row B. Grave 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Central Somerset Gazette - Friday 25 December 1914, page 2:

BRIDGWATER SERGEANT
K ILLED IN ACTION,
COMMANDING OFFICER'S TRIBUTE.

Official intelligence has been received by his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick William Dennett, of Union-street, Bridgwater, that their son, Sergt. Reginald Francis Arthur Dennett, of the 1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry, was killed in action at Ypres on November 19th last. The late sergeant, who was only 20 years of age, had been in the Army for three years, and by his ability and worth had quickly obtained promotion. He was formerly a lance-corporal, and when the war broke out was speedily made a full corporal, being promoted to the rank of sergeant only a short time ago. He was a smart young fellow, and very popular with his comrades. He has two brothers in the Army, one of whom is now serving with the Somersets at the front. It appears from a letter received from the latter that Sergt. Dennett was returning to his trench after breakfast when he was killed by a rifle bullet. Mrs. Dennett has received the following tribute from the commanding officer:—

“Dear Mrs. Bennett,—I have just received your letter of the 1st December, and much regret to say that your son was killed on November 19th. He had been promoted to the rank of sergeant, and was doing very well, and his loss is much regretted by us all. The only consolation I can offer you is that he died like a brave and gallant Englishman—a credit to his country and his family, and also to his regiment.

“With every sympathy, believe me, yours truly,

"C. B. Prowse. Lieut.-Col.
“Commanding Somerset L. I.”
DENNETT [William John] Charles
Lance Corporal 3/6770, 7th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action on Friday, 30 November 1917 during the German counter-attack phase of the Battle of Cambrai, 20 November - 5 December 1917. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Buried in Metz-en-Couture Communal Cemetery British Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 17. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
DENNING Arthur
[Spelt DENING on memorial] Lance Corporal 728, 1st/1st West Somerset Yeomanry. Died on service during the Palestine campaign 7 July 1916. Born Taunton, resident Bridgwater, enlisted North Petherton. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Trull, Somerset, Farmer's Son wokring on farm, son of Charles and Emma Denning, resident Brook Farm, North Newton, St Michael Church, North Petherton, Somerset. Buried in Cairo War Cemetery, Egypt. Section H. Grave 53. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
DEWDNEY Samuel Ernest
Private G/96307, Duke of Cambridgeís Own (Middlesex Regiment) posted to 7th Battalion, London Regiment formerly 2456, West Somerset Yeomanry. Wounded and missing in action 9 August 1918 [8 August 1918 on CWGC]. Aged 34. Born Exmouth, Devon, resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Taunton, Somerset. Son of Albert and Hannah Dewdney, of 115, Victoria Road, Bridgwater; husband of Gladys May Dewdney, of 43, Victoria Road Bridgwater. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Little Exmouth, Devon, a Shop Assistant, working at 15, Fore Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Medical examination 11 Septembe 1916 in Taunton, aged 34 years 8 months, a Draper by trade, height 5 feet 6 inches, weight 137lbs, chest33½-36 inches. With B.E.F. France 11 July 1918 until fis death. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 8-9. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
DICKER Philip

Lance Corporal 31683, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry formerly 17284, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8 November 1917. Aged 28. Born Bridport, Dorset, enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of William George and Laura Charlotte Dicker, of London House, Beaminster, Dorset. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXII. Row G. Grave 18.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour 1914-1918, volume 3, page 78:

DICKER, PHILIP, L.-Corpl., No. 31683, 1st Battn. (32nd Foot) The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, s. of William George Dicker, of London House, Beaminster, co. Dorset, by his wife, Laura Charlotte, dau. of William Salisbury Cox; b. Bridport, co. Dorset, 3 May, 1889; educ. Beaminster Grammar School; was a Draper's Assistant; enlisted 4 April, 1916 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 19 July following, and died at No. 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station 8 Nov. 1917, from wounds received in action north of the Menin-Ypres Road. Buried in the Lyssenthoek Military Cemetery; unm.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 21 November 1917:

Private Philip Dicker of the Cornwall Regiment has been killed in action in France recently. He was 29 years of age.

Extract from Langport & Somerton Herald - Saturday 24 November 1917, page 3:

Pte. Philip Dicker, Cornwall Regimen,. who was formerly employed at Messrs. Hooper, draper and outfitters, High-street, was killed in action in France recently. He was 20 years of age, single and his parents resident at Beaminster, Dorset.
DINGLEY Harry aka Henry

Private 13969, 9th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 September 1916 during the Battle of Guillemont 3-7 September. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Taunton. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, born Bridgwater, son of William and Mary J Dingley, resident Honey Suckle Alley, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Brickayrd Labourer, brother-in-law of George Solomon, resident 132, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 censsu he was aged 26, born Bridgwater, a Labourer, married to Sarah Dingley, one daughter, resident 25, Union Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1C. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 21 March 1917:

Bridgwater soldier wounded and missing
Private H Dingley of the Devonshire Regiment was reported as wounded and missing in September 1916, and no further news has been received despite numerous requests.
DOBLE George William

Sapper 256209, 26th Railway Workshop Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21 October 1917. Born, resident Notting Hill, Middlesex, enlisted Kensington, Middlesex. Baptised 27 May 1898 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, son of George and Winifred Doble (not different name from census), resident Bath Road, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of George E and Louisa G W M Doble, resident 29, Bath Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 10, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of George Doble, resident 12 Barclay Place, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Reninghelst Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 26. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 7 November 1917:

Sapper G. W. Doble of the Royal Engineers was killed in action on 21st October. He was killed instantaneously by a bomb during a bombing raid. He was buried in a British military cemetery. Much compassion was felt for his parents.
Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 14 November 1917, page 5:
Mr. and Mrs. George Doble, of Bath road, have received the sad news that their son, Sapper G. W. Doble, of the Royal Engineers was killed in action on October 21st. Deceased was only 19 years of age, and had been employed as an engineer in London when he joined the Rifle Brigade a year ago, being subsequently transferred to the Royal Engineers.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 14 November 1917, page 6:

DOBLE.—Killed in action on October 21st, Sapper G. W. Doble, Royal Engineers, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Doble, of Bath-road, Bridgwater, aged 19.
DOWDESWELL Frederick James Bannerman
Rifleman 345033 6th (County of London) Battalion (Rifles), London Regiment attached to 2nd Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps formerly 594740, 18th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 29 September 1918. Aged 32. Born Portland, Dorset, resident and enlisted Holloway. Son of Edith Dowdeswell, of 54, Victoria Road, Bridgwater and the late F.T. Dowdeswell. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Portland, Dorset, son of Frederick Thomas and Edith L Dowdeswell, resident 62, Fortunes Well, Portland, Weymouth, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 23 October 1918, page 5:

Mr. and Mrs. Dowdeswell, of Alexandra-villas, Bridgwater, has received the news that their eldest son, Fredk. James Bannerman Dowdeswell, Kings Royal Rifles, was killed in action on September 24th.
DUDDRIDGE Charles
Sapper 1159, 1st/2nd (Wessex) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died on service at Gallipoli of Cardiac Failure due to an appendicitis operation at 16:30 13 July 1916. Born circa 1884. Resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted 3 November 1914 Bath. Son of Charles Duddridge (widower when Charles (jnr.) enlisted), of 7, Browns Buildings, Bridgwater, Somerset; husband of Elizabeth Duddridge, of 5, Browns Building, Bridgwater alter 4, Hamp Crescent, Taunton Road, Bridgwater. At attestation he was aged 30 years 11 months, his address was given as 4, Hamp Crescent, Taunton Road, Bridgwater, a Bricklayer, next of kin his wife Mrs Elizabeth Duddridge, of 5, Browns Building, Bridgwater, Somerset, height 5 feet 7¼ inches, chest 36½-39 inches. Served with B.E.F. in France 21 December 1914 to 9 April 1915, saw overseas service with the M.E.F. 2 March 1916 until his death. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Domestic Under Gardener, son of Charles and Jane Duddridge, resident Court, 1, Albert Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Labourer, married to Elizabeth Duddridge, resident 135 Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece. Grave 1378. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
DUDDRIDGE, DCM, Croix de Geurre (Belgium) Henry

Acting Colour Sergeant 201379, 7th Battalion, Tank Corps formerly 32168, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 30 September 1918. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of William and Ellen Duddridge of Bridgwater; husband of Florence Kate (nee Ford) Duddridge, of Taunton Road, Bridgwater, married July to September Quarter 1912 in Bridgwater, Somerset. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) [London Gazette Supplement, page 8174, 12 July 1918] and Croix de Geurre (Belgium). In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of William and Ellen Duddridge, resident Bath Road, Jubilee Terrace, Bridgwater Without, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Manager of Baker Down Merchant, son of William and Ellen Duddridge, resident 8, Lydenham Terrace, Bath Road, Bridgwater, Bridgwater Without, Somerset. Buried in Canada Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Cambrai, Nord, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 6. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1919:

DUDDRIDCE Henry of Bridgwater Somersetshire sergeant 7th battalion Tank Corps died on or shortly after 30 September 1918 in France or Belgium of wounds received in action Probate Taunton 22 May to Florence Kate Duddridge widow. Effects £891 14s. 8d.
DUNBAR Arthur John
Private 20684, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 17 July 1916. Born Culmstock, Devon, enlisted Bridgwater. Baptised 15 July 1894 in Culmstock, Devon, son of Samuel and Caroline Dunbar. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Culmstock, Devon, son of Samuel and Caroline Dunbar, resident 8, Wellington Place, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Culmstock, Devon, a Brickyard Labourer, son of Samuel and Caroline Dunbar, resident 23, Northgate Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 31. Grave 19.
DURANT Frederick John

Lance Corporal 25989, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) formerly 21533, Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 29 March 1917 in Mesopotamia. Aged 29. Born, resident and enlisted Bridgwater. Son of the late Frederick and Elizabeth Durant. In the 1911 census he is aged 22, born Bridgwater, a Sawyer's Labourer, son of Frederick Durant (a widower), resident 12 Mount Terrace, Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 18 April 1917:

Bridgwater man killed in the Persian Gulf.
Lance Corporal F J Durant of the Wilts Regiment was killed in action in the Persian Gulf on 29th March He was 29 years of age.
DYKE Bernard

Private 66837, 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died in the United Kingdom as the result of a shooting accident 18 January 1918. Aged 20. Born 14 September 1897, and resident, Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Baptised 24 September 1897 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of Albert John and Edith Lucy Dyke, resident 2, Malgrove Tarrace, Bridgwater. Son of Albert John and Edith Lucy Dyke, of Parkstone House, Dawlish, Devon. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Albert J and Edith L Dyke, resident 70, Camden Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Somerset, at school, son of Albert John and Edith Lucy Dyke, resident 59 Wembdon Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in the church portion of Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. Plot IV. Row 8. Grave 2. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 30 January 1918, page 5:

Local Men Killed.—Much regret was felt at Bridgwater on the receipt of the news of the death, as the result of an accident, of Priv. B. Dyke, the Devon Regiment, who was accidentally shot, at the Tregantle Rifle Ranges on Friday. Deceased was acting as an observer for a Lewis Gun Section, which was out of action, and on his left hand side was a musketry party, carrying out an exercise. One or two rounds had been fired, when deceased suddenly shouted out, and fell to the ground. He was found to be dead, a gunshot wound being in the left side. At the inquest the opinion was expressed that one of the rifles must have gone off accidentally, or the shot was carried by the high wind.—A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned. The late Private Dyke was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Dyke, of Wembdon-road, Bridgwater, and his father is a well-known traveller for Messrs. Starkey, Knight, & Ford, brewers. He was only twenty years of age, and before joining up a few months ago was employed as a clerk in the office of Messrs. J. & A. W. Sully, chartered accountants, while he was also a member of the management staff of the Bijou Theatre.
DYMOND Charles Henry
Private 252920, 19th (Service) Battalion, Manchester Regiment formerly 291627, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 October 1918 during the Final Advance in Flanders. Aged 36. Born Forest Gate, Essex, enlisted Bridgwater. His father Joseph was a Messenger at the Bank of England. After Joseph died, Charles' mother Lucy remarried Benjamin George Mason in Bridgwater in 1889. Son of Mrs Lucy Mason (formerly Dymond) of 1, New Road, Eastover, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Forest Gate, London, a Violin Teacher, boarding at 40, Bristol Road, Stanley Terrace, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Forest Gate, London, a Teacher of Music Violin, stepson of Benjamin george and Lucy Mason, resident 47, Church Street, Bridgwater, Somerset,. Buried in Dottines Communal Cemetery, near Courtrai. Plot I. Row B. Grave 4. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
EDGAR John Maxwell

Captain, 4th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918, (Battle of Bapaume) during the German Spring offensive in Picardy 21 March-3 April 1918. Aged 30. Son of John and Margaret Miller Edgar, of 48, Whirlowdale Road, Sheffield. A Schoolmaster. Educated Stirling High School; First XV. and XI. Student of Arts, 1904-9; Master of Arts (M.A.) 1908 with Honours (Classics) at Edinburgh University. Sheffield University Officers' Training Corps (O.T.C.) January to March 1915. Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant March 1915; Lieutenant March 1916; Captain August 1917. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, an Assistant School Master, boarding at 5, Coronation Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

Extract from Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 13 April 1918, page 13:

RUGBY FOOTBALLER KILLED.

Capt. J. M. Edgar. South Staffordshire Regt., formerly a master at Dr. Morgan's School, Bridgwater, has been killed in action. He played Rugby football for Bridgwater, and was full back for Somerset in a county match in Bath.

Extract from Langport & Somerton Herald - Saturday 13 April 1918, page 3:

CAPT. J. M. EDGAR KILLED IN ACTION.

Keen regret has been expressed in Bridgwater at the news that Captain John Maxwell Edgar, of the South Staffordshire Reigment, who was an assistant master at Dr. Morgan's School, was killed in action in France on March 22nd. Capt. Edgar had a host of friends in the town. and his death is much lamented. The desceased, who was 30 years of age, was the only surviving son of Mr. John Edgar. of Sfeffield, a retired collector of Customs and Excise. He joined the staff of Dr. Morgan's School in October 1910, and soon became one of the most popular masters. His special subjects were Latin and French. which he taught in the senior forms. he and he was keenly interested in the boy's sport of cricket and football, which he played himself. He left Bridgwater in February 1915. and joined the Sheffield University O.T.C.., and got his commission early in 1915. In the battle of Loos he was wounded and gassed, but made a splendid recovery, rejoined his regiment. and in October last went out France again. He was home on leave in February, visiting Bridgwater between the 25th and 27th of that month. The deceased officer was the best of sportmen. He won his blue in Association football at Edinburgh University. While in Bridgwater deceased became a player for the Town Rugby Club. He was captain of the club for some time, and a most useful player. He also played for the county. Hs was very fond of cricket, and had played for Stirling county. He graduated M.A. with honours in classics at Edinburgh University and at the University of Caen, in France, gained the Diplome Superieur de la Lange et Litterature Franciase. At Edinburgh he gained the Educational Trust University Scholarship and the Thompson University Scholarship, and was awarded certificates of distinction in languages and literature, history, and political economy.

EMERY Frank
Private 202524, No 5 Company, 2nd/4th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action during the Battle of Berukin, Palestine, 9 April 1918. Aged 20. Born Greinton, Somerset, enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Mr and Mrs William Emery, of 44, Redgate Street, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Greinton, Somerset, son of William and Eliza J Emery, resident High Street, Othery, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Greinton, Somerset, a news Errand Boy, son of William and Eliza Jane Emery, resident Prices Buildings, Salmon Parade, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Row T. Grave 23. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
EVANS Robert [H]
Private 38449, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. (5th Infantry Brigade 2nd Division). Killed in action in France 6 December 1917. Aged 30. Resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Andover, Somerset. Husband of Lilla J. Evans, of 59, Wellington Road, Bridgwater. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Sheet Repairer, for Railway Company, married to Lilla Evans, resident 36, Polden Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Employed as a Labourer in the Sheet Department, Bridgwater for Great Western Railway. Buried in Hermes Hill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 2. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
FARTHING Henry James
Private 85528, "D" Company, 15th (Service) Battalion, Durham Light Infantry formerly 208436, Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers. Killed in action on the Somme 9 September 1918. Aged 20. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Sandwich, Kent. Son of Henry Farthing, of 118, Wellington Road, Bridgwater. Employed as a Rivetter in the Locomotive and Carriage Department, Bridgwater for Great Western Railway. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Somerset, at school, son of Henry and Isabella Farhing, resident 3, Station Cottages, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Haucourt, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
FENDER Bertie
Private 20402, 6th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 22 March 1917 during the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, 14 March-5 April, 1918. Son of Mr H. G. Fender, of 76, Barday Street, Bridgwater; brother of Henry and Willie (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of George and Emily Fender, resident Albert Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Packer in a Collar Factory, son of George Henry and Emily Fender, resident 69, Albert Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Beaurains Road Cemetery, near Bapaume, Pas de Calais, France. Row D. Grave 24. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 4 April 1917:

Two more men fall in action, they have been named as Corporal Ernest Legg of the Bedford Regiment and Private Bertie Fender of the Somerset L.I.
FENDER Henry

Private 59852 24th (Denbighshire Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers formerly T/1684 Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action in Palestine 31 October 1917, during the capture of Beersheba by XX Corps. Son of Mr H. G. Fender, of 76, Barday Street, Bridgwater; brother of Bertie (above) and Willie (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of George and Emily Fender, resident Albert Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Packer in a Collar Factory, son of George Henry and Emily Fender, resident 69, Albert Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel. Section K. Grave 38. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 21 November 1917:

Private Henry Fender of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers was killed in action in Egypt on 31st October. Much sympathy is felt for his parents as this is their second bereavement, another son was killed in France last March.

Extract from Langport & Somerton Herald - Saturday 24 November 1917, page 3:

BRIDGWATER MAN KILLED IN EGYPT

On Tuesday morning Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Fender, of Barclay-street, received the sad information from the Record Office, Shrewsbury, that their son, Henry Fender, Pte., of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, was killed in action in Egypt on October 31st. Pte. Fender was only 20 years of age. He was in the Army for twelve months before the war, and was sent to Egypt in the early part of the year with the Somersets, being subsequently transferred to the Welsh Fusiliers. The deceased formerly worked for the Tone Vale Manufacturing Co. Much sympathy isfelt for the parents. This is their second bereavement, another son having been killed in France in March last year. A third son is serving with the Army Service Corps in Salonica.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 28 November 1917, page 5:

Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Fender, of 76, Barclay-street, have received the news of the death of their son, Private Henry Fender, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who was killed in action in Egypt on October 31st. Deceased was only 20 years of age. This the second bereavement that the family have sustained, a brother being killed in France last March.

FENDER Willie
Driver T4/213575, 485 Motor Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. [54th (East Anglian) T.F Division]. Died on active service 1 August 1919. Son of Mr H. G. Fender, of 76, Barday Street, Bridgwater; brother of Bertie and Henry (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of George and Emily Fender, resident Albert Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a General Labourer, son of George Henry and Emily Fender, resident 69, Albert Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Admitted to 28th General Hospital (under canvas), Salonika, 23 January 1918 with bronchitis and malaria, transferred to No. 8 CD 7 February 1918. Buried in Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Turkey. Plot I. Row F. Grave 15. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
FOLEY Francis Yarde
Captain and Quartermaster, Royal Air Force and Army Service Corps. Died in British Red Cross Hospital, Netley, 12 May 1918. Aged 27. Native of Dodington, Somerset. Brother of Geoffrey Robert Foley (below). In the 1891 census he was newborn, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Robert Y and Sarah S Foley, resident Almwood House, Hamp Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Robert Y and Sarah S Foley, resident Hamp Street, Bridgwater Without, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Bridgwater, Somerset, an Assistant in the Brick and Tile Trade, resident The Lions, West Quay, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire. Officers'. Grave 1948. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
FOLEY Geoffrey Robert

Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 17 May 1917. Aged 23. Born 12 March 1894 in Bridgwater. Baptised 30 May 1894 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of Robert Yarde and Sarah Sophia Foley, resident Elmwood, Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Robert Yarde Foley and Sarah Septima Foley, of Bush House, Spaxton, Bridgwater, Somerset; brother of Francis Yarde Foley (above). In the 1901 censu he was aged 7, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Robert Y and Sarah S Foley, resident Hamp Street, Bridgwater Without, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Bridgwater, Somerset, at School, resident The Lions, West Quay, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 10. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 23 May 1917:

Local Officer dies of wounds.
Lieut. G. R. Foley of the Somersets has died from wounds. His left leg had been amputated and he got septic poisoning.

Extract from Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 26 May 1917, page 3:

SECOND-LIEUTENANT FOLEY DIES OF WOUNDS

Mr R.Y. Foley, of Bridgwater, received a telegram on Sunday announcing the death of his son—2nd-Lient. G. R. Foley, Somerset L.l.—at a hospital in France. The gallant young officer had been severely wounded, the left leg having to be amputated, and death resulted from septic poisoning. The deceased enlisted with his brother—Lieut. H. A. Foley—just after the outbreak war, and both were afterwards given commissions in the Somersets. The late Lieut. Foley had been twice previously wounded. Mr. Foley has four other sons serving.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour 1914-1918, volume 3, page 103:
FOLEY, GEOFFREY ROBERT, 2nd Lieut., 7th (Service) Battn. Prince Albert's (Somersetshire Light Infantry), 5th s. of Robert Yarde Foley, of Dodington, near Bridgwater, J.P., by his wife, Sarah Septima, dau. of Alfred Barham, of Marycourt, Bridgwater; b. Bridgwater, co. Somerset, 12 March, 1894; educ. Blundell's School, Tiverton; was an Engineer's Apprentice; enlisted in Sept. 1914; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Aug. 1915; was severely wounded near Ypres 13 March, 1916; rejoined his regiment on recovery; was admitted to hospital at Etaples 1 Oct. following, suffering from shell shock; was discharged from hospital and again severely wounded in the attack on Roeux Wood 3 May, 1917, and died at the Casualty Clearing Station at Aubigny-en-Artois on the 17th of that month. Buried there. Capt. Marshall wrote: "He was hit in the attack on Roeux Wood on 3 May. His platoon was leading on the left of my company. The attack failed that day. Throughout the show he behaved with the utmost coolness. One of his platoon told me that he saw him shoot a German machine-gunner with his revolver." Unm.
FOOKS Percy

Lance Sergeant 12809, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. (8th Infantry Brigade 3rd Division). Killed in action near Arras 9 May 1917. Aged 27. Born Bridgwater, enlisted Barnstaple. Son of Mrs. Harris; husband of Emily Louisa Phillips (formerly Fooks), of 59, Benedict Street, Glastonbury, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 6 June 1917:

Sergt Percy Fooks of the Devonshire Regiment was killed in action in France on May 9th.
FORBES Donald Keith

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 15 February 1915. Aged 23. Son of W. A. Forbes, Barrister-at-Law, and Margaret Forbes, of Amraoti Camp, Berar, India. Admitted Bedford Middle Class Public School, Bedford, Third Quarter 1900, left Second Quarter 1908. In the 1901 census he is aged 9, resident Bedford County School, Ampthill Road, Kempston, born 1892 in Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Elstow, Bedford County School. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1916:

FORBES Donald Keith of Wembdon-road Bridgwater Somersetshire lieutenant 1st Suffolk regiment H.M. Army died 17 [sic] February 1915 at Ypres Belgium Administration (with Will limited) London 9 February to Herbert Norris Steed bank manager attorney of Margaret Mary Forbes.
Effects £348.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died In The Great War 1914-1916, volume 2, page 161:

LIEUTENANT DONALD KEITH FORBES, 1st BATTN. SUFFOLK REGT., who was born at Bridgwater [sic], Somerset, England, on the 30th January, 1892, was the son of William Alexander Forbes , barrister-at-law, Inner Temple, afterwards at Amraoti Camp, Berar, C.P., India.

He was educated at Elstow School, at Bedford, and at the R.M.C., Sandhurst. He was good at all games, football, hockey, etc., and won several cups at school for running. He passed into Sandhurst in 1910, and was gazetted to his regiment in September, 1911, joining it at Alexandria, from which he went for a short time to Cairo, and thence to Khartum, where he was attached to the Camel Corps. He was promoted Lieutenant in February, 1914, and sailed for England in October, 1914, proceeding to France in January, 1915.

He was killed at Ypres on the night of the 17th February, 1915. Through a mistake of the guide, his company was led to within seven yards of the German trenches. In going to his aid, his great friend, Lieutenant Smith, was shot dead.

FORD Albert

Corporal 202277 7th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Cornwallís Light Infantry. Killed in action 2 April 1918 following the Divisionís involvement in the "Kaisers Battle," which commenced on 21 March, The 20th Light was withdrawn to the Lens Avion Sector for rest and refit commencing 2 April to 8 October. Born Bristol, Gloucesterhire, resident Ottery St Mary, Devon, enlisted Exeter. Buried in Grand Seracourt Cemetery, Aisne, France. Plot IV. Row J. Grave II. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 23 October 1918, page 5:

Corporal A. Ford, Duke Cornwall's L.I. (whose wife resides at Chilta-street) was five months ago reported as missing, and now a communication has been received from the British Cross Society that the gallant soldier was seen to fall wounded in a very dangerous position, and that there is practically no hope his having survived.
FORD [Arthur] Tom
Private 10394, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action during the Battle of the Somme 8 August 1916. Aged 34. Born circa September 1881 in Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Baptised 9 December 1881 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, resident Mount Terrace, Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Frederick James and Rebecca Ford; husband of Ellen Ford, of 16, Court, West Street, Bridgwater. In the 1911 census he was aged 29, born Bridgwater, Sometset, a Brickyuard Labourer, married to Ellen Ford, one son, one daughter, resident 16 Court West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, Boesinghe, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 31. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
FORGAN Walter George

Able Seaman Bristol Z/1114, Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 13 November 1916 during the Battle of The Ancre 13-15 November 1916. The Battle of the Ancre brought to an end the five month long series of Battles of the Somme in 1916. Born 18 September 1897. Baptised 17 October 1897 in Bridgwater, StJohn, Somerset, son of Albert and Eliza Forgan, resident 13, Bailey Street, Bridgwater. Resident 101, Southgate Terrace, Bridgwater. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Bridgwater, Somerset, at school, son of Albert and Mary Ann Forgan, resident 101 Old Taunton Road Bridgwater, Bridgwater, Somerset. Enlisted 28 August 1915. Wicker Worker at time of enlistment. Son of Albert Forgan, 101, Southgate Terrace, Bridgwater. Height 5 feet 4 inches, chest 32-34 inches, pale complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 51. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 17 January 1917:

Bridgwater Man Killed in Action.
It been officially reported that Walter G Forgan of the Royal Naval Division was killed in action on 13th November. It was reported that he died in the hour of victory to which he nobly contributed.
FOSTER Clifford

Sapper 155419, 300th Engineering and Mining Company, Royal Engineers. Died on service in Mesopotamia 22 August 1917. Aged 36. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Taunton, Somerset. Son of James and Ellen Foster, of Bridgwater; husband of Edith May Foster, of 75, St John Street, Bridgwater. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot I. Row A. Grave 15. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 5 September 1917:

Bridgwater soldier dies in Baghdad.
Sapper Clifford Foster of the Royal Engineers has died on 22nd August from malaria. He had only left England six weeks ago.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 12 September 1917, page 6:

FOSTER—Died on August 22nd. at Baghdad, from malaria. Sapper Clifford Foster, Royal Engineers, of St. John's-street, Bridgwater, aged 36.
FOWLER Albert John
Sapper 495176, 105th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 27 May 1918 during the Battle of The Aisne 27 May-6 June. Aged 23. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Taunton, Somerset. Baptised 28 August 1895 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerswet, son of George and Calara Fowler, resident 32, Wellington Place, Bridgwater. Son of George and Clara Fowler, of 10, All Saints Terrace, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Clara Fowler, resident 11, St John Street All Saints Terrace, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Bridgwater, an Apprentice Show Repairer, son of George and Clara Fowler, resident 10, All Saints Terrace, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
FRENCH Austin Clifford

Private 20352 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 3 May 1917 during the Third Battle of The Scarpe. (Arras) 3-4 May 1917. Aged 19. Born Stoke, Somerset, resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Son of Len and Rose French, of Moorlynch, Bridgwater. In the 1911 census he was aged 13. born Sutton Mallett, Somerset, a servant to William george White, a Farm Labourer, resident Fursland Farm, Moorlinch, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Roeux British Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Row C. Grave 23.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 20 June 1917:

Moorlinch soldier killed.
Private Austin Clifford French of the Somerset Light Infantry was killed in action on 3rd May. He was 19 years of age.
FRENCH John Willis

Gunner 59274, 60th Howitzer Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounjds in Mesopotamia 18 April 1916. Aged 32. Resident and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of John and Sarah Fursland, of 31, Union Street, Bridgwater. In the 1891 census he was aged 7, born Minehead, Somerset, a scholar, son of John and Sarah French, resident 13, Barclay Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Sail Maker, son of John and Sarah French, resident 31, Union Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 3 and 60. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Central Somerset Gazette - Friday 5 May 1916, page 6:

Killed In Action—Mesa French, residing at 29, Union Street, Bridgwater, has received an official intimation that her husband—Gunner John Wills French, of the R.F.A.—has been killed in action in Mesopotamia. The deceased, who was 32 years of age, had previously served in France, and was sent home on leave for some time suffering from the effects of poison gas. He was employed at Messrs. Bartham's brickyard previous to enlisting sixteen months ago. He leaves a widow and four children.

FROST Clifford

Lance Corporal 240211, 2nd/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service in India 27 October 1918. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Baptised 11 November 1891 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of John and Sarah Frost, resident Market Street, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 9. born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of John and Sarah Frost, resident Honey Suckle Alley, Town, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Brickyard Tile Maker, son of John Frost (a widower), resident 2, Court, Albert Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai, India. Face 10. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

FRY Clarence Vivian Clements
Private 43835, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) formerly M/297131, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds in the United Kingdom 5 November 1918. Aged 20. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Taunton. Baptised 20 December 1898 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity, Somerset, son of William and Rosa Fry, resident Lyndale Avenue, Bridgwater. Son of William Fry, of 58, Ashleigh Avenue, Bridgwater, and the late Rosa Fry. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of William and Rosa Fry, resident 27, Lyndale Avenue, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Bridgwater, Somerset, at school, son of William and Amy Mary Fry, resident Verona, 58, Ashleigh Avenue, Bridgwater, Somerset,. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. (Church portion) Plot IV. Row 9. Grave 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
FRY William John
† Private 22294, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 5 June 1915. Aged 34. Born Bridgwater, resident Abertillery, enlisted Newport, Monmouthshire. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Fry, of 89, Bath Rd., Bridgwater; husband of Mrs. F. Roman (nee Pittman, formerly Fry), of 59, Mount St., Bridgwater, married October to December Quarter 1902 in Bedwellty Registration District, Monmouthshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 30, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Coal Mine Hewer, married to Florence Mabel Fry, with two daughters and one son, resident 6, Morgan Street, Blaenau, Gwent, Abertillery, Monmouthshire, Wales. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calaias, France. Panels 23 and 24. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
FUDGE Arthur John

Private Ply/11180, H.M.S. "Goliath," Royal Marine Light Infantry. Drowned at sea when the obsolete Battleship "Goliath" was sunk by torpedo by a Turkish submarine manned by a German crew in the Dardanelles 13 May 1915. Aged 28. Born 22 May 1887 in Rushton, Taunton, Somerset. Enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Osmond and Angelina Fudge, of 79, Wellington Rd., Bridgwater, Somerset; brother of Henry Charles Fudge (below). Prior to enlistment he was an Errand Boy, enlisted 28 July 1902. Height 5 feet 6½ inches, sallow complxion, light brown hair, grey eyes. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Rsuhton, Somerset, a Chair Maker, son of Osmond and Angeline Fudge, resident 70, Devonshire Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Private, Royal Marines, Royal Marine Light Infantry, billeted at Royal Marine Barracks, Forton, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Face 7. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 26 May 1915, page 5:

There were five Bridgwater men on the Goliath, sunk in the Dardanelles last week, and of these two were drowned. The three men saved were Leading-Stoker Edwin White, of Mount, Geo. Solomon, formerly of Bristol-road (who was called up as a Reservist at Cardiff), and W’illiam Baker, son of James Baker, mariner, of 71, Barclay-street. The two men who are lost are John O'Brien (who for some time had resided at Cardiff), and Arthur John Fudge, of the Royal Marines, who resided Wellington road.

