Evening Hymn and Last Post - please play it and Remember Them
I have used information from Find My Past and Ancestry.
201296 Private Edward ADNUM Royal Army Medical Corps
Died 12th June 1920
His Attestation paper, signed on 3rd February 1919, has his address being 53 Adelaide Street Luton Bedfordshire.
On the 24th October 1919 he was in the RAMC 8 Coy. Then A Coy.
Then proceeded to the Black Sea on 11th February 1920
He disembarked at Constantinople on 28th February 1920
By the 19th April 1920 he was dangerously ill and sent to Netley. He died on 12th June 1920 of Paratyphoid, Ribranitis?? And Peritonitis.
Burial no 2032 Church of England
Second Lieutenant R.F. AKERMAN
11th Battalion London Regiment (Finsbury Rifles)
Died 3rd October 1915
Ralph Portland Akerman was born in 1888 to Ada nee BAKER and Portland Board AKERMAN, a solicitor in London.
Burial record states that he died in the Welsh hospital aged 27.
Burial no. 1738 Church of England
Lieutenant Colonel Evelyn ALDRIDGE
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D/11030 Private J. ALLEN
The Hampshire Regiment
18th May 1940
Married to Maud nee Purchase? From Portswood Southampton in 1901 census.
I had a lovely message from Marie on Ancestry.co.uk:
My Mother and I go to the grave once a year to payour respects I have done this since my teens when Great Gran was no longer well enough to go and its just carry on from there.
James Allen was my Great Grandfather he was born in Birkenhead, Liverpool one of three sons his father was Irish working in the navy he died don’t know when yet but their mother sent the three boys to military school in Portsmouth where he went on to be a stoker on torpedo boats for the royal navy, he was pensioned out of the navy but in the second world war he was in the home guard. He died in 1940 from thrombosis, Great Gran could not afford the funeral costs so the British legion paid for the funeral and that is why he is buried at Victoria Park.
Hope this helps.
Thank you Marie.
Burial no. 2198 Church of England.
05398 Private W. ALLEN
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
1st February 1916
05398 Private William ALLEN Royal Army Ordnance Corps died 1st February 1916
Married to Beatrice Louisa Mitchell who was born in Guernsey.
I have been contacted by Karen who is William's great grandaughter who has given me some more information.
His eldest daughters were born in Guernsey.
Florence Beatrice Allen in 1904
Winnifred Ellen Allen in 1907
Agnes Louise Allen (My late Grandmother) was born prematurely on 16/3/1916 in Southampton (Beatrice went over for the funeral and was still there in March) the shock of his death brought about her early birth.
William was born in Leicestershire.
Joined 3rd Militia Leicestershire battalion 21/11/1898 Regimental #6852.
Joined 2nd Leicestershire Regiment 5/1/1899 Regimental #5435.
Regiment spent time in Guernsey (where he met and married Beatrice Mitchell and from then on resided in Guernsey).
He left the regiment after 8 years’ service with 2nd Leicestershire Regiment in 1907
He re-applied in 1910 but was denied due to a health issue.
1914 – Joins the AOC with Regimental # 05398.
1/2/1916 Dies in Southampton, of aortic aneurysm and pneumonia (after time spent in Dardanelles near Gallipoli)
Thank you Karen.
Burial no. 1781 Church of England.
Burial record states that William died in the University War Hospital in Highfield Lane Southampton aged 39.
200416 Private F. ANDREWS
Kings Shropshire L.I.
9th August 1917 age 25
He Is Not Dead But Sleepeth
1911 census has Frank age 19 living with his parents Francis and Mary and sisters Bessie and Minnie. Frank is a stoker at the colliery in Salop.
Resting against the CWG headstone is another headstone with:
In Loving Memory of
Pte Frank Andrews
1st 4th K.S.L.I.
Who Died in Southampton Isolation Hospital August 9th 1917 aged 25 years
Burial no 1902 Wesleyan - Rev. J Laversack led the service.
41735 Private H. ANSELL
22nd December 1917 age 29
In the 1911 census, Herbert age 23 was living at home with parents Thomas and Martha and brothers William, Thomas, George, Frederick and John. He is a labourer. They are living at 9 Spencer Street Hertford.
