In Loving Memory of
My Dear Husband
St.John Aylmer Duff GARNISS
Priest Commander retired of Royal Victoria Hospital
Departed This Life November 4th 1963 age 65 years.
I Have Fought A good Fight - I Have Kept The Faith
There is a stone laid flat which reads:
Also his wife
Gladys Winifred Louise
Died June 20th 1972
Aged 72 Years
He was was born in Netley
Burial no. 2236 Church of England
Pte. Martin GIBBONS (no headstone)
Pte. Robert GILLAN buried 11th June 1864 aged 26 years. No headstone.
In Loving Memory Of
The Youngest and Dearly
Loved Son Of
David and Ann GILLMAN
Who Died At Royal Victoria Hospital
Netley July 7th 1884 Aged 19 Years
The Grass Withers, The Flowers Fadeth But The
Word Of Our God Shall Stand Forever.
In the 1881 census, William is aged 15, born in New Zealand and living with his parents and siblings at Netley Hospital. His Father David age 49 is a Chelsea Pensioner.
The 1871 census has David as being a Sergeant Major in the army.
Burial no. 726 Church of England
In Loving Memory Of
My Dear Husband
Harold Bertram GORDDARD (7574261)
Who Passed Over March 19th 1930
Aged 44 Years
In the 1911 census, Harold was a Lance Corporal aged 25, single, born in Devon and a Blacksmith. The census was taken in Mauritius and South Africa. In 1925 he married Gertrude Amphlett in Lambeth. Harold arrived back in Liverpool from Africa in November 1929 on the ship “Adda”
At the time of death, he lived at 8 Woodlands Ave, Netley.
Burial no 2130 Church of England
RAOC = Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Edwin GOULD age 28 years buried 2nd December 1864. No headstone.
2287 Colour Sgt. Major Joshua GRANT 1st West India Regt. died 12th August 1881. No headstone.
Frank GRATTIDGE was born in Stenson, Derby. He enlisted in 1890 for 7 years as a gunner in the Royal Fusiliers. In 1897 he was transferred to the Reserve and recalled in 1899. He saw some service in South Africa and the last entry on his army records was 'died at Netley' (16 August 1901.
He is buried in the cemetery. Thank you Peter Grattidge.
G.L. GRAY Vetinerary surgeon. Died 7th September 1874. No headstone. Burial no. 353 C of E.
In Loving memory of
Who Passed Away May 23rd 1892
In His 24th Year
Charles Gumbley joined the Lincolnshire Regt. On December 14th 1886 in Dublin, according to his Attestation Papers. He was born in Birmingham and was 16 years and 11 months old and was a gunsmith. He was 5 feet 3 and a half inches tall, weighed 97 pounds and had blue eyes and brown hair.
He was posted to India on 1st October 1890 and returned on the 23rd May 1892 – the day he passed away of Tuberculosis of the Lung.
His parents were William and Elizabeth Gumbley.
Frederick William HALL
See Burials with Medals and Awards tab
George Morrish HARPER is buried in the cemetery but has no headstone. I was contacted by Jo Choules who very kindly sent me two photos of George.
George was buried on 21st July 1905. He was a Corporal in the 1st Rifle Brigade no. 8461 and he was 40 years of age when he died.
Burial record no 1419 Church Of England
My thanks to Jo and her family.
“Peace Perfect Peace”
In Loving Memory Of
Abel Lilian HARVEY
Beloved Wife Of
Sergt. Percy Harvey R.A.M.C.
Died 23rd June 1913 age 30
1911 census has Percy 28 and Abel 29 living at no 6 Waverley Ave. Netley Abbey. Percy was a Corporal in the RAMC.
Percy was born in Bedfordshire and Abel, in Barbados.
Seaman Charles HARVEY from H.M.S. Hector was buried on 28th August 1868. No headstone.
Henry HASTINGS buried 8th July 1864. No headstone.
Corp. G.H. HAWKER (no headstone)
1069 Pte. William HEARNE died on the 5th May 1879 aged 33 of Phthisis in ward 22a. Burial record Church of England 533. No headstone.
Pathological report no. 2.
294 Cpl. Charles HEPPLETON died in ward 16a at 2.30pm on the 14th May 1879 aged 24 of fever contracted in Cyprus. Burial record Roman Catholic 357.
Pathological Report no. 3.
HERBERT ARTHUR HIRONS 1864 – 1901 Regimental No. 640 - 4th Derbyshire Regiment
Herbert was born in 1864 to John and Rachel. His siblings were Henry, Leah, Florie, Louise and Annie. Herbert married Annie Hodkinson in 1893 and they had a son William.
In 1893 Herbert was a sergeant in the army. He was awarded the South African medal and later he was the winner in a "Bayonet v Bayonet" tournament in 1894.
He was taken to Netley after being captured by the Boers and dragged behind a gun carriage for three days. He was found wandering on the veldt but never regained his sanity.
Uncle Bert, his son, could remember visiting him with his Mum (Annie, nee Hodkinson). They walked along a covered gravel walk. Herbert would surreptitiously pick up handfuls of gravel and secretly give them to Annie saying, ‘Take these, they are worth a fortune.’
He died on the 15th March 1901 after four months and 10 days, of a cerebral tumour.
The above information was passed onto me by Marjorie Howard who had been looking for Herbert for quite a while. Herbert was her Godfather's father.
Thank you for telling me about him.
He has no headstone and is no 228 in the burial register.
In Loving Memory Of
Capt. W.H. HIRST
Who Fell Asleep In Jesus
November 14th 1899
Aged 46 Years
"Washed In The Blood Of The Lamb
Therefore Before The Throne"
"Only a little while beloved.
