Shaftesbury Grammar School War Memorial

Harry Thomas Liversidge

Surname: Liversidge
Other names: Harry Thomas
Other people in this story:
George Liversidge
Ellen Liversidge
Locations in this story:
Salisbury, Wiltshire
French Mill Lane, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salisbury General Infirmary, Salisbury, Wiltshire
London Road Cemetery, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Story:
Harry Thomas Liversidge was born in the registration district of Salisbury in 1897. He was the son of George Liversidge, an iron moulder, and Ellen Liversidge. The family lived in French Mill Lane, Cann, Shaftesbury and he attended Shaftesbury Grammar School from September 1909 to July 1912. When war broke out Harry joined the Royal Navy (Service No. J/30404) and in June 1916 was serving as a Wireless Operator on H.M.S. Yarmouth. He became a leading Telegraphist and served on board H.M.S. Victory, where he contracted Tuberculosis. While still serving in the Navy he died of the disease at Salisbury General Infirmary on 25th April 1920 and was buried at Salisbury (London Road) Cemetery. He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the Victory and British War medals.

As a former pupil his name was recorded on the Shaftesbury Grammar School war memorial, now in Shaftesbury School. Throughout the war a hand-written list was also compiled of Shaftesbury Grammar School old boys serving during the war. Usually an asterix was placed next to the name of anyone who had died. This was not the case with Harry, probably because he died quite a long time after the end of the war. The board is now at Gold Hill Museum. 

Printed Sources: 
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, June 1916
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, June 1920

Images:
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 1
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 5

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Shastonian
Names on Iwerne Minster War Memorial 2

Maurice Henry Green

Surname: Green
Other names: Maurice Henry
Other people in this story:
Harry Green
Sarah Green née Horlock
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Haslar Naval Hospital, Gosport, Hampshire
Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Gosport, Hampshire
Church Hill, Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Training Establishment, HMS Victory, Portsmouth

Story:
Maurice Henry Green was born on 2nd October, 1897 in Iwerne Minster and baptised there on 3rd June 1900. He was the son of Harry Green, a domestic gardener, and Sarah Green (née Horlock). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a scholar and living at Church Hill, Iwerne Minster, Dorset. He enlisted in the Royal Navy (Service No. K/37726), joining the Training Establishment, HMS Victory, Portsmouth and later serving on HMS Diadem. At the time of his death he held the rank of Stoker 2nd Class. He died from measles and bronchial pneumonia on 16th January 1917 in the Haslar Royal Naval Hospital, Gosport, Hampshire and was buried at the Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery (grave id. E.27.4). He was awarded the British War medal only, due to his short service, and is remembered on the Iwerne Minster War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

Images:
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 4
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 3
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 2
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 03
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 02

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Enmore Green War Memorial 01

Edward John Harnett

Surname: Harnett
Other names: Edward John
Other people in this story:
Sidney Harnett
Cecily Harnett nee Green
Locations in this story:
Tisbury, Wiltshire
Shaftesbury
Motcombe, Dorset
Leigh Farm, Teffont Evias, Tisbury, Wiltshire
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury
Portsea, Hampshire
Tollard Royal

Story:
Edward John Harnett was born on 26th January 1882 at Tollard Royal. He was the son of Sidney Harnett, a farmer, and Cecily Harnett (nee Green). The family lived at Leigh Farm, Teffont Evias, Tisbury, Wiltshire. His Father died in 1903. Edward enlisted as a regular in the Royal Navy on 27th March 1906 for 12 years but was discharged early whilst serving on HMS Invincible on 21st October, 1910 only to immediately re-sign and begin a new engagement on the same day and on the same ship (Service No. K9456). The 1911 Census shows him living as boarder in Portsea. Hampshire, but as a Royal Navy stoker. On 2nd December, 1914, whilst serving on HMS Ghurka, by then as a Petty Officer, 1st Class, he was invalided out of the Navy suffering from anemopthsis (a form of rheumatoid gout). Regrettably he died on 26th February, 1915 at Motcombe and was buried in Motcombe Churchyard. He was awarded Victory, British War and 14 Star medals. He is remembered on the war memorials at Motcombe and Enmore Green, Shaftesbury.

