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MELKSHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Dave Jones, Researched Martin Edwards 2006

The War Memorial is situated in Canon Square, close to the Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels, which is located down a short driveway to the left of the Memorial. The Memorial is four sided surmounted by a cross. It is divided into two layers, the lower layer has the names of the Great War fallen, the upper those of the Second World War.

In both cases the inscriptions bronze panels at the front of the Memorial. In the case of the Great War, the names are listed on bronze panels, three on each of the remaining three sides. There is a smaller supplementary panel at the bottom of the centre rear panel. In the case of the Second World War the two sides each have two bronze panels and the rear, one, with a smaller additional panel below it.

The names from the Great War do not follow any recognizable pattern, but those from the Second World War are listed alphabetically, anticlockwise from the front of the Memorial. In this transcription, the names are listed, in each case, in anticlockwise order starting from the front with a space between each panel.

There are 105 names listed for World War 1 and 46 for World War 2.

The memorial was degined by Lawrence A Turner FSA, and built by Messrs. H Davis & Son if Melksham. The memorial was dedicated by the Archdeacon of Wiltshire, and unveiled by Field MArshall Lord Methuen, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, GCB, CB, CMG, on 23rd August 1919.

Melksham War Memorial is listed at Grade II building. The four enamelled St George and Union Jack flags fixed to the front, facing, plinth plaques are later replacements. Also, a stone planter which stands on the third step was placed there by the Melksham Branch of the British Legion at an unknown date.

Photograph © Dave Jones 2006

IN MEMORY OF
OUR MEN WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR OF
1914 - 1919

ALFORD

John Henry

Able Seaman R/1293, Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died of wounds 22nd November 1917; admitted to No. 12 General Hospital, Rouen, with gun shot wounds to buttocks 30th October 1917 which progressively became more serious. Born 9th July 1886 in Whitely Wiltshire. Husband of Sarah Alford, of Purlpitt Whitley, Melksham. With Army Reserve 11th December 1915, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve for Royal naval Division 25th April 1917. Religious denomination Church of England. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot III. Row P. Grave 10B.

AMSBURY

Daniel Pearce James

Private 27601, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 1st December 1917. Aged 30. Son of Robert Pearce James Amsbury and Harriet Elizabeth Amsbury, of Pleasant Rd., Staple Hill, Bristol; husband of Hebe Frances Amsbury, of Victoria Cottage, Semington Rd., Melksham, Wiltshire. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 27.

ANNAL

J G

possibly John Gerald ANNAL, Private 2718, 1st/4th Battalion, Somerset Light Inafntry. Died 15th June 1916. No known gravce. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 12.

ARTHUR

F S

No further information currently available

ATLAY

J K

No further information currently available

BARNES

Charles R

Private 8032, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 10th March 1915. Aged 24. Born Potterne, enlisted and resident Melksham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Barnes, of 3, Selfe Cottages, Beanacre Rd., Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 33 and 34.

BARTON

Frank [Ernest]

Private G/21922, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 25th September 1917. Born Melksham, enlisted Ealing, Middlesex, resident Hanwell, Middlesex. Formerly 23561, East Surrey Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.

BEAVEN

Henry Sidney

Sergeant 8420, 7th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th April 1917. Aged 33. Born Chippenham, enlisted Devizes, resident Melksham. Son of Henry and Amelia Beaven, of Union St., Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

BIGWOOD

Wilfrid Ewart

Private 114541, "A" Company, 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion. Missing in action presumed killed 5th June 1916. Aged 26. Born 11th June 1889 in London. Son of Lewin John and Emily Maria Bigwood, of "Formosa," The Spa, Melksham, Wiltshire. Farmer by trade. Unmarried. Attested 24th December 1914 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, aged 25 years 6 months, height 5 feet 5 inches, chest 40 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Methodist. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 30, 32. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 726 - 64.

BODMAN

Herbert E

Stoker 1st Class 230994, H.M.S. "Queen Mary," Royal Navy. Died at the Battle of Jutland when his ship was sunk 31 May 1916. Aged 28. Born 10th June 1887 in Trwobridge, Wiltshire. Son of William and Eliza Bodman, of Church St., Melksham, Wiltshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 15.

BREWER

H

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BREWER

H J

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BRITTAIN

Albert Edward

Private 200315 (was originally 1733), 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 22nd November 1915. Aged 23. Born Bath Easton, Somerset, enlisted and resident Melksham. Son of Albert and Ellen Brittain, of 21, Church Lane, Forest, Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64.

