Here are some names of soldiers and sailors that I have found on and other websites, said to have died at Netley but were buried elsewhere.


The names in purple were found by Colin Seivwright who very kindly searched the Scottish War Graves.


The names in brown were found by Brenda who is a fellow Netley researcher who very kindly looked through the Welsh newspapers.



Irish Casualties from WWI


Samuel Barnett 40916 - R.A.M.C. - died April 1st 1917

John Joseph Cahill 4069 - died 17th June 1917

John Ground 13468 - R.F.A. - died 31st October 1917

Wesley Alexander Fraser Noble 5497 - Rifle Brigade - died 29th October 1916

Charles Edward Ridley Holroyd-Smyth M.C. - Lt. Colonel Durham Light Infantry - died September 23rd 1918

Thomas Paget Sudlow 252 - 1st Australian Contingent - died 12th August 1916



14533 Pte. James Allardice age 21 died 10th November 1917 and is buried in Craigton cemetery Glasgow

Pte. William John Allen

William John Allan died on the 29th November 1916 and is buried in Abney Park cemetery Hackney. Evening News December 17th 1916

Pte. Robert Elder Alles died 28th February 1915 and is buried in East Kinross.

Pte. James Anderson died 16th September 1916 and is buried in St. Andrew churchyard Durham.

Pte. Douglas John Noel Ansell died 10th November 1915 and is buried in St. Thomas Churchyard Navestock

Pte. John William Argent died 14th October 1918 and is buried in Whittlesey cemetery.

Lt. George Frederic Arthur. Navy & Military Gazette 25th May 1867.

John Henry Asbury died Friday 21st July 1916 at Netley hospital and was later buried in St. Catherines Churchyard Burbage.

Pte. Samuel Ashton is buried in Cheadle and Gatley Cemetery. 

Pte. James ASPDEN Burnley News 7th April 1915

George Ford Badrick died at Netley hospital on 10th August 1916 from multiple gunshot wounds to his right eye, arm and both legs and a broken right leg. He is buried in Islington Cemetery.

Pte.1922  Joseph Balderston died on 2nd September 1916 and is buried in Ulverston cemetery.

Pte.48279 George Albert Banks died 27th April 1918 and is buried in Seaford cemetery.

Pte. J. Banks K.R.R. Leeds Mercury 4th Nov. 1914

John William Barstow - Royal Marines - died 13th July 1915. Buried in Yorkshire.

Victor Barton from hampshirecricket.wordpress

Pte. Alfred Bathurst died 10th July 1916 and is buried in Chatham cemetery.

George Edward Begbie died January 1907 and is buried in Henlow.


Cecil Francis Blacker

240100 Pte. G.H. Blake (Jack) died June 29th 1919. Buried at Southampton Old Cemetery Hill Lane.

Pte. George Bliss

Portsmouth Evening News 18th August 1938

BISS —in ever loving memory of George. R.A.O.C.. died suddenly, Netley Hospital, 17 August 1938. Forever in our thoughts from Mum, Winn and Charlie.

Portsmouth Evening News 27th May 1943


Pte. F. Bolt. Western Times 3rd August 1923

Kenneth Kennington Bratby - Able Seaman - died 3rd April 1919. Buried in Nottingham.



Western Gazette 2nd May 1947

Edward Brogan died 12th January 1916 and is buried in Glenock Roman Catholic cemetery. 

Pte. George Peter Brooks died 6th June 1915 and is buried in New Southgate cemetery.

Pte. James Charles Brown died 27th January 1917 and is buried in Eastleigh.

Pte. William Robert Brown died 3rd April 1916 and is buried in Bromsgrove cemetery.


The death occurred at Netley Hospital, on Saturday, of Mr. W. Brown, of 29, Durham Street, Porton, at the age of 47. Deceased was a prominent member of the Gosport branch of the British Legion, and had been its popular bandmaster since its inception. A time-serving soldier, he was on pension when war broke out, but rejoined, and saw service in France with the 14th Hants (Portsmouth Battalion). He was wounded, and was eventually invalided out with the rank of sergeant. Subsequently he obtained employment in Priddy's Hard. A widow and seven children are left.

Hampshire Telegraph 27th October 1922.

Cpl. Mark Browning died 11th April 1944 from a traffic accident. He is buried in Henfield.

Duncan Allan Buchanan
Northampton Mercury 24th May 1912. Sgt. BUCKBY.
Cpl. Arthur BULL Newsman 21st November 1914.

Sergeant William CALDWELL, 24th Tyneside Irish Battalion/Northumberland Fusiliers, evacuated to Netley 11/07/1916; subsequently died at the hospital.



I came across your site while doing research on my grandfather.

He was Michael Joseph Carey and a regular in the 2nd Battalion The Rifle Brigade (Although later he was moved in the 1st WW to the 12th Battalion)

He was hospitalized at the Royal Victoria Hospital and died there on 16th November 1920

He had been thrown by his horse when a shell landed nearby in France at Cambrai WW1 and was unconscious for over 24 hours. Did not report it and 12 months later got a tumor on the brain and died there.

He came from southern Ireland.He fought at Omdurman in the Sudan with Kitchener and Churchill in 1898. 8000 British troops, 17000 Sudan and Egyption troops all versus 60000 dervishes!!!

He was at the siege of Ladysmith in the Anglo Boer War in South Africa. Then stationed in India on the border with Tibet and Nepal near Raniket where my mother was born in 1906. China had just walked into Tibet and the Rajah was worried they might threaten India.

He was in Flanders in the 1st WW. where he got the MC and mentioned in dispatches. His other medals were Nile Expedition Medal, Khedive Sudan Medal, Queens SA Medal, Kings SA Medal,British War Medal, Victory Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

His campaigns were Nile Expedition1898, Occupation Crete 1898,South Africa 1899-1902 and Great War 1914-1918

He started off as a ranker and then became the Regiments RSM.He was then in WW1 promoted to Lieutenant. He married my grandmother (Susan Winifred) who was also Irish in Cairo. She was an army school teacher.Story goes she went to Egypt to get married in a sailing ship and was so ill that in those days they used to tie you to the mast. They were going to leave her at Gibraltar but she would have none of it she was determined to get married in Cairo where Michael was stationed. When I was little she used to get me to walk up and down balancing a book on my head! To make me stand up straight. Her father was in the Royal Engineers and had been born in Gibraltar.

Although I was born and bought up in the UK I have lived in South Africa for the last 40 years or so, so I don't come there very often. I have always assumed that my grandfather was buried close to the Royal Victoria Hospital so if you get the time to have a look it really would be much appreciated to find out if he is buried there.

Chris Steadman

Michael was living in Winchester with his wife Susan and daughter Winifred according to the 1911 census and he is buried at (West Hill) Old Cemetery there. There is a photo of his grave on The War Graves Photographic Project site


Thank you to Chris for his story.



Cpl. T.P. Carroll. Berwickshire News and General Advertiser May 8th 1917

Sapper Cecil Frederick Chapell died July 19th 1918 and is buried in Dorchester Cemetery Dorset.

(Sgt) James Chappell—In loving memory of darling husband Jim and Daddy, who passed away peacefully at Netley Hospital.—From his loving wife Joyce, children Colin, Raymond. Dawn and Sharon.

“I sat beside his bedside.

I tended him with care.

God knows my heart was broken

When I had to say goodbye.

In loving memory of my darling son, Jim, who passed awav peacefully at Netley Hospital on February 7th. 1952 - From his broken hearted mother at 90 Mayfield Road. “A grief too great for words. Reunited with his Dad.”


All ranks of “R” Batterv. H.A.A. Regiment. Royal Artillery (Territorial Army) mourn the untimely death of their permanent staff instructor. Sergeant Chappell at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Netley. on Thursday. February. A good soldier, a loyal comrade, and very fine man.”

Portsmouth Evening News 9th February 1952.

Pte. 85115 Robert William Clark died 14th July 1918 and is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery./


Pte. Tom Clarke died at Netley 11th March 1915 and is buried in Waltonwrays cemetery Skipton


Arthur Connah died at Netley 16th November 1918 and is buried in St. John's Penymynydd.

Pte. J.H. Cook

James Coomber thanks to Lynne Waters

Pte Edward COOMBS, 14th Battalion Canadian Regiment died at NH as a result of a shot wound and was brought home.  His burial took place at Glyntaf Cemetery, Pontypridd on 21/04/1915. 

Charles Cooper - Stoker 1st Class - died 5th Sept 1915. Buried in Lancashire.

Pte. James Cooper died on the 24th June 1915 and is buried in Orkney.

Capt. David Henry Harman Cornfoot died in the Red Cross Hospital on May 2nd 1916 age 46.

8158 Pte. William Cowley died at Netley on 23rd February 1916 aged 20 years. He is buried in Peel cemetery.


Conductor Thomas Seymour Croce died at Netley on 27th March 1930.

Pte. George Croucher died 5th February 1920 and is buried in St. James churchyard Bushey.

Albert Jabez Davies who died at Netley approx 1902.

Pte. A.W. Davis buried at Dawlish

Walter John Davis died 26th august 1915 and is buried in Southampton Old Cemetery Hill Lane.

Trooper William Joseph Dawbin died August 22nd 1915 and is buried in Compton Dundon. 


Pte. Hamilton Deans

Lt. Col. Charles Frederick Denman-Cook D.S.O. died in Netley on the 2nd May 1918 and is buried in Reading cemetery.

Charles Frederick Denman Cook D.S.O.
Died May 2nd 1918. He is buried in Reading. My thanks to Derek for the photo.

8138 L.Cpl Frederick A. Devonish died 3rd May 1916 buried in St. Mary's Church Great Baddow. From Ancestry.

Much sympathy is expressed for Lieut. G. Dixon and Mrs. Dixon. of The Crescent, Netley Abbey, in the loss of their only daughter, Dorothy who was killed by an Army lorry in the grounds of the. Royal Victoria Hospital on Monday. Her bicycle was caught in the train lines and she was thrown in the pathway of the lorry.

Hampshire Telegraph 14th August 1942.

6384 James Dulson who died at Netley on 25th April 1906. He is buried in Wellington Cemetery Shropshire. Thank you Philip Morris.



Major John Eckford R.E. died at netley on 19th August 1881.


In Memory Of Frederick Charles Emanuel


R.A.M.C. Son Of

Michael and Eleanor Emanuel

Born 9th September 1875

Died 13th January 1917

At The Royal Victoria Hospital Netley

Whilst In The Service Of His Country.


The 1911 census shows that Frederick age 35, was living with his widowed mother Eleanor and his brother Leon at no 11 High Street Southampton. This could have been a shop as the family were Pawnbrokers and Jewellers.


Frederick signed up on the 18th July 1916 at the age of 40 years. He died from respiratory failure and possibly meningitis according to the hospital report from Major C. Bremhall Registrar in Netley. From Ancestry. 


Frederick was the grandson of the first Jewish Mayor of Southampton (Southampton:Gateway to the British Empire by Miles Taylor)

Patrick Fitzgerald died 4th September 1938 at Netley.

Major Frederick Arthur Flint died 19th October 1924. Buried in Southampton Old Cemetery.

Harry Freeman - Able Seaman - died 2nd February 1917. Buried in Doncaster.

Pte. James Frost died at Netley 14th May 1917 and is buried in Hatfield.

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