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Hampshire Regiment




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Those known to have served with

Hampshire Regiment

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Abbott Charles. 2nd Lt. 1st Btn.
  • Allen Edward. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.9th May 1915)
  • Almond John. Pte. 2nd Coy. (d.19th Aug 1916)
  • Anderson Walter. Pte. 2nd Batt
  • Asplin H. C.. 2nd Battalion
  • Banville Leo Francis. Pte. 2/4th Btn. (d.1st Dec 1917)
  • Barton George. Pte. 15th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Bartrup Walter. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.14th Apr 1917)
  • Beazley Robert Ernest. Pte.
  • Behan Michael William. CQMS 1st Btn. (d.8th Oct 1917)
  • Bennett George. Cpl. 15th Btn.
  • Betts John. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.3rd Sep 1915)
  • Blewitt Fred. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.22nd April 1918)
  • Boothby William. Pte. 4th Battalion (d.1st Feb 1917)
  • Boreham Victor Dennis. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.20th Sept 1918)
  • Bosonnet Henry Victor. Pte. 15th (Service) Battalion (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Boswell James. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.9th May 1915)
  • Bowerman James. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.7th August 1917)
  • Breslaw Geoffrey Reynell. 2nd Lt. 15th Btn. (d.7th October 1916)
  • Brian Benjamin. Pte. 2nd/6th Btn. (d.21 March 1918)
  • Brock William John. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.18th Aug 1916)
  • Broomfield John Thomas Wesley Harold. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.23rd Apr 1917)
  • Brown Archibold. 1st Btn. (d.22nd January 1917)
  • Brown Horace Arthur. Pte. 5th Battalion (d.27 March 1918)
  • Bull William Frederick. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.14th Aug 1916)
  • Bulman Cyril Ramshaw. 2nd Lt. 21st Battalion
  • Burke Reginald. Pte. 14th Btn.
  • Bushen John Henry. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.1st November 1918)
  • Bygrave Arthur James. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.23rd Aug 1918)
  • Care Stanley James Neel. L/cpl 7th Btn. (d.4th Nov 1918)
  • Carritt William Harry. Capt. 2nd Battalion, C Coy. (d.8th July 1916)
  • Caws Ronald Ratsey. L/Cpl. 15th Btn.
  • Chainey Frederick. Pte. 15th Btn. (d.14th Oct 1918)
  • Chapman Ernest Edward. Pioneer
  • Cobby William Scott. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.13th March 1918)
  • Collins James. Pte. 14th Battalion (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Colyer-Fergusson Thomas Riversdale. Capt. 2nd Battalion, (d.31st Jul 1917)
  • Colyer-Fergusson Thomas Riversdale. Capt. 2nd Btn. (d.31st Jul 1917)
  • Constable Thomas. Pte. 25th Coy.
  • Costen Wesley. Cpl. 7th Btn. D Co.
  • Coulson Frederick. A/Sgt. 1st Btn. (d.9th May 1915)
  • Crews Francis George. Pte. 15th (2nd Portsmouth) Battalion (d.20th Sep 1917)
  • Crichton John Arthur. T/Maj. 5th Btn. (d.6th Feb 1917)
  • Crowther John. Pte.
  • Cuff Archibald John. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.14th May 1915)
  • Daw William Henry. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Dennis John J.. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.30th Jan 1916)
  • Durrant Thomas. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.6th Aug 1915)
  • Earley Sidney Earnest. Pte. 2nd Btn. D Company (d.5th Feb 1915)
  • Eldridge Albert John Walter. Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.22nd Apr 1918)
  • Eveleigh William. Pte. 15th Btn.
  • Finden Frank. Cpl. 15th Btn. (d.7th Oct 1916)
  • Firmin George. Sgt. 11th Btn.
  • Ford A. E.. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.30th March 1918)
  • Furness Robert. Pte. 6th Btn. B Coy. (d.3rd March 1917)
  • Furniss Harold West. Pte. 6th Btn.
  • Geraghty John. Sgt. 21st Battalion (d.14th Dec 1919)
  • Goater George Henry. Pte 15th Btn
  • Goodall James. Pte.
  • Goodall James. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Grove Alfred Ernest. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.17th May 1915)
  • Haddigan Thomas. Pte. 15th Battalion (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Haines Charles Herbert. Pte. 15th Service Btn.
  • Hallett George Archibald. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.9th Sep 1916)
  • Harbut Richard. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.7th Jul 1915)
  • Hatcher Charles George. Pte. 15th Btn.
  • Hawker Thomas Henry. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.14 April 1917)
  • Hemmett William Alfred. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.25th April 1916)
  • Hewitt Dennis George Wyldbore. 2nd Lt. 2nd Btn. (d.31st Jul 1917)
  • Hicks Frederick R. Lt.Col. 1st Btn. (d.12th Jun 1915)
  • Hoare Sidney George Frederick. Pte. 14th Btn. (d.30th June 1916)
  • Hodson William. Pte.
  • Irons Horace Edwin. Pte. 6th Battalion (d.2nd April 1916)
