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Frederick Powell

Surname: Powell
Other names: Frederick
Other people in this story:
Sarah Ann Powell
George Powell
Locations in this story:
Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, France
Pound Street, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire
Devizes, Wiltshire

Story:
Frederick Powell was born 0n 28th February, 1897 in Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire. His mother was Sarah Ann Powell (there was no father named on his birth certificate). His mother died at Ebbesbourne Wake in 1910 and was buried there on 24th May, 1910. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living with his grandmother, a widow, at Pound Street, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire. His grandmother died in 1916. He enlisted in Devizes, Wiltshire, as a Private and joined the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 25688). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died of wounds on 28th August 1917 and was buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, France (grave id. III.E.217). He is remembered on the Ebbesbourne Wake War Memorial. His only living relative at the time was his Uncle, George Powell, living in Pound Street, Ebbesbourne Wake.

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

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Names on Ludwell War Memorial 3

Leonard Charles Rogers

Surname: Rogers
Other names: Leonard Charles
Other people in this story:
Edwin Charles Rogers
Bessie Rogers nee Thompson
Locations in this story:
Tisbury, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Tyne Cot Memorial, Flanders
Horse Hill, Coombe, Shaftesbury
Ludwell, Wiltshire

Story:
Leonard Charles Rogers was born in 1899 in Tisbury, Wiltshire. He was the son of Edwin Charles Rogers, a Farm Labourer, and Bessie Rogers (nee Thompson). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a Scholar and living at Horse Hill, Coombe, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in Devizes, Wiltshire, as a Private in the 6th Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 35744). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 10th April 1918 and his name appears on the Tyne Cot Memorial (Panel 119 to 120). He is remembered on the war memorial at Ludwell.

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  • Ludwell War Memorial

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East Knoyle War Memorial

James Frederick Alfred Fletcher

Surname: Fletcher
Other names: James Frederick Alfred
Other people in this story:
Henry Fletcher
Amy Elizabeth Fletcher nee Chalke
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Milton, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Romsey, Hampshire
Farley Chamberlayne, Hampshire

Story:
James Frederick Alfred Fletcher was born in 1895 in East Knoyle and baptised there on 5th January, 1896. He was the son of Henry Fletcher, a General Labourer, and Amy Elizabeth Fletcher (nee Chalke). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Shepherd on the Clouds Estate and living at Milton, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Salisbury, giving Romsey, Hampshire as his address, and joined the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 21254). 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 of wounds on 28th April 1917 and was buried at Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Nord Pas de Calais, France (grave id. I.C.23). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial as well as the memorial in St John's Church, Farley Chamberlayne, Hampshire, near to where his parents had moved.

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  • Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

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Names on Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial 03

William George Litten

Surname: Litten
Other names: William George
Other people in this story:
Samuel Litten
Margaret Litten nee Sparks
John Litten
Locations in this story:
East Lydford, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Gallipoli, Turkey
Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Overway, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire

Story:
William George Litten was born on 6th October, 1895 in East Lydford, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, and baptised at the parish church on 10th November, 1895. He was the son of Samuel Litten (who died in 1900) and Margaret Litten (nee Sparks), a Charwoman. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was single, working as a Farm Labourer. He and his mother were living with his brother, John, at Overway, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private with the 5th Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 11142). He served at Gallipoli and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 23rd July 1915 and his name appears on the Helles Memorial (Panel 156 to 158). 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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Alfred George Simmons

Surname: Simmons
Other names: Alfred George
Other people in this story:
Anna Maria Dyer née Simmons
Tom Dyer
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Andrew
Mesopotamia
Shaikh Saad Old Cemetery Memorial at the Amara War Cemetery, Iraq
Wardour Lane, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Salisbury

Story:
Alfred (Fred) George Simmons was born on 5th May, 1893 in Donhead St. Andrew, and baptised there on 1st July, 1894. He was the son of Anna Maria Simmons, who was single at the time. No father is recorded. She later married Tom Dyer in 1904. At the time of the 1911 Census Fred was single, working as a Gardener's Help and living in Wardour Lane, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Salisbury (mistakenly under the name 'Frederick') as a Private and joined the 5th Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 22786). He served in Mesopotamia and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 9th April 1917 and his name appears on the Shaikh Saad Old Cemetery Memorial at Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. 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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Frederick William Stretch

Surname: Stretch
Other names: Frederick William
Other people in this story:
John Stretch
Anne Stretch
Mary Rogers nee Stretch
Eli Rogers
Locations in this story:
Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium
Bridmore Gate Cottages, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Hooks Hill, Berwick St. John
Luke Street, Berwick St. John
Devizes, Wiltshire