FUDGE Henry Charles

Private 20026, "A" Company 2nd/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service at Dinapore, India, 30 May 1917. Aged 28. Born Rushton, Somerset, enlisted Bridgwater. Baptised 25 August 1889 in Ruishton, Somerset. Son of Osmond Rowland and Angelina Fudge, of 88, Wellington Road, Bridgwater; brother of Arthur John Fudge (above). Commemorated on Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, India. Face 10. Buried in Dinapore No 3 Cemetery, India. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 13 June 1917:

Private H. C. Fudge of Somerset L.I. has officially been declared dead. This occurred in Dinapore India. He died from cholera. He had seen action in France before being sent to India.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 27 June 1917:

Private Henry Chas. Fudge of Somerset L.I. succumbed to an attack of cholera on May 30th in India.

FURSLAND Joseph Leonard
Lance Corporal 25684, 12th (Service) Battalion (Bristol), Gloucestershire Regiment. (95th Infantry Brigade, 32nd Division). Killed in action 14 April 1918. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Son of J.W. Fursland, of 10, Fore Street, Bridgwater. He is recorded on the County Memorial as Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry) but this is incorrect. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Joseph W and Caroline Fursland, resident 10, Fore Street, Town, Bridgwater, Somerset,. Buried in Morbecque British Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 2. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
GALLEY Douglas

Corporal 1765 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service in Mesopotamia 7 October 1916. Draft from India. Enlisted Brigwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Taunton, Somerset, son of Alfred G and Eliza Galley, resident Cranleigh Gardens, 23, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Taunton, Somerset, Assisting in his father's Cardboard Box Manufacturing, son of Alfred and Eliza Galley, resident 12, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row K. Grave 42. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 17 January 1917:

Reported death of Local Prisoner of War.

His parents have received news of the death of Corporal Douglas Galley of the Dorset Regiment when he was in the hands of the Turks. He died of intestinal inflammation.

GAMLIN William Henry

[Listed as GAMBLIN on SDGW] Company Sergeant Major 3/7527, 6th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 9 August 1915. Aged 44. Born Wiveliscombe, Somerset, enlisted Taunton. Son of William and Elizabeth Gamlin, of Golden Hill, Wiveliscombe, Somerset Husband of Ellen (nee Lane) Gamlin, of 55, Churchill Rd. Brislington, Bristol, married 2 June 1894 in Taunton, St Mary Magdalene, Somerset. Served in the South African Campaign. Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Buried in Boulogne Eastern cemetery, pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 70. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

** Note: This man does not appear to have any connection with Bridgwater but he is the only person who is a C.S.M. with the initials W H listed on the St Mary's Honour Board. ***

GARDINER William [Ernest] aka Willie

[Listed as GARDENER on SDGW] Private 25458, 8th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died in the No 9 Red Cross Hospital, 8 February 1918. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Baptised 10 December 1897 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, resident 6 Barclay Street, Bridgwater. Son of John and Sarah Gardiner, of Bridgwater. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Somerset, at school, son of Sarah Gardiner (husband deserted her), living with his grandmother, Susan Hill (a widow), resident 2, Polden Street Court, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 32. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 16 May 1917:

Private W Gardiner of the Somersets has been posted as missing.
GARDENER W W
No further details currently
GAYLOR [Sidney] Frederick
Private 241095, 2nd/5th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died in India 29 November 1918. Listed among the casualties who are not recorded in "Soldiers Died" Part 18 SLI. of the 2nd/5th Battalion at the back of book "A Strange War" by C P Mills. Aged 24. Son of Sidney and Mabel Gaylor, of 43, Kidsbury Road Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Sidney and Mabel Gaylor, resident 23, Victoria Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Bridgwater, Somerset, an Errand Boy in Collar Factory, son of Sidney and Mabel R Gaylor, resident .31 Newtown, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Barrackpore New Cemetery, India. Plot 4. Row 6. Grave 1324. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
GEEN Thomas Alfred
Private 6571, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 26 September 1916. Born St. Mary's, Bridgwater, Somerset, resident New Town, Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Candle Maker, son of John and Elizabeth Geen, resident 49, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Guards' Cemetery, Lesbeoufs, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row F. Grave 2. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
GEEN William Henry
Private 13983, 10th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action in Salonika 10 February 1917. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Taunton, Somerset. Husband of Ria Annie (nee Telling) Geen, of Rixon Gate, Ashton Keynes, Swindon, Wiltshire, married October to December Quarter 1906 in Bridgwater Registration Distrioct, Somerset. Employed as a Wharf Labourer in Dunball Engineering Department of Great Western Railway. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born Bridgwater, Somerset, an Ostler, baording at Culverwell's Buildings, Northgate, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 30, born St Mary's, Bridgwater, Somerset, a Dock Labourer, married to Ria Annie Geen, resident Railway Cottages, Dunball, Puriton, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Doiran Memorial, Greece. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
GILBERT William Clifford

Able Seaman Bristol Z/1053, Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 7 November 1917 during the 2nd Battle of Passchendaele 26 October-10 November 1917 which brought the five month battles of the Somme to a close. Born 31 January 1897. Enlisted 30 July 1915. A Sailor porior to enlistment. Religious denomination Church of England. Son of Selina, of 17, Albert Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, and the late W. Gilson. Height 5 feet 6½ inches,chest 33½-35½ inches, dark complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Memorial to the ĎMissing, Passchendaele, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 2 and 3 and 162 and 163A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 21 November 1917:

Able Seaman W. C. Gilbert was killed by a shell on 7th November. A letter has been received by his parents stating that his death was instantaneous. He had been a brave and happy young man.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 28 November 1917, page 5:

Able Seaman Wm. Clifford Gilbert, of tho Royal Naval Division, whose mother resides in Albert-street, was killed action in France by a shell, on the 7th November. Deceased was not yet 19 years of age and enlisted in the Royal Naval Division when only 16½ years of age.
GILLSON [Thomas] Hedley
Private 34401, 2nd/4th Battalion (Territorial), Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. (184th Infantry Brigade 61st (South Midland) Territorial Division). Died of wounds 10 June 1918. Aged 18. Enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of George and Emma Gillson, of Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of George and Emma Gillson, resident 19, Bristol Road, Carlyle Terrace, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 27. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
GODDEN James

† Private 2717, Training Centre, Army Cyclist Corps formerly 16544, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died in Somerset and Bath Asylum, Cotford, Taunton, Somersetshire, 29 April 1917. Aged 37. Born 3 September 1879, and resident, in Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted 3 December 1914 in Taunton, Somerset. Husband of Hester Jane (nee Addicott) Godden, of 11, West Street, Bridgwater, married April to June Quarter 1906 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somersetshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 21, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Hairdresser, son of Charles and Mary A Godden, resident 9, West Quay, Town, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 32, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Hairdresser, married in 1906 to Hester Jane Godden with one son, resident 10, West Quay, Bridgwater, Somerset. His service record states he was discharged 14 April 1917 aged 37 as medically unfit, suffering from Acute Mania, Medical Board decided, 23 April 1917, that he required treatment in an Asylum, at this time he had three children. He was 5 feet 5½inches, blue eyes. dark hair. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. (Chapel portion) Grave reference 4. 107.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

GODDEN James of 10 and 11 West Quay Bridgwater Somersetshire aprivate in the Army Cyclist corps died 29 April 1917 at the Somerset and Bath Asylum Cotford Taunton Probate Taunton 12 June to Hester Jane Godden widow.
Effects £344 19s. 6d.
GOODLAND Leslie Maurice Lewis
Private 203196, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service in India 29 April 1918. Aged 31. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Weston-Super-Mare. Son of Charles James and Kate Mary Goodland, of 39, North Street, Bridgwater. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Charles J and Kate M Goodland, resident 23, St John Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Charles J and Kate M Goodland, resident Cranleigh Gardens, 4, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Wellington Garrison Cemetery, India. Plot 24. Grave 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
GORDGE Samuel

Private 14735, 8th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 3 October 1917 during the Battles of Third Ypres otherwise known as the Passchendaele offensive. Aged 37. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Mrs Jane Gordge, of Market Street, Bridgwater; husband of Beatrice Woodbridge (nee Edney, formerly Gordge),of 65, Union Street, Bridgwater, married July to September Quarter 1902 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 41 to 42. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 17 October 1917:

Private Samuel Gordge of the Somerset Light Infantry has been killed in action. He was hit by a shell and a comrade wrote to his parents.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 7 November 1917:

Mrs Gordge of Union Street has received a letter from Sergt. A. Brett of the Somersets concerning the death of her husband Private S. Gordge. He states that “Sammy” was a fine soldier , and he expressed deep sympathy.
GREY Percy John
Air Mechanic 1st Class 219793, 214th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 6 June 1918. Buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 27. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
GULLY Albert W
Private 205200 3rd Garrison Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment formerly 2nd/5th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died in India 7 March 1918. Aged 38. Son of Ruscombe and Betsy Gully, of River View Terrace, Bridgwater. Buried in Rangoon War Cemetery, Myanmar (formerly Burma). Plot 4. Row F. Grave 11.
GUNNINGHAM Francis Robert aka Frank

Stoker Petty Officer 287128 (Reservist RFR/ Dev/B/3049), H.M.S. "Challenger," Royal Navy. Died from disease 13 December 1918. Born 11 August 1878 in Bridgwater, Somerset. Baptised 9 September 1877 in Charlinch, Somerset. Son of Robert and Jane Gunninham; husband of Henrietta (nee Taunton) Gunningham, of 15, Polden Street, Bridgwater, married July to September Quarter 1998 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. Awarded Long Service and Good Conduct Medals. Buried in Dar es Salaam (Upanga Road) Cemetery, Tanzania. Plot Y2 Row B. Grave 2. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1923:

GUNNINGHAM Francis Robert of 15 Polden-street Bridgwater Somersetshire died 13 December 1918 at Dar-es-Salaam East Africa Administration London 22 December to Henrietta Gunningham widow. Effects £273 12s. 11d.
HAGON Charles Douglas

Second Lieutenant 4th Battalion attached 8th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds in France 3 August 1917. Aged 30. Baptised1 May 1887 in Brigwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of Charles Edward and Florence Hagon, resident West Field, Bridgwater. Son of Charles Edmund and Florence Hagon, of 32, Durleigh Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Somerset, son of Charles and Florence Hagon, resident 23, North Fields, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Bridgwater, son of Charles E and Florence Hagon, resident 63, Wembdon Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Educated Clifton College, Gloucestershire, left 1903, son of C. E. Hagon, Bridgwater, a Solicitor, resident Clarkabad, Durleigh Road, Bridgwater. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, Bridgwater, Somerset, unmarried, a Solicitor, boarding at 22, Pelham Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Gazetted Second Lieutenant 15 March 1917 [Supplement to London Gazette, page 2615, 15 March 1917]. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 22. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 1 August 1917:

Lieut. Douglas Hagon of the Somersets is in a serious condition, after his right hand was shattered and it was found necessary to amputate. His parents have received a letter stating his injuries, also that he has acute septic poisoning.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 15 August 1917:

Magistrates and solicitors paid tribute to Second-Lieut. Douglas Hagon who died from wounds received in battle. He had previously acted as clerk to the Bridgwater magistrates during his father's illness, and had proved to be genial and courteous.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 15 August 1917, page 6:

DIED OF WOUNDS

HAGON.—Died on August 3rd. of wounds received in action, Second-Lieut. Charles Douglas Hagon, Somerset Light Infantry, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hagon, of "Clarkabad," Dureligh-road, Bridgwater, aged 30.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

HAGON Charles Douglas of Bridgwater Somersetshire second-lieutenant Somerset Light Infantry died 3 August 1917 in France 2 Stationary Hospital Abbeville Probate London 13 September to Florence Hagon (wife of Charles Edmund Hagon). Effects £35 8s. 7d.
HAINES Jesse
Private SE/23170, Royal Army Veterinary Corps attached 4 Mobile Veterinary Section. Died on service in Mesopotamia 25 January 1918. Born Bridgwater, enlisted Birmingham. Baptised 28 August 1881 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, son of William and Eliza haines, resident Miner Street, Bridgwater. In the 1891 census he was aged 9, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a scholar, son of William and Eliza haines, resident 8, Bailey Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Railway Groom, boarding at 66, Vauxhall Road, Aston, Warwickshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Bricklayer's Labourer, married to Lillie Haines, three sons and a daughter, resident 10, Alma Crescent, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot XIV. Row C. Grave 6. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
HAKE Frank

Lance Corporal 26640, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 4 October 1917. Aged 35. Born Corfe, Somerset, enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Eli and Mary Hake, of Webbing Cottage, Bickenhall, Taunton; husband of Ada Marion Hake, of 10 Eastbourne Gate, Taunton, Somerset, married January to March Quarter 1909 in Tuanton Registration District, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 9, born Otterford, Somerset, a scholar, son of Eli and Mary Hake, resident Deadman Farm, South Hill, Buckland St Mary, Chard, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 19, born Corfe, Somerset, a Baker Journeyman, resident 86, Frearn Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 to 40. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 31 October 1917, page 5:

Another Bridgwater man to fall in action is Lance-Corporal Frank Hake, of the Devon Regiment, who succumbed to wounds on October 4th. Deceased, whose wife resides Ashleigh-avenue, was 35 years of age, and was employed as an insurance agent in Bridgwater before being called to the Colours. He was a well-known cyclist, and frequently took part in athletic sports in the district. His widow is left with five children.
HALE Charles

[Listed as HALES on SDGW] Private 241505, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action during the invasion of Palestine 23 November 1917. Born Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Baptised 27 May 1892 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, son of Charles and Hannah Hale, resident 11 Anstin Place, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Charles and Hannah Hale, resident Prices Buildings, 4, Salmon Parade, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Carpenter, son of Charles Hale (a widower), resident Prices Buildings, Salmon Parade, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section B. Grave 79. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 13 March 1918, page 6:

HALE.—Killed in action in Palestine, on November 23rd, Private Charles Hale, Somerset L.I., son of Mr. Charles Hale, No. 1, Devonsbire-street, Bridgwater, aged 25.

HALLETT Gilbert Charles Drummond
Private 28642, 7th (Service) Battalion, Kingís Shropshire Light Infantry formerly 8/11904 Training Reserve Battalion. (76th Infantry Brigade, 25th New Army Division). Killed in action 2 September 1918. Born Newport, Monmouthshire, enlisted Bridgwater. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born newport, Monmouthshire, at school, son of Charles Drummond and Helen Hallett, resident 71, Halesleigh Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Vraucourt Copse British Cemetery, Vaul-Vraucourt, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 15. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
HAMBLIN W

[Listed as Charles HAMBLIN on SDGW and C HAMBLIN on CWGC] Private 5553, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 19 December 1914. Born Somerton, Somerset, resident Bridgwater, enlisted Honiton, Devon. Buried in Strand Military Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot IX. Row R. Grave 8. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 27 January 1915, page 5:

A SOLDIER PATRIOT.—News has been received of another Bridgwater man who has laid down his life for his country, in the person of Private W. Hamblin (5,553), of the Somerset Light Infantry, who resided at No. 3 Court, Albert-street. His widow has received official intimation from the War Office that he was killed in action last month. Private Hamblin, who leaves a widow and three children, was called up with the Reservists on the outbreak war.
HAMPSON Charles William

T4/212272 Royal Army Service Corps attached 86th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds in the Balkans 21 March 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Baptised 3 March 1893 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, son of George and Sarah Ann Hampson, resident Union Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Husband of Mrs Hennrietta (nee Long) Hampson, of 12, Queen Street, Bridgwater, married April to June Quarter 1915 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Bridgwater, a Brickmaer's Labourer, son of George and Sarah Ann Hampson, resident 115, Bath Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Struma Military Cemetery, Greece. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 9. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 18 April 1917:

Bridgwater soldier's noble death
Driver Chas Wm Hampson of the A.S.C. (Field Ambulance) died of wounds in Salonika on 21st March. He was going to fetch sick and wounded men from the trenches to hospital, and was himself killed.
HANNAFORD Ernest
[Listed as 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers on CWGC] Private L/5143, 16th Lancers (The Queen's). (3rd Cavalry Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division). Died of wounds in 2 April 1918. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Nottingham. Son of Samuel and Mary Hannaford, of Bridgwater, brother of Walter Hannaford (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Samuel and Mary Hannaford, brother of Walter, resident 14, Barclay Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Moulder Apprentice, son of Samuel and Mary Hannaford, brother of Walter, resident 10, Barclay Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Mabeuge Centre Cemetery, Nord, France. Row A. Grave 16. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
HANNAFORD Walter

Private 21693 8th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 23 November 1917 during the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge 22-25 September. Aged 31. Born Ashburton, Devon, enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Samuel and Mary Hannaford, of 10, Barclay Street, Bridgwater; brother of Ernest (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Samuel and Mary Hannaford, an Errand Boy, son of Samuel and Mary Hannaford, brother of Ernest, resident 14, Barclay Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Tailor, son of Samuel and Mary Hannaford, brother of Walter, resident 10, Barclay Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Boulogne, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row M. Grave II. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 9 May 1917:

Local Soldier dies of wounds
Private Walter Hannaford of the Somerset L.I. has died as a result of gunshot wounds to the head. He was in Amiens General Hospital in France.
HANSFORD Bertie
Guardsman 24693, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds in France 31 January 1917. Aged 24. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Bristol. Son of Frederick and Annie Hansford; husband of Edith Lilian May (nee Farthing) Hansford, of 10, Cranleigh Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, married October to December 1915 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Bridgwater, Somerset, grandson of Thomas and Jane Hansford, resident The Village, Holford, Williton, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Carpenter's Apprentice, son of Frederick Hansford (a widower), resident 21, North Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 38. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
HARDEN John Roy
† Lance Corporal S/12025, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 23 March 1918. Aged 24. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Plymouth, Devon. Son of Fred and Flora J. Harden, of 118, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset; husband of the late Ethel Blanche Harden. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Fred and Flora J Harden, resident 8, Penel Orlien, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
HARRIS Benjamin [Francis]

Private 6002, 6th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 16 September 1916, during the Battle of Flers/Courcelette, 8th in the series of major battles of the Somme, fought over the period 1 July-18 November 1916. Aged 33. Born Shirehampton, Gloucestershire, resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Baptised 28 November 1884 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, son of William Wakley and Fanny Harris, resident Eastover, Bridgwater. Son of the late William Wakely Harris and Fanny: Harris; husband of Lily Harris, of 1, Anstice Place, Eastover, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 10, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a scholar, son of Fanny Harris (a widow), resident 40, Edward Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 18911 census he was aged 29, born Shirehampton, Gloucestershire, a Brickyard Labourer, married to Lillie Harris, resident No. 4 Amstice Court, Eastover, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the ĎMissingí, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 14 March 1917:

Private Benjamin Harris of Somerset L.I. Has been missing since 16th September. Enquiries have been made to no avail, there is a possibility he has been taken Prisoner of War.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 1 August 1917:

Pte. Ben Harris of the Somersets has now been reported as killed in action on 16th September last year. He had previously been reported as missing. He was 35 and had been wounded twice before.

HARRIS W J
Private. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
HARTNELL Edward Bush
Captain, 1st/4th London Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance (Territorial Force), Royal Army Medical Corps. Died on service in Egypt 25 April 1916. Educated Clifton College, son of Rev. B. Hartnell, of Clifton College, left December 1885, M.R.C.S., L.C.R.P., London, resident 13 Church Street, Bridgwater. In the 1911 census he was aged 43, born Clifton, bristol, a Medical Practitioner, married to Alice Rose Hartnell, one daughter and one son, resident 13, Church Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Licenced Member of The Royal College of Physicians since 1892, directory 1913 states, resident Bridgwater. Buried in Cairo War Cemetery, Egypt. Section F. Grave 41. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Note the following extracts refer to B B HARTNELL but appear to be the same man.

Extract from Central Somerset Gazette - Friday 5 May 1916, page 7, and the Wells Journal - Friday 5 May 1916, page 3, and the Somerset Standard - Friday 5 May 1916, page 7:

It was reported that Dr. B. B. Gough, of Compton Martin, has been killed in action, and that Dr. G. B. Hartnell, of Bridgwater, has died at Cairo from dysentery, and it was resolved that letters he sent to Mrs. Gough and Mrs. Hartnell expressing the sympathy of the committee with them in their sad losses.
HARWOOD J
Private. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
HASTE Clifford Wyndham
Lance Corporal 205859 2nd (Garrison) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers formerly 4412, Hampshire Regiment. Died on service in Mesopotamia 18 October 1918. Aged 22. Enlisted Taunton. Baptised 1 January 1897 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinbity, Somerset, son of Caesar William and Lucy Haste, resident 86, Friarn Street, Bridgwater. Son of Ceaser William Haste, of 36, Edward Street, Bridgwater. In the 1901 ensus, born Bridgwaterm Somerset, son of Caesar W and Lucy Haste, resident 36, Edward Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Bridgwater, Somerset, an Office Boy, son of Caesar William and Lucy Haste, resident 6, Edward Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot XIV. Row C. Grave 20. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
HAWKINS Francis Ralph
Sapper 1247 2nd/2nd (Wessex) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of meningitis in the United Kingdom 17 February 1915. Aged 19. Born Bishopís Lydeard, enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Charles and Jane Hawkins, of 6, All Saints Terrace, Bridgwater. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Bishop' Lydeard, Somerset, Clothier Apprentice, son of Charles and Jane Hawkins, resident 135, St John Streetr, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery (Church portion) Plot B. Row 4. Rave 7. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
HAYMAN Austin

Private 22573, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service in France 7 November 1916. Aged 37. Born Glastonbury, enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Mrs May Hayman, of Green Dragon Lane, Bridgwater; husband of H.D. Carver (formerly Hayman) of 12, Queen Street, Bridgwater. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery, No 1 Hebuterne, Somme. Plot I. Row BB. Grave 6. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

HAYSHAM, MM Ernest Charles

Private 240775 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). (233rd Infantry Brigade 75th Division). Killed in action 22 November, 1917 during three heavy Turkish counter-attacks launched in an unsuccessful attempt to recapture the village of Nabi Samweil and ridge some 5 miles west of Jerusalem. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Harry and Kate Haysham, of 36, Market Street, Bridgwater: husband of Ellen Lucy Haysham, of 68, West Street, Bridgwater. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial. Panel 17. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 19 December 1917:

Private Ernest Charles Haysham is reported to be missing in Palestine since 22nd November It was reported last week that his younger brother Private Harry Haysham also of the Somersets was killed in action. It is feared that both brothers fell in action in the same battle. A letter had been received home the same day from Ernest saying both brothers were in good health and getting along all right.
HAYSHAM Harry
Private 240767 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action in Palestine 22 November 1917 during the Battle of Nabi Samweil 20-24 November. Nabi Samweil was one of several villages, which were the scene of heavy fighting during the advance north from Nablus to Jerusalem. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Row Y. Grave 43. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 12 December 1917:

Private H. Haysham Somerset Light Infantry was killed in Palestine on 22nd November. He was well known locally and was a keen rugby player, playing for the Bridgwater club. He was employed by H J & C Major Ltd.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 19 December 1917, page 6:

HAYSHAM.—Killed in action, in Palestine, November 22nd. Private Harry Haysham, Somerset L.I., younger son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Haysham, 41, West-street, Bridgwater.
HEARD Alexander Cameron
Private 9478, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 16 September 1914 during the Battle of The Aisne, 12-15 September 1914. Born Langport, Somerset, resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Langport, Somerset, Delivering Coal, son of Robert Thomas Heard (a widower), resident 21 Old Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial to the 3,888 ĎMissingí of the Battles of Mons, Le Cateau, The Marne and the Aisne, Seine-et-Marne, France. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
HELPS Frank Bovett

Rifleman 2471, 16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 23 July 1915. Aged 21. Resident Brixton, enlisted Westminster. Son of Edward William and Emily Helps, of Eastover, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Edward William and Elizabeth Helps, resident Westleigh, Bridgwater, Somerset. In tyhe 1911 census he was aged 16, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Draper's Apprentice, residing with other staff at 43 and 44, North Street, Taunton, Somerset. Buried in Potijze Burial Ground, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot B. Row 1. Grave 27. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, volume 1, page 182:

HELPS, FRANK BOVETT, Rifleman, No. 2471, 16th Battn. (Queen's Westminster Rifles), The London Regt. T.F.), 2nd s. of Edward William Helps, of Westleigh, Durleigh Road, Bridgwater, Incorporated Accountant, Overseer for Borough of Bridgwater, by his wife, Elizabeth, dau. of E. J. Bovett; b. Westfield. Bridgwater, co. Somerset, 11 May, 1894; educ. Dr. Morgan's School, Bridgwater, and Royal Grammar School, Colchester, and on leaving there was apprenticed to Mr. A, J. Beate, of Taunton, Draper, and after serving his time, went to the Brixton Bon Marché; enlisted, 11 Aug. 1914; went to France, 24 Jan, 1915, and was killed in action at Ypres, 23 July, 1915, while on outpost duty ; unm.
HILL Albert [James]
Private 46704, 18th (Service) Battalion (Bantam), Lancashire Fusiliers formerly 208439, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 26 March 1918 during the massive enemy Spring offensive against the Fifth Army in Picardy (The Kaisers Battle "Operation Michael" 21 March-5 April. Aged 20. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Sandwich, Kent. Baptised 13 January 1898 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity, Somerset, son of Albert Edward and Eliza Hill of West Street, Bridgwater. Son of Mrs Eliza Hill, of 1906, West Street, Bridgwater. A Rivetter at the Locomotive and Carriage Department, Bridgwater for Great Western Railway. Member of National Union of Railwaymen, a Railway Boy, Railway Worker, in the Bridgwater Branch, Somerset, joined 19 May 1914. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Albert E and WEliza Hill, resident No 9 Court, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a School grocers Errand Boy, son of Eliza Hill, resident 73, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial the Fifth Army ĎMissingí of 1918, Ovillers-la-Boiselle, Somme, France. Panels 32 to 34. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
HILL Robert

Private 25785 6th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry) formerly 208439, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 16 September 1916 during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, Somme, 15-22 September. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Hill, of Parkstone Terrace, Bridgwater; husband of Mary (nee Seaman) Hill, of Bristol Road, Bridgwater, married July to September Quarter 1911 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Robert and Elizabeth Hill, resident Cottage, Hamp Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Robert and Elizabeth Hill, resident 22, Parkstone Terrace, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Railway Plateyaer, baording at 25, Telekebir Road, Hopkinstown, Pontypridd, Glamorganshire, Wales. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 25 July 1917:

Private Robert Hill of the Somerset L.I. who was reported a missing last September is now officially presumed to have been killed in action.
HILL William
Private 9746 (9740 on SDGW], 8th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry) formerly 6th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 21 July 1916. Born Wellington, Somerset, enlisted Bridgwater. Disembarked 4 October 1915. Originally suffered shrapnel wounds to his scalp, admitted to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station 19 December 1915, transferred to No 6 AT 20 December 1915. Finally admitted to O.C. 1 Stationery Hospital, Rouen, 21 July 1916. Buried in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-et-Maritime, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 132. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
HOBBS Frederick
Private 241544 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died 12 June 1920. Aged 21. Buried in Bridgwater (St Johnís) Cemetery. Ref 3 545. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
HOBBS Frederick E aka Fred
Private 14008, 10th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died in the United Kingdom 25 November 1916. Aged 29. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Taunton. Baptised 31 December 1886 in Bridgwater, St Jogn, Somerset, son of William and Martha Hobbs, resident Bath Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Mrs Martha Hobbs, of 33, Bailey Street, Bridgwater; son of William Hibbs, of 5, Polden Street, Bridgwater. Attested 9 September 1914 at Taunton, aged 27 years, a Labourer, single, height 5 feet 5½ inches, weight 125lbs, chest 31½-34½ inches, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Posted 10th (Service) Battalion 26 September 1914, with the BEF in France 22 Septermber 1916 to 13 November 1915 then embarked at Marseilles aboard H.M. Thannibal 13 November 1915, disembarked Salonika 21 November 1915. Diagnosed with Diabetes 28 February 1916. With Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 14 November 1916 to 18 February 1916 where he received a severe gun shot wounded to the left eye, admitted to 21st General Hospital (ex-H.S. Asturias), Alexandria, 24 December 1915, with laceration to cheeks and eyelids, invalided from Alexandria to England aboard Hospital Ship Neuralia 6 February 1916. Discharged under King's Regulation Para 392 (xvi) due to his diabetes 17 March 1916. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Plumber's Apprentice, son of William and Martha Hobbs, resident 15, Upper Roseberry Avenue, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Martha Hobbs, resident 86, Bath Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bridgwater (St Johnís) Cemetery. Ref 3 1549. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
HODGES Arthur William

Sapper 159062, 15th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in France, 7 July 1917. Aged 32. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Gloucester. Baptised 19 August 1885 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of William Henry and Mary Hodges, resident Russell Place, Bridgwater. Son of William Henry and Mary Hodges, of 40, Redgate Street, Bridgwater. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a scholar, son of William H. and Mary Hodges, of 17, Wellington Place, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Carpenter's Apprentice, son of W H and MAry Hodges, resident 17, Wellington Place, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Carpenter and Joiner, son of William Henry and Mary Hodges, rsident 40, Redgate Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Member of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters & Joiners, admitted 31 October 1914 as a Carpenter and Joiner, aged 28, Bridgwater Branch. Buried in Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Vlamertinghe, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row M. Grave 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 18 July 1917:

Sapper A. W. Hodges, Royal Engineers was killed by a shell which burst inside his billet on 7th July. He was 32.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 25 July 1917, page 5:

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hodges, of Redgate-street, on Saturday received a letter announcing the death of their son, Sapper Arthur William Hodges, the Royal Engineers, who was killed by a shell which burst inside his billet on July 7th. Deceased, who was 32 years of age and unmarried, joined in April of last year and proceeded to the Front in the following October.

