The men who fell in the two World Wars are remembered In The Memorial Hall. The Memorial Hall was built in 1920 by Sir Harry Charles St Lo Malet Bt, DSO, OBE, the then Lord of the Manor. Sir Harry served in the Boer War and the First World War with some distinction. In the Boer War, as a Corporal in the Cape Mounted Rifles, he was commissioned for his bearing and courage at the Siege of Wepener. In the First World War he was awarded the DSO, Mentioned In Despatches on three occasions and the French Government made him an Officier de Merite Agricole.
He wrote that he wanted the Memorial Hall to be a “living memorial”. When first opened in 1920, it was known as The War Memorial Hall but the word ‘War’ is no longer used, this came about purely and simply through common usage, not through ‘political correctness’, debate, or decree.
Photographs of all but one of those who died in the First World War have been on display since the early 1920s and photographs of those lost in the Second World War have been added in more recent times.
1914 to 1918
Robert Mark BUNDY
15233 Fusilier, 8th (Service) Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
Killed In Action – 8th September 1916 . Aged 26, near Ginchy France.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial France, MR 21, Part 7, Pier and Face 16c
Albert Edward DUFFIELD
M2/018589 Private, 21st Divisional Train Army Service Corps.
Killed in Action – 21st March 1918. Aged 24.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieriers Memorial, France, MR 27, Part 3, Panel 95.
Ernest Rowland ELLIOTT
12425 Private, A Company, 7th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Killed In Action – 24th April 1917 . Aged 30, at the Doiran Lake, Salonika.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Doiran Memorial, Greece.
J 61689 Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS Victory.
Died of natural causes – 29th December 1916 . Aged 20, in the Royal Naval Hospital Haslar.
Buried in the Royal Naval Cemetery, Haslar, Row 26, Grave 11.
Stanley Wilfred GRANT
RMA/14409 Marine, Royal Marines, HMS Defence.
Killed in Action at sea – 31st May 1916. Age 20.
He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 21.
He is also commemorated on Newton Tony CE Primary School’s Roll of Honour.
24527 Private, 6th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Died of Wounds – 16th June 1917 . Aged 19, near Oosttaverne Wood, West Flanders.
Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais. Plot IV, Row A, Grave 6.
S/3420 Rifleman, 12th (Service) Battalion, The Rifle Brigade.
Killed In Action – 25th September 1915 . Aged 40.
Buried in Aubers Ridge British Cemetery, grave number V.C.4. He is also commemorated on the war memorial in Hordle, Hampshire.
Edwin Bertie TANNER (Brother of Henry named below)
8989 Pioneer, 1st Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Killed In Action – 20th September 1914 . Aged 20, near Thierry, France.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, France.
Henry TANNER (Brother of Edwin Bertie named above)
7004 Private, 1st Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Killed In Action – 15th September 1914 . Aged 32, near Vailly, France.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on Special Memorial 18,.Vailly British Cemetery, France.
L5218 Officers Steward 2nd Class, Royal Navy, HMS Bittern
Died at sea – 4th April 1918 . Aged 26.
He is commemorated on the Devonport Memorial, Panel 18.
Walter Tyhurst WHITE
M2/150838 Acting Lance Corporal, 647th Motor Transport Company, Army Service Corps.
Buried in the North West corner of St Andrew’s churchyard, Newton Tony.
William Charles YARLETT
46690 Private, 18th Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers. (formerly 3306005 Sapper, Royal Engineers).
Killed In Action – 31st October 1918 . Aged 18, near Courtrai.
Buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Belgium, Plot 2, Row A, Grave 16.
1939 to 1945
Stanley Gordon ARMSTEAD (Cousin of F R Daubney named below)
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.
He is commemorated on the Devonport Memorial, Panel 91, Column 1.
Percival George 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.
Buried in Wells Cemetery, Somerset, Section H, Row H, Grave 10.
Frederick Reginald DAUBNEY (Cousin of SG Armstead named above)
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.
Buried in Thanbyazayat War Cemetery, Burma, Plot B1, Row N, Grave 16.
James Archibald St George Fitzwarrenne-Despencer ROBERTSON
98054 Lieutenant Colonel, OBE MP, General List, formerly of the Royal Welch Fusiliers.
Died of natural causes – 5th May 1942, . Aged 56.
Buried in Newton Tony Cemetery, Grave 7.
He is also remembered on a brass plaque in St Mary the Virgin church in Marystow, Devon.