Dorset In The Great War 1914 - 1918

Wimborne

REMEMBER

THE MEN OF WIMBORNE

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR

1914 - 1918

IN WHOSE HONOUR

THE CHURCHYARD CROSS IS DEDICATED

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W ABRAHAM

A G ALLEN

15023 Pte Alfred George Allen 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Alfred was born in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. Alfred was Killed in Action on the 26th September 1916. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing on the Somme.

H AMEY

9873 Pte Harry Amey (Military Medal) 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Harry was born at Handley. He enlisted for the Great War at Blandford in August 1914. He had previously been an Agricultural Labourer. Harry was Killed in Action on the 3rd October 1918. He is buried in Chapel Corner Cemetery, Sauchy-Lestree. His next of kin was his sister, Rose Edith Foot.

G ANGELL

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 Wimborne War Memorial. See the next two entries. Also remembered on Broadstone War Memorial.

H ANGELL

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 Wimborne War Memorial. See the above and next entry. Also remembered on Broadstone War Memorial.

R ANGELL

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 Wimborne War Memorial. See the above two entries. Also remembered on Broadstone War Memorial.

H ANNING

24804 Pte Harry Anning G Coy 13 Battalion Canadian Infantry. Harry was born in Upottery, Devon on the 7th September 1890. He enlisted for the Great War in September 1914 at Valcartier, having previously been a Boiler Maker. He gave his mother Mrs Edith Anning of Deans Court, Wimborne as his next of kin. He was reported Missing in April 1915, before confirmation was received that he had been taken Prisoner of War. Harry Died whilst a Prisoner of War in Hameln, Germany on 20 December 1917. He is now buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel. The CWGC lists "Son of Thomas and Hannah Anning" (resided Stapehill, Wimborne).

B F BAKER

43383 Spr Bertram Finlinson Baker 18 Divisional Signal Company Royal Engineers. Bertram was born in Wimborne and enlisted for the Great War in Kingston-on-Thames. Bertram Died of Wounds at 32 Casualty Clearing Station on the 7th August 1917 aged 27. He is buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of John and Elizabeth Sarah Baker, of Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset". He also left a widow, Gertrude. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

F BARROW

12654 Pte Frederick George Barrow 1 Battalion Dorset Regiment. Frederick was born in Christchurch and resided at Paradise Holt, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War at Wimborne in December 1914 and had previously been a Labourer. Frederick was wounded on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916. He had Shrapnel wounds to the scalp and left foot. Whilst back at Wyke Regis in September 1916 he outstayed his pass for 2 days and 15 hours, for which he forfeited 6 days pay, and was confined to camp for 5 days. After recovering from his wounds, he re-joined the 1st Dorsets in October 1916. Frederick Died of Wounds only a month later on the 20th November 1916 aged 29. He is buried in Redan Ridge Cemetery No.1, Beaumont-Hamel. The CWGC lists "Son of George and Annie Barrow, of Ringwood; husband of Charlotte Nellie Barrow, of 2, Burton Rd., Christchurch, Hants".

F W BARROW

L A BARTLETT

Capt Lionel Arthur Bartlett (MiD) Royal Engineers Attached 1st Sappers and Miners, Indian Army. Lionel was born on the 11th September 1884 at Shapwick. He was educated at Cleveland House, Weymouth and Weymouth College. He was gazetted into the Royal Engineers in February 1904. Before the war he served in India and on the North West Frontier. He also spent 3 months in Tibet during 1912 building a post at Gyantze. He left the NW Frontier with the Sappers and Miners, arriving on the Western Front in late 1914. He was Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in the field. Lionel Died of Wounds on the 14th October 1915. He had been marking a postion for a trench to be dug at Duck's Bill near Givenchy when he was mortally wounded. His Commanding Officer wrote "Among the very large numbers of fine officers lost to the service during this war, not one has been a greater loss than this one. He possessed valuable qualities as a sapper and soldier." He is buried in Gorre British and Indian Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Brother of Mr. S. Bartlett, of Bance Farm, Blandford, Dorset". His parents Arthur S Bartlett and Eliza Bartlett resided at Belmont, Wimborne.

T F BATTERBURY

G/27332 Pte Thomas Fawcett Batterbury 4 Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Thomas was born in Wimborne and resided at 69 Blenheim Road, Deal. He enlisted for the Great War in Canterbury. Thomas was Killed in Action (Presumed Dead) on the 10th October 1917 aged 36. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of George Henry Batterbury, M.D. (Lond.), and Jessie Batterbury, of Codford House, Wimborne, Dorset".

E BEAUMONT

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 Blandford St Mary War Memorial.

W F BEAUMONT

T4/210536 Dvr William Frederick Beaumont 2 Aux Park Train Army Service Corps, Formerly T/692 Dvr HQ Coy 2/1 Coy 45 Wessex Divisional Train Army Service Corps. William resided at Inkhurst, 8 King Street, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War at Andover in June 1915. In June 1916 he married Ellen Louisa Furber in Wimborne. Whilst serving in Italy in May 1918 he was deprived of 7 days pay for illtreating a Mule by kicking it. William Died at 9 Casualty Clearing Station (Italy) of Influenza on the 26th October 1918 aged 27. He is buried in Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade. The CWGC lists "Son of Adelaide and Richard Charles Beaumont, of Chorley, Lancashire".

T BELL

J/16003 AB Thomas Wilson Bell HMS Swiftsure. Thomas was born on the 8th September 1895 at Wimborne. He was a pre war Sailor in the Royal Navy, having enlisted as a Boy in February 1912. Thomas Died of Septic Meningitis on the 2nd June 1915. His next of kin was listed as his father George Stephen Bell of 3 East Brook, Wimborne. He is buried in East Mudros Military Cemetery.

E W BENISON

2 Lieut Eric William Benison Dorset Royal Garrison Artillery. Eric resided at Yewshot, Wimborne. Eric Died in Weymouth on the 13th August 1915 aged 25. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. His next of kin was listed as Rev Ernest Dewes Benison.

W BENNETT

246298 Pte William Thomas Bennett 443 Agricultural Coy Labour Corps, Formerly 202620 Pte 4 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born in Shapwick and resided at 4 Chapel Lane, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in October 1916 at Dorchester, having previously been a Gardener. In February 1905 he married he married Phyllis Hoare at Sturminster Marshall. They had one daughter together, Ada Henretta who was born in Wimborne in December 1905. He was discharged from the army in May 1918. William Died at his home from Cancer of the Rectum on the 26th August 1918 aged 38. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Husband of Phyllis Bennett, of 4, Chapel Lane, Wimborne".

W J BLANDFORD

3/6096 Pte William John Blandford B Coy 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born in Hinton Martell and resided in Blandford. He was a Special Reservist who had enlisted in Poole. William was Killed in Action on the 5th October 1915 aged 22. He is buried in Point 110 Old Military Cemetery, Fricourt. The CWGC lists "Husband of Lucy Amelia Blandford, of 51A, Dorset St., Blandford, Dorset". Also remembered on Blandford War Memorial.

E BRACHER

T4/035905 Dvr Edward Bracher Army Service Corps Attached 1/2 East Anglian Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps. Edward resided at Canford Bottom, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in December 1914 at Wimborne, having previously been a Carter. He married Florence Cutler at Corfe Mullen in February 1901. They had 6 children together. In January 1917 he was confined to camp for 7 days for drunkeness. Edward Died at 31 General Hospital, Egypt of Pneumonia at 7:20pm on the 26th December 1918 aged 40. He is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Enos and Betsey Bracher; husband of Florence Bracher, of Leigh Common, Wimborne, Dorset. Born at Woodcutts, Salisbury". Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

H V BRITTEN

2044 Sgt Victor Albert Harry Britten 1/4 Bn Dorset Regiment. Victor was born and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. Victor Died in Mesopotamia on the 19th August 1916 aged 20. He is buried in Basra War Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of George and Elizabeth Mary Britten, of 17, Corn Market, Wimborne, Dorset".

P R W BROWN

M2/048745 Pte Percy Robert William Brown 2 Cavalry Division MT Coy Army Service Corps. Percy was born in Wimborne and resided at 12 East Borough, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in February 1915 at Bournemouth, having previously been a Motor Driver. Percy Died of Wounds received the previous day at 46 Casualty Clearing Station on the 25th March 1918 aged 25. He is buried in Noyon New British Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Ernest Albert and H. Brown, of 12, East Borough, Wimborne, Dorset".

