GALLERY

 

Stanley Gordon ARMSTEAD
MX 510022 Leading Wireman, Royal Navy, LCT 488.
Died at sea in Home Waters - 19th October 1944, aged 20. LCT 488 sank in a storm while under tow to the Far East.

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Sydney AUSTIN
101200 Flying Officer, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 85 Squadron.
Killed In Action - 31st October 1941.
He is shown here before being commissioned as a Flying Officer.

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John AUSTIN
109358 Flying Officer, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 78 Squadron.
Killed In Action - 24th August 1943.

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Horace Carl BEKEN

Number 3, Sergeant, 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment) formerly of the 90th Winnipeg Rifles.
Killed In Action - 24th April 1915 aged 30.

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James BRIGHT
4920 Private, 2nd/8th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Killed In Action - 27th August 1916 aged 24.

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Edmund Graham BUCKLEY
6748 Lieutenant Colonel, The Rifle Brigade.
Died on 21st January 1943 of an illness contracted in the Middle East.

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R M BUNDY
15233 Fusilier, 8th (Service) Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
Killed In Action - 8th September 1916 aged 26, near Ginchy France.

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P G CANDY
516224 Sergeant, Royal Air Force.
Died of natural causes - 22nd February 1946 - exacerbated by severe injuries received in 1943 during a malfunction on a parachute descent.

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H J CHARD
Previously 286627 Sapper, Durham Fortress Company, Royal Engineers.
Died on 17th November 1918. Aged 19

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F R DAUBNEY
55272957 Private, 4th Battalion, The Royal Norfolk Regiment (formerly of The Wiltshire Regiment).
Died of tropical ulcers and malnutrition - 26th September 1943 aged 26, as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese while working on the Burma Railway.

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F DAVIS
7559 Private, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers.
Died of Wounds - 3rd April 1918. Aged 23

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J H DAVIS
29052 Guardsman, 2nd Battalion, The Grenadier Guards.
Killed In Action - 9th October 1917. Aged 27

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A E DUFFIELD
M2/018589 Private, Army Service Corps (Specific Unit not known).
Killed In Action - 21st March 1918 aged 24, near Pozieres, France.

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E R ELLIOTT
12425 Private, A Company, 7th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Killed In Action - 24th April 1917 aged 30, at the Doiran Lake, Salonika.

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R N GRENFELL
Captain, Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars (Yeomanry) attached to the 9th Lancers.
Killed in Action - 14th September 1914 aged 34.

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E FRICKER
J 61689 Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS Victory.
Died of natural causes - 29th December 1916 aged 20, in the Royal Naval Hospital Haslar.

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H B JACKMAN
7584215 Staff Sergeant, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died - 11th July 1941. Aged 37.
This picture was taken from the 1922/23 Season Cholderton Football Team photograph.

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Charles Ewart Vernon JENKINSON
97281 Private, 10th Battalion, The Tanks Corps. Formerly 280090 Private RASC.
Died of Wounds - 25th April 1918. Aged 19

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George Robert JENKINSON
200992 Private, 1st/4th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment.
Died in Action on the Tigris Front - 30th November 1917. Aged 29

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Hugh LESLIE
20594 Corporal, 2nd Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment (formerly 58118 Corporal in the Royal Field Artillery).
Killed In Action - 17th January 1916. Aged 24.

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William LEVER
11757 Driver, 16th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery.
Killed In Action - 30th June 1918. Aged 29.

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B M MACEY
24527 Private, 6th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Died of Wounds - 16th June 1917 aged 19, near Oosttaverne Wood, West Flanders.

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R H MACLAREN
Major (Acting Colonel) OBE MC MA, Royal Engineers, Commander Chemical Warfare Troops, Royal Engineers.
Died accidentally - 20th May 1941. Aged 43

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Charles MAY

12164 Private, 6th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Killed In Action - 29th September 1915. Aged 24.

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F W PHILLIPS
PO/16665 Marine, Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Black Prince.
Killed In Action - 31st May 1916. Aged 22.

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A J H PRAGNELL
283318 Gunner, 17th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Died of Wounds - 3rd July 1917. Aged 35

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Frederick SAUNDERS
also known as William
S/3420 Rifleman, 12th (Service) Battalion, The Rifle Brigade.
Killed In Action - 25th September 1915 aged 40.

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A E SUTTON
P/KX 126684 Leading Stoker, Royal Navy, HMS Penelope.
Killed In Action - 18th February 1944 aged 21.

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R A SUTTON
14533126 Private, 12th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps. (10th Battalion, The Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment).
Killed In Action - 12th June 1944 aged 20.

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E B TANNER
8989 Pioneer, 1st Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Killed In Action - 20th September 1914 aged 20, near Thierry, France.

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H TANNER
7004 Private, 1st Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Killed In Action - 15th September 1914 aged 32, near Vailly, France.

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G C WAGG
8924 Private, 1st Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Died from an accidental shooting in the trenches - 26th May 1916 aged 21.

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J WAGG
9122 Private, 1st Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Killed In Action - 6th September 1914 at the Battle of the Marne.

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W T WHITE
M2/150838 Acting Lance Corporal, 647th Motor Transport Company, Army Service Corps.
Accidentally killed during training - 19th June 1916 aged 23.

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A WORT
L5182 Officers Steward 2nd Class, Royal Navy, HMS Bittern.
Died at sea - 4th April 1918 when HMS Bittern sank with all hands, following a collision off Portland.

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E A (Jack) WRIXON
No service details have yet been traced. It is known that he died in Salisbury Infirmary on 9th June 1942 of natural causes, aged 24 and is buried in St Nicholas churchyard, Porton. From anecdotal evidence, it is thought that he was invalided out of one of the Services and perhaps because of wounds received at Dunkirk.

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W C YARLETT
46690 Private, 18th Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers. (formerly 3306005 Sapper, Royal Engineers).
Killed In Action - 31st October 1918 aged 18, near Courtrai.

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F W YEATES
K23427 (formerly SS111893) Stoker 1st Class.
HM Submarine D3.
Lost his life on Duty - 15th March 1918. Aged 24

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F W YEATES
The 'D' Class submarines were designed for foreign service with an endurance of 2,500 miles at 10 knots on the surface and much improved living conditions for a larger crew.

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Cholderton War Memorial
There are two places of remembrance for those who died in the two World Wars - this stone cross set alongside the A338 adjacent to the cricket field and a panel of the stone screen in the ante-chapel of St Nicholas Church.

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Newton Tony Memorial Hall
Originally called the War Memorial Hall, the word War has long ceased to be used, not by decree or design but by common usage.

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Porton War Memorial
This memorial in the form of a simple stone cross stands in the churchyard of St Nicholas, Porton. A little distance away also stands a Memorial Hall erected in more recent times.

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Winterbourne War Memorial
This memorial consisting of a granite cross, 11 feet in height, rising from a plinth and pedestal stands in a corner of the churchyard of St Michael, Winterbourne Earls.
The cross was unveiled on Sunday 2nd February 1921 and bears the names of twenty three local men who died in the First World War. A further six names were added of those who fell in the Second World War.

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