BUCKLAND

Henry John

Lance Corporal 18521, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27th May 1916. Aged 29. Born Whitley, enlisted Windsor, resident Melksham. Son of Henry John and Sabina Buckland, of New Broughton Rd., Melksham. Buried in LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVIII. Row A. Grave 21.

BURBIDGE

A

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BURBIDGE

Walter Francis Victor

Rifleman 37235, 1st/8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment attached 1st/5th Battalion (London Rifle Brigade), London Regiment. Killed in action 30th November 1917. Aged 21. Born Melksham, enlisted London, resident Devizes. Son of Frank and Hester Burbidge, of Semington Rd., Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 11.

CARD

D H

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CLARK

Ernest

Private 13788, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 20th August 1915. Born and resident Melksham, enlisted Devizes. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 68.

CLEVERLEY

William John

Air Mchanic 3rd Class 79728, 43rd Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 26th November 1918. Aged 38. Son of Henry John and Mary Cleverly; husband of Frances Eleanor Cleverly, of Market Place, Melksham, Wilts. Buried in KORTRIJK (ST. JAN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row A. Grave 38.

CLIFFORD

Arthur Edwin

Private PLY/1918(S), 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action 6 Nobvember 1917. Aged 19. Born 6th December 1917. Son of Arthur and Emily Jane Clifford, of 7, South/Self Cottages, Beanacre Rd., Melksham, Wilts. Member of the Workers' Union, Melksham Branch. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 1 and 162A.

COLLETT

F S

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COLLIER

Albert Edward

Private 10945, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died on service in United Kingdom 30th January 1915. Born Westbury, enlisted and resident Melksham. Buried in BROMPTON CEMETERY, London. Grave N. 172868.

COTTLE

Frederick James

[Spelt COTTELE on SDGW] Driver 135658, 108th Battery, 23rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 5th April 1918. Aged 28. Born Melksham, enlisted Trowbridge. Eldest son of Frederick and Adelaide Cottle, of Craysmarsh Farm, Seend, Melksham, Wilts. Buried in PICQUIGNY BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 16.

CROOK

Cecil

Private 201990, "C" Company, 1st/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 23 February 1917. Aged 19. Son of James and Martha Crook, of Shaw Hill, Melksham, Wilts. No known grave. Commemorated at BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 21 and 63.

CURNICK

George Christopher

Private 18919, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action in Mesopotamia 9th April 1916. Aged 19. Born Beanacre, enlisted Trowbridge, resident Melksham. Son of Mrs. Bertha Agnes Curnick, of The Common, Broughton Gifford, Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64.

DANCEY

Luther William

Rifleman 1st/5th 5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade), London Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Aged 36. Resident Bernacre melksham, Wiltshire, enlisted Trowbridge. Son of Thomas and Lydia Dancey, of Beanacre, Melksham, Wilts. Educated at Dauntsey Agricultural School. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52 and 54.

DAY

Ernest Alfred

Rifleman 301846, 5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade), London Regiment. Killed in action 9th October 1916. Aged 18. Born Banbury, enlisted London, resident Melksham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Day, of 3, Victoria Terrace, Church Walk, Melksham. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XVII. Row H. Grave 5.

DEVERALL

Frederick [Blake]

Rifleman (Lance Corporal) R/20702, 9th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 26th April 1917. Aged 29. Born and resident Trowbridge, enlisted Melksham. Son of C. Deverall, of Trowbridge; husband of Minnie Deverall, of 11, West St., Trowbridge. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot I. Row C. Grave 6B.

DICKS

William James

Gunner RMA/10951, H.M.S. "Vanguard," Royal Marine Artillery. Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action 9th July 1917. Aged 29. Born 11th July 1886 in Melksham, Wiltshire. Son of John and Rose Dicks, of Old Broughton Rd., Melksham, Wilts. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 27.

DODIMEAD

Albert Edward

Private 3/5802, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd May 1915. Aged 23. Born and resident Melksham, enlisted Bath. Son of Eli and Martha Dodimead, of West End, Melksham. Buried in SPOILBANK CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 5.

ESCOTT

Albert

Private PO/14322, H.M.S. "Queen Mary," Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died at the Battle of Jutland when his ship was sunk 31st May 1916. Born 26th June 1916 in Melksham, Wiltshire. Son of Grace Escott, of Snarlton Lane, Melsham Forest, Wiltshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 22.

FERGUSON

James Shaw

[Listed as FURGUSON on memorial] Gunner RMA/1508, H.M.S. "Cyclops II,", Royal Marine Artillery. Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action 13th November 1915. Aged 24. Born 13th August 1861 in Greenock, Renfrewshire. Wife resident in Church St., Melksham, Wiltshire. Buried in FLOTTA PARISH CHURCHYARD, Orkney.

