Broadwey War Memorial 4

Edgar Jesty

Surname: Jesty
Other names: Edgar
Other people in this story:
John Jesse Jesty
Sarah Ann Jesty née Titt
Locations in this story:
Fonthill Gifford, Wiltshire
The Farm, Nottington, Broadwey, Dorset
Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Gallipoli, Turkey
Helles Memorial, Turkey
St. Nicholas' Church, Broadway, Dorset
St. Mary's Abbey Church, Sherborne, Dorset

Story:
Edgar Jesty was born at Fonthill Gifford in Wiltshire in 1885. He was the son of John Jesse Jesty, a road surveyor & sanitary inspector and Sarah Ann Titt. He attended Shaftesbury Grammar School from May 1898 to July 1902 and appears in the 1901 Census as a boarder there. He became a farmer and lived at The Farm, Nottington, Broadwey, Dorset. He enlisted as a Trooper in the Dorset (Queen’s Own) Yeomanry (Service No. 571) and was awarded the 1915 Star, Victory and British War medals. He died at Gallipoli on 21st August 1915 and his name appears on the Helles Memorial in Turkey. He is remembered on the Broadwey War Memorial in the churchyard of St. Nicholas’ Church and on the Dorset Queens Own Yeomanry memorial in St. Mary's Church, Sherborne.

As a former pupil his name was recorded on the Shaftesbury Grammar School memorial in Shaftesbury School. Throughout the war a hand-written list was compiled of Shaftesbury Grammar School old boys serving in the armed forces. An asterix can be seen next to Edgar’s name, indicating that he had died. The board is now at Gold Hill Museum.

Printed Sources:
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, November 1919

Images:
  • Names on Broadwey War Memorial
  • Broadwey War Memorial 3
  • Broadwey War Memorial 2
  • Broadwey War Memorial 1
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School War Memorial
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 1
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 4

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Shastonian
Semley War Memorial 02

Thomas Doggrell

Surname: Doggrell
Other names: Thomas
Other people in this story:
Thomas Doggrell
Sarah Ann Doggrell
Locations in this story:
Wincanton, Somerset
Egypt
Jerusalem Memorial
East End Farm, Semley, Wiltshire
St. Leonard's Church, Semley

Story:
Thomas Doggrell was born in 1897 in Wincanton, Somerset. He was the son of Thomas Doggrell, a Farmer, and Sarah Ann Doggrell. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, was a Worker on a Farm and living at East End Farm, Semley, Wiltshire. He enlisted in the Dorset Yeomanry (Queen's Own) (Service No. 230084). He served in Egypt and at the time of his death held the rank of Sergeant. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 13th January 1918 and his name appears on the Jerusalem Memorial (Panel 3). He is remembered on the Semley War Memorial in St. Leonard's churchyard, and on the Roll of Honour inside the church. His name was included on the Baptist Chapel plaque, now also in the church.

Images:
  • Semley Baptist Chapel Plaque
  • Names on Semley War Memorial
  • Semley War Memorial 3
  • Semley War Memorial 01

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Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

Jack Fitzroy Waters

Surname: Waters
Other names: Jack Fitzroy
Other people in this story:
Charles Waters
Elizabeth Waters
Locations in this story:
Alderbury, Wilts
Egypt
Alexandria (Chatby) Military Cemetery, Egypt
Woodyates Manor Farm, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Sixpenny Handley

Story:
Jack Fitzroy Waters was born in 1890 in Alderbury, Wiltshire. He was the son of Charles Waters, a Farmer, and Elizabeth Waters. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and living at Woodyates Manor Farm, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. His occupation was recorded as "Farmer's Son". He enlisted in the Dorset Yeomanry (Queen's Own) (Service No. 459) and at the time of his death held the rank of Lance Sergeant. He served in Egypt and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 25th Feb 1916 and was buried at Alexandria (Chatby) Military Cemetery (grave id. G.31). He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.

Images:
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

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Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

Joseph Arthur Chaldecott

Surname: Chaldecott
Other names: Joseph Arthur
Other people in this story:
Arthur Chaldecott
Selina Chaldecott
William Chaldecott
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Egypt
Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine
White Horse Hotel, Maiden Newton, Dorset
Chettle, Dorset
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset

Story:
Joseph Arthur Chaldecott was born in 1894 in the registration district of Shaftesbury. He was the son of Arthur Chaldecott, a Journeyman Baker, and Selina Chaldecott. His siblings included William Chaldecott, born in 1901. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a House Servant and living at the White Horse Hotel, Maiden Newton, Dorset. He enlisted as a Private in the Dorset Yeomanry (Queen's Own) (Service No. 230055). He served in Egypt and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 13th November 1917 and was buried at Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine (grave id. P.57). In 1918 the family were living at Chettle and he is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.

