Evening Hymn and Last Post - please play it and Remember Them

The Cross of Sacrifice

I have used information from Find My Past and Ancestry.

201296 Private Edward ADNUM Royal Army Medical Corps

Died 12th June 1920

Born 1899


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

from Imperial War Museum http://www.flickr.com/photos/32300107@N06/8616951220/in/photolist-e8s8ou

19951 Corporal G. ALBERTS

Royal Army Medical Corps

11th April 1916


George is listed as 1995 Sergeant on the burial records age 35.

1911 census taken on 2nd April has George aged 29 at the Royal Victoria Hospital Hound. He was born in 1887.


Burial record 872 Roman Catholic.




Lieutenant Colonel Evelyn ALDRIDGE

See Burials with Medals and Awards.

D/11030 Private J. ALLEN

The Hampshire Regiment

18th May 1940


Age 52



Married to Maud nee Purchase? From Portswood Southampton in 1901 census.


I had a lovely message from Marie on Ancestry.co.uk:


Hi Julie

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

Lincolnshire Regiment

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


S9429 Private W ARMSTRONG

Seaforth Highlanders

29th August 1916


William was born in Ayrshire


Burial no 368 Presbyterian

R4/124811 Pte. M.N. ARWINE

Royal Army Service Corps

Died 18th August 1915


 Pte.Marion Newton ARWINE was born in Canada.

Burial record states that he was 28 years of age and in the ASC Remounts.

He died at the University War Hospital in Southampton.


Burial no 1717 Church Of England


5909 Private W.ASHMORE

Lincolnshire Regiment

25th February 1915


Possible William ASHMORE in 1911 census living in the Victoria Barracks in Portsmouth. He is single and in the 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.


Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 5620


Burial no.327 Wesleyan

320053 Private T.ATKINSON

Durham Light Infantry

8th October 1917


Thomas was born in Stainton, Lancashire and enlisted in Consett, County Durham according to Ancestry.co.uk

Age 36.


Burial no. 1928 Church of England

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

Royal Scots

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





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 record states that Frank Albert was killed in action in an air raid. He was in Lymington Cottage Hospital.


Burial no 2207 Church of England

LEST WE FORGET is a poem by A. N. Cole who was Uncle to Charles W. CARR mentioned in the Passing Through section.





















This item is from The First World War Poetry Digital Archive, University of Oxford (www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit); © [The Great War Archive].

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

S/8529 Lance Corporal G.BAILEY

Royal West Kent Regiment

Died 30th April 1915




Burial no 1682 Church of England

7340064 Serjeant W. BAKER

Royal Army Medical Corps

Died 7th October 1940


Burial no 2205 Church of England age 33



I found William's nephew Carl on Ancestry and he very kindly let me have a photograph and said that William died due to a faulty gas boiler in his home.

Thank you Carl.



In Loving Memory of


1st London Scottish

Eldest Son of

John & Elizabeth BALDIE

Of Royal Bank House Markinch, Fife

Who died May 20th 1915

Of wounds received in France

Aged 24 years

His Duty Done

Service no 3695

Burial no 333 Presbyterian

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


Regiment no.15/1093


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

from the Parr family tree on ancestry

10243 Pte. A.BANNISTER

Loyal North Lancs. Regt

Died 22nd August 1918


Burial no. 918 Roman Catholic age 24



Alfred enlisted in Preston

1844183 Sapper J.H. BARCLAY

Royal Engineers

Died 9th May 1921





Burial no. 2049  Church of England age 26

20851 Pte F. BARNES

Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Died 20th July 1916




Burial no. 363 Wesleyan age 28

WR/275209 Sapper W.A. BARNES

Royal Engineers

Died 15th August 1919 age 27


To Memory Ever Dear



Husband of Eleanor from Rockcliffe, Carlisle.


Burial no. 2016 Church of England age 28 Service taken by Reverend Mercier



William was a Lengthman on the North Eastern Railway. Findmypast.

T4/071757 Driver H. BARNETT

Royal Army Service Corps

Died 5th October 1915 age 17



Son of Henry George and Emily Barnett of Bethnal Green London.


Burial no 1739 Church of England.

7293 Pte. W. BARNETT

Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

Died 28th September 1914


William was born in Hackney and was a Carman. His wife was Julia Marie. He died from gunshot wounds.



Burial no. 1593 Church of England



William was a cleaner on the London and North Western Railway. Findmypast.

SE/5687 Serjeant O.A. BARR

Royal Army Vet. Corps

Died 22nd August 1916 age 30


Gone But Not Forgotten


Burial no. 885 Roman Catholic



Oswald Alexander enlisted in Hounslow

330840 Pte. C.BARRIE

Royal Scots

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

Son of Mr and Mrs Charles Barrie of Telford Cottages, Penicuik, Midlothian.

Charles Barrie worked in the Office at Valleyfield Papermill.

He was seriously wounded at Salonika and spent time convalescing in Alexandria and malta before dying of his wounds at Netley Military Hospital in Hampshire.