FLOWER

Sydney

Private 205143, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st August 1918. Enlisted Trowbridge, resident Melksham. Son of Mrs. F. Flower, of Snarlton Lane, Melksham. Buried in QUEENS CEMETERY, BUCQUOY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 3.

FRANKCOM

R

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FRY

Albert

Private 1734, 4th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died at Hullavington 9th October 1917. Aged 23. Enlisted 1st October 1912 in Melksham. Served from 1st October 1912 to 13th June 1916, in India 9th October 1914 to 29 December 1915. Discharged from Wiltshire Regiment 13th June 1916 through Sickness (he went blind - Retinitis Pigmentosa and suffered from Pulmonary Tuberculosis) (Para 392 (xvi) King's Regulation), issued Silver badge 48924 1st February 1917. Son of Richard and Sarah A. Fry, of Hullavington, Wiltshire. Age at discharge 24 years 2 months, height 5 feet 6¼ inches, chest 36 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, unmarried, Rubber Worker by trade formerly in the employ of Avon Rubber Company, resident 2, Colburg Cottages, Spa Road, Melksham, Wiltshire. Buried in MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Wiltshire.

FRY

William Victor

Officer's Steward 2nd Class 202147, H.M.S. "Russell," Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 27 April 1916. Aged 24. Born 29th October 1892 in Melksham. Son of George and Susan Fry, of King St., Melksham, Wilts. Buried in MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY, Malta. Protestant Grave 310.

GAISFORD

[William] Frederick

Private 202147, 3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 32. Born 27 October 1885 in Wiltshire. Son of George and Fanny Gaisford, of 25, Church Rd., Melksham Forest, Melksham, Wiltshire. Machinist by trade. Unmarried. Attested 5th february 1916 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada, aged 30 years 3 months, height 5 feet 5 inches, chest 37 inches, fesh complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accessions Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3364 - 10

GAY

William

Lance Sergeant 200082, 1st/4th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 13th December 1917 in Egypt. Aged 25. Born, resident and enlisted Melksham. Son of Matilda Sutcliffe, of Ivy Cottage, Shurnhold, Melksham. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 265.

GODWIN

Arthur William Wiltshire

Flight Cadet (Pilot) 18968, 56 Training Depot Station, Royal Air Froce. Killed whilst flying in Sopwith F.1 Camel B5731 when it collapsed in the air in United Kingdom 17th July 1918. Born Beanacre, enlisted Trowbridge, resident Melksham. Native of Melksham, Wiltshire. Formerly Sergeant 18968, 6th (Wiltshire Yeomanry) Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Buried in north end of new part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

GOLDSBOROUGH

Reginald [Charles]

Private 10941, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 10th March 1915. Born Bristol, enlisted Devizes, resident Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 33 and 34.

GORE

Francis Cephas

Able Seaman J/15630, H.M.S. "Invincible," Royal Navy. Killed at the battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 22. Born 16th February 1894 in Clutton, Somerset. Son of Alfred and Sarah Gore, of Watson's Court, Melksham, Wilts. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 13.

GOULD

Reginald Henry

Private 7046, 15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles). Killed in action 15th November 1916. Born and enlisted Melksham. Formerly 22252, Somerset Light Infantry. Buried in LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 14.

GREGORY

Edgar Jesse

Private 3127, 2nd/4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action in Mesopotamia 22nd November 1915. Aged 25. Born Melksham, enlisted Trowbridge, resident Bromham, Wiltshire. Son of Noah and Jane Gregory, of Sandridge Lane, Bromham, Chippenham. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64.

GREGORY

Ernest Albert

Private 156192, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 9th October 1918. Aged 22. Enlisted Chippenham, resident Melksham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Gregory, of Blackmore, Lower Forest, Melksham; husband of M. L. M. Doughty (formerly Gregory), of Stormore, Dilton Marsh, Westbury, Wilts. Formerly 1640, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.

GREGORY

F

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HAINES

William Henry

Private 201551, 4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 3rd July 1918. Aged 20. Enlisted Trowbridge, resident Melksham Forest. Son of Henry and Mary Jane Haines, of 40, Forest Rd., Melksham. Born at Trowbridge. Buried in south end of new part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

HALE

Ernest George

Acting Corporal 8286, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 12th April 1918. Born Potterne, enlisted Devizes, resident Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.

HARDY

Adolphus [Arthur] C

[Listed as A A C HARDY on CWGC] Corporal 204125, 6th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th January 1918. Aged 22. Born Six Hills, leicestershire, enlisted Melksham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Hardy, of 8, Scotland Rd., Melksham, Wilts. Buried in FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH, Nord, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 12.

