Talbot Village War Memorial (Wallisdown)

TO THE GLORY OF GOD

THIS MEMORIAL

WAS ERECTED BY

PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

THOSE WHO GAVE

THEIR LIVES FOR US IN

THE GREAT WAR 1914-19

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ARTHUR ALNER

SS/106703 Sto 1 Cl William Arthur Alner HMS Tipperary. William was born on the 16th December 1889 in Wallisdown. He was a pre war Sailor, having joined the Royal Navy in February 1908. He had previously been a Bricklayer’s Labourer. William was Killed in Action on the 1st June 1916 aged 27 when HMS Tipperary was sunk during the Battle of Jutland. His body was not recovered for burial. William is now commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Alner, of 3, Park Rd., Wallis Down, Bournemouth”.


STANLEY BOOTH


REGINALD BISHOP

58584 Dvr Reginald Harold Bishop 77 Brigade Ammunition Column Royal Field Artillery. Reginald was born in Kinson. He enlisted for the Great War in Bournemouth. Reginald Died at a War Hospital in Bradford of Phthisis on the 14th March 1917 aged 19. He is buried in Talbot Village (St Mark) Churchyard. The CWGC lists “Son of Alice Charlotte Bishop, of 7, Talbot Village, Dorset, and the late Henry Bishop”.


VICTOR BARTLETT

1065 L/Cpl Victor Eli Bartlett C Coy 23 Bn Australian Infantry. Victor was born in Bournemouth. He enlisted for the Great War in March 1915 at Melbourne. Victor Died of multiple gunshot wounds to the thigh, face and back at No.3 Casualty Clearing Station on the 24th August 1916, two days after being wounded, aged 24. He is buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of William Henry and Rose Bartlett, of Priestly Rd., Wallis Down, Dorset, England”. His personal effects were returned to his father and included: Belt, photos, pouch, watch, note book, pipe, buttons, bible, testament, cards, comb, razor, letters, book of poems and a shell nose cap.


ALBERT BURDEN


WILLIAM CAUNDLE

26577 Pte Henry William Caundle 2 Bn Wiltshire Regiment, Formerly 18106 Pte Dorset Regiment. Henry was born in Dewlish and resided in Bournemouth. He also enlisted for the Great War in Bournemouth. Henry was Killed in Action (Presumed Dead) on the 31st July 1917. His remains were recovered after the war in 1921, identified by by a memo and pass form showing his name, rank, number, unit and address: “Invermay”, Park Road, Wallis Down, Bournemouth. He is now buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery. His next of kin was his widow, Dorothy.


WILLIAM CHERRETT

17760 Pte Arthur William Cherrett 2 Bn Dorset Regiment. Arthur was born in Talbot Village and resided in Parkstone. He enlisted for the Great War in Poole. Arthur was Killed in Action in Mesopotamia on the 25th March 1917 aged 34. He is now commemorated on the Basra Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Cherrett, husband of Charlotte Annie Cherrett, of 4, Mentone Cottage, King’s Rd., Upper Parkstone, Dorset”.


DONALD DIFFEY

24003 Pte Donald Diffey 3 Bn Devon Regiment. Donald was born and resided in Wallisdown. He enlisted for the Great War in Poole. Donald Died of Pneumonia on the 15th February 1917 aged 32. He is buried in Talbot Village (St. Mark) Churchyard. The CWGC lists “Son of William and Annie Diffey, of Kinson Rd., Wallis Down; husband of Bessie Diffey, of 3, Evergreen Cottages, Canford Rd., Wallis Down, Bournemouth”.


WILLIAM DIFFEY

J/26448 AB William George Victorian Diffey HMS Raglan. William was born on the 13th July 1897 at Swanage. He was a pre war Sailor in the Royal Navy, having enlisted as a Boy in August 1913. William was Killed in Action on the 20th January 1918 aged 20 when HMS Raglan was sunk at Imbros by two German ships. His body was not recovered for burial. He is now commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of Elizabeth Ann Tuck (formerly Diffey), of Wallis House, High Rd., Wallisdown, Bournemouth, and the late Robert Diffey. Native of Corfe Castle, Dorset”.


BERTIE DREW

9224 Pte Herbert William Drew 1 Bn Hampshire Regiment. Bertie was born in Kinson and resided in Wallisdown. He was a pre war regular soldier, having enlisted at Winchester. Bertie Died of Wounds on the 31st October 1914. He is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord.


WILLIAM ELLIS

18263 Cpl William Henry Ellis 20 Coy Machine Gun Corps, formerly 10760 Devon Regiment. William was born and resided in Laverstoke. He enlisted for the Great War in Exeter. William Died of Wounds on the 2nd November 1917 aged 23. He is buried in Talbot Village (St Mark) Churchyard. The CWGC lists “Son of Jane Ellis, of Laverstoke, Whitchurch, Hants, and the late Leonard Ellis”.