Images:
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

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Iwerne Minster War Memorial 2

Sidney Charles Wareham

Surname: Wareham
Other names: Sidney Charles
Other people in this story:
William Wareham
Charlotte M. Wareham
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Egypt
Jerusalem War Cemetery
High Street, Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Palestine

Story:
Sidney Charles Wareham was born in 1878 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of William Wareham, a farmer, and Charlotte M. Wareham. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a groom and living at High Street, Iwerne Minster, Dorset. He enlisted as a Private in the Dorset Yeomanry (Queen's Own) (Service No. 230234). He served in Egypt and Palestine and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died of wounds on 9th June 1918 and was buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery (grave id. N.91). He is remembered on the Iwerne Minster War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

Images:
  • Names on Iwerne Minster War Memorial 1
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 4
  • Iwerne Minister War Memorial 1
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 03
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 02

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Iwerne Minister War Memorial 1

Harold Vernon Browne

Surname: Browne
Other names: Harold Vernon
Other people in this story:
Leonard Gilbert Browne
Helen Mary Browne née Price
Mabel Doris Browne née Tillard
Locations in this story:
South Australia
Gallipoli, Turkey
Hill 10 Cemetery, Turkey
Hoburne, Hampshire
Suvla Bay, Turkey
Iwerne Minster, Dorset

Story:
Harold Vernon Browne was born in 1885 in South Australia. He was the son of Leonard Gilbert Browne, described as living by his "own means", and Helen Mary Price. In 1908 he married Mabel Doris Tillard. They had four children: three boys and a girl. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was also living by his "own means" at Hoburne, Hampshire. He joined the Dorset Yeomanry (Queens Own) and at the time of his death held the rank of Captain. He served at Gallipoli and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. On 7th September 1915 he was killed by a shell whilst discharging his duties as Military Landing Officer on "A" Beach, Suvla Bay. He was buried at Hill 10 Cemetery, Turkey (grave id. II.B.12) and is remembered on the Iwerne Minster War Memorial, Shaftesbury.    

Images:
  • Names on Iwerne Minster War Memorial 2
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 4
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 3
  • Iwerne Minister War Memorial 1

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Names on Motcombe War Memorial 1

William Ernest Pike

Surname: Pike
Other names: William Ernest
Other people in this story:
Ernest J. Pike
Mary Agnes Pike
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Egypt
Jerusalem War Cemetery, Palestine
Waterloo Farm, Motcombe, Dorset
Motcombe, Dorset

Story:
William Ernest Pike was born in 1896 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of Ernest J. Pike, a Farmer, and Mary Agnes Pike. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a Scholar and living at Waterloo Farm, Motcombe, Dorset. He enlisted in the Dorset Yeomanry (Queens Own) (Service No. 230131) and at the time of his death held the rank of Lance Corporal. He served in Egypt and was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals. He died on 21st November 1917 and was buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery (grave id. Y.83). He is remembered on the Motcombe War Memorial, Dorset.

 

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  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 01
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02

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Names on Motcombe War Memorial 1

Hubert Martin Ricketts

Surname: Ricketts
Other names: Hubert Martin
Other people in this story:
Charles Ricketts
Sarah Ann Ricketts
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Gallipoli, Turkey
Helles Memorial, Turkey
Culverhouse, Motcombe, Dorset
Egypt
St. Mary's Abbey Church, Sherborne, Dorset

Story:
Hubert Martin Ricketts was born in 1897 in the registration district of Shaftesbury. He was baptised as Martin Hubert but the family used the names in reverse. He was the son of Charles Ricketts, a farmer, and Sarah Ann Ricketts. He attended Shaftesbury Grammar School from May 1908 to December 1911. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a Scholar and living at Culverhouse, Motcombe, Dorset. When war broke out he was farming with his father. He enlisted as a Trooper in the Dorset Yeomanry (Queens Own) (Service No. No. 717). He died in Egypt on 9th September 1915 from wounds received at Gallipoli. His name appears on the Helles Memorial in Turkey (Panel 17 and 18). He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals and is remembered on the Motcombe War Memorial, Dorset. His name is also on the Dorset Queens Own Yeomanry memorial in St. Mary's Abbey Church, Sherborne and the Shaftesbury Grammar School memorial in Shaftesbury School.