HODGES Charles [Harry]
Gunner 110241, 244th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 23 July 1917. Aged 19. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Stratford-On-Avon. Son of William Henry and Mary Hodges, of 19 Sycamore Road, Waterloo, Liverpool. Buried in Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row 4. Grave 14. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 15 August 1917, page 6:

KILLED ACTION

HODGES—Killed in action, July 24th. Gunner Charles Hodges, Royal Garrison Artillery, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hodges, of 40, Redgate-street, Bridgwater, aged 35.
HOLDER Harford

Private 19966, 6th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 22 August 1917 during an attack on Inverness Copse, 3rd Ypres. Aged 21. Born Tiverton, Devon, resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Tiverton, Devon, son of John Hor Holder, resident 23, Nottingham Street, Bristol, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Tiverton, Devon, no work, a boarder at 72, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panels 41 to 42 and 163A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 5 September 1917:

Private H. Holder was killed in action in France on 23rd August. He lived in Bridgwater for about twelve years.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 12 September 1917, page 6:

HOLDER—Killed action, August 23rd, Private Harford Holder. Somerset L.I., of Bridgwater, aged 21.
HORNSBY William

Second Lieutenant, 6th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). 43rd Infantry Brigade, 14th (Light) Division). Killed in action on Tuesday, 21 August 1917, during heavy fighting in the vicinity of Inverness Copse, situated off the Menin Road. Aged 30. Son of Horace and Ellen Hornsby, of 14, Blacklands, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Bus Conductor, son of Horace and Ellen Hornsby, resident 2, Clare Street, Theatre Place, Town, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 41 to 42 and 163A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 29 August 1917:

We very much regret to announce that another Bridgwater Officer has been killed in action. Second-Lieut. William Hornsby of the Somersets was killed in action on 14th August. He originally joined the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry. His parents live in Camden Road.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 5 September 1917, page 5:

On Sunday morning Mr. and Mrs. Horace Hornsby, of 83, Camden-road, received an official intimation from the War Office that their son, Second-Lieutenant William Hornsby, of the omerset L.I., was killed in action on the 21st August. Deceased who was 30 years of age, joined the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry in August, 1914, and attained the rank of sergeant. He first went to France, where he was wounded, and afterwards served in Salonica and Egypt. On receiving his commission, he was gazetted to the Somersets, and was sent to France early in the year. He was prior to the war engaged in the teaching profession, and had served in schools in Bridgwater and London.
HOUSE Robert [Angus]
Private 25738, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 25 August 1917. Aged 30. Born Chilton Polden, Somerset, enlisted Bridgwater. Son of John and Anna House, of Chilton Polden, nr. Bridgwater, Somerset; husband of Annie Elizabeth (nee Bevan) House, of 66, Wembdon Road, Bridgwater, married October to December Quarter 1915 in Chippenham Registration District, Wiltshire. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Chilton, Somerset, son of Anne House (a widow), resident Main Road, Chilton upon Polden, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Chilton Polden, Somerset, an Errand Boy on farm, son of Mrs. j. E. House (a widow), resident Broadway Cottage, 6, Chilton upon Polden, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Chilton Polden, Somerset, a Boot Repairer, boading at Layton Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row R. Grave 11.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 5 September 1917:

Private R. House of the Somerset Light Infantry has been officially reported as dead from wounds received in the face leg and arm. He had fought bravely to live. He originally lived in Durleigh.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 12 September 1917, page 6:

HOUSE.—Died at Wimereaux Hospital, France, of wounds received in action, Private R. House, Somerset L.I., of Danesborough Lodge, Durleigh-road , Bridgwater.
HOWE Frederick James
Bombardier 5212, "Z" 29th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action France 29 June 1916. Aged 23. Born North Petherton, Somerset, enlisted Bridgend, Glamorgashire. Son of Mrs. M. J. Howe, of Williams Buildings, East Quay, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Somerset, son of Frederick and Mary Jane Howe, resident Hannett Street, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. A Fireman in the Locomotive and Carriage Department, at Tondu, Great Western Railway. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1A and 8A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
HOYAL [William] John
Private 9472, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action during severe winter warfare conditions in the vicinity of Ploegsteert Wood 1 November 1914. Born St. John's, Bridgwater, enlisted Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he is listed as John, aged 6, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Alfred and Kate Lancaster, resident 3, Barclay Place, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Bridgwater, Somerset, Employed Brickmaking, son of Kate Lancaster, resident 5, Barclay Place, Bridgwater, Somerset,. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
HUBBARD Clifford

Able Seaman Bristol Z/1898, S.S. "Lynburn," Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died at sea 29 August 1917. The 587 ton Steamship "Lynburn" (Murphy and Sandwith of Workington) was mined Ĺ mile SE from N of Arklow Lightship Cork/Whitehaven, Ireland; there were three survivors. Born 24 or 25 May 1890. Husband of Edith Hubbard, of 38, Alfred Street, Gloucester. Member of the National Union of Railwaymen, joined 15 June 1913, a Sheet Repairer in Bridgwater Sheet Department for Great Western Railway. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 24. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 5 September 1917:

Seaman Gunner Clifford Hubbard of the R.N.V.R. has been drowned through the sinking of a steamship by striking a mine.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 12 September 1917, page 6::

HUBBARD— Drowned at sea, on 29th August, Clifford Hubbard. A.B., R.N.V.R., of Bridgwater, aged 27.
HURFORD Frederick Chapman
Private 13169, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. (8th Infantry Brigade 3rd Division). Killed in action 1 May 1915. Born Bridgwater, resident Stanley-Town, enlisted Ferndale, Glamorganshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
HURFORD Percy [Albert]
Private S/1834, 12th (Service) Battalion (2nd South Down), Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917 during the Battle of Pilckem Ridge 31 July-2 August 1917, first in the series of major battles of Third Ypres fought over the period 31 July-10 November 1917. Aged 22. Enlisted Brighton. Husband of May Thirza (nee Osment) Hurford, of Faith Cottages, Dibden, Southampton, married April to June Qiuarter 1915 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 20. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 5 September 1917, page 5:

Official intimation was issued Saturday that Private P. Hurford, of the Royal Sussex Regiment, who belongs to Bridgwater, was killed in action on the 31st ult. He was 22 years of age, and had been in the Army about four years.
HURFORD William [Edward]
Private 7813, 6th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 18 August 1916 during fighting in Delville Wood. Aged 23. Born Pawlett, Bridgwater, resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Husband of Bessie Fry (formerly Hurford), of 2 Court, Albert Street, Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial to the ĎMissingí of the Somme, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
HURLEY Frederick [George]

Lance Corporal TF/2013, 1st/7th (Service) Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). (167th Infantry Brigade 56th (1st London) Territorial Division). Killed in action 22 July 1916 on the Somme. Aged 19. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, resident and enlisted Barnet, Middlesex. Son of Frederick George Hurley, of 17, Salisbury Road, Barnet, Herts (a Sergeant K.O.S.B., PoW Camp, Stobo, Peebelshire). In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Dental Instument Maker/Repairer, son of Frederick george and Caroline Sarah Hurley, resident 17, Salisbury Road, Barnet, South Mimms Urban, Hertfordshire. Attested 10 October 1913 in Barnet, aged 17 years, a Dental Instrument Maker working for Dental Manufacturing Company, Barnet, resident 17, Salisbury Road, Barnet, single, height 5 feet 3 inches, chest 31-33 inches. With Expeditionary Force in Gibraltar 1 February 1915 to 20 August 1915, with Expeditionary Force to Egypt 24 August 1915, disembarked Alexandria 1 September 1915, served with unit from 9 December 1915, embarked aboard the Saxonia at Alexandria 8 May 1916, disembarked Marseilles 15 May 1916, arrived Rouen with unit 13 June 1916, attached to 5th Battalion, London Regiment (in the field) 3 July 1916, posted 1st/7th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) 3 July 1916, attached 5th Battalion, London Regiment 3 July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Langport & Somerton Herald - Saturday 5 August 1916, page 6:

Information has been received that Pte. Fredk. Hurley, of the Essex Regiment, son of Mr. Fredk. Hurley, and grandson of Mr. Henry Hurley, of 15, Hemp Street, Bridgwater, has been killed in action in France. He was not quite 20 years of age, and enlisted after the war broke out. He was working at High Barnet when he joined up. His father who is well known in Bridgwater, has been in the Army 25 years, and is still serving his country.
ILEY Alfred Richard

Private 49302, 2nd (Garrison) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers formerly 26044, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died on service in Mesopotamia 1 December 1917. Aged 23. Enlisted Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset. Son of John and Elizabeth Iley, of 45, Mount Street, Bridgwater; brother of Herbert (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Bridgwater, Somerset, at school, son of John and Elizabeth Iley, brother of Herbert, resident 14, Queens Street, Town, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Bridgwater, Somerset, an Errand Boy, brother of Hubert [Herbert], son of John and Elizabeth Iley, resident 45, Mount Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. On 10 August 1913 he was aged 19, admitted to National Union of Railwaymen, as a Railway Worker, Porter, in the Bridgwater Branch. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot XII. Row G. Grave 16. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 12 December 1917 (note different intials):

News has been received of the death of Private Alfred B. Iley, attached to the Northumberland Fusiliers from typhoid fever at Baghdad on December 1st. This is the second bereavement for his parents who lost another son having died of wounds in Egypt.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 19 December 1917, page 6:

ILEY.—Died of typhoid fever at Bagdad, December 1st. Private Alfred B. Iley, Northumberland Fusiliers, third son of Mr. and Mrs. Iley, 45, Mount-street, Bridgwater,

ILEY Herbert John
[Listed as Hubert on CWGC, marriage registration and on 1911 census] Private 203672, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). (233rd Infantry Battalion, 75th Division). Died of wounds received during the Palestine campaign 3 October 1917. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Mrs John Iley, of Bridgwater; brother of Alfred (above); husband of Winifred L. (nee Clist) Iley, of Henley Cottage, Henley Lane, Yatton, Bristol, married April to June Quarter 1915 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Bridgwater, Somerset, at school, son of John and Elizabeth Iley, brother of Alfred, resident 14, Queens Street, Town, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Baker, brother of Alfred, son of John and Elizabeth Iley, resident 45, Mount Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery Row E. Grave 295. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 10 October 1917:

It was previously reported that Private H J Iley of the Somerset L.I. was wounded in Egypt last month. The news has now been received that he died from his wounds, much sympathy is felt for the widow and his parents.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 17 October 1917, page 5:

News has been received that Private Hubert John IleY of the Somerset L.I., (whose wife resides in Blacklands), has died of wounds received by the explosion of a shell in Egypt on the 3rd September. Before joining up Private Iley, who was 27 years of age, was in the employ of Mr. Edwin Bryant, baker, of Eastover.
IRISH Alfred
Private 240234, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died in Mesopotamia 28 July 1916. He was among one of a number of reinforcement drafts sent to Mesopotamia from the Battalion, during its two and a half years garrison duty in India. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Baptised 27 September 1893 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of henry and Calara Irish, resident Northgate, Bridgwater. Son of Clara and the late John Henry Irish. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Henry and Calara Irish, resident Northgate Cottages, Northgate, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, bornBridgwater, Somerset, a Labourer in Timber Yard, son of Calara Irish (a widow), resident 49, Union Street, Bridgwater, Somerset,. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row D. Grave 30. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 18 April 1917:

Death of a Prisoner of War:

Private Alfred Irish of the Somersets (attached to the Dorsets) has died while a prisoner of war at the hands of the Turks. It is possible that he died last July but news has only just been received.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 20 June 1917:

Bridgwater soldier's death.
Private Alfred Irish died while a prisoner of war in Turkey. The mayor of Toronto wrote a letter of sympathy to his sister who lives in Toronto.
JAMES G C
† No further information currently
JAMES William [Edward]
Private 38282, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on Garrison duty in India 20 May 1918. Aged 29. Born Bridgwater, enlisted Cardiff. Son of the late Charlotte Ann James; husband of Florence Mabel (nee Baker) James, of 163, Pearl Street, Roath, South Glamorgan, married June to September Quarter 1911 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. Buried in Trimulgheny Cantonment Cemetery, India. Plot C. Row 21. Grave 1429. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
JARRETT Frederick

Private 8667, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. (23rd Infantry Brigade 8th Division). Killed in action 10 November 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Baptised 8 February 1889 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity, Somerset, son of George Benjamin and Ellen Jarret, resident West Street, Bridgwater. Son of Mrs Ellen Jarrett. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Ellen Jarrett (a widow), resident No. 7 Court, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Bridgwater, Somerset, single, a serving soldier, a Private, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment, billeted at Saint Georges Barracks, Malta. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1C. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 20 December 1916, page 5:

Mrs. Jarrett, of Silver-street, has received official information that her son, Priv. Fredk. Jarrett, of the Devons, was killed in action on the 10th November. Deceased was 27 years of age, and enlisted in the Army seven or eight years ago, being sent to the Front August, 1915.

JARVIS Charles Edwin
† Private 17717, 7th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). (61st Infantry Brigade 20th Light Division). Killed in action 22nd September 1917 during the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Edwin and Ada Bower, of Bridgwater. Buried in Bluet Farm Cemetery, Elverdinghe, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 14.
JARVIS Frederick

[Private on St Mary's memorial] Lance Corporal 38426, 2nd/6th Battalion (Territorials), Gloucestershire Regiment formerly32754, 8th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 28 August 1917. Born North Petherton, Somersetshire, enlisted Exeter. Buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 22. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 26 September 1917:

Private Fredk. Jarvis of the Devon Regiment (attached to the Gloucester's) has died from wounds received in battle. His wife had received a letter informing her of his wounds, then another letter told her he had since died.
JARVIS Leo Charles
Sapper 506469, 65th A.F.A. Brigade Signal Sub Section, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Aged 21. Resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Bath. Baptised 28 February 1897 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, son of Frederick and Mary Jane Jarvis, resident Melbourne Terrace, Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Jarvis, of 29, Cranleigh Gardens, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Frederick and Mary J Jarvis, resident Cranleigh Gardens, 29, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Poziers Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 10 to 13. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
JENNINGS David
Lance Corporal 9587, 7th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). (61st Infantry Brigade, 20th Light Division). Killed in action 23 March 1918, during Ludendorfís Spring offensive opposite the Somme. Born and resident Bridgwater, Holy Trinity, Somerset, enlisted Taunton. Baptised 2 August 1895 in Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Thomas and Anne Jennings, resident St Matthew's Fields, Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Thomas and Annie Jennings, brother of Tom (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Thomas and Annie Jennings, resident St Matthew Field, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Plumber's helper, boarding at 55, Pembroke Road, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales. Buried in Grand Serracourt British Cemetery, 7 miles approximately S.W. of St Quentin, Aisne, France. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
JENNINGS Tom
Corporal 241479, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). (233rd Infantry Brigade, 75th Division). Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Died of wounds sustained during the invasion of Palestine 27 July 1918. Born and resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Son of Thomas and Annie Jennings, brother of David (above). In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Somerset, son of Thomas and Anna Jennings, resident St Matthews Field Place, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Thomas and Annie Jennings, resident St Matthew Field, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Labourer, son of Ann Jennings, resident 6, St Matthews Field, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Row S. Grave 39. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
JENNINGS William Charles
Corporal 723003, 1st/24th (City of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment formerly 21273, 3rd Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 3 September 1918. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted 20 November 1916 in Weston-Super-Mare. Aged 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jennings, of Bridgwater; husband of Rose (nee Hill) Jennings, of 7, Hillgrove Avenue, Newtown, Bridgwater, married 31 October 1917 in Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Tom and Annie Jennings, resident 15, Parkstone Terrace, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Collar Worker, son of Tom and Annie Jennings, resident Parkstone Terrace, 178, Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Admitted 21 March 1915 as a Member of the National Union of Railwaymen, a Railway Worker, Porter, in the Bridgwater Branch, Somerset. Army Reservist recalled 20 November 1915, aged 19 years 6 months, Railway Worker (S & D), height 5 feet 10½ inches, weight 130lbs, chest 32½-35½ inches, unmarried at enlistment, religious denomination Wesleyan, mobilized 20 January 1916, posted 176 February 1916. With British Expeditionary Force (B.E.F.) France from 15 June 1916. Buried in Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 15. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
JENNINGS W J
† On addenda panel. No further information currently
JONES William George
Lance Corporal L/11783, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) formerly 20234, 3rd Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 27 September 1918. Aged 18. Born Bath [listed as born Tiverton, Somerset on SDGW], resident and enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Emest George and Ellen Maud Jones, of 106, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Tiverton, Somerset, at school, son of Ernest George and Ellen Maud Jones, resident 106, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Attested 10 December 1915 in Bridgwater, aged 18, a Brickmaker, height 5 feet 5 inches, weight 95lbs, chest 32-34½ inches, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in Gouzeaucourt New british Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 2. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
KEEP Edgar
Lance Corporal 18716, 10th (Service) Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. (57th Infantry Brigade 19th (Western) Division). Killed in action 20th December 1915. Aged 26. Born and resident Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire, enlisted Pontypridd, Glamorganshire. Son of William and Rose Keep; husband of Jessie Keep, of 107, Chilton Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he wasged 26, born Burrowbridge, a Willow Chair Maker, married, son of Martin and Hannah Keirle, resident The School House, Burrowbridge, Bridgwater, Othery, Somerset. Buried in St Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg l'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 7. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
KEIRLE Harry James

Private 34745, 11th (Service) Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. (78th Infantry Brigade 26th Division). Killed in action in Salonika 25 April 1917. Aged 34. Born Borobridge, Somerset, resident and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Mrs Hannah Keirle; husband of Edith Caroline (nee Lane) Keirle, of 125, St Johnís Street, Bridgwater, married October to December Quarter 1909 in Taunton Registration District, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Doiran Memorial, Macedonia, Greece. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 23 May 1917, page 6:

KEIRLE.—Killed in action, Salonica, Private Harry James Keirle, Worcester Regt., husband of Mrs. Keirle, 125, St. John-street, Bridgwater, and son of Mrs. Keirle, Burrowbridge, aged 32.
KEIRLE William
Private 9831, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 3 May 1915. Born North Petherton, Somerset, resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 23.
KENNEDY Herbert Michael

Chief Electrician 347012, H.M.S. "Indefatigable," Royal Navy. Lost with hsi ship at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 32. Born 27 April 1883 in Pembroke. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Kennedy, of Stogursey, Somerset; husband of Rose (nee Bond) Kennedy, of 50, Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, married April to June Quarter 1907 in Bridgwater Registrationj Distrioct, Somerset. Prior to enlistment he was an Engine Fitter and Turner. Enlisted 28 September 1904 for 12 years, height 5 feet 7 inches, brown hair, grey eyes, dark complexion. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Pembrokeshire, Wales, an Engineer's Apprentice, boarding at 16, Wellington Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, born Pembroke, South Wales, married, a Sailor, Electrician 3rd Class, aboard H.M.S. Bellona, Plymouth Sound, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 16. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1916:

KENNEDY Herbert Michael of 50 Taunton-road Bridgwater Somersetshire acting chief electrical artificer in the Royal Navy died 31 May 1916 killed in action Probate Taunton 29 August to Rose Kennedy widow. Effects £118 10s.
KERSLAKE Joseph Richard
Sapper 506282, 39th Works Company, Royal Engineers. Died of illness (possibly Spanish Flu) 30 January 1919. In the 1891 census he was aged 8, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Joseph and Anna Kerslake, resident Somerset Place, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Mason Labourer, son of Joseph and Emma Kerslake, resident 125, Bath Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a bricklayer, boarding with Samuel (his cousin) and Mary Ann Kerslake at 7 Union Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 8. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1919:

KERSLAKE Joseph Richard of 8 Union-street Bridgwater Somersetshire mason died 30 January 1919 at the 10th Canadian Stationary Hospital Calais France Probate Taunton 25 February to Mary Ann Kerslake (wife of Samuel Kerslake). Effects £33 8s. 8d.
KING Joseph Henry

[Listed as H J KING on St Mary's Memorial] Private 240380, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry) attached to 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died on service in Mesopotamia 14 September 1916. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Joseph E and Kate King, resident 72, Polden Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Music Shop Porter, son of Joseph Edward and Kate King, resident 72, Polden Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row P. Grave 9. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 21 March 1917:

It has been reported from the Red Cross that Private J H King of Somerset L.I. has died whilst a prisoner of war in Turkey. He was a keen athlete and footballer and played for Bridgwater R.F.C.
KING William Edward

Private 240381 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service 28 April 1917. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 12. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 11 July 1917:

Private W. E. King of Somerset Light Infantry, who was a prisoner of war in Turkey has died of dysentery.

KINGSTON George

Private 16961, 8th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 28 April 1917. Born North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Bridgwater. Baptised 23 November 1887 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, son of George and Caroline Kingston, resident Dunwear. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born North Petherton, Somerset, son of George and Caroline Kingston, resident Crossway Yard, Somerset Bridge, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Somerset, a brickyard labourer, son of George and Caroline Kingston, resident Somerset Bridge, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born North Petherton, Somerset, a Labourer, son of Caroline Kingston (a widow), resident Bisgoods Buildings, Somerset Bridge, Bridgwater, North Petherton, Somerset,. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 9 May 1917:

Bridgwater

Geo. Kingston of the Somersets was killed in action in March. He was killed by a large shell and death was very quick. Letters have been received describing the action and subsequent loss.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 16 May 1917:

Death of well-known footballer
Private George Kingston of the Somersets has been killed in action on 27th March, when a shell burst right on top of him in a shell hole.
LARSON [Oken] Frank
† Gunner RMA/8553, H.M.S. "Good Hope," Royal Marine Artillery. (Reservist RMR/IC/31). Lost when his ship was sunk off Chile at the Battle of Coronel 1 November 1914. Aged 33. Born 23 January 1881 in Huntworth, Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Sonne Thomas and Emma Larson, of Canal Side, Huntworth, Bridgwater, Somerset; husband of Lilly Lemon (formerly Larson), of Portsmouth formerly 34, Rhode Lane, Taunton Road, near Bridgwater, married January to March Quarter 1913 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1881 census he was newborn, born North Petherton, Somerset, son of Emma Larson, resident North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. Enlisted 25 November 1899 in Bridgwater, formerly a Brickyard Labourer, Congregationalist, height 6 feet 1¼ inches, dark complexion, black hair, brown eyes. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 5.
LAW Tom
Able Seaman Bristol Z/1368, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Royal Naval Division. (189th Infantry Brigade 63rd (Naval) Division). Killed in action 4 September 1918 during the Battle of the Drocourt Queant line in the 2nd Battle of Arras August 26th-September 3rd 1918. Born 29 September 1896. Son of Henry (aka Harry) and Parthenia Law, of 58, Wembdon Road, Brigwater. Enlisted 17 November 1915. Religious denomination Wesleyan. Printer by trade. Height 5 feet 3¾ inches, chest 32½-34½ inches, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes. Buried in Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 22. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
LEGG Ernest [Robert]
Corporal 15804, 7th (Service) Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. (54th Infantry Brigade, 18th (Eastern) Division). Killed in action 17 February 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Taunton. Baptised 10 June 1897 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of William Robert and Martha Legg, resident Russell St Place, Bridgwater. Son of Willie Robert and Martha Legg, of 42, Polden Street, Bridgwater; brother of William Robert Legg (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Willie and Martha Legg, resident with his grandparents, James and Alice Legg, at 12, Angel Crescent, Town, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Newspaper Salesman, son of William and Martha Legg, resident 7, St. John Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial to the 73,000 ĎMissingí of the Somme, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2C. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 4 April 1917:

Two more men fall in action, they have been named as Corporal Ernest Legg of the Bedford Regiment and Private Bertie Fender of the Somerset L.I.
LEGG William Robert
Corporal 21578, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry formerly 6377, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 6 April 1916. Arrived Mesopotamia 27 November 1914. The Battalion was captured with the fall of Kut-al-Amara 29 April 1916. Aged 20. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Taunton. Baptised 7 February 1896 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of Willie Robert and Martha Legg, resident Samuel Place, Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Willie Robert and Martha Legg, of 42, Polden Street, Bridgwater; brother of Ernest Robert Legg (above). In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Confectionery Salesman, son of William and Martha Legg, resident 7, St. John Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial. Iraq. Panels 26-28. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
LEIGH Fred William
Private 26543, 8th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). (63rd Infantry Brigade 37th Division). Killed in action 10 April 1917, during the First Battle of Arras 9-14 April 1917. Born Cossington, Somerset, enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born Cossington, Somerset, a Postman, son of Charles and Emma Leigh, resident 89, Frearn Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, born Cossington, Somerset, a Postman, married to Nellie Marion Leigh, also resident were his mother, Emma, and his sister, Beatrice Emma, at 54, Halesleigh Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Appointed Temporary Assistant Postman with the Post Office in Bridgwater 4 April 1901 [London Gazette 9 April 1901] and then appointed Postman with the Post Office in Bridgwater 16 February 1904 [London Gazette 19 February 1904]. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
LETHERBY Cecil John

Private 74016, 28th (North West) Battalion, Saskatewan Regiment Canadian Infantry (Canadian Expeditionary Force, 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division). `Died of wounds 22 November 1915. Aged 23. Born 28 June 1892 in Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Richard John and Sarah Jane Leatherby, of 14, Alexandra Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Attested 26 October 1914 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, aged 22 years 4 months, a Bank Clerk, single, height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 33-35½ inches, dark complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Embarked for England Montreal aboard S.S. Northland 29 May 1915, embarked for France 17 September 1915. Buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 1. Row K. Grave 62. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5601 - 34. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Wells Journal - Friday 3 December 1915, page 6:

The news was learnt with much regret in Bridgwater that Private Cecil J. Letherby, of the 2nd Canadian Contingent—and eldest son of Mr. R. J. Letherby, of Alexandra-road, assistant to the Town Clerk—had been killed in action in Flanders on Monday, November 22nd. The deceased, who was 24 years of age, was attached to the Headquarters (Scouts) 28th Battalion, having enlisted in October of last year. He sailed for England in June, and proceeded to the front in September.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 8 December 1915, page 5:

MORE LOCAL WAR VICTIMS.—Mr R. Letherby, of AJexandra-road (assistant to the Town Clerk of Bridgwater), has received the sad intelligence that his eldest son, Private Cecil J. Letherby, of the 2nd Canadian Contingent, was killed in action on the morning of the 22nd November last while engaged in inspecting the wire entanglements before the German lines Flanders. His thigh was broken, and he was conveyed to the field hospital, where he died shortly afterwards from shock. Deceased, who was 24 yearsof age, was attached to the Headquarters’ (Scouts ) 28th Battalion, 6th Brigade, of the Canadian Contingent, sailing for England in June, and proceeding to the Front in September.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 8 December 1915, page 6:

BRIDGWATER CANADIAN'S DEATH.
ASSISTANT TOWN CLERK BEREAVED.

The news was learnt with much regret Friday that Private Cecil J. Letherby, of the 2nd Canadian Contingent, eldest son of Mr. R. J. Letherby, of 14, Alexandria-road, Bridgwater (assistant town clerk), had been killed in action in France on November 22nd. The news was conveyed to Mr. Letherby in letters from an officer and chaplain attached to his son's Battalion. They stated that the gallant young soldier was struck by a bullet early on Monday morning, November 22nd, while engaged in the dangerous work inspecting wire entanglements. The deceased, who was 24 years of age, was attached to the Headquarters (Scouts) 28th Battalion, having enlisted in October of last year. He sailed for England in June, and proceeded to the Front in September. Before going to Canada about two years ago Private Letherby was in business at Parr's Bank, Bath. He was promising young fellow, and much sympathy is felt for Mr. Letherby, who has another son (Corporal Albert F. Letherby) serving in yhe Army.

The letter received by Mr. Letherby from Lieut. Macintyre, of the 28th Battalion, 2nd Canadian Division, is as follows:—“Somewhere in Belgium, 23rd November. 1915:Dear Mr.Letherby,—It is with deepest regret that I write to tell you of your son's death, of which you have, no doubt, received the official notification. No words of mine can soften the blow that has fallen on you and your family, but I want you to know that your son died as a man and a British soldier, doing a difficult and dangerous duty, as he was always willing to do without question or complaint. I have the honour to command our little band of twenty Scouts, and they have always been considered the picked men of the battalion, ready for anything. The passing of your son marks our first loss, and I can assure you we miss him keenly, as he was liked by us all. One the tasks set for the Scouts is the examination of our barbed wire entanglements, and it was on Monday (22nd of November) morning, about four o'clock, that he was out on our front and was there shot through the thigh, the bone being broken. Everything possible was done in the way of first aid, and he was hurried into the dressing station, but died shortly after. He was unconscious most the time, and we believe he did not suffer much. A wound of this kind is usually fatal owing to the shock. I am giving you these particulars as I find they are usually asked for. Your son is buried in the little military cemetery at Kemmel. We buried him with simple military honours and have erected a cross bearing a suitable inscription. This cemetery is ground bought by the British Government and will be kept up by them. A careful record of all this is kept by the authorities. Again expressing to you my most sincere sympathy,—Yours faithfully. D. E. Macintyre (Lieut.), 28th Battalion, 2nd Canadian Division.

The following letter from the chaplain of the 6th Brigade was received by the same post Friday:—“November 22nd, 1915.—Dear Mr. Letherby,—Both officers and men of the 28th Battalion who knew your son join in their very sincere sympathy with you in the great loss that you have suffered, for all had a good word about him. The colonel seldom comes to a funeral, but was particular in being there this morning, and a large firing party—a still more unusual thing at the Front—was also present. Your son was mending wire above the front trench when hit—it occurred between two and three o'clock this morning. The funeral took place a few hours later in the Headquarters' Cemetery, which is half surrounded by trees, and is one of the cemeteries which the French and Belgian Governments have promised always to care for. A wooden cross will be put up by the pioneer sergeant, and we have some bulbs to put in the grass as soon as it settles. More permanent remembrances can be placed there later. We can only pray that the loving Heavenly Father may comfort, as He alone can, the loved ones who feel his loss . . . Yours very sincerely, C. C. Owen (Major), Chaplain VI. Brigade.”

Extract from Canadian Circumstances of Death Report:

"DIED OF WOUNDS"

He together with another scout was making an inspection of the wire in front of G.3 trench at Kemmel, when he was hit by a rifle bullet. His wounds were attended to, and he was removed to the Advanced Dressing Station, where he died shortly afterwards.

LEWIS Ernest [George]
Private 9760 [9700 on SDGW], 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds (gas) in the United Kingdom 27 October 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Baptised 21 February 1896 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of Frederick and Rosa Lewis, resident West Street, Bridgwater. Son of Frederick Lewis, of Gloucester Place, Friarn Street, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Frederick and Rose Lewis, resident No 4 Court, 1, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Haulier, son of Frederick and Rose Lewis, resident 3 Court Albert Street Bridgwater, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. (Church portion). Plot I. Row 1. Grave 2. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
LOCK Samuel

Private 446687, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. (Canadian Expeditionary Force, 2nd Infantry Brigade 1st Canadian Division). Killed in action 15 April 1917 during the Battles of Arras. Born 31 March 1889 in Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Mrs. W. Lock, of 38, Polden Street, Bridgwater; brother of Mrs W. M. Bradbury, of Crown Inn, 96, St John Street, Bridgwater, brother of Wybert Lock, of 37, Railway terrace, Clydock, Glamorganshire, South Wales. Attested at Calgary, Saskatewan, Canada, on 7 May 1915, aged 26 year 2 months, single, Polisher by trade, height 5 feet 5½ inches, chest 31-35½ inches, fair complexion, grey blue eyes, light brown hair, religious denomination Church ogf England. Sailed from Montreal aboard S.S. Elile 5 July 1915. Buried in Bois Carre Cemetery, Thelus, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 8. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5701 - 6. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 18 July 1917:

Private Samuel Lock, Canadian Contingency had been reported as wounded and missing. It now appears that he was killed in action on 13th April.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 25 July 1917, page 5:

An official intimation has been received of the death in action of Private Samuel Lock, Canadian Contingent, son of the late Mr. Samuel Lock, of Lynnhurst-terrace, Taunton-road. Before leaving for Canada in 1913 deceased worked at the West of England Cabinet Works at Bridgwater, and was wounded in France last year.