GEORGE FUDGE

J/23633 AB Frederick George Fudge HM Submarine D6. Frederick was born on the 20th February 1896 at Sturminster Newton. He was a pre war sailor in the Royal Navy, having enlisted as a Boy in March 1913. Previous to this, he had worked as a Butchers Boy. Frederick was Killed in Action aged 23 when HM Submarine D6 was sunk off the west coast of Ireland by a German U-Boat on the 24th June 1918. His body was not recovered for burial. He is now commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of Alice Fudge, of 5, Walden’s Terrace, Canford Rd., Wallis Down, Bournemouth”.


PERCY GALTON

39808 Pte Percy Harold Galton 1 Bn Wiltshire Regiment, Formerly 42000 Pte Somerset Light Infantry. Percy was born in Bournemouth and resided in East Howe, Kinson. He enlisted for the Great War in Bournemouth. Percy Died of Wounds on the 18th June 1918. He is buried in Marfaux British Cemetery. He has originally been buried in Montigny Sur Vesle Military Cemetery but was exhumed and moved in 1922. His next of kin was listed as his father, Eli.


FRED GILLETT

2178 Frederick William Oscar Gillett 6 Bn Australian Infantry. Frederick was born in Kinson. He had moved to Australia before the war and resided in Melbourne. Prior to this, he had served with the Territorial Force in Britain. He enlisted for the Great War in April 1915 at Melbourne having previously worked as a Plasterer. On the 20th September 1917 he was Wounded by multiple gunshot wounds in the abdomen and admitted to the 10th Casualty Clearing Station via the 6th Australian Field Ambulance. Fred did not recover and Died of Wounds on the 25th September 1917 aged 29. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Francis and Ellen Gillett, of Canford Rd., Wallis Down, Bournemouth, England”.


GEORGE HARRISON


RICHARD HOLLOWAY

34413 Pte Reginald Richard Holloway 2/4 Bn Ox & Bucks Light Infantry. Reginald was born in Kinson and resided in Talbot Village. He enlisted for the Great War in Poole. Reginald was Killed in Action on the 7th August 1918 aged 19. He is buried in Merville Communal Cemetery Extension. The CWGC lists “Son of George and Martha Holloway, of 4, High Rd., Talbot Village, Bournemouth.”


REGINALD HITCHCOCK

57460 Gnr Reginald Thomas Hitchcock 228 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Reginald was born and resided in Wallisdown. He enlisted for the Great War in Bournemouth. Reginald Died of Wounds on the 23rd October 1917, aged 20. He is buried in Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul. The CWGC lists “Son of Thomas George and Emma Hitchcock, of Cerney House, Kinson Rd., Wallis Down, Bournemouth”.


FRED HABGOOD

306766 Pte Frederick George Habgood 1/7 Bn Hampshire Regiment. Fred died on the 15th November 1918, aged 22. He is buried in Maala Cemetery, Yemen. The CWGC lists “Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Habgood, of “Heath View,” Kinson Rd., Wallis Down, Bournemouth”.


SIDNEY HAWKINS

18511 Pte Sidney George Hawkins 6 Bn Dorset Regiment. Sidney was born in Wallisdown and resided in Kinson. He enlisted for the Great War in Poole. Sidney was Killed in Action on the 16th May 1917 (also listed as 14th May), aged 32. He is buried in Canadian Cemetery No.2, Neuville-St. Vaast. The CWGC lists “Son of George and Emily Hawkins husband of Louisa Nora Hawkins, of 36, Grants Avenue, Springbourne, Bournemouth, Hampshire”. He had originally been listed on the Arras Memorial, but his remains were found later after the war, and identified by his identity discs. His brother also appears on the Talbot Village War Memorial , see next entry.


WILLIAM HAWKINS

59227 Pte William Hawkins 1/6 Bn Essex Regiment, Formerly 4488 Pte Dorset Regiment. William was born in Wallisdown and resided in Ensbury Park. He enlisted for the Great War in Poole. William Died on the 16th November 1918 aged 30. He is buried in Beirut War Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of George and Emily Hawkins, of Wallis Down, Dorset; husband of B. Hawkins, of 20, York Place, Pokesdown. Bournemouth, Hants”. His brother also appears on the Talbot Village War Memorial , see above entry.


ARTHUR CHERRETT

306626 L/Cpl Arthur Reginald Cherrett 1/7 Bn Hampshire Regiment. Arthur died of pneumonia on the 28th November 1919 aged 22. He is buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Mr. and Mrs. Saul Cherrett, of Kinson Rd., East Howe, Kinson, Bournemouth”.