Burial no. 1935 Church of England
9045 Private J. ARMSTRONG
Royal Lancaster Regiment
6th May 1917 age 29
In Loving Memoory Of My Son John
This headstone is attributed to a 9045 J.Armstrong but according to the burial record the name should be 9045 Pte. A. Armstrong 2/ K.O.R.L. Maybe he was known as Alfred John.
On Ancestry.co.uk there is an Alfred Armstrong born in Manchester. He died on 6th May 1917 in Mesopotamia. He enlisted in Ashton-under-lyne. His number was 9045 and he was in the King's Own (Royal Lancashire Regt).
Alfred was the son of Mary Seddon living in Manchester.
Alison Bartholomew is researching the men commemorated on the War Memorial in St Chad’s RC Church Cheetham, Manchester and very kindly sent me this information:
Born 1888 Manchester; son of Robert and Mary.
In the censuses of 1891 and 1901 the family were living at 79 Bignor St, Cheetham, a couple of streets away from the church. In 1891 John was the 2nd youngest of 9 children and in 1901 the 2nd youngest of 6 children, his father Robert was a carpenter and joiner. In the census of 1911 Mary, a widow by this time, was living across the city centre with 5 children at 41 Albany Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, John a shipping clerk. 3 older sisters, Mary, Constance and Gertrude all elementary teachers.
John’s mother received pay owed of £22 2s 7d and war gratuity of £16.
John enlisted in Ashton under Lyne, embarking for France 15th Jan 1915.
Thank you Alison
Burial no 900 Roman Catholic
In Loving Memory Of Private William AUCKLAND
Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Late 1st/8th Durham Light Infantry
Died at Sea
On H.M.H.S. Aberdonian
November 13th 1916
Aged 39 years
According to Ancestry.co.uk William was born in Knottingley and enlisted in Pontefract. His number was 6116, formerly 29894 K.O.Y.L.I.
In 1911 census william was living with his father John, a music hall worker in Castleford. William was 34, single and a marine store dealer.
Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 28338
Burial no 1876 Church of England
6686 Pte. W. AYLETT
Died 27th December 1914
In his Attestation Papers for the 15th February 1899, William was described as being 22 years old, five feet four and three quarters tall, 117 llbs in weight, and having fresh complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. He joined the Royal Scots on that date.
He was home from 15th February 1899 to 17th February 1900.
In South Africa from May 18th 1900 to March 24th 1902.
India from March 25th 1902 to 1st March 1907.
Back home from 2nd March 1907 to 9th August 1914.
He was in the army reserve from 4th March 1907 and was transferred and re-engaged several times.
He was then in France from 10th August to 27th December 1914.
He died on board SS Oxfordshire from gunshot wound to the back, frost bite and pneumonia on 27th December 1914.
His wife Mrs. A.E. Aylett was living at 4 Forrest Street, Forest Gate, London E.7
Burial no 1656 Church Of England Has his age as 26 but should be 36?
1729641 Gunner F.A. AYLMER
2ND (HANTS) Hy. A.A REGT
Died 11th March 1941 age 31
The 1911 census has Frank age 1 living with parents George and Florence and siblings Florence, Edwin and Frederick at 39 Henrietta Street Southsea. George is a lamplighter for Portsea gas company.
Frank Albert was married to Rosa from Fareham.
Burial no 2207 Church of England
18184 Driver A. BAGGS
Royal Field Artillery
Died 13th February 1916
Arthur was born in Chippenham in 1880
The 1911 census has Arthur age 28 living with mother Elizabeth age 48 and siblings George, Rhoda, Frederick and grandson William at 6 Prince of Wales Rd, Weymouth Dorset. Arthur was a general labourer.
Burial no. 1785 Church of England
In Loving Memory of John Edwin BALME
(15th West Yorks)
Of “Outwood” Wakefield
Who Died July 8th 1916
From Wounds Received
In France. Age 26 Years
1911 census has John aged 21 living with parents George and
Mary and siblings Francis, Emily, Frances, Marian and George. Father George is
a Colliery Owner and they all live in Newton Lane, Outwood, near Wakefield.
