Dorset In The Great War 1914 - 1918

Sturminster Marshall

IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THE PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR ENGLAND'S HONOUR

PRAISE BE TO GOD

FOR THOSE MEN AND WOMEN OF

STURMINSTER MARSHALL

WHO FAITHFULLY SERVED THEIR KING AND COUNTRY

IN THE GREAT WAR

1914 - 1919.

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1915

CHRISTOPHER, A

5894 A/Sgt Albert Christopher 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. Albert was born in Sturminster Marshall. He was a pre war regular soldier who had enlisted in Dorchester. Albert was Killed in Action on the 27th March 1915 aged 33. 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. A. Christopher, of Rose Cottage, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Dorset".

WHITE, S

8332 Pte Stanley White 2 Bn Dorset Regiment. Stanley was born in Sturminster Marshall. He was a pre war regular soldier who enlisted in Dorchester. Stanley had resided at Gillingham before joining up. Stanley was Killed in Action on the 14th April 1915. He is buried in the Basra War Cemetery.

KENT, A J

11003 L/Cpl Albert James Kent 2 Bn Dorset Regiment. Albert was born and resided in Sturminster Marshall. He enlisted for the Great War in September 1914 at Blandford, having previously been a labourer. Albert had started his military career with the 5th Dorsets, and was sent to Gallipoli with the Battalion. It was here he received a serious gun shot wound to the thigh on the 7th August 1915. After returning to the UK, he was sent to join the 2nd Dorsets in Mesopotamia, leaving Devonport in December 1915. Albert Died of Wounds on the 22nd April 1916 aged 19. He is buried in Amara War Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of the late Albert James and Louisa Ann Kent, of Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Dorset". His grandmother Annie Kent resided at 22 High Street, Sturminster Marshall. Albert had served as a Machine Gunner.

HART, A F

10578 Pte Arthur Frank Hart 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Arthur was born and resided in Sturminster Marshall. He enlisted for the Great War in August 1914 at Blandford, having previously been a Railway Porter. Arthur was presumed Killed in Action on the 21st August 1915 aged 19 after having been reported wounded and missing. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Helles Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of Charles John and Fanny Hart, of Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Dorset". His parents Charles John Hart and Fanny Hart resided at 1 Station Road, Sturminster Marshall.

1917

HENTY, G H

Maj George Herbert Henty 7 Bn Suffolk Regiment. George was born at Emsworthm Hampshire and resided at Ferndale, Gordon Road, Camberley. He was a pre war regular officer having been commissioned in 1905. George was Killed in Action on the 30th November 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval. He left a widow, Ethel Maud Henty.

MARSH, V E

CH/1667(S) Pte Eustace Vivian Marsh 1 Bn Royal Marine Light Infantry. Eustace was born on the 23rd June 1887. Before enlisting in 1916 he was an estate clerk. Eustace Died of Disease on the 17th February 1917 aged 29. He is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Husband of Winifred Marsh, of Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Dorset". Her address was also given as c/o Mrs Sansom Market Place, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset.

SWYERS, H C

26745 Pte Harry Charles Swyers 2 Bn Wiltshire Regiment, Formerly 18733 Pte Dorset Regiment. Harry was born in Sturminster Newton and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester. Harry was Killed in Action on the 11th March 1917. He is buried in Agny Military Cemetery.

VATER, W E

16303 L/Cpl William Edward Vater 2 Bn Northamptonshire Regiment. William was born in Sturminster Marshall. He enlisted for the Great War in Northampton. William Died of Wounds at the King George Hospital in London on the 3rd April 1917. He is buried in Sturminster Marshall (St Mary) Churchyard. His sole next of kin was listed as his mother Emily.

PEARCE, F G

17333 Pte Frederick George Pearce 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. Frederick was born in Wimborne and resided in Sturminster Marshall. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne, having previously been a Grocers Porter. Frederick was Killed in Action on the 14th April 1917. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing on the Somme. He left a widow, Olive. Also commemorated on the Wimborne War Memorial.

HOARE, V F

10427 Pte Vernon Frank Hoare 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Vernon was born in Sturminster Marshall. He enlisted for the Great War in September 1914 in Wimborne having previously been a carter. He had been discharged from the Army on the 2nd October 1916 due to wounds received at Gallipoli on the 10th August 1915. This gun shot wound to the spine had left him paralysed from the waist down. Vernon Died on the 24th May 1917 aged 22 at Duchess of Norfolk Home in Littlehampton. He is buried in Sturminster Marshall (St Mary) Churchyard. The CWGC lists "Son of George W. Hoare, of Sturminster Marshall".

