Henry Stephen Lampard

Surname: Lampard
Other names: Henry Stephen
Other people in this story:
Cicely Lampard
Ella Elsie Lampard née Mullins
Locations in this story:
Sands Lane, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Egypt

Story:
Henry Stephen Lampard was born on 12th February 1888 at Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, the son of Cicely Lampard.  (The name of the father is not known).  He lived his entire life, except for the period of military service, at Sands Lane, Donhead St. Andrew.   He married Ella Elsie Mullins at Donhead St. Andrew on 25th March 1913 and they went on to have three children.  Henry enlisted on 5th June 1916 and was mobilized on 16th July 1916 when he joined the 1st Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry as a Private (Service Nos. 5343 & 301369) with whom he served in France & Flanders.  He later transferred to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Service No. 55332) and served with them in Egypt guarding a Prisoner of War Camp.  Whilst there he suffered from the Influenza pandemic of the time.  He at sometime held the rank of Lance Corporal but this is not reflected on his medal records.  He was discharged on 20th January 1920 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals.   By the 1939 Register he was living at Shirley Cottage, Sands Lane, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, and was working as a Roadman for the Wiltshire County Council.  He died on 26th February, 1963 at Donhead St. Andrew.

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Frederick John Marchant

Surname: Marchant
Other names: Frederick John
Other people in this story:
Henry Thomas Marchant
Elizabeth Marchant née Burt
Edith Marchant née King
Locations in this story:
St. Leonard's Church, Semley, Wiltshire
Holt, Wimborne, Dorset
Cranbourne, Dorset
Poole, Dorset
Egypt
The Glebe, Semley

Story:
Frederick John Marchant was born in Semley, Wiltshire, on 3rd November 1881 and baptised at St. Leonard's Church on 6th January 1882, the son of Henry Thomas Marchant and Elizabeth Marchant (née Burt).  His early life was spent with his family at the The Glebe, Semley, Wiltshire.   He married Edith King on 9th April 1913 in Holt, Wimborne, Dorset and they went on to have one child. 

Frederick enlisted on 27th June 1916 with the 1st Garrison Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 18657).  He then was attached to the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 27863) serving in Egypt then returning to the Dorsetshire Regiment.   On 19th April 1917 he was attached to the 1st Garrison Battalion of the Cameron Highlanders, then on 28th July 1917 to the Worcestershire Regiment (Service No. 48995) and then again on 17th October 1917 to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Service No. 37618).  He was assessed with poor eye sight and finally transferred, on 12th March 1918, to the 36th Field Ambulance of the Royal Army Medical Corps (Service No. 145481).  He was discharged on 4th March 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.  By the 1939 Register he was living at The Stores, Cranbourne, Dorset, and was described as a Master Grocer as well as being an ARP Warden.  He died in 1961 in the Poole, Dorset, Registration District.

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Edmund Baden Powell Gray

Surname: Gray
Other names: Edmund Baden Powell
Other people in this story:
James Thomas Gray
Harriett Elizabeth Gray née Powell
Evelyn Gray née Rees
Locations in this story:
Railway Cottages, Semley, Wiltshire
Bridport, Dorset

Story:
Edmund Baden Powell Gray was born in Semley, Wiltshire, on 18th September 1900 and baptised there on 25th November 1900, the son of James Thomas Gray and Harriett Elizabeth Gray (née Powell).  He lived his early life at 1 Railway Cottages, Semley, Wiltshire.   He enlisted on 30th October 1918 and joined the 53rd Training Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 28512).  He served in the UK only and was eventually discharged on 10th February 1919.  There are no medal records in this case.   He married Evelyn Rees in Bridport, Dorset, in 1927 and they went on to have three children.  The 1939 Register shows him living at the Police Station, Bridport, Dorset, described as a Police Constable.  He died in Bridport in 1977.