The word farewell we cannot say,
For God's redeemed ones know full well
They part at night to meet at day
Till the day break, and shadows flee,
Only till then, goodnight to thee."
Unto Him That Loved Us And Washed
Us From Our Sins In His Own Blood
To Him Be Glory And Dominion For
Ever And Ever. Amen. Rev. 1. 5 -6
William Henry was married to Rebecca and lived at "Springfield" Netley Abbey. He was a Captain and quarter-master-garrison-staff at the Hospital. (Details from Probate Calendar)
1891 census has William and Rebecca, both aged 37 living with children Harry, Nellie, Marjorie, Linda and servant Rosa Barber at Springfield's.
Alaby Vibert HOBBS
Who Fell Asleep
Aged 53 Years & 7 Months
Deeply Mourned By His
Adoring Wife And Children
Life’s Work Well Done
Life’s Race Well Run
Life’s Crown Well Won
Now Cometh Rest
Alaby was 14 years and 6 months old according to his Attestation Papers on 2nd October 1880. His number was 5073 and he was in the Royal Artillery. He was a tailor and had light brown hair with dark eyes.
He was stationed at home from 2nd October 1880 to 18th January 1886, and then posted to India from 19th January 1886 to 4th March 1896, then back in England from 5th March 1896 to 15th July 1897. He suffered badly with Rheumatism in his fingers, knees and shoulders, “brought on by being in a damp climate”. He was recommended to be discharged on 15th July 1897 – made official on 9th August 1897.
Alaby married Ethel Gertrude Marie Hayes on 14th April 1890 in Bangalore.
1911 Census has Alaby Hobbs 45 and wife Ethel 37, children Ethel 14, Alaby Edward 13, John Vivian 10, Violet Edith 9, Dorothy Maud 7, Walter George 4 and granddaughter Lena Doris aged 2 living at no 2 Mercury View Hamble Hampshire. Alaby was an Army Pensioner store man (presumably at Netley). He was a Jersey resident. The couple had been married 21 years and had 8 children.
Alaby was a Barrack Warden RASC and lived in "B" Square, married quarters at Netley hospital.
David Ogilvy HOILE M.D. Staff Assistant Surgeon
Late Assistant Surgeon of the 60th Royal Rifles.
Who died at the Royal Victoria Hospital
February 3rd 1865 age 34 years.
David was born in Montrose Forfarshire Scotland.
His parents were Henry and Margaret.
He was buried in the cemetery on 7th February 1865. J.A. Addison, vicar of Hound took the service according to the burial register from deceasedonline.
Thomas HOLLAND buried 8th July 1864. No headstone.
Pte. Jonathan HUNTER buried 11th June 1864. No headstone.
Richard Charles HURLEY
There are 2 entries on the first page of the burial records which have always been a puzzle.
Number 62 and 63 burials were those of “a Marine or Sailor from HMS Irrisistible” nothing else is written so sadly, no name can be given to the sailors without a great deal of research or so I thought until I received an email from Tonia who asked me if I could help her find anything about the first husband of her great grandmother Louisa.
Richard Charles Hurley was killed in an accident involving a cannon on the same ship in august 1866 whilst it was giving a gun salute to a ship carrying Queen Victoria.
I would like to think that one of the sailors buried in the cemetery is Richard as his death was recorded in South Stoneham, now to find out who the other one was.
Tonia has researched her family tree and the details about Richard are below.
Richard Charles Hurley was born on Christmas day 1827 in Ireland. He married Louisa Mary Cleary in 1861 on the Isle of Wight where he worked as a coastguard in Shanklin. They had two sons, Charles & Arthur who was born a few months before his father died.
The following is from the “Coastguards of the Isle of Wight” by Tony Gale. http://www.coastguardsofyesteryear.org/articles.php?article_id=249
Coastguard News from England
Sandown Rescue. 1866.
During a strong gale three vessels were driven into Sandown Bay and were likely to be driven ashore. The Sandown Coastguards fired signal rockets to warn the ships of the danger; all three turned away but a Swedish brig, carrying a crew of twelve struck. The crew cut away the masts to try and save the vessel. The Sandown Coastguards decided to try and mount a rescue, there was a problem as Chief Officer Bunt had sent two Coastguards to Culver Down to confirm the other two vessels cleared Culver headland. He was therefore two men short for a full crew. He sought volunteers from the local fishermen to no avail. Some men volunteered but were refused, as the Chief Officer wanted men accustomed to heavy boat work. Fortunately, a Coastguard arrived from the Shanklin Station, Richard Hurley and two volunteers John Hyde and John Raynor, made up the crew, which consisted of John Bunt, Robert Hoar, John Moran, William Jennings (Sandown Coastguards) Richard Hurley (Shanklin Coastguard) and the two volunteers. The Coastguards made two unsuccessful attempts to reach the brig and about 1.30 am the brig started to break up. The Coastguards made a third attempt and rescued one man. On a fourth attempt six men were rescued but on the return some planks on the boat were stove in and the boat filled with water, however, it managed to reach the shore safely.
A small fishing boat under the leadership of Francis Hayden, was launched and after two attempts rescued four more men, a third attempt rescued the twelfth and last member of the crew. It must be stressed that the Coastguard boat, although seaworthy was not designed as a lifeboat. There was a large crowd watching the unfolding events and a huge cheer went up as the last man was rescued. A collection was taken and the fishermen given £4-10-0 each. The Coastguards were looked upon as doing their duty and received nothing. The Chief Boatman John Bunt and the fisherman Francis Hayden were awarded the Silver medals of the Royal National Institute for the Preservation of life from Shipwrecks.
Five months after this, he was tragically killed.
Thank you Tonia