HARROLD

Charles William Hayward

Private 24166, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 5th September 1916. Aged 27. Born, resident and enlisted Melksham. Only son of Charles and Mary Jane Harrold, of Melksham Forest, Melksham. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot X. Row B. Grave 13.

HATHERALL

William

Private M/224948, attached "L" Signal Battalion, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on service at No. 11 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, France, from influenza and pneumonia 9th November 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Melksham. Husband of Lilian Edwina Hatherall (nee Beck), of 35 Scotland Road, Melksham, married 25 October 1903 in Camberwell, London, three children. Attested 8th December 1915 at Melksham, aged 38 years 9 months, Motor Driver by trade, married, heoght 5 feet 6½ inches, weight 138lbs, chest 36½ inches. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot III. Row FF. Grave 16.

HAWKINS

Alfred

Private 8651, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 2nd April 1917. Born Whaddon, Wiltshire, enlisted Devizes, resident Melksham.Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 9.

HAWKINS

C

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HAWKINS

Herbert [John]

Sapper 508233, 505th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 9th May 1917. Born Melksham, enlisted Castle Cary, Somerset. Formerly 3223, Somerset Light Infantry. Buried in ERQUINGHEM-LYS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 9.

HAYWARD

Edwin George

Private 46799, 17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Formerly 20697, Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Killed in action 7 July 1918. Aged 25. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1892. Born Sandy Lane, Wiltshire, resident Bromham, Wiltshire, enlisted Devizes, Wiltshire. Son of Edwin George and Elizabeth Hayward, of Manor Farm, Castle Combe, Chippenham, Wiltshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Pewsham, Chippenham, a Farmer's son working on farm, son of Edwin george and Elizabeth Hayward, resident Sandridge Farm, Bramham, Chippenham, Melksham Without, Wiltshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Wiltshire, son of Edwin G and Elizabeth hayward, resident Pitters Farm, Derrles Road, Pewsham, Chippenham, Wiltshire. Buried in LINDENHOEK CHALET MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 5. Also commemorated on the Bromham Cemetery Memorial, Wiltshire.

HILL

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HILLIER

George

Private 202086, 2nd/4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died in India 11th April 1917. Born Horton, enlisted and resident Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, India. Face 7.

Note: The KIRKEE MEMORIAL commemorates more than 1,800 servicemen who died in India during the First World War, who are buried in civil and cantonment cemeteries in India and Pakistan where their graves can no longer be properly maintained.

HISCOX

Arthur George

Private 1636, 2nd/4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died in Mesopotamia 30th July 1916. Born Trowbridge, enlisted Chippenham, resident Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64.

HITCHENS

Albert [Edward]

[Listed as HITCHINGS on SDGW & CWGC & Service papers] Private 22866, 21st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born and resident Melksham, enlisted Weymouth. Son of William Hitchings, of Coburg Square, Spa Road, Melksham. Formerly 10896, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Attested 8th December 1914 originally attested 1st September 1914, aged 24 years 2 months, a Labourer by tarde, born Melksham, height 5 feet 3 inches, chest 34 inches. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

HOLLINGS

H S

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JONES

Clifford [Llewllyn]

Private 8741, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th October 1914. Aged 22. Born Corsham, enlisted Trowbridge, resident Melksham. Son of George Jones, of 35, Bank St., Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 53.

JONES

Henry [Thomas]

Private 5160, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th October 1914. Born Buckland, Berkshire, enlisted Deizes, resident Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 53.

KNEE

Stanley G

Private 1736 9SDGW} or 200317 [CWGC], 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) attached 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 18th August 1916. Born, resident and enlisted Melksham. Buried at BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row D. Grave 47.

LINTHORN

B C

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LOCKHEAD

Andrew

Private 2857, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) attached Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died in Mesopotamia 6th July 1916. Born Glasgow, enlisted West Down, Devon, resident Melksham. Son of Andrew Lochhead, of Baxwood Cottage, Forest, Melksham, Wilts. Buried at AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot IX. Row J. Grave 15.

LODER

William Victor

Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 10th May 1918. Aged 28. Son of James and Bessie Loder, of 47, Roundpond, Melksham, Wilts. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section N. Grave 23.

MALE

Roy Douglas

Private 20441, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action in Egypt 13th November 1917. Aged 25. Born Limpley Stoke, enlisted and resident Melksham. Son of Ronald and Alice Male, of Shurnhold, Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 44.