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Frank Francis

Surname: Francis
Other names: Frank
Other people in this story:
Frederick Francis
Elizabeth Jane Francis née Moore
Ada Francis née Chorley
Locations in this story:
East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Hailsham, Sussex
France
Sackville Gardens, East Grinstead, Sussex

Story:
Frank Francis was born at East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21st September 1888, the son of Frederick Francis and Elizabeth Jane Francis (née Moore).  He spent all of his early life in and around East Orchard.  He married Ada Chorley at East Orchard on 13th April 1914 and they went on to have two children.  Frank enlisted on 11th December 1915 but was not embodied until 29th May 1916 when he joined the Royal Warwickshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 5805).  He was transferred to the 25th (Reserve) Battalion of the Rifle Brigade (Service No. 2134) on 26th August 1916 and again to the Royal Surrey Regiment on 5th March 1917 and, finally, to the 443rd Agricultural (134th Labour Company) of the Labour Corps (Service No. 79957).  He had served in France and was demobilized on 22nd February 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  By the 1939 Register he and his family had moved to 24 Sackville Gardens, East Grinstead, Sussex, where he worked as a Corn Merchant's Labourer.  He died in the Hailsham, Sussex, Registry area in 1963.

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Charles Henry Morris Platt

Surname: Platt
Other names: Charles Henry Morris
Other people in this story:
Arthur William Platt
Annie Sophia Platt née Morris
Kathleen Platt
Locations in this story:
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, France
Middleton Hall, Leeds, Yorkshire

Story:
Charles Henry Morris Platt was born on 4th August 1898 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. He was the son of Arthur William Platt, a schoolmaster, and Annie Sophia Morris. Sadly, Charles’ father died on 13th November 1898 and his mother in 1905. He attended Shaftesbury Grammar School from January 1909 to December 1914 and appears on the 1911 Census as a boarder. While at the school he was a keen sportsman and played for the cricket team in 1913 and 1914. He was also member of the school football team in 1912, 1913 and 1914. In the Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine he was described as “Centre Half. – After playing forward for two years, changed to centre half, and was a great success. Tackles well, and feeds his forwards with judgment. A good shot. Wants a little more pace.”

On leaving school Charles went to Sandhurst. He passed out in 1916 and received a commission in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Flying Corps Section, with the rank of 2nd. Lieutenant. He trained as a pilot and having “got his wings”, was posted to France. He died there on 23rd November 1917, having “collided with another machine on the edge of a cloud,” according to the school magazine. He was buried at Zuydcoote Military Cemetery (grave. Id. II.D.25). His effects and medals (Victory and British War) were sent to his sister Kathleen Platt, who was living at Middleton Hall, Leeds at the time.

As a former pupil his name is 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 Charles’s name, indicating that he had died. The board is now at Gold Hill Museum.

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Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, March 1915
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, June 1917
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, March 1918

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  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 11
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 1
  • 1913 Shaftesbury Grammar School Football Team
  • 1914 Shaftesbury Grammar School Football Team

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Shastonian
Semley Baptist Chapel Plaque

Alfred Sidney Harding

Surname: Harding
Other names: Alfred Sidney
Other people in this story:
Thomas Baker Harding
Mary Ann Harding nee Harding
Locations in this story:
Sedgehill, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Poelcapelle British War Cemetery, Langemark-Poelcappelle, Belgium
Hugglers Hole Cottage, Semley, Wiltshire
Gillingham, Dorset
St. Leonard's Church, Semley, Wiltshire

Story:
Alfred Sidney Harding was born in 1882 in Sedgehill, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 24th September, 1882. He was the son of Thomas Baker Harding, a Farm Labourer, and Mary Ann Harding (nee Harding). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Haulier's Carter and living at Hugglers Hole Cottage, Semley, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Gillingham, Dorset, on 8th December, 1915, as a Private and joined the 3rd/8th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Service No. 306722). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He was originally reported 'wounded and missing' but his body was later recovered for burial. He died on 27th August 1917 and was buried at Poelcapelle British War Cemetery, Langemark-Poelcappelle, Belgium (grave id. XLII.C.19). He is remembered on the War Memorial in St. Leonard's churchyard, Semley and on the Semley Baptist Chapel plaque, now in St. Leonard's Church.

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Names on Fontmell Magna War Memorial 3

Harold Martin Roberts

Surname: Roberts
Other names: Harold Martin
Other people in this story:
Edgar Eli Roberts
Bertha Mary Roberts nee Richardson
Thomas Edgar Roberts
Locations in this story:
Semley, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Blatchford Farm, Hartgrove, Fontmell Magna, Dorset
Fulham, London

Story:
Harold Martin Roberts was born in 1899 in Semley, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 2nd July, 1899. He was the son of Edgar Eli Roberts, a farmer, and Bertha Mary Roberts (nee Richardson). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, was a scholar and living at Blatchford Farm, Hartgrove, Fontmell Magna. He enlisted in Fulham, London, as a Private and joined the 10th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Service No. 40405). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 25th September 1918 and his name appears on the Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, Nord Pas de Calais, France (Panel 22-25). He is remembered on the Fontmell Magna War Memorial, Shaftesbury.  His brother, Thomas Edgar Roberts, also served in the conflict but survived.

