TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
HONOURABLE MEMORY OF THE
UNDERMENTIONED MEN OF THIS
PARISH WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918
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HARRY HORACE BOYNE
2 Lieut Harry Horace Boyne 4 Bn Suffolk Regiment Attached Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). He resided in Tarrant Keyneston. Harry Died of Wounds on the 21st July 1916 aged 29. He is buried in Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe. The CWGC lists “Son of Fred John and Sarah Boyne, of St. Cuthberga, Wimborne, Dorset. Native of Tarrant, Keynston, Blandford”.
WILFRED FRANK FIANDER
12599 L/Cpl Wilfred Frank Fiander 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Wilfred resided at Knoll Farm, Corfe Mullen and was a Dairyman. He enlisted in December 1914 in Poole. He went with the 5th Battalion Dorset Regiment to Gallipoli in 1915 where he was listed as missing on the 22 August 1915. It was found that actually he wasn’t missing and was then sent back to Hospital in Birmingham so was possibly wounded in this action. He went back to serve with his Battalion on the Western Front where he was again wounded on the 25th October 1917. This was a nasty injury receiving gun shot wounds to the right forearm, buttock, both legs and a severe wound to the abdomen. After 48 days in hospital and some time in the UK, he was sent back to France in February 1918. On the 1st October 1918 Wilfred was Killed in Action aged 21 with just over a month left until the end of the war. He is buried in Sucrerie Cemetery, Epinoy. The CWGC lists “Son of Edward and Annie Phipps Fiander, of Tarrant Keynston, Blandford, Dorset”. Also remembered on Corfe Mullen War Memorial.
D/2992 S/Smith William Kenney 2 Dragoon Guards. William was born in Mile End and resided in Blandford. He was a pre war regular soldier having enlisted in February 1909 at Stratford. He had previously been a member of the Kent Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Force) and a Farrier. William became a Corporal on the 5th August 1914 (the day after Britain entered the war) but reverted back to a Pte at his own request in May 1915. During the retreat from Mons, he was reported Missing on the 1st September 1914. He was letter confirmed as present on the 25th September 1914. He married Edith Bessie Fiander in December 1915, and they resided at The Hollies, Tarrant Keyneston. William was wounded by a shell in the pelvis on the 15th August 1918. It was from this that he Died of Wounds at 20 Casualty Clearing Station on the 18th August 1918 aged 30. He is buried in Vignacourt British Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of John and Margaret Kenney, of Mile End, London; husband of Edith Bessie Kenney, of “The Hollies,” Tarrant Keynston, nr. Blandford, Dorset”. He was described on his employment sheet as “A very intelligent, good soldier. Reliable and hardworking.”
WILLIAM HENRY LOADER
FREDERICK CHARLIE RAYMENT
29748 Pte Frederick Charles Rayment 2 Bn Hampshire Regiment, Formerly 11736 Pte Dorset Regiment. Frederick was born in Woodcuts and enlisted for the Great War in Blandford. He was Killed in Action on the 10th October 1917 aged 27. Frederick has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the missing. The CWGC lists “Son of Mrs. Annie Rayment, of 11, Chapel Rd., Pimperne, Blandford”.
SAMUEL LOUIS RIGGS
7572 Pte Lewis Samuel Riggs 1 Bn Dorset Regiment. Lewis was born in Woolland and resided in Tarrant Hinton. He was a pre war regular soldier, having enlisted in February 1905 at Wimborne. Lewis was Killed in Action on the 15th September 1914 aged 30. He has no known grave and is commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial. The CWGC lists “Son of Levi and Ellen Riggs, of 98, Ashington, Wimborne, Dorset”.
GILBERT JOHN STRANGE
Capt Gilbert John Strange 40 Sqn RAF and Dorset Regiment. Gilbert was born on the 21st February 1899. He resided at Tarrant Keynston. Gilbert went Missing presumed Killed on the 24th September 1918 near Cambrai. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial. Also remembered on Spetisbury War Memorial.
HAROLD ERIC WELLS
17300 Pte Harold Eric Wells 6 Bn Dorset Regiment. Harold was born in Ledbury, Hereford. He resided in Tarrant Keyneston. Harold enlisted for the Great War in Blandford. He Died of Wounds on the 7th August 1916 aged 20 at 1 Casualty Clearing Station. He is buried in Chocques Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists “Son of James and Harriett C. Wells, of Tarrant Keynston, Blandford, Dorset”.