Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

Percy Lyulph Wyndham

Surname: Wyndham
Other names: Percy Lyulph
Other people in this story:
George Wyndham
Sibell Mary Wyndham née Lumley
Ribblesdale
Locations in this story:
Saighton Grange, Chester
Soissons
La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Ile-de-France, France
Park Lane, London
St. George's, Hanover Square, London, W.1.

Story:
Percy Lyulph Wyndham was born on 5th December, 1887 at Saighton Grange, Chester. He was the son of Rt. Hon George Wyndham M.P. and Sibell Mary Wyndham, Countess Grosvenor (nee Lumley). Percy enlisted in the Coldstream Guards in 1909 and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in May, 1910. At the time of the 1911 Census he was living at 35 Park Lane, London, W.1. He married Diana Lister (the daughter of Lord Ribblesdale) at St. George's, Hanover Square, London, on 17th April, 1913. There were no children of the marriage. In the same year Percy's father died. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals. He was missing presumed killed in action whilst serving with the 11 Guards Brigade at the Battle of Aisne, Near Soissons, France, on 9th September 1914 and his name appears on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Ile-de-France, France. He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial.    

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  • East Knoyle War Memorial

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East Knoyle War Memorial

Albert John Harris

Surname: Harris
Other names: Albert John
Other people in this story:
Frederick George Harris
Emily Harris nee Burt
Locations in this story:
Semley, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France
Holloway, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Salisbury

Story:
Albert John Harris was born in 1892 in Semley, Wiltshire. He was the son of Frederick George Harris, a Garden Labourer, and Emily Harris (nee Burt). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Labourer and living at 2 Holloway, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards (Service No. 10884). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals and clasp. He died on 16th September 1916 and was buried at Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France (grave id. XIII.L.2). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial.

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  • Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

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Names on Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial 03

Walter Geoffrey Hill

Surname: Hill
Other names: Walter Geoffrey
Other people in this story:
John Henry Hill
Elizabeth Ann Hill nee Bryant
Percival Henry Hill
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Theipval Memorial, France
Parkstone Avenue, Parkstone, Dorset
Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
St. Mary the Virgin Church, Bishops Knoyle (West Knoyle), Wiltshire
Salisbury
Pains Hill, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire

Story:
Walter Geoffrey Hill was born in January, 1896 in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, and baptised at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Bishops Knoyle (West Knoyle), Wiltshire. He was the son of John Henry Hill, a Gardener, and Elizabeth Ann Hill (nee Bryant). His siblings included Percival Henry, born in 1894, who also died in the war. About 1903 the family moved to Pains Hill, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as an Under Gardener and living in the family home at 78 Parkstone Avenue, Parkstone, Dorset. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private in the 3rd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards (Service No. 10920). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 15th September 1916 and his name appears on the Theipval Memorial (Pier & Face 7 D & 8 D). He is remembered on the Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial.

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  • Donhead St. Andrew Church
  • Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial

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St. James' War Memorial

Decimus Charles Hardiman

Surname: Hardiman
Other names: Decimus Charles
Other people in this story:
Charles Hardiman
Martha Ann Hardiman nee Brockway
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Guard's Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury

Story:
Decimus Charles Hardiman was born in 1896 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of Charles Hardiman and Martha Ann Hardiman (nee Brockway). (NB There is no mention of his father in any Census record and no record of him elsewhere.) At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as an under gardener and living in St James, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in Dorchester as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards (Service No. 17289). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 26th September 1916 and was buried at Guard's Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France (grave id. VI.V.10).  He is remembered on the Park Walk and St. James’ war memorials. His name also appears on the Roll of Honour inside St. James’ Church and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury. His mother lived at 37 St. James, Shaftesbury and died in 1937 ages 73 years.

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  • Park Walk War Memorial 3
  • Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Names on St. James' War Memorial 2
  • St. James' Roll of Honour
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

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Names on St. James' War Memorial 2

Arthur Edwin Mayo

Surname: Mayo
Other names: Arthur Edwin
Other people in this story:
Edwin Mayo
Georgina Mayo nee Mullins
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Tyne Cot Memorial, Flanders
Layton Cottages, Layton Lane, Shaftesbury
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury

Story:
Arthur Edwin Mayo was born on 8th October, 1895 in Shaftesbury and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 29th December,1895. He was the son of Edwin Mayo, a plumber, and Georgina Mayo (nee Mullins). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a printer's apprentice and living at 2 Layton Cottages, Layton Lane, Shaftesbury. He enlisted as a Private in the 1st Battalion of the Coldstream Guards (Service No. 17092). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 17th September 1917 and his name appears on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Flanders (Panel 9 to 10). He is remembered on the Park Walk and St. James’ war memorials and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury. Inside St. James' Church his name appears on the Roll of Honour and is commemorated a Stations of the Cross plaque.  

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  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Shaftesbury Park Walk War Memorial 03
  • St. James' Roll of Honour
  • St. James' War Memorial
  • Arthur Mayo plaque in St. James' Church
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

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