Dorset In The Great War 1914 - 1918

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ALLEN, F J

3/7809 Pte Frederick James Allen 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. Frederick was born in Poole. He was a Special Reservist who had enlisted in Poole too. Frederick was Killed in Action on the 6th November 1914 aged 39. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial to the missing in Ypres. The CWGC lists "Son of Mrs. O. Allen, of 4, George St., Salisbury. His brother Sidney Charles also fell". Two of his brothers also appear on the Broadstone War Memorial. See the next two entries. Also remembered on Hamworthy War Memorial.

ALLEN, J R

9630 (4374) L/Cpl John Robert Allen 2 Bn Scots Guards. John was born on the 8th March 1883 in Lytchett and attended the Board School, Broadstone. He had been a pre war regular soldier, enlisting in 1902 and when the Great War broke out he re-joined his old regiment. Before joining the regular army, he had been a Special Reservist with the 3rd Dorsets. He married Nellie at Salisbury on Christmas Eve 1904 and they had six children together. John was Killed in Action on the 18th December 1914 aged 31. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial. The CWGC lists "Husband of N. Galliott (formerly Allen), of Waterloo, Poole, Dorset". Two of his brothers also appear on the Broadstone War Memorial. See the above and next entry.

ALLEN, S C

6143 Pte Sidney Charles Allen 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. Sidney was born in Lytchett and resided in Poole. He was a pre war regular soldier having enlisted in Dorchester. He had left the regular and and was on the reserve when war broke out, being mobilised in August 1914. Sidney was Killed in Action on the 9th September 1914 aged 32. He is now buried in Montreuil-Aux-Lions British Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Husband of Florence G. Allen, of Waterloo, Poole, Dorset". He left a widow and two children. Two of his brothers also appear on the Broadstone War Memorial. See the above two entries.

ANGELL, G

10711 Pte George Angell A Coy 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. George was born in Bere Regis and enlisted for the Great War in September 1914 at Wimborne, having previously been a labourer. He enlisted with his brother, and as such they have regimental numbers one apart. He served with the 5th Dorsets at Gallipoli where he was wounded in the thigh in August 1915. George was again wounded on the 26th September 1916 with a gun shot wound to the abdomen. He Died of this Wound the next day aged 25 at 49 Casualty Clearing Station. He is buried in Contay British Cemetery, Contay. The CWGC lists "Son of Fred and Bessie Angell, of Hill Butts, Wimborne, Dorset". Two of his brothers also appear on the Broadstone War Memorial. See the next two entries. Also remembered on Wimborne War Memorial.

ANGELL, H P

27455 Pte Harry Percy Angell 6 Bn Dorset Regiment. Harry was born in Poole and enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. He was Killed in Action on the 23rd August 1918. He is now buried in A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers. His remains were recovered after the war in a mass grave with other men of the 6th Dorsets. He was identified by his Khaki clothing, boots and ID disc. Two of his brothers also appear on the Broadstone War Memorial. See the above and next entry. Also remembered on Wimborne War Memorial.

ANGELL, J R

10712 Pte John Reginald Angell B Coy 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. John was born in Wallisdown and enlisted for the Great War in September 1914 in Wimborne having previously been a Carter. He enlisted with his brother, and as such they have regimental numbers one apart. In March 1915 he was sentenced to 3 days confined to camp for talking on a night march. He was Killed in Action on the 7th August 1915 at Gallipoli. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Two of his brothers also appear on the Broadstone War Memorial. See the above two entries. Also remembered on Wimborne War Memorial.

BASCOMBE, A W

17542 L/Cpl Wilfred Albert Bascombe 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Wilfred was born and resided in Broadstone. He enlisted for the Great War in Poole. Wilfred was Killed in Action on the 18th September 1916 aged 19. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing on the Somme. The CWGC lists "Son of Edwin Frank and Bessie Bascombe of "Sunnynook," Clarendon Rd., Broadstone, Dorset".

BEAMENT, A W

50595 Pte Arthur Willie Beament 19 Bn Liverpool Regiment, formerly 176403 Royal Field Artillery. Arthur was born in Hamworthy and resided in Broadstone. He enlisted for the Great War in Poole. In December 1911 he married Louisa Mary Stevens in Broadstone. Arthur was Killed in Action on the 19th December 1917 aged 35. He is buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm). The CWGC lists "Son of James and Emma Beament, of Bruce Villa, Broadstone, Dorset".