W H BUCKLER

55080 Pte William Henry Buckler 1/5 Bn Somerset Light Infantry, Formerly 65512 Pte Devon Regiment. William was born in Lymington and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester. William Died on the 23rd November 1918. He is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery. His next of kin was listed as his wife Nellie.

C BUDDEN

G/6139 Pte Cecil Budden 7 Bn Royal West Surrey Regiment. Cecil was born in Wimborne and resided in Woking. He enlisted for the Great War in Guildford. Cecil Died of Wounds on the 5th April 1918 aged 23. He is buried in St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens. The CWGC lists "Son of Mrs. A. Budden, of East Bore, Wimborne, Dorset".

W CARSHORE

TR/7/6732 A/L/Cpl Francis Walter Carshore 15 Reserve Bn Gloucester Regiment (93 Bn Training Reserve). Francis was born in Blandford and resided at 1 Prior's Walk, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in October 1916 at Wimborne, having previously been a Motor Mechanic. Francis Died of Measles at the Military Hospital Chisledon on the 16th April 1917 at 11:30pm aged 18. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Walter and Clara Carshore, of Henbury Manor Cottage, Wimborne".

H P CAVE

M/339151 Cpl Harold Percy Cave V Coy Army Service Corps. Harold was born in Canford Magna and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Devizes. Harold Died at the General Hospital in Colchester on the 21st October 1918. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. His next of kin was his father John T Cave. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

J J CHRISTOPHER

41848 Pte John Jesse Christopher D Coy 4 Bn North Stafford Regiment, Formerly M/286996 Army Service Corps MT. John was born in Hinton Martell and resided at 8 Chapel Lane, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne, having previously been a Vanman. In April 1903 he married Annie White in Wimborne. They had one son, George Thomas Frank Christopher. John was Killed in Action on the 29th September 1918 aged 38. He is buried in Zantvoorde British Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of the late Elias Charles and Elizabeth Fanny Jane Christopher; husband of Annie Christopher, of 8, Chapel Lane, Wimborne, Dorset. Born at Witchampton, Wimborne".

E G CLARKE

S H COBB

189073 CPO Sidney Herbert Cobb HMS Odin. Sidney was born in Wimborne on the 27th December 1878. He was a pre war Sailor in the Royal Navy, having enlisted as a Boy in June 1896. Sidney Died of Heart Failure onboard HS Loyalty at Bombay on the 2nd August 1915. He was buried in Sewri Cemetery, Bombay. He is now comemorated on the Kirkee 1914 - 1918 Memorial. His next of kin was his wife Kate who resided at 16 Stamford Street, Fratton, Portsmouth.

C COFFIN

20042 Pte Charles Coffin 4 Bn Dorset Regiment. Charles was born in Wimborne and resided at 14 Chapel Lane, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War at Dorchester in September 1914. He was discharged from the army as medically unfit in October 1915. Charles Died on the 28th April 1916 aged 49. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Husband of Happy Ann Coffin, of 14, Chapel Lane, Wimborne".

P COLE

26407 Pte Percy Cole D Coy 11 Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment. Percy was born and resided in Colehill. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. Percy Died of Wounds on the 20th August 1916 aged 29. He is buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Husband of Linda Mary Cole, of 518, Pamphill, Wimborne, Dorset". His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the next entry. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

R COLE

17077 Pte Reginald Cole 1 Bn Coldstream Guards. Reginald was born in Holt, and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. Reginald Died of Wounds on the 28th November 1917 aged 27. He is buried in Orival Wood Cemetery, Flesquieres. The CWGC lists "Son of Sidney and Elizabeth Cole, of Long Lane, Wimborne, Dorset". His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the above entry. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

C J COLLINS

893 Pte Cecil John Collins 1/1 North Somerset Yeomanry. Cecil was born and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Bath. Cecil was Killed in Action on the 5th May 1915 aged 31. He is now commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres to the missing. The CWGC lists "Son of the late Edward James and Eliza Collins, of High St., Wimborne, Dorset".

B W CORNICK

48699 Pte Bertie Walter Cornick 5 Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment, Formerly 40700 Pte Somerset Light Infantry. Bertie was born in Poole. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. Bertie was Killed in Action on the 26th June 1918. He is buried in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension. The CWGC lists "Son of Mr. G. Cornick, of 20, Botherwood Grange, Wimborne, Dorset".

E W CUFF

204116 AB Edward William Cuff HMS Viknor. Edward was born on the 21st April 1883 at Studland. He was a pre war Sailor in the Royal Navy, having enlisted as a Boy in April 1899. Edward was Killed on the 13th January 1915 aged 31 when HMS Viknor hit a mine and sank leaving no suvivors. His body was not recovered for burial. He is now commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of Mary Cuff, of Studland, Swanage, and the late Charles Cuff; husband of Emily Cuff, of 59, West Boro', Wimborne, Dorset". His next of kin was listed as his wife Emily, who resided at Teignmouth Villa, Bournemouth Road, Parkstone.

F CULL

281905 Cpl Frank Cull Royal Garrison Artillery. Frank was born in Wimborne. Frank Died on the 9th December 1918 aged 42. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of George Cull, of Colehill, Wimborne; husband of Ellen Cull". Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

J CUTLER

17198 Pte John Cutler 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. John was born in West Moors and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester. John Died of Wounds on the 14th December 1917 aged 21. He is buried in Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension. The CWGC lists "Son of Florence Bracher, of 7, Corn Market, Wimborne, Dorset".

W C CUTLER

15734 Pte William Charles Cutler 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. William Died of Wounds on the 21st May 1918 aged 29. He is buried in Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt. The CWGC lists "Son of William and Emma Cutler, of Wimborne; husband of Ethel Kate Cutler, of "Ventnor," Cheltenham Rd., Upper Parkstone, Dorset".

W G DEAN

54001 Pte William George Dean 15 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Formerly 51315 Pte Welsh Regiment. William was born in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. William was Killed in Action on the 3rd October 1916. He is buried in Essex Farm Cemetery. His next of kin was his widow Beatrice Mary Dean.

B DUNFORD

3426 A/Cpl Bert Dunford 3 Bn Rifle Brigade. Bert was born and resided in Wimborne. He was a pre war regular soldier who enlisted at Bournemouth in March 1909, having previously been a Printer. He had previously served with 6 Battery Royal Field Artillery, Wessex Brigade. In November 1909 he was given 5 days confined to barracks for neglect of duty when orderly man. In April 1911 he was given 7 days confined to barracks for gambling in the R.A.T.A. In July the same year he was given a further 8 days confined to barracks for gambling in the billiard room. In September 1913 he was given 10 more days confined to barracks for urinating in the barrack room. In January 1914 he was given 3 days confined to barracks for having a dirty jacket collar on marching order parade. The following month he received 3 more days confined to barracks for being absent from tattoo. Bert was Killed in Action on the 24th October 1914 aged 25. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of John Dunford, of Wimborne, Dorset". Also remembered on Ferndown War Memorial.

W H COOMBES

10673 Pte William Henry Coombs 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born in Sopley and resided in Verwood. He enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester. William was Killed in Action (Presumed Dead) on the 8th May 1916. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing on the Somme. His next of kin was listed as his father James Henry Coombs.

G DYMOTT

21516 Pte William George Dymott 8 Labour Coy Devon Regiment. George was born and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. George Died on the 17th April 1916 aged 29. He is buried in Hinton Parva Churchyard. The CWGC lists "Son of Emma Dymott, of 2, Jessamine Cottage, Clapgate, Wimborne, and the late John Dymott".

G EATON

3/7505 L/Cpl George Eaton 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. George was born in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. George was Killed in Action on the 8th May 1916. He is buried in Authuile Military Cemetery.

G A ELLIS

Maj George Adams Ellis 2 Bn Scottish Rifles. He attended Wimborne Grammar School and Sherborne School (1885-1888), where he was part of the cricket and rugby teams. Whilst at home he had also played for Wimborne Cricket Club. He was then commissioned into a Militia Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry, before he joined the 1st Scottish Rifles. He served with the Battalion in India, including the Tirah Campaign. George was Killed in Action at Neuve Chapelle on the 10th March 1915. He is buried in Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert.

S EMMETT

33268 Pte Stanley Edwin Emmett 2 Bn Hampshire Regiment. Stanley was born in Chertsey and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. Stanley was Killed in Action on the 4th September 1918. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial. His next of kins were his parents Edwin and Alice Emmett.