TOM HARRIS

8540 Pte Tom Percival Harris, Wiltshire Regiment Depot. Tom was born in Winterburn near Swindon in 1890. He was a pre-war regular soldier, who enlisted on the 23rd February 1910 for the Royal Berkshire Regiment. His description on enlistment shows he had a crossed swords tattoo on his left upper arm, and a woman’s bust and heart on the right forearm. After only a short period of service, he transferred to the Wiltshire Regiment in June 1910, joining the 1st Battalion. He was discharged from the army due to tuberculosis on the 23rd July 1915. Tom died on the 5th June 1918, aged 28. He is buried in Talbot Village (St. Mark) Churchyard. The CWGC lists “Son of Thomas and Martha Harris, of 5, Almshouses, Talbot Village, Bournemouth. Served in France”.


FREDERICK KELLAWAY

31883 Pte Frederick William James Kellaway 2 Bn Wiltshire Regiment. Frederick was born in Bournemouth and resided in Winton. He enlisted for the Great War in Bournemouth. Frederick was Killed in Action on the 9th April 1917, aged 19. He is buried in Neuville-Vitasse Road Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Mr. F. W. and Mrs. M. G. Kellaway, of 1, Withermoor Rd., Winton, Bournemouth”.


HAROLD LIGHTFOOT

44040 Pte Harold George Lightfoot 2/4 Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment, formerly 46160 Pte Hampshire Regiment. Harold was born in Bournemouth and resided in Winton. He enlisted for the Great War in Salisbury. Harold was Killed in Action on the 12th June 1918, aged 18. He is buried in St. Venant-Robecq Road British Cemetery, Robecq. The CWGC lists “Son of Alfred Ernest Lightfoot, of The Gables, Wallis Down, Bournemouth”.


BERTIE MAYNE

775210 Dvr Bertie Mayne, B Bty, 245 West Riding Bde, Royal Field Artillery. He is also listed as serving as 51960 Dvr, U Bty, Royal Horse Artillery. Bertie was born in Poole and resided on Preistley Road, Wallisdown. He also enlisted for the Great War in Poole. On 2nd January 1918, Bertie married Maggie Faulkes in Woolwich. Bertie was Killed in Action on the 30th August 1918, although there is some confusion as the CWGC list his death as being on the 1st November 1918. He is buried in Maing Communal Cemetery Extension.


WALTER PULLEYBLANK

203279 Pte Walter Edward Pulleyblank 1/4 Bn Hampshire Regiment. Walter was born and resided in Wallisdown. He enlisted for the Great War in Bournemouth. Walter was Killed in Action on the 23rd February 1917, aged 21. He has no known grave, and is now commemorated on the Basra Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of George and Annie Pulleyblank, of 4, Carlton Rd., Wallis Down, Bournemouth”.


FRED POUNDS

3645 Pte Edwin Frederick Pounds 1 Bn Welsh Guards. Edwin (Fred) was born in Christchurch and resided in Bournemouth. He also enlisted for the Great War in Bournemouth. Edwin was Killed in Action on the 1st December 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval. He left a widow, Beatrice and at least two children.


HERBERT PITMAN

Possibly Herbert George Pitman who died in Poole at the end of 1918. Further research is required.


ERNEST RUMSEY

28200 Battery Sergeant Major Ernest Henry Rumsey 125 Bty Royal Field Artillery. Ernest was born in Hyde, Hampshire. He was a pre-war regular soldier, who had enlisted in Sandown, Isle of Wight on the 6th June 1898. Ernest married Leah Emily Legg in Kinson on the 6th January 1904. They had at least one daughter, Ivy. Ernest died of sunstroke on the 31st August 1914, aged 32. He is buried in Pierrefonds-Les-Bains Communal Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Edwin and Harriet Rumsey, of 15, Hyde Churchpath, Winchester, Hants; husband of Leah Emily Rumsey, of Ivy Cottage, Talbot Village, Bournemouth”.


SAM SPICER

31895 Pte Samuel Spicer 2 Bn Wiltshire Regiment. Sam was born in Wallisdown and resided in Bournemouth. He also enlisted for the Great War in Bournemouth. Sam was Killed in Action on the 8th September 1917 aged 19. He is buried in Cabin Hill Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Henry and Fanny Spicer, of 92, Stanfield Rd., Winton, Bournemouth”.


ROBERT SANSAM

12537 Pte Robert Sansam 7 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Robert was born in Dowsby Fen, Lincolnshire and resided in Boston, Lincolnshire. He enlisted for the Great War in Shrewsbury. Robert was Killed in Action on the 14th July 1916, aged 25. 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 and Mary Sansam, of The Wales, Pinchbeck, Lincs; husband of Winifred Annie Sansam, of “Briars,” Kinson Rd., Wallis Down, Bournemouth, Hants”.


