The following members of my extended tree gave their lives for their Country during the First World War. If you are connected with or have further information on any of them I would be pleased to hear from you.
Private George Crabb, 6818, “G” Coy. 1st Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment who died age 30 on 02 June 1915. Born at Askerswell, Dorset, the son of Jesse and Susan (Cox) Crabb, of 2, Cornish Row, Chickerell, Weymouth; husband of Amelia Maud (Jefferey) Crabb, of 9, Brymer’s Avenue, Portland. Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Crabb, Walter Charles
Private Walter Charles J. Crabb, 230892, 1st/1st, Dorset Yeomanry (Queen’s Own) who died age 28 on 13 November 1917. Son of Jesse and Susan (Cox) Crabb, of 2, Cornish Row, Charlestown, South Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset; Younger brother of George Crabb, above. Remembered with honour Ramleh War Cemetery.
Dunford, Alfred Charles
Private Alfred Charles Dunford, 10383, “C” Coy. 5th Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment who died age 21 on 21 August 1915. Youngest son of Charles Henry and Jane (Coombs) Dunford, of Maiden Newton, Dorchester. Remembered with honour Helles Memorial.
Ecclestone, Arthur Ashton
Corporal Arthur Ashton Ecclestone, 65305, 24th Bn., Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) who died age 28 on 11 January 1916. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Kate (Stone) Ecclestone, of Alexandria, Egypt. Remembered with honour La Laiterie Military Cemetery.
Private Thomas Edwards, 20273, 1st Bn., Essex Regiment who died age 18 on 12 November 1915. Son of George and Sarah Ann (Willmott) Edwards, of Bowns Cottage, Critchill, Frome, Somerset. Remembered with honour Hill 10 Cemetery.
Eyton-Lloyd, John Wathen
Second Lieutenant John Wathen Eyton-Lloyd, 10th Sqdn., Royal Flying Corps who died age 22 on 24 June 1917. Son of Dr. Albert and Mrs. Bertha Midwood (Wathen) Eyton-Lloyd, of “Alanwood,” Avenue Rd., Great Malvern. Native of Rhyl. Remembered with honour Chocques Military Cemetery.
Freeston, John Francis
Private John Francis Freeston, 6085, 1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment who died on 22 September 1914. Husband of Agnes Violet Martha (Adams) Freeston and father of Evelyn Violet May, Frederick Maurice and Walter Charles. Remembered with honour Vailly British Cemetery.
Gaisford, Walter Thomas
Lieutenant Colonel Walter Thomas Gaisford, Commanding 7th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders who died age 44 on 25 September 1915. Son of Thomas Gaisford and Lady Alice (Kerr) Gaisford. Remembered with honour Loos Memorial.
George, Robert Edgar
Airman 2nd Class Robert Edgar George, 7578, 30th Sqdn., Royal Flying Corps who died age 20 on 29 April 1916. Son of Charles and Kate (Foreman) George, of Nunney Catch, Frome, Somerset. Remembered with honour Basra Memorial.
Private Jonathan Hardy, 2301, 1st/4th Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment who died on 11 September 1916. Son of Jonathan Claude and Mary Ann (Shiner) Hardy. Remembered with honour Basra War Cemetery.
Hodson, Hubert Bernard
Private Hubert Bernard Hodson, 15265, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment) who died age 22 on Son of the Rev. Thomas Hodson (Rector of Oddington, Gloucestershire) and Catherine Ann (Maskew) Hodson, of “The Chestnuts”, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England.
Second Lieutenant Edwin Horler, 122nd Coy., Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)who died age 29 on 31 July 1917. Son of John and Emma (Padfield) Horler, of Stoney Littleton, Shoscombe, Bath. Remembered with honour Voormezeele Enclosures No.1 and No.2.
James House, Serjeant 201819, 2nd/4th Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment who died on Tuesday, 30th April 1918. Age 28. Son of Tom and Sarah Ann (Samways) House; husband of Ethel Mary (Clothier) Limm (formerly House), of “Hill View,” Abbotsbury, Dorset. Native of Maiden Newton, Dorchester. Cemetery: Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Grave Reference/Panel Number: T. 31.
Peach, Crugar Stanley
Crugar Stanley Peach, Lieutenant, 16th Sqdn., Royal Flying Corps and 1st Batallion, West Yorkshire Regiment, who died 24 April 1917, age 20. Son of Charles Stanley & Charlotte Justina (Newton) Peach of Queensmead, Victoria Rd., Farnborough.
Pennell, Harry Lewin Lee
Commander Harry Lewin Lee Pennell, H.M.S. “Queen Mary.”, Royal Navy who died age 34 on 31 May 1916. Son of the late Col. Reginald and Mrs. Jessie Clara (Holland) Pennell, of Auliscombe Honiton, Devon; husband of Catherine Pennell (nee Hodson), of “The Chestnuts,” Minchinhampton, Glos. Served in the last South Pole expedition with the late Capt. Scott, 1910-1912. Remembered with honour Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Sapper George Rixton, 3483, 2nd/1st Lowland Field Coy., Royal Engineers who died age 32 on 16 September 1916. Son of Robert and Annie (Reed) Rixton, of 14, Victoria Rd., Dorchester. Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial.
Sanders, Alexander William
Private Alexander Willian Sanders, 3/6614, 1st Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment who died age 21 on 02 May 1915. Son of William Alexander and Sarah Julia (Matthews) Sanders. Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Selway, Arthur Ernest
Private Arthur Ernest Selway, 172591, Machine Gun Corps (Inf) who died age 19 on 03 October 1918. Son of Frederick William and Mary Eliza (Selway) Selway, of Shoscombe Vale, Peasedown, Bath. Remembered with honour Wellow Cemetery.
Starr, Henry John Emmott
Private Henry John Emmott Starr, 405423, 56th Field Amb., Royal Army Medical Corps attd. 10th Bn., Essex Regiment who died age 21 on 23 March 1918. Son of George and Alice Mary (Green) Starr, of 48 North Cliff Rd., Conisbrough, Yorkshire. Remembered with honour Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension.
Starr, Hubert James
Driver Hubert James Star. 48320, “B” Bty. 253rd Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died age 22 on 07 May 1918. Son of John and Lucy (Rhymer) Starr, of Buckland, Dinham, Bath; husband of Lily Emily Starr, of Sutton, Ditcheat, Evercreech, Bath. Remembered with honour Niederzwehren Cemetery.
Tompkins, Frank Edward
Private Frank Edward Tompkins, 2560, 1st/5th Bn., Hampshire Regiment who died on 25 October 1916. Buried in Fyzabad Cantonment Cemetery. Son of Elias Thorner and Martha Alice (Edwards) Tompkins. Remembered with honour Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai.
Warr, John Cecil Walter
Gunner John Cecil Walter Warr, 831593, “C” Bty. 153rd Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died age 22 on 06 May 1918. Son of Charles Warr and Agnes Fanny (House) Luckham (formerly Warr), of “Lachbrook,” 6, Bath Rd., Bournemouth. Remembered with honour Solferino Farm Cemetery.
Willetts, Thomas Leonard
Lance Corporal Thomas Leonard Willetts, 281219, 2nd/4th Bn., London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) who died age 23 on 20 September 1917. Son of Leonard Charles and Mary Ann Elizabeth (Devenish) Willetts, of 75, Meanley Rd., Manor Park, Essex. Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Private Albert Wilsher, 73160, 22nd Bn., Durham Light Infantry who died age 23 on 26 April 1918. The son of Charles Henry and Frances Ann (Douglas) Wilsher. Remembered with honour Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-Sur-Somme.