F H EVAMY

27742 Pte Frederick Henry Evamy 13 Bn Devon Regiment. Frederick resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester. Frederick Died at the War Hospital in Reading on the 6th December 1916 aged 40. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Edmund and Ann Elizabeth Evamy; husband of Bessie Rose Evamy, of Tadden, Hillbutts, Wimborne".

N FARWELL

F C FORWARD

10296 Sgt Frederick Charles Forward 23 Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Frederick was born in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. Frederick Died of Wounds on the 2nd July 1917. He is buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension. The CWGC lists "Son of Mr. A. H. Forward, of 35, Avenue Rd., Wimborne".

F R G FORWARD

12411 Pte Frederick Reginald George Forward 3 Bn Dorset Regiment. Frederick resided at Cowgrove, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War at Wimborne in November 1914, having previously been a Labourer. He was discharged from the army as medically unfit in October 1915 due to Tuberculosis of the lungs. Frederick Died on the 15th February 1916 aged 20. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Mrs. Eva Forward, of Cowgrove, Wimborne".

W H FOSTER

21441 Guardsman William Herbert Foster Coldstream Guards. William enlisted for the Great War on the 23rd September 1916. He was discharged from the army due to Tuberculosis of the lung in March 1918. William Died on the 9th June 1919 aged 20. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Eliza Amelia Foster, of 15, West Borough, Wimborne, and the late John Foster”.

W H GALPIN

10426 Pte William Henry Galpin 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born and resided in Cowgrove, Pamphill. He enlisted for the Great War in September 1914 at Wimborne, and had previously been a Farm Carter. It was whilst serving on the Western Front that he was awarded the French Croix de Guerre. William was Killed in Action on the 16th September 1918 aged 25. He is buried in Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension. The CWGC lists “Son of Mrs. Mary Galpin, of 18, Victoria Rd., Wimborne, Dorset”.

W F GIBBS

2348 Pte William Freeman Gibbs 1/4 Bn Dorset Regiment. William resided in Wimborne and enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester. He died on the 25th January 1915 aged 19. He is buried in Mhow New Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Fred Freeman and Mary Gibbs, of 3, The Avenue, Wimborne, Dorset”.

E A J GUY

16436 Pte Ethelbert Andrew James Guy 2 Bn Dorset Regiment. Ethelbert was born in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. Ethelbert Died on the 13th August 1916 aged 23. He is buried in Basra War Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Andrew John and Sarah Jane Guy, of 5, Eden Grove, Wimborne”.

J GUY

36031 Spr Joseph Edward Guy 90 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Joseph was born in Colehill. He enlisted for the Great War at Wimborne in April 1915, having previously been a Blacksmith. He proceeded to France with 144 Army Troops Coy RE where he served as a Blacksmith, before later being transferred to 90 Field Coy. In January 1918 he was placed under open arrest for overstaying his pass for 2 days. For this he was given 14 days Field Punishment No.2 and forfeited 3 days’ pay. On the 1st April 1918, he was wounded when a shell exploded in the trench, throwing him on his back. Joseph was Killed in Action on the 16th October 1918 aged 21. He is buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery (Having originally been buried in Harlebeke Churchyard). The CWGC lists “Son of Joseph Edward and Bessie Eliza Guy, of The Coffee Tavern, Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset. Enlisted in April, 1915”. His personal effects were returned to his father and consisted of: Letters, toothbrush, photo frame, housewife, pencil, postcards, comb, pocket book, holdall, hair brush, wallet, soap case and 2 shaving brushes. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

W H HALL

8739 Pte Walter Henry Hall 2 Bn Dorset Regiment. Walter was born and resided at Pamphill. He was a pre war regular soldier having enlisted at Poole in July 1909. Before this he had been an Agricultural Carter and served with the 3rd Dorsets Special Reserve. In April 1910 he was Confined to Barracks for 8 days after refusing to obey an order from an NCO. 3 more days Confined to Barracks were given in December 1912 for having a dirty rifle on parade. Whilst at Poona in August 1916, he was again Confined to Barracks for disobeying depot orders by having gas in the barrack room. In late 1915 Walter was suffering from Malaria in Mesopotamia with the 2nd Dorsets. This saved him from being captured with the rest of the Battalion at Kut, as he was invalided back to India. Walter was Killed in Action (Missing) on the 25th March 1917 aged 28. His identity disc was found on a skeleton in Jabal Hamrin the following year (Which would indicate he was taken prisoner). He now has no known grave and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of Prosper and Jane Hall, of Wimborne, Dorset”.

V HAMMETT

M2/119399 Cpl Victor William Hammett 39 Ammunition Sub Park Army Service Corps. Victor was born in Wimborne and resided at The Garage, Canford Manor, Wimborne. In November 1911 he married Jane at Wimborne and they had 3 children together; Amy, Raymond and Roma. He also enlisted for the Great War at Wimborne in August 1915, having previously been a Motor Driver. Victor Died of Shell Wounds to the chest at XVIII Corps Main Dressing Station on the 14th August 1917. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Husband of Jane Hammett, of 86, Merly, near Ashington, Wimborne”.

A HANN

WR/282931 (495979) A/Cpl Alfred Joseph Hann 30 Light Railway Operating Coy Royal Engineers, Formerly 4795 Pte Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry. Alfred enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. Alfred was Killed in Action on the 7th June 1918 aged 39. He is buried in Maroeuil British Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of K Hann, of Stourton Caundle, Stalbridge; husband of Lily Jane Hann, of Laurel Bank, Wimborne, Dorset”.

F HARTNELL

1217 Cpl Frederick Richard Hartnell 1 Bn Lancashire Fusiliers. Frederick was born in Bournemouth and resided in Wimborne. He was a pre war regular soldier having enlisted in London. Frederick Died of Wounds on the 8th December 1916 aged 30. 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 late William and Ellen Hartnell; husband of Emily Florence Hartnell, of 17, Crescent Rd., Wimborne, Dorset”.

A HARVEY

1086 Pte Arthur Harvey 1/1 Dorset Yeomanry. Arthur was born in Compton Chamberleyne and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Sherborne. Arthur was Killed in Action (Presumed Dead) on the 21st August 1915 at Gallipoli. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. His next of kin was his father Tom Harvey. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see next entry.

W HARVEY

10681 Pte Walter Harry Harvey 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Walter was born in Compton Chamberleyne. He enlisted for the Great War in Salisbury. Walter was Killed in Action on the 22nd August 1915 at Gallipoli, just a day after his brother. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. His next of kin was his father Tom Harvey. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the above entry.

A H HAYTER

230140 Pte Arthur Humphrey Hayter 1/1 Dorset Yeomanry. Arthur was born at Winterborne Kingston on the 9th December 1897. He attended the County Council School at Wimborne and resided at Home Farm, Kingston Lacy. He was a pre war territorial solider, having enlisted in February 1914. He went with the regiment to Gallipoli and was invalided home with enteric fever. At the beginning of 1917 he re-joined his regiment in Egypt. Arthur Died of Malaria on the 21st October 1918 aged 20. He is buried in Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of George James and Jennie Hayter, of The Home Farm, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne. Dorset”. His commanding officer wrote “He was one of the best men I had left in the squadron. He was one of those who did their best to uphold the traditions of the regiment and the country. Industrious, courageous and willing to an extreme, he was one of the most cheerful and civil men with whom I have ever had to deal. We have lost a very gallant comrade, and a very good friend.”

C HERRIDGE

12574 Pte Henry Charles (Charley) Herridge 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Henry was born in Gillingham. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. Henry was Killed in Action (Presumed Dead) on the 21st August 1915 at Gallipoli. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. His next of kin was his father Sidney Herridge. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see next entry.

W HERRIDGE

15181 Pte William Henry Herridge 2 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born in Holt and resided at Grange Clapgate, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Blandford. William Died on the 9th December 1917. He is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery. His next of kin was his mother Eliza Herridge. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the above entry.

H St J HEWITT

2 Lieut Humphrey St John Hewitt 5 London Regiment. Humphrey resided at The Bank House, The Square, Wimborne. Humphrey was Killed in Action on the 9th July 1918 aged 25. He is buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. The CWGC lists “Son of Henry St. John and Kathleen Hewitt, of Clarence Lodge, Wilton Rd., Salisbury, Wilts”.

P HODGSON

41865 Cpl Percy Hodgson (Military Medal) 16 Bn Manchester Regiment, Formerly 4001 East Surrey Regiment. Percy was born in Leeds and resided at 38 Avenue Road, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. Percy was Killed in Action on the 25th April 1918 aged 32. He has no known grave and is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of William and Rebecca Hodgson”.