MALE

Walter L

Private 202009, 1st/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed by bomb in Mesopotamia 31st March 1917. Member of the The Workers' Union, Melksham Branch. Buried at BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot X. Row H. Grave 1.

MANNING

Geoffrey Hayward

Lance Corporal 200816 (was 2454), 2nd/4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action in Mesopotamia 6th April 1916. Aged 24. Born Melksham, Wiltshire, resident Bristol, enlisted Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Son of Arthur and Mary Manning, of High St., Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64.

MASLEN

Ernest William

Private 26200, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 1st April 1917. Aged 22. Born Melksham, enlisted Trowbridge, resident Chippenham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Maslen, of Coburg Square, Spa Rd., Melksham; husband of Mrs. Rose Sparrow (formerly Maslen), of 43, Factory Lane, Chippenham. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64.

MERRETT

Arthur Stanley

Private 44197, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 27th April 1918. Born Broughton Gifford, enlisted Devizes, resident Melksham. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXVIII. Row C. Grave 7A.

MILNER

Alfred Harry

Driver 18345, 15th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died 6th July 1917. Aged 24. Son of William and Elizabeth Georgina Milner, of Coburg Lodge, Spa Rd., Melksham, Wilts. Buried in BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row L. Grave 48.

MISSEN, MM

Ernest [William]

Private 10894, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 9th April 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident Melksham, enlisted Devizes. Son of Frank and Ellen Missen, of "Longleigh", Spa Rd., Melksham. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. bay 7.

MISSEN

Frederick

Private 26659, 11th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died on service 19th February 1917. Aged 39. Born and enlisted Melksham. Husband of Ruth Bodman (formerly Missen), of The Common, Broughton Gifford, Melksham. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 32.

OGLE

H

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PARK

Sydney Alfred

Private 24520, 6th (Wiltshire Yeomanry) Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died 28th September 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident Melksham, enlisted Trowbridge. Son of George and Sarah Park, of 30, Scotland Rd., Melksham. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Koln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot XIII. Row B. Grave 8

PAYNE

Francis Edgar

Lance Corporal 203134, 6th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 11th October 1917. Aged 23. Born Chilmark, enlisted and resident Melksham. Son of David James and Sarah Jane Payne, of 64, Church Lane, Forest, Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Blegium. Panel 119 to 120.

PEARCE

Robert Henry

Private PLY/2031(S), 1st Royal Marine Battalion, 63rd Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action 26th October 1917. Member of The Workers' Union, Melksham Branch. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 1 and 162A.

PHILLIPS

[Sidney] George

Rifleman 7657 (SDGW) or 2657 (CWGC), 1st/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 14th September 1916. Aged 19. Born at Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Enlisted and resident Melksham. Son of Henry and Bertha Phillips, of Avon Cottage, 45, Bath Rd., Melksham. Formerly 5713, 8th Battalion, London Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C.

PROSSER

Frank [Cecil]

Lance Corpoal 27798, 8th Battalion, Prince Albert's (SOmerset Light Inafntry). Killed in action 14th July 1917. Born and enlisted Trowbirdge, resident Melksham. Formerly 24212, Wiltshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

REYNOLDS

Herbert Nelson

Private 23661, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 18th October 1916. Born Trowbridge, enlisted and resident Melksham. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 14.

RICHARDS

Frederick

Private 203143, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 2nd April 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Melksham. Buried in ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 35.

RICKETTS

Albert Charles

Private 55040, 13th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 27th August 1918. Born Yeovil, Somerset, enlisted Devizes, resident Melksham. Brother of William S. Ricketts, of 17, Mudford Rd., Yeovil, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

RICKETTS

Charles Stanley

[Listed as Stanley Charles on memorial and SDGW] Gunner B2/164012, Royal Artillery. Died in United Kingdom 5th October 1916. Aged 34. Born Yeovil, Somerset, enlisted Melksham. Husband of Margaret A. Ricketts, of 19, West End. Melksham, Wilts. Buried in MILTON CEMETERY, PORTSMOUTH, Hampshire. Plot I. Row &. Grave 58. Photograph of grave available on Portsmouth War Memorial web site.

ROGERS

E

Sapper WR/178698, Royal Engineers. Died 10th March 1919. Aged 53. Husband of Emily Rogers, of 45, Dunch Rd., Melksham. Buried in SHAW (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD, MELKSHAM WITHOUT, Wilthsire. Grave A.

SAWYER

Frederick John

Lance Corporal 2301, 2nd/4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action in Mesopotamia 22nd November 1915. Born and resident Melksham, enlisted Durrington. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAl, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64.