  • Isaacs William George. 15th Btn.
  • Jackson Claud. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.20th Aug 1916)
  • James Frank. Pte. 2nd Battalion
  • Jervis Henry Allen. Pte. 15th Btn. (d.5th Oct 1916)
  • Johnson William Northcroft. Sjt. Mjr. 6th Btn.
  • Jones John T.. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.24th Feb 1916)
  • Kelly John. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.22nd April 1918)
  • Kind Arthur Ernest. Pte. 14th Battalion (d.26th Sep 1917)
  • Knight Edward George James. Pte. 15th Battalion (d.20th Sep 1917)
  • Knight George. Pte. 15th Bn. (d.15th Sept 1916)
  • Lake William John. CQMS. 11th Btn. A Coy. (d.9th Sept 1916)
  • Lawrence A. E.. Pte.
  • Lee William Henry. L/Cpl 1st Btn. (d.16th Sep 1914)
  • Leech James Thomas. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.28th Apr 1916)
  • Lewis Allan Leonard. Cpl. 6th Btn. (d.21st September 1918)
  • Loveridge Joseph C.. Sgt. 14th Btn.
  • Major William John. Pte. 2nd Btn (d.9th May 1915 )
  • Martin Richard Edward. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.18th October 1916)
  • McDonald John. 9th (Cycle) Battalion
  • McDougall Malcolm Colville. L/Cpl. 7th Btn. (d.18th Aug 1916)
  • Merritt William. 1st Btn. (d.30th Oct 1914)
  • Millbank David. Pte. 15th Battalion (d.20th September 1917)
  • Mitchener Fred. Pte. 11th (Pioneers) Btn.
  • Moor George Raymond Dallas. Lt. 2nd Btn. (d.3rd Nov 1918)
  • Moore John Crawford. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.8th May 1915)
  • Moore Sydney George. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.17 Feb 1917)
  • Morgan Walter Henry. 2nd Lt. 15th Btn. (d.12th July 1916)
  • Newberry William Sidney. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.4th Oct1917)
  • Newton Arthur Thomas. Pte. 15th Battalion (d.7th June 1917)
  • Nunn Joseph. Pte. 1/7th Btn.
  • Oates Albert. Cpl. 7th Btn, D Company (d.19th March 1916)
  • Ostler Sydney William. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.15th Jun 1917)
  • Paice Nathaniel John. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.24th Jul 1918)
  • Parr Harry William Charles. Pte. 101st Coy
  • Parry Samuel William. Pte. (d.28th March 1918)
  • Patrick Albert. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.25th Nov 1918)
  • Payne Archibald Mark. 1st Btn. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Payne George Henry. Pte. 15th Btn. (d.20th Sep 1917)
  • Perris Thomas. Pte. 8th Btn.
  • Perry Reginald. Sgt. 15th Btn. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Pipe Arthur F.. Pte.
  • Ponsonby Arthur Hugh Brabazon Talbot. Capt.
  • Price Harry. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.9th July 1915)
  • Read Anketell Moutray. Capt. 1st Btn. (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Rickman Henry Robert. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.12 April 1917)
  • Robinson Thomas Roland. L/Cpl. 6th Battalion (d.18th August 1918)
  • Rosser George Archibald. Capt. 2nd Btn.
  • Ryder Leonard. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.3rd Nov 1914)
  • Scripps John. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.6th Sep 1918)
  • Seely Frank Reginald. 2nd Lt. 1st Btn. (d.13 April 1917)
  • Seely Frank Reginald. 2nd Lt. 1st Btn. (d.Apr 1917)
  • Shaw John Henry. Pte (d.5th December 1918)
  • Sheath J. C. W.. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Sibley George. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.6th Oct 1915)
  • Smailes Harold Wilfred. Pte. 15th (Service) Btn. (d.4th Sep 1918)
  • Smith William. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.3rd Nov 1914)
  • Smithers Arthur. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.18th February 1917)
  • Spencer James Henry. Pte. 6th Battalion
  • Taylor Walter William. L/Cpl. 1st. Battalion (d.12th May 1917)
  • Taylor Walter Thomas. Pte. 6th Btn.
  • Thatcher Harry. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.13th May 1915)
  • Underwood Walter. Pte. 4th Btn
  • Walker George Henry James. Pte. 14th (Service) Btn. D Coy. (d.29th Mar 1918)
  • Wallbridge Harold James. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.27th Nov 1918)
  • Walters Henry Charles. Pioneer 11th Btn. (d.31st Mar 1918)
  • Ward John Serley. Pte. 7th Battalion
  • Watridge Frederick Henry. Pte. (d.14th April 1917)
  • Wells Arthur Douglas. Pte. 1st/5th Btn. (d.7th Oct 1917)
  • White James Alban Charles. L/Cpl. 15th (2nd Portsmouth Pals) Btn.
  • White Owen. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.10th August 1917)
  • Wilby Sydney Charles. 2nd Lt. 7th Btn.
  • Wilkins Henry Frank. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.10th July 1917)
  • Willis Thomas Henry. Pte.
  • Winkworth Henry Edward Vernon. 2nd Lt. 6th Btn. (d.16th Feb 1917)
  • Woodnutt Thomas George Jack. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.28th Apr 1915)
  • Worf George. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.18th Jun 1917)
  • Young Ernest Walter. Pte. 15th Btn. (d.21st October 1918)