BEANEY, E E W

PO/15681 Pte Ernest Edward Beaney HMS Motagua Royal Marine Light Infantry. Ernest was born in Kingsland, Southampton on the 20th September 1892. He was a pre war Marine having enlisted in April 1910 and was previously a Butchers Boy. Ernest served firstly with the Marines at Ostend in 1914, before moving to HMS Motagua in January 1915. He was Killed by an explosion following a collision on the 19th March 1918 aged 25 and was buried at sea. He is now commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. The CWGC list "Son of William Beaney, of Southampton; husband of Maisie Bertha Beaney, of Wimborne Rd., Broadstone, Dorset". He was Killed onboard HMS Motagua at the same time as another man on the Broadstone War Memorial, Pte F S Brown.

BRESSEY, D J

2 Lieut Denys John Bressey 12 Battery 35 Brigade Royal Field Artillery. He resided at The Hirsel, Broadstone. Denys was Killed in Action on the 14th October 1917 aged 19. He is buried in The Huts Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Herbert and Amy Bressey, of "Durlstone," Hayes Lane, Bromley, Kent".

BROWN, F S

PO/8971 Pte Francis Samuel Brown HMS Motagua Royal Marine Light Infantry. Francis was born in Southsea on the 1st January 1879. He was a pre war Marine and was Killed by an explosion following a collision on the 19th March 1918 aged 39 and was buried at sea. He is now commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. The CWGC list "Son of Francis Samuel and Mary Brown, of Portsmouth; husband of Alice Maud Mary Brown, of Bourneville, Hillbourne, Broadstone, Dorset". He was Killed onboard HMS Motagua at the same time as another man on the Broadstone War Memorial, Pte E E Beaney.

BROWN, H H

8975 Cpl Harold Henry Brown 2 Bn Dorset Regiment. Harold was born at Compton, Sherborne and resided in Broadstone. He was a pre war regular soldier. Harold was Killed in Action at the Battle on Ctesiphon on the 22nd November 1915. This marked the turning point for the Anglo-Indian campaign in Mesopotamia, and it was from Ctesiphon that the Battalion would eventually find themselves besieged and eventually captured at Kut. Harold has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Basra Memorial.

CARTER, G

18927 Pte George Carter 6 Bn Dorset Regiment. George was born in Poole and resided in Broadstone. He enlisted for the Great War in Poole. George was Killed in Action on the 11th October 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. His brother also appears on the Broadstone War Memorial, see the next entry.

CARTER, J L

26746 Pte John Laws Carter 1 Bn Wiltshire Regiment, Formerly 18734 Pte Dorset Regiment. John was born and resided in Broadstone. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. John was Killed in Action on the 10th April 1918 aged 22. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of James and Alice Jane Carter, of 39, Lewell Crossing, Dorchester". His brother also appears on the Broadstone War Memorial, see the above entry.

CASSIDY, R (M.M.)

13186 L/Cpl Robert Cassidy (Military Medal) Y Coy 8 Bn Northumberland Fusiliers. Robert was born in London. He enlisted for the Great War in Wallsend-on-Tyne. Robert was Killed in Action on the 19th July 1918 aged 26. He is buried in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe. The CWGC lists "Husband of Elsie May Cassidy, of "Maniton," Grove Rd., Broadstone, Dorset. Native of Hebburn-on-Tyne".

COLES, C W

205764 Gnr Cyril William Coles Tank D15 No.3 Sect D Coy Tank Corps, Formerly 32414 Pte Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch). Cyril was born in Creekmoor. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. He was Killed in Action at Flers in the very first use of tanks aged 23. His tank D15 was knocked out by enemy artillery fire and Cyril was subsequently killed by small arms fire. He is buried in Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers. The CWGC lists "Son of Mr. W. C. Coles, of "Stoneleigh," Wimborne Rd., Poole, Dorset". For more information on Cyril, the action he was killed in, and the events leading up to this historical battle, please visit the fantasic First Tank Crews.

COOPER, D E J

4729 Pte Douglas Eric John Cooper 1 County of London Yeomanry. Douglas resided in Broadstone but enlisted for the Great War in Chelsea. He Died in London on the 25th February 1916 aged 22. He is buried in Poole (Broadstone) Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of John and Ruth Cooper, of Church Rd., Broadstone, Dorset".