Story:
Frederick William Stretch was born on 6th October, 1894 in Berwick St. John, Wiltshire. He was the son of Mary Stretch, a domestic servant. No father is recorded on the birth certificate. He lived with his mother at the home of her parents, John Stretch and Anne Stretch at Hooks Hill, Berwick St. John. Eventually his mother married Eli Rogers in 1894 and lived in Luke Street, Berwick St. John but Frederick stayed with his grandparents. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Farm Carter and living at Bridmore Gate Cottages, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire. He enlisted at Devizes, Wiltshire, as a Private in the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 18741). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 27th August 1915 and his name appears on Memorial 18, Union Street Graveyard 1 at Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium. He is remembered on the Berwick St. John War Memorial.

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  • Berwick St. John War Memorial
  • Berwick St John War Memorial 02

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Berwick St. John War Memorial

William Herbert Waterman

Surname: Waterman
Other names: William Herbert
Other people in this story:
Henry Waterman
Annie Jane Waterman nee Phillips
Locations in this story:
Romsey, Hampshire
France & Flanders
Loker Churchyard, Nr. Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium
Stratford Sub Castle, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Salisbury

Story:
William Herbert Waterman was born in 1892 in Romsey, Hampshire. He was the son of Henry (Harry) Waterman, a Farm Labourer, and Annie Jane Waterman (nee Phillips). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Shepherd and living at Stratford Sub Castle, Salisbury, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private in the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 11077). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. When he died on 27th February 1915, he had been attached to 'A# Company and treated at the No. 7 Field Ambulance, Loker. He was buried at Loker Churchyard, Nr. Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium (grave id. II.F.9). He is remembered on the Berwick St. John War Memorial.

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  • St. John the Baptist Church, Berwick St. John 01
  • Berwick St John War Memorial

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Berwick St John War Memorial 02

Harry Charles Weeks

Surname: Weeks
Other names: Harry Charles
Other people in this story:
Mary Emma Weeks
Locations in this story:
Berwick St. John
France & Flanders
Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extn.
Luke Street, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Devizes, Wiltshire

Story:
Harry Charles Weeks was born in 1888 in Berwick St. John. He was the son of Mary Emma Weeks, a laundress - there is no father on the baptismal record. His mother married Frank Jacob in 1907 - they had one child, a half brother to Harry. At the time of the 1911 Census Harry was single, working as a Shepherd and living with his uncle in Luke Street, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Devizes, Wiltshire, as a Private in the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 18740) and he served in France & Flanders. He was awarded the British War, Victory and 15 Star medals. He died on 24th August 1916 and was buried at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (grave id. VII.D.53). He is remembered on the Berwick St. John War Memorial.

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  • St. John the Baptist Church, Berwick St. John 01
  • Berwick St. John War Memorial

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Berwick St John War Memorial

Jehu Charles Weeks

Surname: Weeks
Other names: Jehu Charles
Other people in this story:
Charles Weeks
Sarah Ann Weeks nee Sangen
Locations in this story:
Berwick St. John
France & Flanders
Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery, Somme, France
The Cross, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Shaftesbury

Story:
Jehu Charles Weeks was born in 1894 in Berwick St. John. He was the son of Charles Weeks, a Farmer, and Sarah Ann Weeks (nee Sangen). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, was a Farm Worker and living at The Cross, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Shaftesbury as a Private in the 7th Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 17051). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 7th October 1918 whilst attached to the 'B' Company of the Regiment and was buried at Templeux-Le-Guerard British War Cemetery, Somme, France (grave id. I.J.9). He is remembered on the Berwick St. John War Memorial.

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  • St. John the Baptist Church, Berwick St. John 01
  • Berwick St John War Memorial 03

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Alvediston War Memorial base

William George Edward Scammell

Surname: Scammell
Other names: William George Edward
Other people in this story:
James Scammell
Elizabeth Scammell née Bridle
Locations in this story:
Broad Chalke, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium
Alvediston, Wiltshire
Devizes, Wiltshire

Story:
William George Edward Scammell was born in 1894 in Broad Chalke Wiltshire, and was baptised there on 30th December, 1894. He was the son of James Scammell and Elizabeth Scammell (née Bridle). At the time of the 1901 Census he was single and living at Broad Chalke. There is no entry for him in the 1911 Census but his family were then living in Alvediston, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Devizes as a Private in the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 9000). He joined the 2nd Battalion and served in France & Flanders. He went missing on 24th October 1914 and was presumed to have been killed in action. His name appears on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres, Belguim (Panel 53) and he is remembered on the Alvediston War Memorial.

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  • Alvediston War Memorial

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