E M HORDER

M/298124 Pte Ernest Meaby Horder Royal Army Service Corps Attached 375 Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Ernest resided at 58 Hamilton Road, Salisbury. Ernest Died at 35 General Hospital on the 16th February 1919 aged 35. He is buried in Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte. The CWGC lists “Son of Robert George and Caroline Elizabeth Horder, of Wimborne, Dorset; husband of Winifred Fanny Horder, of 58, Hamilton Rd., Salisbury, Wilts”. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see next entry.

F G HORDER

2669 Cpl Francis George Horder Royal Air Force Reserve Depot. Francis was born in July 1887 and resided at Fussells Lodge Farm, Pitton near Salisbury. He enlisted for the Great War into the Royal Flying Corps in December 1914, having previously been a Motor Cyclist. He transferred to the RAF on formation in April 1918. Francis Died at the Military Hospital in Blandford of a cerebral abscess on the 26th May 1918. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. His next of kin was his father Robert Horder who resided in Warminster. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the above entry.

E HOUSE

3831 Pte Edward House (Distinguished Conduct Medal) 16 Lancers. Edward was born in Queen Charlton, Somerset and resided in Wimborne. He was a pre war regular soldier, having enlisted at Taunton. He received the DCM for “Most conspicuous gallantry at Wulverghem on 5th November 1914 in assisting in leading a body of 40 unattached men in a successful charge against the enemy, in which he was mortally wounded”. Edward Died of these Wounds the next day on the 6th November 1914. He is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord.

G W HOXSTON

64439 Pte George William Hoxston 38 Bn Machine Gun Corps, Formerly 31837 Wiltshire Regiment. George enlisted for the Great War in Bournemouth. George was Killed in Action on the 7th November 1918. He is buried in Berlaimont Communal Cemetery Extension. His next of kin was his father Edward Hoxston.

P HURT

A/905 Rfn Percy Alfred Hurt A Coy 10 Bn King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Percy was born in Holt and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in August 1914 at Winchester, having previously been a Gardener. Percy was Killed in Action on the 16th December 1916 aged 25. He is buried in Guard’s Cemetery, Lesboeufs. The CWGC lists “Son of Ellen Ford (formerly Hurt), of 24, Grove Rd., Wimborne, Dorset, and the late William Hurt”.

W T HYDE

40081 Rfn William Thomas Hyde 1/8 Bn Hampshire Regiment. William was born in Sherborne and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Yeovil, having previously been a hairdresser. William was Killed in Action on the 2nd November 1917 aged 31. He is buried in Gaza War Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Henry and Susan Hyde, of Sherborne; husband of Evangeline Hyde, of 3, Cricket View, Westbury, Sherborne, Dorset”.

J ISAAC

8172 Pte John Isaac G Coy 8 Bn East Surrey Regiment. John was born in Battersea and resided at 14 Station Road, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in February 1915 at Hammersmith, having previously been a Gas Fitters Mate and served in the East Surrey Volunteers. John was Killed in Action aged 31 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. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing on the Somme. The CWGC lists “Son of Frederick Tom and Elizabeth Isaac, of 14, Station Rd., Wimborne, Dorset”. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see next entry.

R L ISAAC

23286 Sgt Reginald Lewis Isaac 3 Bn Worcester Regiment. Reginald was born in South Lambert and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Southampton. Reginald Died of Wounds on the 28th May 1918 aged 25. He is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille. The CWGC lists “Son of Frederick Tom and Elizabeth Isaac, of 14, Station Rd., Wimborne, Dorset”. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the above entry.

F A JAMES

162642 Gnr Frank Arthur James D Battery 162 Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Frank was born and resided in Wimborne. In March 1913 he married Florence Lucy Nice at St John’s Church, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. Frank Died of Wounds on the 20th September 1917 aged 32. He is buried in La Clytte Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Husband of F. L. Eagles (formerly James), of Eastrop Hill, Highworth, Swindon”. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see next entry.

FDK A JAMES

181984 AB Frederick Albert James HMS Bulwark. Frederick was born on the 2nd December 1879 At Blandford. He was a pre war sailor in the Royal Navy having joined as a Boy in December 1894. Frederick was Killed aged 35 on the 26th November 1914 when HMS Bulwark accidentally exploded at Kethole Reach. His body was not recovered for burial. He is now commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of Mrs. Hannah Virginia James”. His next of kin was listed as his sister Jane Savage, who resided at Deans Court Lane, Wimborne. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the above entry.

S H JENVEY

536611 Pte Sidney Herbert Jenvey 15 Bn London Regiment. Sidney was born in Wimborne and resided at 43 East Street, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. Sidney was Killed in Action on the 23rd March 1918 aged 30. He is buried in Assevillers New British Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of J. E. Jenvey, of Wimborne; husband of Mabel Jenvey, of West Borough, Wimborne, Dorset”. His remains were found in a mass British grave in 1920, and identified by his ID disc.

H J JEWER

PO/13442 Pte Henry James Butcher Jewer HMS Bayano Royal Marine Light Infantry. Henry was born on the 18th January 1886 in Wimborne. Henry was Killed in Action aged 32 when HMS Bayano was sunk by the German U-Boat U27 about 10 miles west of Corsewall Point, Scotland on the morning of the 11th March 1915. His body was not recovered for burial. He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of Thomas Jewer; husband of Ellen Mary Smith (formerly Jewer), of 4, New Cottages, Stape Hill, Wimborne, Dorset”.

A D JONES

3/8506 Alban Doran Jones 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. Alban was born in Wimborne. He was a Special Reservist who had enlisted at Dorchester in September 1914. He had previously been a Fitter and served with the Dorset National Reserves. He joined the 1st Dorsets on the Western Front in late October 1914. Alban was Killed in Action on the 29th November 1914 aged 24. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial to the missing in Ypres. The CWGC lists “Son of the late Alex and of Mary Phillis Jones, of 10, Osborne Rd., Wimborne, Dorset”.

T B JOYCE

330157 A/Bmdr Thomas Blount Joyce Devon Royal Garrison Artillery. Thomas was born and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wellington, having previously been a Bank Clerk for the National Provincial Bank at Barnstaple. Thomas Died of Fever at the Military Hospital at Devonport on the 21st March 1917 aged 27. He is buried in Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Helen Jane Joyce, of "Oaklands," Wimborne, Dorset”.

W J JOYCE

16323 Pte William Joseph Joyce 2 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born in Bournemouth and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne, having previously been a House Painter. William Died in Hospital on the 18th October 1916 aged 21. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Mrs. H. E. Joyce, of Leigh Common, Wimborne”. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

R KING

7144 Cpl Ralph King 2 Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers, Formerly 3/7915 Pte 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. Ralph was born in Wimborne and resided at 51 New Borough, Wimborne. He was a Special Reservist who had enlisted at Dorchester with his brother, having previously been a Motor Engineer. Ralph was Killed in Action on the 4th October 1918 aged 34. He is buried in Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery (having originally been buried in Gouy British Cemetery). The CWGC lists “Son of Tom King, of Wimborne, Dorset”. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see next entry.

C T KING

3/7912 A/Cpl Tom Christopher (Chris) King (Distinguished Conduct Medal) D Coy 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. Tom was born in Wimborne and resided at 51 New Borough, Wimborne. He was a Special Reservist who had enlisted at Dorchester with his brother, having previously been a Timber Merchant’s Manager. His citation for the DCM reads “For conspicuous gallantry on the morning of 13th April, 1915, near Ypres, when he volunteered to bring in the body of an Officer which was lying about 10 yards in front of the German trenches. Having found it impossible to remove the body by daylight owing to the heavy and constant fire of the enemy, Corporal King made a second attempt in the evening and succeeded in his object though continually fired at.” Tom was present at Hill 60 on the 1st May 1915 when the 1st Dorsets were gassed in one of the first of such attacks of this new form of warfare. Tom died from gas poisoning on the 2nd May 1915 at No.2 Casualty Clearing Station aged 32. He is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord. The CWGC lists “Son of Tom King, of 51, New Bow, Wimborne, Dorset”. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the above entry.

T W LANE

G/21756 Pte Thomas Lane 7 Bn Royal West Surrey Regiment, Formerly 17741 Dorset Regiment. Thomas was born in Pamphill and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. Thomas was Killed in Action on the 3rd May 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.

R C LEGG

38560 Pte Reginald Campion Legg 2 Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment. Reginald was born and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. Reginald was Killed in Action on the 2nd April 1918. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial.