He is listed on the following Memorials/Scrolls:

Penicuik Civic

Alex Cowan and Sons Ltd
St Mungos
Parish Church

WR/350319 Corporal J.W.BARRY

Royal Engineers

Died 14th June 1918


Burial no. 1955 Church of England


Joseph William enlisted in Chicago USA. He was in the Royal Engineers Inland Water Transport Battalion.



3060 Pte.
Henry Edward BARWOOD

Royal Army
Medical Corps

Died 4th
May 1915


‘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

Surrey Advertiser 8th May 1915

8942 Pte. A. BATT

Royal Welch Fusiliers

Died 2nd July 1915 age 25


At Peace




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.



15242 Driver G.BAXTER

Royal Field Artillery

Died 21st August 1916


George was born in Rotherhithe


Burial no. 884 Roman Catholic

4545 Pte. J.BAYLISS

S.Staffordshire Regt.

Died 26th October 1916


John's parents were Alfred and Harriet


Burial no. 1870 Church of England

7109850 Pte. M. BEAKEY

Royal Irish Regiment

Died 22nd October 1920 age 21


May Jesus Have Mercy On His Soul



Martin was the son of Patrick and Bridget Beakey of Ennistymon, Co. Clare.


Burial no. 939 Roman Catholic

2nd Lieutenant R. S. BEALE

Royal Artillery

Died 26th September 1940 age 22


The Lord Of Hosts Is With Us

        Psalm XLVI.7 


Richard Stewart was the son of Charles Edward and Daisy Mary Stewart Beale.


Burial no. 2204 Church of England

1040205 Battery Serjt. Major F. BEER  Croix de Guerre


See Burials With Medals and Awards

1142 Serjeant H.BELCHER

Surrey (O.M.R.) Yeomanry

Died 19th November 1914


Henry was born in Worcester to father Samuel. He was a farrier before the war and during it.


Burial no. 1631 Church of England


In Loving Memory of


Gwladys BELL V.A.D. Hereford 16 died at Netley 15th October 1918 R.I.P.




On the 1911 census, there is a Gwladys Bell age 30, single living with sister Elsie Bell, also single.


Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 15690; Schedule Number: 38.




Burial no 1978 Church of England


There is a death notice in The Times dated the 18th October 1918 that reads “BELL – On the 15th Oct., at Netley, B.R.C.S. Hospital, Gwladys (Hereford 16 detachment), of influenza and pneumonia, fifth daughter of late Mr and Mrs W.P. Bell”. Her death was registered in the fourth quarter 1918 in the South Stoneham (Hampshire) registration district. She is shown as aged 36. YMP6 under “Auxiliary Hospitals” as G. Bell.


 My thanks to Jim Strawbridge for his information about Gwladys.

Gwladys was brought "In from the cold" on the 21st November 2016.http://www.infromthecold.org/casualties.asp?from=search


2726 Pte. T. BELL

10th Hussars

Died 8th December 1914


Thomas left his effects to his father William Hudson.



Burial no. 1651 Church of England

4897 Pte. W.BELLOWS

Royal Army Service Corps

Died 9th July 1921


Burial no. 2056 Church of England

662 Serjeant A.F.BELLRINGER D.C.M.


See Burials with Medals and Awards

156107 Serjeant Richard BELSEY M.M.


See Burials with Medals and Awards

9057 Lance Cpl. A. BENNETT

Wiltshire Regiment

Died 1st June 1915 age 19


Died of wounds received on Hill 60. Son of Kate and the late Joseph Robert Bennett from Portsmouth.




Burial no. 1698 Church of England

14178 Private J.C. BENNETT

Norfolk Regiment

Died 12th October 1914


John Chareles was the son of Robert and Theresa. John was a printer and born in Islington, London.



Burial no. 1604 Church of England


Army Cyclist Corps.

Died 30th September 1915

Age 25


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

278547 Pte R. BLACK

Argyll & Southern Highlanders

Died 8th May 1919





Burial no. Non Comformist 419

1946 Rifleman Charles Gordon BLACKMAN

City of London Rifles

Died 29th May 1915 age 17


Son of James and Julia Florence Blackman of West Hampstead London.


Burial no. 1694 Church of England


Charles is one of three young soldiers aged 17 who are buried in the WWI cemetery.

2118 Sapper Frederick Stephen BLAKE

Royal Engineers

Died 5th November 1916


Burial no. 1873 Church of England


Burial record states that Frederick died from a fatal accident in Weston Lane Woolston. He was 41 years old.

1/11140 Pte John Edward BLANCHARD

The King's Liverpool Regiment

Died 31st October 1914 age 23


Eldest Son Of William & Alice Blanchard



Burial no. 808 Roman Catholic

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

497050 Sapper Edward Henry BLUNDELL

Royal Engineers

Died 16th February 1918 age 35




Son of Joseph Blundell and husband of Ellen in Birmingham.


Burial no. 910 Roman Catholic

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