Jane ROBERTS buried 10th January 1870

Burial no. 42 Church of England

Arthur Benjamin SAMWAYS died on the 7th January 1909 at sea off of Netley on the Dongola aged 6 months. He was the son of Pte. Samways and was returning from Karachi. Death was from Syncope.

Walter SCOTT son of Sgt. Major Edwards was buried 22nd February 1870 aged 2 years. Chaplain Ponsford took the service.

No headstone.

William SHANNON Son of Pte. E Shannon was buried on 3rd May 1868 aged 18 months. Chaplain Crozier took the service.

No headstone.

In Loving Remembrance Of

Frederick SIMMONS

son of orderley room sergeant William S. BANNING who died at Netley May 5th 1879 age 3 years


Burial no 532 Church of England

W.J. SKEGGS was buried 17th August 1870 aged 2 months. Chaplain W. Ponsford took the service.

No headstone.

Broken cross


In Loving memory of Florence May SMITH daughter of Sgt and Susan Smith
RGA died June 1st 1906 aged 5 and a half


Jesus called Our Darling Home


Burial no 1436 Church of England

Thomas SPARKES was buried 18th December 1868 aged 9 days. Chaplain W.F. Hobson took the service.

No headstone.

Affectionate Remembrance of Mary Ann Esther THORN who departed this life July 12th 1871 aged 12 months.

Jesus said suffer little children to come unto me

 I had an email from Carol Johns after she read my letter in the Echo asking for stories and memories of those buried in the cemetery. Mary Ann was the daughter of Joseph who was Carol’s great grandfather and a Sergeant who worked in the Royal Army Medical Corps in Netley Hospital. His wife, also Mary Ann, worked there too.

Apparently Mary Ann Esther Thorn died of dentition convulsions.

My thanks to Carol for this information.

Burial no 223 Church of England

Chaplain W. Ponsford took the service.

1881 census has Joseph 38, Mary Ann 31, and children Emma 8, Joseph James 6, Thomas George 4 and William Frank 1 at Netley Hospital. Joseph was a Sergeant in the army hospital.

1891 census has Joseph age 47 a canteen steward in Netley Hospital and his wife Mary Ann age 41 was a canteen cook. They had 5 children – Emma 18, Joseph James 16, William Henry 11, Fred Charles 7 and Ada Mary 5.

1901 census has Joseph 57 a canteen steward and wife Mary 48 and daughters Emily 27, Ada 16 and Mabel age 6 living at Netley Hospital. 

1911 census has Joseph 68 an army pensioner, Mary 60, Mabel, Joe and Fred living at Hound Rd Netley Abbey.


              Joseph and Mary are buried in Hound Cemetery.

There is a burial for 6382 William Frank Thorn who died on 21st January 1895 aged 15 years. He was in the Royal Artillery . See photo below.

His burial is no is 995 in the Church of England register.

 Update from Carol July 2013 - William Frank died from Diptheria in 1895 age 15. He is buried in the cemetery, Church of England burial no 995.

In Loving Memory Of

William Frank THORN

Died on 21st January 1895

Aged 16 years

Gone But Not Forgotten

There is also a burial for George Darling who was married to
eldest living daughter Emma THORN (see DARLING in Burials With Headstones from 1864 tab)


In Affectionate Remembrance of Edward Amphlett TURNER who fell asleep in Jesus March 18th 1874 aged 4 years


Church of England Burial no 322 

Sophia Evelyn daughter of Staff Assistant Surgeon TYRRILL was buried on 11th March 1872 aged 9 months. Chaplain W. Ponsford took the service.

No headstone.

In Loving Memory Of

   Margaret Daisy

Youngest Daughter Of

Sergt. Major R.WEST
Medical Staff Corps

      Died on 5th
    January 1895

Aged 13 Years and 4 Months


Daisy is buried next to William Frank Thorn. They died within days of each other maybe of the same thing?

Rowland Duncan Marsden WHEELHOUSE was buried on the 28th January 1921 age 20 months old. He died onboard S.S. Zeffelin in Southampton Docks. No headstone.

Charles WHITICOMB age 3 months buried 16th September 1864. No headstone.

John Henry WILSON was buried 15th June 1869 aged 5 days. Chaplain W.F. Hobson took the service.

No headstone.

Mary Ann WYETH was buried 29th August 1870 aged 10 months. Chaplain W. Ponsford took the service.

No headstone.

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