C H LOADER

3/7701 Pte Charles Henry Loader 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. Charles was born in Wimborne and resided at Old Road, Wimborne. He was a Special Reservist who had enlisted at Wimborne too. Charles was Killed in Action on the 20th June 1916. He is buried in Authuile Military Cemetery. He left a widow Winifrid. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see next entry.

W G LOADER

3/7913 L/Cpl William George Loader (Distinguished Conduct Medal) C Coy 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born in Wimborne and resided at Old Road, Wimborne. He was a Special Reservist who had enlisted at Wimborne too. His citation for the DCM reads “For conspicuous gallantry in action. He carried messages over about 120 yards of open ground under heavy machine gun fire. Several messengers had been killed or wounded in this space.” William was Killed in Action on the 15th April 1917 aged 32. He is buried in St Souplet British Cemetery. His remains were found in 1922 buried with two other unknown soldiers. His remains were identified by a pocket book containing the entry “L/Cpl Loader W. G. Dorset Regt, Wimborne”. He was then buried in St Martin’s Military Cemetery Extension, St Quentin, before later being exhumed to his current resting place. The CWGC lists “Husband of Mrs. B. A. Chase (formerly Loader), of II, Love Lane, Poole, Dorset”. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the above entry.

W LOCKWOOD

11447 Pte William Lockwood B Coy 1/4 Bn West Riding Regiment. William was born in Hoyland, Swaine and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Huddersfield. William Died of Wounds on the 14th March 1918 aged 23. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Lewis and Elizabeth Lockwood, of Hoylandswaine, Sheffield; husband of Ethel May Lockwood, of 42, East Borough, Wimborne, Dorset. Living at Almondbury, Huddersfield, at time of enlistment”.

A LONG

312113 Sto 1 Cl Arthur Long HM Submarine E13. Arthur was born on the 23rd April 1889 at Wimborne. He was a pre war sailor in the Royal Navy having joined in August 1907, having previously been a Cycle Machinist. He was awarded the Russian Cross of St George 4th Class. Arthur was Killed aged 26 when HM Submarine E13 ran aground on Saltholm Island and was subsequently attacked by German torpedo boats on the 19th August 1915. His body was recovered and he is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Order of St. George 4th Class (Russia). Son of Frank Long, of 518, Tamphill, Wimborne”.

C F LONGMAN

G/2902 Pte Charles Frederick Longman 8 Bn Royal West Kent Regiment. Charles was born in Colehill. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. Charles was Killed in Action (Presumed Dead) on the 26th September 1915 aged 34. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of George Longman, of Burts Hill, Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset”.

A C G LONSDALE

Lieut Arthur Carr-Glyn Lonsdale 6 Bn King’s Royal Rifle Corps Attached 2 Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers. Arthur was born at Wall Vicarage, Lichfield and resided at The Further House, Wimborne. He had been educated at Summerfields - Oxford, Radley and Trinity College, Cambridge. He represented Trinity College at Tennis. He was commissioned from Cambridge OTC in August 1914. Arthur was Killed in Action at Neuve Chapelle whilst leading his platoon on the 10th March 1915 aged 23. He is buried in Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix (Originally buried in Cuthbert Farm Cemetery). The CWGC lists “Son of the Rev. J. H. and Katharine Carr Lonsdale, The Further House, Wimborne, Dorset. Scholar of Eton and Radley and undergraduate of Trinity College, Cambridge”. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

F E LOVELL

M2/099342 Pte Frank Edward Lovell Army Service Corps MT. Frank was born in Wimborne and resided at 3 Station Road, Wimborne. He also enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. Frank Died in Wimborne aged 21 whilst on leave from the Western Front on the 28th October 1918. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Mrs. Rose Ellen Lovell, of 15, West Borough, Wimborne”.

A C D LYNES

2 Lieut Arthur Cecil D’Arcy Lynes 1 Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment, Formerly 8414 Sgt 1 Bn Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Arthur was born in West Knighton and resided at Percy House, Wimborne. He was a pre war regular soldier having enlisted at Bodmin. Arthur Died of Wounds on the 10th July 1915 aged 27. He is buried in First D.C.L.I. Cemetery, The Bluff. The CWGC lists “Son of the Rev. John and Mary Lynes, of Chalbury Rectory, Hinton Martel, Wimborne, Dorset”. At the time of his death, he had only just received his commission and was still with the 1st DCLI.

A H MAIDMENT

9750 L/Sgt Albert Henry Maidment 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. Albert was born and resided in Wimborne. He was a pre war regular soldier, having enlisted at Dorchester in May 1914. He had previously been an Errand Boy and served with the 3rd Dorsets Special Reserve. On the first day of the battle of the Somme, Albert was wounded when he received a gunshot wound to the head. However, within 2 months he was back again with his Battalion. Albert was Killed in Action (Presumed Dead) on the 14th April 1917 aged 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 Harry and Elizabeth Mary Maidinent, of 19, Leigh Park, Wimborne, Dorset”.

F MARTIN

B/2161 Sgt Frank Martin 9 Bn Rifle Brigade. Frank was born in Wimborne and resided in Ropley. In December 1909 he married Annie Lilian Crane in London, and they had two children together. Edith born in 1911 and Henry born in 1913. He enlisted for the Great War at Winchester in September 1914. He had previously been a carter and also served 8 years with the Royal Garrison Artillery. In April 1915 whilst at Aldershot, A/Cpl Martin was reprimanded and given the duty Cpl role for a week after been late for a ration parade. At some stage he received a gunshot wound to the forearm. Frank was Killed in Action on the 20th August 1916 aged 36. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing on the Somme. The CWGC lists “Husband of Annie L. Martin, of "Sunnydene," Melody Rd., Biggin Hill, Kent”.

G J MEAD

1955 Rfn Gordon John Mead 1/5 Bn London Regiment. Gordon resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in London. Gordon was Killed in Action aged 23 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. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing on the Somme. The CWGC lists “Son of Henry and Frances Mead, of 12, The Square, Wimborne, Dorset”.

F E MILLER

M/280141 Pte Frank Edward Miller Army Service Corps Tractor Depot. Frank was born in Wimborne in 1898 and resided at 66 West Borough, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War at Wimborne in August 1916, but was not called up until February 1917, having previously been an Engineer. He initially joined the 93rd Training Reserve Battalion. In September 1918 he qualified as a Caterpillar Fitter. Frank Died in his home of Influenza and Pneumonia on the 14th November 1918 aged 20. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Mrs. M. A. Le Natourel, of 66 West Borough, Wimborne”.

J L MOLONEY

68888 RSM John Lawrence Moloney 22 Brigade Royal Field Artillery. John was born on the 17th June 1873 at Chichester. He resided at Homeleigh, Wimborne. He was a pre war regular soldier having enlisted at Newbridge in September 1888. He served in the Boer War, having been wounded in June 1900 at Lindley. He had also been an accomplished sportsman, winning numerous cups and medals. In January 1905 he married Janet Christine at Wimborne. John was Killed in Action near Gheluvelt on the 29th October 1914 aged 41. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial to the missing in Ypres. The CWGC lists “Son of Mary Moloney, of Dublin, and the late Michael Moloney; husband of Janet Christine Moloney, of 14, New Borough, Wimborne, Dorset. Also served in India and South Africa”. One of his officers wrote the following account surrounding his death. “We were in a position near the village of Gheluvelt and were being heavily shelled. The Brigade Staff horses were in a farm shed behind our position, and as a shell set it on fire, Mr Moloney ordered the horses to be taken out. He saw all safely out and led out the last one himself. Before he was ten yards away from the building, another shell burst near him killing him almost instantly. As you will see from this he died doing his duty; he is buried near where he fell, and the spot is marked by a cross bearing his name. You have all our sympathy, and his loss was deeply felt by all ranks.”

