Names on Cann War Memorial

William Frank White

Surname: White
Other names: William Frank
Other people in this story:
George White
Sarah White née Lush
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Arras Memorial, France
Higher Blandford Road, Cann, Shaftesbury
Shaftesbury

Story:
William Frank White was born in 1888 in Cann, Shaftesbury. He was the son of George White and Sarah White (née Lush). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a bricklayer and living in Higher Blandford Road, Cann, Shaftesbury. His mother died in 1912 and his father in 1917. He enlisted in Shaftesbury as a Private in the 10th Battalion of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (Service No. 24763). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 25th March 1918 and his name appears on the Arras Memorial (Bay 6). He is remembered on the Cann War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

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  • Cann War Memorial
  • Cann memorial opening

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The National Archives
St. James' War Memorial

William Conway

Surname: Conway
Other names: William
Other people in this story:


Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury



Story:
The name of William Conway appears on the Roll of Honour in St. James' Church, Shaftesbury.  So far it has not been possible to find details of his life in official records. We would be grateful to anyone who may be able to provide information that would help us identify him.      

Images:
  • St. James' Roll of Honour
  • St. James' War Memorial

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Motcombe War Memorial 03

Harold Coward

Surname: Coward
Other names: Harold
Other people in this story:
James Coward
Mary Jane Coward nee Miles
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Mesopotamia
Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Al-Russafa, Baghdad, Iraq
Motcombe
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury

Story:
Harold Coward was born in 1893 in Motcombe. and baptised there on 12th November, 1893. He was the son of James Coward, a Farm Labourer, and Mary Jane Coward (nee Miles). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Factory Hand and living at 38 Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted in Shaftesbury as a Private in the 1/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 200168). It is possible that he served prior to that time in the territorial force as he had another Service Number, 1553, on the medal rolls. He served in Mesopotamia and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died in Mesopotamia on 24th Jul 1917 and was buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Al-Russafa, Baghdad, Iraq (grave id. XII.A.3). He is remembered on the St. James' and Motcombe War Memorials and on the Roll of Honour in St. James' Church, Shaftesbury.

Images:
  • St. James' Roll of Honour
  • St. James' War Memorial
  • Names on St. James' War Memorial 1
  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 1
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02

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St. James' War Memorial

Tom Lowther

Surname: Lowther
Other names: Tom
Other people in this story:


Locations in this story:
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
Shaftesbury



Story:
The name of Tom Lowther appears on the Roll of Honour in St. James' Church, Shaftesbury.  So far it has not been possible to find details of his life in official records. We would be grateful to anyone who may be able to provide information that would help us identify him.

Images:
  • St. James' Roll of Honour

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
St. James' War Memorial

Edwin Arthur Meaden

Surname: Meaden
Other names: Edwin Arthur
Other people in this story:
Albert Meaden
Martha Meaden (Rose)
Locations in this story:
Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset
France & Flanders
Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Ypres, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Story:
Edwin Arthur Meaden was born in 1899 in Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset. He was the son of Albert Meaden, a farmer, and Martha Meaden (nee Rose). He attended Shaftesbury Grammar School from 1909 to 1913. His address in the 1911 Census was 97 St. James, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  After leaving school he became a farmer.  He enlisted in Dorchester as a Private in the 15th (Service) Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment (Service No. 28759) and served in France & Flanders. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 3rd Oct 1918, having been badly wounded the previous day. He was buried at Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium (grave id. IV.E.1). He is remembered on the St. James' War Memorial, on the Roll of Honour in St. James' Church, Shaftesbury. His name also appears on the Shaftesbury Grammar School memorial in Shaftesbury School.

A "First List of Old Shastonians Serving in H.M. Forces" was produced by Shaftesbury Grammar School in September 1915. It shows the regiment in which Arthur served and the date and term in which he left school. His name was also included on a hand written list of Shaftesbury Grammar School old boys serving during the war. An asterix can be seen next to Arthur's name, indicating that he had died. The board is now at Gold Hill Museum. 