SCARLETT

W

Corporal 1131, 2nd Battalion, Leinster Regiment. Died 7th May 1916. Aged 35. Husband of Florence Mary Scarlett, of Beanacre, Melksham, Wilts. Buried in RATION FARM (LA PLUS DOUVE) ANNEXE, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 7.

SHADWELL

Frederick William

Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class M/10909, H.M.S. "Glatton," Royal Navy. Killed when his ship's midships 6-inch magazine had a low-order explosion that ignited the cordite stored there and the ship had to be sunk as it was close to an ammunition ship 16 September 1918; 60 men were killed outright and 124 were injured of whom 19 later died of their burns. Aged 26. Born 28th November 1892 in Melksham. Son of Frederick and Harriet Shadwell, of Church Walk, Melksham, Wilts. Buried at GILLINGHAM (WOODLANDS) CEMETERY, Kent. Naval Section 15. Grave 604-806.

SHARPE

Harry

[Spelt SHARP on SDGW & CWGC] Acting 2nd Corporal 28855, 25th Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Died 11th November 1917. Aged 27. Born and resident melksham, enlisted Bath. Son of Emily Sharp, of Lemington Rd., Melksham. Buried in ANZIN-ST. AUBIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 1.

SHEPPARD

Albert

Corporal 10926, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 15th February 1916. Born and resident Melksham, enlisted Devizes. Buried in CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section T. Grave 9.

SHEPPARD

R George

[Listed as George on SDGW & CWGC and R G on memorial] Private 33206, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 14th April 1917. Born and resident Melksham, enlisted Warminster. Buried in WARLENCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 6.

SKUSE

Fred

Private 58015, 9th Infantry Labour Company, Dewvonshire Regiment. Died 30th March 1917. Aged 34. Born Beamore, enlisted Melksham. Son of Cornelius and Elizabeth Skuse; husband of Emily Alice Skuse, of Lower Stanton Farm, Stanton St. Quinton, Chippenham. Native of Beanacre, Melksham. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXII. Row D. Grave 13A.

SNOOK

Reginald Charles

Sergeant 63794, 24th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 16th July 1915. Aged 24. Born Devizes, enlisted Melksham. Son of Frederick and Kate Snook, of Shurnhold, Melksham, Wilts. Buried in POTIJZE BURIAL GROUND CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section AI. Grave 8.

SPENCER

William [Frederick]

Sapper 28854, 57th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 24th March 1917. Born Melksham, enlisted Bath, resident Bristol. Buried in ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 7.

SYDEE

Frederick Percy

Private 320417, Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry. Died 20th June 1918. Buried in south end of new part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

TAYLOR

Herbert

Private 70622, 144th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 16th August 1917. Born and enlisted Devizes, resident Melksham. Son of William and Sarah Taylor, of Woodbine Cottage, Redstocks, Melksham. Formerly 5193, Worcestershire Regiment. Attested 10th May 1916 at Devizes, aged 19 years 3 months, Carter by trade, unmarried, height 5 feet 7½ inches, weight 127lbs, chest 34½ inches. Assigned 5193, Worcestershire Regiment, posted Machine Gun Corps 29th November 1916. In France from 18th September 1916 until his death. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A.

TRIMMING

Andrew

Acting Leading Seaman SS/1618, S.S. "Kohinor," Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 25th May 1917. Born 15 December 1887 in Franham, Surrey. Huband of Nellie Trimming, of Martinslade, Seend, Melksham. No knoqwn grave. Commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 24.

TRUEMAN

William

Private 32116, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 30th November 1917. Born Seend, enlisted Trowbridge, resident Melksham. Formerly 3543, Wiltshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4 and 5.

VINCENT

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WALKER

William Henry

Corporal 1171, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 3rd October 1918. Aged 27. Husband of Amelia Frances Ricketts (formerly Walker), of 6, Leaze Rd., The Forest, Melksham. Buried in south end of new part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

WHITING

Percy Louis

[P C WHITING on memorial] Private 48289, 3rd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died 24th November 1918. Aged 24. Husband of E. M. M. Whiting, of 4, Canon Square, Melksham. Buried in south end of new part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

WILLIAMS

Charles Frederick

Private 10966, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 22nd June 1915. Aged 17. Born and resident Melksham, enlisted Devizes. Son of Frederick Charles and Mary Ann Williams, of 5, Market Place, Melksham. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 53.