A "First List of Old Shastonians Serving in H.M. Forces" was produced by Shaftesbury Grammar School in September 1915. It shows the regiment in which Hubert served and the date and term in which he left school. His name was also included on a hand written list of Shaftesbury Grammar School old boys serving during the war. An asterix can be seen next to Hubert's name, indicating that he had died. The board is now at Gold Hill Museum. 

Printed Sources: 
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, October 1915
First List of Old Shastonians Serving in H.M. Forces, September 1915 

Images:
  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 01
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School War Memorial
  • List of Old Shastonians 1
  • List of Old Shastonians 4
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 1
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 6

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Names on Ludwell War Memorial 1

Percy Albert Aish

Surname: Aish
Other names: Percy Albert
Other people in this story:
Albert Aish
Ann Aish
Locations in this story:
Tisbury, Wiltshire
Alexandria, Egypt
Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery
Home Farm, Charlton, Ludwell, Wiltshire
Ludwell, Wiltshire
Palestine
Agagia, Egypt
St. Mary's Church, Sherborne
Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Story:
Percy Albert Aish was born in 1893 in the registration district of Tisbury. He was the son of Albert Aish, a farmer, and Ann Aish. Percy attended Shaftesbury Grammar School between 1907 and 1909. After leaving school he became a farmer with his father. In the 1911 Census Albert and Ann were living at Home Farm, Charlton, Ludwell, Wiltshire, but Percy was not listed.

He joined the 1st Dorset Yeomanry (Service No. 230040) and went to Egypt in 1915, taking part in the Battle of Agagia and the Palestine campaign. At the time of his death held the rank of Corporal. While at Alexandria he caught a fever and died on 23rd October 1918 in No.19 General Hospital. He was buried at the Hadra War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria (grave id. E.56). He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He is remembered on the War Memorial at Ludwell and on the memorial at Shaftesbury School. His name also appears on the memorial to the Comrades of the Queens Own Dorset Yeomanry in St. Mary's Church, Sherborne.

A "First List of Old Shastonians Serving in H.M. Forces" was produced by Shaftesbury Grammar School in September 1915. It shows the regiment in which Percy served and the date and term in which he left school. His name was also included on a hand written list of Shaftesbury Grammar School old boys serving during the war. An asterix can be seen next to Percy's name, indicating that he had died. The board is now at Gold Hill Museum.

Printed Sources:
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, March 1919
First List of Old Shastonians Serving in H.M. Forces, September 1915

Images:
  • Ludwell War Memorial
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School War Memorial
  • List of Old Shastonians 1
  • List of Old Shastonians 2
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 1
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 2

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Shastonian
Berwick St John War Memorial 03

John Dennis Riggs

Surname: Riggs
Other names: John Dennis
Other people in this story:
John Riggs
Fannie Riggs
Cecil Herbert Riggs
Alice Rachel Riggs née Andrews
Locations in this story:
Farnham, Dorset
Gallipoli, Turkey
Helles Memorial, Gallipoli
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
Hillside, Manswood, Wimborne
Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Melbury Abbas, Dorset
Church of St. Peter and Vincula, Tollard Royal
St. John the Baptist Church, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire

Story:
John Dennis Riggs was born in 1888 in Farnham, Dorset. He was the son of John Riggs, a Gardener, and Fannie Riggs. His siblings included Cecil Herbert, born in 1893. In 1911 John married Alice Rachel Andrews. The Census of this year shows that he was working as a Farm Labourer and living at Tollard Royal, Wiltshire. He enlisted as a Private in the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry (Service No. 1180). He served at Gallipoli and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 21st August 1915 and his name appears on the Helles Memorial (Panel 17 and 18). John's widow Alice was at this time living with their two daughters at Hillside, Manswood, Wimborne. He is remembered on the Melbury Abbas War Memorial and on the memorial plaque inside the church at Berwick St. John, Wiltshire.

He is also remembered in Tollard Royal, on the War Memorial and on the Roll of Honour inside the Church of St. Peter and Vincula in the village.    

Images:
  • St. John the Baptist Church, Berwick St. John 01
  • Berwick St John War Memorial 02
  • Tollard Royal War Memorial
  • Melbury Abbas War Memorial

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