Images:
  • Enmore Green War Memorial 02
  • Enmore Green Memorial 01
  • Enmore Green War Memorial 03
  • Names on Motcombe War Memorial 1
  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 1
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02

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The National Archives
Enmore Green War Memorial 02

Harold Percival Hoskins

Surname: Hoskins
Other names: Harold Percival
Other people in this story:
John Charles Hoskins
Rosina Hoskins (nee Tullett)
Thomas Hoskins
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Portsmouth
Long Cross, Enmore Green
Motcombe, Dorset

Story:
Harold Percival Hoskins was born on 24th July, 1897 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of John Charles Hoskins, an agricultural labourer, and Rosina Hoskins (nee Tullett). His siblings included Thomas, born in 1892, who also died in the war. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a scholar and living in the family home at Long Cross, Enmore Green. He enlisted on 13th September, 1913 into the Royal Navy (Service No. J/27193) and was assigned to HMS Impregnable as a Boy 2nd Class. Following training he was posted to HMS Invincible and in due time held the rank of Able Seaman. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals. He died on board HMS Invincible at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916 and his name appears on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial (Panel 13). He is remembered on the war memorials at Motcombe and Enmore Green, Shaftesbury. His mother, Rosina, died during 1916.

Images:
  • Enmore Green Memorial 01
  • Enmore Green War Memorial 03
  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 01
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02
  • Names on Motcombe War Memorial 1

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Berwick St John War Memorial

Cecil Herbert Riggs

Surname: Riggs
Other names: Cecil Herbert
Other people in this story:
John Riggs
Fanny Riggs
John Dennis Riggs
Locations in this story:
Farnham, Dorset
Battle of Jutland
Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
Tinkley Cottage, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Church of St. Peter and Vincula , Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
St. John the Baptist Church, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire

Story:
Cecil Herbert Riggs was born in 1893 in Farnham, Dorset. He was the son of John Riggs, a Gardener, and Fanny Riggs. His siblings included John Dennis, born in 1888. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living at the family home in Tinkley Cottage, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire. In 1913 he enlisted in the Royal Navy (Service No. K.20795 (PO)) and at the time of his death held the rank of Stoker 1st Class. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died when his ship H.M.S. Queen Mary was sunk at the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916 and his name appears on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial (Panel 19). He is remembered 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
  • Tollard Royal War Memorial

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The National Archives
Plymouth Naval Memorial 4

Gilbert John Maidment

Surname: Maidment
Other names: Gilbert John
Other people in this story:
William Maidment
Ellen Maidment
Rose Mary Maidment
Locations in this story:
St. Leonard's Church, Semley, Wiltshire
Jutland
Plymouth Naval Memorial
Oysters Cottage, Semley
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
St. Catherine's Churchyard, Sedgehill

Story:
Gilbert John Maidment was born in 1900 in Semley, Wiltshire. He was the son of William and Ellen Maidment. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a scholar and living at Oysters Cottage, Semley. He enlisted as a Boy 1st Class in the Royal Navy (Service No. J//45254) and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died at sea in the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916 and his name appears on the Plymouth Naval Memorial (Panel 13). He is remembered on the Park Walk and St. James’ War Memorials. He also appears on the Roll of Honour in St. James’ Church and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.

Gilbert's name was included on the Semley Baptist Chapel plaque, now in St. Leonard's Church, Semley. When his sister Rose Mary Maidment died in 1923 a memorial to Gilbert was inscribed on her headstone in St. Catherine's churchyard, Sedgehill:
GILBERT JOHN MAIDMENT WHO LOST HIS LIFE IN THE JUTLAND BATTLE MAY 31ST 1916.
HE WAS BOY 1ST CLASS IN THE ROYAL NAVY ON H.M.S. INDEFATIGABLE.
BORN APRIL 5TH 1900.
HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HOME AND COUNTRY  

Images:
  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Names on St. James' War Memorial 2
  • St. James' Roll of Honour
  • St. James' War Memorial
  • Gilbert John Maidment memorial 2
  • Gilbert John Maidment memorial 1
  • Semley Baptist Chapel Plaque
  • 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
  • Plymouth Naval Memorial 5
  • Plymouth Naval Memorial 3
  • G.J. Maidment on Plymouth Naval Memorial 1
  • G.J. Maidment on Plymouth Naval Memorial 2

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