Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

Fred Herbert Weeks

Surname: Weeks
Other names: Fred Herbert
Other people in this story:
John Weeks
Charlotte Weeks nee Brewer
Locations in this story:
Wimborne, Dorset
France & Flanders
Bethencourt Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
Petermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset

Story:
Fred Herbert Weeks was born in 1884 in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, and was baptised there on 29th June, 1884. He was the son of John Weeks, a Farm Labourer, and Charlotte Weeks (nee Brewer). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and was a career soldier serving with the Regimental Transport, (Corps unknown), stationed in Petermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa. His home address was Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. In the war he served in France & Flanders as a Private in the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 6817). He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals (Clasp). The records state he died of wounds on 27th Aug 1914 and is remembered on a Special Memorial within Bethencourt Communal Cemetery, Nord, France (grave id. Special Memorial 3). The WGC states " There are now over eighty 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these a small number are unidentified and nine graves which cannot now be traced are represented by Special Memorials". This presumes that Fred was buried there but the whereabouts of actual grave unknown. He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial. His father died in 1919.

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Ernest White

Surname: White
Other names: Ernest
Other people in this story:
Frederick James White
Annie White nee Kerley
Winifred Mary White née Goddard
Locations in this story:
Farm End Cottage, Lower Odcombe, Stoke under Ham, Montacute, Somerset
France & Flanders
Soissons Memorial, l'Aisne, Picardie, France
Ham House, Childe Okeford, Dorset
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Childe Okeford, Dorset
Kinson Avenue, Poole, Dorset

Story:
Ernest White was born in 1892 in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, and baptised there on 12th January, 1893. He was the son of Frederick James White, a Builder/Bricklayer, and Annie White (nee Kerley). At the time of the 1911 Census he was working as a Farm Labourer and boarding with a family at Farm End Cottage, Lower Odcombe, Stoke under Ham, Montacute, Somerset. His family were living at Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. He enlisted at Childe Okeford, Dorset as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 8517). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals (Clasp). On 22nd December, 1916, he had married Winifred Mary Goddard at Childe Okeford, Dorset and they had one child, a boy. Ernest was missing in action and presumed dead on 1st Jun 1918. By this time his wife was living at Ham House, Childe Okeford, Dorset. His name appears on the Soissons Memorial, l'Aisne, Picardie, France and on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial in Dorset. His wife did not remarry and by 1939 was living in Kinson Avenue, Poole, Dorset.  

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Maurice Jesse

Surname: Jesse
Other names: Maurice
Other people in this story:
Arthur Jesse
Edith Jesse nee Foote
Locations in this story:
France & Flanders
Arras Memorial, France
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset

Story:
Maurice Jesse was born in 1898 in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset and baptised there on 25th September, 1898. He was the son of Arthur Jesse, a Coal Merchant, and Edith Jesse (nee Foote). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a Scholar and living at Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. He enlisted as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 22255). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 9th April 1917 and his name appears on the Arras Memorial in France (Bay 7). He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.

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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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  • 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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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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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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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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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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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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