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1206537

Pte. John Serley Ward 7th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment

John Serley Ward's grave stone in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery - Souchez, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

My Mum said that my great grandmother received a certificate of death from the Army in 1918 for John Serley Ward her husband, but he returned home after the war and frightened the life out of her, as he was meant to be dead. He went on to have another child, which I am trying to track down.

certificate of death from war office london

family tree

Colin John Ward




1206531

L/Cpl William Henry Lee 1st Btn. Hampshire Regiment (d.16th Sep 1914)

I am researching the men of Farnborough, Hampshire who died in the First World War and who are recorded on the memorial in St Peter's Church, William Lee is amongst them.

Margaret Taylor




1206442

Pte. Arthur Douglas Wells 1st/5th Btn. Hampshire Regiment (d.7th Oct 1917)

I never knew my Granddad and my mother never spoke of him. Arthur Douglas Wells married my Grandma in 1908, whom I did know, Lily Perkins. They had three children all girls. Gertrude Lily 1908, Dora Hilda Annie 1912 (my Mum)and Constance Emily 1915. All that survived was the photo he carried with him of him, his wife and first child which I discovered much later on.

He re-enlisted for WW1 and was sent to India where he died in 1917. My mother died when I was 14 so when I had the opportunity later in life to look up my family, I uncovered and discovered all about my mother and father's families.

Susan Donohoe




1206323

Cpl. Albert John Walter Eldridge 1st Btn. Hampshire Regiment (d.22nd Apr 1918)

AJW Eldridge

Albert Eldridge was my Grandfather. He enlisted on 22nd September 1914 and apparently was shot and killed by a sniper whilst being stretchered to hospital. He left a wife, 4 daughters and a son, my father. He is buried in Pont du Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, near Le Bassee, France.

DC Eldridge




1206321

Cpl. Allan Leonard Lewis VC 6th Btn. Northamptonshire Regiment (d.21st September 1918)

Allan Lewis was killed in action on 21st September 1918, aged 23 and is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial in France. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis, of Wyeside, Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire

An extract from the London Gazette, dated 28th Jan., 1919, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery at Ronssoy on the 18th September, 1918, when in command of a section on the right of an attacking line held up by intense machine gun fire. L./Cpl. Lewis observing that two enemy machine guns were enfilading the line, crawled forward singlehanded, and successfully bombed the guns, and by rifle fire later caused the whole team to surrender, thereby enabling the line to advance. On 21st September, 1918, he again displayed great powers of command, and, having rushed his company through the enemy barrage, was killed whilst getting his men under cover from heavy machine gun fire. Throughout he showed a splendid disregard of danger, and his leadership at a critical period was beyond all praise."

s flynn




1206174

Pte. George Sibley 2nd Btn. Northamptonshire Regiment (d.6th Oct 1915)

George Sibley was killed in action on the 6th of October 1915, aged 20. he was the son of Alfred W. and Avis A. Sibley, of New Lodge, Warkton, Kettering. Native of Stamford Hill, Kettering.

s flynn




1205998

Capt. Anketell Moutray Read VC. 1st Btn. Northamptonshire Regiment (d.25th Sep 1915)

Anketell Read was killed in action on 25th September 1915 and is buried in Dud Corner Cemetery in France.