FORD, W F

PLY/1935(S) Pte William Frank Ford 2 Bn Royal Marine Light Infantry. William enlisted on the 24th February 1917 and was a former Railway Porter. He joined the 2nd Battalion in France on the 23rd June 1917. William was Killed in Action on the 11th July 1917 aged 21. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. The CWGC list "Son of Harry and Fanny Ford, of Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Dorset".

BURT, A

18661 Pte Alfred Burt 2 Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Formerly 24627 Pte Somerset Light Infantry. Alfred was born on the 3rd November 1893 in Sturminster Marshall. He resided in Wimborne and enlisted for the Great War in Bournemouth. He was Killed in Action on the 9th October 1917 aged 23. Alfred has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. The CWGC lists "Brother of Mrs. Ada May Joyce, of Townsend, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Dorset".

YOUNG, A

28497 Pte Arthur John Young 8 Bn Somerset Light Infantry. Arthur was born in Sturminster Marshall and enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester. He was Killed in Action (presumed dead) on the 15th October 1917 aged 19. Arthur has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of the late John Thomas Young, of Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Dorset".

1918

SHAVE, J H

59437 Cpl John Henry Shave 93 Field Coy Royal Engineers. John was born in Wimborne and enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. He Died of Wounds at the 53rd Field Ambulance on the 17th February 1918 aged 26. He is buried in Ruyaulcourt Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Frederick John and Annie Maria Shave, of Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Dorset".

FORD, E J

28174 L/Cpl Ernest John Ford 1 Bn Somerset Light Infantry. Ernest was born in Sturminster Marshall and enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. He was Killed in Action on the 29th March 1918 aged 18. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of Harry and Fanny Ford, of Sturminster Marshall, Dorset".

ROLLS, A

10785 Pte Albert Rolls 2 Bn Leinster Regiment, Formerly 10428 Pte Dorset Regiment. Albert was born in Blandford and enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. He was Killed in Action on the 2nd April 1918. Albert has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial. He was the son of William George Rolls and Mary Jane Rolls of Sturminster Marshall.

DUMMETT, E C (M.M.)

135559 Gnr Edward Charles Dummett (Military Medal) X 24 Trench Mortar Battery Royal Field Artillery. Edward was born in Wimborne and enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. He Died on the 25th July 1918 aged 25. He is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille. The CWGC lists "Son of Richard Charles and Hannah Dummett, of Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Dorset".

TOOGOOD, G A

M2/182461 Pte George Alfred Toogood 770 MT Coy 5 Army Siege Park Army Service Corps. George was born in Semley and resided in Wimborne. He also enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. George Died of Wounds at the 32nd Casualty Clearing Station on the 22nd March 1918 aged 29. He was buried in Marchelepot British Cemetery but his grave could not be found after the war so is now commemorated in Roye New British Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Sidney John and Florence Toogood; husband of Kate Toogood, of 56, Stourvale Rd., Pokesdown, Bournemouth".

PLUMMER, A J

40272 Pte Arthur John Plummer 8 Bn Somerset Light Infantry. Arthur was born in Winterbourne and resided in Sturminster Marshall. He enlisted for the Great War in Poole. Arthur was Killed in Action on the 24th August 1918 aged 19. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of Sidney and Charlotte Plummer, of Coombe Cottage, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Dorset". Also remembered on Lytchett Matravers War Memorial.

TRACEY, T F (M.M.)

Z/2450 AB Thomas Francis Tracy (Military Medal) Drake Bn Royal Naval Division. Thomas was born on the 23rd June 1886. He was an Asylum Attendant at Fife & Kinross Asylum. Thomas enlisted on the 20th November 1914 and joined the Drake Battalion in France on the 11th April 1917. He was wounded on the 5th September 1918 with a gun shot wound to the right arm. It was from this wound that he died in the 3rd General Hospital at Le Treport on the 21st September 1918. He was buried in the Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport. The CWGC lists "Husband of Daisy E. Tracy, of Sturminster Marshall, nr. Wimborne, Dorset".

WHITE, S J

10302 Pte Sidney James White Depot Dorset Regiment. James served with the 5th Dorsets at Gallipoli where he was wounded. He was discharged from the army due to these wounds on the 2nd June 1916. He eventually died of the wounds he received at Gallipoli on the 25th October 1918 aged 30. He is buried in Sturminster Marshall (St Mary) Churchyard. The CWGC lists "Son of Arthur John and Emma Elizabeth White of High St., Sturminster Marshall. Wounded at Gallipoli".