WOOTTEN

William aka Bill

Private 75968, 29th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Discharged from service 31 January 1918 being no longer physically fit for further service, died 9 July 1919. Aged 41. Born 11 December 1877 in Bardford-on-Avon. Son of Mrs. Turtle of 21, Scotland Rd., Melksham, Wiltshire; husband of R. Wootten, of 307, Cedar St., New Westminster, British Columbia. Labourer by trade. Attested 6th November 1915 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, aged 37 years, married, height 5 feet 6 inches. chest 34½ inches, fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England, previously served in 3rd Battalion, South Wales Borders for 3½ years. Saied from Montreal aboard S.S. "Missanabe" 20 Mat 1915. Admitted to Moore Barracks Hospital, Ramsagte with Myalgia 14th March 1916, discharged 22 March 1916. Buried at VANCOUVER (MOUNTAIN VIEW) CEMETERY, British Columbia, Canada. Plot 45. Row 9. Grave 6. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10578 - 22

WORDSELL

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WYLD

George Richard

Captain 3rd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment attached 1st Battalion, Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars. Died 24th December 1914. Aged 37. Son of Edwin George Wyld (Vicar of Melksham, Wilts.) and of Mary Caroline Wyld. Served in the South African Campaign. Buried in BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 6.

IN MEMORY OF
OUR MEN WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WORLD WAR OF
1939 - 1945

AKERMAN

Robert

Bombardier 14377955, Royal Artillery. Died 6th September 1946. Aged 32. Husband of Eunice Akerman, of Melksham. Buried in MELKSHAM CEMETERY, Melksham. Grave D.57.

ASHMAN

Ronald Edward

Lieutenant 308042, 10 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 27th September 1944. Aged 28. Son of Albert Edward and Jessie Ashman, of Melksham; husband of Enid F. N. Ashman, of Melksham. Buried in CALAIS CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, LEUBRINGHEN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 3. Row B. Grave 12.

BARNETT

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BARTON

Douglas

Corporal 5570931, 5th Battalion, Wilthsire Regiment. Died 10th July 1944. Aged 26. Son of Victor William and Elsie Evelyn Barton, of Melksham. Buried in ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX, Calvados, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 8.

BASTIN

J

probably Jack BASTIN, Able Seaman D/JX 156771, H.M.S. Gloucester, Royal Navy. Died 22nd May 1941. Aged 18. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 46, Column 2.

BIRD

Herbert Maurice

Aircraftman 1st Class 1187049, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th Septeber 1945. Aged 32. Son of Alfred and Ada R. S. Bird, of Bradford-on-Avon; husband of Constance L. Bird, of Melksham. Buried in MELKSHAM CEMETERY, Melksham. Grave D.15.

BOSWORTH

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BROWN

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BURTON

John Henry

Flying Officer (Air Bomber) 163716, 356 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28th October 1944. Aged 21. Son of Charles Burton, and of Annie Rhoda May Burton, of Melksham, Wiltshire. Buried in RANCHI WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 9. Row N. Grave 5.

CLARK

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CROSSEY

Herbert Stanley

Lance Corporal 5673854, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Inafntry. Died 7th July 1944. Aged 26. Son of Edward Stanley Crossey and Elsie Crossey; foster-son of Margaret Hughes, of Trowbridge. Buried in AREZZO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row E. Joint grave 14-15.

CUNDICK

Ernest George [Edward]

Lance Corporal 1654368, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died 10th January 1945. Aged 32. Son of George Edward and Hellen Cundick; husband of O. Cundick, of Melksham. Buried in HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Plot 12. Row F. Grave 1.

DICKS

Fred

Private 10561147, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 20th February 1942. Aged 40. Son of John and Rose Dicks, of Melksham; husband of Nora Irene Kate Dicks, of Melksham. Buried in south-west part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

DIMOND

Francis John

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1850638, 35 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th December 1943. Aged 19. Son of Robert and Gladys Dimond, of Melksham. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot 31. Row A. Grave 1.

DOOLEY

Vincent

Sergeant 977328, 90 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 29th January 1944. Aged 32. Son of Henry and Minnie Dooley; husband of Rosemary Dooley, of Woking, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 228.

ESCOTT

John Kenneth

[Listed as Kenneth John ESCOTT on CWGC] Private 5570453, 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 23rd April 1943. Aged 23. Son of Edward James Escott and Daisy Jane Escott, of Melksham, Wiltshire. Buried in JOHANNESBURG (WEST PARK) CEMETERY, Gauteng, South Africa. Military Section. Grave 33.

GALE

Leslie Arthur

Warrant Sergeant 5573138, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Killed by a hidden device in a German shell 5 August 1945 in Belgium. Aged 28. Born 11 April 1917. An ammunition examiner and bomb disposal. Born and resident Wiltshire. Son of Arthur Daniell Gale and Lilian Gale; husband of Mavis Gale, of Ilfracombe, Devon. In the 1939 Register he was a Clerk (Engineering Comapny) resident with his parents at 50 Barnwell Road, Melksham U.D., Wiltshire. Buried in SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 17.

