Iwerne Minister War Memorial 4

John Roberts

Surname: Roberts
Other names: John
Other people in this story:
Alfred Roberts
Charlotte Roberts née Jackson
Alice Roberts
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Italy
Cremona Town Cemetery, Italy
The Drove, Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Story:
John Roberts was born in 1894 in Iwerne Minster and baptised there on 6th May, 1894. He was the son of Alfred Roberts, a waggoner on a farm, and Charlotte Roberts (née Jackson). He was married to Alice (as yet name unknown or when). At the time of the 1911 Census, he was a farm worker and living at The Drove, Iwerne Minster, Dorset. He enlisted in Trowbridge, Wiltshire and joined the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 11930). He later transferred to the Royal Munster Fusiliers (Service No. G/1584) and at the time of his death held the rank of Corporal. He served in Italy and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died of pneumonia on 20th October 1918 and was buried at Cremona Town Cemetery (grave id. C.4). He is remembered on the Iwerne Minster War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

Printed Source:
Iwerne Minster Before, During, and After the Great War. Edited by P. Anderson Graham.

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  • Names on Iwerne Minster War Memorial 1
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 03
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 02
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 01

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Alfred William Neish

Surname: Neish
Other names: Alfred William
Other people in this story:
William Neish
Jane Neish née Hinder
Annie Neish
Locations in this story:
West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire
Gallipoli, Turkey
Helles Memorial, Turkey
The Gardens, Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Chanuk Bair, Turkey
Reading, Berkshire.
London

Story:
Alfred William Neish was born in 1894 in West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire and baptised there on 22nd April 1894. He was the son of William Neish, who became a gardener on the Iwerne Minster estate, and Jane Neish (née Hinder). 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 in London as a Private in the 5th Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (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 and also on the grave of his sister, Annie, in Reading, Berkshire, who died as a result of her work with the VADs.

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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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Iwerne Minster War Memorial 2

Frederick George Bridle

Surname: Bridle
Other names: Frederick George
Other people in this story:
William George Bridle
Bessie Bridle née Joyce
Locations in this story:
Blandford Forum, Dorset
France & Flanders
Inchy Communal Cemetery Extension, Inchy-Beaumont, Cambrai, Nord, France
Tarrant Crawford, Blandford, Dorset
Inchy Hospital, France
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Story:
Frederick George Bridle was born in 1899 in Tarrant Crawford, Blandford and baptised there on 8th Oct 1899. He was the son of William George Bridle, a carter on a farm, and Bessie Bridle (née Joyce). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a scholar and living at Tarrant Crawford, Blandford, Dorset. He enlisted in Sturminster Newton as a Private in the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 36132). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died from wounds on 24th October 1918 at Inchy Hospital in France and was buried at Inchy Communal Cemetery Extension, Inchy-Beaumont, Cambrai, Nord, France (grave id. B. 43). He is remembered on the Iwerne Minster War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

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  • Names on Iwerne Minster War Memorial 1
  • Iwerne Minister War Memorial 1
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 03
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 02

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William Henry Fisher

Surname: Fisher
Other names: William Henry
Other people in this story:
Henry Fisher
Sarah Fisher née Baker
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Mesopotamia
Amara War Cemetery, Iraq
The Brickyard, Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Devizes, Wiltshire

Story:
William Henry Fisher was born in 1893 in Iwerne Minster and baptised there on 5th November 1893. He was the son of Henry Fisher, a brick maker, and Sarah Fisher (née Baker). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a groom and living at The Brickyard, Iwerne Minster, Dorset. He enlisted in Devizes, Wiltshire as a Private in the 5th Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 9318). He served in Mesopotamia and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died from fever on 9th August 1916 and was buried at the Amara War Cemetery, Iraq (grave id. IX.B.5). 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 4
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 01
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 03
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 02

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Francis and Walter Harris

Walter James Harris

Surname: Harris
Other names: Walter James
Other people in this story:
Charles Harris
Edith Emily Harris nee Hiscock
Francis George Harris
Francis Rogers Hiscock
Emily Hiscock
Locations in this story:
Farnham, Dorset
France & Flanders
Arras Memorial, France
Blandford

