Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

TO THE GLORY

OF GOD

AND IN MEMORY OF

23 MEN OF THIS PARISH

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES

IN THE GREAT WAR

1914 – 1918

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1914

F. WEEKS – WILTS REGT

6817 Pte Fred Weeks 1 Bn Wiltshire Regiment. Fred was born and resided in Sixpenny Handley. He was a pre-war regular soldier, who had enlisted on the 8th March 1904 in Salisbury. Fred Died of Wounds at Bethencourt on the 27th August 1914. He is buried in Bethencourt Communal Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Mrs E. Weeks, of Handley, Salisbury”.


W. PHILLIPS – WILTS REGT

6740 Pte William George Phillips 1 Bn Wiltshire Regiment. William was born and resided in Sixpenny Handley. He was a pre-war regular soldier, who had enlisted on the 2nd February 1904 in Blandford. Having left the Army prior to 1914, William was recalled to the colours on the outbreak of war. He married Helen Annie Day at Sixpenny Handley on the 17th June 1914. William Died of Wounds at No.6 Clearing Hospital, Bethune on the 24th October 1914, aged 29. He is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Husband of H. A. Clarke, (formerly Phillips), of Diamond Villa, Handley, Salisbury”.


1915

H. CARD – DORSET REGT

12892 Pte Hector Card 3 Bn Dorset Regiment. Hector was born and resided in Sixpenny Handley. He enlisted for the Great War on the 2nd February 1915 in Wimborne. Hector died of Pneumonia in Sidney Hall Hospital, Weymouth on the 22nd February 1915, aged 23. He is buried in Weymouth Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Harry and Ellen Card, of 120, High St., Handley, Salisbury”.


A. NEW – RE

12918 Spr Arthur New 12 Field Company, Royal Engineers, formerly 160 Gnr Royal Garrison Artillery. Arthur was born in Sixpenny Handley and resided at Dean End, Woodcutts. He was a pre-war regular soldier, who had enlisted on the 17th June 1899 in Salisbury. Before joining the regular army, he had also served in the 3rd Dorset Regiment (Militia). He served in the Royal Garrison Artillery before transferring to the Royal Engineers in 1903. He returned to civilian life and was transferred to the army reserve in 1906. On the 3rd December 1907, he married Margaret Ethel Hill, with whom he had four children. When war broke out in August 1914, Arthur was recalled to the colours. He proceeded overseas on the 21st November 1914. Arthur was Killed in Action on the 23rd March 1915. He is buried in Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension.


E. HOBBS – DORSET REGT

10312 Pte Edwin Hobbs 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Edwin was born in East Meon and resided in Farnham. He enlisted for the Great War on the 31st August 1914 in Blandford. Edwin died of Pneumonia at Minchington on the 30th April 1915, aged 19. He is buried in Handley (St Mary) Churchyard. The CWGC lists “Son of Henry and Emma Hobbs, of Minchington, Farnham, Blandford”.


S. HASLUCK – Lt 14 SIKHS

2nd Lieutenant Sidney Vandyke Hasluck Indian Army Reserve of Officers Attached to 14th Sikhs. Sidney was born on the 11th November 1888 in Handsworth. He was educated at Marlborough College and was a member of the Cadet Corps. He went on to serve for three years in the Dorset Yeomanry. In 1909 he moved to Ceylon to become a tea and rubber planter, also joining the Ceylon Planters Rifles. When war broke out in 1914, he moved to Egypt with his unit, but obtained a commission into the Indian Army in January 1915. Sidney was initially attached to the 89th Punjabis and saw action with them at Kantara. He was then transferred to the 14th Sikhs and sent to Gallipoli. It was here Sidney was Killed in Action on the 4th June 1915, aged 26. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of the Rev. Ernest E. Hasluck and Mrs. Hasluck of Warren House, Caversham, Reading, formerly of Handley Vicarage, Salisbury”. His Commanding Officer wrote the following to his parents: “During the time your son was with us, both in Egypt and in the Dardenelles, he worked hard, both at Hindustaniand at his military duties. During the fight at Kantara, he showed himself cool under fire. Again in the Dardenelles,When Capt. Scruby was wounded, he and Lieut. Masters carried on under a heavy fire, while the double company dug itself in, and he gave a good example to everyone near him.” It was for this he received a ‘mention in despatches’. Capt Scruby also wrote to the parents. “We were together in a trench for 3 days, and at the time I got hit we had gone on to take up a new position in front of the old line. He was left in charge all day; we had fairly heavy casualties and I feel sure if it had not been for his influence our company would not have held the new line. Your son made the men dig a hole for me and looked after me until we were relieved that night.


