To The Memory Of
16th Queen’s Lancers
Who died at the Royal Victoria Hospital Netley
May 13th 1873
One month after his arrival from India
Aged 31 years
Erected by his Comrades in India
In token of their loving remembrance and esteem
The cord that binds the true and brave together
Reaching forth from earth to heaven
Death may not sever
Burial no 297 Church of England
John McRAE age 32 years buried 20th August 1864. No headstone.
Drummer James MOODY age 26 years buried 21st September 1864. No headstone.
Reverend Joseph Henry Sutton MOXLEY Chaplain to the Forces (rtd) age 64 buried April 14th 1909. No headstone.
Pte. John MURRAY buried 3rd June 1864 aged 24 years. No headstone.
Pte. Richard N(E)AGLE buried 21st June 1864. No headstone.
Died 22nd February 1950
According to the National Probate Calendar, Eugene lived at no 135 Rudwalon Street China. He died at Douglas House Sanitorium Southbourne Hampshire.
I was contacted by Major (retired) Mike J Humme MBE and he gave me the following information about Sgt Nirke, the only Jewish burial in the cemetery.
Sgt NIRKE was born on 15 October 1914 and joined the Gloucestershire Regiment in Burma on 28 November 1941. He enlisted in Mingaladon Yangon (Burma), his nationality not given. His Next of Kin is listed as his father Jacob, who lived in Shanghai (China). He served with the 1 Glosters in Burma from 28 November 1941 to 31 May 1942 during the Japanese invasion. He may have been injured or fell ill as he was posted to the X List as temporarily unfit for service. After two years in India he ceased to be war posted on 6 October 1944 and transferred to the Intelligence Corps India Pool in the rank of Corporal. After his promotion to Sergeant in April 1945 he served with 358 Field Security Section in Ceylon-Malaya from 14 April 1946 and then 613 Field Security Section in Bombay from 29 May 1946. His health did not improve and on 28 September 1946 he was X2 listed (Unfit for overseas service??), Y listed on 1st of January 1947 and Y8 (unfit for service??) listed on 28 May 1947. He was naturalised British on the 2nd of October 1947.
Sgt NIRKE was now seriously ill and died, still serving in the rank of Paid/Acting/Staff Sergeant, of Tubercular Meningitis and Pulmonary Tuberculosis in the Douglas House Sanatorium in Southbourne, Hampshire on 22 February 1950. He was of the Jewish faith and buried on 24 February 1950 in the Jewish plot of the Netley Military Cemetery (Grave 450). His Next of Kin (Father) could not be informed of his death as he could not be traced at his Shanghai address. His father was finally traced and informed in Haifa in August 1950 and Sgt NIRKE’s personal effects returned to him. Sgt NIRKE was the holder of the Burma Star and the War Medal 1939-1945.
Maj(Ret’d) Mike J HUMME MBE Int Corps. November 2013.
Thank you very much.
Colonel Arthur Reginald NYE click on the Burials With Medals and Awards tab
Sacred To The Memory Of
The Loving Wife Of
Sergt. S.G. O'DELL
4th Manchester Regiment
Who Departed This Life
June 19th 1901 Aged 24 Years
Gently Closed Her Loving Eyes
In Her Last Long Sleep
Oh! The Peace Is Beautiful
Who Should Dare To Weep.
From Our Happy Home On Earth
God Has Taken One I Loved
Borne Away From Sin And Sorrow
To A Nobler Rest Above.
Erected By Her Sorrowing Husband
Burial no. 1252 Church of England
Joseph Edward O'LOUGHLIN Assistant Surgeon M.R.C.S.
17th Regiment of Lancers
Born february 1834
Died 13th April 1870
Requiescat in pace
"Jeus saith I am the way, the truth, the life
Come to me and you shall find rest to your soul
I have overcome the world."
He doesn't appear to have a burial no but is between 137 and 138 on the Roman Catholic burial register.
In Affectionate Memory Of
The Beloved Wife Of
Mess Steward Netley and Late
Who Departed This Life
April 10th 1884 Aged 36 years
A Light Is From Our Household Gone
A Voice We Loved Is Stilled
A Place Is Vacant On Our Hearth
Which Never Can Be Filled.
.... Before Ready Also For The Son Of Man Cometh
At An Hour When Ye Think Not
And If On Earth I Breathe No More
The Prayer Oft Mixed With Tears Before
I'll Sing Upon A Happier Shore.
Thy Will Be Done.
There was a headstone rcorded for two children of the above parents:
Grace Caroline died 17th May 1881 aged 3 years
Arnold Maurice Vernon died on 24th May 1883 aged 3 months
Children of R.G. and C. OSBORNE.
Above I found on the microfiche recorded by the Hampshire Genealogical Family History Society.
The 1881 census has Robert George age 39, a steward born in London, living with wife Catherine aged 33 born in Bombay, living with children Ada 15, Robert 13, Anna Marie? 10, Alfred 9, Mabel 6, Minnie 5, Grace 2 and Harry 1 in Netley Hospital and adjacent buildings. (The National Archives)
1038139 Lance Bombardier
William Charles OWENS
Royal Regiment Of Artillery
Died 14th December 1934 Age 35
Rhonda Cottle says that Grandfather William was admitted to Netley Hospital on 9th November 1934 with lung cancer. The family didn't know where he was buried until 2001 and then arranged a headstone for him.