E F MOORE

17702 Pte Edgar Frank Moore 6 Bn Dorset Regiment. Edgar was born and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Poole. Edgar was Killed in Action on the 11th October 1918 aged 33. He is buried in Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay. He left a widow, Elizabeth Moore. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

A MOORES

10262 Pte Arthur Moores 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Arthur was born at Furzehill and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War at Dorchester in September 1914. On the 21st August 1915 he was wounded at Gallipoli with a gunshot wound to the left clavicle. He rejoined the Battalion in November 1915. In February 1916 he was confined to camp for 7 days after disobeying regimental orders. Arthur was Killed in Action on the 19th September 1916. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing on the Somme. His next of kin was his mother Louisa. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see next entry. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

W MOORES

9096 Pte William Moores 1 Bn Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. William was born and resided in Wimborne. He was a pre war regular soldier having enlisted in Poole. William was Killed in Action on the 8th May 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. His next of kin was his father Charles Moores. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the above entry. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

S MOORHOUSE

355222 L/Cpl Sidney Edward Moorhouse 2 Bn Hampshire Regiment. Sidney was born in Close, Wiltshire and resided at Eversley House, Elm Grove Road, Salisbury. He enlisted for the Great War in Southampton. Sidney was Killed in Action on the 11th April 1918 aged 28. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of Edward and Elizabeth Moorhouse, of "Eversley," Elm Grove, Salisbury; husband of Jessie Mabel Pernell Moorhouse, of "Invergelder," Walford, Wimborne, Dorset.”

W W MORGAN

4156 Pte William Walter Morgan 2/4 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born in Blandford and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester. William Died at Dalhousie on the 26th September 1916. He is buried in Dalhousie Military Cemetery. He left a widow, Elizabeth Morgan.

V F MULLETT

G D MUNCKTON

1024 Pte George Douglas Munckton 1/1 Dorset Yeomanry. George was born in Wimborne and resided in Bournemouth. He enlisted for the Great War at Sherborne. George was Killed in Action (Presumed Dead) at Gallipoli on the 21st August 1915 aged 25. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of Sidney and Lucy Mary Munckton, of "Homeleigh," 12, Surrey Rd., Bournemouth.” Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

D J NORTHOVER

8336 Drummer David James Northover 2 Bn Dorset Regiment. David was born and resided in Wimborne. He was a pre war regular soldier having enlisted at Dorchester. The 2nd Battalion were sent to Mesopotamia as part of the Indian Expeditionary Force "D" in November 1914, with David along with them. David Died of Disease in Kut during the siege on the 26th April 1916. He is buried in Kut War Cemetery. His next of kin was his father Richard. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see next entry.

E H NORTHOVER

43347 Pte Ernest Harry Northover 4 Bn Dorset Regiment. Ernest was born and resided in Wimborne. Ernest Died of Disease at Londonderry on the 22nd January 1919 aged 19. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Richard and Annie Northover, of 7, Station Rd., Wimborne”. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the above entry.

W OLD

3/7311 Pte William King Old 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born in Buckland Newton and resided in Wimborne. He was a Special Reservist who had enlisted at Poole in July 1914, previously having been a Builders Labourer. William was Killed in Action on the 6th April 1915. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres to the missing. His next of kin was his mother Ellen.

S E ORCHARD

6614 CQMS Stephen Edward Orchard 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Stephen was born in Lytchett. He was a pre war regular soldier, having enlisted at Dorchester. Stephen was Killed in Action at Gallipoli on the 21st August 1915 aged 36. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of Barton George and Mary Orchard, of Furze Hill, Wimborne; husband of Agnes Jane Orchard, of 15, The Grove, Dorchester”.

A OSMAN

8690 Cpl Arthur Wilfred Osman 1 Bn Somerset Light Infantry. Arthur was born in Thorncombe and resided in Dorchester. He was a pre war regular soldier, having enlisted at Taunton. Arthur was Killed in Action on the 9th November 1914. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial. His next of kin was his father Sidney.

J S OSMAN

M/23218 Sgt Maj James Samuel Osman (Mentioned in Despatches) Army Service Corps. James resided at 17 Leigh Road, Wimborne. He was a pre war regular soldier having enlisted at Dorchester in August 1899, having previously been a Gas Fitter. He had been discharged from the army in August 1918 due to a deterioration of his mental health (possibly from shell shock/PTSD). He had since been admitted to the Dorset County Asylum. James committed suicide at the Asylum using a towel and his bedpost on the 6th June 1919 aged 38. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Husband of Agnes Annie Osman, of 17, Leigh Rd., Wimborne”.

H J PAGE

F PEARCE

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 Sturminster Marshall War Memorial.

A PITCHER

176295 Gnr Arthur Edward Pitcher D Battery 156 Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Arthur resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. Arthur was Killed in Action on the 28th October 1917 aged 19. He is buried in The Huts Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of John and Mary Pitcher”.

H PITFIELD

F/49442 1AM Henry Pitfield HMS President Royal Naval Air Service. Henry was born on the 4th February 1899 at Dorchester. He enlisted for the Great War in February 1918, having previously been a Fitter. Henry Died of a Brain Lesion less than a month later on the 1st March 1918 aged 19. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Henry and Kate Pitfield, of 31, St. Catherine's, Wimborne”.

F PLOMER

1238 L/Cpl Walter Frank Plomer 1/4 Bn Dorset Regiment. Walter was born and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. Walter Died on the 8th March 1915 aged 24 in India. He is buried in Mhow New Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Walter and Sarah Ann Plomer, of Wimborne, Dorset”.

W H POORE

T/2206 A/Sgt Walter Harry Poore Military Provost Staff Corps Formerly 2901 Royal West Kent Regiment. Walter was born in Colehill. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. Walter Died on the 6th June 1919 aged 30. He is buried in Holt (St. James The Great) Churchyard. The CWGC lists “Son of Thomas and Prudence Poore. Born at Colehill, Wimborne”. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

W J PORTNALL

17742 Pte William John Portnall 6 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born at Pamphill. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. William was Killed in Action on the 27th August 1917 aged 20. He is buried in Sunken Road Cemetery, Fampoux. The CWGC lists “Son of William and Emma Jane Portnall, of The Firs, Cowgrove, Wimborne, Dorset”.

C H POTTLE

8954 Pte Charles Henry Pottle 2 Bn Dorset Regiment. Charles was born and resided in Wimborne. He was a pre war regular soldier, having enlisted at Dorchester in June 1910. He had previously been a Gardener and served with the 3rd Dorsets Special Reserve. In March 1911 he was confined to barracks for 5 days after being absent from parade. In July of the same year he was given 5 more days for drinking on the line of march without an order. In January 1912 he was absent from a 3rd class drill parade and confined to barracks for a further 3 days. Then in May 1912 he shaved his upper lip without permission earning himself 3 more days confined to camp. This wasn’t the end to his confinements, and in October 1912 he was given 5 more days after being absent from drawing rations. The 2nd Battalion were sent to Mesopotamia as part of the Indian Expeditionary Force "D" in November 1914, with Charles along with them. 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 of Enteritis on the 27th July 1916 aged 25. He is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery (having originally been buried at the Baghtche Hospital Cemetery). The CWGC lists “Son of Robert and Eliza Pottle, of 331, King St., Hammersmith, London”.

M RANDALL

3/7667 Pte Montague Edgar Randall (Military Medal) 2/4 Bn Dorset Regiment. Montague was born in Wimborne and resided at 7 Priors Walk, Wimborne. In May 1908 he had married Mabel King in Christchurch. He was a Special Reservist having enlisted at Dorchester in August 1914. He had previously served 8 years in the Dorset National Reserve and was a Vanman. He was wounded by shrapnel in the head in May 1916 but re-joined the 1st Dorsets by October. In January 1917 he was wounded by a shell in the right leg, and sent back to hospital in the UK. Montague was Killed in Action whilst acting as a stretcher bearer on the 11th April 1918. He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Husband of Mabel Randall, of 42, Ripon Rd., Bournemouth”. His personal effects were returned to his widow and included: Note book, photographs, Identity Disc, purse, coins, ring and a devotional book.

A J REYLAND

19557 Pte Arthur John Reyland 6 Bn Dorset Regiment, Formerly 1766 Dorset Yeomanry. Arthur was born in Sherborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. Arthur was Killed in Action on the 14th August 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

W H ROSS

M/288149 Pte Wilfred Henry Ross Royal Army Service Corps MT. Wilfred was born in Bombay, India and resided at Poole Road, Wimborne. Wilfred Died at Connaught Hospital, Aldershot on the 11th February 1920 aged 21. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Frederick George and Priscilla Ross, of "Essendine," Poole Rd., Wimborne”.

E R ROSSITER

203045 Sgt Ernest Robert Rossiter 2 Bn Wiltshire Regiment Formerly 2041 4 Bn Dorset Regiment. Ernest was born in Euston and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. Ernest Died of Wounds on the 4th August 1917 aged 37. He is buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Husband of Daisy Ethel Louise Rossiter, of "Laurels," Corfe Mullen, Wimborne”.

