Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

Robert Eric Griffiths

Surname: Griffiths
Other names: Robert Eric
Other people in this story:
John Griffiths
Augusta Mary Griffiths nee Brockway)
Joseph Fountain
Sarah Brockway
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery, London
Knoyle Street, East Knoyle
Chobham Road, Stratford, London
London
South Drive, Wokingham, Berkshire

Story:
Robert Eric Griffiths was born in 1896 in East Knoyle and baptised there on 26th January, 1896. He was the son of John Griffiths, a labourer, and Augusta Mary Griffiths (nee Brockway). Robert lived most of his childhood with his grandmother, Sarah Brockway, a widow, at 15 Knoyle Street, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. His mother was employed as a parlour maid and living away from home. There is no record of the whereabouts of his father at this time. By the 1911 Census, Robert had moved away from East Knoyle and was living with his uncle, Joseph Fountain, at 61 Chobham Road, Stratford, London, where he was an apprentice tailor. He enlisted in London as a Private in the 10th Battalion of the Queen's Own (Royal West Surrey) Regiment (Service No. G/10059) and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died of an unknown cause in the UK on 13th April 1916 and was buried at Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery, London (grave id. Screen Wall G.B.18.136). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial. (NB His parents were shown on the WGC Memoriam as living at St. Mary's Cottage, South Drive, Wokingham, Berkshire.)

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  • East Knoyle War Memorial

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives

Cecil Dashwood Milman Fowler

Surname: Fowler
Other names: Cecil Dashwood Milman
Other people in this story:
Valentine Augustus Milman Fowler
Edith Marian Fowler nee Byas
Locations in this story:
Weaverham, Cheshire
France & Flanders
Loos Memorial, France
Donhead Lodge, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Wiltshire
St Mary Magdelane Church, Camden, London
Haileybury School, Great Amwell, Hertfordshire
Salisbury Cathedral

Story:
Cecil Dashwood Milman Fowler was born on 2nd November, 1896, in Weaverham, Cheshire, and baptised at St Mary Magdelane Church, Camden, London, on 5th January, 1897. He was the son of Lt. Col. Valentine Augustus Milman Fowler, a Prison Governor, and Edith Marian Fowler (nee Byas). At the time of the 1911 Census, he was single and a student boarding in the Sanditemum Hailey School House, Haileybury School, Great Amwell, Hertfordshire. His father was Governor of Norwich Prison and the family lived in that area. He enlisted early in 1914 and joined the 1st Battalion (2nd Foot), of the Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment and at the time of his death held the rank of Lieutenant. He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals and clasp. He died on 25th September 1915 and his name appears on the Loos Memorial (Panel 13 to 15). He is remembered on the Wiltshire Roll of Honour in Salisbury Cathedral, on the De Ruvigny Roll of Honour and on the Haileybury School Roll of Honour. His parents later moved to Donhead Lodge, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire.

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Francis (Frank) George Haimes

Surname: Haimes
Other names: Francis George
Other people in this story:
Henry William Haimes
Mary Ann Haimes nee Gurd
Dinisia Searle
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Andrew
France & Flanders
Arras Memorial, France
Scots Hill, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Lowsly Cottage, Headley Road, Liphhok, Hampshire
Hazelmere, Surrey
Petersfield, Hampshire

Story:
Francis George Haimes (know as 'Frank') was born in 1884 in Donhead St. Andrew. He was the son of Henry William Haimes, a Miller's Labourer, and Mary Ann Haimes (nee Gurd). By 1901 he had moved from home and was boarding away. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a General Labourer and boarding at Lowsly Cottage, Headley Road, Liphook, Hampshire. His parents meanwhile were living at Scots Hill, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire. He married Dinisia Searle in 1912 in the Petersfield, Hampshire, Registry District.  They went on to have three children.   Frank enlisted in Hazelmere, Surrey, as a Private and joined the 7th Battalion of the Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment (Service No. G/37752). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 3rd May 1917 and his name appears on the Arras Memorial (Bay 2). 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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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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