Idmiston & Porton List

A War 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.

1914 to 1918

Sydney C BAILEY
19554 Lance Corporal, 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s).
Killed In Action – 8th August 1918. Aged 32
Buried in the Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, H.A.1.
Luke BULL
24158 Private, 5th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Killed In Action – 25th January 1917. Aged 28
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panels 30 and 84.
Percy Tom CARTER
202784 Private, 5th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Killed In Action – 6th June 1918. Aged 39
Buried in the Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, I.B.2.
Harold John CHARD
Previously 286627 Sapper, Durham Fortress Company, Royal Engineers.
Died on 17th November 1918. Aged 19
Buried in St Nicholas churchyard, Porton, to the east of the church.
Stephen Walter DYER
202075 Private 2nd/4th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment
Died on 9th December 1918. Aged 21
Buried in Allahabad New Cantonement Cemetery and commemorated on the 1914 – 198 War Memorial, Chenai, India. He is also commemorated on the St Paul’s Church Memorial, Salisbury.
Stanley Wilfred GRANT
RMA/14409 Marine, Royal Marines, HMS Defence.
Killed in Action at sea – 31st May 1916. Age 21.
He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 21.
He is also commemorated in Newton Tony Memorial Hall.
Leslie Edward John HOBBS
3798 Driver, 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade, Australian Field Artillery.
Died – 10th January 1918 of pneumonia. Aged 20
Buried in All Saints churchyard, Idmiston, south of the church. He is remembered on Panel 12 of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra and in his home town of Ulverstone, Tasmania.
Solomon William HIBBERD
7959 Lance Sergeant, 1st Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Died of wounds – 20th May 1916. Aged 25
Buried in the Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, I.C.9.
C J KING
No details have yet been traced.
Ralph LANE
219926 Able Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS Bulwark.
Killed In Action – 26th November 1914. Aged 27
He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 2.
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
Buried in Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, Grave number U.10.
William LEVER
11757 Driver, 16th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery.
Killed In Action – 30th June 1918. Aged 29.
Buried in Querrieu British Cemetery, Somme, C.30.
Thomas Christoper MURRAY
221060 Lance Corporal, 5th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Killed In Action – 9th April 1916.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panels 30 and 64.
Alfred John Henry PRAGNELL
283318 Gunner, 17th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Died of Wounds – 3rd July 1917. Aged 35.
Buried in Wimereux Cemetery, Pas de Calais, 11.36.
Ernest ROBINS
749192 Private, 24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment).
Killed In Action – 23rd July 1917. Aged 19.
Buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, 1.L.36.
He is also remembered on the Winterbournes War Memorial.
Charles George STYLES
365671 Private, 374 Home Service Company, Labour Corps (previously 10454 Private, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers).
Died of pneumonia – 29th January 1919. Aged 32
Buried in St Nicholas churchyard, Porton, to the North of the chancel.
Arthur John THOMAS (Brother of Oliver Robert Thomas below)
14109 Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards.
Died of Wounds – 2nd August 1917. Aged 28
Buried in the Mendinghem Military Cemetery, grave reference III.E.25.
Oliver Robert THOMAS (Brother of Arthur John Thomas above)
7896 Private, 1st Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Killed In Action – 26th October 1914. Aged 22
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Panel 33 and 34.
Sidney Herbert UPHILL
201144 1st/5th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry.
Died of wounds while a Prisoner of War – 10th August 1917.
Buried in Tourcoing (Pont Neuville) Communal Cemetery-Nord, O.6.
John WAGG
9122 Private, 1st Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment (brother of George Charles Wagg below).
Killed In Action – 6th September 1914 at the Battle of the Marne.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jour Memorial, Seine-et-Marne.
George Charles WAGG
8924 Private, 1st Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment (brother of John Wagg above).
Died from an accidental shooting in the trenches – 26th May 1916, . Aged 21.
Frederick William YEATES
K23427 (formerly SS111893) Stoker 1st Class. HM Submarine D3.
Lost his life on Duty – 15th March 1918. Aged 24.
He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Plaque 30.
Herbert George YEATES
9220 Private, 5th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Killed In Action – 9th April 1916. Aged about 21.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panels 30 and 64.
Arthur YEATES 353411 Sapper, 4 Company (IW & DRE), Royal Engineers.
Died following an accident – 28th April 1919. Aged 27.
Buried in St Nicholas churchyard, Porton.

1939 to 1945

Sidney Charles James CLAY
P/J 115405 Petty Officer, Royal Navy, HMS Belmont.
Killed In Action – 31st January 1942 . Aged 32.
He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 62, Column 2.
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.
George Sidney HARDIMAN
P/KX 92864 Stoker 1st Class, Royal Navy, HMS Grenville.
Killed In Action – 10th January 1940 . Aged 21.
He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 42, Column 1.
Allen William KELLY
7886064 Lance Corporal, 6th Royal Tank Regiment.
Died of Wounds – 6th October 1940. Aged 22
Buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, N.30.
Samson LANE
P/JX 323027 Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy, HM Steam Gun Boat No 7.
Killed In Action – 19th June 1942 . Aged 19.
He is commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 65, Column 3.
John Sheppard Hewitt LUPTON
82667 Pilot Officer (Pilot), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 14 Operational Training Unit.
Died in a flying accident – 27th September 1940 . Aged 21.
Buried in All Saints churchyard, Idmiston, South of the church tower.
Robert Hillhouse MACLAREN
Major (Acting Colonel) OBE MC MA, Royal Engineers, Commander Chemical Warfare Troops, Royal Engineers.
Died accidentally – 20th May 1941. Aged 43
Buried in Tidworth Military Cemetery, Section E (Officers), Grave 57.
He is also remembered by a two foot square rough-hewn granite slab erected by his fellow Royal Engineers on Bodmin Moor, near the spot he died.
Thomas Henry (Harry) OAKES
5569567 Private, 2nd/7th Queens Royal Regiment (West Surrey).
Killed In Action – 21st May 1940. Aged 22.
Buried in Conty Communal Cemetery, Somme, France, one of only three British graves in this cemetery.
Leonard Thomas Norris PARKES
P/KX 84216 Petty Officer Stoker, Royal Navy, HMS Penelope.
Killed In Action – 18th February 1944 . Aged 29.
He is commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 85, Column 2.
Victor John PARSONS
P/KX 82762 Leading Stoker, DSM, Royal Navy, HM Submarine Snapper.
Killed In Action – 12th February 1941 . Aged 26.
He is commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 54, Column 2.
John Peter SADD
106188 Pilot Officer (Pilot), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 153 Squadron.
Killed In Action – 19th July 1942. Aged 24.
Buried in All Saints churchyard, Idmiston, on the South side of the church.
John SPARKE
637846 Corporal, Royal Air Force.
Died of natural causes – 27th September 1943. Aged 23.
Buried in St Nicholas churchyard, Porton, Grave 2, North of the chancel.
He is also remembered on the World War Two Memorial Plaque in St Andrew’s church, Boscombe.
Alfred James Ernest TOMPKINS
5575800 Corporal, 4th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Killed In Action – 22nd July 1944. Aged 24.
Buried in Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-Sur-Mer, Seine Maritime, France, H.47.
Arthur Edward WARNER
555485 Trooper, C Squadron, Queen’s Bays (2 DG) Royal Armoured Corps.
Killed In Action – 17th April 1945. Aged 25.
Buried in the Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy, II.B.19.
G WILLIAMS
No details have yet been traced.
Edward Albert (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.