Extract from Canadian Casualty Report:

"Previously reported Wounded and Missing now Killed in Action."
He was wounded by an enemy high explosive shell and while on his way to a dressing station he was killed by enemy shell fire.
ATTACK WEST OF THELUS.
LOMAX John [James]
Corporal 10057, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 6 July 1915. Born Widcombe, Somerset, resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Son of Henry George and Amelia Lomax, of Bath; husband of Mary (nee Chicki) Lomax, of 83, Union Street, Bridgwater, married January to March Quarter 1906 in Taunton Registration District, Somerset. Originally attested 2 November 1891 in Britsol, aged 18 years 2 months, a Labourer, born Widcombe, Bath, served as 3378, Prince Albert'S (Somersetshire Light Infantry), height 5 feet 4 inches, weight 115lbs, chest 33-34 inches, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Served on the North-West Frontier (Punjab) of India. Re-engaged for the Somerset Light Infantry at Peshawar, India, to complete 21 years service 12 June 1903. Discharged after 14 years service 19 December 1905 under King's Regulations Para 1805 (xv). Reservist. Awarded the India Medal 1895 and Clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-1898. In the 1881 census he was aged 7, born Bath, Somerset, a scholar, son of Henry G and Amelia Lomax, resident 7, Bellmead Place, Bath Lyncombe and Widcombe, Bath, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 17, born Bath, Somerset, a Shoe Shop Assistant, son of Henry G and Amelia Lomas, resident 6, Wood Street, Bath, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 37, born Bath, Somerset, an Ostler at Hotel, married to Mary, with one son and one daughter, resident 49, Barclay Street, Bridgwater, Somerse. Buried in Talana Farm Cemetery, Boesinghe, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 3. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
LOUBO Lawrence Castano
Seaman 1338D, H.M.S. "Triumph," Royal Naval Reserve. Died at sea when his ship was torpedoed in the Dardanelles 25 May 1915. Aged 48. Born 9 August 1867 in Poplar, London E. Husband of Ellen (nee Palmer) Loubo, of 20, Penel Orlieu, Bridgwater also listed as 20, Market Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, married July to September 1893 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 32, born London, Middlesex, a Mariner, married to Ellen Loubo with two sons and a daughter, resident 52, Market Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried at sea. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel 8. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
LUCAS Ernest
Private S/923 [listed as 5923 on SDGW], 50th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. (50th (Northumbrian) Division). Died of wounds 21 October 1918. Aged 31. Born Taunton, Somerset, enlisted Wood Green, Middlesex. Son of Edwin and Elizabeth Lucas, of 5, Blake Place, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Pitminster, Somerset, son of Edwin M and Elizabeth Lucas, resident 5, Blake Place, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Boulogne, Pas de Calais, France. Plot LXVII. Row K. Grave 20. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
MAJOR Arthur Oswald

Captain, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). (233rd Infantry Brigade 75th Division). Killed in action 23 November 1917 during the Battle of Nabi Samweil one of several heavily defended villages situated approximately 5 miles NW of Jerusalem on the road to Nablus. Aged 42. Baptised 1 July 1875 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of Henry James and Julia Mary Major, resident Salmon Parade, Bridgwater. Son of Henry James and Julia Mary Major, of 18, Northfield, Bridgwater. In the 1881 census he was aged 5, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a scholar, son of Henry James and Julia Mary Major, resident Haygrove, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 25, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Clerk working for his father, son of Henry J and Julia M Major, resident 9, Northfield, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 35, single, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Cashier for his father, a brick and tile manufacturer, son of Henry James and Julia Mary Major, resident 18, Northfield, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Section C. Grave 27. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Note: The 23 November 1917 was a tragic day for the Battalion who lost 69 killed and over 400 wounded in an unsuccessful attack on the village on El Jib.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 5 December 1917:

Bridgwater Officer killed in Palestine – Captain Arthur Oswald Major of the Somerset Light Infantry was killed in action on November 23rd. Profound sympathy is felt for his father Mr Henry Major J.P. Captain Major was 42 years of age and was a most efficient officer. He joined the forces as a private and steadily worked his way through the ranks. He served for three years before being transferred to Egypt. He attended Dr Morgan's School and he was very proficient at sport, playing hockey for the county. He had many skills and was a sidesman at St. Mary's Church, also taking bible classes. Many tributes have been paid to him.
MANCHIP, MM Frederick aka Fred
Private 132588, 85th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Highlanders). (Canadian Expeditionary Force, 12th Canadian Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division). Died of wounds, gun shot wounds to head and knee, at No. 5. General Hospital, Rouen, 10 October 1918. Born 15 July 1897 in Bridgwater, Somerset. Baptised 3 february 1899 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity, Somerset, son of Frank and Alice Clara Manchip, resident 93, West Street, Bridgwater. His address in Canada was 764, La Fontaine East, Montreal, Quebec. Son of Frank Manchip. Occupation Elevator operator. Attested in Montreal on the 14 September 1915, aged 18 years 2 months, single, height 5 feet 3 inches, 30½-33½ inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada aboard S.S. Adriatic 31 March 1916, arrived Liverpool, England, 9 April 1916. Embarked for France 12 August 1916. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) 16 September 1918 for bravery in the field. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Frank and Alice C Manchip, resident 93, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Bridgwater, Somerset, at school, son of Frank and Alice Clara Manchip, resident 95, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot II. Row S. Grave 2. National Archives of Canada Accession eference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5884 - 11. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
MANCHIP Matthew
Private 28950, "B" Company 7th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action in France 27 August 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Baptised 21 October 1898 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity, Somerset, son of Harry and Eliza Manchip, resident Albert Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of the late Harry and Elizabeth Manchip. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Bridgwater, Somerset, step-son of Samuel Pomeroy, son of Eliza Pomeroy, resident No 7 Court, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Bridgwater, Somerset, at school, nephew of James and Elizabeth Manchip, resident 91, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial to the 9,903 ĎMissingí of the Advance in Picardy, the battles of the Hindenburg Line, the Selle, and the final Advance in Picardy, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
MANCHIP Walter Stanley
Corporal 88, 50th (South Australia) Infantry Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. (13th Brigade, 4th Australian Division). Killed in action between Thiepval and Albert Monday 4 September 1916 during the Battle for possession of Poziers Ridge. Aged 24. Born Bridgwater, Somerset. Educated Albert Street Board School, Bridgwater, Somerset. Emigrated aged 19. His address in Australia was John Street, New Hindmarsh, South Australia. Aged at embarkation 22. Status single. Next of kin, his mother, Mrs E. Manchip, of 28 Camden Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Brickyard Labourer by trade. Reigious denomination Church of England. Enlisted 19 August 1914. Bugler. AWM Embarkation Roll No 23/27/1. Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia on board the Transport A11 "Ascanius" on the 20 October 1914. Panel number 151, Roll of Honour Australian War Memorial. No known grave. Commemorated on Australian National Memorial, Villers Bretonneux, Somme, France. Australian Circular. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
MANCHIP William

Driver/Gunner 4136, 10th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action at Gallipoli 3 September 1915. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Deptford, Kent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Manchip, of 43, Old Taunton Road, Bridgwater. Buried in Hill 10 Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey. Plot I. Row A. Grave 10. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 13 October 1915, page 5:

An official intimation has been received that Driver William Manchip, of the Royal Garrison Artillery (son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Manchip, 43, Old Taunton-road, Bridgwater), was killed in action on the Gallipoli Peninsula on September 3rd last. Deceased was a married man with one child, and four of his brothers are at present serving their country, one of whom, Bugler Walter Manchip, has been in the Dardanelles for some time and has been twice wounded.
MANLEY Arthur George

Lance Corporal O/8050, 55th Service Company, Royal Army ordnance Corps. Died 30 January 1919. Aged 23. Son of William James and Rose Ellen Manley, of 37, Blacklands, Bridgwater, Somerset; brother of Cecil Eric Manley (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of William J and Rose E Manley, resident 50, Wellington Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Blouse Cutter, son of William James and Rosa Ellen Manley, resident 50, Wellington Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Section A. Grave 35. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 26 February 1919, page 5:

LOCAL SOLDIERS DEATH.—Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Manley, of Blacklands, have received official notification of the death of their eldest son, Lance-Corporal Arthur George Manley, of the Army Ordnance Corps, who died in hospital at Suez on his way home from Mesopotamia. He was 23 years of age.
MANLEY Cecil Eric
Private 25692, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) (110th Infantry Brigade, 21st Division) formerly 23952, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 24 March 1918 during the German Spring offensive "Operation Michael" in Picardy 21 March-5 April. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Devizes, Wiltshire. Son of William James and Rose Ellen Manley, of 37, Blacklands, Bridgwater, Somerset; brother of Arthur George Manley (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of William J and Rose E Manley, resident 50, Wellington Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Bridgwater, Somerset, an Errand Boy, son of William James and Rosa Ellen Manley, resident 50, Wellington Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
MANNING William Charles aka Willie
Air Mechanic Class II 12421, RFC South Farnborough, Royal Flying Corps. Accidentally killed whilst flying in the United Kingdom as a passenger in a Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2b, serial number A5793, when the aircraft went into a side slip and nose dived into the ground 8 July 1916 (pilot 2Lt G. M. V. Bidie). Aged 25. Husband of Nellie Frances (nee Dodden) Manning, of 103, Elm Park Road, Reading, married October to December Quarter 1915 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Samuel and Emily Manning, resident 78, Barclay Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Cabinet Maker, son of Samuel and Emily Manning, resident 21, Polden Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery (Chapel portion) Location 4. 140. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
MARCHANT Frederick [Charles]

Private 13557, 4th Battalion, Coldstream Guards. (Guards Division). Killed in action near Boezinge, Belgium, 5 July 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Coventry. Son of Mr. and Mrs E. Marchant, of 24, Polden Street, Bridgwater. Buried in Artillery Wood Cemetery, Boesinghe, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row C. Grave 16. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 18 July 1917:

Local man Private Fredk. Marchant of Coldstream Guards, who was a stretcher bearer was killed instantly in the trenches by a shell on 5th July.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 25 July 1917, page 5:

News has also been received that Private Frederick Marchant, Coldstream Guards, youngest son Mr. and Mrs. S. Marchant. of 24, Polden-street. was killed in action by a shell on July 5th. Deceased was 21 years of age and single and for some time was in the employ Mr. George Paul, pawnbroker, Eastover, but on the outbreak the war proceeded to Coventry, where he was engaged on munition work before joining up and had been at the Front nearly two years.

MARGETTS Henry Edwin

Private 9932, 8th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). (63rd Infantry Brigade, 37th Division). Killed in action in France 3 September 1916. Aged 18. Born Minehead, Somerset, resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Baptised 8 July 1898, in MIndehead, Somerset, son of Henry Edward and Eva Florence Margetts, resident Minehead, Somesert. Son of Henry Edward and Eva Florence Margetts, of 12, Stanley Terrace, Bristol Road, Bridgwater; brother of Edward Philip Margetts, of 15, Distons Lane, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, and Harold Francis Margetts (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Minehead, Somerset, son of Henry E and Eva Florence, resident 10, Summerland Villas, Minehead, Williton, Somerset. Buried in Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille, Somme, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 2. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Langport & Somerton Herald - Saturday 23 September 1916, page 4:

PTE. H. E. MARGETTS KILLED IN ACTION.
Deep sympathy is felt for Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Margetts, of Moirs Cottage, Bath Road, Bridgwater, in thesecond bereavment they have been called upon to sustain during the war by the death of another son —Pte H. E. Margetts, of the Somerset Light Infantry (Signals Section)—who has been killed in action by shell fire. Pte. Margetts, who was only 18 years of age, joined the Army in August 1914, immediately after the outbreak of war, and went to the front 11 months ago. He was wounded in July last and was in hospital for five weeks. Tow other brothers are on active service, and another (Lance-Corpl. W. Margetts) was killed in action at Neuve Chapeele in March last year. A letter from a sergeant in the deceased's section states:—“Your son was beloved by every man of the section for his cheerful ways and willingness. He has become quite a favourite with everyone and he is greatly missed. He met his death bravely and gallantly.”
MARGETTS Harold Francis
Private 9889, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 29 April 1917 during the Battle of Arleux, Arras. Born Chipping Norton, Oxon, resident Bridgewater, Somerset, enlisted Oxford. Son of Henry Edward and Eva Florence Margetts, of 12, Stanley Terrace, Bristol Road, Bridgwater; brother of Edward Philip Margetts, of 15, Distons Lane, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, and Henry Edwin Margetts (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Oxfordshire, son of Henry E and Eva Florence, resident 10, Summerland Villas, Minehead, Williton, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, a Grocer Assistant, boarding at 20, Rosebery Avenue, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6-7. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 16 May 1917:

Private H F Margetts of the Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry has died from wounds in France.
MARGETTS William Henry

Lance Corporal 9335, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. (23rd Infantry Brigade, 8th Division). Killed in action 11 March 1915 during the battle of Neuve Chapelle 10-13 March 1915. Aged 22. Son of Eva Florence Margetts, of 12, Stanley Terrace, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, and the late Henry Edward Margetts. In the 1901 censuss he was aged 8, born Oxfordshire, son of Henry E and Eva Florence Margetts, resident 10, Summerland Villas, Minehead, Williton, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial to the 13,479 ĎMissingí of the Battles of La Bassee, Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, and Festubert in 1914-15, Richebourg LíAvoue, Bethune, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 8 to 9. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Shepton Mallet Journal - Friday 30 April 1915, page 3:

BRIDGWATER.

Mr. H. E. Margetts, of Cranleigh Gardens, Bridgwater (chief booking clerk at the local G.W.R. station), received official intimation on Monday evening that his son, Lance-Corpl. William Margetts, of the 2nd Devon Regiment, had been killed in action. He had been in the Devons for about three years, and was very popular with his comrades. The greatest sympathy is extended in their bereavement to Mr. and Mrs. Margetts, who have three other sons on active service.

MARKS Alfred [John]
Driver 217170, Royal Field Artillery formerly Driver T/1850, Royal Army Service Corps. 135th Infantry Brigade. Killed in action in France 25th October 1918. Aged 30.Resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Andover, Hampshire. Baptised 9 March 1888 in Bridgwater, St John, son of William and Lucy Ann Marks, resident Dock Street. Son of William and Lucy Marks, of Bridgwater, brother of Walter John Marks (below); husband of Alice (nee Dyte) Marks, of 6, Dry Dock, East Quay, Bridgwater, married April to June Quarter 1913 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of William and Lucy Marks, resident Williams Buildings, 6, Old Dock, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of William T and Lucy A Marks, resident Williams Buildings, 6, East Quay, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Stripper, son of William and Lucy Marks, resident 108, Friarn Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Tantignies Communal Cemetery, Rumes, near Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium. Row F. Grave 6. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
MARKS Walter John
Driver T4/212463, 78th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Service Corps formerly T/1800, 2nd/1st S.W. Brigade Company. Died on service in the Balkans 9 November 1916. Resident and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Baptised 3 August 1883 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of William Thomas and Lucy Ann Marks, resident Bridgwater. Son of William and Lucy Marks, of Bridgwater, brother of Alfred John Marks (above). In the 1891 census he was aged 7, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a scholar, son of William and Lucy Marks, resident Williams Buildings, 6, Old Dock, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born Bridgwater, Somerset, Labourer in brickyard, son of William T and Lucy A Marks, resident Williams Buildings, 6, East Quay, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Brickmaker, son of William and Lucy Marks, resident 108, Friarn Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece. Grave 666. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
MEAD Albert George

Cooks Mate M/13631, H.M.S. "Defence," Royal Navy. Died at sea 31 May 1916 during the battle of Jutland. Aged 21. Born 9 May 1895 in Bridgwater, Somerset. Husband of Gertrude M (nee Peirce) Mead, of Somerset Bridge, Bridgwater, maried July to September Quarter 1915 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Albert Thomas and Lucy Mead, resident Somerset Bridge, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Baker's Boy, son of Albert and Lucy Mead, resident Somerset Bridge, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 17. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Note: H.M.S. Defence was a 14,600m ton Cruiser, launched in 1907 that was destroyed by the gunfire of the German Battleship "Hipper" with the loss of nearly 800 lives.

MEAD Henry [John]
Private 16835, 8th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died in United Kingdom 2 December 1916. Aged 37. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Walter and Harriet Mead; husband of Edith (nee James) Mead, of Somerset Bridge, Bridgwater, Somerset, married October to December Quarter 1907 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. Creamated and commemorated in Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery, London. Screen Wall. 89. 32488.
MEADE Ernest John
[Listed as MEAD on memorial] Private 3/6793, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 19 December 1914 during the attack on "The Birdcage", Ploegsteert Wood, Belgium. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Ernest John and Fanny E. Mead, of 52, Polden Street, Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, near Armentiers, Hainaut, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
MILLARD George Edmund

[Listed as Edmund George MILLARD on memorial] Acting Engine Room Articifer 4th Class M/11585(CH), H.M.S. "Pembroke," Royal Navy. Died in the United Kingdom due to Tuberculosis of the Lungs 26 January 1918. Aged 24. Born 18 March 1893 in Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Mrs Annie Jane Millard, of "The Lindens," Wembdon Road, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Edmund and Annie J Millard, resident 98, Bath Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Prior to enlisting he was a Fitter and Turner. Enlisted 5 January 1915 for 12 years. height 5 feet 11¼ in ches, chest 37 inches, black hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. Invalided out of Navy 12 April 1916 (Tuberculosis of Lungs). Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. (Church Portion) Plot A. Row 2. Grave 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Note: H.M.S. "Pembroke" was a shore based establishment (Chatham)

MILTON Joseph John

Private 17454, 6th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action in France 16 September 1916 during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Originally attested 8 November 1894 at Bridgwater, as 3011, 3rd Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry), aged 18 years 1 month, previously a Labourer, single, height 5 feet 4¼ inches, chest 35½-37 inches, weight 120 lbs, florid complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. A Reservist recalled at the outbreak of war. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Les Boeufs, Somme, France. Plot V. Row K. Grave 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

MITCHELL Robert
Private 79348, Kingís (Liverpool Regiment) transferred to 53699, 90th Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action in France 10 December 1917. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Cardiff. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Maria Mitchell, resident 100, Frearn Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-Grand, Somme, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 10. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 19 December 1917:

Private R. Mitchell Labour Battalion. He had only been at the front for two months, and he was killed by a shell on December 10th. His death was instantaneous.
MOCKRIDGE Edwin John

Private 242204, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Missing assumed killed in action 12 October 1917. Born Nether Stowey, Somerset, resident and enlisted Bridgewater, Somerset. Son of John and Matilda Mockridge, of Mill Farm, Charlynch, Bridgwater; husband of Amy (nee Baker) Mockridge, of 68, Wembdon Road, Bridgwater then 4, Station Road, Dunball, Bridgwater, married 5 April 1915 in Wembdon, Somerset, two sons. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Fiddington, Somerset, a scholar, son of John and Matilda Mockridge, resident Main Street, Fiddington, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Fiddington, Somerset, a Farm Labourer, son of John and Matilda Mockridge, resident Fiddington, Somerset. Attested 9 December 1915, aged 25 years 2 months, a Labourer by trade, height 5 feet 3 inches, weight 119 lbs, chest 32-35 inches. To Army Reserve 10 December 1915, mobilized 5 February 1917, posted 2nd/5th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment 6 February 1917. Went to France with the B.E.F. 12 September 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 106 to 108.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 12 December 1917:

Private E. J. Mockridge of Royal West Kent Regiment, a resident of Wembdon, has been reported as missing since 12th October. A letter has been sent to his wife informing her.
MOORE Harold George
Corporal TF/207937 [TF/207939 on SDGW], 21st (Service) Battalion (Islington), Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) (119th Infantry Brigade, 39th Division) formerly Driver then Corporal 1745 [T4056766], Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 9 April 1918 during the Battle of The Lys 9-29 April. Aged 22. Resident Bridgewater, Somerset, enlisted Codford, Somerset. Son of Mr Arthur Henry and Mrs Elizabeth E. Moore, of 34, Devonshire Street, Bridgwater; brother of William Henry Moore. Attested 11 January 1915 at Codford, Wiltshire, aged 18 years 7 months, resident 34, Devonshire Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, a Clerk by trade, single, religious denomination Church of England. Served with M.E.F. 17 March 1915 to 2 March 1917, B.E.F. 26 September 1917 to 18 March 1918 and B.E.F. 3 April 1918 to 9 April 1918. Commemorated in Rue Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, near Armentiers, France on Petier Mortier German Cemetery, Memorial 2. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
MORGAN Henry
Private 2355, 3rd Battalion, Australian Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds (wounds and gas) 8 May 1918. Aged 25. Born Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Charles and Ellen Morgan, of 2, Hampton Terrace, Bridgwater. Embarkation Roll records his age as 22. Farmer, apprentice for 3 years in UK to learn farming. Emigrated aged 20. Address in Australia Hillgrove, New South Wales. Next of kin Mrs Ellen Morgan, of Cranleigh Gardens, Bridgwater later 17 Elliston Road, Redland, Bristol. Enlisted 18 May 1916. Embarked from Sydney, New Soth Wales aboard H.M.A.T A30 "Borda" on the 17 October 1916. Two of his counsins were also killed. Religious denomination Church of England. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. (Chapel portion) Location A. 26. Australian Roll of Honour, Australian Roll of Honour Circular, Australian Embarkation Roll. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
MOUNSHER William James

Driver 11598, "A" Battery, 63rd (LXIII) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. (12th (Eastern) Division). Killed in action in France 17 August 1918. Aged 24. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Weymouth. Son of Charles and Nellie Mounsher, of 5, Hamp Ward, Taunton Road, Bridgwater. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Bridgwater, a grocery Apprentice, son of Charles Mounsher, resident 5, Hamp Ward, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Caix British Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 9. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Note: Caix was captured by the Canadian Corps August 8th 1918.

MOUNTSTEPHENS Frederick

[Listed as MOUNTSTEVENS on SDGW and other records] Pioneer 220544, 302nd Road Construction Company, Royal Engineers. Died on service 7 February 1917. Born Westonzoyland, Somerset, enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was newborn, born Somerset, son of Vincent and Sarah Mountstephens, resident Bridgwater Road, Load Lane, Weston Zoyland, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 10, born Westonzoyland, Somerset, at school, son of Sara Mountstephens, resident Church Street, Westonzoyland, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 3. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 21 February 1917:

Sapper F Mountstephens has died in France on 7th February and his wife has received a communication of sympathy from Captain P B Hooley of Royal Engineers. He died in hospital.
MULFORD Robert George Jennings

Lance Corporal 22408, 6th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 29 March 1918 during Ludendorfís massive Spring offensive in Picardy 21 March-5 April 1918. Aged 38. Born Highbridge, Somerset, enlisted Derby. Son of the late Joseph and Sophia Mulford. In the 1901 census he was aged 21, born Highbridge, Somerset, a Draper's Assistant, boarding at 37, Rye Lane, Camberwell, London & Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on Poziers Memorial to the ĎMissingí of the Fifth Army in 1918, Ovillers-la-Boiselle, Somme, France. Panels 25 to 26. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1919:

MULFORD Robert George Jennings of 36/44 St. Peters-street Derby lance-corporal 6th battalion Somerset Light Infantry died 29 March 1918 in France Probate London 4 February to Arthur Edward Mulford printer. Effects £151 6s. 4d.
NASH Thomas aka Tom
Able Seaman R/648, Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Divison, Royal Navy. (188th Infantry Brigade 63rd (Royal Naval) Division). Died of wounds in 44th Casulaty Clearing Station, , with shot wounds to arm, leg and back, 28 October 1917 during the 2nd Battle of Passchendaele, 26 October 1917-6 November 1917. Born 11 May 1898 in Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Rose Nash, of 5, Benwood Place, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Walter and Rose Nash, resident 16, Edward Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Sonmerset, at school, son of Walter and Rose Nash, resident 23, Salmon Parade, Bridgwater, Somerset. Enlisted 23 January 1917 previously Army Reserve enlisted 30 May 1917, transferred to Royal Naval Division 23 January 1917. At enlistment he was resident 23, Salmon Parade, Bridgwater, a Porter in civilian life, height 5 feet 6¼ inches, chest 31 inches, weight 125lbs, dark complexion, dark brown hair, purple eyes, religious denomination Church of England, son of Walter Nash. Buried in Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 3. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 7 November 1917:

A.B. Tom Nash, Royal Naval Division has died from wounds received during action on 28th October. A Sister at the hospital where he was taken has written to his parents. He has been buried in France. Mr & Mrs Nash also received a letter from the Royal Naval Division Record Office.
Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 14 November 1917, page 5:
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Nash, of 53, Salmon-parade, have received news that their son, A. B. Tom Nash, of the Royal Naval Division, died on the 28th Octoter from wounds received in action the previous day. Deceased was only 19 years of age, and before enlisting was in the employ of Messrs. Hickman & Son, Eastover.
Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 14 November 1917, page 6:
NASH.—Died on October 28th, of wounds received in action on October 27th, Tom Nash, A.B., Royal Naval Division, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Nash, of 23, Salmon-parade, Bridgwater, aged 19.
NICHOLLS Herbert Charles Pike

[Listed as Hubert NICHOLLS on SDGW] Lance Corporal 40569, 11th (Service) Battalion (Donegal and Fermanagh Volunteers), Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (109th Infantry Brigade, 36th (Ulster) Division) formerly 25735, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 21 August 1917. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Baptised 29 August 1888 in Bridgwater, St Mary, son of James and Emily Nicholls, resident Pricketts Lane, Bridgwater. Son of James and Emily Nicholls, of Bridgwater, Somerset; husband of Amelia Ellen (nee Burnett) Nicholls, of 17, St. Margaret's Street, Bradford-on-Avon, married April to June Quarter 1910 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born bruidgwater, Somerset, son of James and Emily Nicholls, resident 1, Angel Crescent, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of James and Emily Nicholls, resident 2, Angel Crescent, Town, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Marine dealer rags and bones old iron, married to Ameila Nicholls, one daughter, resident 46, Clare Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Boulogne, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXII. Row Q. Grave 13A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 29 August 1917:

Bridgwater soldier's death from wounds.
Lance-Cpl Herbert Nicholls of the Royal Inniskillen Fusiliers has died of his wounds after having his arm amputated. His condition worsened after admission with wounds, and it was necessary to amputate, it was his last chance of survival but he was too weak.
Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 5 September 1917, page 5:
News has been received that Lance-Corporal Herbert Nicholls. of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who we reported last week had been severely wounded, has died of wounds, after the amputation of an arm, in France. Deceased was 29 years of age and leaves a widow and two children, who reside in Clare-street.
NORRISH Walter Edwin

[Listed as NORRIS on St Mary's Memorial and in Newspaper] Private 6297, 24th The Queenís (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment (142nd Infantry Brigade, 47th (2nd London) Territorial Division) formerly 21515, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 16 September 1916 during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette 15Ė22 September 1916. Aged 22. Born, resident and enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Harriet Emily Norrish, of 10, George Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Edwin and Emily H Norrish, resident 12, Queens Street, Town, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Bill Poster, son of Harriett Norrish (a widow), resident 30, Blacklands Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Central Somerset Gazette - Friday 17 November 1916, page 7:

Mrs. Norris of 30, Blacklands Bridgwater, has been officially informed, that her eldest son Pte. Walter Edwin Norris, of the London Regiment, was killed in action on September 16th. The deceased, who was 22 years of age, and was a son of the late Mr. E. Norris, who for many years carried on the business of a billposter in Bridgwater. Previous to enlisting he was in the employ of Messrs. Evans and Co., billposters.
NOVAK Gerald Victor
Acting Corporal 6279, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died on service 8 December 1918. Aged 34. Born London. Son of Gyula (Hungarian Spelling) and Ada Novak. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, born London, Middlesex, son of Julius H and Ada A Novak, resident 42, Rossiter Road, Streatham, Wandsworth, London & Surrey. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Wandsworth, Surrey, son of Ada Amelia Novak (a widow), resident 48, Wembdon Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Wandsworth, London, an Ironmongery Assistant, resident 30, Ashleigh Avenue, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Dar-es-Salaam (Upanga Road) Cemetery, Tanzania. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 9. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
OíBRIEN Lawrence James
[Listed as M J O'BRIEN on memorial] Private 14003 9th (Service) Battalion, Welch Regiment. Died on service in France 7 March 1916. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Cardiff. Brother of Mrs M. Coakley, of 4, Valetta Place, Bridgwater. In the 1891 census he was aged 7, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Scholar, brother of Margaret O'Brien, son of John and Jane O,Brien, resident Williams Buildings, 2, Old Dock, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born Bridgwater, Somerset, an Apprentice, son of John and Jane O'Brien, resident 6, Queens Street, Town, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row N. Grave 6. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
OWENS Thomas [Edward]
† Private 23444, 10th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 13 November 1916. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Baptised 16 May 1888 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of Edwin and Mary Ann Owens, resident South Main, Bridgwater. Son of Edwin and Mary Owens; husband of Harriet Louisa (nee Parsons) Owens, married October to December Quarter 1907 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a scholar, son of Mary Owens, resident Southbourne Terrace, North Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Labourer, married to Harriet Owens, with one daughter, resident 16, Melbourne Square, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
PALMER C J
† No further information currently
PALMER Ernest
Private 38490, 15th (Service) Battalion (1st Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry. (97th Infantry Brigade 32nd Division). Died of wounds 22 March 1918. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Mrs E. R. Palmer; husband of Ethel (nee Wood) Palmer, of 27, Cambden Road, Bridgwater, married July to September Quarter 1909 in Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was age 14, born Bridgwater, Somerset,, a Brickmaker, son of Ernest R and Eliza A Palmer, resident Northgate Cottages, Northgate, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Westvleteren, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row 1. Grave 21. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
PALMER Richard
Private 20857, 2nd/5th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 11 August 1918 during an attack to secure the crossing of the Plate Becque. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Baptised 24 February 1899 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity, son iof Henry and Anna Maria Palmer, resident Albert Street, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Bridgwater, son of Henry and Hannah M Palmer, resident Albert Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Bridgwater, at school, son of Hannah Maria Plamer (a widow), resident 2, Court, Market Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot 2. Row D. Grave 2. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
PALMER Walter [Henry]
Private 45962, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917 during the Battle of Pilckem Ridge. Aged 34. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Taunton, Somerset. Baptised 9 September 1885 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of Henry and Anna Maria Palmer, resident Mount Terrace, Bridgwater. Son of Walter and Susan Palmer, of "Horsepond" Friarn Street, Bridgwater; husband of Christinna Louise (nee Sellick) Caller (formerly Palmer), of Chilton Trinity, Bridgwater, married October to December Quarter 1903 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Walter and Susan Palmer, resident Mount, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Farm Labourer, married to Christina Palmer, one daughter, resident 13, Mount Terrace, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 15 August 1917:

It is believed that Private Walter Palmer has been killed in action. No official communication has been received, but Mrs Palmer his wife, received a letter from a comrade.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 29 August 1917, page 6:

PALMER.—Killed in action, July 31st, Private Walter Palmer (Devons), of Theatre-place, Clare-street, Bridgwater, aged 34.

