Alvediston War Memorial base

Bertram William James Moxham

Surname: Moxham
Other names: Bertram William James
Other people in this story:
Frank Moxham
Elizabeth Clara Moxham née Frances
Amy Moxham née Davenport
Bertram R.E. Moxham
Henry J. Phillips
Locations in this story:
Trow, Alvediston, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, West Flanders, Belgium
Upper Woodford, Wiltshire
Devizes, Wiltshire

Story:
Bertram William James Moxham was born in 1889 in Alvediston, Wiltshire and was baptised there on 13th October 1889. He was the son of Frank and Elizabeth Clara Moxham (nee Frances). At the time of the 1911 Census he was then single, working as a Carter of a Farm and living at Trow, Alvediston. On 26th  December 1914 he married Amy Davenport and they lived together in Alvediston. Their son, Bertram R.E.Moxham, was born in 1915.

Bertram enlisted in Devizes, Wiltshire as a Private in the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 18889). He joined the 1st Battalion and served in France & Flanders. He died of wounds on 31st July 1915 and was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, West Flanders, Belgium.

Records show that Amy was living at "Scotland", Upper Woodford, Wiltshire. In 1920 she married Henry J. Phillips. Her son Bertram died in 1946, aged 31 years

Bertram William James Moxham is remembered on the Alvediston War Memorial.    

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  • Alvediston War Memorial

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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Alvediston War Memorial base

Walter Charles Compton

Surname: Compton
Other names: Walter Charles
Other people in this story:
Edgar Compton
Sarah Ann Compton née Coombes
Ida Isabell Compton née Mabey
Leonard Compton
Ronald Compton
William E. Yeates
Christine Yeates
Locations in this story:
Alvediston, Wiltshire
Salford, Lancashire
St. Mary's Church, Michelmersh, Hampshire
Chalkpit, Broadchalke, Wiltshire
Romsey, Hampshire
Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Story:
Walter Charles Compton was born in 1889 in Alvediston and baptised there on 6th October, 1889. He was the son of Edgar Compton, a Farm Labourer, and Sarah Ann Compton (née Coombes). In 1913 he married Ida Isabell Mabey in Romsey, Hampshire. They had two sons, Leonard (born 1914) and Ronald (born 1915). At the time of the 1911 Census, he was working as a Shepherd and living at Chalkpit, Broadchalke, Wiltshire.

Walter enlisted in Trowbridge as a Private in the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 201621) and was posted to the U.K. Depot. He died at home on 19th March 1919 in Salford, Lancashire and was buried in St. Mary's churchyard, Michelmersh, near Romsey. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

In 1924 his widow Ida married William E. Yeates and they had one daughter, Christine. Sadly her son Leonard died in 1925, aged 11, and her husband died in 1929, aged 58. Her other son, Ronald, died in 1939, aged 23. Thus by the time of the 1939 Register, Ida was left living with her only daughter in Michelmersh.

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  • Alvediston War Memorial

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Berwick St John War Memorial 02

William Henry Marchant

Surname: Marchant
Other names: William Henry
Other people in this story:
William Marchant
Hannah Marchant nee Blandford
Locations in this story:
Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Mesopotamia
Deolali Government Cemetery, India
Water Street, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Basingstoke, Hampshire
India

Story:
William Henry Marchant was born in 1885 in Berwick St. John, and baptised there on 24th July, 1885. He was the son of William and Hannah Marchant (nee Blandford). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as an Estate Carpenter and living at Water Street, Berwick St. John, Wilts. He enlisted in Basingstoke, Hampshire, and joined the 5th Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 22437). He served in Mesopotamia and India. At the time of his death held the rank of Lance Corporal. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 2nd November 1917 and was buried at Deolali Government Cemetery in India (grave id. Plot CE. Row K. Grave 27). 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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Names on Ludwell War Memorial 1

Charles King

Surname: King
Other names: Charles
Other people in this story:
Jesse King
Harriet King née Holley
Locations in this story:
Lacock, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
St. Souplet British Cemetery complex, Nord, France
Higher Coombe, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Ludwell, Wiltshire
Salisbury, Wiltshire

Story:
Charles King was born in 1888 in Lacock, Wiltshire. He was the son of Jesse King, a gamekeeper, and Harriet King (née Holley). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, was working as a cabinet maker and living at Higher Coombe, Donhead St. Mary, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 23746). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 1st April 1918 and his name appears on the St. Quentin German Cemetery Memorial 10, which is part of the wider St. Souplet British Cemetery complex at St. Souplet, Nord, France. He is remembered on the Cann War Memorial, Shaftesbury and the memorial at Ludwell in Wiltshire.