An extract from The London Gazette, No. 29371, dated 16th Nov., 1915, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery during the first attack near Hulluch on the morning of 25th September, 1915. Although partially gassed, Captain Read went out several times in order to rally parties of different units which were disorganised and retiring. He led them back into the firing line, and, utterly regardless of danger, moved freely about encouraging them under a withering fire. He was mortally wounded while carrying out this gallant work. Captain Read had previously shown conspicuous bravery during digging operations on 29th, 30th and 31st August, 1915, and on the night of the 29th-30th July he carried out of action an officer, who was mortally wounded, under a hot fire from rifles and grenades."

s flynn




1205991

2nd Lt. Henry Edward Vernon Winkworth 6th Btn. Northamptonshire Regiment (d.16th Feb 1917)

Henry Winkworth is buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension in France. Son of Edward and Sarah Winkworth, of 7 Wilbury Gardens, Hove, Sussex. he died of wounds at 45th Casualty Clearing Station on 18th February 1917 after being wounded by a gunshot wound to the chest at Boom Ravine on 17th February, possibly by machine-gun fire whilst crossing Grandcourt Trench.

Henry was born on 7th December 1895 at Brighton, Sussex, the son of Edward Henry Thomas Winkworth, an auctioneer (b. 1857, Windsor, Berks.), and Mrs Sarah Jane M. Winkworth (nee Merryweather, b. c-1868, m. 1890 at St. Giles, London) 7 Wilbury Gardens, Hove. He was brother to Cecilia Clara Winkworth and John Staverton Winkworth.

s flynn




1205564

L/cpl Stanley James Neel Care 7th Btn. Northamptonshire Regiment (d.4th Nov 1918)

Stanley enlisted in Eastbourne Sussex on 24th January 1916 where he trained with the Northamptonshire Regiment who had moved to down from Northampton. He was on home strength of the 7th Battalion from 2nd May 1916 until the 4th August 1916. Battalion moved to France on 6th August 1916. He died of wounds on 4th November 1918 and is buried at Villers-Pol Communal Cemetery Extension. He was the Son of my Great Aunt Caroline Bowden.

George Hendley




235547

Cpl. Frank Finden 15th Btn. Hampshire Regiment (d.7th Oct 1916)

Frank Finden served with the 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment.

Kevin




235245

Pte. Alfred Ernest Grove 2nd Btn. Hampshire Regiment (d.17th May 1915)

I am researching the Grove family and Alfred Grove is the great great uncle of my friend. Alfred's older brother Herbert also joined the Hampshire Regiment in September 1914, but served in Salonika and was discharged after contracting paratyphoid. Critically ill, he eventually recovered and was shipped home. He passed away in 1934. Both brothers had followed their father in their occupation as butchers in the Teddington area.

Beverley




234846

Pte. Reginald Burke 14th Btn. Hampshire Regiment

Reginald Burke was born in Winchester in 1888 and first joined the Hampshire Regiment in 1903. In the 1911 census he is shown as a private, serving with the 1st Battalion at Aldershot. Shortly afterwards he was kicked out for 'misconduct under King's Regulations'! His crime could not have been that serious, as he rejoined in the 14th and was medically discharged on 10th September 1918. He married my great aunt Nellie White in 1913 and died at Winchester during the first quarter of 1939.

Peter Phillips




234559

Pte. A. E. Ford 6th Btn. Northamptonshire Regiment (d.30th March 1918)

I live in the city of Evreux, Normandy, France where A.E Ford is buried. I am doing some research about him.

Joel Legout




234117

Pte. John Almond 2nd Coy. Machine Gun Corps (d.19th Aug 1916)

On the 31st May 1915, when the first Zeppelin bombs were dropped in London only half a mile from his home, John Almond, aged 17 and his brother Alfred aged 20, travelled to Holborn, London and enlisted as volunteers with the Hampshire Regiment. The brothers were given consecutive service numbers 18143 & 18144.

John was clever, good at mathematics, and quickly selected for training for the regiment's machine gun team. The Machine Gun Corps (MGC) was created by Royal Warrant on14th October 1915, by Army Order. Later that same year, John was informed he was to be compulsorily transferred to the new unit, thus separated from his elder brother.

On 26th January 1916, he joined his new Regiment at the highly secretive MGC Training Centre in Belton Park, Grantham, where he was issued with a new service number MGC 26764. Here, he undertook 6 months of specialist training on Maxim and the newly introduced Vickers Machine Guns.

