Semley War Memorial 2

William Edwin Toogood

Surname: Toogood
Other names: William Edwin
Other people in this story:
William Toogood
Emily Toogood
Locations in this story:
Tisbury, Wiltshire
Egypt
Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine
Church Green, Semley, Wiltshire
St. Leonard's Church, Semley

Story:
William Edwin Toogood was born in 1896 in the registration district of Tisbury. He was the son of William Toogood, a Domestic Gardener, and Emily Toogood. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Garden Boy and living at Church Green, Semley, Wiltshire. He enlisted as a Private in the Wiltshire Regiment (Service No. 201994). He served in Egypt and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 10th April 1918 and was buried at Ramleh War Cemetery in Palestine (grave id. T.1). 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.

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  • Semley Baptist Chapel Plaque
  • Semley War Memorial 3
  • Semley War Memorial 1

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Tollard Royal War Memorial

Stanley Glover

Surname: Glover
Other names: Stanley
Other people in this story:
John Glover
Charlotte Glover
Florence Mary Glover née Jerred
Locations in this story:
Yeovil, Somerset
France & Flanders
Thiepval Memorial, France
Clifton Road, New Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire

Story:
Stanley Glover was born in 1884 in Yeovil, Somerset. He was the son of John Glover, an Engine Driver for the LSWR, and Charlotte Glover. At the time of the 1911 Census he was a Regular Soldier and living at 45 Clifton Road, New Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire. In 1913 he married Florence Mary Jerred. They had one child, a son. Stanley enlisted in the Wiltshire Regiment (Service No. 6883) and served in France & Flanders. At the time of his death on 2nd July 1916 he held the rank of Sergeant. His name appears on the Thiepval Memorial in France (Pier and Face 13 A). He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He is remembered on the Tollard Royal War Memorial.  

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Semley War Memorial 1

Wilfred James Butt

Surname: Butt
Other names: Wilfred James
Other people in this story:
James Butt
Elizabeth Butt
Ernest Leslie Butt
Locations in this story:
Tisbury, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Etaples Military Cemetery, France
Barkers Hill, Semley, Wiltshire

Story:
Wilfred James Butt was born in 1896 in the registration district of Tisbury. He was the son of James Butt, a Farm Labourer, and Elizabeth Butt. His siblings included Ernest Leslie, born in 1889. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living at Barkers Hill, Semley, Wiltshire. He enlisted as a Private in the Wiltshire Regiment (Service No. 22690). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 29th November 1916 and was buried at Etaples Military Cemetery in France (grave id. XX.D.4A). 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.

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  • Semley Baptist Chapel Plaque
  • Names on Semley War Memorial
  • Semley War Memorial 01

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

Maurice George Messer

Surname: Messer
Other names: Maurice George
Other people in this story:
George Messer
Sarah Messer
Locations in this story:
Wimborne
France & Flanders
Louvencourt Military Cemetery, France
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset

Story:
Maurice George Messer was born in 1892 in the registration district of Wimborne. He was the son of George Messer, a Wheelwright, and Sarah Messer. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Labourer and living at Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. He enlisted in the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) (Service No. 9153) and at the time of death held the rank of Corporal. He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals (Clasp). He died on 26th Jul 1918 as a result of gassing and was buried at Louvencourt Military Cemetery in France (grave id. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 8). He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.

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  • St. Mary's Church, Sixpenny Handley
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

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The National Archives
Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

William George Phillips

Surname: Phillips
Other names: William George
Other people in this story:
Helen Annie Phillips née Day
William S. Clarke
Richard Phillips
Helen Phillips
Locations in this story:
Fulham, London
France & Flanders
Bethune Town Cemetery, France
Roe Buck Inn, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset

Story:
William George Phillips was born in 1888 in Fulham, London. He was the son of Richard and Helen Phillips. In 1914 he married Helen Annie Day. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was working as a postman and living with his aunt at the Roe Buck Inn, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. During the war he served in France & Flanders as a Private in the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) (Service No. 6740). He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals (Clasp). He died on 24th Oct 1914 and was buried at Bethune Town Cemetery in France (grave id. I.B.20). His widow Helen remarried in 1920, to William S. Clarke. He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.  