PARKER Ernest Albert
Private 241100, 2nd/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service in India 21 October 1918. Aged 25. Enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Baptised 12 January 1884 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, son of George and Elizabeth Parker, resident St John Street, Bridgwater. Son of George and Elizabeth Parker, of 54, Barclay Street, Bridgwater. Religious denomination Church of England. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of George and Elizabeth Parker, resident 80, Barclay Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Grocer's Porter, son of George and Elizabeth Parker, resident 80, Barclay Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried 22 October 1918 in Katapahar New Cemetery, Jalapahar, India, also commemorated on the Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial. Face 10. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
PARSONS Albert C
Private 7186, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 26 August 1914 during the Battle of Le Cateau in the retreat from Mons. Born Chedzoy, Bridgwater, enlisted Bridgwater. Aged 29. Son of Edward and Mary Ann Parsons, of The Wharf, Dunball, Bridgwater; husband of Annie Bates (formerly Parsons), of 17, 2nd Avenue, Trecenydd, Caerphilly, Glamorgan. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Brickayrd Labourer, married, resident 6, Helliers Builders, Monmouth Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial to the 3,888 ĎMissingí, who fell in the Battles of Mons, Le Cateau, the Marne and the Aisne in 1914, Seine-et-Marne, France. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
PARSONS Edwin
Private G/11766 10th (Service) Battalion (Battersea) Royal West Surrey Regiment. (124th Infantry Brigade, 41st Division). Killed in action 22 September 1917 during the Battle of The Menin Road Ridge 20-22 September, 1917. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Lambeth, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial to the ĎMissing,í West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panels 14-17 and 162-162A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 10 October 1917:

Private E Parsons of the Royal West Surrey Regiment has been reported as killed in action.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 17 October 1917, page 5:

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Parsons, of 44, West-street, on Monday received the sad news of the death of their second son, Private Edwin Parsons, of the Royal West Surrey Regiment, who killed in action between September 20th and 22nd. He was 21 years of age and had resided in London for some years before Joining the Amy about two years ago.

Extract from Wells Journal - Friday 19 October 1917 - page 4:

DEATH OF PTE. PARSONS. —News has been received of the death of Pte. Edwin Parson (Royal West Surrey Regiment), second son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Parsons, of 44. West-street, Bridgwater, who was killed in action between September 20th and 22nd. Before enlisting, about two years ago, Pte. Parsons was engaged in a hairdressing business in London.

PARSONS [Edward] George
Driver 498122, 209th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 13 April 1918. Aged 45. Born Over Stowet, Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Bristol. Husband of Eva Ellen Luckman, (formerly Parsons), of 22, Nottage Road, Newton, Mumbles, Swansea. Originally attested 24 June 1890 in Taunton, as 24550, Royal Engineers, aged 21 years 7 months, a Carpenter & Joiner, single, height 5 feet 4½ inches, weight 126lbs, chest 35-36½ inches, dark complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Posted to dismounted duty as Sapper 15 July 1890. Son of George and Flora Parsons, brother of george (older), Frederick (younger) and sister Flora, of Bathpool, Taunton. Discharged at Chatham 2 August 1890, purchased his release by payment of £10. In the 1891 census he was aged 23, born West Monkton, Somerset, a Carpenter, son of Gerge and Flora Parsons, resident Post Office & Grocers Shop, Taunton Road, West Monkton, Taunton, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 31, born Over Stowey, Somerset, a Carpenter, married to Selina E C Parsons, with one duaghter, resident River Cottages, Taunton Road, Bathpool, West Monkton, Taunton, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial to the ĎMissing,í West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 8. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
PASSMORE William Henry
Private 19022, 5th (Service) Battalion (Territorial Force), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action in Mesopotamia 9 April 1916. Aged 23. Born Barnstaple, Devon, resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Bristol. Son of Mr and Mrs Passmore, of 10, Provident Place, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Devon, son of Charles and Lizzie Passmore, resident 58, Old Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. The 1911 census shows some strange details, he was aged 12, born Barnstaple, Devon, at school, son of C J and C Passmore, resident 10, Washington Gardens, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panels 30 and 64. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Central Somerset Gazette - Friday 5 May 1916, page 6:

News has also been received by Mr. and Mrs. C. Passmore, of 16, Haseleigh Road, Bridgwater, of the death of their eldest son, Pte. William Henry Passmore.of the Wilts Regiment, who is officially reported killed in action in Mesopotamia. The late Pte. Passmore, who was 23 years of age, before joining was employed by the Western Counties Wine and Spirit Co. He enlisted in April of last year.

PATTESON John Dossie

[No initial on memorial just surname] Second Lieutenant, 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Dragoon Guards. Killed in action 13 October 1914. Aged 25. Born 16 February 1889, baptised 28 March 1889 in Postwick, Norwich, Norfolk, son of Henry Tyrwhitt Stainforth and Annie Rosa Patteson. Son of Col. H. T. S. Patteson, of Beeston Hall, Norwich. Buried in Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 5.

Extract from Bond Of Sacrifice: Officers Died In The Great War 1914-1916 Volume 1, page 300:

2nd LIEUTENANT JOHN DOSSIE PATTESON, SPECIAL RESERVE 5th (PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF WALES'S) DRAGOON GUARDS, in which he became 2nd Lieutenant in Apri1,1910, was killed in action on the 13th October, 1914, at the age of twenty-five years. He was the eldest son of Colonel H. T. S. Patteson, of Beeston, St. Andrew. Norwich, and was educated at Harrow (Small Houses and Headmaster's), 1904-07, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took his degree of B.A. in 1910.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 28 October 1914, page 4:

BRIDGWATER OFFICER KILLED IN ACTION

The news has been recieved in Bridgwater, with much regret, that Second-Lieutenant J. D. Patteson, of the 5th Dragoon Guards, has been killed in action. The young officer, who was well known and highly popular in the town, was the son of Colonel Patteson, of Norwich, and formerly held a commission in the 5th Dragoon Guards, but he joined the special reserve of the regiment in 1910. Since February last the deceased had been connected with the local brewery of Messrs. Starkey, Knight, & Ford, Ltd., where he was learning brewing, and during his stay in Bridgwater he made many friends. He was well known in local golfing and tennis circles.

PAYNE Robert
Able Seaman, Royal Navy. Died at sea aboard the St. Quintin 22 May 1916. Aged 41. Born Bridgwater, circa 1875. Between 1897 abd 1906 there are records to show that he signed on as a crew member on sailing ships out of Bridgwater. No further information currently. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
PEARCE Stanley Arthur Robert
Driver T4/213527, 662nd Heavy Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in the United Kingdom 10 November 1918. Aged 24. Born, resident and enlisted Bridgwater. Baptised 6 September 1895 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of Edwin and Rosetta Kate Pearce, resident 13, North Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Husband of Floss (nee Vickery) Pearce, of Queen Street, North Petherton, Bridgwater, married July to September Quarter 1916 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. . In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Painter's Errand Boy, son of Edwin William and Rosetta Kate Pearce, resident 64, Halesleigh Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery (Chapel portion), Somerset. Location 4. 114. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
PEARN William Henry
Gunner 83375, "D" Battery, 123rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died in the United Kingdom 19 October 1918. Aged 22. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Cardiff, Glamorganshire. Son of Richard and Selina Pearn, of 33, Edward Street, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Richard J and Selina Pearn, resident 2 Court, 8, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Coal Porter, son of Selina Pearn, resident 76, Barclay Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bridgwater (St Johnís) Cemetery, Somerset. Ref 2 2534. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
PENFOLD G H
[Listed as G E PENFOLD on St Mary's Memorial] Private. No further information currently. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
PERRETT Frank Herbert
Private 19426, Depot, Dorsetshire Regiment formerly 25921, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died in the United Kingdom 13 July 1918. Aged 39. Reservist. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Thomas L and Thirza B Perrett; husband of Bessie (nee Hutchings) Perrett, of 16A, Cornhill, Bridgwater, married October to December Quarter 1907 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Commercial Traveller, married to Bessie Perrett with a new born son, resident Adscombe House, 45, Ashleigh Avenue, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 21, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Confectioner, son of Thomas L and Thirza B Pettett, resident 61, St John Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bridgwater (St Johnís) Cemetery, Somerset. Ref 2 1200. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
PERRY Walter

Private 321389, Royal Wiltshire (Yeomanry) Hussars. Died in the United Kingdom 6 June 1917. Aged 42. Resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Baptised 29 January 1875 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of James and Hannah Perry, resident Angel Crescent, Bridgwater. Son of James Perry; husband of Mary Ann (nee Reed) Perry, of 91, West Street, Bridgwater, married in October to December Quarter 1908 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset previously married to Rebessa (nee Cavill) Perry, married 4 November 1899 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity. In the 1891 census he was aged 17, born Somerset, a general Labourer, son of James and Hannah Perry, resident Halswell Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 25, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Brewer's Labourer, married to Rebecca Perry (his first wife) with one daughter, resident No 9 Court, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 37, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Labourer, married to Mary Perry (his second wife) with three daughters and two sons, resident 9 Court, 6, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset (Chapel portion). Location C. 163. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 13 June 1917:

Local soldier's death in a military hospital.
Private W Perry of the Somerset L.I. has died in hospital in Colchester after an operation for appendicitis.
PHILLIPS H
possibly Henry John Phillips. Stoker (P.O) 297286 (Dev.), H.M.S. Dartmouth, Royal Navy. Died at sea from heart failure after suffering from Beri Beri disease 2 October 1914. Born 1 March 1883 in Woolwich, Kent. Brother of Mrs Alice White, of 65, Polden Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Enlisted 2 May 1901 for 12 years, re-enlisted 2 May 1903 to completion. Height 5 feet 5 inches, fair hair, blue eyes, fair complexion. Buried at sea. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 3.
PHILLIPS William George
Able Seaman Bristol Z/1380, Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division. (189th Infantry Brigade 63rd, Royal Naval) Division). Killed in action 18 December 1917. Aged 29. Born 25 January 1889. Son of Charlie and Mary Jane Phillips, of 77, Oxford Street, Burnham on Sea; husband of Annie Phillips, of 7, Pathfinder Terrace, Bridgwater formerly 145, St John Street, Bridgwater. Enlisted 15 November 1915. Employed as a Carter in civilian life, Religious denomination Church of England. Height 5 feet 4½ inches, chest 35-37 inches, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
PHILLIPS William John

Sergeant 25786, 7th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment formerly 5591, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 19 April 1916. Born 12 March 1877 in Holy Trinity, Bridgwater, enlisted Bridgwater. Baptised 28 February 1878 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity, Somerset, son of James and Elizabeth Phillips, resident Albert Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Married Blanche Heal, 23 Noveber 1915 in Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row H. Grave 14. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, volume 3, page 217:

PHILLIPS, WILLIAM JOHN, Sergt., No. 25786, 7th (Service) Battn. The Gloucestershire Regt., eldest s. of James Phillips, Brickyard Labourer, by his wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Charles Roman; b. Bridgwater, co. Somerset, 12 March, 1877; educ. West Street School there; was a Brickyard Labourer; enlisted in 1901; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, also with the Indian Expeditionary Force in Mesopotamia, and died 19 April, 1916, from wounds received in action. He m. at St. John's Church, Bridgwater, 23 Nov. 1915, Blanche (51, Barclay Street, Bridgwater), dau. of Henry James Winslade.

Extract from Central Somerset Gazette - Friday 26 May 1916, page 8:

WELL-KNOWN BRIDGWATER FOOTBALLER KILLED.

Official news has been received that Sergeant W. J. Philips, a well-known Bridgwater Rugby footballer, has died of wounds in Mesopotamia. The deceased who was better known as "Cogan" Phillips, played regularly for the Bridgwater Football Club over a period of about 15 years, and was a clever forward. He was an old Army campaigner, having served through the Boer War with the Somersets and in India, while few men have seen as much fighting as he did during the present war. He went to France with the 1st Somersets in August 1914, and was wounded in the leg while he was gallantly endeavouring to carry wounded men to safety. On recovering he was transferred to the Gloucester Regiment and sent to Gallipoli, where he again saw heavy fighting and was in the famous evacuation. He was subsequently transferred to Mesopotamia, where he died of wounds on April 19th. Previous to being called up with the Reserve in 1914 Sergeant Phillips was in the employ of the Somerset Trading Company. He was very popular in the town, and the news of his death was learnt with much regret. Two of his brothers are now serving in France. The deceased leaves a widow to mourn his loss.

PITMAN Albert
Private 681466, 75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Reported missing then killed in action 9 April 1917. Born Somerset, England, 8 November 1881. Son of Sarah Pitman (widow), of 96, Ivy Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; brother of Ernest (below). Attested in Toronoto, Ontario, Canada 15 March 1916, aged 34 years 4 months, a Labourer, religious denomination Church of England, height 5 feet 8½ inches. chest 32 to 37 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair. Sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, to England, aboard S.S. Lapland 25 October 1916, arrived in England 31 October 1916. Orignally assigned 170th Battalion 5 December 1916, transferred to 75th Battalion 12 December 1916. In the 1891 census he was aged 8, born Somerset, a scholar, son of Samuel and Sarah Pitman, resident Somerset Bridge, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Somerset, a Brickyard Labourer, son of Sarah Pitman (a widow), resident Old Basin, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1905 Electroral Register he was resident Old Basin, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7852 - 23
PITMAN Ernest
Private 138940, "D" Company, 75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Reported missing then killed in action in France 1 March 1917. Born 21 June 1887 in Somerset Buildings, Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Sarah Pitman (widow), of 96, Ivy Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; brother of Albert (above). Attested 9 September 1915 in Toronto, Ontarioa, Canada, aged 28 years 2 months, a Labourer, unmarried, height 5 feet 6¼ icnhes, weight 127lbs, chest 32½ to 34½ inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia, canada, 29 March 1916 aboard S.S. Empress of Britain, disembarked Liverpool 9 April 1916, proceeded overseas 11 August 1916, disembarked Havre, France 12 August 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7852 - 37
PITMAN Victor
Private 21288, 7th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. (39th Infantry Brigade 13th (Western) Division). Killed in action at Gallipoli 6 December 1915. Aged 18. Born Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Baptised 29 September 1897 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, son of Tom and Elisabeth Pitman, resident 94, Bristol Road, Bridgewater, Somerset. Son of Tom and Elizabeth Jane Pitman, of 17, Blacklands, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Bridgwater, Somerset, newphew of Harry Edward and Nelly Riseam, resident King Street, Cottingham, Cottingham Without, Sculcoates, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (East Riding). In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Somerset, an Errand Boy, son of Tom and Elizabeth Jane Pitman, resident 17, Blacklands Street, Bridgwater, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Aznac Cemetery, Suvla, Gallipoli, Turkey. Plot II. Row E. Grave 3. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
POCOCK Robert
Private 102325, Labour Corps formerly 58480, 6th Labour Company, Devonshire Regiment and prior to that 198930, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 15 April 1918. Born Bristol, Gloucestershire, enlisted Bridgwater. Husband of Eliza J. (nee Lavis) Pocock, of Victoria Road, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset, married April to June Quarter 1917 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 29, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a General Labourer 9Draining), visitor at Egerton House, Egerton Street, Canton, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales. Buried in St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, Somme, France. Plot XVI. Row D. Grave 4. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
POLE Arthur Leonard

Lance Sergeant 163744, 75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry Mississauga (Central Ontario) Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Killed in action 1 March 1917. Born 4 August 1891 in Somerset, England. Baptised 26 May 1892 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity, Somerset, son of Walter John William and Harriet Pole, resident Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Walter John William and Harriet Pole, of 8, Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, England; husband of Mabel E. Pole, of 122, Cambridge Avenue, Toronto. Ontario, Canada. Attested 8 September 1915 in Niagra, Ontario, Canada, aged 24 years 1 month, a Shipper by trade, resident 475, Brock Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, previous military Service 4 years in Territorial Army in England, height 5 feet 10½ inches, weight 170lbs, chest 35-38 inches, fair complexion, grey eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Church of England. Sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, aboard S.S. Empress of Britain 18 June 1916, disembarked England 29 June 1916, transferred from 84th Battalion to 75th Battalion 7 July 1916, proceeded overseas 11 August 1916, disembarked Havre, France 12 August 1916. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Walter J W and Harriet Pole, resident 6, Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-au-Bois, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 8. National Archives of Canada Accesssion Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7883 - 23. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 25 April 1917:

Bridgwater Canadian believed killed in action

Sergeant Arthur Leonard Pole has been killed in action although no official document has been received. He was a Bridgwater man who enlisted in the Canadians.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 2 May 1917, page 5:

WAR VICTIMS.—A Bridgwater Canadian, Sergeant Arthur Leonard Pole, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. W. Pole, of Taunton-road, is believed to have been killed in action. The last occasion on which the parents heard from him was on the 22nd February, and since then several letters which had been forwarded to him have been returned marked "Killed action.'' Sergeant Pole, who is 27 years of age, left for Canada about five years ago, and joining the Canadians, came over with them last autumn. He was previously slightly wounded. He leaves a widow and one child in Toronto......

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 9 May 1917:

Further enquiries have been made into the death of Sergt. Leonard Arthur Pole. He was killed on 1st March and was buried in a French Cemetery with his comrades.

 

 
POLE David
Private 22819, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action during the capture of Gouzeaucourt by the Guards Division on 30 November 1917. Aged 24. Enlisted Cardiff. A Railway Porter. Member of the National Union of Railwaymen, a Porter, Railway Workers, admitted to Bridgwater Branch 20 April 1913. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Thomas and Eliza A Pole, resident Saltlands House, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Collier Boy Underground, brother of James Pole, resident 12, Mary Street, Treharris, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales. Buried in Gouzeaucourt New Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot XI. Row A. Grave 5. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
POPE Frederick aka Fred

Private 240781, 2nd/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service in India 27 August 1919. Aged 27. Baptised 25 March 1892 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, son of Charles and Charlotte Pope, resident Parretts Buildings, Bridgwater. Son of Charlie and Charlotte Pope; husband of Nellie A (aka Ellen) (nee Styles) Pope, of 71, Polden Street, Bridgwater, married April to June Quarter 1913 in Bridgwater Registration District. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Charles and Charlotte Pope, resident 42, Frearn Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Brickyard Labourer, son of Charles and Charlotte Pope, resident 6, Halswell Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai, India. Face 10.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1920:

POPE Frederick of 71 Polden-street Bridgwater Somersetshire a private in the 2/5th battalion Somerset Light Infantry died 27 August 1919 on active service at Barrackpore India Administration Taunton 24 February to Nellie Ada Pope widow. Effects £100 16s. 4d.
PORTER Charles [Henry]

Lance Corporal 16634, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 3 September 1916. Aged 39. Born Enmore, Somerset, enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Esau and Elizabeth Porter; husband of Eva Sophia (nee Chedgey) Porter, of Cranbrook, British Columbia, married January to March Quarter 1908 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1881 census he was aged 4, born Goathurst, Somerset, son of Esau and Eliza Porter, resident arish of Durleigh, Durleigh, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 14, born Goathurst, Somerset, a Farm Labourer, son of Esau and Eliza Porter, resident Poples, Goathurst, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 23, born Goathurst, Somerset, a Cattle Man on Farm, married to Clara Porter with one daughter, resident Bridgwater Road, Spaxton, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial. Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Note: His wife on CWGC is given as Eva Sophia Porter but on the 1901 census as Clara Porter.

PORTER Edward John

Private 2399, 1st/5th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service in India whilst on garrison duty 4 December 1916. Aged 34. Enlisted 11 December 1915 in Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Brickyard Labourer, son of Walter and Elizabeth Porter, resident Halswell Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Delhi 1914-1918 War Memorial, India. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 24 January 1917:

Private E J Porter, who was a well-known Bridgwater rugby footballer, has died in India. He had been suffering from enteric fever and had put up a great struggle against the disease. Many letters of sympathy have been received by his parents.
POTTER Herbert Harry aka Herbert Henry

Sapper 176858, 59th Field Company, Royal Engineers. (5th Division). Killed in action Flanders 21 October 1917. Aged 29. Born, resident and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Baptised 19 October 1888 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of Charles William and Rosannah Potter, resident North Street, Bridgwater. Son of Charles William and Rose Potter, of 11 Camden Road, Bridgwater; husband of Hilda (nee Holland) Porter, resident 80, Chiltern Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, married 14 June 1908 in Bridgwater, Somerset; two sons. Attested 11 December 1915 in Bridgwater, Somerset, aged 29 years 5 months, a Cabinet Maker, resident 80, Chiltern Street, Bridgwater, married, height 5 feet 11¼ inches, weight 142lbs, chest 34-37 inches, religious denomination. Buried in Kleine-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Kemmel, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 21. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 31 October 1917:

Bridgwater soldier killed by a shell.
Sapper H. H. Potter R.E. Has been killed in action. He was killed by a shell He has been buried at Vierstaat His widow has been informed.
POW Albert Francis

Private 26623, 1st Battalion (Depot), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died in the United Kingdom 11 May 1917. Aged 30. Born Paulton, Somerset, resident Bridgwater, enlisted Barnstaple. Son of Albert and Annie Pow, of Withy Mills, Farm Paulton, Bristol; husband of Leonora (nee Wills)m Pow, of 2, Southgate Avenue, Bridgwater, married January to March Quarter 1913 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was a son aged 8. born London, Middlesex. son of Samuel and Bessie Pratt, resident Southbourne Terrace, 8, North Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, a Porter (Machine Co.), son of Albert and Annie Pow, resident Chilton Trinity, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Paulton, Somerset, a Sewing Machine Repairer, son of Annie Pow (a widow), resident 1, Gibbs Buildings, North Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset (Church portion). Plot I. Border grave 5. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 23 May 1917:

Military Funeral at Bridgwater
Full military honours attended the funeral of Private Albert Pow, Somerset Light Infantry, who died in hospital as a result of injuries received at the front and trench fever. The Vicar of St Mary's, the Rev. Langham conducted the service and the Last Post was sounded.
PRATT Robert
Lance Corporal 26668, 6th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service 9 April 1917 during 1st Battle of the Scarpe, Arras. Born Islington, resident Bridgwater, enlisted Bristol. Husband of Cecilia Minnie (nee O'Brien) Pratt, married July to September Quarter 1907 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Islington, Middlesex. a Carpenter's Apprentice, son of Sam and Bessie Pratt, resident 34, Victoria Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, Born Islington, London, a Carpenter, married to Minnie Pratt, one daughter, resident 10, Halesleigh Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Admitted to Amalgamated Society Of Carpenters & Joiners 25 July 1914, aged 32, a married man, member of the Bridgwater Branch, Somerset. Buried in Tigris Lane Cemetery, Wancourt, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
PREW Alfred William
Sergeant 17637, 8th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action in the Ypres Salient 4 October 1917, during the Battle of Broodseinde. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Baptised 27 March 1889 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, son of Henry and Susan Prew, resident Dunwear. Son of Henry and the late Susan Prew, of Bridgwater; brother of William Ernest Prew (below). In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Henry and Susan Prew, resident Somerset Bridge Cottage, Belgrave Place, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Henry and Susan Prew, resident 30, Edward Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Brickyard Labourer, son of Henry and Susan Prew, resident 30, Edward Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panels 41-42 and 163A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
PREW Wilfred Ernest
[Listed as E W PREW on memorial] Private 117340, 51st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 60023, Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds 14 April 1918. Aged 31. BornDunwell, Somerset, resident Cwmfelinfach, enlisted Newport. Baptised 18 May 1887 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, son of Henry and Susan Prew, resident Somerset Bridge. Son of Henry and the late Susan Prew, of Bridgwater; husband of Sarah Elizabeth (nee Lewis) Prew, of 15, Mill Street, Cwmfelinfach, Newport, Monmouthsire, married April to June Quarter 1913 in Newport Registration District, Monmouthshire; brother of Alfred William Prew (above). In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Henry and Susan Prew, resident Somerset Bridge Cottage, Belgrave Place, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Butcher's Errand Boy, son of Henry and Susan Prew, resident 30, Edward Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 6. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
PUGSLEY Walter
Corporal 9095, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action at St. Julien 21 October 1914. Aged 22. Born Paulett, Somerset, enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Henry and Mary Ann Pugsley, of 1, Redgate Street, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Pawlett, Somerset, son of Henry and Mary A Pugsley, resident Dunwear, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Pawlett, Somerset, a Porter, son of Mary Ann Pugsley (a widow), resident 1, Redgate Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
RABJOHNS Albert Edward
Driver T4/056777, 798 Horse Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on service in the Balkans 31 July 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Bridgwater. Baptised 24 May 1895 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, son of Henry William and Sophia Rabjohns, resident Bridgewater, Somerset. Son of Mrs S. Rabjohns of 7, Blacklands, Bridgwater. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Brickyard Labourer, son of Henry and Sophia Rabjohns, resident 7, Blacklands Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Karasouli Cemetery, Greece. Row C. Grave 444. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
RANDALL James [William]
Private 20403, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 11 September 1917. Enlisted Bridgwater. Baptised 19 June 1896 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity, Somerset, son of James William and Annie Randall, resident Friarn Street, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of James W and Annie Randall, resident Court, 1, Friarn Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Bridgwater, Somerset, an Errand Boy, boarding at 1 Court, Friarn Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Cement House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 27. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 12 September 1917:

Young Bridgwater soldier killed by a shell.
Private James Randall of the Somerset Light Infantry has been killed by a shell on 12th September. He was 21 years of age.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 26 September 1917, page 5:

THE SUPREME SACRIFICE.— News has been received of the death in action of two more Bridgwater men, viz., Private James Randall, the Somerset L.I., husband of Mrs. Randall, 3, Friarn-street, who was killed by a shell on Septemter 12th; and Private W. F. Webber, also of the Somersets, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Webber, 9, All Saints'-terrace, who is officially reported to have been killed in action on September 3rd, and who leaves a widow and one child.
RANDLE George Charles
[Not listed on SDGW] Sapper 388862, 127th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 29 November 1918. Aged 36. Son of the late Charles and Annie Randle, of Bridgwater; husband of Elizabeth Randle, of The Crowpill Inn, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 8, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Fireman in Timber Yard, son of Charles and Annie Randle, resident 10, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Charles and Annie Randle. resident Castle Field Clink, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Beerhouse Keeper, married to Elizabeth Randle with one daughter, resident 91, Chilton Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece. Grave 1857. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
REDDING Clifford
Private 26715, 6th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 8 June 1917. Aged 26. Born and resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Baptised 5 November 1890 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of William Henry and Sarah Redding, resident Albert Street, Bridgwater. Husband of Mrs Alice A. M. (nee Thorne) Redding, of 46, Barclay Street, Bridgwater, married October to December Quarter 1914 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. Brother of Henry Redding (below). In the 1891 census he was newborn, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of William H and Sarah Redding, resident Albert Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Sarah Redding (a widow), resident 9, Somerset Place, Town, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery or Extension, Somme, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 11. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 20 June 1917:

Local soldier dies of wounds
Private Clifford Redding, Somerset L.I. has died following wounds he received in action. He had been severely wounded in the abdomen. He was 26 years old. Officers paid tribute.
REDDING Henry [George]

Sergeant 240048, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action in Egypt 23 November 1917 during the Battle of Nabi Samweil, Palestine 20-24 November. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Mrs Sarah Redding: husband of Kate (nee Murlis) Redding, of 44, Barclay Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, married January to March Quarter 1910 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. Brother of Clifford Redding (above). In the 1891 census he was aged 11, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of William H and Sarah Redding, resident Albert Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 21, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Marine Dealer, son of Sarah Redding (a widow), resident 9, Somerset Place, Town, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Potato Dealer, married to Kate Redding with one son, resident 10, Cornboro Place, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Section B. Grave 74. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 19 December 1917:

Sergt. H. Redding of Somerset L.I. has been reported as missing after an engagement in Palestine of 23rd November. He was a member of the old Volunteer Force and afterwards of the Territorials and had completed twenty years of service, for which he received the Long Service Medal. He had served in India and was transferred to Egypt and Palestine.

