Dorset In The Great War 1914 - 1918

Blandford St Mary

TO THE GLORY OF GOD

AND IN PERPETUAL

MEMORY OF THESE BRAVE

MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES

IN THE GREAT WAR FOR

KING AND COUNTRY

RIGHT AND LIBERTY

1914 - 1918.

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1914

DOWNES, W

9136 Pte Walter Downes 1 Bn Devon Regiment. Walter was born and resided in Blandford. He was a pre war regular soldier and enlisted in Dorchester. Walter was Killed in Action on the 20th October 1914. He is now comemmorated on the Le Touret Memorial to the missing.

GREEN, J V

7193 Pte James Victor Green 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. James was born and resided in Tarrant Keynston. He was a pre war regular soldier and enlisted in Dorchester. James was Killed in Action aged 28 on the 8th December 1914. He is now commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres to the missing. The CWGC lists "Son of James and Lavinia Green, of Lower St. Mary's, Blandford, Dorset". Brother of Samuel Green also on the Memorial.

1915

BEAUMONT, E

1084 Pte Ernest Beaumont 1/1 Dorset Yeomanry. Ernest was born in Blandford and resided in Winton. He enlisted for the Great War in Sherborne. Ernest Died of Wounds received at Gallipoli on the 25th October 1915. Ernest is buried in the Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery. His next of kin was listed as his father Thomas. Also remembered on Wimborne War Memorial.

FOWLER, J

23246 Pte Joseph Fowler 1 Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, Formerly 15763 Pte 12 Reserve Regiment of Cavalry. Joseph was born in Blandford. He enlisted for service in the Great War in Bournemouth. Joseph Died of Wounds on the 23rd September 1915 at 4 Canadian Field Ambulance. He is buried in Westouter Churchyard and Extension.

GREEN, E

10961 Pte Edward Green 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Edward was born in Charlton Marshall and enlisted for the Great War in Blandford. He Died of Dysentery in Malta on the 12th November 1915 aged 19. He is buried in the Pieta Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of James and Lavinia Green, of Lower St. Marys, Blandford, Dorset".

SILK, L

R/2155 Rfn Leonard William Silk 12 Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps. Leonard was born in Rickmansworth and resided in Blandford. He enlisted for service in the Great War in Birmingham. He was Killed in Action on the 6th October 1915 aged 20. He is buried in Rue-Du-Bacquerot No.1 Military Cemetery, Laventie. The CWGC lists "Son of William Silk, of Littleton Gardens, Blandford, Dorset". Also remembered on Langton Long War Memorial.

1916

BEEVER, W H

Capt William Henry Beever 1 Bn Rifle Brigade. William resided at Huntershields Weeden, Northants. William was Killed in Action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916. This was one of the worst moments in the history of the British Army with around 68,000 casualties that day alone. William was just 21. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing on the Somme. The CWGC lists "Son of Major and Mrs. H. H. Beever, of Littleton House, Blandford, Dorset". His brother also appears on the Blandford St Mary War Memorial, see 1918. Also remembered on Langton Long War Memorial.

ALMACK, A C T

2 Lieut Alfred Christopher Turnour Almack 3 Bn Northamptonshire Regiment Attached Machine Gun Corps. Alfred was Killed in Action aged 21 on the 27th September 1916. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing on the Somme. The CWGC lists "Son of the Rev. Alfred C. Almack and Mrs. Almack, of The Rectory, Blandford St. Mary, Dorset. Educated at Marlborough College, member of St. John's College, Oxford".

BEAUMONT, C

5140 Pte Charles Thomas Beaumont 2/5 Bn Glocester Regiment. Charles was born in Blandford and enlisted for the Great War in Bournemouth. Charles was Killed in Action on the 26th November 1916 and has no known grave. He is now commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing on the Somme.

BRINE, H M

S/12647 L/Cpl Hume McKenzie Brine 7 Bn Seaforth Highlanders. Hume was born in Blandford and enlisted for the Great War in Bournemouth. Hume was Killed in Action on the 12th October 1916 aged 33. He is buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Brother of William John Brine, of The Cooperage, Blandford St. Mary, Blandford, Dorset".

JOYCE, G A

G/1838 Pte George Augustus Joyce D Coy 7 Bn Royal West Surrey Regiment. George was born in Houghton and resided in Blandford. He enlisted for the Great War in Reigate. He was Killed in Action on the 21st April 1916 aged 25. He is buried in the Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Augustus and Jane Joyce".