ELSWORTH, H

8509 Pte Herbert Elsworth 2 Bn Dorset Regiment. Herbert was born in 1887 in Abbey Milton. He resided at Widworthy Lodge, Broadstone and was a Hotel Porter. He was a pre war regular soldier and enlisted in the Dorset Regiment at Dorchester on the 5th September 1908 and had previously served with the 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion of the Dorset Regiment. He went to India with to join the 2nd Battalion in October 1909 where he stayed until the outbreak of war. It was whilst in India in August 1912 he was sentenced to 5 days confined to barracks for talking on parade! He had also passed a class of instruction in first aid strecher drill in April of the same year. The 2nd Battalion were sent to Mesopotamia as part of the Indian Expeditionary Force "D" in November 1914, with Herbert along with them. He received a severe gun shot wound to his 2nd finger on his right hand within a month of landing. 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 reportedly on the 29th June 1916 of Dysentery. He was orginally buried at the hospital cemetery in Bagtche. He reported died peacefully at the age of 28. The CWGC lists "Son of Mr. E. Elsworth and Mrs. Elsworth (step-mother), of The Uplands, Blandford Rd., Broadstone, Dorset". He had three younger brothers, a younger sister and a step sister. Also remembered on Corfe Mullen War Memorial.

FALL, A C

1024439 Pte Arthur Charles Fall 75 Bn Canadian Infantry. Arthur was born in Broadstone on the 4th October 1889 but had moved to Canada before the outbreak of the Great War. Here he resided in Western Ontario and enlisted for the Great War in November 1916, having previously been a Section Man. He orginally joined the 234th Overseas Battalion but proceeded to join the 12th Reserve Battalion and then the 75th Battalion in France. He was a L/Cpl, but reverted to Pte at his own request so he could proceed overseas. He was admitted to 11 Canadian Field Ambulance in September 1917 suffering from Celleulitis in his right heel. He was wounded by Gas in January 1918 which was enough to have him sent back to England to recover. He rejoined the 75th Battalion in France in September 1918. Arthur was Killed in Action on the 30th September 1918 less than a month after having re-joined his unit. He is buried in Cantimpre Canadian Cemetery, Sailly. The CWGC lists "Husband of Marion L. Fall, of Severn Falls, Ontario. Born at Broadstone, Dorset, England".

FORD, F A

2 Lieut Frederick Austin Ford Guards Division Signal Coy Royal Engineers. He was born in Canford Magna and resided in Merley. Frederick was Killed in Action on the 27th August 1918. He is now buried in Douchy-Les- Ayette British Cemetery.

FRY, V F J

10269 Pte Victor Frederick John Fry 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Victor was born in Wimborne and resided in Broadstone. He enlisted for the Great War in Poole. Victor was Killed in Action on the 21st August 1915 aged 20. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of Frederick F. and Emma Elizabeth Fry, of Grantley, Broadstone, Dorset".

GILLINGHAM, W H

8964 Pte Victor William Henry Gillingham 2 Bn Dorset Regiment. Victor was born in Broadstone and was a pre war regular soldier. He enlisted in 1910 at Dorchester having previously served as a Special Reservist in the 3rd Dorsets. Before this, he was a Brickmaker by trade. Whilst serving in India with the 2nd Dorsets in July 1914, he passed a class of instruction on the 15 pounder field gun. The 2nd Battalion were sent to Mesopotamia as part of the Indian Expeditionary Force "D" in November 1914, with Victor along with them. He was wounded at Sahil on the 17th November 1914 with a gun shot wound to the left arm. He was discharged from the army as no longer physically fit in July 1915. Victor Died on the 10th December 1918 aged 27. He is buried in Poole (Broadstone) Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of William Henry and Bessie Gillingham, of Grove Rd., Broadstone, Dorset".

GOULD, C V

A/Maj Chalkley Vivian Gould 115 Battery 25 Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Chalkley was born on the 9th February 1880 in Loughton, Essex but was educated in Bournemouth. He married Lily in March 1904 at Whitley Bay. He was Great Great Grandson of Commodore Pearce RN who served under Nelson. Chalkley studied Mining Engineering at Armstrong College before completing his Mining Degree at Durham University. He pured this career by going to America in 1908. When war broke out in 1914, he came straight back to the UK to enlist. Chalkley was Killed in Action on the 9th June 1917 at Goudezeune Farm near Oostaverne aged 37. He is buried in Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Chalkley and Nellie Gould; husband of Lily Ann Gould, of St Bedes, Melrose, Roxburghshire. Returned from U.S.A. to join the Army, Sept., 1914; gazetted Nov., 1914. Born at Loughton, Essex". His Colonel wrote of him "I know I have lost a very fine, courageous and able battery commander, and I am certain this is felt by all those with whom he came in contact". His parents resided at Redroofs, Broadstone.

