In the church of St Andrew, two simple brass plaques, one for each of the two World Wars, bear the names of the ten local men who fell in those Wars.
1914 to 1918
Ernest Edward EDMUNDS
18267 Private, 2nd Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Killed In Action – 26th September 1915, . Aged 29.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais,France, Panel 102.
Edwin Charles PHILLIPS (Brother of Frederick below)
7975 Private, 2nd Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Died of Wounds – 27th October 1914, . Aged 25.
Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, III.A.16.
Frederick Walter PHILLIPS (Brother of Edwin above)
PO/16665 Marine, Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Black Prince.
Killed In Action – 31st May 1916 . Aged 22.
He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 22.
1939 to 1945
Edmund Graham BUCKLEY MBE
6748 Lieutenant Colonel, The Rifle Brigade.
Died on 21st January 1943 of an illness contracted in the Middle East. Age 41
He was cremated at the Oxford Crematorium and is remembered on a panel together with 46 other members of Her Majesty’s Forces at the Crematorium.
James Ritchie GARRIOCK
541034 Corporal, Royal Air Force.
Died on 23rd February 1944 while a Prisoner of War of the Japanese. . Aged 29.
Buried in Ambon War Cemetery, The Molucca Islands, Indonesia, 14.A.9.
He is remembered on the World War Two Memorial plaque in St Andrew’s church, Boscombe. He is also remembered on the War Memorial in the churchyard of St Nicholas, Porton.
Joseph Arthur MITCHELL AFM
124006 Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 9 Squadron RAF.
Killed In Action – 26th February 1943. Age 22
Buried in Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany, II.F.27.
Ex 1073007 Gunner, Royal Artillery.
(Served from 19th August 1927 to 17th August 1933 and 2nd September 1939 until his discharge, on medical grounds, on 4th April 1940).
Died of Natural Causes – 1st February 1942. Aged 34.
Buried in All Saints churchyard, Idmiston.
John Spencer SPARKE
637846 Corporal, Royal Air Force.
Died of Natural Causes on 27th September 1943. Aged 23
Buried in St Nicholas churchyard, Porton, Grave 2.
Albert Edward SUTTON
P/KX 126684 Leading Stoker, Royal Navy, HMS Penelope.
Killed In Action – 18th February 1944. Aged 21
He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 85, Column 3.
Raymond Alfred 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
Buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, IV.K.17.