Story:
Walter James Harris was born in 1898 in Farnham, Dorset, and baptised there on 8th January, 1899. He was the son of Charles Harris, a Farm Labourer, and Edith Emily Harris (nee Hiscock). His siblings included Francis George, born in 1897, who also died in the war. At the time of the 1911 Census Walter was single, a scholar and living in the family home at Farnham, Blandford, Dorset. He enlisted in Blandford as a Private and joined the 6th Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 36872). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 22nd March 1918 and his name appears on the Arras Memorial in France (Bay 7). He is remembered on the Farnham War Memorial in St. Lawrence's Church. His death and that of his brother Francis are also commemorated in the churchyard on the headstone of grandparents Francis Rogers Hiscock and Emily Hiscock.

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  • Farnham churchyard
  • Farnham churchyard
  • Francis and Walter Harris
  • Farnham War Memorial
  • St. Lawrence's Church, Farnham

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St. Lawrence's Church, Farnham

Sidney Weeks

Surname: Weeks
Other names: Sidney
Other people in this story:
Edward Jesse Weeks
Sarah Ann Weeks nee Avery
James Weeks
Sybil Gwendoline May Weeks nee Frampton
Arthur Leslie Weeks
Roy Robert Pearce
Locations in this story:
Farnham, Dorset
France & Flanders
Arras Memorial, France
Dean, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Gussage St. Andrew, Dorset
Grantham, Lincolnshire
Blandford

Story:
Sidney Weeks was born in 1887 in Dean, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, and baptised at Gussage St Andrew, Dorset, on 1st January, 1888. He was the son of Edward Jesse Weeks, a Game Keeper, and Sarah Ann Weeks (nee Avery). His siblings included James, born in 1897, who also died in the war. At the time of the 1911 Census Sidney was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living at Farnham, Blandford, Dorset. He married Sybil Gwendoline May Frampton in Grantham, Lincolnshire, on 1st March, 1915 but their child, Arthur Leslie Weeks, was born in 1914 and baptised at Gussage St. Andrew on 14th June, 1914. Sidney enlisted in Blandford as a Private with the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 29665). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 24th April 1917 and his name appears on the Arras Memorial in France (Bay 7). He is remembered on the Farnham War Memorial. His wife re-married a Roy Robert Pearce in 1918.

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Fontmell Magna War Memorial 4

Frederick George Frampton

Surname: Frampton
Other names: Frederick George
Other people in this story:
Edwin Thomas Frampton
Priscilla Frampton nee Gray
Herbert Gray
Locations in this story:
Fontmell Magna, Dorset
Mesopotamia
Basra Memorial, Iraq
Bleeks, Hartgrove, Fontmell Magna
Hartgrove, Fontmell Magna, Dorset
Devizes, Wiltshire
Kington Magna, Dorset

Story:
Frederick George Frampton was born in 1895 in Hartgrove, Fontmell Magna, Dorset. He was the son of Edwin Thomas Frampton, a cattleman on a farm, and Priscilla Frampton (nee Gray). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living with his uncle, Herbert Gray, at Harpitt, Kington Magna, Dorset. His family were living at 109 Bleeks, Hartgrove, Fontmell Magna. He enlisted in Devizes, Wiltshire as a Private and joined the 5th Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 19209). He served in Mesopotamia and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died in Iraq on 5th April 1916 and his name appears on the Basra Memorial, Basra, Iraq (Panel 30 and 64). He is remembered on the Fontmell Magna War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

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  • Names on Fontmell Magna War Memorial 4
  • Names on Fontmell Magna War Memorial 2
  • Fontmell Magna War Memorial 2

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Thomas Scadden headstone 1

Thomas Henry (Harry) Scadden

Surname: Scadden
Other names: Thomas Henry (Harry)
Other people in this story:
Thomas Scadden
Louisa Scadden nee Welch
Ethel Mary Scadden née Holt
Locations in this story:
Warwick
Motcombe, Dorset
St. Mary's Church Extension Cemetery, Motcombe
Near Fontmill House, Fontmill, Dorset
Diamond Cottage, Motcombe
Military Hospital, Preston Hall, Aylesford, Kent
Dorchester
Westminster, London