1916

J. WATERS – DORSET YEO

459 L/Sgt Jack Fitzroy Waters C Sqn, 1/1 Dorset Yeomanry. Jack was born in February 1893 at Charlton and resided in Sixpenny Handley. He was educated at Cleveland House, Weymouth and Marling School, Stroud. He was a pre-war territorial soldier, having enlisted in 1910 at Okeford Fitzpaine. He served with the regiment at Gallipoli and received a back injury at Suvla Bay in August 1915. Jack was Killed in Action at the Charge at Agagia, on the 26th February 1916, aged 26. It was one of the last great cavalry charges made by the British Army. Jack is also remembered on our Agagia Roll of Honour. An officer of the regiment wrote to his wife: “He died at once, so I am thankful to say did not suffer at all. I can’t tell you what a loss he will be to me in the squadron, as he ran his troop so exceedingly well, and one could always rely on him to carry orders out.” His squadron commander wrote of him in the Stroud Magazine “He was one of my best and most promising non-commissioned officers“.


F. CARD – DORSET REGT

3/7907 Pte Fred Card 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. Fred was born and resided in Sixpenny Handley. He enlisted for the Great War in August 1914 at Blandford and had previously served in the 1st Volunteer Bn Wiltshire Regiment. In January 1911 he married Mabel Flora Score and they had three children together. Fred Died of Wounds on the 20th June 1916, aged 35. He is buried in Authuile Military Cemetery, Authuile. The CWGC lists “Son of Frank Card, of Salisbury; husband of Mabel Card, of Handley, Salisbury”.


M. MESSER – WILTS REGT

9153 Cpl Maurice George Messer A Company, 1 Bn Wiltshire Regiment. Maurice was born in Sixpenny Handley and resided in Salisbury. He was a pre-war regular soldier, having enlisted in Tidworth. Maurice Died of Wounds at No.77 Field Ambulance on the 26th July 1916, aged 24. He is buried in Louvencourt Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of George and Sarah Messer, of Handley, Dorsetshire”.


L. THORNE – DORSET REGT

9910 Pte Lionel Thorne 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Lionel was born in Handley and resided in Woodgates. He enlisted for the Great War on the 11th August 1914 in Blandford. He served with the battalion at Gallipoli and then on the Western Front. On the 17th September 1916, he was wounded in the thigh by shellfire. Presumably this wasn’t serious, as he re-joined the battalion from the field ambulance on the 23rd September. Lionel was reported wounded and missing (Killed in Action) on the 26th September 1916. His remains were recovered in 1919 and are now buried in Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt. His next of kin was listed as his mother, Eliza Thorne of Bakers Farm, Woodcutts.


T. LATTA – DORSET REGT

10522 L/Cpl Thomas Latta 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Thomas was born in Sixpenny Handley. He enlisted for the Great War in Blandford. Thomas Died of Wounds at No.22 General Hospital, Camiers on the 7th October 1916, aged 32. He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Husband of A. L. Latta, of 91, Dean Woodcutts, Salisbury, Wilts”.

1917

H. HARRISON – DORSET REGT

16294 Pte Henry Edward Harrison 2 Bn Dorset Regiment. Henry was born in Stepney, Essex and resided in Woodcutts. He enlisted for the Great War in Blandford. Henry was Killed in Action on the 25th March 1917, aged 20. He is commemorated on the Basra Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of Mrs. Annie Harrison”.


W. ROSE – WILTS REGT

26748 Pte William Rose 2 Bn Wiltshire Regiment, formerly 18755 Pte Dorset Regiment. William was born in Fordingbridge and resided in Woodcutts. He enlisted for the Great War in Blandford. William was Killed in Action on the 2nd April 1917. He is buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux. He left a widow, Edith and three children. His brother also appears on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial, see S ROSE.


M. JESSE – WILTS REGT

22255 Pte Maurice Jesse 2 Bn Wiltshire Regiment. Maurice was born in Sixpenny Handley and resided in Salisbury. He enlisted for the Great War in Devizes. Maurice was Killed in Action on the 9th April 1917, aged 18. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Arras Memorial. The CWGC lists “Eldest son of Arthur and Edith Jesse, of Handley, Salisbury”.