Burial no.1803 Church of England
330840 Pte. C.BARRIE
Died 28th November 1918
Burial no. 1994 Church of England
Charles Allison Barrie enlisted st Glencorse Midlothian Scotland
He was born approx 1897
The following is from http://www.sonsofpenicuik.com/barrie-charles.html
Henry Edward BARWOOD
‘Henry Edward Barwood was born in Norwich during the year of 1897 to Ernest and Anna Barwood.
Later living in southwest London, it was in 1913 when aged 16 that Henry gained employment at the National Physical Laboratory*, though there is no surviving record stating the department where he worked. However, he put some of his spare time to great use by joining the Territorial Force at Surbiton and principally the 3rd Home Counties Divisional Field Ambulance. With the deteriorating situation in Europe through 1914, Great Britain found itself at war against Germany in early August and soon thereafter young Henry was mobilised for service with the Royal Army Medical Corps on the Western Front. Attached to the 2nd/3rd Home Counties Field Ambulance of the RAMC, Private Henry Barwood was posted to the British front line near Ypres.
A British eye-witness to the shelling at Ypres gives an idea of what young Henry Barwood had to experience.
“Shelling was now on the increase everywhere and all ranks had noticed it.On Monday 19th April the roads and bridges to north and east of Ypres had begun to receive attention.Now on Tuesday Ypres itself was being pounded.Enormous 1 ton shells from the German 42 cm howitzer had begun crashing into the old town.
This 'Big Bertha' fired at the rate of ten rounds per hour and caused horrendous damage.A shell landing in the open blew a crater 15 feet deep and 40 feet wide.”
In his role evacuating those caught in the shelling, Henry was pitifully exposed as the shells rained down and on that Tuesday he was very badly injured from an exploding shell. Hurriedly evacuated away from the frontline, Henry’s wounds required hospital treatment and very soon he was embarked upon a ship for passage across the English Channel to the Royal Victoria Military Hospital at Netley near to Southampton.
Bravely fighting for his life and despite the best efforts of hospital staff, 18 years old Henry succumbed to his wounds on 4th May. A military cemetery was already established in the hospital grounds and young Henry, NPL’s first war casualty was laid to rest there.
H E Barwood is commemorated on the NPL War Memorial outside Bushy House, Teddington, Middlesex, which takes the form of a plaque mounted on a roughly-hewn granite block standing on a concrete base.’
This information was taken from the Dept for Business Innovation & Skills website in 2010
*The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the national measurement standards laboratory for the United Kingdom, based at Bushy Park in Teddington, London, England. It is the largest applied physics organisation in the UK.
Burial no. 1684 Church Of England
8942 Pte. A. BATT
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Died 2nd July 1915 age 25
Son of Alfred and Fanny Batt of Sheerness.
Burial no. Non. Comformist 339
Photos from the unveiling ceremony of the war memorial which has Albert's name on.
1040205 Battery Serjt. Major F. BEER Croix de Guerre
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662 Serjeant A.F.BELLRINGER D.C.M.
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156107 Serjeant Richard BELSEY M.M.
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2153 Pte R.E. BILSBOROUGH
Army Cyclist Corps.
Died 30th September 1915
Husband of Ellen Ann Ball from Preston.
Richard Ernest was aged 16 and a rubber crumb grinder at a rubber works in the 1911 census. He was living with his aunt in Lancashire.
According to the Army Registers of Soldier's Effects on Ancestry, Richard was in the 13th Division of the Army Cyclist Corps. The war diary states that they were in Suvla Bay Gallipoli in dugouts west of Lala Baba. Their duties were to be guides and guards. Presumably Richard was wounded there and then sent to Netley.
Burial no. 1733 Church of England
R4/144337 Pte W.J. BLEW
Royal Army Service Corps
Died 19th February 1919
William John age 21, was a groom in the remount section at Swaythling according to his service records dated 19th October 1915.
His parents were Henry and Mary Ann who lived at School Lane, Leighton Buzzard.
Died from Influenza at Netley.
Burial no. 2004 Church of England