C F SAMWAYS

J/24972 AB Christopher Frank Samways HMS Broke. Christopher was born on the 8th September 1896 in Weymouth. He was a pre war Sailor in the Royal Navy, having enlisted as a Boy in May 1913. Christopher was Killed in Action on the 21st April 1917 aged 21 when HMS Broke along with HMS Swift took part in the second Battle of Dover Straight, HMS Broke being badly damaged in the action. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Eli Thomas and Eliza Samways, of 2, Fern Cottage, Colehill, Wimborne”. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the next entry. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

E G SAMWAYS

3/7744 Pte Edward George Samways 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. Edward was born in Dorchester and resided at Colehill. He was a Special Reservist having enlisted at Dorchester in August 1914. He had previously served in the Dorset National Reserve. In January 1915 he married Lily at the registry office in Weymouth. Edward was Killed in Action on the 1st June 1915. He is buried in Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Husband of Lily Samways, of 44, Cromwell Rd., Southampton”. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the above entry. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

W SEEVIOUR

89634 Gnr William Seviour 50 Reserve Battery Royal Field Artillery. William was born near Westbury. In July 1903 he had married Sophia Squire and they had one child. He enlisted for the Great War in August 1914 at Dorchester. He had previously served in the Royal Horse Artillery for 12 years (Including the Boer War) and the National Reserve. He was discharged from the army in January 1916 as permanently unfit. William Died on the 10th April 1916 aged 43. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. The CWGC lists " Husband of Sophia Seviour, of 34, East Borough, Wimborne”.

C SELBY

15857 Pte Charles William Selby 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. Charles was born in Sturminster Newton. He enlisted for the Great War in Sturminster Newton too. Charles was Killed in Action two days after his brother on the 14th April 1917. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing on the Somme. His next of kin was his mother, Christiana. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the next entry. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

F J SELBY

15796 Pte Frederick James Selby 6 Bn Dorset Regiment. Frederick was born in Sturminster Newton. He enlisted for the Great War in Sturminster Newton too. Frederick was Killed in Action two days before his brother on the 12th April 1917 aged 22. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of James and Christian A. Selby, of 3, Dog Dean, Wimbome, Dorset”. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the above entry. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

U SELWAY

227897 PO Upton Selway HMS Neptune. Upton was born on the 3rd May 1887 in Edinburgh. He was a pre war Sailor in the Royal Navy having enlisted as a Boy in July 1907. Upton Died of Influenza and Pneumonia on the 30th November 1918 aged 31. He is buried in Queensferry Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of George and Elizabeth Selway, of Crescent Rd., Wimborne, Dorset”.

F W SHEPHERD

17705 Pte Frederick William Shepherd 6 Bn Dorset Regiment. Frederick was born in Lyme Regis and resided in Longham. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. Frederick was Killed in Action on the 11th May 1917 aged 28. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. The CWGC lists “Husband of Cicely M. Shephard, of The Laurels, Canford Bottom, Wimborne, Dorset”. Also remembered on Ferndown War Memorial.

W SHERGOLD

78969 Pte William Shergold (Military Medal) A Company 9 Bn Tank Corps Formerly 231380 Army Service Corps. William was born in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Bournemouth. William was Killed in Action on the 24th October 1918 aged 24. He is buried in St. Benin Communal Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Frank and Mary Shergold, of 16, Grove Rd., Wimborne, Dorset”.

W SLADE

351 Sgt William John Slade 1/4 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born in Wimborne. He was a pre war Territorial soldier and Cook Sgt having enlisted in Wimborne. William Died at Colaba, India aged 49 on the 23rd April 1916. He was buried in Bombay (Sewri) Cemetery, but later exhumed in 1962 to Kirkee War Cemetery. He is now commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of George and Johanna Slade; husband of Annie Slade, of Wimborne, Dorset”.

W A SMALL

201647 Pte William Arthur Small 1/4 Bn Dorset Regiment. William enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. William was Killed in Action on the 28th September 1917 aged 22. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of Charles and Harriet Ella Small, of 15, West St., Wimborne, Dorset”.

A SMITH

A F SMITH

268614 Dvr Arthur Frank Smith 1/1 Berkshire Battery Royal Horse Artillery Formerly T2/017420 Army Service Corps. Arthur was born in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. Arthur Died on the 20th October 1918. He is buried in Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery. His next of kin was his father George. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

E C SMITH

864 L/Cpl Edwin Churchill Smith 1/1 Dorset Yeomanry. Edwin was born in Wimborne and resided at Wilkesworth, Wimborne. He was a pre war territorial, having enlisted at Sherborne. Edwin Died on the 1st October 1915 aged 29. He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery. The CWGC list “Son of the late Thomas and Sarah Lower Smith”. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

F J SMITH

M2/149066 Pte Frederick Joseph Smith 689 MT Company Royal Army Service Corps. Frederick Died on the 4th January 1919 aged 29. He is buried in Skopje British Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Albert and Alice Darnley Smith, of 6, Ethelbert Terrace, Wimborne, Dorset”.

G SMITH

18925 Pte George Smith 6 Bn Dorset Regiment. George was born and resided in Holt. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. George was Killed in Action on the 16th May 1917 aged 19. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of Andrew and Mary A. Smith, of Holt, Wimborne, Dorset”.

E C SNELL

26933 Pte Edwin Charles Snell 15 Bn Royal Warwick Regiment. Edwin was born in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. Edwin was Killed in Action on the 26th October 1917 aged 24. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. The CWGC lists “Husband of Dorothy Bessie Mary Horlock (formerly Snell), of 51, West Boro', Wimbourne, Dorset”. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the next entry.

W G SNELL

19392 Pte William George Snell 5 Bn Dorset Regiment Formerly 25878 Somerset Light Infantry. William was born in Wimborne and resided in Frome. He enlisted for the Great War in Midsomer Norton. William was Killed in Action on the 4th October 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. His brother also appears on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the above entry.

W SQUIBB

45077 L/Cpl William Arthur Squibb 12 Bn Machine Gun Corps, Formerly 12907 Dorset Regiment. William was born in Holt and resided at Little Lodge, Holt. He enlisted for the Great War in February 1915 at Wimborne and had previously been a Bricklayer. William qualified as a 1st class machine gunner in August 1915. He went to Gallipoli attached to the 7th Royal Munster Fusiliers along with many other men of the 3rd Dorsets. He ceased to be attached to the Royal Munster Fusiliers in February 1916, and in July 1916 transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. William was Killed in Action on the 27th March 1918. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial. He left a widow Laura, and a young daughter Ada. Also commemorated on the Hinton Martell War Memorial.

R SPARKES

H STOCKLEY

65880 Pte Harry Stockley 13 Bn London Regiment Formerly T/4070924 Army Service Corps. Harry was born in Wareham and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. Harry was Killed in Action on the 4th October 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

S STOKES

T S STONE

H G SUMPTION

2 Lieut Henry George Sumption Hampshire Carabiniers Attd 15 Bn Hampshire Regiment, Formerly 1002 and 230348 Pte 1/1 Dorset Yeomanry. Henry was born on the 23rd August 1893 at 23 West Cliff Grove, Bournemouth. He resided with his family at The Square, Wimborne, where his father ran a confectioners. Henry was a Watch Maker and Jeweller by trade. He enlisted into the Dorset Yeomanry, (with whom his brother Samuel was already serving) at Sherborne on the 10th September 1914. He was wounded at Gallipoli on the 21st / 22nd August 1915, the same time as Samuel, who unfortunately succumbed to these wounds. Henry was again wounded at the Charge of Agagia 26th February 1916 with a severe gun shot wound to the left shoulder. Not long after this, he became dangerously ill with Pneumonia. After recovering he commissioned into the Hampshire Yeomanry on the 25th April 1917. (The Hamphire Yeomanry amalgamated with the Hampshire Regiment in September 1917 to become 15th Bn Hampshire Regiment). He Died of Wounds on the 15th October 1918 at No. 10 Casualty Clearing Station after being wounded the previous day. He was 25 years old. The Battalion suffered 4 other officers wounded on the same day. He is now buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Fred and Jane Sumption, of Waterloo Cottage, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset". His brother Samuel is also commemorated on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the next entry. Also commemorated on Corfe Mullen War Memorial.

