Bridport: War Memorial (Dorset)

Bridport: War Memorial (Dorset)
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This is just one of the individual panels that make up the Bridport war memorial.

Identifications from the CWGC database and J. W. Rowson, Bridport and the Great War (London : T. Werner Laurie, 1923):

Rifleman Jack Macey (Service No: S/6576), "D" Coy. 9th Bn., Rifle Brigade; died 26 June 1915, aged 20; buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen (III. A. 12.); son of John and Edith Macey, of North Allington, Bridport, Dorset: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/138477/MACEY,%20JACK

Private Richard Forsey Major (Service No: 26994), 3rd Bn., Grenadier Guards; died 28 March 1918, aged 36; name recorded on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France (Bay 1.); son of James and Alice Major, of West Rd., Symondsbury; husband of Charlotte Jane Major, of 18, Allington Mead, Bridport, Dorset: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3078212/MAJOR,%20RICH…

Lance Bombardier Arthur William Marsh (Service No: 860337), 217th Bde., Royal Field Artillery; died 10 December 1918, aged 21; buried in Ambala Cantonment Cemetery, India (Plot 35. Row E. Grave 22.); son of Charles and Annie Marsh, of Brown Gourd, Symondsbury, Dorset; [died while undergoing an operation at Umballa Hospital, India — Rowson]: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1481632/MARSH,%20ARTH…

Corporal Albert George Marsh (Service No: 11600), "D" Bty. 83rd Bde., Royal Field Artillery; died 23 March 1918, aged 30; awards: MM; buried in Noyon New British Cemetery, Oise, France (II. E. 7.); son of Mrs. E. E. Marsh, of 14, West Bay Rd., Bridport, Dorset: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/580271/MARSH,%20ALBER…

Gunner H. H. [Harry Hugh] Marsh (Service No: 137117), 174th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery; died 3 June 1917; buried in Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen (II. A. 5.); [Albert George Marsh and Harry Hugh Marsh were the sons of Mr and Mrs A. Marsh of 14, West Bay Road, Bridport — Rowson]: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/455616/MARSH,%20H%20H

Gunner Alfred Henry Martin (Service No: 17932), "B" Bty. 159th Bde., Royal Field Artillery; died 6 July 1918, aged 33; buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France (V. L. 11B.); son of Henry Edward and Harriek [Harriet?] Martin, of Cheltenham, Glos.: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/119696/MARTIN,%20ALFR…

Gunner Alfred George Frederick Masters (Service No: 860493), 28th Bty. 4th Wessex Bde., Royal Field Artillery; died 29 September 1918, aged 19; buried in Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux-St. Marc, Pas de Calais, France (III. B. 2.); son of Thomas and Mary A. Masters, of 68, East St., Bridport, Dorset; educated at Bridport Secondary School; enlisted Aug., 1914; sailed for India Dec., 1914; born at Weymouth; ["… went to India, volunteered for Mesopotamia, where he was in action; went to Egypt and afterwards to France, where he was wounded in July, 1917 [sic]; and died at the casualty clearing station hospital on the 29th of that month" — Rowson]: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/285058/MASTERS,%20ALF…

George Bernard Morey – "Government Official, lost on board the Abbosso, torpedoed off the Irish coast on the homeward voyage from Gambia" — Rowson

Able Seaman W. J. [William John] Newman (Service No: 206703), Royal Navy (RFR PO/B5629). H.M.S. "Victory"; died 3 April 1916, aged 33; buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Portsmouth, Hampshire (E. 24. 21.); son of Mrs. Jemima Newman, of 26, St. Michael’s Lane, Bridport, Dorset; [drowned in Portsmouth Harbour — Rowson]: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3056000/NEWMAN,%20W%20J

Stoker 1st Class Robert Charles Norman (Service No: 284452), Royal Navy, H.M.S. "Invincible."; died 31 May 1916, aged 49; name recorded on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire (Panel 19.); son of Thomas and Eliza Norman; [lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland — Rowson]: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3037675/NORMAN,%20ROB…