Extract from Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 13 February 1918, page 5:

An official intimation has been received by Mrs. Redding, of 44, Barclay-street, Bridgwater, that her husband, Sergt. Harry Redding, of the Somerset L.I., who was previously reported missing, was killed in action in Palestine on November 23rd last. He was 38 years of age, and was well known in the town, where he carried on a fried fish and chipped potato business. Deceased had seen 20 years' service in the Volunteer and Territorial Force, and recently received the Long Service Medal. He accompanied the localdraft of the Somerset Territorials to India in September, 1914, and was transferred to Egypt and Palestine last year.
REED Paul Maurier
Second Lieutenant (Observer), 8th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry) and 14 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Died from pnuemonia in Egypt 27 December 1915. Aged 18. Born Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of T. M. Reed and Ethel M. Reed of 2, Glenwood Mansions, The Shrubbery, Weston Super Mare. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a school boarder, boarding at Alden Lodge, Guthrie Road, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire. Buried in Cairo War Cemetery, Egypt. Section D. Grave 23A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
REED Stephen
Acting Lance Corporal P/6785 [incorrectly listed as P/785 on CWGC], Foot Branch, Military Police Corps formerly 7097, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died from Tubercle of Lung in Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, 27 April 1918. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, resident Swanage. Baptised 7 September 1887 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of Stephen and Eliza Reed, resident West Street, Bridgwater. Husband of Emily Maud (nee Bower) Reed, of 21, Old Taunton Road, Bridgwater, married 22 May 1913 in Parish Church, Bridgwater, Somerset; one son. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a scholar, son of Stephen and Eliza Reed, resident Tuckers Building, 2, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Somerset, an Errand Boy, son of Stephen and Eliza Reed, resident 79, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. First attested 21 January 1907 in Bridgwater, as 7097, Coldstream Guards, aged 18 years 5 months, born Holy Trinity, Bridgwater, Somerset, a Butcher by trade, single, heght 6 feet 0¼ inches, weight 149lbs, chest 35-37 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Church of England. He was a Reservist, transferred to Army Reserve 21 January 1910, mobilized 5 August 1914. Police Officer at Swanage. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. (Church portion). Plot III. Row 3. Grave 10. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
RENWICK William Thomas
Gunner 110511, 299th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 29 August 1918. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Baptised 5 October 1894 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity. son of Thomas and Madona Renwick, resident St. Mary Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Brother of Mr. Bertie Renwick, of Bridgwater later Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. who was also listed at 44, North Street, Bridgwater. His matters were handled by his friend and executor of 44, Cross Street, Bridgwater, on behalf of his brother, and eventually by a solicitor for Messers. F. W. Bishop & Tyrell, High Street, Bridgwater. His next of kin was given as his mother, Madona Murch (deceased). Attested 10 December 1915 in Bridgwater, aged 21 years 3 months, resident 13, St. Mary Street, Bridgwater. a Barman and Farmer by trade, single, height 6 feet 0½ inches, weight 152lbs, chest 34-36½ inches, religious denomination Church of England. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Merchant's Cleark, stepson of Walter Murch, son of Madona Murch, resident Fleur de Lis Hotel, 13, St Mary Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XX. Row F. Grave 7. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
RICH, MM Francis Frederick Herbert
Corporal 510410, 20th (Territorial Force) Depot, Royal Engineers. Died in the United Kingdom 16 May 1918. Enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Aged 22. Son of Frederick James and Alice Mary Rich, of Myrtle Villa, 1, Wembdon Road, Bridgwater. Awarded the Military Medal [London Gazette 27 June 1918]. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Sherborne, Dorset, an Apprentice, son of Frederick James and Alice Mary Rich, resident 20, Southgate Avenue, Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in North Petherton Cemetery, Somerset. Plot III. Row "C." Grave 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
RICHARDS Alfred George
Lance Corporal 2303, 1st/6th Battalion (Territorial), Manchester Regiment. (127th Infantry Brigade 42nd (East Lancashire) Division). Killed in action at Gallipoli 11 July 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Manchester. Arrived Helles May 1915. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of George James and Miranda jane Richards, resident 10, Wembdon Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he Jane aged 17, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of George James and Miranda Jane Richards, resident 14, Wembdon Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. Panels 158-17-. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
ROBERTS Roland
Private 586726, Labour Corps formerly 9000, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died on service in the Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset, 10 November 1918. Aged 22. Born Clevedon, Somerset, resident Newlyn, Cornwall, enlisted Penzance, Cornwall. Married Gladys L Pyne in January to March Quarter 1918 in Brigwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was age 4, born Clevedon, Somerset, son of Albert and Minnie Roberts, resident Coulson's Buildings, 6, Penzance, Cornwall. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. (Church portion). Plot I. Row 5. Grave 8. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
ROMAN Walter [James]

Private 5592, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds In the United Kingdom 28 July 1916. Born on 1 July 1880 in West Street, Bridgwater, resident Rochdale, Lancashire, enlisted Bridgwater. Baptised 5 January 1881 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity, Somerset, son of George and Bessie Roman, resident West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1881 census he was newborn, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of George and Bessie Roman, resident Cole &c Buildings, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 10, born Somerset, a scholar, son of george and Bessie Roman, resident 55, West Street, South Side, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 30, born Bridgwater, a Bricklayer, boarding at 2, Wilfred Street, Rochdale, Lancashire. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. (Church portion). Location Plot IV. Row 6. Grave 2. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 29 January 1916, page 6 (note he is referred to a a Lance-Corporal in the newspaper):

FIVE BROTHERS IN THE ARMY.

Mr. G. Roman, of West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, has five sons serving in the Army and son-in-law in the Navy. Three of the sons were well-known Rugby footballers, two of them having on several occasions played for Somerset. Lance-Corporal W. J. Roman, who is now serving with the 1st Somersets, was regarded as one of the finest forwards in the county. He was for some time the popular captain of the Bridgwater R.F.C., and afterwards played for Rochdale Hornets. Sergeant Clifford Roman, of the Coldstream Guards, was also a clever footballer, and captained the Guards' team when that regiment won the Armv Association Cup a few years ago. Both brothers have seen a good deal of severe fighting at the front. Roman's son-in-law, Seaman Amos Martin, R.N., has been recommended for the D.C.M. for gallantry in action.

Extract from Langport & Somerton Herald - Saturday 15 July 1916, page 4:

WELL-KNOWN BRIDGWATER FOOTBALLER WOUNDED.

Information has been received that Lce.-Corpl. W. Roman of the Somersets, better known as "Rattler" Roman, the well-known footballer, is wounded in the arm and leg. He is now in Cheltenham Hospital, and, we understand, is in a serious condition.

ROSIER Gilbert John
[Listed as G S ROSIER on memorial] Private 27618, 14th (Service) Battalion (West of England), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died on service 23 March 1918. Born North Petherton, Somerset, enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Baptised 20 November 1896 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity, Bridgwater, son of John and Elizabeth Rosier, resident Huntworth. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Somerset, son of John and Elizabeth Rosier, resident Meades Buildings, Huntworth, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, Aisne, France. Plot 4. Row A. Grave 29.
ROSSITTER Henry Samuel
[Listed as ROSITER on SDGW] Driver T4/213530, 121 Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on service in the Balkans 15 June 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Edward and Mary Rossitter, of 3, Hawkers Cottages, Bristol Road, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Edward and Mary Rossiter, resident 67, Bath Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 14. born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Shirt Collar Manufacture Labourer, son of Edward and Mary Rossiter, resident 8, Quantock Terrace, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Sarigol Military Cemetery Extension, Kriston, Greece. Section C. Grave 499. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
ROWLES Harold William Thomas
Sapper 496353, 478th Field Company, Royal Engineers. (61st (South Midland) Territorial Division). Killed in action 19 March 1917. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Bristol. Son of John and Henrietta Rowles, of 65, Cambden Road, Bridgwater; brother of Leonard (below); married Minnie Sharman in the January to March Quarter 1916 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Henrietta Rowles, resident 21, Victoria Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Painter, son of Henrietta Rowles, resident 30, Victoria Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8A and 8D. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 18 April 1917:

Sapper Harold Wm. Thos. Rowles of Royal Engineers has been killed at the Front by a friend.
ROWLES, MM Leonard Arthur John

[Listed as L A G ROWLES on memorial] Rifleman 372733, 1st/8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment formerly 5446, London Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1916 during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, Somme, 15-19 September 1916. Aged 28. Resident and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of John and Henrietta Rowles, of 65, Cambden Road, Bridgwater; brother of Harold (above). Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of John and henrietta Rowles, residenmt 2, Camden Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Telegraph Messenger, son of Henrietta Rowles, resident 21, Victoria Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the London Gazette 3 March 1908, issue number 28115, page number 1508, he was appointed a Postman at Bridgwater on 26 Febvruary 1908. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Painter, son of Henrietta Rowles, resident 30, Victoria Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row G. Grave 31. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 5 September 1917:

Rifleman L. A. Rowles of London Regiment was reported as missing last year. It has now been confirmed that his body had been found and was buried.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 12 September 1917, page 6:

ROWLES.—Reported missing and now offlcially reported dead, Rifleman L. A. J. Rowles, City of London Regimentment, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rowles, of 21, Victoria-road, Bridgwater.
RUSSELL William
Private 13745, 10th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. (79th Infantry Brigade 26th Division). Killed in action in Salonika 29 January 1918. Aged 29. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Taunton. Son of William Robert Russell, of 38, Union Street, Bridgwater. Buried in Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece. Section C. Grave 518. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 20 February 1918, page 5:

Killed in Action.—News has been received by Mrs. Russell, of 55, Bath-road, Bridgwater, of the death of her husband. Private Wm. Russell, of the Devon Regiment, who was killed in action at the Salonica Front on January 29th. Deceased was 26 years of age and joined the Army in the first month of the war, being sent to Salonica after about a year's training. In December, 1916, he was wounded and was in hospital for seven months. Three of his brothers are serving their country in the war.
SAUNDERS Reginald Bailey

Private 36322, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds in France 31 May 1918 sustained during Battle of the Aisne (The German offensive in Champagne) 27 May-6 June 1918. Aged 18. Born, resident and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of William and Alice Saunders, of 1, "Hillgrove Villa", Newtown, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of William and Alice Saunders, resident 51, Eastover, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Bridgwater, Somerset, at school, son of William and Alice Saunders, resident 1, Newton, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1920:

SAUNDERS Reginald Bailey of Bridgwater Somersetshire died 31 May 1918 in France Administration London 31 January to the Treasury Solicitor. Effects £131 4s. 9d.
SEAR Victor Valentine

Lance Corporal 7119, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly R/7605, Kingís Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action in France 18 February 1917. Aged 23. Born Taunton, Somerset, enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of the late Robert Valentine and Emily Saunders, of Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born taunton, Somerset, son of Robert and Emily Sear, resident 24, Wembdon Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born taunton, Somerset, son of Emily Sear (a widow), resident 117, Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset,. Buried in Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 14. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 14 March 1917:

Bridgwater Soldier killed in action
Lance-Corporal Victor Sear of the Machine Gun Corps was killed in action on 18th February. He was a keen footballer and cricketer.
SELLEY Jesse
[Listed as Josse SELLEY on SDGW and 213339 on CWGC] Sapper 313339, 264th Forestry Company, Royal Engineers formerly SE/2018 Army Veterinary Corps. Died on service in No. 2 General Hospital, Havre, France, 24 October 1918. Aged 28. Born Plymouth, resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Brighton. Husband of Beatrice Annie (nee Templeman) Sully, of Brownís Buildings, Taunton Road, Bridgwater, married April to June quarter 1915 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. Buried in St Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 62. Plot V. Row N. Grave 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
SELLICK Edmund Charles
Private 1027514, 54th (Kootenay) Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Died in 14 General Hospital, Wimereux, from the effects of broncho pnuemonia 18 September 1918. Born 7 February 1897 in Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Lucy Sellick, of St Matthew Street, Bridgwater, Somerset; brother of Richard Henry Sellick (below). Resident at Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. Attested 15 November 1916 (originally recorded as 20 August 1916) at Cobourg, Ontario, aged 19 years 1 month, a Farm Labourer by trade, single, height 5 feet 4 inches, weight 130lbs, chest 33½-35 inches, dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair, reiglious denomination Church of England. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Spaxton, Somerset, son of Edmund and Lucy Sellick, resident Merridge, Spaxton, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Spaxton, Somerset, a General Labourer, son of Lucy Sellick (a widow), resident Merridge, Spaxton, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 23. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8773 - 22. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
SELLICK Richard Henry

[Listed as Henry Richard SELLICK on SDGW and CWGC and in newspaper] Private 28527, 15th (Service) (2nd Portsmouth) Hampshire Yeomanry Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. (122nd Infantry Brigade 41st Division). Killed in action 4 September 1918 during the advance in Flanders. Born Merridge, Somerset, resident Bishops Grove, Somerset, enlisted Taunton, Somerset. Baptised 2 April 1899 in Spaxton Anglican Church, Somerset, son of Edmund and Lucy Sellick, residemt Spaxton, Somerset. Son of Lucy Sellick, of St Matthew Street, Bridgwater, Somerset; brother of Edmund Charles Sellick (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Spaxton, Somerset, son of Edmund and Lucy Sellick, resident Merridge, Spaxton, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Spaxton, Somerset, at School, son of Lucy Sellick (a widow), resident Merridge, Spaxton, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Voormezeele Enclosure No 3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVI. Row L. Grave 19. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 23 October 1918, page 5:

Mrs. Sellick, of Dampiet-street, Bridgwater, was officially informed on Tuesday that her son Private Henry R. Sellick, of the Hants Regiment, was posted missing after an engagement in France on September 4th. Another son was recently killed in action in France.
SELWAY Marmaduke Sidney
Private 28724, 15th (Service) Battalion (2nd Portsmouth), Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 31 July 1918. Aged 19. Born East Cardiff, Glamorgan, enlisted Bridgwater, Somersetshire. Son of John and Eva Selway, of Barclay Street, Bridgwater. Buried in Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 22. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
SENIOR Edward
[Served as Herbert William SENIOR] Private 16963, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry) formerly 8th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 8 August 1916. Aged 37. Born Wincanton, Somserset, resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Son of James and Ellen Senior, of 11, Bath Road, Bridgwater. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Labourer, son of James and Ellen Senior, resident 1, Wyldsboro Terrace, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Bridgwater Without, Somerset. Buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 41. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
SEYMOUR Albert John
Private 20522, 6th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 9 April 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Nether Stowey, Somerset, enlisted Taunton. Son of John Seymour, of Marlpits, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Nether Stowey, Somerset, son of John and Emma Seymour, resident Marl Pitts, Castle Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Tigris Lane Cemetery, Wancourt, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 14. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 13 June 1917:

Fiddington man killed in action
Private A J Seymour of Somerset L.I. was killed in action on 9th April whilst serving in France.
SHADDICK Clifford

Private 20077, 6th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action in Delville Wood, Somme 18 August 1916. Born Bridgwater, resident Abertridwr, Glamorgan, enlisted Caerphilly, Glamorgan. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Bricklayer, son of Charles and Elizabeth Shaddick, resident 136, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 13 September 1916, page 5:

KILLED IN ACTION.—News has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Shaddick, of 136, Bristol-road, that their son, Private Clifford Shaddick, of the Somerset L.I., has been killed in action. The sad intelligence was conveyed in a letter from Lieutenant H. Frampton, of the deceased's regiment, who bore testimony to his being a cool, hard-working, and reliable soldier. The late Private Shaddick, who was only 22 years of age, and single, was a native of Bridgwater, and was at one time in the employ of the Somerset Trading Company, but went to Wales and was working in the mines when he enlisted in November, 1915, proceeding to the Front last March.

SHIRE Charles Henry

[Corporal on most other records] Lance Sergeant S/11765, 7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) formerly 4433, 21st Lancers. Killed in action 29 April 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Churchstanton, Somerset, enlisted Taunton. Son of William and Mary Shire, of Churchinford, Somerset. Buried in Wancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 26. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 23 May 1917, page 6:

SHIRE.—Killed in action, Sergt. Charles Henry Shire, Rifle Brigade, son of Mr. and Mrs. Shire, Churchinford, Honiton. Devon, and formerly of Bridgwater, aged 22.

SHORT Pursey [Frederick] aka Percy

Ordinary Signaller Bristol Z/1333, H.M.S. "Victory," Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died on service 21 November 1917. Aged 23. Born 23 September 1894. Son of Frederick William and Mary Short, of 72, Alma Street, Taunton. Educated at Taunton School. Naval records give his address as Ivy Dene, 2, Monmouth Street, Bridgwater. Entered Naval Service 13 November 1915, a Clerk in Civil Employement, relgigious denomination Congregationalist, height 5 feet 3 inches, chest 31-32 inches, fair complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes, recommended as signaller as he had been a scout leader and knew semaphore. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 25. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 28 November 1917:

Signaller Percy Short R.N.D. has been killed as a result of an explosion aboard ship, there being only one survivor. He had been born in Taunton but lived in Bridgwater with his aunt and was greatly interested in the Boy Scout movement, being an assistant Scoutmaster. Much sympathy is felt for his widowed mother and other members of his family.
SHRIMPTON Richard Kenneth

Company Sergeant Major 3460, 45th (New South Wales) Infantry Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Died of wounds on Tuesday, 12 June 1917. Aged 34. Son of Frederick Edward and Elizabeth Edwards Bleaton Shrimpton, of 30, Northfield, Bridgwater, Somerset. Previously served in the South African Constabulary 2½ years and also Transvaal Police 1½ years. Address of residence in Australia given as Dapline Street, Botany, Sydney, New South Wales. Listed in Australian embarkation details as an Estate Agent by trade, religious denomination Church of England, joined 4th Infantry Brigade, 13th Infantry Battalion, 11th Reinforcements 18 August 1915. Enlisted 6 September 1915, aged 32 years 5 months, single. Embarked from Sydney aboard the H.M.A.T "Port Lincoln A17" on the 13 October 1915. Promoted Corporal 25 March 1916, Sergeant 11 May 1916, Warrant Officer 4 December 1916. With 12th Training Battalion, Codford 17 November 1916, based at Etaples 17 November 1916, wounded 7 June 1917 by gunshot wound. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXV. Row J. Grave 12A. See Australian War memorial details. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

SILBY George
Gunner. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Cardiff, Glamorganshire, son of Bejamin and Alice Silby, resident 9, Upper Roseberry Avenue, Bridgwater, Somerset. probably George SELBY, Gunner 2416, "B" Battery, 122nd Howitzer Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died on service 7 January 1916. Born Cardiff, enlisted Abertillery, Glamorganshire. Buried in Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 5. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
SILKE Henry Alfred James
[Listed as H A G SILKE on town memorial but as H A J SILKE on St Mary's memorial] Sapper 496915, 497th (Kent) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in Flanders 12 April 1918, during the Lys offensive 9-29 April 1918. Aged 30. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Bristol. Son of Alfred Jonas Rowe Silke and Ellen Jane Silke, of Bridgwater; husband of Hilda (nee Bartlett) Silke, of 80, Camden Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, married July to September Quarter 1915 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Ellen J Silke, resident 9, Melbourne Terrace, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Alfred J R and Ellen Silke, resident 88, Camden Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 6. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
SMITH Sidney
Private 7851, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 26 August 1914 during the Battle of Le Cateau. Aged 26. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Taunton. Baptised 31 August 1888 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity, Somerset, son of William and Harriet Smith, resident Hamp Crescent, Bridgwater. Son of William and Harriett Smith, of Whitehall, Station Road, Taunton; husband of Louisa (nee Mansfield) Smith, of 5, Court, West Street, Bridgwater, married October to December Quarter 1913 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Somerset, son of William and Harriet Smith, resident Hamp Crescent, 3, Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of William and Harriet Smith, resident Wembdon Common, Wembdon, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial to the ĎMissingí of the Battles of Mons, Le Cateau, the Marne and the Aisne in 1914, Aisne, France. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
SMITH Sydney Austin Goodland
Air Mechanic 2nd Class 102945, 34 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died of of sickness 24 July 1918. Aged 19. Born St. Johns, Bridgwater, Somerset 6 December 1898. Son of Sidney and Annie Smith, of 29, Caryle Terrace, Bristol Road, Bridgwater also 29, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerswet. Baptised 4 January 1899, in St John, Bridgwater, resident Bristol Road, son of Sidney and Annie Smith. Native of Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Sidney and Annie Smith, resident 29, Bristol Road, Carlyle Terrace, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Bridgwater, at school, son of Sidney and Annie Smith, resident 29 Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Attested 25 January 1917, aged 18, civil occupation Railway Clerk. Joined R.F.C. 2 August 1917. Religious denomination Church of England. Height 5 feet 6½ inches, chest 33 inches. The Squadron was based at Villaverla, Italy where it was equipped with Bristol F2B Aircraft. Buried in Tezze British Cemetery, Italy. Plot 5. Row C. Grave 17. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
SOLWAY Henry James
† Private 27563, 8th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died on service in Salonika 9 January 1918. Aged 32. Resident Bridgwater, enlisted Cardiff. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Solway, of 128, Somerset Bridge, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Somerset, a Brickayrd Labourer, son of John and Elizy Solway, resident Old Basin, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Bridgwater St John, Somerset, a brick Labourer, son of John and Eliza Solway, resident Old Basin, Somerset Bridge, Bridgwater, North Petherton, Somerset. Buried in Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece. Grave 1344.
SPRAGGS Bert

[Listed as SPRAGG on Town Memorial but SPRAGGS on St Mary's Memorial in some records as SPRAGG and on census as SPRAGGS] Private 19172, 5th (Service) Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment (34th Infantry Brigade 11th (Northern) Division) formerly 1172, North Somerset Yeomanry. Killed in action in France 11 January 1917. Resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Bath, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of James and Elizabeth Spraggs, resident Old Basin, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Somerset Bridge, Bridgwater, a Photographer, son of Elizabeth Spraggs (a widow), resident Somerset Bridge, Bridgwater, North Petherton, Somerset. Buried in Cayeux Military Cemetery, Cayeux-en-Santerre, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 19. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 24 January 1917:

Local man believed killed in action: Private Bert Spraggs of the Dorset Regiment has been killed in action. The news has been conveyed by a comrade though no official notification has been received yet.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 31 January 1917:

Local soldier killed in action – Official confirmation that Private Bert Spraggs of the Dorset Regiment was killed in action on Thursday January 11th. His death was instantaneous and letters of sympathy have been received by his widow.
SPRAGGS Edwin
Private 17979, 11th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry) formerly 62307, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1918 during the Final Advance in Artois and Flanders. Born Dunwear, Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Husband of Emily (nee Davey) Spraggs, of Bisgood Buildings, Somerset Bridge, Bridgwater, married 18 March 1899 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, resident Dunwear. In the 1881 census he was aged 4, born Dunwear, Somerset, son of William and Eliza Spraggs, resident Dunwear, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 14, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Servant Boy, son of William and Eliza Spraggs, resident New Buildings, Dunwear Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 25, born Dunwear, Somerset, a Brickyard Labourer, married to Emily Spraggs with two daughters, resident Somerset Bridge, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 35, born Dunwear, a Brickyard Labourer, married with two daughters, resident Bisgoods Buildings, Somerset Bridge, Bridgwater, North Petherton, Somerset,. Buried in Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row J. Grave 10. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
SPRIGGS Albert Ernest
Private 46540, 14th Battalion (Royal Montreal), Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Reported missing in action then killed in action with gun shot wounds to the back 3 June 1916 during the Battle of Mount Sorrell 2-13 June 1916. Aged 24. Born 6 May 1893 in Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Mrs G. Spriggs and Elizabeth Spriggs (next of kin), of 110, Bristol Road, Bridgwater. Previous military service in Grenadier Guards. Attested at Valcartier Camp, Quebec, Canada, 28 September 1914, aged 22 years 4 months, Collar Cutter by trade, single, height 5 feet 11 inches, weight 190lbs, chest 35-38 inches, clear complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 24. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9205 - 32 See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
SPRING Albert Henry
Private 12341, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment formerly 49369, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 21 October 1916. Aged 35. Born Birmingham, resident Salford, Lancashire, enlisted Manchester. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Spring, of 94, Wellington Road, Bridgwater. Husband of Elizabeth Spring, of 81, St. Stephen's Street, Salford, Manchester. Buried in Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 17. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Langport & Somerton Herald - Saturday 23 December 1916, page 5:

BRIDGWATER MEN KILLED IN ACTION.

News has been received of the death in action of two more Bridgwater men, vis., Pte. A. W. Beard, of the Canadians and Pte. Albert Henry Spring, of the Warwicks. The late Pte. Beard was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Beard, of 8, Edward Street, and was 35 years of age. He left Bridgwater for Canada a few years ago, and tried to enlisted four times before he was finally accepted. He had been at the front since June last. He leaves a widow and three childen, who are residing in Canada. Mr. and Mrs. James Spring, of 94, Wellington Road, have received official intelligence of the death of their son, Pte. A. H. Spring. The deceased joined up two years ago last October, and had recoved from a wound received in the Gallipoli campaign. He had been at the front with the Warwicks for several months. He leaves a wife and four children.

STEADMAN Joseph Richard

Private 9460, No 1 Company, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 1 November 1917. Aged 26. Born St. John's, Cheshire, resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Birmingham. Son of William Steadman, of 115, Albert Rd., Handsworth, Birmingham; husband of Ethel May Westgate (formerly Steadman), of T.14 Block, Victoria Barracks, Windsor. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, son of William H Steadman (a widower), resident 6, Rose Terrace, Douglas Road, Handsworth, Staffordshire. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. (Church portion). Plot I. Row 2. Grave 21. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater and also listed on St George's Church Memorial, Wembdon, Somerset.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 7 November 1917:

A military funeral took place for Private Joseph Richard Steadman at Wembdon Church. He was in the regulars and served at Mons. He was severely wounded on 9th October and was subsequently sent to hospital in England, but death ensued.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 14 November 1917, page 5:
The death has occurred in King George's Hospital, London, from wounds received in action, of Private Joseph Richard Steadman, Coldstream Guards, whose wife residesat 11, Washington-gardens.
STONE Charlie

Private 50057 19th (Service)(3rd City of Liverpool) Battalion, Kingís Liverpool Regiment formerly T/4/956780, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 31 July 1917 during the Battle of Pilckem Ridge, Ypres. Born and resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Codford, Wiltshire. Baptised 5 June 1891 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity, Somerset, son of Annie Stone, resident St. Matthew's Field, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Bridgwater, Somerset, grandson of Simon and Mary Stone, resident St Matthew Field, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Labourer, grandson of Simon and Mary Stone, resident 9, St. Matthews Field, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panels 4 and 6. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 15 August 1917:

Bridgwater soldier killed in action
Private Charles Stone of King's Liverpool Regiment. has been killed in France and his mother has received a very complimentary letter regarding her son and his exemplary soldiering.See also Bridgwater Town Memorial.
Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 29 August 1917, page 6:

STONE.—Killed in action, August 1st, Private Charles Stone, King's Liverpool Regiment, son of Mrs. Stone, 6. Mathhew's Field, Bridgwater, aged 20.

STONE William John
Corporal 446569, 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Aged 28. Born 20 June 1889 in Somerset. Baptised 15 July 1888 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of Henry John and Louisa Stone, resident Taunton Road, Bridgwater. Brother of Mrs Evett, of Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset; brother of Harry J Stone, of Suite 10, Aberdeen Apartments, 4th Street West, Calgary, Alberta. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Somerset, son of Henry J and Louisa Stone, resident Willow Cottages, 1, Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Henry J and Louisa Stone, resident Hope Cottage, Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Shop Assistant, resident with his siblings at 19, Southgate Avenue, Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Attested 4 May 1915 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, aged 26 years 11 months, a Shoe Saleman by trade, single, height 5 feet 9 inches, chest 30-34½ inches, fair complexion, blue grey eyes, light brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Sailed from Montreal aboard S.S. Elele 5 July 1915. Embarked for France 26 October 1915, arrived France 27 October 1915, left Canadian base Depot 31 October 1915, arrived 28th Battalion 3 November 1915. Suffered from influenza 26 December 1915 to 31 December 1915. Promoted Corporal 6 June 1916. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, Somme, France. Plot XXIII. Row B. Grave 14. National Archives of canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9358 - 4. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 9 May 1917:

Missing since September last.
Bridgwater Canadian now presumed dead.
Corporal W. J. Stone, formerly of the Hope Inn Taunton Road was reported missing in October There is every reason now to believe that he was killed in action.
STOREY Arthur

Sapper 167856, 237th Field Company, Royal Engineers. (41st Division). Died of wounds 25 March 1918. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, resident Erith, Kent, enlisted Woolwich, Kent. Son of George and Mary Jane Storey, of 30, Devonshire Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1881 census he was newborn, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of George and Mary Jane Storey, resident 4, Devonshire Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 10, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of George and Mary J Storey, a scholar, resident 30, Devonshire Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Carpenter, son of George and Mary Jane Storey, resident 30, Devonshire Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Attested 10 May 1916 in Woolwich, Kent, aged 34 years, a Carpenter by trade, single, height 5 feet 2¼ inches, weight 110lbs, chest 31-33 inches. Served in France from 9 November 1916 to 25 March 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1918:

STOREY Arthur of 30 Devonshire-street Bridgwater Somersetshire sapper R.E died 25 March 1918 in France Probate London 1 August to William Arthur Storey grocer's assistant. Effects £220 14s.
STOREY Frederick George
Private 20687, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 20 October 1916 during the later battles of The Somme. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Married Dorothy M TUrner in the April to June Quarter 1916 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Labourer, son of Joseph Storey (a widower), resident 3 Court, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Central Somerset Gazette - Friday 17 November 1916, page 7:

Mrs. Storey, of 15, Barclay Street, Bridgwater, has received official intelligence of the death of her husband, Pte. Frederick George Storey of the Somerset L.I. The deceased was only married on July 1st last, and left for the front the same month. He was 22 years of age, and before enlisting in January last was in the employ of Mr. J. Palmer, builder. A letter from an officer states that he was killed instantaneously by a shell.
STOREY John [Walter]
Sapper 550448, 520th (London) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21 June 1917. Resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Chelsea, Middlesex. Baptised 13 March 1896 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, son of Henry George and Dorcas Storey, resident 3 Sydenham Terrace, Bath Rd, Bridgwater. Son of Dorcas Storey, of 5, Sydenham Terrace, Bath Road, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Henry and Dorcas Storey, resident Bath Road, Jubilee Terrace, Bridgwater Without, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born bridgwatwer, Somerset, an Engineer in shirt collar factory, son of Henry george and Dorcas Storey, resident 5, Lydenham Terrace, Bath Road, Bridgwater, Bridgwater Without, Somerset. Buried in Chester Farm Cemetery, Zillebeke, near Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 9. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 4 July 1917:

Sapper J W Storey R.E. Was killed in action on 21st June. He was 21 years of age.
SULLY Francis John

[Most references inclduing the memorial refer to his as F H SULLY] Private TF/292573, 3rd/10th (Terrkitorial Force) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 4 October 1917. Aged 27. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Bath, Somerset. Husband of Mrs. C. Pike (formerly Sully), of 51, First Avenue, Bath. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 113 to 115. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Listed in the London Gazette 16 January 1917, page 595: .

Sully, F. H., Bank Chambers, Cornhill, Bridgwater, Somerset; 19 and 21, Queen Victoria Street, E.C. ; Bank Chambers, 28, High Street, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 7 November 1917:

Local soldier Private F. Sully of the Middlesex Regiment is reported to be missing. No news has been received for several weeks.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 14 November 1917, page 5:

Private Frank Sully, of the Middlesex Regiment, whose parents reside in Wellington road, is reported missing.
SWEET Edward Charles
[Not found on SDGW] Private 265491, 7th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 30 November 1917 during the enemy counter-attack phase in the battle of Cambrai 20 November-7 December 1917. Baptised 2 November 1884 in North Petherton, son of James and Emily Mari Cullen, resident North Petherton, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, born North Petherton, Somerset, a scholar, son of James and Emily M Rulen (sic) Sweet, resident Fore Street, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born North Petherton, Somerset, unmarried, a Brewers clerk, son of James and Emily Maria Cullen Sweet, resident 3, Blake Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born North Petherton, Somerset, a Brewery Clerk, son of Emily Maria Cullen Sweet (a widow), resident 6 Blake Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
TAMBLING Cecil Francis
Private 165344, 1st/1st North Somerset Yeomanry. (6th Cavalry Brigade 3rd Cavalry Division). Killed in action 11 April 1917 during the 1st Battle of The Scarpe, Arras, 9-14 April 1917. Aged 23. Resident Yatton, Bristol, enlisted Bath. Son of William Austin Tambling, of Horncastle, Yatton, near Bristol. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of William A and Kate E Tambling, resident 51, Old Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Collar Cutter, son of William Austin and Ada Tambling, resident 11, Hamp Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Special Memorial. Plot III. Row D. Grave 17.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 9 May 1917:

Official notice has been received that Cecil Francis Tambling was killed in action on 11th April.
TAYLOR Charles Henry

Driver 112921, 66th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died on service in Mesopotamia 9 December 1917. Born Bideford, Devon, enlisted Cardiff, Glamorgan. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot XII. Row G. Grave 4. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 19 December 1917:

Official news was received on Monday morning of the death of Driver Charles Henry Taylor of the Royal Field Artillery – which occurred at an isolation hospital in Baghdad on December 9th from smallpox. His mother had received news two weeks previously that he was seriously ill.
THOMAS Francis Felix Banks
Private M/414755, 1st Base Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 19 February 1919. Aged 31. Son of Harry and Eliza Thomas of Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire. Married in October to December Quarter 1909 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. Buried in Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. Row G. Grave 228. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
THORNE William
Private 34995, 15th (Service) Battalion (Carmarthenshire), Welsh Regiment. (114th Infantry Brigade, 36th Welsh Division). Died of wounds 6 August 1917. Born Rhondda, Gamorgan, resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Tonypandy. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Glamorgan, Wales, son of Thomas and Sarah Thorne, resident Majors Buildings, Weston Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Clydach Vale, Glamorgan, a Labourer in C oal Mines, son of Thomas and Sarah Thorne, resident Bryants Buildings, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 22 August 1917:

Official news has been received of the death of Private Wm. Thorne of the Welsh Regiment, which occurred at a casualty clearing station in France on 6th August following wounds received in action.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 29 August 1917, page 5:

BRIDGWATER.
HEAVY LIST OF LOCAL CASUALTIES.