GRIBBRELL, L T

2 Lieut Leslie Terrell Gribbell 3 Bn Devon Regiment. Leslie Died on the 31st March 1916 aged 32 at the Military Hospital in Devonport. He is buried in Poole (Broadstone) Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Paymaster-in-Chief W. H. Gribbell (R.N.) and Jessie Helen Gribbell, of "Kennaa," Broadstone, Dorset. Born in Zanzibar, East Africa".

GRIFFIN, S

436140 Pte Stanley Griffin 46 Bn Canadian Infantry, formerly 51 Bn Canadian Infantry. Stanley was born in Broadstone on the 21st September 1893, but had moved to Canada before the Great War. He enlisted for the Great War in January 1915 at Edmonton and had previously been a Bricklayer. He listed his next of kin as his father, Mr Elias Sharland Griffin living at Guildford Villa, Wimborne Road, Broadstone. Stanley was Killed in Action on the 27th March 1917. He buried in Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-Au-Bois.

HART, A R

200759 (3061) L/Cpl Albert Richard Hart 1/7 Bn Middlesex Regiment. Albert resided at Oak Cottage, Broadstone. He enlisted for the Great War in Hornsey, Middlesex. Albert was on the teaching staff of London County Council. He served in Gibraltar for 4 months and then on the Western Front for 1 year and 9 months. Albert was Killed in Action on the 23rd February 1917 aged 29. He is buried in Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue. The CWGC lists "Son of Richard and Ellen Hart, of Oak Cottage, Broadstone, Dorset. His brother Edward Clifford Frank Hart also fell". His brother also appears on the Broadstone War Memorial. See the next entry.

HART, E C F

1850 Pte Edward Clifford Frank Hart 1/4 Bn Hampshire Regiment. Edward was born in Canford and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Winchester. Edward Died between the 11th and 13th July 1916 aged 26. He is buried in Amara War Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Richard and Ellen Hart, of Oak Cottage, Broadstone, Dorset. His brother Albert Richard Hart also fell". His brother also appears on the Broadstone War Memorial. See the above entry.

HOAR, T

3/7938 Pte Thomas Hoare 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Thomas was born and resided in Birchington-on-Sea. He enlisted for the Great War in September 1914 at Wimborne and had previously served in the 1st Battalion East Kent Volunteers (National Reserves). He was a groom by trade. Whilst with the Dorset Regiment, he became a qualified Stokes Mortar Gunner. Thomas was Killed in Action on the 26th September 1916 aged 32. He is now buried in Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of George and Emma Jane Hoare, of 9, St. James Terrace, Birchington, Kent". His body was found after the war and identified by his identity disc.

HOLLOWAY, A B G

27380 Pte Albert Benjamin George Holloway Depot Wiltshire Regiment. He was born in Wimborne on the 27th October 1898. Albert served in the Great War with the 6th Wiltshire Regiment and had previously served with the 52nd Training Reserve Battalion with the number 8/9440. He was discharged from the army to the Class Z Reserve on the 7th November 1919. He Died on the 19th May 1920 aged 21. He is buried in Poole (Broadstone) Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Charles and Sarah Holloway, of Creekmoor, Poole. Born at Hampreston, Dorset".

MANSELL-PLEYDELL, E M

Lieut Edmund Morton Mansel-Pleydell 3 Bn Dorset Regiment Attached 3 Bn Worcester Regiment. Edmund was born on the 23rd December 1886 in Bangalore, India. He was educated at Wellington and Sherborne schools and resided at Whatcombe. Before the Great War he had served as a Lieut of the Royal Agricultural Contingent Senior Division OTC. Edmund was also an all-round sportsman, a well known footballer, polo player, and pig sticker! Edmund was Killed in Action at Kemmel whilst leading his platoon in a charge against the German trenches on the 12th March 1915 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 Lt. Col. and Mrs. Mansel-Pleydell, of Whatcombe, Blandford, Dorset". His Colonel wrote "He was my most promising officer, and would have, had he lived, I am certain, distinguished himself". His brother also appears on Broadstone War Memorial, see the next entry. Also remembered on Milborne St Andrew War Memorial and Winterborne Whitechurch War Memorial.