WILLIAM STEDMAN


WILLIAM THOMAS


WILLIAM TROKE

K/47289 Stoker 2nd Class Willie Alfred Troke HM Drifter New Dawn (Minesweeper). Willie was born on the 10th November 1899 in Wallisdown. He joined the Royal Navy on the 21st November 1917. Willie was Killed in Action on the 23rd March 1918, aged 18 when the “New Dawn” was sunk by a mine at the entrance to the Needles channel. His body was not recovered for burial. He is now commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of William Troke, of Canford Rd., Wallis Down, Bournemouth”.


ROBERT TIBBLE

3/7950 Pte Robert Willis Tibble 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. Robert was born in Ealing and resided at “Sherfield”, Kingswell Road, Ensbury Park. He was a Special Reservist who had enlisted in Bournemouth. Robert was Killed in Action on the 10th March 1915. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial to the missing in Ypres. He left a widow, Gertrude.


WILLIAM WHITFIELD


ARTHUR WRIGHT

R/200 AB Arthur Wright Howe Bn Royal Naval Division. Arthur was born on the 24th September 1889 in Wareham. He had resided with his parents on Kinson Road, Wallisdown in 1901. Arthur was Killed in Action on the 23rd February 1917, aged 26. He is buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. The CWGC lists “Husband of Lillian Wright, of “Hereitis,” Doves Hill Crescent, Ensbury Mount, Bournemouth”.


HAROLD WILLMOTT

230911 Pte Walter Harold Willmott 1/1st Dorset Yeomanry. Walter was born in 1892 in Dorchester and resided in Bedfont by 1914. He enlisted for the Great War in Sherborne, most likely joining the Dorset Yeomanry due to the fact his father was a Farrier Major with the regiment. On the 29th November 1915, he married Nellie Elliott at St Mary the Virgin, Bedfont. Walter died of enteritis on the 28th October 1918, aged 26. He is buried in Beirut War Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of Walter Charles and Emily Annie Willmott, of Poole Rd., Wallisdown, Bournemouth. Born at Dorchester”.


GEORGE WILLCOX

231674 Leading Seaman George Alfred Willcox HMS Princess Royal. George was born on the 20th September 1888 in Tyneham. George was a pre-war sailor in the Royal Navy, having enlisted on the 20th September 1906, his 18th birthday. When war broke out in 1914, George was serving on HMS Princess Royal, a battlecruiser. On the 17th May 1917, George was discharged due to illness. He later died at the beginning of 1919 in Poole, aged 29. His widowed mother resided on Canford Road, Wallisdown.


SIDNEY YOUNG

43429 Cpl Sydney Gilbert Young 9 Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers, formerly 8390 Pte Royal Irish Rifles. Sidney was born in Bournemouth and resided in Ensbury Park. He enlisted for the Great War in Bournemouth on the 9th July 1915. As a soldier, Sydney ran into trouble on two recorded occasions. The first of these being in April 1917 when he overstayed his draft leave by a day. The following month in Belfast he was severely reprimanded for failing to salute a staff officer in Royal Avenue. He then went on to give a false name and number to the Military Foot Police. On the 9th March 1918, he married Ethel May Harvey in Kinson. Sidney was wounded on the 23rd September 1918 with gunshot wounds to the chest and back. He later died of these wounds at No. 8 Stationary Hospital, Wimereux on the 8th November 1918, aged 27. His wife Ethel had travelled to France to be with him at his death bed. He is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille. The CWGC lists “Son of Sidney Young, of Ensbury Park, Bournemouth; husband of Ethel May Young, of “The Kennels,” West Howe, Kinson, nr. Bournemouth”. His brother also appears on the Talbot Village War Memorial, see next entry.


ALFRED YOUNG

13010 Rfn Alfred Henry Young 10 Bn King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Alfred was born in Bournemouth on the 23rd March 1896 and resided in Ensbury Park. He enlisted for the Great War in Bournemouth on the 8th February 1916, and had requested to join a cavalry regiment. On the 24th July 1916, Alfred was wounded, with gunshot wounds to the legs and face. Alfred was Killed in Action on the 27th July 1917. He is buried in Essex Farm Cemetery. His next of kin was his father, Sidney Young, of “Glenroy”, Columbia Road, Ensbury Park. His brother also appears on the Talbot Village War Memorial, see previous entry.


FREDERICK COLE

301006 Gnr Frederick Arthur Cole 4 Highland Mountain Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Frederick died on the 10th September 1919 aged 33. He is buried in Talbot Village (St. Mark) Churchyard. The CWGC lists “Husband of Florence Amelia Cole, of 2, Carlton Rd., Wallis Down, Bournemouth”.


FRANK YOUNGER


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