GALE

Peter Frederick

Ordinary Telegraphist D/JX 610222, H.M.S. "Albatross," Royal Navy. Died 11th August 1944. Son of Frederick and Emily Pamela Gale, of Melksham, Wiltshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 88, Column 3.

GEE

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GILL

Leslie Frank

Pilot Officer (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) 53946, 156 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 2nd January 1944. Aged 23. Son of Ernest Frank and Mary Ethel Gill, of Melksham, Wiltshire; husband of B. D. Gill, of Melksham. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany. Plot 5. Row L. Collective grave 27-29.

HARROLD

Kenneth [Ivan]

Ordinary Seaman D/JX417624, H.M.S. "Charybdis," Royal Navy. Died 23rd October 1943. Aged 18. Son of Leonard and Mabel Harrold, of Melksham, Wiltshire. Buried in ST. HELIER WAR CEMETERY, HOWARD-DAVIS PARK, JERSEY, Channel Islands. Grave 42.

HARROLD

Ivan Roland

Private 6026833, 1st Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 8th April 1942. Aged 26. Son of Arthur James Harrold and Agness Ann Harrold, of Melksham, Wiltshire; husband of Phyllis Nora Harrold, of Melksham. Buried in IMTARFA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot 4. Row 1A. Collective grave 17.

HISCOCK

Wilfred leonard

Sergeant 920537, 82 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th July 1941. Aged 21. Son of Frank Brown Hiscock and Annie Maud Hiscock, of Melksham, Wiltshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 45.

JEPSON

Arnold

Gunner 11051480, 56 Battery, 69 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 25th April 1943. Buried in south-west part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

JONES

Thomas Jesse

[Listed as Jesse Thomas Jones on CWGC] Stoker 1st Class D/K 19415, H.M.S. Osprey, Royal Navy. Died 10th October 1940. Aged 47. Son of George and Sarah Annie Jones; husband of Margery Ellen Jones, of Melksham. Buried in south-west part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

LEWINGTON

[Clarence] Ralph [Benjamin]

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1587162, 10 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th June 1944. Aged 20. Son of Benjamin Job and Melinda Lewington, of Melksham. Buried in south-west part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

MERCHANT

Claude [Victor]

Gunner 1764835, 164 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 10th January 1945. Aged 25. Husband of Kathleen Susan Merchant, of Melksham. Buried in south-west part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

NASH

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NOYES

F J

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PARK

R J

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PITT

D R

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RITCHENS

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ROCKLIFF

Frank William Raymond

Private 5577028, 5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 26th July 1944. Aged 21. Son of Graham and Winifred Rockliff, of Melksham, Wiltshire. Buried in RYES WAR CEMETERY, BAZENVILLE, Calvados, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 2.

RUSHMORE

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SAULL

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SELMAN

Frederick [Edwin George]

Private 4618408, 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps. Died 29th March 1943. Aged 23. Son of Herbert George and Florence Beatrice Selman, of Melksham, Wiltshire. Buried in BEJA WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 2. Row H. Grave 12.

SHAW

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SMITH

Warren [Alexander]

Leading Aircraftman (Cadet) 581766, Royal Air Force. Died 12 December 1939. Aged 18. Son of Alan Montague Smith and Constance Elsie Smith, of Melksham, Wiltshire. CReamted and commemorated at BRISTOL (ARNOS VALE) CREMATORIUM, Gloucestershire. Panel 3.

STAFFORD

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TOWNSHEND

Charles David

Trooper 408745, 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Royal Armoured Corps. Died 11th June 1944. Aged 26. Son of Albert and Bessie Townshend, of Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 10, Column 1.

VENTON

Maxwell

Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 1587088, 467 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th March 1945. Aged 21. Son of Frederick John and Phyllis Eveline Venton, of Edington, Wiltshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 18. Row C. Grave 13.

WAITE

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WALTERS

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WILLIAMS

Robert [Ernest George]

Sergeant (Wireless Operator) 915498, 22 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16th July 1941. Aged 21. Son of Ernest Samuel and Mabel Emily Williams, of Melksham. Buried in south-west part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

WORTH

Harold [William]

Leading Seaman P/JX 208167, H.M.S. "Neptune," Royal Navy. Died 19th December 1941. Aged 27. Son of Thomas William and Hllda Worth, of Melksham, Wiltshire; husband of Helen Margaret Worth, of Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 47, Column 1.

YOUNG

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