Story:
Thomas Henry (Harry) Scadden was born in 1880 in Warwick and baptised at St. Mary's Church, Warwick, on 4th January, 1880. He was the son of Thomas Scadden, a Coachman, and Louisa Scadden (nee Welch). His father died in 1903. On 6th July, 1907, Harry married Ethel Mary Holt in Westminster, London. At the time of the 1911 Census he was the licensee of the Royal Oak public house in Motcombe. and they had one son at the time but a daughter followed within days of the census of 1911. He enlisted in Dorchester as a Private in the 3rd Battalion of the Duke Of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 48634). He died in the Military Hospital, Preston Hall, Aylesford, Kent on 27th November 1918 and was buried in the Extension Cemetery of St. Mary's Church in Motcombe on 2nd December, 1918, (grave id. B.4.10). At the time his wife Ethel was recorded as living at Diamond Cottage, Motcombe. The inscription she chose for the headstone reads: IN MEMORY OF MY BELOVED HUSBAND THOMAS HENRY SCADDEN WHO DIED NOV. 27. 1918. AGED 38. HE BRAVELY ANSWERED DUTY'S CALL. HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR ONE AND ALL. WAS MANAGER OF ROYAL OAK FOR 11 YEARS.  He is remembered on the Motcombe War Memorial, Dorset. His wife did not re-marry and was living near Fontmill House at the time of the 1939 Register.    

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  • Thomas Scadden headstone 2
  • PN411
  • Motcombe War Memorial 03
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02
  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 2

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Enmore Green War Memorial 02

Willie George Burden

Surname: Burden
Other names: Willie George
Other people in this story:
Stephen Burden
Elizabeth Annie Moore Burden née Bridle
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Egypt
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Al Qantarah, Shamal Sina', Egypt
Sherborne Causeway, Enmore Green
Brickhill, Enmore Green

Story:
Willie George Burden was born in 1893. He was the son of Stephen Burden, a Farm Labourer, and Elizabeth Annie Moore Burden (née Bridle). The family lived at Brickhill, Enmore Green. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living on Sherborne Causeway, Enmore Green. He enlisted in Shaftesbury as a Private in the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 202266) and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 20th December 1918 whilst serving with the 1st/4th (T.F.) Battalion and was buried at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Al Qantarah, Shamal Sina', Egypt (grave id. F.299). He is remembered on the war memorials at Motcombe and Enmore Green, Shaftesbury. Willie's father died in 1919.

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  • Enmore Green War Memorial 02
  • Enmore Green War Memorial 01
  • Motcombe War Memorial 1
  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 03
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02

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Those Who Fell on Ebbesbourne Wake Memorial 2

Herbert Trevor George Snook

Surname: Snook
Other names: Herbert Trevor George
Other people in this story:
Tom Snook
Albertina Louisa Snook nee Scammell
Locations in this story:
Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Thiepval Memorial, France
Prescombe Cottages, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire
Devizes, Wiltshire

Story:
Herbert Trevor George Snook was born in 1893 in Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire. He was the son of Tom Snook, a Farm Labourer, and Albertina Louisa Snook (nee Scammell). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a carter on a farm and living at Prescombe Cottages, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Devizes, Wiltshire, and joined the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 19112). He served in France & Flanders and at the time of his death held the rank of Lance Corporal. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 8th July 1916 and his name appears on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 13 A). He is remembered on the Ebbesbourne Wake War Memorial.

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  • Those Who Fell on Ebbesbourne Wake Memorial
  • Those Who Served on Ebbesbourne Wake Memorial
  • Ebbesbourne Wake Memorial 07
  • Ebbesbourne Wake Memorial 06
  • Ebbesbourne Wake Memorial 05
  • Ebbesbourne Wake Memorial 04

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