GREEN, S S

8209 Pte Samuel Stephen Green 2 Bn Dorset Regiment. Samuel was a pre war regular soldier serving with his Battalion in India at the outbreak of the Great War. He had orginally enlisted in Dorchester. Samuel was born in Tarrant Monkton and resided in Organford. He was taken Prisoner of War at the fall of Kut after months of siege, along with what remained of the shattered 2nd Battalion and Indian Expeditionary Force "D". It was whilst a Prisoner of War he died in Turkish hands at Adana Hospital aged 28. The exact date of death is unknown but beleived to have been between the 1st and 30th of September 1916. He is now commemorated on the Basra Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of James and Lavinia Green, of Lower St. Marys, Blandford, Dorset". Brother of James Green also on the Memorial.

1917

BEAUMONT, W

870053 Dvr William Beaumont 108 Brigade Royal Field Artillery. William was born in Winton and enlisted for the Great War in Bournemouth. He died on the 11th June 1917 in Mesopotamia. He is now commemorated on the Basra Memorial.

DENNY, T W

17831 Pte Thomas William Denny 2 Bn Coldstream Guards. Thomas enlisted for the Great War in Blandford. He Died of Wounds on the 28th November 1917 aged 22 at 48 Casualty Clearing Station. He is buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt. The CWGC lists "Son of Thomas William and Harriet Denny, of The Gardens, Down House, Blandford, Dorset".

FRY, W J

G/51482 Pte William John Fry 2/10 Bn Middlesex Regiment. William was born at Enmore Green and resided at Kingswood, Surrey. He enlisted for the Great War in Guildford. William was Killed in Action on the 21st December 1917 aged 27. He is buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Samuel and Ellen Fry; husband of Elizabeth Jane Fry, of 2, Holly Cottages, Lower Kingswood, Surrey".

FRY, F G

20335 Pte Frederick George Fry 6 Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers, Formerly 13150 Pte Dorset Regiment. Frederick was born in Shaftesbury and resided in Blandford. He enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester. He was Killed in Action exactly a week after his brother William (See above entry) on the 28th December 1917 aged 22. He is buried in the same cemetery as his brother, Jerusalem War Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Samuel and Ellen Fry, of 3, St. Mary's, Blandford, Dorset".

HUNT, C

29223 Pte Cossley John Berkeley Hunt 1 Bn Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, Formerly 25746 Pte Dorset Regiment. Cossley was born in Shaftesbury and resided in Blandford. He enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester. Cossley was Killed in Action on the 4th October 1917. He is now buired in Bedford House Cemetery.

INGRAM, E

14974 Pte Edward James Ingram 6 Bn Dorset Regiment. Edward was born in Joiner's Piddle and enlisted for the Great War in Blandford. Edward was Killed in Action on the 16th May 1917. He is buried in Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux.

TUCKER, T

265710 Pte Tom Ernest Tucker B Coy 7 Bn Somerset Light Infantry, Formerly 1153 Pte 4 Bn Dorset Regiment. Tom was born in Blandford and enlisted for the Great War in Blandford too. Tom was Killed in Action on the 7th August 1917 aged 28. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial to the missing in Ypres. The CWGC lists "Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Tucker, of The Fox Inn, Anstey, Dorchester; husband of Ada J. Tucker, of 17, Bryanstone St., Blandford". Also remembered on Blandford War Memorial and Hilton War Memorial.

1918

BEEVER, J H

Lieut Jonathan Holt Beever G Battery 17 Brigade Royal Horse Artillery. Jonathan was Killed in Action on the 25th March 1918. He is now commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of Maj. Henry Holt Beever (late R.F.A.), and Mrs. K. L. Beever, of Littleton House, Blandford, Dorset". His brother also appears on the Blandford St Mary War Memorial, see 1916. Also remembered on Langton Long War Memorial.

HARE, H B

G/29370 Pte Harold Bartlett Hare 7 Bn Royal West Kent Regiment, Formerly 70385 Pte Devon Regiment. Harold was born and resided at Blandford St Mary's. He enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester. Harold Died of Wounds on the 21st September 1918. He is buried in Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension.

TAYLOR, W J

27842 Pte Wilfred John Taylor 6 Bn Wiltshire Regiment, Formerly 18963 Pte Dorset Regiment. Wilfred was born in Spetisbury and resided in Blandford St Mary. He enlisted for the Great War in Blandford. Wilfred Died on the 19th June 1918 . He is now buried in Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery.