There are two places of remembrance of those who died in the two World Wars. A panel of the stone screen in the ante-chapel of St Nicholas and a stone cross set alongside the A 338 adjacent to the cricket field.
1914 to 1918
George Edward Charles AMOR
J/64837 Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS Vivid (formerly 22554 Ordinary Seaman, RNVR).
Accidentally Drowned – 22nd July 1917. Aged 22
Buried in Plymouth Old Cemetery, (Pennycomequick), grave S.31.26.
37251 Private, 4th (Reserve) Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Died of Natural Causes – 8th June 1918. Aged 18
Buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Co Dublin, Republic of Ireland Grave CE 683.
50648 Private, Imperial Camel Corps (formerly 300367, Staffordshire Yeomanry, Corps of Hussars)
Died of Wounds – 27th March 1918. Aged 26
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel, Panel 7. He is also remembered on the Imperial Camel Corps Memorial (a camelier mounted on a camel) in the Victoria Embankment Garden, London.
Frank George BRICE
11013 Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Killed In Action – 15th June 1915. Aged 26.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais Panel 33 and 34. He is also remembered on a memorial plaque in St Nicholas Church, Cholderton but his surname is inscribed as ‘Bryce’.
Cecil Reginald James BUNDY
5257 Private, 1st/8th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Killed In Action near Bapaume – 26th November 1916. Aged 20
Buried in Martinpuich British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, E.1.
7559 Private, 9th (Queen’s Royal) Lancers.
Died of Wounds – 3rd April 1918. Aged 23
Buried in Picquigny British Cemetery, Somme, France, A.4.
James Henry DAVIS
29052 Guardsman, 2nd Battalion, The Grenadier Guards.
Killed In Action – 9th October 1917. Aged 27
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panel 9.
Arthur Walter DYKES (brother of Julian Dykes below)
12417 Private, 7th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Died in a railway accident – 5th March 1919. Aged 28
Buried in Blargies Communal Cemetery Extension, Oise, France, I.H.6.
Julian Alexander DYKES (brother of Arthur Dykes above)
38817 Private, 1st/5th Battalion, The Gloucester Regiment.
Killed In Action – 26th June 1918. Aged 24
Buried in Boscon British Cemetery, Italy, Plot 2, Row C, Grave 6.
Edmund John EVANS
17232 Private, 2nd Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment (formerly 6732, Private, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry).
Killed In Action – 1st May 1916.
Buried in Mesnil Ridge Cemetery, Somme, France, E.3.
Charles Ewart Vernon JENKINSON (brother of George Jenkinson below)
97281 Private, 10th Battalion, The Tanks Corps. Formerly 280090 Private RASC.
Died of Wounds – 25th April 1918. Aged 19
Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, IX.A.22.
George Robert JENKINSON (brother of Charles Jenkinson above)
200992 Private, 1st/4th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment.
Died in Action on the Tigris Front – 30th November 1917. Aged 29
Buried in Baghdad 9 North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq, XXI.W.44/
Robert Thomas KERR
2nd Lieutenant, 1/4th (Hallamshire) Battalion (TF), (Formerly 4748 Pte 1/28th London Regiment.
Killed in Action – 23rd October 1916.
Buried in Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, III.C.6.
John Stephen KING
PS 45405 Temporary 2nd Lieutenant (Pilot) RAF, 13 Squadron, Royal Air Force.
Killed in aerial combat – 1st October 1918. Aged 19.
Buried in Canada Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Cambrai, France, I.D.I. The wooden cross which marked his original grave now stands in St Nicholas Church, Cholderton.
43620 Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment.
Killed In Action in the Villers-Bretonneux area – 27th April 1918.
Buried in Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, France, II.I.3.
Sydney Frank TOOP
3/6714 Private, 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.
Died of wounds – 7th July 1915. Aged 19.
Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium, III.D.3A.
Stanley James WHITCHER
21083 Private, 5th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Killed In Action – 9th April 1916. Aged 18.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial Iraq, Panel 30 and 64.
Edgar Charles WILLIAMS
28893 Private, 2nd/4th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment.
Killed In Action – 12th September 1918. Aged 23.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, Panel 6.
Ernest Fred WILLIAMS
6019 Rifleman, 7th (Service Battalion), The Rifle Brigade.
Killed in Action – 30th July 1915. Aged 20.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panels 46 – 48 and 50.
1939 to 1945
Harold Bartholomew JACKMAN
7584215 Staff Sergeant, Royal Army Ordnance Corps.
Died – 11th July 1941. Aged 37.
Buried in St Nicholas churchyard, Cholderton, North of the church.
Arthur Reginald TOMLINSON
PO/X 4570 Marine, Royal Marine. HMS Barham.
Killed In Action when HMS Barham was sunk – 25th November 1941.
He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 59, Column 2. A flower vase, placed by his family in his memory, stands in St Nicholas church, Cholderton.
John Anthony BALCK-FOOTE
14405750 Private, 2nd/4th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment.
Killed In Action – 16th September 1944. Aged 20.
Buried in the Gradara War Cemetery, Italy, Plot II, Row D, Grave 70.
The Amesbury Deanery Magazine for January 1915 reported the deaths of three officers as being “of Cholderton”. Although they are not shown on the memorial panel in St Nicholas Church and cannot, in the accepted sense, be considered residents of Cholderton, it is fitting that their sacrifice be included in this record. General Hamilton lived in Cholderton House, the official residence of the General Officer Commanding, 3rd Division. It was the official residence for many years. Captain Wyndham was on General Hamilton’s staff and was billeted in Cholderton, with whom and where is not known. Captain Grenfell lived in the Red House at Parkhouse. All three officers played their part in the community for the relatively short time they were there and thus their deaths were properly shown in the Deanery Magazine.
Hubert Ion Wetherall HAMILTON CVO CB DSO
Major General, General Officer Commanding, 3rd Division. Late of the Queen’s Regiment
Killed in Action – 14th October 1914 . Aged 53, at Le Coutre, France.
Buried in St Martin’s Churchyard, Cheriton, Kent, to the right of the gateway. He is further remembered on a brass plaque in the chancel of St Peter’s church, Marchington, Uttoxeter, Staffs.
Percy Lyulph WYNDHAM
Captain, Coldstream Guards.
Killed in Action – 14th September 1914.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the La Ferre-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, France. He is also remembered on a memorial in St Mary’s Church, East Knoyle, Wiltshire erected by his grandmother Madeline Wyndham and inscribed “In Memory of my Five Grandsons who were killed in the Great War”.
Riversdale Nonus GRENFELL
Captain, Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars (Yeomanry) attached to the 9th Lancers.
Killed in Action – 14th September 1914 . Aged 34.
Buried in Vendresse Churchyard, Grave No 1. He is also commemorated (as is his brother) on a Memorial Board in the Cloisters of Canterbury Cathedral alongside all those of the 9th Lancers who gave their lives in the First World War.