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  • Names on Fontmell Magna War Memorial 5
  • Fontmell Magna War Memorial 4
  • Fontmell Magna War Memorial 1

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Ebbesbourne Wake Memorial 07

Bertrand John Young

Surname: Young
Other names: Bertrand John
Other people in this story:
John Young
Louisa Young nee Hancock
Locations in this story:
Alvediston, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Bellicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, nr. Cambrai, France
School House, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire
Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire

Story:
Bertrand John Young was born on 18th July, 1882 in Alvediston, Wiltshire, and was baptised there on 27th August, 1882. He was the son of John Young, a Farmer, and Louisa Young (nee Hancock). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a School Master and living at School House, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire. He enlisted as a Private and joined the 1st/7th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Service No. 267762). He was later promoted to 2nd Lieutenant with 'B' Company, 6th Battalion. He served in France & Flanders. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 5th October 1918 and was finally buried at Bellicourt British War Cemetery, Aisne, Nr. Cambrai, France (grave id. IV.L.7). (The cemetery was created when bodies were brought in from many battlefields after the Armistice.) He is remembered on the Ebbesbourne Wake War Memorial.

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  • Those Who Served on Ebbesbourne Wake Memorial
  • Ebbesbourne Wake Memorial 06
  • Ebbesbourne Wake Memorial 05
  • Ebbesbourne Wake Memorial 04
  • Those Who Fell on Ebbesbourne Wake Memorial 2

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Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

James John Lampard

Surname: Lampard
Other names: James John
Other people in this story:
James Lampard
Ellen Lampard nee Ford
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Thiepval Memorial, France
Milton, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Rouen
Salisbury
The Workhouse, Amesbury, Wiltshire

Story:
James John Lampard was born in 1876 in East Knoyle and baptised there on 13th February, 1876. He was the son of James Lampard, a labourer, and Ellen Lampard (nee Ford). His father died in 1898 at the age of 82 years - he was 27 years older than his wife. At the time of the 1911 Census James was single and working as a General Labourer and living at 41 Milton, East Knoyle. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private on 27th November, 1915 and was assigned to the 4th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Service No. 5051) and placed on Reserve. He was eventually mobilized on 22nd February, 1916 and re-assigned to the 1st/8th Battalion (New Service No. 306727). He embarked for France & FLanders arriving in Rouen on 11th July 1916 and went into the Field on 29th July 1916. He was reported to have been wounded but missing on 27th August, 1916 (his recorded death date) though he was not officially presumed killed until 8th October, 1916. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He death on 27th August 1916 is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 9A, 9B and 10B). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial. His effects were eventually forwarded to his mother once her address had been clarified as c/o The Master, The Workhouse, Amesbury, Wiltshire. She died in Amesbury within months of receiving his effects in 1920 aged 73 years.

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Ernest Tanswell

Surname: Tanswell
Other names: Ernest
Other people in this story:
John Tanswell
Emily Tanswell nee Brockway
Sarah Jane Tanswell née Small
Locations in this story:
Rockbourne, Nr. Fordingbridge, Hampshire
France & Flanders
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Upton, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Gillingham, Dorset
Bedwelty, Monmouthshire

Story:
Ernest Tanswell was born in 1881 in Rockbourne, Nr. Fordingbridge, Hampshire and baptised there on 27th February, 1881. He was the son of John Tanswell, a Farm Labourer, and Emily Tanswell (nee Brockway). The family set up home in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, shortly after Ernest was born but by 1901 he had moved to Bedwelty, Monmouthshire, where he was boarding out and working as a colliery labourer. He returned to East Knoyle fairly soon after and married Sarah Jane Small on 27th July, 1902. By the 1911 Census they had two children - one boy and one girl - with a third girl arriving in 1913. At the time of the Census, he was working as a Labourer and living at Upton, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Gillingham, Dorset, as a Private in the Somerset Light Infantry (Service No. 265044). He later transferred to the 1st/6th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. (New Service No. 30509). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died of wounds on 13th October 1917 and was buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Nord Pas de Calais, France (grave id. VIII.I.52). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial.    

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