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  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

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The National Archives
Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

William Rose

Surname: Rose
Other names: William
Other people in this story:
William Rose
Martha Rose
Samuel (Samson) Rose
Edith Rose née Weeks
Locations in this story:
Fordingbridge, Hampshire
France & Flanders
Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France
Dean End, Woodcutts, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset

Story:
William Rose was born in 1887 in Fordingbridge, Hampshire. He was the son of William Rose, a Hawker Ironmonger, and Martha Rose. His siblings included Samuel, known as Samson Rose, born in 1893. 1910 William he married Edith Weeks and they went on to have four children: three sons and a daughter. At the time of the 1911 Census, William was working as a Farm Labourer and living at Dean End, Woodcutts, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. He enlisted as a Private in the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) (Service No. 26748). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 2nd Apr 1917 and was buried at Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux in France (grave id. VI.H.22). He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.    

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  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • St. Mary's Church, Sixpenny Handley
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

Fred Herbert Weeks

Surname: Weeks
Other names: Fred Herbert
Other people in this story:
John Weeks
Charlotte Weeks
Locations in this story:
Wimborne, Dorset
France & Flanders
Bethencourt Communal Cemetery, France
Natal, South Africa
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset

Story:
Fred Herbert Weeks was born in 1884 in registration district of Wimborne. He was the son of John Weeks, a Farm Labourer, and Charlotte Weeks. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and was a career soldier, stationed in Natal, South Africa. His home address was Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. In the war he served in France & Flanders as a Private in the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) (Service No. 6817). He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals (Clasp). He died on 27th Aug 1914 and was buried at Bethencourt Communal Cemetery (grave id. Special Memorial 3). He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.

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  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

Ernest White

Surname: White
Other names: Ernest
Other people in this story:
Frederick White
Annie White
Winifred Mary White née Goddard
Locations in this story:
Wimborne, Dorset
France & Flanders
Soissons Memorial, France
Ham House, Childe Okeford, Dorset
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset

Story:
Ernest White was born in 1892 in the registration district of Wimborne. He was the son of Frederick White, a Builder/Bricklayer, and Annie White. At the time of the 1911 Census he was working as a Farm Labourer and living at Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. He enlisted as a Private in the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) (Service No. 8517). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals (Clasp). In 1916 he married Winifred Mary Goddard and they had one child, a boy. Ernest died on 1st Jun 1918. By this time his wife was living at Ham House, Childe Okeford, Dorset. His name appears on the Soissons Memorial in France and on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial in Dorset.  

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  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

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Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

Maurice Jesse

Surname: Jesse
Other names: Maurice
Other people in this story:
Arthur Jesse
Edith Jesse
Locations in this story:
Wimborne, Dorset
France & Flanders
Arras Memorial, France
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset

Story:
Maurice Jesse was born in 1898 in the registration district of Wimborne. He was the son of Arthur Jesse, a Coal Merchant, and Edith Jesse. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a Scholar and living at Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. He enlisted as a Private in the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) (Service No. 22255). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 9th April 1917 and his name appears on the Arras Memorial in France (Bay 7). He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.

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  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Iwerne Minster War Memorial 4

Alfred William Neish

Surname: Neish
Other names: Alfred William
Other people in this story:
William Neish
Jane Neish
Annie Neish
Locations in this story:
Wirral, Cheshire
Gallipoli, Turkey
Helles Memorial, Turkey
The Gardens, Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Chanuk Bair, Turkey

Story:
Alfred William Neish was born in 1894 in the Wirral, Cheshire. He was the son of William Neish, who became a gardener on the Iwerne Minster estate, and Jane Neish. Among his siblings was Annie, born in 1886. At the time of the 1911 Census Alfred was single, working as a gardener and living at The Gardens, Iwerne Minster, Dorset. He enlisted as a Private in the Wiltshire Regiment (Service No. 9764). He served at Gallipoli and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died at Chanuk Bair on 10th August 1915 and his name appears on the Helles Memorial in Turkey (Panel 156 to 158). He is remembered on the Iwerne Minster War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

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  • Names on Iwerne Minster War Memorial 2
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 3
  • Iwerne Minister War Memorial 4
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 03
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 02

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