Dorset In The Great War 1914 - 1918

Winterborne Kingston

TO THE GLORY OF GOD

AND IN MEMORY OF

(NAMES)

WHO FELL IN THE

GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

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BALLAM, T

R/16360 Cpl Trevor Christopher Ballam D Coy 12 Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps. Trevor was born in Winterborne Kingston and resided in the village too. He enlisted for the Great War in November 1915 at Bournemouth and was previously a Hotel Porter. Trevor was wounded by gas poisoning on the 13th August 1916. He was again admitted to a Casualty Clearing Station with trench foot on the 22nd February 1917. Trevor was Killed in Action on the 16th August 1917. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. His next of kin was listed as his father Edwin, of North Street, Winterborne Kingston.

BERRY, N

242290 Pte Norman George Berry 1/8 Bn Middlesex Regiment. Norman was born in Blandford and resided at 35 Forster Road, Southampton. He also enlisted for the Great War in Southampton. He had originally only been classed as fit for home service only. Norman was wounded on the 9th April 1917 by gun shot wounds to the chest, left leg and left ankle. He Died of these Wounds on the 13th April 1917 at 20 Casualty Clearing Station. He is buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty. His personal effects were returned to his father and consisted of "upper and lower set of false teeth, French-English dictionary, steel mirror in case, pipe, identity disc, bunch of keys, purse, 1 coin, pack of cigarettes, lighter, purse of tobacco, diary, 2 photos, pocket knife".

BESENT, J

17122 Sgt John James Besent 7 Bn Wiltshire Regiment, Formerly 11786 Dorset Regiment. John was born in Bryanston and resided in Blandford. He enlisted for the Great War in Manchester. John was Killed in Action on the 24th April 1917 aged 20. He is now commemorated on the Doiran Memorial in Greece. The CWGC lists "Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Besent, of The Homestead, Winterbourne Kingston, Blandford, Dorset". Also remembered on Blandford War Memorial.

BESENT, W

10429 Pte William Kingsbury Besent 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born at Bryanston and resided at Winterborne Kingston. He enlisted for the Great War in Blandford. William was Killed in Action on the 21st August 1915 at Gallipoli aged 18. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of James K. Besent and Ann Sarah Besent, of Winterbourne, Kingston, Blandford".

HONEYBUN, P

10311 Pte Phillip Honeybun 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Phillip was born in Lytchett Minster and enlisted for the Great War at Blandford in August 1914. Before this he was a Dairyman. He was Killed in Action on the 21st August 1915 at Gallipoli. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.

JEANS, F

8479 Pte Frank Herbert Jeans 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. Frank was born in Lytchett Minster and was a pre war regular soldier who had enlisted in 1908 at Blandford. Before this, he resided in Winterborne Kingston and was an agricultural labourer. In 1908 he was also convicted by civil powers of stealing a bicycle lamp. Frank was Killed in Action (presumed dead) on the 13th October 1914 aged 24. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of George and Kate Jeanes, of Bridmore Farm, Tollard Royal, Salisbury".

KEYNES, A

158 Pte Arthur (Dick) George Keynes 84 (1/1 City of London) Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps. Arthur was born at Chiselborne and enlisted in the Territorial Force in Chelsea. He resided at 11 Vere Street, London and was a Draper by trade. Arthur Died of Malaria on the 4th September 1916 aged 32 at the 30th Stationary Hosptial in Salonika. He is buried in Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of George and Annie Keynes, of Winterbourne Kingston, Blandford, Dorset".

MARSH, E

3/6457 A/Sgt Edwin John Marsh 6 Bn Dorset Regiment. Edwin was born in Winterborne Kingston and Resided in Ashington. He was a Special Reservist, having enlisted in Blandford. Edwin was Killed in Action on the 30th October 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 "Husband of Charlotte Marsh, of High St., Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Dorset".

MARSH, W

29710 Pte William Frank Marsh 2 Bn Hampshire Regiment. William was born in Affpuddle and resided in Milton Abbas. He enlisted for the Great War in Blandford. William was Killed in Action on the 14th October 1916. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing on the Somme.

MILLER, C

353410 Pte Charles Richard Miller 643 Employment Coy Labour Corps, Formerly 2705 Pte Devon Regiment. Charles was born in Winterborne Kingston and resided in Blandford. He enlisted for the Great War in Bristol. Charles Died of Illness on the 18th September 1918 at 4 Section War Hospital, Topsham Barracks, Exeter. He left a widow Laura.

MILLER, F

10351 Pte Frederick Bernard Miller B Coy 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Fred was born and resided in Winterborne Kingston. He enlisted for the Great War in Blandford. Fred was wounded at Gallipoli on the 21st / 22nd August 1915. It was from these wounds that he died on the 28th October 1915 at Netley Military Hospital aged 21. He was buried 3 days later in Winterborne Kingston (St Nicholas) Churchyard. The CWGC lists "Son of James and Eliza Miller, of Sackville St., Winterborne Kingston".

MILLER, P

G/2762 L/Cpl Percival Arthur Miller 11 Bn Middlesex Regiment. Percival was born in Winterborne Kingston and enlisted for the Great War in Kilburn. He Died of Wounds on the 14th May 1917 aged 30. He is buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun. The CWGC lists "Son of Charles and Elizabeth Miller, of Winterbourne, Kingston, Dorset".

NEAL, A

9823 Pte Arthur Edwin Neal 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. Arthur was born and resided in Winterborne Kingston. Arthur enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester. He was Killed in Action on the 8th December 1917. Arthur has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

STEELE, G

12642 Pte Henry George House Steele 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Henry was born in Alton Pancras and resided in Anderson, just outside of Winterborne Kingston. He enlisted for the Great War in December 1914 at Blandford having previously been a shepherd. He then went on and served with the 5th Dorsets in Gallipoli. Henry was Killed in Action (Missing and Wounded, Presumed Dead) on the 26th September 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 Steele".

VINE, C

K/54064 Sto 2 Cl Charles Henry Vine HMS Victory. Charles was born in Dorchester on the 17th June 1888. He joined the Royal Navy on the 27th September 1918 and was previously a Farm Carter. He Died of Disease 5 days before the end of the war on the 6th November 1918. He is now buried in the Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery. His next of kin was listed as Fanny J, West Green, Winterbourne, Kingston, Nr Blandford, Dorset.

WALLEY, B

10325 L/Cpl Herbert William Walley 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Herbert was born at Iwerne Minster and resided in Winterborne Kingston. He enlisted for the Great War in Blandford. Herbert Died of Wounds on the 8th October 1917. He is buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery.

WHITE, A

16317 Pte Archibald White 2 Bn Dorset Regiment. Archibald was born in Winterborne Whitechurch and resided in Winterborne Kingston. He enlisted for the Great War in Wimborne. Archibald was Killed in Action on the 25th March 1917. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Basra Memorial.

WHITE, C

18198 Pte Charles White 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Charles was born in Winterborne Whitechurch and enlisted for the Great War in Blandford. Charles was Killed in Action on the 1st May 1917 aged 37. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Arras Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of Joseph and Ann White, of Whitechurch, Blandford; husband of Lena White, of Hilton, Blandford, Dorset".

WHITE, F

10350 Pte Frederick Charles White 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Frederick was born and resided at Winterborne Kingston. He enlisted for the Great War in Blandford and was formerly an agricultural labourer. Frederick was Killed in Action (Missing, Presumed Dead) on the 21st August 1915 aged 25. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of Mrs. Tom White, of 5, Ash, Stourpaine, Blandford".