MANSELL-PLEYDELL, H G M (M.C.)

Lieut Henry Grove Morton Mansel-Pleydell (Military Cross) 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. Henry resided at Dunyeats, Broadstone. Henry was Killed in Action on the 17th May 1916 aged 21. He is buried in Miraumont Communal Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Mrs. K. E. Mansel-Pleydell, of 13, Foulis Terrace, South Kensington, London". The circumstances surrounding his death were noted by CSM Ernest Shepahrd in his diary. "Wednesday 17th May 1916: A fairly quiet night. I took trench duty from 6.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. A fine day, very hot. A great calamity befell my Company and myself at 10 a.m. The enemy trenches opposite run behind a small wood which we call Diamond Wood. Since we have been in this sector the Intelligence Officer went out 2 days ago and brought some iron plates back belonging to enemy. Yesterday afternoon at 4 p.m. in broad daylight Captain Algeo went out from Hammerhead sap and went into the enemy wood smoking his pipe quite cool, returning an hour later. At 10 a.m. this morning, without saying anything, Captain Algeo and Lt Mansell-Pleydell (The Intelligence Officer) went out from the sap. They were seen crossing ‘No Man’s Land’ between sap and wood. When nearly up to edge of wood M-P was seen to beckon, and he and Captain ran into wood. There was a scuffle and Captain Algeo was heard shouting ‘Hands up, hands up, put it down.’ A volley of rifle fire and revolver shots followed, a scream, silence. The Regimental history for the Great War described Henry. "Lieut. Mansel-Pleydell's dauntless courage, and tireless activity had singled him out as an incomparable intelligence officer. He was out in No Man's Land night after night, seeking and obtaining information. His cheerful disposition enabled him to create a light-hearted atmosphere under the most appalling conditions. He was a fine sportsman." His brother also appears on Broadstone War Memorial, see the above entry. Also remembered on Milborne St Andrew War Memorial and Winterborne Whitechurch War Memorial.

NEWMAN, A J

PS/9708 Pte Alfred James Newman 17 Bn London Regiment. Alfred was born in Chickerell and resided in Ashtead. He enlisted for the Great War at Epsom in November 1915, having previously been Assistant Schoolmaster for the County Council School in Ashtead, Surrey. Alfred was Killed in Action (Presumed Dead) on the 27th July 1916 aged 27. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing on the Somme.The CWGC lists "Son of John Ayles Newman and Elizabeth Newman, of "Lynton," York Rd., Broadstone, Dorset; husband of Sarah Newman, of 7, Greenhill Terrace, Portland, Dorset".

NORTHWAY, F L

Lieut Francis Louis Northway 1 South African Mounted Rifles. Francis was Killed in Action on the 26th September 1914 at Sandfontein. He is buried in Warmbad Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of John and Frances Holdsworth Northway".

PIKE, E C

8243 Pte Edward Charles Pike 2 Bn Somerset Light Infantry. Edward was born in Wimborne and resided in Broadstone. Edward was a pre war regular soldier who had enlisted in Wimborne. He Died on the 3rd May 1915 aged 26 at Quetta. He was buried in Quetta Government Cemetery, but is now commemorated on the Delhi Memorial (India Gate). The CWGC lists "Son of George and Maud Pike, of 4, The Firs, Wimborne Rd., Broadstone, Dorset. (Buried Quetta Govt. Cem. 2227.)".

POND, R

82994 Pte Albert Reginald Mark Pond 7 Bn Royal Fusiliers, Formerly 242222 Pte 11 Bn Royal West Kent Regiment. He resided at Grove Road, Broadstone. Albert Died of Wounds on the 2nd October 1918 aged 20 at Union War Hospital, Southampton. He is buried in Poole (Broadstone) Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Frederick G. and Caroline Edith Pond, of Woodcote, Sandy Lane, Broadstone".

PYPER, J W A

828 L/Cpl John William Pyper 2 Wessex Field Coy Royal Engineers. John was born in Ceylon and enlisted for the Great War in Western Super Mare. John Died of Wounds and was buried in Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension. Also remembered on Corfe Mullen War Memorial.

