Geoffrey Harry Machin died 5th january 1919 buried in Teversal. http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/rollofhonour/People/Details/3944
Alexander Marshall - Able Seaman - died 30th March 1918. Buried in Birmingham.
Corporal Thomas McCaskie died at Netley on 7th November 1915. He is buried in Wigtown. http://wigtowncc.org.uk/category/191418/1915/
William Sime Millikin 1st Royal Scots died 3rd May 1915 aged 31. Buried at Warriston Cemetery Edinburgh.
Lewis Moses enlisted at Ammanford in April 1915 and his name appears on the Roll of Honour of volunteers in the local newspaper – the Amman Valley Chronicle. He joined the 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. This was known as the Carmarthenshire Battalion as it was made up largely of men from Carmarthenshire although there were around 300 men from Lancashire (mainly the Bolton area) in their ranks. However, to all intents and purposes this was a Pals Battalion, about a thousand strong, made up of local men who would have known each other before their enlistment.
According to his Medal Index Card, Lewis’s overseas service started on 5th December 1915. This was the date that his battalion arrived in France. It is notable that a service was held at Winchester Cathedral for the Welsh Division the evening before they set off for the coast and Welsh hymns were sung (probably for the first and last time at that cathedral). It is not known whether Lewis attended this service or indeed how many of the Carmarthenshire Battalion were present. It is likely however that they would also have had their own smaller service before setting sail for France.
Lewis was about to take part in one of the most famous battles in British history – the battle of the Somme. This battle proved to be the most costly battle of the First World War and the casualty figures from the first day are the worse ever suffered by the British Army throughout its history. As for Lewis, like so many of his fellow Welshmen, his battle had ended much earlier. It is not known exactly when Lewis was seriously wounded but it was most likely sometime on 10th or 11th July. According to his death certificate, he suffered a gunshot wound to the spine which paralysed him. A single gun-shot wound would suggest he had been shot by a sniper.
Once wounded he would have been picked up by stretcher bearers and taken to the nearest Casualty Clearing Station before being placed in a hospital truck and eventually sent back to the Base Hospital at Rouen. He remained there a couple of weeks until he was stabilised.
Unfortunately on 4th August Lewis died of his wounds at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Southampton. His death certificate identifies the cause of death as (1) Gunshot Wound to Spine (2) paraplegia & septicaemia. It is not known whether any of his family were able to be at his bedside when he died or had had the opportunity to go to Southampton to see him. What is known is that they were determined to get his body back to bury him in the local chapel cemetery.
Bearing in mind that his father had been unable to work for months due to his own ill-health it was no small thing to pay for the cost of the train journey for the coffin from Southampton back to Brynamman. However this is what happened and this too is noted in the Amman Valley Chronicle n 10th August:
‘The body of Lewis J. Moses was brought for interment at Brynamman by train on Saturday night from Southampton. Deceased was seriously wounded in France. He was temporarily treated at Rouen in France, and subsequently brought to Southampton where he died on Friday morning. About 500 escorted his remains from the train to the house, despite the lateness of the hour. He was 29 years of age and had been in action about 16 months with the 15th Welsh. The burial took place on Tuesday at Siloam Chapel.’
My thanks to Wendy Edwards.
Allen Moyer died July 25th at Netley and was buried in the cemetery. His body was later removed and taken to Knoxville USA.
Here is one of our (local) Australian Soldiers admitted to Netley Hospital WW1.
Mullins Michael (AKA MICK) -born Charters Towers 2458-Charleville, Queensland 9th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement- Brookwood Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 12), Surrey, England.
From Joanne Klein, thank you.
15469 Alexander Ness was born in East Lothian, Scotland in 1890 to William and Margaret.He was in the Cameron Highlanders. He died in Netley Hospital on 7th May 1915 and is buried in Stenton Churchyard - stone no 104.
David Henry Newey
Pte. William Newton died 29th July 1916 age 22. Son of James and Betty Hannah Newton of 25 Caroline street Oldham. Buried in Chadderton (St. Matthews) Churchyard.
No.16711, Private, Ernest Edgar PEGG
11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died of his Wounds on Thursday 27th July 1916
Ernest Edgar Pegg was born in Saxon Street in 1891 (Newmarket Q4-1891 3B:517), son of Edgar and Jane Maria PEGG (née WOOLLARD).
He enlisted in Newmarket.
He died in Netley Welsh Hospital near Southampton. Without his Army records we cannot be exact, but it seems very likely he was wounded during the early days of the Somme offensive which started on 1st July 1916. The 11th Battalion, the Suffolk Regiment suffered more casualties than any other battalion in that battle.
Thanks to Tony Pringle.
Sapper B. Pidduck buried in Southampton cemetery
Pte. James Potter died at Netley in June 1917 and he is buried in Beer, Devon.
Pte Arthur Powell son of Isaac and Emma Powell died at the Welsh Hospital Netley August 1st 1916 aged 25 years.
5778 Pte. H Priestley
Charles Arthur Rabone died at netley on 15th December 1930 and is buried in Lodge Hill cemetery.
Claude Raymond Read, Private, 32708, 4th Reserve Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment, died of sickness on 26th February 1918, aged 21.
He was buried in the churchyard at St Nicholas’ Church, Brockenhurst, Hampshire on 1st March 1918, officiated by Reverend W R Hutchinson.
Thanks to Clare Church for this.
John Reames - Stoker 1st Class - died 31st May 1915. Buried in Lincoln.
Pte. Thomas Robinson 20239 King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Labour Corps 5th Bn. transf.
to (360861) 808th Coy. who died on Wednesday, 07/08/1918 Age
Husband of Mrs. S. A. Robinson, of 8, Bulk Rd., Lancaster.
LANCASTER CEMETERY , Ref:F. NC. 401., Lancashire
Pte.Thomas Robinson RDC, attached Rifle Brigade, died at Netley Hospital of malaria and cancer, 10 August 1918, age 53, wife resident at 15 Wolseley Street, Lancaster, they have five children. An old Volunteer, served in Egypt, employed at the old Wagon Works as a sawyer. Buried at Lancaster.
George Routley died at Netley on 7th September 1916 and is buried in Avon View cemetery Bristol.
Lieut. Arthur Russell Glasgow Highlanders died 23rd July 1916. Buried New Kilpatrick (Hillfoots)Cemetery.