S SUMPTION

299 Cpl Samuel Sumption C Squadron 1/1 Dorset Yeomanry. Samuel was a pre war territorial soldier serving with the Dorset Yeomanry. He was also the Scout Master of the Wimborne Boy Scouts. He was born in Boscombe and enlisted in Wimborne. Samuel Died of Wounds received at Gallipoli on board the Hospital Ship Arcadian aged 28. He is now commemoration on the Helles Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of Fred and the late Jane Sumption; husband of Mabel Alice Keeler Sumption, of 343, Marlboro Road, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. Was Scout Master of the Wimborne Boy Scouts (Wimborne, Dorset, England) and organized the first troop of Boy Scouts in Egypt (at Cairo) for which he received commendation from Sir Robert Baden-Powell". As well as leaving a widow, Samuel also left one child. His parents are both buried in Corfe Mullen Cemetery, Jane in 1922 and Fred in 1932. His brother Henry is also on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the above entry. Also commemorated on Corfe Mullen War Memorial.

H TEE

L/8715 Pte Harry Tee 1 Bn Royal West Surrey Regiment. Harry was born in Battersea and resided in Parkstone. He was a pre war regular soldier having enlisted at Guildford in November 1905. He had formerly been a Carriage Cleaner and was discharged to the army reserve in January 1913. He was recalled when war broke out in August 1914. During this period of civilian life, he married Alice Harriet Blake in July 1913 at Tooting. Harry Died of Wounds at Netley Hospital on the 9th November 1914 aged 27. He is buried in Netley Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of William Tee, of 3, Ethelbert Rd., Wimborne, Dorset; husband of Alice Harriet Tee, of 9, Hermitage Park, Ringwood Rd., Parkstone, Dorset”.

W G TOREVELL

17551 Pte William George Torevell 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born in Pamphill. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. William was Killed in Action on the 26th 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 Henry and Mary Ann Torevell, of 581, Tadden, Wimborne, Dorset”.

C TRICKETT

K.14239 Sto 1 Cl Charles Trickett HM Submarine L55. Charles was born on the 25th June 1892 in Winton. He was a pre war Sailor in the Royal Navy having enlisted in March 1912. Charles was Killed in Action on the 9th June 1919 aged 26 when HM Submarine L55 was sunk by Bolshevik ships during allied intervention in the Russian Civil War. He is buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery. The bodies of the crew were recovered in 1928 and buried in a mass grave at Haslar. The CWGC lists “Son of Fred and Rosina Trickett, of 32, Woking Rd., Upper Parkstone, Dorset”. Also commemorated on Verwood War Memorial.

G P TRICKETT

241973 Pte Godfrey Cecil Trickett (Born – Nicklen) 13 Bn Gloucester Regiment. Godfrey was born at Colehill and resided at Dogdean Farm, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. Godfrey was Killed in Action on the 22nd March 1918. He is buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

A W UPSHALL

287107 Pte Arthur William Upshall Labour Corps Formerly 18145 Dorset Regiment. Arthur was born at Millborne Port and resided at 5 Walford Bridge, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War at Holton. Arthur Died at Western Heights Hospital in Dover on the 1st November 1918 aged 34. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. He left a widow, Ellen.

G G F WAKEFORD

H C WAREHAM

18837 Pte Hubert Holroyd Charles Wareham 2 Bn Coldstream Guards. Hubert was born on the 28th November 1897 in Wimborne. He also enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. Hubert was Killed in Action on the 31st July 1917 aged 19. He is now buried in Artillery Wood Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Charles and Annie Wareham, of 3, East Brook, Wimborne, Dorset". Also commemorated on Hinton Martell War Memorial.

W G WAY

16893 Pte William George Way 3 Bn Coldstream Guards. William was born in Colehill. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. William Died of Wounds at No.4 Casualty Clearing Station on the 29th July 1917 aged 21. He is buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of T. and S. E. Way, of Bells Cottages, Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset”. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

W W WEBB

241971 Pte Walter Webb 2/5 Bn Gloucester Regiment. Walter was born in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. Walter was Killed in Action on the 24th April 1918 aged 34. He is buried in St. Venant-Robecq Road British Cemetery, Robecq. The CWGC lists “Son of Alfred John and Annie Webb, of Winborne, Dorset; husband of Gertrude A. D. Webb, of Upton Long Sutton, Langport, Somerset”.

P G WELSMAN

77253 2AM Percival George Welsman “T” Aeroplane Acceptance Park Royal Air Force Formerly TR8/16887 37 Training Reserve Bn and Royal Flying Corps. Percival was born in Sherborne in 1890. He enlisted for the Great War in February 1917. On the formation of the RAF in April 1918, Percival transferred across from the RFC. He had married Sybil at Wimborne in February 1916. Percival was Killed in a flying accident at Coventry on the 24th September 1918. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

W WESLEY

8279 Pte Walter Wesley (Mentioned in Despatches) 2 Bn Dorset Regiment. Walter was born in Walthamstow and resided in Wimborne. He was a pre war regular soldier having enlisted at Dorchester. The 2nd Battalion were sent to Mesopotamia as part of the Indian Expeditionary Force "D" in November 1914, with Walter along with them. 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 23rd June 1916 aged 29. He was buried in the Mosul Prisoner-of-War Cemetery but is commemorated on the Basra Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of Mrs. C. F. Wesley; husband of Elizabeth Ann Wesley, of "Fairfield", St. Catherines, Wimborne, Dorset”.

E G WHIFFEN

75415 Gnr Edwin George Whiffen 12 Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Edwin was born in Wimborne and resided at 60 Leigh Road, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War at Dorchester in April 1916. Edwin Died of Shock from Wounds at No.57 Casualty Clearing Station on the 7th September 1918 aged 24. He is buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension. The CWGC lists “Son of George Whiffen, of 60, Leigh Rd., Wimborne, Dorset”.

E C WHITE

334537 Gnr Edward Charles White 353 Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Edward was born in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne too. Edward Died of Wounds at the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station on the 18th October 1917. He is buried in Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul. His next of kin was his father Joseph White. His brother is also commemorated on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the next entry.

F WHITE

204091 Pte Frederick George White 2/5 Bn Gloucester Regiment. Frederick was born in Wimborne and resided at 35 East Borough, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester. Frederick Died of Wounds on the 4th December 1917. He is buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery. His next of kin were his parents Joseph and Betsy White. His brother is also commemorated on the Wimborne War Memorial, see the above entry.

W WHITE

12664 Sgt William James White 7 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born at Sixpenny Handley and resided at 2 Hope Cottages, West Row, Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War at Weymouth in December 1914. He had previously served 20 years in the Dorset Regiment, including service in the Boer War where he received a gunshot wound to the left shoulder. In April 1905 he had married Beatrice Maude Barrow in Dorchester and they had 5 children together. He was discharged from the army as no longer physically fit in June 1916. William Died on the 13th April 1919 aged 50. He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery. At the time of his death he resided at 194 Blandford Road, Hamworthy.

G WILLIS

G/1351 Pte George Leonard Willis 3 Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers Formerly 16283 Dorset Regiment. George was born in Wimborne and resided at Furzehill. He enlisted for the Great War under the Derby Scheme in December 1915 and was called up in January 1916. He had previously been a Cowman. He was discharged from the army in May 1918 as no longer physically fit. George Died on the 18th July 1919 aged 22. He is buried in Hinton Parva (St. Kenelm) Churchyard. The CWGC lists “Son of Joseph and Amelia Willis, of Woodleaze Cottage, Wimborne”. Also remembered on Colehill War Memorial.

B WREN

G/40370 Pte Benjamin Wren 16 Bn Middlesex Regiment Formerly G/12224 Royal Sussex Regiment. Benjamin was born at Ryde, Isle of Wight and resided at Wispers, Stedham. He enlisted for the Great War at Midhurst. Benjamin was Killed in Action on the 27th October 1916 aged 29. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing on the Somme. The CWGC lists “Son of Mary Elizabeth Wren, of 6, New Borough, Wimborne, Dorset, and the late John Wren; husband of Elizabeth Maria Wren, of 64, Woolley St., Bradford-on-Avon, Wilts”.

E H TARGETT

P/5504 A/L/Cpl Ernest Henry Targett Military Mounted Police Formerly 5687 Hampshire Regiment. Ernest was born in Ringwood and resided at 33 Mawbey Street, South Lambeth. He was a pre war regular soldier having enlisted at Winchester. Ernest Died of Wounds at the 2nd Australian General Hospital, Boulogne on the 12th April 1918 aged 35. He is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of the late Henry and Alice Targett, of Ringwood, Hants; husband of Mrs. F. G. Targett, of South Lambeth Rd., London. Served in the South African campaign”.