Private George William Charles Oxenbury (Service No: S4/145577), 29th Div. Supply Col., Army Service Corps; died 6 February 1917, aged 20; buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen (I. C. 13.); son of John and Mary Anne Oxenbury, of 28, West Bay Rd., Bridport, Dorset; [accidentally killed at Proven]: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/86984/OXENBURY,%20GEO…

Sub-Lieutenant Edmund John Palmer, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Nelson Bn. R.N. Div.; died 27 April 1917, aged 27; buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France (VI. D. 6.); son of John C. Palmer, of 29, South St., Bridport, Dorset; ["Sub-Lieut., second son of Mr. J. C. Palmer, died of wounds in France, 27th April, 1917, the year of his father’s Mayoralty. When war was declared this gallant young officer offered himself for service in August, 1914, but was rejected on account of his eyesight. He then joined the Friends’ Ambulance in France, but his one desire was to get into the fighting line, and he returned to England, obtained a commission in September, 1915, and afterwards joined the Nelson Battalion of the Royal Naval Division. After returning for a while in this country for training he went out to France and was quickly in action, dying of wounds on the date mentioned." — Rowson]: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/996104/PALMER,%20EDMU…

Lieutenant Leslie Stuart Palmer, 4th Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment, attd. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry); died 20 September 1917, aged 26; buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen (XXI. J. 2.); son of Mr. J. C. Palmer, of 29, South St., Bridport, Dorset; ["Lieut., youngest son of Mr. J. C. Palmer, was killed in action on the 20th September in the same year [1917]. He was an officer of the 4th Dorset Regiment and was attached to a [sic] Machine Gun Corps, going to France in June, 1916. He was gassed and invalided home in October of that year. After recuperating he returned to France in June, 1917, and was killed by a sniper in the following September." — Rowson]: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/458991/PALMER,%20LESL…

Private T. Paull (Service No: 3/8394), 1st Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment; died 3 May 1915, aged 37; buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Zillebeke, West-Vlaanderen (Transport Farm Annexe Mem. 13.); son of J. and A. Paull; husband of Alice Maly Paull, of 12, St. Michael’s Lane, Bridport, Dorset; born at Broadwindsor; ["killed in the great fight at Hill 60 in Belgium, 1916 [sic], when the Dorsets suffered very heavy casualties" — Rowson]: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/103885/PAULL,%20T

Engine Room Artificer 4th Class Cecil Ernest Tom Patten (Service No: M/6993), Royal Navy (H.M.S. "Goliath."); died 13 May 1915, aged 22; name recorded on the Chatham Naval Memorial (Panel 11); son of Alice Hester Patten, late of Downe St., Bridport, Dorset, and the late Thomas Patten; native of Bridport, Dorset; ["eas lost in the Dardanelles … when his ship was torpedoed and sunk" — Rowson]: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/4004743/PATTEN,%20CEC…

Private Harry Pearce (Service No: 10183), 6th Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment; died 29 March 1918; name recorded on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France (Bay 6); [died a prisoner of war in Germany — Rowson]: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1603586/PEARCE,%20HARRY

William Thorne Perrott – "Honourable Artillery Company, son of Mr. W. G. Perrott, East Street. He was in a draft to go across to France, but was taken seriously ill, was invalided home, and died on 10th July. 1918" — Rowson

Corporal T. L. [Thomas Leonard] Phippen (Service No: 1508), 1st/4th Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment; died 26 August 1916; buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq (VI. K. 22.): www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/631288/PHIPPEN,%20T%20L

Walter Alexander Poole – Probably: Private Walter Poole (Service No: 14446), 5th Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment; died 26 September 1916; name recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (Pier and Face 7 B.); [Private Poole’s Forces War Records entry states that he was born at Beaminster and resident at Bridport]: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1548746/POOLE,%20WALTER

Private Frederick J. Prier (Service No: 28226), 11th Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment; died 30 July 1916; name recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (Pier and Face 11 D.); [not in Rowson]: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1549417/PRIER,%20FRED…

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