S. ROSE – DORSET REGT

9900 Pte Samson Rose 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Samson was born in Sixpenny Handley and resided in Woodgates. He enlisted for the Great War on the 11th August 1914 in Blandford. Before enlisting, he had been imprisoned for drunkeness. Samson served with his battalion at Gallipoli, where he was wounded by a gunshot to the arm on the 18th August 1915. He then proceeded to the Western Front to join the 1st Battalion, where he was again wounded, receiving a shell wound to the right foot on the 8th May 1916. Samson rejoined the 5th Battalion, but was sadly wounded again. He Died of these Wounds on the 1st May 1917. He is buried in Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny. His brother also appears on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial, see W ROSE.


T. NEW – DORSET REGT

17738 Pte Tom New 2 Bn Dorset Regiment. Tom was born and resided in Sixpenny Handley. He enlisted for the Great War in Blandford. Tom died as a priosner of war in Turkey on the 1st July 1917, aged 33. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of Esaue and Anne New; husband of Ethel New, of Handley, Salisbury”.


D. LUCAS – 2nd CANADIAN REGT

675118 Pte Douglas Lucas 2 Bn Canadian Infantry. Douglas was born on the 18th June 1885 in Sixpenny Handley and resided in Ingersoll, Canada. He enlisted for the Great War on the 10th January 1916 at Ingersoll. On the 8th May 1917, he was admitted to No.22 General Hospital, Camiers with a slight gunshot wound to the left hand and enteric fever. He was evacuated to the Scottish National Red Cross Hospital, Glasgow and became seriously ill. Douglas died from a perforation of the ileum at Bellahouston Hospital, Glasgow on the 4th June 1917 aged 34. He was buried on the 7th June 1917 in Handley (St Mary) Churchyard. The CWGC lists “Son of Mrs. Maria Lucas”.


J. CHALDECOTT

230055 Pte Joseph Arthur Chaldecott 1/1 Dorset Yeomanry. Joseph was born in East Orchard. He enlisted for the Great War in Maiden Newton. Joseph was Killed in Action on the 13th November 1917, aged 23. He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Arthur and Selina Chaldecott, of Handley, Salisbury”. His brother also appears on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial, see W CHALDECOTT.


H. LUCAS – LABOUR CORPS

116170 Pte Henry William Lucas 194 Labour Company, Labour Corps, formerly 17448 Pte Devon Regiment. Henry was born and resided in Sixpenny Handley. He enlisted for the Great War in Andover. Henry had originally joined the Grenadier Guards (21342), but was discharged after 19 days on the 16th January 1915 as “not being likely to become an efficient soldier”. Henry Died of Wounds at the Military Hospital, Nottingham on the 15th November 1917, aged 30. He is buried in Handley (St Mary) Churchyard. The CWGC lists “Son of William and Matilda Lucas, of Handley, Salisbury”.


1918

J. HALL – DORSET REGT

12893 L/Cpl John Hall 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. John was born in Sixpenny Handley and resided at Dean End, Woodcutts. He enlisted for the Great War on the 2nd February 1915 in Wimborne. John married Emily Harris in Sixpenny Handley on the 7th October 1905, and they had two sons together. John spent a period of time attached to the 7th Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers for service at Gallipoli. John was wounded by a gas shell on the 13th April 1918. he died of these wounds at No.6 General Hospital, Rouen on the 21st April 1918. He is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.


E. WHITE – WILTS REGT

8517 Pte Ernest White 2 Bn Wiltshire Regiment. Ernest was born in Sixpenny Handley and resided in Blandford. He was a pre-war regular soldier who enlisted in Devizes. He married Winifred Mary Goddard at Child Okeford on the 22nd December 1916. Ernest was Killed in Action (Missing) on the 1st June 1918, aged 25. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of Frederick James and Annie White, of Sixpenny, Handley, Dorset; husband of Winifred Mary White, of Ham House, Childe Okeford, Dorset”.


W. CHALDECOTT – KOYLI

72314 Pte William Thomas Chaldecott 462 Protection Company, Royal Defence Corps, formerly 23223 Pte King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and 21488 Pte 12th Reserve Regiment of Cavalry. William was born in East Orchard. He enlisted for the Great War in Gillingham. William died at sea when the troopship he was on, RMS Leinster was torpedoed and sunk on the 10th October 1918, aged 26. He is now commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton. The CWGC lists “Son of Arthur and Selina Chaldecott, of Handley, Salisbury”. His brother also appears on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial, see J CHALDECOTT.


G. SCOTT – DORSET REGT

41002 Pte Henry George Scott 6 Bn Dorset Regiment. Henry was born in Gussage St Michael and resided in Wimborne. He enlisted for the Great War in Poole. Henry was Killed in Action on the 11th October 1918. He is buried in Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay. The CWGC lists “Son of Joseph Scott, of Cheetle, Blandford, Dorset”.


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