IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF
THEIR LIVES FOR
1914 – 1918.
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F A W OLD
673 Pte Francis Andrew William Old 1/1 Dorset Yeomanry. Francis was born in Charlton Marshall and resided in Pimperne. He was a pre war Territorial who had enlisted in Pimperne. Francis was Killed in Action (Presumed Dead) at Gallipoli on the 21st August 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.
A M McKENZIE
A/Capt Arthur Murdo McKenzie (Military Cross) 6 Divisional Signal Coy Royal Engineers, Formerly Royal Marines Divisional Engineers. Arthur was born on the 15th August 1890 and resided at Berkeley House, Pimperne. He enlisted for the Great War into the Royal Marines in September 1914. Arthur Died on the 8th September 1918 aged 28. He is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille. The CWGC lists “Husband of Elsie G. McKenzie, of Berkeley House, Pimperne, Blandford, Dorset”.
W J HUNT
10987 Pte William James Hunt 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born in Okeford Fitzpaine and resided at Orchard Cottage, Pimperne. He enlisted for the Great War in Blandford. William 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 brother also appears on the Pimperne War Memorial, see next entry.
A A HUNT
24359 Pte Arthur Albert Hunt 6 Bn Dorset Regiment. Arthur was born and resided in Pimperne. He enlisted for the Great War in Blandford. Arthur was Killed in Action on the 15th June 1918 aged 20. He is buried in Acheux British Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of George William and Elizabeth Ann Hunt, of Orchard Cottage, Pimperne, Blandford, Dorsetshire”. His brother also appears on the Pimperne War Memorial, see the previous entry.
H J HARDING
4499 Sgt Henry John Harding 10 Hussars. Henry was born in Pimperne and resided in London. He was a pre war regular soldier, having enlisted in Poole. He had previously tried to join the Royal Marines at Bournemouth in 1900 but was discharged the same year as unfit. Henry was Killed in Action on the 11th April 1917. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
E W DANIELS
10002 Pte Ernest William Daniells 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Ernest was born in Pimperne. He enlisted for the Great War in August 1914 at Blandford, having previously been a Carter. He had also previouslt served in the 7th Hampshire Regiment before leaving the UK. He had also previously been rejected for Military Service due to defective teeth. During his short service with the 5th Dorsets, he was sentenced to 7 days confined to barracks for using obscene language, and another 3 days for being dirty on church parade. Whilst at Imbros in July 1915, he was given 10 days Field Punishment No.2 for rendering a bayonet scabbard un-serviceable by neglect. Ernest was Killed in Action (Missing, Presumed Dead) on the 19th August 1915 at Gallipoli aged 23. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of John and Hester Daniells, of West Lodge, Langton, Blandford, Dorset”.
R I RICHARDS
2 Lieut Robert Ingram Richards 1 Bn London Regiment, Formerly 6610 Pte 2 Bn London Regiment and 781539 L/Cpl 29 Bn London Regiment. Robert was born in Warminster and resided in Blandford. He Died of Wounds on the 27th October 1917. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the missing. His next of kin was his father Harry, who resided at Mayfield, Pimperne. Also remembered on Blandford War Memorial.
C R BARNETT
29220 Pte Charles Robert Barnett 1 Bn Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, Formerly 16297 Pte Dorset Regiment. Charles was born in Boscombe. He enlisted for the Great War in Blandford. Charles Died of Wounds on the 6th November 1917 aged 20. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Thomas George and Elizabeth Emma Barnett, of 20, Victoria Rd., Blandford, Dorset”. Also remembered on Blandford War Memorial.
H N T PARMITER
11042 L/Cpl Hugh Norman Trivick Parmiter 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Hugh was born in Bangalore, India whilst his father was serving in the army. He enlisted for the Great War in September 1914. He was discharged from the army as medically unfit on the 17th January 1916 due to wounds received at Gallipoli. Hugh Died on the 6th May 1918 aged 20. He is buried in Pimperne (St. Peter) Churchyard. The CWGC lists “Son of Annie Parmiter, of 28, School Hill, Pimperne, Blandford”.
A H TRIM
200839 (2525) Pte Arthur Henry Trim 1/4 Bn Dorset Regiment. Arthur was born in Briantspuddle and resided at Camp Down, Pimperne. Before the Great War he had been a shepherd on a farm. Arthur Died of Disease whilst on Demobilisation furlough on the 6th April 1919. He is buried in Blandford Cemetery. Also remembered on Tarrant Monkton & Tarrant Launceston War Memorial.
G J EVERETT
7/13994 Pte George James Everett 52 Bn Hampshire Regiment and 281 Infantry Battalion. George enlisted for the Great War in July 1916. He was discharged from the army on 5th December 1917 due to sickness and had not served overseas. George Died on the 8th July 1920 aged 22. He is buried in Pimperne (St. Peter) Churchyard.
E J WOODHOUSE
Lieut Edward John Woodhouse Indian Army Reserve of Officers Attached 38th King George’s Own Central India Horse. Edward died on the 18th December 1917 at Cambrai aged 33. He is buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of George Edward and Alice Margaret Woodhouse. Economic botanist to the Government of Bihar-Orissa and Principal of Sabour Agricultural College”. Also remembered on Blandford War Memorial and Hilton War Memorial.