Official news has been received of the death of Private William Thorne, of the Welsh Regiment, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Thorne, of 99, Bath-road. Deceased succumbed to wounds at a casualty clearing station in France on August 6th. He was 27 years of age and single and was working as a miner in South Wales when war broke out, voluntarily enlisting, and had been at the Front as a bomb thrower for eighteen months.

TINCKNELL William
[Incorrectly spelt TICKNELL on St Mary's Memorial] Private 10902 6th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Hit in the stomach by a stray bullet as the Battalion pulled out of dugouts west of Ypres, died of wounds 9 August 1915. Aged 23. Born and resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Son of Charles and Bessie Tincknell, of 102, Bristol Road, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Charles and Bessie Tincknell, resident 64, Union Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a French Polisher, son of Charles and Bessie Tincknell, resident 102, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Lijssthenhoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 4. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
TOTTLE Henry

Corporal 240754, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 22 November 1917 during the Battle for Nabi Samweil on the approaches to Jerusalem. Aged 21. Born St Marys, Bridgwater, and enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Charles and Ellen Tottle, of 8, Halswell Lane, Bridgwater; brother of Walter James (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Charles and Ellen Tottle, resident 8, Salmon Parade, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Rink Boy, son of Charles and Ellen Tottle, resident 8, Halswell Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset. Originally attested as a Private 8290, 3rd Dragoon Guards, 30 August 1913 in Taunton, apparently aged 18 years 6 months, a Brickyard Labourer, single, height 5 feet 7 inches, weight 135lbs, chest 35½-37½ inches, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Church of England. Discharged under King's Regulations para 392 (vi)(a) 22 September 1913. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Section X. Grave 24. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 19 December 1917:

Corporal H. Tottle, Somerset Light Infantry – killed in action in Palestine on 20th November, having transferred there from India. His mother received a letter from him the same day as she received the bad news of his death.
TOTTLE Walter James
[Not listed on SDGW] Corporal 202164, 2nd/4th (territorial Force) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service 3 October 1918. Baptised 9 September 1892 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of Charles Robert and Ellen Tottle, resident Barclay Street, Bridgwater. Son of Charles and Ellen Tottle, of 8, Halswell Lane, Bridgwater; brother of Henry (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Charles and Ellen Tottle, resident 8, Salmon Parade, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Gardener Assistant, son of Charles and Ellen Tottle, resident 8, Halswell Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bridgwater (St Johnís) Cemetery, Somerset. Grave reference 2. 2591.
TRUNKS Walter Benjamin

Private 36221 [30221 on SDGW], 43rd Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 18856 [18850 SDGW], Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action near Arras, 3 May 1917 (3rd Scarpe). Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Noah John Dennis Trunks, of 60m, Barclay Street, Bridgwater, and the late Hannah Jane Trunks; husband of Eliza C. Baker, of 3 Court, Halswell Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset, formerly 3 Court, Albert Street, Bridgwater, married 27 March 1911 in Bridgwater; two children. Attested 7 May 1915 at Bridgwater for duration fo the war, aged 25 years 9 months, resident 3 Court, Albert Street, Bridgwater, a Labourer, married., height 5 feet 6¼ inches, weight 135 lbs, chest 34-36½ inches. Embarked Folkestone 13 August 1916, disembarked Boulogne 13 August 1916, joined base Depot 14 August 1916, joined 43rd Company in the field 23 August 1916. Buried in Wancourt British Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 21. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 6 June 1917:

Bridgwater Soldier's death officially confirmed
Private Walter Benjamin Trunks of the Machine Gun Corps was killed in action on 3rd May.
TURNER Clifford
Lance Sergeant 240350, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). (233rd Infantry Brigade 75th Division). Killed in action 9 April 1918 during the battle for the village of Berukin, 9-11 April 1917 in Palestine. Son of William Turner, of 25, Mary Street, Porth, by his wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph Holman; born Bridgwater, 27 July 1897; educated Albert Street Council School; he was a miner who joined the Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry) in March 1912; was called up on mobilisation, and proceeded to India with his regiment; served with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Palestine from 10 January 1917, and was killed in action 9 April. Buried in a little village he helped to capture, now re-buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Section N. Grave 36. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
TURNER Robert [John]
Private 241101, 2nd/5th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service in Mesopotamia 12 August 1916. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Baptised 29 April 1896 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, son of Robert and Ada Turner, resident Dunwear, near Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Dunwear, Somerset, son of Robert and Ada Turner, resident Dunwear, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Dunwear, Somerset, a Brickyard Labourer, son of Robert and Ada Turner, resident 17 Barclay Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) Cemetery, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row W. Grave 4. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
VALENTINE John
Private 29316, 6th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died on service 26 June 1918. Born and elisted Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of John and Lenora Valentine, resident 87, Union Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In te 1911 census he was aged 12, born briodgwater, Somerset, a scholar, son of John Saunders Valentine and Lenora Valentine, resident 104, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Hautmont Communal Cemetery, 3 miles Mabeuge, Nord, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 8. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
VENNING, MiD Edward

† [Listed as C VENNING on St Mary's Memorial] Private 10732, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 7 October 1917. Aged 38. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, resident Exeter, enlisted Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Son of John Henry Venning and the late Elizabeth Venning, of 78, Knightley's Terrace, St. David's, Exeter; husband of Nellie (nee Sexstone) Venning, married October to December Quarter 1910 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). In the 1881 census he was aged 2, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a scholar, son of John Henry and Elizabeth Venning, resident 44, Wellington Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 12, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a scholar, son of John H and Elizabeth Venning, resident 87, Wellington Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 22, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Coach Painter, a boarder at 26, Robert Street, Brighton, Sussex. In the 1911 census he was aged 32, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Coach Painter, married to Nellie Venning, resident 5, Pathfinder Terrace, Bridgwater, Somerset. Attested 1914, as 10732, 6th (Service) Battalion then posted 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, 13 April 1917 aged 29 years 176 days, enlisted fro Duration of War, Coach Painter by trade, height 5 feet 7½ inches, weight 139 lbs, chest 31-36 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Shot in the foot 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 to 51. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 7 November 1917:

Private Edward Venning of the Leicester Regiment, who was previously recommended for the D.C.M. Some time ago, has been killed in action on 7th October. He had been wounded the previous year. It is hoped that the D.C.M. medal will still be presented.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 14 November 1917:

Mrs J H Venning has received a letter from Lieut. J H Carlisle paying tribute to the late Private E Venning whose death was reported last week. He expressed extreme sympathy and said that his death had been instantaneous, also that he had died a soldier's death in service of King and country.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 14 November 1917, page 5:

A Bridgwater soldier, who was recommended for the D.C.M., been killed in action, in the person of Priv. Edward Venning, of the Leicester Regiment, son of Mr. J. H. Venning, formerly of Bridgwater, and now residing in Exeter. Deceased was 38 years of age, and had seen much active service in France, where he was wounded just over a year ago. He displayed great gallantry and had the ribbon of the D.C.M. presented to him.

VICKERY Bertie James
Corporal 265492, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 31 August 1918 during the Second Battles of Arras, 26 August-3 September. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of John and Emily Vickery, of 24, Albert St., Bridgwater; husband of Edith Annie (nee Hitchcock) Vickery, of 9, Southborne Terrace, North St., Bridgwater, in the January to March Quarter 1907 in the Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 7, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a scholar, son of John and Emily Vickery, resident Albert Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
WALFORD Bertie
Private 6780, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds sustained during the Battle of the Somme 14 July 1916. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Charles and Caroline Walford, of Bridgwater. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Caroline Walford, resident 4 Court, Market Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bertrancourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 15. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
WALTERS Alfred Charles
Able Seaman Bristol Z/1811, S.S "Tanfield," Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died from disease in the United Kingdom 20 February 1919. Aged 19. Born 26 August 1898. Baptised 30 March 1900 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity, Somerset, son of Alfred Charles and Sarah Jane Walters, resident Horsepond, Friarn Street, Bridgwater. Son of Alfred Charles Walters, of 31, Market Street, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Alfred C and Sarah J Walters, resident 19, Angel Crescent, Town, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Bridgwater, Somerset, at school, son of Alfred and Jane Walters, resident 31, Market Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. (Church portion). Plot A. Section I. Row 5. Grave 14. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
WARE Thomas
Private 26063, 6th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 21 March 1918 the first day of Ludendorfís Great Spring offensive launched against the 5th and 3rd Armies 21 March-5 April 1918. Aged 26. Born and resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Baptised 14 January 1892 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, son of Matthew and Mary Ann Ware, resident 68 Polden Street, Bridgwater. Son of Mathew and Mary Ware, of 12, Barclay Street, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Mathew and Mary Ware, grandson of John and Ann Ware, resident 68, Polden Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Baker's Assistant, son of Matthew and Mary Ann Ware, resident 68 Polden Street, Bridgwater, Somerset,. No known grave. Commemorated on Poziers Memorial, Ovillers-la-Boiselle, Somme, France. Panels 25-26. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
WARREN Ernest William
Guardsman 15023, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. (1st Guards Brigade Guards Division). Died of wounds 11 October 1915 probably sustained during the Battle of Loos. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Newport. Baptised 21 July 1895 in Bridgwater, son of George and Elizabeth Warren, resident Bridgwater. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Warren, of 53, Salmon Parade, Bridgwater, Somerset; brother of Sidney (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of George and Elizabeth Warren, resident Salmon Parade, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery, Bethune, Pas de Calais, France Row K. Grave 8. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
WARREN Sidney John
Private 30489, 1st/4th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry) transferred to 285828, Labour Corps. Died in the United Kingdom of pneumonia 27 November 1918. Aged 28. Son of George and Elizabeth Warren, of 53, Salmon Parade, Bridgwater; brother of Ernest (above). In the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of george and Elizabeth Warren, resident Priors Buildings, 3, Belgrave Place, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of George and Elizabeth Warren, resident Salmon Parade, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Grocer's Shop Assistant, son of george and Elizabeth Warren, resident 53, Salmon Parade, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bridgwater (St Johnís) Cemetery, Somerset. Grave reference 2. 2579. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
WASHER Clifford

Private 19425, 5th (Service) Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment formerly 25920, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 12 January 1917. Aged 36. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Baptised 1 September 1880 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity, Somerset, son of James and Amelia Washer, resident Taunton Road, Bridgwater. Husband of Sarah (nee Duddridge) Washer, of 129, Richmond Road, Crewe, married April to June Quarter 1915 In Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. . In the 1891 census he was aged 10, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a scholar, son of James and Amelia Washer, resident Cottage, Hamp Ward, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Brickyard Labourer, son of James and Ameilia Washer, resident 99, Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 30, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a House Painter, son of James and Amelia Washer, resident 81, Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 37. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 10 January 1917:

THE SAD NEWS WAS RECEIVED FROM A FELLOW SOLDIER
That Private Clifford Washer of the Dorset Regiment was killed in action on January 2nd though no official letter has been received yet.
WATTS William Henry
[Listed as H W WATTS on St Mary's] Acting Corporal T4/056794, 485th Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on service in the Balkans 8 October 1918. Aged 30. Born Bridgwater, St John;s, Somerset, resident and enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Watts, of Bristol Road, Bridgwater; husband of Mrs. F. G. Palmer (formerly Watts), of 89, Union Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Highbridge, Somerset, son of William and Mary J Watts, resident Parrett Buildings, 5, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Carter, married to Florence Gertrude Watts with one son, resident 8, Parrett Buildings, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Bridgwater Without, Somerset. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece. Grave 268. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
WEBB Dennis [Frank]
Private 20365, 7th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). (61st Infantry Brigade 20th Light Division). Died of wounds at Rouen 5 October 1916. Aged 20. Born 24 June 1896 in Street, Somerset, resident Bridgwater, enlisted Weston-Super-Mare. Baptised 23 July 1896 in Street, Somerset, son of Thomas and Alice Webb, resident High Street, Street. Son of Thomas and Alice Webb Webb, of Main Street, Walton near Glastonbury. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Street, Somerset, son of Thomas and Alice Webb, resident 68, Main Street, Walton, Wells, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Street, Somerset, a Boot and Shoe Operative, son of TYHomas and Alice Webb, resident 24, Main Street, Walton, Somerset. Buried in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Inf, France. Plot B. Row 15. Grave 47.
WEBB F L
Private. No further information currently. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
WEBBER William Francis
Private 241504 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). (233rd Infantry Brigade 75th Division). Killed in action in Palestine 3 September 1917. Aged 36. Resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Baptised 20 June 1879 in Bridgwater, Sy John, Somerset, son of William and Jane Webber, resident 1, Wellington Place, Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of William and Jane Webber, of Bridgwater; husband of Beatrice M. Webber, of 9, All Saints Terrace, Colly Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1881 census he was aged 1, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of William and Jane Webber, resident 29, Wellington Place, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 11, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of William and Jane Webber, resident 53, Polden Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 21, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Labourer, son of William and Jane Webber, resident Globe Inn, 53, Eastover, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine. Plot XVI. Row G. Grave 14. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 12 September 1917:

Private W. F. Webber of Somerset Light Infantry was killed in action in Egypt, but no details have been received yet.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 26 September 1917, page 5:

THE SUPREME SACRIFICE.— News has been received of the death in action of two more Bridgwater men, viz., Private James Randall, the Somerset L.I., husband of Mrs. Randall, 3, Friarn-street, who was killed by a shell on Septemter 12th; and Private W. F. Webber, also of the Somersets, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Webber, 9, All Saints'-terrace, who is officially reported to have been killed in action on September 3rd, and who leaves a widow and one child.

WELLMAN William Norman

Private 38187, 1st/5th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry) formerly T/4/071676, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action on the 11 April 1918 during fighting around Berukin 9-11 April at the time of the invasion of Palestine. Aged 40. Enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Joseph and Susan Wellman, of Eastleigh, Hampshire. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Section N. Grave 38. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

WILKINS William

Private 47827, 19th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 9 April 1917. Aged 28. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Newport, Monmouthshire. Baptised 18 October 1889 in Bridgwater, St John, Somerset, son of John and THirza Wilkins, resident Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Husband of Mary H. (nee Burrows) Wilkins, of 20, Christchurch Road, Newport, Monmouthshire, married October to December Quarter 1914 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of John and Thirza Wilkins, resident Browns Buildings, 4, Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of John and Thirza Wilkins, resident Brown's Cottages, 4, Old Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row K. Grave 3. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 18 April 1917 (note Private normally but Sapper in Newspaper):

Sapper William Wilkins of the Wessex Engineers, who succumbed to wounds in France on 9th April has died. He was 28 years of age.
WILLIAMS Charles [J]
Private 9634, 8th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). (63rd Infantry Brigade 21st Division). Killed in action near Fricourt 1 July 1916, the first day of the 1916 Battle of the Somme. Born Easton, Bristol, resident Bridgwater and enlisted Bristol. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
WILLIAMS Edward

Driver S4/056792, 3rd Company, 29th Divisional Train, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of shell wounds 3 June 1917. Aged 23. Resident Bridgwater, enlisted Codford, St Mary. Son of Zacharia and Clara Jane Williams, of 99, West Street, Bridgwater. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Liverpool, a Butcher, son of Zacharia and Clara Jane Williams, reswident 110, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Faubourg dí Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row G. Grave 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 13 June 1917:

Local soldier dies of wounds.
Driver E Williams of the Army Service Corps has died as a result of wounds received on 3rd June. He was struck by a shell and never regained consciousness. He is buried at the English cemetery at Arras. He was 23 years of age.
WILLIAMS Thomas

Sapper 1326, 1st/2nd (Wessex) Field Company (Territorial Force), Royal Engineers. Died of shrapnel wounds, received 7 December 1916, to right thigh and left arm in 40 Casualty Clearing Station Mesopotamia 13 December 1916. Aged 36. Enlisted 3 February 1915 in Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of James and Elizabeth Williams, of North Petherton, Bridgwater; husband of Ada Williams, of 92, Chilton Street, Bridgwater; one son. In the 1891 census he was aged 11, born North Petherton, Somerset, a scholar, son of James and Elizabeth Williams, resident High Street, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born North Petherton, Somerset, a Bricklayer, son of James and Elizabeth Williams, resident Tappers Lane, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 30, born North Petherton, Somerset, a Bricklayer, married to Ada Williams with one son, resident 49, Old Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Attested 3 February 1915 in Bridgwater, aged 33 years 11 months, resident 92, Chilton Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, served with the Somerset Volunteers for 3 years (1897-1899), a General Mason by trade, height 5 feet 9 inches, chest 36-38 inches. With B.E.F. in France 22 October 1915 to 21 January 1916 then M.E.F. 22 January 1916 until his death. Buried in Struma Military Cemetery, Macedonia, Greece. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 11. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 17 January 1917:

Bridgwater Soldier's death.
It has been previously announced that Sapper Tom Williams of the Wessex Engineers had died. A tribute has been received from Major P J Fry in which he paid a striking tribute of the fine example Sapper Williams had set to his fellow men.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 27 December 1917:

Sapper Tom Williams of the Wessex Engineers, who resided in Chilton Street has died in hospital from wounds. At first the War Office notified his family that he had been wounded, but the next day a letter was received informing them of his death.
WINTER Arthur John
[Listed as A T WINTER on memorial] Able Seaman Bristol Z/1404, Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. (189th Infantry Brigade, 63rd Royal Naval Division). Killed in action near Arras 25 August 1918. Aged 26. Son of John Thomas and Sarah Winter, of 36, St Johnís Street, Bridgwater. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Charmouth, Dorset, a Store Porter, son of James (sic) Thomas and Sarah Winter, resident 40 St John Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 21. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
WOODBURY William Alfred
Private 20315, 6th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry) Died In the United Kingdom of wounds 30 August 1916. Aged 17. Born Nether Stowey, Somerset, enlisted Bridgwater. Son of Mr A. R. Woodbury, of 17, Silver Street, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Fiddington, Somerset, son of Alfred and Nellie Woodbury, resident Stowey Rocks, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Fiddington, Somerset, at school, son of Alfred and Nellie Woodbury, resident 66, Bath Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bridgwater (St Johnís) Cemetery, Somerset. Grave reference 1. 2987. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
WOODWARD Warren Thomas
[Listed as T W WOODWARD on memorial] Private 12189, 9th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 5 April 1916. Born Edgbaston, Birmingham, resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 9. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
WOOLLAN Bertie Albert
[Spelt WOOLAN on SDGW] Sapper 3/8327, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1915. Aged 23. Born and resident Bridgwater, enlisted Pentre, Glamorganshire. Son of Henry John Woollan, of 11, Wyldsborough Terrace, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Henry and Calara Woollan, resident Parrett Buildings, Bristol Road, Bridgwater Without, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1C. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
WRIGHT William Henry
Gunner 17175, "D" Battery, 14th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Died of wounds 25 September 1916. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Mrs. Lucy Wright, of 82, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Lucy Ann Wright, resident 35, Old Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Bridgwater, Somerset, an Assistant Postman, son of Lucy Ann Wright (a widow), resident 82, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot B. Row 23. Grave 68. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
WYATT Arthur [Bernard]

Able Seaman Bristol Z/1440, Nelson Battalion, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, Royal Naval Division. Killed in action in the vicinity of Gavrelle 24 April 1917. Aged 19. Born 31 October 1897. Resident 128, Taunton Road, Bridgwater. Son of Rev Henry and Emily Wyatt, of The Manse, Bratton, Wilitshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Blisworth, Northamptonshire. at school, son of Henry (a Baptist Minister) and Emily Maud Wyatt, resident Brixham 11, Hamp Rise, Bridgwater, Somerset. Enlisted 3 December 1915, Able Seaman 29 March 1916, religious denomination Baptist, civil employment Pharmacist, height 5 feet 5 inches, chest 32½-34 inches, fresh complexion, light hair, brown eyes. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.

Extract from Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 23 May 1917, page 6:

WYATT.—Killed in action in France, on April 24, Arthur Bernard Wyatt, able seaman in the Royal Naval Division, second son of the Rev. Henry and Mrs. Wyatt, 35, Highbridge-road, Burnham-on-Sea, aged 19.

Extract from Bridgwater Mercury 16 May 1917:

Able-seaman Arthur Wyatt was killed in action on April 24th. He was the son of the much esteemed pastor of the Bridgwater Baptist Church, where he also preached. Several services have been held to commemorate him.
YOUNG Frederick John
Private 7570, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 14 October 1914. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Baptised 13 March 1885 in Bridgwater, St Mary, Somerset, son of William Henry and Emily Young, resident Bridgwater. Son of William and Emily Young, of 76, West Street, Bridgwater. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, born Somerset, a scholar, son of William and Emily Young, resident Waits Buildings, 3, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Bricklayer's Apprentice, son of Willian and Emily Young, resident 16 Court, 5, West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Private, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry), resident Verne Citadel, Verne, Portland, Dorset. Buried in Porte de Paris Cemetery, Cambrai, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 34. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
YOUNG John Henry Charles
Private, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Not identified from 8 records. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
YOUNG William Charles
Gunner 71825, 72nd Battery, 38th Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 1 October 1916. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Bridgwater, Somerset. Baptised 31 August 1894 in Bridgwater, Holy Trinity, Somerset, son of Frederick John and Mary Ann Young, resident Albert Street, Bridgwater. Son of Frederick John and Mary Ann Young, of 39, Albert Street, Bridgwater. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Frederick J and Mary Young, resident Albert Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Kiln Boy, son of Fredrecd and Mary Young, resident 39, Albert Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme. Plot XXIII. Row L. Grave 1. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
1939-45
ASH Cedric Joh [Kenneth]
Flight Lieutenant ( Pilot) 46630, 635 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Took off from Downham Market, flying an Avro Lancaster III, serial number LB239, on night misison for Nantes - to target rail facilities - Crashed at Vertou, SE of Nantes, France 12 June 1944. Aged 27. Son of John William and Olive Gertrude Ash, of Bridgwater, Somerset; husband of Phyllis Evelyn Ash, of Bridgwater. Buried in Nantes (Pont-Du-Cens) Communal Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France. Plot L. Row C. Coll. grave 24-26.
BALE Charles Henry
Private 5668432, 10th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 16 August 1944. Aged 34. Born 12 May 1910. In the 1939 Register he was a General Labourer, married to Laura E Bale, resident 50, Union Street, Bridgwater, Bridgwater M.B., Somerset. Married Laura E Trunks in the January to March Quarter 1934 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. Buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar (formerly Burma). Plot 7. Row G. Grave 11.
BATER Harold Charles
Chief Petty Officer (Supply) D/M/37318 H.M.S. "Tamar" Royal Navy. Died on Sunday the 25th October 1942. H.M.S. "Tamar" was a shore base at Hong Kong. He was 42, the son of John and Selina Bater,of Bridgwater. Buried in Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan. British Section Plot E. Row D. Grave 9.
BILLING Frederick James
Fusilier 11408885, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 9 June 1944. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Billing; husband of Q. V. A. Billing, of Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Naples War Cemetery, Italy. Plot I. Row O. Grave 6.
BINDING Mervyn Kenneth
Private 5682987 4th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action in Normandy 10th July 1944 during "Operation Jupiter", the attack on Hill 112 in Normandy. Mervyn Binding was the 21. Son of Evan and Gertrude Bessie Binding, of Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, Normandy, France. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 28.
BLACKMORE Wilfred Arthur
Private 5682988 4th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died 29th May 1944. Wilfred Blackmore was the 21. Son of William James and Alice Maud Blackmore, of Bridgwater. Buried in Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Kent. Section Q. Row G. Grave 1137.
BOND Percy William George
Private 5678944, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died 1 March 1944. Aged 27. Son of Sidney Charles and Caroline Rossiter Bond, of Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar (formerly Burma). Face 16.
BOWERING John Edward
Private 5680921, "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 17 February 1944. Aged 32. Son of James and Ellen Bowering, of Bridgwater, Somerset; husband of Doris Bowering, of Bridgwater. Buried in Anzio War Cemetery, Italy. Plot iV. Row O. Grave 1.
BOWERMAN Stanley
Private 5666784 14th Army Field Workshop Royal Army Ordnance Corps./Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action whilst serving with the British Expeditionary Force 23rd May 1940. He was 34. Son of James and Elizabeth Bowerman; husband of Violet Nelly Bowerman of Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Dunkirk Memorial, Column 46.
BROKENSHIRE Harry
[Listed as BROCKENSHIRE on memorial] Able Seaman D/JX155487 H.M. Submarine "Turbulent"Royal Navy. Lost at sea when "Turbulent" was depth charged and sunk by Royal Italian Navy MA/SB off Sardinia 23rd March 1943. Harry Brokenshire was the son of William Henry and Winifred Grace Brokenshire of Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval memorial, Devon, Panel 79. Column 1.
BROOKS William Gerald
Mate, S.S. Borderdene (Bridgwater), Merchant Navy. Lost as sea 10 January 1942. Aged 22. Son of Fredrick and Gertrude Brooks; husband of C. G. Brooks, of Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial, London. Panel 17.
BRUNNING Norman Charles

Sergeant (Pilot) 1585056, 17 Operational Training Unit, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. (Bomber Command). Killed while flying in a Wellington X, serial number LR125, out of Silverstone, Northamptonshire, when the aircraft broke up and crashed near Corwen, Merionethshire, when control was lost in cloud, possibly due to a frozen pitot head, during a navex, 18 January 1946. Aged 23. Married Ivy Winifred Hammond in the January to March Quarter 1944 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. Buried in Pinhoe (St. Michael) Churchyard, Devon.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1946:

BRUNNING Norman Charles of 5 South Side Park-Jane Pinhoe Devonshire died 18 January 1946 at Corwen Merionethshire Administration Exeter 19 September to Ivy Winifred Brunning widow. Effects £136 14s. 11d.
BULL David Thomas
Private 5679824 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 21st October 1944. David Bull was the 27. Son of James F.G. Bull and Elizabeth Bull, of Bridgwater. Buried in Rangoon War Cemetery, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 6. Row F. Grave 9.
BURGE J Francis Henry
Driver T/5673339, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 26 August 1944. Aged 32. Son of Joseph Henry and Emily Jane Burge, of Bridgwater; husband of Phyllis Joyce Burge, of Bridgwater. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. Church Portion. Plot A. Section. 4.
BYRD William Alfred
Sergeant 544393 2844 Squadron Royal Air Force Died whilst on air operations over Europe 30th March 1945. William Byrd was the 24. Son of William Hay and Dorothy Ellen Byrd of Bridgwater. Buried in Goirle Roman Catholic Churchyard, 4 km from Tilburg, Netherlands. Row 3. Grave 9.
CHAPPELL Charles
Private 5673424, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry). Died 13 July 1944. Aged 22. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Chappell; husband of Pearl Ellen Chappell, of Chinnor, Oxfordshire. Buried in St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France. Plot XIV. Row E. Grave 12.
CAWSE [Frederick] Norman
Pilot Officer 80543, 238 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 11 August 1940. Aged 25. Son of Ernest Frederick and Emma Mary Cawse, of Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Cayeux-Sur-Mer Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot I. Grave 8.
CHILCOTT Brian
Gunner 14330629 62nd Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery. Killed in action 29th June 1944. Brian Chilcott was the 20. Son of Frederick James and Althea Chilcott, of Bridgwater. Buried in Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, Normandy. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 3.
CONNOLLY Cyril William
Sergeant 87763 625 Squadron Royal Air Force. Bomber Command. Lost on air operations 27th August 1944. Cyril Connolly was the son of John William and Nellie Conolly, of Wembdon. No known grave. Commemorated on Runnymede Air Forces Memorial Panel 227.
CRIDDLE Charles
Corporal 5574751 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action at Anzio 3rd June 1944. Charles Criddle was the 29. Son of Charles and Rose Criddle; husband of Emily Hilda Criddle, of Lechlade Gloucestershire. Buried in Beachead War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy.
CROKER Alfred John
† Marine Ply/X835, H.M.S. Exeter, Royal Marines. Died 13th December 1939 during the encounter with the Graf Spee in the South. "Exeter" was a "York" Class Cruiser built at the H.M. Dockyard Devonport in 1929, she was sunk by the gunfire of the Imperial Japanese Cruiser Myoko and Ashigara in the South Java Sea 1st March 1942. Aged 25. Son of Lilla Croker of Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel 35. Column 2.
CROUCH Ronald Cecil Alexander
Pilot Officer 171936, 198 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed on offensive operations over Normandy 14th June 1944. Ronald Crouch was the son of William Bertie and Ethell Maud Crouch of Bridgwater. Buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, Normandy, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 2.
DEADMAN Cecil Frank
Private 5672785 7th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). (214th Infantry Brigade 43rd Wessex Division). Died of wounds sustained during the fight for Mont Pincon Normandy 16th August 1944. Cecil Deadman was the 24 year old husband of Phyllis Doreen Deadman, of Bridgwater. Buried in Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Calvados, Normandy, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 13.
DORAM Eric Colston
Flight Sergeant 1315291, 630 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27 April 1944. Aged 22. Son of Hubert James Doram and Florence Mary Doram, of Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany. Plot 9. Row F. Grave 16.
DOUGHTY Harry
Sergeant 977761 15 Squadron Royal Air Force. Killed on operations 30th May 1942. Harry Doughty was the 28. Son of Harry and Annie Doughty of Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Runnymede Air Forces Memorial, Surrey. Panel 82.
ECKLEY Henry George
Corporal 5671394, 7th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died 9 August 1944. Aged 26. Son of George and E. Eckley; husband of Ruby Irene Eckley, of Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Tilly-Sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 10.
GILES Reuben [Guy]
Private 14704172, 4th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action in North West Europe 2 October 1944. Aged 18. Born Somerset, resident Bristol. Son of Albert and Emily E. Giles, of Bridgwater. Buried in Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Netherlands. Plot 7. Row C. Grave 19.
GILL Alfred George
Captain Ply/X 657 H.M.S. "Repulse" Royal Marines. Killed in action 10th December 1941 when "Repulse" was torpedoed by aircraft of the Imperial Japanes Navy in the South China Sea Alfred Gill was the 29. Son of William Henry and Maud Gill, of Bridgwater; husband of Minnie Freda Gill, of Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 59, Column 1.
GRANVILLE Albert Victor James
Petty Officer Stoker D/K 17284, H.M.S. Courageous, Royal Navy. Died 17 September 1939. Aged 44. Son of Herbert and Lucy Jane Granville, of Taunton, Somerset; husband of Winifred May Granville, of Taunton. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 34, Column 2.
GREEDY Frederick Wilfred
Petty Officer D/J 114292 114292 H.M.S. "Hecla" Royal Navy. Died on Thursday the 12th November 1942. H.M.S. "Hecla" was a 10,850 ton Destroyer depot ship, she was sunk by a German U boat west of the Straits of Gibraltar 12th November 1942. Aged 33. Son of Fred and Caroline Greedy, of Bridgwater; husband of Lilian Irene Greedy, of Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 63. Column 2.
GREENWOOD Arthur Henry
Sergeant 1720218 150 Squadron Royal Air Force. Killed in action 26th August 1943. Arthur Greenwood was then son of Henry and Edith Greenwood of Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Malta Memorial, Malta. Panel 8. Column 2.
HAINES John William
Sergeant 259th (West Country) Field Company Royal Engineers. Died 15th December 1941. Buried in Bridgwater (Quantock Road) Cemetery, Somerset. Section A. Grave 130.
HANNIS Raymond William Charles
† Ordinary Seaman D/JX 161817, H.M.S. Repulse, Royal Navy. Died 10 December 1941. Aged 18. Son of William John and Violet Hannis, of Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 49, Column 2.
HARRIS Clifford
Private 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 18th March 1942. Age 23. No known grave. Commemorated on Rangoon Memorial. Myanmar (formerly Burma).
HARWOOD Stanley
Private 5570035, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died 3 September 1947. Aged 28. Son of Jesse and Susan Harwood; husband of Edna May Harwood, of Bridgwater. Buried in Bridgwater (St. John's) Cemetery, Somerset. Grave 3803.
HAWKES Cecil William George
Able Seaman D/JX 131284, H.M.S. Edinburgh, Royal Navy. Died 16 October 1939. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Hawkes, of Bridgwater. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. Church Portion. Plot 12. Sec. 1.
HAYWARD Kenneth Allan
† Guardsman 2659674 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Kenneth Hayward was the 25. Son of Frederick and Ruby Hayward; husband of Mary Hayward, nephew of Miss T Houlsham, of Kidderminster. Buried in Heverlea War Cemetery, Netherlands. Plot 6. Row B. Grave 20.
HILL Herbert Dennis John
Sergeant 5672996 1st Glider Pilot Regiment Army Air Corps. Killed in action during the airborne invasion of Sicily 10th July 1943. Son of Roland John and Elsie May Hill, of Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Cassino Memorial, Italy. Panel 12.
HILL Royston Henry
Leading Stoker D/KX 153006, H.M. Submarine Syrtis, Royal Navy. Died 30 March 1944. Aged 20. Son of Henry and Minnie Hill, of Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 89, Column 2.
HOBBS Edward George
Flight Sergeant 1587621, 50 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23 September 1944. Aged 23. Son of Albert Edward and Jessie Rose Mary Hobbs, of Ford, Plymouth. Buried in Zelhem General Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot E. Row 2. Grave 9.
HOOPER Leonard George
Leading Seaman D/J 110317 H.M.S. "Onslow" Royal Navy. Died on Thursday the 7th January 1943. Son of George Hubert and Eliza Jane Hooper; husband of Evelyn Mabel Hooper of Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 78. Column 3.
HOOPER Robert Cecil
Pilot Officer 172176 630 Squadron Royal Air Force. 5 Group. Killed whilst on air operations over Europe 22nd June 1944. Robert Hooper was the 22. Son of Cecil and Lilian Hooper, of Bridgwater. Buried in Heverlea War Cemetery, Netherlands. Joint Grave 6. Row F. Grave 11-12.
HOYAL James Robert
Lance Corporal 4625992, Royal Corps of Signals attached to 34th Indian Division Signals, Indian Signal Corps. Died 3 June 1943. Aged 31. Buried in Kandy War Cemetery, Sri Lanka, Plot I. Row A. Grave 10.
HUGHES Ronald James
Fusilier 5680052 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment. Killed in action in Italy 1st July 1944 Ronald Hughes was the 31. Son of Idris and Florence Hughes; husband of Evelyn Hughes, of Bridgwater. Buried in Assisi War Cemetery, north of Rome, Italy. Plot III. Row A. Grave 2.
HURST David Picton P
Flight Sergeant Pilot 1315897, 101 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed during air operations over Germany 28th July 1943. Buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Germany. Plot A. Row C. Collective Grave 6-11.
JAMES Frank Edward
Pilot Officer 182100, 625 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27 August 1944. Son of John and Emily James; husband of Edna Mary James, of Bridgwater, Somerset. M.P.S. No known grave. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 211.
JENNINGS Frederick Tom
5680849 9th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died 20th December 1942. Aged 30, Son of Tom and AnnieMmaria Jennings of Bridgwater; husband of Ida Theresa Jennings, of Bridgwater. Buried in Fayid War Cemetery, Egypt. Plot I. Row C. Grave 18.
JENNINGS Harry
Gunner 1543986, 3 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 10 March 1943. Aged 42. Son of Harry and Minnie Jennings; husband of Elsie Jennings, of Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 22.
KERSLAKE John
Leading Aicraftman 1509854, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26 December 1944. Aged 42. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Kerslake; husband of Edna Ellen Kerslake, of South Yardley, Birmingham. Buried in Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery, Warwickshire. Grave 51577.
KINGDON George Brice
Private 1599231, Army Catering Corps. Died 25 February 1945. Aged 29. Son of William George and Lucy Kingdon, of Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot V. Row B. Grave 78.
LEWIS Frank Leslie
† Gunner 1062280, 74 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 14 November 1942. Aged 37. No known grave. Commemorated on Alamein Memorial, Egypt. Column 36.
LOVELL Frederick R A
† Gunner 1644973 "Z" Battery 142 Anti Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery. Died 23rd April 1942. Frederick Lovell was the 32. Son of John and Alice Maud Lovell; husband of Irene Mary Ann Lovell, of Bridgwater. Buried in Bridgwater (Quantock Road) Cemetery. Section A grave 132.
MANCHIP Arnold Rowland
Aircraftman 1st Class 1315240 186 Squadron Royal Air Force. Died on active service 24th March 1942. Arnold Manchip was the 20. Son of William George and Hilda Manchip, of Bridgwater. Buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery, Malta. Protestant Section (Mens) Collective Grave 109.
MANLEY Albert Edward
Warrant Officer 1st Class (Company Sergeant Major). 5435033 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwallís Light Infantry. (10th Infantry Brigade 4th Infantry Division).Eighth Army. Died 25th July 1944. Buried in Foiano Della Chiana War Cemetery, 31 km S of Arrezzo, Italy. Plot II. Row P. Grave 4
MARKS Frederick John
Musician RMB/X74 H.M.S. "Uganda" Royal Marines Royal Navy. Died 13th September 1943. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Column 3.
MELHUISH Cecil Redvers
Civilian. Engineer, S.S. Empire Citizen, Merchant Navy. Died at sea 3 February 1941. Aged 38. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Melhuish, of Broom House, Ashcott, Bridgwater, Somerset; husband of Dorothy Melhuish, of The Gables, Bristol Road, Bridgwater. No known grave.
NEAL Douglas Haig
† Gunner 938066, 142 (The Royal North Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 9 September 1943. Aged 24. Son of John Henry and Mary Neal. No known grave. Commemorated on Cassino War Memorial, Italy. Panel 2.
NOVAK Rothes Gerald
Cadet (Apprentice) Motor Vessel "Chama" (London) Merchant Navy. Died at sea 23rd March 1941, The Motor Vessel "Chama", a tanker of 8,077 tons was torpedoed by a U 97 in the North Atlantic, WSW of Fastnet 49 degrees 35 North 19 degrees 13 West Voyage Androssan to New York in ballast. A straggler from convoy OG 56. Her Master, crew of 54 and 4 gunners were lost. Aged 18. Son of Henry and Minnie Novak, of Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial, London. Panel 27.
OíDONNELL Hugh John James
Private 14600580 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters.(Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire) Regiment. Killed in action on the 8th February 1944, Hugh OíDonnell was the 20. Son of Hugh and Ada OíDonnell, of Bridgwater. Buried in Anzio War Cemetery, Italy. Plot 1 Row S. Grave 7
OLIVER Edgar Trevor
Corporal 2067159 261st (West Country) Field Company Royal Engineers. Died 20th September 1941. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Row S. Grave 8.
O'RIORDAN Dennis Christopher
Stoker 1st Class P/KX 88597 H.M Submarine "Perseus" Royal Navy. Lost at sea 19th December 1941 when "Perseus" was torpedoed by the Royal Italian Navy submarine "Enrico Toti" off Zante. (Zackinthos) in the Ionian Sea off Western Greece. Dennis OíRiordon was the 23. Son of Daniel and Nora OíRiordon; husband of Kathleen Grace OíRiordon of Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 54. Column 12.
PADDICK Sydney Robert
Warrant Officer 657555, 169 Squadron, Royal Air Force (Bomber Command). Lost whilst on air operations over Europe. 15th April 1945. Sydney Paddick was the 26. Son of William John and Lily May Paddick; husband of Anna Lilias Maud Paddick, of Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Runnymede Air Forces Memorial, Surrey. Panel 269.
PARKER Clifford William George
Corporal 5680381, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th July 1944. Son of Clifford William George and Flora Parker of Bridgwater; husband of Gertrude Florence Parker of Bridgwater. Buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, Normandy. Plot XXI. Row E. Grave 12.
PARKMAN Henry Charles
Lance Corporal 1869715, Royal Engineers attached to 4 Searchlight Battery, Royal Artillery. Died between 23 May 1940 and 26 May 1940 at Dunkirk. Aged 28. Son of Thomas John Joseph and Alice Parkman, of Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Calais Southern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot L. Grave 20.
PASSCOE Frederick Charles
Sergeant Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died in Palestine 8th November 1941. Frederick Passcoe was the son of Sidney and Mabel Perkins of Bridgwater. Buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot B. Row D. Grave 14
PERCY W H
No further information currently.
PERKINS Harold G
Lance Corporal 5670971, Corps of Military Police. Died 8 November 1941. Son of Sidney and Mabel Perkins, of Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot B. Row D. Grave 14.
PERRY Frank Robert
† Trooper 7955989, 2nd Lothians and Border Horse, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 8 June 1944. Aged 23. Son of Henry and Mabel Perry, of Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Rome War Cemetery, Italy. Plot II. Row E. Grave 31.
PINNOCK Victor George
Leading Aircraftman 639706 Royal Air Force. Died 28th June 1944. Victor Pinnock was the 28. Son of George and Louisa Pinnock of Bridgwater. Buried in Bridgwater Cemetery. Section 2. Grave 4348.
PITMAN William John
Private 5668644, Pioneer Corps. Died 02 March 1943. Aged 35. Son of William and Rose Pitman, of Bridgwater; husband of Violet May Pitman, of Bridgwater. Buried in Bridgwater (St. John's) Cemetery, Somerset. Section 2. Grave 3886.
POOLMAN William
Private 5679371, 2nd Battalion, Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry). Died 22 September 1944. Buried in Cesena War Cemetery, Italy. Plot V. Row F. Grave 5.
RAINEY Samuel
Stoker 1st Class D/K55652, H.M.S. Exeter, Royal Navy. Died as a japanese Prisoner of War 10 May 1943. Aged 43. Son of William and Mary Rainey, of Bridgwater, Somerset; husband of Gladys Emily May Rainey, of Bridgwater. Buried in Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia. Plot 32. Row A. Collective grave 1-13.
REDWOOD William
Chief Officer SS "Opawa" (Plymouth) Merchant Navy. Died at sea 6th February 1942 when the 10,354 ton steamer SS "Opawa" was torpedoed by a U-Boat in the North Atlantic 38 degrees, 21 North 61 degrees 13 West. William Redwood was the husband of Gertrude Kate Redwood, of Bridgwater, Somerset.. Aged 37. No known grave. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial, London.
REES David George
Private 14600586 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 9th June 1944 Aged 19. Son of Frederick George and Helen Rees, of Bridgwater. Buried in Gosport (Annís Hill) Cemetery Hampshire. Plot 189 Grave 77.
RIDGWAY George Edwin
Aircraftman 1st Class 611142 220 Squadron Royal Air Force. Coastal Command. Died 15th April 1940. George Ridgway was the 19. Son of Henry and Mabel Ridgway, of Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Runnymede Air Forces Memorial, Windsor/Egham, Surrey. Panel 25.
ROMAN Henry John
Petty Officer D/J 110319 H.M.S. "Itchen" Royal Navy. Died 23rd September 1943. H.M.S. "Itchen" was a 1,325 ton Frigate which was sunk in the North Atlantic by a U Boat 23rd September 1943. Aged 33 year old husband of Kathleen Roman, of Islington, London. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 78. Column 2.
RUSSELL Bert
Private 13115742 Royal Pioneer Corps. Died 11th September 1942. Bertie Russell was the 37. Son of Alfred and Fanny Russell, of Woodville, Derbyshire. Buried in Blackford (St Margaret) Churchyard. Somerset.
RUSSELL Harold Arthur
Corporal 7889682, 4th Royal Tank Regiment. Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action in North Africa 21st November 1941. Harold Russell was the 21. Son of Rev Bertam John Russell and Edith Elizabeth Russell (nee Edwards), of Bridgwater. Buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya. Plot 3. Row C. Grave 3.
SETTER Henry James
Private 5672997, 7th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds at Oosterhout, Netherlands, 24th September 1944. Henry Setter was the 26. Son of Frederick George and Elizabeth Setter; husband of Margaret Setter, of Washford, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands. Plot 23. Row A. Grave 6.
SMITH Clifford
Stoker Petty Officer P/JX 290174 H M Launch CG (L) 16.Royal Navy. Died 26th April 1943. Son of James and Annie Smith, of Buxworth, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 75. Column 3.
SMITH, DFM Edward George
Warrant Officer 582 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Bomber Command. Killed on air operations 6th July 1944. On the 5th/6th July 1944 542 aircraft attacked the flying bomb sites in France and Belgium. Four Lancasters were lost. WO Edward Smith was a member of Lancaster N169 piloted by Canadian Donald Manson (28) one of a force of 87 Lancasters despatched to attack Flying Bomb sites around Wizernes in Northern France the crew consisted of Donald Manson Pilot Officer. J/85487. 28. R.C.A.F. John. Geeves. **** 1717745 19. R.A.F.V.R. John Stapleton. J/23460 28. R.C.A.F. Ero Salomaa. Flying Officer. J/25513. 31. R.C.A.F. Alan Fretwell. Flight Sergeant. 1577087 23. R.A.F.V.R. Douglas Eggleton. Sergeant. 752767 R.A.F.V.R. Edward Smith DFM. Sergeant. 1316567. 21. R.A.F.V.R. Edward Smith was the 21. Son of Walter and Letitia Smith, of Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Runnymede Air Forces Memorial, Surrey. Panel 214.
SMITH Robert
Private 5121577, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 26 June 1941. Aged 19. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Smith, of Bridgwater. Buried in Bridgwater (Quantocjk Road) Cemetery, Somerset. Section B. Grave 633.
SPROUTING Albert William
Gunner 5670320, 9 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 16th February 1942 the day after Singapore was surrendered to the Japanese. Albert Sprouting was the 25. Son of Annie Rose Sprouting; stepson of G H Moggridge, of Wandsworth, London. No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 31.
STOKES H
No further information currently.
STOREY Lionel Frederick George
Bombardier 1533996, 318 Battery, 99 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 1 January 1941. Buried in Cheltenham Cemetery, Prestbury, Gloucestershire. Section C. 1. Grave 1493.
SUTHERLAND-CLIFT Timothy Anthony Victor Hugh
Aircraftman 1st Class 550857, 328 Wing, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. North Africa Command. Died 2nd March 1943. Aged 22. Native of Wembdon, Somerset. Son of Victor Hugh Sutherlan-Clift and Hilda Mary Sutherland Clift, of Wembdon, Bridgwater. Buried in El Alia War Cemetery, Algeria. Plot 12. Row K. Grave 32.
SWAYNE Alan Raymond
Trooper 14316166 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry Regiment Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action in Netherlands 27th November 1944. Alan Swayne was the 20. Son of John and Edith Mary Swayne, of Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Groesbeek Memorial, Netherlands. Panel 1.
TUCKER Henry [George] Charles
Able Seaman D/JX 127544, H.M.S. "Glorious," Royal Navy. Lost at sea 9 June 1940 when H.M.S. "Glorious" a 22,500 ton aircraft converted aircraft carrier launched in 1916 was sunk by the gunfire of the German Battlecruisers "Gniesenau "and "Scharnhorst" west of Narvik, Norway 8 June 1940. Aged 30. Born 12 August 1910 in Bridgwater, Somerset. Son of Henry George and Clara Tucker of Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 38. Column 2.
TURNER Leonard Henry
Private 5670535, 2nd Battalion, Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry). Died 25 July 1944. Buried in Arezzo War Cemetery, Italy. Plot III. Row B. Grave 11.
VAUGHAN Dennis Frank
Leading Aircraftman 655842, Royal Air Force. Died 7 August 1941. Aged 23. Buried in Bridgwater (Quantock Road) Cemetery, Somerset. Secton B. Grave 27.
VIGNAUX Vincent Ronald
Flight Sergeant 560946, 806 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died during the defence of Malta 10th January 1941. No known grave. Commemorated on Malta Memorial, Malata. Panel 1 Column 2.
VIZE Denis Ivan
Flying Officer 119152, 182 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25 April 1943. Buried in Hesdin Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Row B. Grave 8.
WELLAND Linaker James
Lance Corporal 7595804 5 Base Ordnance Depot Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died on active service 8th July 1941 Aged 30. Son of Francis James and Maggie Linaker Welland, of Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Alamein Memorial, Egypt. Column 83.
WEST Charles Frederick William
Gunner 1097381 Royal Artillery attached to 1055 Stevedore Battalion, Royal Engineers. Died 20th July 1943. He was 34 the husband of Clara West of Bridgwater. Buried in Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 7.
WEST Samuel George
Lance Bombardier 999470 77th Duke of Lancasterís Own Medium Regiment Royal Artillery. Killed in action 12th October 1944. Aged 33. Son of Charles F West and Florence West, of Bridgwater. Buried in Overloon War Cemetery, Netherlands. Plot IV. Row C. grave 11.
WHEELER J F
No further information currently.
WHITE Albert
Sergeant 5673432, 30th Battalion, Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry). Died 15 September 1945. Aged 36. Son of Frederick George and Annie White; husband of Ida Louisa May White, of Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bari War Cemetery, Italy. Plot X. Row F. Grave 12.
WHITE Harold Edward
Rifleman 5674611, 2nd Battalion The London Irish Rifles, Royal Ulster Rifles. Died 1 December 1944. Aged 25. Son of Edwin and Elizabeth White, of Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Santerno Valley War Cemetery, Italy. Plot I. Row A. Grave 6.
WHITE James T
Engineer Officer, S.S. Borderdene (Bridgwater), Merchant Navy. Died 10 January 1942. Aged 47. Son of James and Emma White; husband of Ruth White, of Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial, London. Panel 17.
WHITE Leslie Tomas John
Fireman, S.S. Borderdene (Bridgwater), Merchant Navy. Died 10 January 1942. Aged 20. Son of William and Harriet May White, of Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial, London. Panel 17.
WHITE Wallace John
Leading Aircraftman 926115, 2924 Squadron, R.A.F. Regiment, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15 September 1943. Aged 23. Son of Frederick and Annie White, of Bridgwater, Somerset; husband of Elsie Ruth White. of Bridgwater. Buried in Nicosia War Cemetery, Cyprus. Plot I. Row C. Grave 12.
WHITELOCK Sidney John
Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). No CWGC.
WILKINS James
Gunner 1833953 90 Battery 49 Light Anti-aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery. Killed in action in Italy 4th October 1943. James Wilkins was the 36. Son of James and Florence Wilkins; husband of Louisa Alice Wilkins, of Southwark, London. Buried in Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy. Plot XI. Row B. Grave 10.
WILLIAMS Cecil
Able Seaman D/JX 227946, H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy. Died 26 June 1941. Aged 32. Son of Clifford and Flcrence Williams, of Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 48, Column 3.
WILLIAMS Donald George
Warrant Officer 1385387, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20 April 1945. Aged 22. Son of George and Eva Williams, of Bridgwater. Buried in Bridgwater (Quantock Road) Cemetery, Somerset. Section A. Grave 239.
WILLIAMS Stanley George
Stoker 2nd Class D/KX 118327, H.M.S. Trinidad, Royal Navy. Died 29 March 1942. Husband of Hilda E. M. Williams, of Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 71, Column 1.
WILLS Percy Frederick
[Listed as Percy Frank Wills, R.A.S.C. on memorial] Private 14303500, General Service Corps. Died 6 November 1942. Aged 37. Son of Bertha N. Wills, of Bridgwater. Buried in Bridgwater (Quantock Road) Cemetery, Somerset. Section B. Grave 513.
WITHERIDGE Norman
Private 5735270 Died 15th April 1945. The Queenís Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Norman Witheridge was the 23. Son of Harry and Mabel Witheridge, of Bridgwater. Buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy. Plot III. Row E. Grave 12.
YOUNG Roland Robert J
Flying Officer 185679 576 Squadron Royal Air Force. Died whilst on operations over Germany 14th February 1945. Buried in Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany. Plot I. Row J. Grave II.
  KOREA 1950-53
DAVEY Thomas William Arthur

Private 22315921, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 2 June 1951. Aged 21. Born 16 October 1929. Son of Charles Gordon Davey and Ethel Mary Davey, of Bridgwater. Buried in UN Military Cemetery, Tanggok (Busan), Korea. Section 24. Row 2. Grave 1708. Details reported in The Times, 23 June 1951, page 5.

Note: his name is listed as Thomas William Albert DAVEY in official records

FALKLANDS 1982
BARR Andrew Robert

Able Seaman (Sonar) D171207C, H.M.S. Ardent, Royal Navy. Killed when his ship was bombed and sunk by Argentine A-4 Skyhawkes in Falkland Sound 21 May 1982. Aged 20. Born 14 November 1961. Resident Bridgwater. Son of James Dunnachie and Loraine Elizabeth Barr. Also commemorated on a bench at St Georges Church, Church Road, Wembdon, Somerset. Body lost at sea in H.M.S. Ardent, no known grave. See details of his memorial rededication on the BBC.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1982:

BARR, Andrew Robert of 107 Kendale Rd Bridgwater Som died 21 May 1982 Probate Bristol 8 July £35657 820903658A
AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT (2006)
KNIGHT Benjamin James
† Sergeant L8261240, RAF Kinloss, Royal Air Force. Killed following the crash of a RAF Nimrod MR2 aircraft in Afghanistan 2 September 2006. Aged 25. Born 28 January 1981. Government website - Operations in Afghanistan
BURIED LOCALLY BUT NOT ON MEMORIAL OR LOCAL BUT NOT COMMEMORATED ON MEMORIAL
ADAMS Albert James
Corporal 266852, 1st/6th Battalion (Territorial), Devonshire Regiment. Died 9 February 1919. Husband of Annie Adams, of Langley Marsh, Wiveliscombe, Somereset. Buried in Brigwater (St Johns) Cemetery, Somerset. Grave Reference 2 2572.
ANDREWS William
Private 1014, West Somerset Hussars. Died on service in Malta 19 November 1915. Resident Bridgwater, resident Taunton. Son of Walter and Mary Ann Andrews, of Stringston, Holford, Bridgwater. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. Plot D. Row VII. Grave 3.
ARTHUR Frank
Private 202148, 2nd/4th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). 43rd Wessex Division. Died in India 26 July 1917. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Bridgwater. Son of James and Elizabeth Arthur, of Greinton Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial, Pakistan.
BIRD James
Private 16631, 7th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 16 September 1916. Aged 36. Resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. Son of the late Robert and Elizabeth Bird, of Enmore, Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11C and 12A.
BONE Frederick William
Private 27623, 7th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 16 August 1917 during the Battle of Langemarck. Born Spalding, Lincolnshire, resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panels 41-42 and 163A.
BRADBEER William James

Second Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in the United Kingdom 8 August 1920. Aged 32. Son of Alfred and Jane Bradbeer; husband of Selina Elizabeth (nee Nurse, formerly Bradbeer) Feven, of 8, Alexandra Road, Bridgwater, married October to December Quarter 1911 in Bridgwater Registration District, Somerset. Member of the National Union of Teachers (N.U.T.), Bridgwater, Somerset Branch. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Bridgwater, Somerset, an Assistant Schoolmaster Elementary, resident with his brother and three sisters (Alfred J, Kate, Bessie and Nellie) at 6, Branksome Avenue, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in the church portion of Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery, Somerset. Plot III. Row 6. Grave 5.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1920:

BRADBEER William James of 4 Alexandra-road Bridgwater Somersetshire died 8 August 1920 Administration London 23 October to Selina Elizabeth Bradbeer widow.
Effects £235 12s. 5d.
BRITTON Ernest Edward
Private 50521 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 24 October 1918 during the Battle of The Selle, 17-25 October 1918. Born Bridgwater, enlisted Barry, Glamorgan. Baptised 7 October 1885 in Bridgwater St John, son of Stephen and Ellen Britton. Son of Steven Britton, of Adelaide, Australia, late of Bridgwater, Somerset; husband of Lillian Maud (nee Hooper) Britton, of 4, Lucerne Rd., Thornton Heath, Surrey, married in October to December Quarter 1910 in Bridgwatre Registration District, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a Brickyard Labourer, married to Lilian Maud Britton, also preset were his mother-in-law Rose Ellen Hooper, sister-in-law Ethel Violet Hooper and stepson Reginald Frank Hooper, resident 74, St John Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Verchain Military Cemetery, Verchain-Maugre, near Valenciennes, Nord, France. Row A. Grave 7.
BUTT David
Private 17612. 8th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 28 April 1917, during the Battle of Arleux 28-29 April 1917. Born Arlingham, Gloucestershire, resident Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. In the 1911 census he was a farm servant, a Milk Boy Domestic, aged 15, working for Henry Rich, resident Great Holwell Farm, Spaxton, Enmore, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
COGGAN Witham Reginald
Temporary Staff Serjeant S/18202, "A" Supply Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 29 July 1920. Aged 38. Husband of Kate Coggan (she died 14 October 1953, aged 73). Buried in Bridgwater (St Johnís) Cemetery, Somerset. Grave reference 3 1557.
COUSINS George Henry
Private 30199, 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 30 August 1918 during the Second Battles of Arras. Aged 25. Born Teignmouth, Devon, resident Bridgwater, Somerset, enlisted Chard, Somerset. Son of Thomas and Maria Cousins, of Bickford Lane, Teignmouth, Devon. Buried in Eterpigny British Cemetery, Pas de Calas, France. Row A. Grave 12.
CREECH William
Private 27169 7th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 7 October 1916 during the Battle of Le Transloy. Son of James and Eliza Jane Creech, of East Quantoxhead, Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2A.
CUMMINGS John
Private 25834, 7th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action in Flanders 16th August 1917, during the Battle of Langemarck 16th - 18th August. Born Bridgwater, enlisted Taunton. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panels 41-42 and 163A.
DAVID William Arthur
Private 22478, 6th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 3rd September 1916 during the Battle of Guillemont, Somme September 3rd-6th. Aged 31. Son of William and Maria David; husband of Rhoda Castle (formerly David), of Silver Street, Burrowbridge, Somerset. Buried in Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille, Somme. Plot III. Row A. Grave 3.
DIBBLE C
Private 235135, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 7th May 1921. Aged 31. Husband of Constance Beatrice Dibble, of 88, Polden Street, Bridgwater. Buried in St Johnís Cemetery, Bridgwater. Grave reference 1 2851.
ELVER Edwin John
Private 6694 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action in France 26th August 1914 during the Battle of Le Cateau. Aged 29. Born at Walton near Street, Glastonbury. Son of Joseph Thomas Elver, of Bridgwater; husband of Annie Davies (formerly Eolve) of 7, Lansdown Road, Pwllgwaun, Pontypridd. No known grave. Commemorated on La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Maritime, France.
GILLSON W A
Corporal Devonshire Regiment. Died 10th November 1918. Buried in Bridgwater (St Johnís) Cemetery. Ref 3 1553.
NURTON John Stanley
Private 19716 7th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died 13th March 1918. John Nurton was the son of Frederick Nurton, of "Stradlings." Cannigton Street, Bridgwater. Buried in Ham British Cemetery, Muille-Villette. Somme. Plot I. Row B. Grave 9.
PARSONS William Edward
Lance Corporal T/1823 South Western Mounted Brigade Royal Army Service Corps. Accidentally killed 5th February 1916. William Parsons was the 25 year old husband of Matilda Hurford (formerly Parsons) of 34, Union Street, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bridgwater (St Johnís) Cemetery Ref 2 2525.
ROBERTS Samuel
Private 473 5th Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died In the United Kingdom 19th October 1914. Aged 39. Samuel Roberts was the son of William Roberts; husband of Rose Roberts, of 74, Barclay Street, Bridgwater. Buried in Bridgwater (St Johnís) Cemetery. Location Ref I 2925.
SOUTHWOOD Stanley James
Lance Corporal 9568 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Died 8th September 1919. Aged 25. Son of John and Florence Southwood, of Dunball, Bridgwater. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery. Row C. Grave 69.
SYMONS Rudolph Clifford
Lieutenant, 3rd Wessex Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 13th September 1915. Aged 27. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Bridgwater, Somerset, son of Clifford J and Clara Symons, resident Castlefield, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery (Chapel portion).
TAYLOR Walter Henry
Private 278109, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment formerly 10125, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died in the United Kingdom 14th July 1918. Born Bridgwater, Somerset, resident and enlisted Taunton. Buried in Bridgwater (St Johnís) Cemetery, Grave reference 3. 1544. See also St Mary's, Bridgwater.
TRELIVING Walter Ricks
2nd Lieutenant Royal Army Service Corps. Died in the United Kingdom 11th October 1918. Walter Treliving was the 42. Son of James Rufus and Elizabeth treliving, of Bridgwater. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road) Cemetery Church portion. Grave 8.
TURNER Sidney Joseph
Lance Corporal 38509 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds (Gas) 2nd July 1921. (formerly Royal Army Service Corps). Sidney Turner was the husband of B. Turner, of 53, Barclay Street, Bridgwater. Buried in Bridgwater (St Johnís) Cemetery (Chapel portion). Grave reference 2. 2442.
VICKERY William George
Private 89195 13th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died In the United Kingdom 28th November 1919. Aged 26. Born Bridgwater. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Bridgwater, Somerset, a General labourer in brickyard factory, son of George Vickery (a widower), resident Duddridges Building, 16, Rhode Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset,. Buried in Bridgwater (Wembdon Road ) Cemetery (Chapel portion) Location ??
WESTON Harry
Private 16676 1st Battalion, Prince Albertís (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Harry Weston was the 24. Son of George and Alice Weston, of 16, Staple Cottage, Bicknoller, Taunton. was born at St Andrews, Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
WOOD Ernest James
Driver T4/212473 662nd Company Royal Army Service Corps. Died In the United Kingdom 2nd March 1919. Ernest Wood was the 26. Son of Alfred and Charlotte Wood, of 13, Devonshire Street, Bridgwater; husband of Hilda Wood, of 8, Cranleigh Road, Bridgwater. Buried in Bridgwater (St Johnís) Cemetery. Grave reference 2. 1624.

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