RENDLE, P

K/40297 Sto 1 Cl Percy Walter Rendle HMS Hazard. Percy was born on the 28th July 1883 in Crewkerne. He joined the Royal Navy in January 1917. Percy was Killed on the 28th January 1918 aged 33 when his ship was sunk in a collision with the Hospital Ship SS Western Australia. His body was not recovered for burial. He is now commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of Harry and Louise Rendle, of Broadstone, Dorset; husband of Ethel May Rendle, of "Stodham," Winston Avenue, Branksome, Bournemouth".

ROBERTS, F E

45962 Pte Frederick Ernest Roberts 8 Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment, Formerly 37385 Pte Devon Regiment. Frederick was born in Wimborne and resided in Poole. He enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester. Frederick was Killed in Action on the 4th November 1918. He is now buried in Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay. The CWGC lists "Son of Mr. F. G. Roberts, of Cottage Farm, Creakmoor, Poole, Dorset".

STEVENS, C M

78223 Gnr Charles Maxwell Stevens B Siege Depot Royal Garrison Artillery. Charles was born in Earlswood, Surrey and resided at Wharncliffe, Broadstone. He enlisted for the Great War in December 1915 in Bournemouth under the Derby Scheme, having previously been on munitions work. Charles was then called up in May 1916. Charles Died in Alderney Hospital on the 13th March 1917. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery.

TROWBRIDGE, C J

12608 Pte Charles James Trowbridge Inns of Court Officer Training Corps. Charles resided in Broadstone and enlisted for the Great War in London. He Died on the 26th March 1918 aged 18. He is buried in Poole (Broadstone) Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Charles and Caroline Sarah Trowbridge, of Northbrook House, Broadstone, Dorset".

WALLIS, N V

2 Lieut Noel Veder Wallis 9 Bn Cheshire Regiment. Noel resided at 14 Philpot Lane, London. He had attended Tonbridge and the University College Oxford where he studied Jurisprudence. He then went on to become a solicitor in London. He enlisted for the Great War as a Trooper in the Royal Horse Guards before gaining a commission with the 8th South Wales Borderers. He went to Salonika with the 12th Cheshire Regiment before being sent back to the UK suffering from Malaria. He then joined the 9th Cheshire Regiment on the Western Front. Noel was Killed in Action near Dickebusch on the 10th April 1917 aged 35. He is buried in Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of William Emerson Wallis, and the late Alice Sarah Seabrooke Wallis". His parents resided in Broadstone. His Company Commander wrote of him "He was in charge of a working party in the front line when the particular sector he was in suddenly came tinder a heavy hostile trench mortar bombardment. In his customary cool manner he carried on with the important work for which he had been specially selected, when, most unfortunately, one of the bombs fell so close to him as to kill him instantaneously. Although he had been with the regiment so short a time, his quiet and pleasant disposition made many friends, and as an officer he will be a tremendous loss to the regiment as a specialist." His commanding officer wrote " I was unfortunately away from the Battalion when 2nd Lieut. N. V. Wallis joined, and did not make his acquaintance, but from reports I received of him during the short time he spent with us, I was led to form a high opinion of his capabilities, and regarded him as a very promising officer." For more information please visit Tonbridge School in the Great War.

WHITE, H

31279 Pte Harold White 1 Bn Northampton Regiment, Formerly 80365 Pte Royal Army Medical Corps. Harold was born in Broadstone and enlisted for the Great War in Bournemouth. He was Killed in Action on the 10th July 1917 aged 25. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Nieuport Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of Albert Henry and Alice White, of "St. Margaret's," Broadstone, Dorset".

WILSON, T B

PO/16093 Pte Turle Barber Wilson Royal Marine Light Infantry. Turle was born on the 9th June 1894 in Poole. He was a pre war Marine having enlisted in September 1911 having previously been a Bricklayer. He Died of Disease on the 13th October 1918 aged 27. He is buried in Poole Cemetery (Parkstone). The CWGC lists "Son of Frank Turle Wilson and Maria Wilson, of Turle Cottage, Church St., Poole. His brother George Frank Wilson also fell". His next of kin was his wife Florence Mary who resided at 29 Clarence Road, Gosport.

WILSON, T I W (M.C.)

Capt Thomas Irving Ward Wilson (Military Cross) 21 Bn Manchester Regiment. Thomas was born in Sherborne and resided at Repton School, Repton, Derbyshire. In 1904 he won the Porson Prize from the University of Cambridge. Thomas was Killed in Action on the 28th November 1916 aged 34. He is now buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel. He had originally been buried in Beaucourt Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Augusta L. Wilson, of Bonshaw, Broadstone, Dorset, and the late T. W. Wilson".