Printed Sources: 
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, March 1919 
First List of Old Shastonians Serving in H.M. Forces, September 1915 

Images:
  • Names on St. James' War Memorial 2
  • St. James' Roll of Honour
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School War Memorial
  • List of Old Shastonians 1
  • List of Old Shastonians 3
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 1
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 5

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The National Archives
Shastonian
St. James' War Memorial

John Thomas Oborne

Surname: Oborne
Other names: John Thomas
Other people in this story:
Frederick Oborne
Elizabeth Oborne nee Roberts
Emily Oborne née Philips
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Tyne Cot Memorial
Poor Yard, Shaftesbury
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
23 Aynhoe Road, Brook Green, Hammersmith, London
St. Marylebone, London

Story:
John Thomas Oborne was born on 10th March, 1883, in Shaftesbury and baptised at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, on 16th May, 1884. He was the son of Frederick Oborne, a Mail Cart Driver, and Elizabeth Oborne (nee Roberts). By 1901 John had left home and was working as a Labourer in St. Marylebone, London. He was married on 5th September, 1903 to Emily Phillips in the Paddington Registry Area, London. They had four children: two sons and two daughters. At the time of the 1911 Census he was working as a Road Labourer and living at 23 Aynhoe Road, Brook Green Hammersmith, London. His parents meantime were living at Poor Yard, Shaftesbury. His father died in 1912. He enlisted in Hammersmith, London, as a Rifleman in the 12th Battalion of the Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) (Service No. S/21923). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 17th Aug 1917 and his name appears on the Tyne Cot Memorial (Panels 145 to 147). He is remembered on the St. James' War Memorial and on the Roll of Honour in St. James' Church, Shaftesbury. His wife received a widow's pension the equivalent of £1.43p. per week.    

Images:
  • Names on St. James' War Memorial 3
  • St. James' Roll of Honour

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St. James' War Memorial

Herbert Quarry

Surname: Quarry
Other names: Herbert
Other people in this story:


Locations in this story:
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
Shaftesbury

Story:
The name of Herbert Quarry appears on the Roll of Honour in St. James' Church, Shaftesbury.  So far it has not been possible to find details of his life in official records. We would be grateful to anyone who may be able to provide information that would help us identify him.

Images:
  • St. James' Roll of Honour

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The National Archives
Cann War Memorial

Cossley John B. Hunt

Surname: Hunt
Other names: Cossley John B.
Other people in this story:
John Thomas Hunt
Wilhelmina Augusta Hunt née Knight
Locations in this story:
Western European Theatre
Bedford House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Cann , Shaftesbury
Dorchester, Dorset

Story:
Cossley John B. Hunt was born in 1898 in Cann. He was the son of John Thomas Hunt, a farm labourer, and Wilhelmina Augusta Hunt (née Knight).  At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, was a student and living at Cann, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in Dorchester as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (Service No. 29223). He served in the Western European Theatre and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died in on 4th October 1917 and was buried at Bedford House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium (Enclosure No. 4, VIII.C.7). His grave is situated in Enclosure No. 4 which is described as 'the largest (site) which was used from June 1916 to February 1918 largely by the 47th (London) Division and after the Armistice it was enlarged when 3,324 graves were brought in from other burial grounds and from the battle fields of the Ypres Salient. Almost two-thirds of the graves are unidentified'. Cossley is remembered on the Cann War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

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  • Cann War Memorial
  • Unveiling of Cann War Memorial

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The National Archives
St. James' War Memorial

Christopher Quincy

Surname: Quincy
Other names: Christopher
Other people in this story:


Locations in this story:
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
Shaftesbury

Story:
The name of Christopher Quincy appears on the Roll of Honour in St. James' Church, Shaftesbury.  So far it has not been possible to find details of his life in official records. We would be grateful to anyone who may be able to provide information that would help us identify him.

Images:
  • St. James' Roll of Honour

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The National Archives
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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