Images:
  • Cann War Memorial
  • Ludwell War Memorial
  • Unveiling of Cann War Memorial

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Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2

Ernest Brickell

Surname: Brickell
Other names: Ernest
Other people in this story:
Edward Brickell
Ellen Brickell
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Wancourt British Cemetery
Coppice Street, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury

Story:
Ernest Brickell was born in 1879 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of Edward Brickell and Ellen Brickell, a Charwoman. He started service as a Private with Dorset Regiment (Service No. 18729). At the time of enlistment was single, working as a bricklayer's labourer and living at 7 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury. He then transferred to the Wiltshire Regiment (Service No. 26743). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died in on 9th April 1917 and was buried at Wancourt British Cemetery (grave id. VI.G.29). He is remembered on the Holy Trinity War Memorial, now in St. PeterÍs Church, Shaftesbury.

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  • Shaftesbury Remembrance Sunday 2016
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

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The National Archives
St. James' War Memorial

Reggie Butt

Surname: Butt
Other names: Reginald
Other people in this story:
Henry Butt
Emma Jane Butt nee Lydford
Henry Charles (Harry) Butt
Frederick Arthur Butt
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Roisin Communal Cemetery, Roisin, Hainut, Belgium
St. James Street, Shaftesbury
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Salisbury

Story:
Reggie Butt was born in 1899 in Shaftesbury and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 28th May, 1899. He was the son of Henry Butt, a gardener, and Emma Jane Butt (nee Lydford). His siblings included Henry (Harry) Charles, born in 1892 and Frederick Arthur, born in 1894, who both died in the war. At the time of the 1911 Census he was still at school and living in the family home at 82 St James Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 36123). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 6th November 1918 and was buried at Roisin Communal Cemetery, Roisin, Hainaut, Belgium (grave id. A.2). He is remembered on the Park Walk and St. James' war memorials. His name can also be seen on the Roll of Honour in St. James' Church and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.

Images:
  • Park Walk War Memorial 4
  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • St. James' Roll of Honour
  • Names on St. James' War Memorial 1
  • 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

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The National Archives
Cann War Memorial

John Chown

Surname: Chown
Other names: John
Other people in this story:
Samuel Chown
Annie Chown née Rogers
Lucy Chown née Hayward
John William Chown
Locations in this story:
Cann Common, Shaftesbury
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury
Motcombe, Dorset
Cann, Shaftesbury
Devizes, Wiltshire
Le Touret Memorial, Le Touret, Pas de Calais, France

Story:
John Chown was born in 1888 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of Samuel Chown, a carpenter, and Annie Chown (née Rogers). At the time of the 1911 Census the family were living at Cann Common, Cann, Shaftesbury, though John was not recorded. He married Lucy Hayward in Shaftesbury in 1914. He enlisted in Devizes as a Private in the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 7612). He joined the 1st Battalion and served in France and Flanders.  He died on 31st October 1914 and his name appears on Le Touret Memorial, Le Touret, Pas de Calais, France (Panel 33 & 34). At the time his wife Lucy was living in Enmore Green and their son John William Chown was born on 7th May 1915. Lucy did not remarry and at the time of the 1939 Register she was living with her son at Hill Crescent, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury. John Chown was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914 Star (clasp) medals. He is remembered on the War Memorials at Motcombe, Enmore Green and Cann, Shaftesbury.  

Images:
  • Names on Cann War Memorial
  • Names on Enmore Green War Memorial
  • Enmore Green War Memorial 03
  • Enmore Green War Memorial 02
  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 2
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02
  • Motcombe War Memorial 03
  • Unveiling of Cann War Memorial

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The National Archives