After leaving Folkestone on 13th July, John crossed the Channel to Boulogne, France and joined 2nd Company MGC, in the field, on 18th July. On 14th August, the 2nd Company War Diary records the following: They were in front at Mametz Wood, Somme and on 18th August, the 2nd Coy moved up to the Intermediate Trench to the west edge of High Wood in support of 2nd Infantry Brigade. During a series of attacks on the afternoon of 18th August by The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, The Kings 4th Liverpool and 4th Suffolk, John was in a forward machine gun position. With increasing casualties and orders to retire, the machine-gun section was also ordered to pull back to the support line, which was done under fire, their guns mounted to cover the edge of the wood so as to give some protection to the retreating wounded. John was seriously wounded sometime during the actions of that day at the west edge of High Wood, and was reported dead on 19th August 1916, aged 18.

John Almond was listed as missing and would have remained, as such, except that when his remains were, eventually, found he had on him a spoon, a shaving brush and razor that were engraved with his Hampshire service number, HTS 18144. These items, together with his MGC cap badge and buttons, were enough to identify him. John's remains are buried in a named grave at the High Wood Cemetery, London Extension, Longueval, Somme, France.

Tony Almond




234061

Pte. Walter Bartrup 2nd Btn. Hampshire Regiment (d.14th Apr 1917)

Walter Bartrup (my wife's great grandmothers brother) was one of ten brothers. Aged 19 he died of his wounds on 14th of April 1917 and is on the Arras memorial. 14 days later his older brother Albert of the 10th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers was killed in action at Arras. On 5th of August 1917 Walter's twin brother Alfred of the 16th Battalion Rifle Brigade Prince Consorts Own was killed in action at Ypres.

Peter




234006

Pte. Robert Furness 6th Btn. B Coy. Northamptonshire Regiment (d.3rd March 1917)

From humble beginnings in a Northamptonshire hamlet, Robert Furness had traveled, effectively, 28 miles in the first 33 years of his life. With the onset of World War One, Robert had no real option over the next 2 years but to travel, effectively, 260 miles to his death in Cable Trench in Cherisy, France. In 1916 he was in action in The Battle of Albert, The Battle of Bazentin Ridge, The Battle of Trones Wood, The Battle of Thiepval Ridge, The Battle of the Ancre Heights, The Battle of the Ancre. In 1917 during Operations on the Ancre, The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Third Battle of the Scarpe.

Ken Brawn




233791

Pioneer Ernest Edward Chapman 11th Hampshire Regiment

Ernest Chapman joined up in 1914 and had the 14/15 Star. He was a Lewis gunner, badly gassed in the Battle of the Somme and discharged unfit for war service. He was awarded the Silver War disability Badge but subsequently served in the Merchant Marine and was awarded the Mercantile Marine Medal. Together with Pip Squeak & Wilfred this must be a rare combination of medals. His son Tony Chapman served in the ARP & Royal Navy in World War Two and is the author of War of The Motor Gun Boats, which details his service in Coastal Forces.

Tony Martin




233781

Pte. George Archibald Hallett 11th Btn. Hampshire Regiment (d.9th Sep 1916)

George Hallett served with the 11th Btn. Hampshire Regiment.

Sheila Andrews




233578

Sgt. Joseph C. Loveridge 14th Btn. Royal Hampshire Regiment

Joseph Loveridge was my great grandfather who fought in France between 1916 and 1918. He survived the war but suffered greatly as a consequence. Before his involvement in the Great War he was a successful confectioner and owned a cafe and chocolate shop at the top of Winchester High Street. On returning from France in early 1918 after the 14th Btn. were disbanded his circumstances were very different. His business was collapsing due to the recession and I suspect PTSS had taken a strong hold. Sadly on 8th July 1922 he committed suicide. None of our family knew what he had experienced and I do not think he spoke about it to anyone. I am glad we started researching his life three years ago and last year traveled to France and back to Winchester to remember him and all he did to give us our freedom today.

Thank you Joseph. RIP

Katherine Marks




233402

Pte. John Crawford Moore 2nd Btn. Hampshire Regiment (d.8th May 1915)

John Moore was the son of Mary Moore, of 123 Dumbarton Rd., Glasgow, and the late William Moore. John was born at Cairncastle, Co. Antrim, and served with the 2nd Btn. Hampshire Regiment. He died on 8th May 1915. John is remembered in Cairncastle Presbyterian Church, Cairncastle, Larne, Co Antrim.

John Hoy




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