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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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Firmin George. Sgt. 11th Btn.
  • Furniss Harold West. Pte. 6th Btn.
  • Geraghty John. Sgt. 21st Battalion (d.14th Dec 1919)
  • Goodall James. Pte.
  • Goodall James. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Haddigan Thomas. Pte. 15th Battalion (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Haines Charles Herbert. Pte. 15th Service Btn.
  • 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)
  • Hodson William. Pte.
  • Irons Horace Edwin. Pte. 6th Battalion (d.2nd April 1916)
  • Isaacs William George. 15th Btn.
  • James Frank. Pte. 2nd Battalion
  • 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)
  • Major William John. Pte. 2nd Btn (d.9th May 1915 )
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Spencer James Henry. Pte. 6th Battalion
  • Taylor Walter William. L/Cpl. 1st. Battalion (d.12th May 1917)
  • 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 Owen. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.10th August 1917)
  • 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)

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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


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


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


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


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

Corporal Allan Leonard Lewis, VC

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


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


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


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


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


Archibold Brown 1st Btn. Hampshire Regiment (d.22nd January 1917)

I am trying to locate anyone who has information about the 1st Hampshires. My great grandad died in 1917 in France. I know that the 1st Hampshire Regiment was in France with the 298th brigade RFA.

J Longhurst


Pte. George Henry Payne 15th Btn. Hampshire Regiment (d.20th Sep 1917)

The above information is all I have been able to find out about my grandfather, who was killed in action on 20th September 1917, when my father was 13 months old. Dad went on to have 6 sons and one daughter. My oldest brother was named after my grandfather but we were never told this. It is only now that I have reached retirement age that I am able to do more research but as I live in Australia the only information I can garner is online.

Update: Private Payne was the son of Henry Payne, of 2 Park Place, Abertillery, Monmouthshire, South Wales, and husband of Dorothy C. Payne (née Messer), of 8 Salisbury Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth. He was aged 31 when he was killed in action, most likely fighting the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge. He is commemorated on Panel 88 to 90 and 162 of Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, and on both the Abertillery Central Memorial and St. Michael's Church Memorial, Abertillery.

Dorothy Payne


Capt. William Harry Carritt MC 2nd Battalion, C Coy. Northamptonshire Regiment (d.8th July 1916)

I research local history of expatriates here in Tianjin, North China and came across Harry Carritt's story in the magazine (College Echoes) of the school that he used to teach in here, Tientsin Anglo-Chinese College. A photograph and memorial to him are found in this magazine in School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Andrea Klopper


Pte. William Smith 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment (d.3rd Nov 1914)

I think William Smith might be my great grandfather, I am trying to find more information to ascertain if it is my relation.

Paul Williams


Pte. William John Major 2nd Btn Northampton Regiment (d.9th May 1915 )

William John Major was the fifth child of 7 born to Timothy Humphrey Major and Anne Elizabeth Ayres, born in 1887 in Falcutt, Northamptonshire. Around 1893 Anne, William's mother left the family and moved to Derbyshire and then Yorkshire with another man, leaving Timothy to bring up all the children with the help of the eldest daughter Charlotte. In 1899 William got into trouble with the law and was arrested for larceny against Ann Franklin and consequently, because of the situation the family were in, was sent to Gem Street Industrial School in Birmingham. Following this he joined the British Army and in 1911 was serving with the Northamptonshire Regiment in Floriana Barracks in Malta. His service number was 9091.

William died on 9th May 1915. He is commemorated at the Ploegsteert Memorial in Belgium

Kathrina Perry


Pte. Arthur F. Pipe Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry

Arthur Pipe arrived in France on the 21st Aug 1914. He also served with the Devon Regiment, Service No. 19696 and Hampshire Regiment, Service No. 28941

s flynn


Pte. William Hodson Hampshire Regiment

Bill Hodson is known to have been wounded. He was the son of William and Alice Helena (née Taylor) Hodson of Elmhurst, Staffordshire.

s flynn


A/Sgt. Frederick Coulson 1st Btn. Northamptonshire Regiment (d.9th May 1915)

Frederick Coulson, born in 1884, had joined the regiment in the early 1900s. He met his wife during his posting to Raglan Barracks, Devonport and they were married in 1913. He was posted missing, then confirmed as killed in action. He left a widow, Florence and a daughter, Violet; his son, Charles, was born in the month following his death. They were living with Florence's parents in Camel's Head, Devonport, Devon, where they remained for several years.

Heather Roche


Pte. Edward Allen 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment (d.9th May 1915)

Edward Allen was my great-uncle, my grandad's brother. Edward was born in Huntingdonshire and married Rose Hannah Sneesby in 1914. I am currently trying to find all information I can on his time in the Great War before he sadly went missing. Edward is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial.

Le Touret Memorial

Gillian Rayment


CQMS. William John Lake 11th Btn. A Coy. Hampshire Regiment (d.9th Sept 1916)

John Lake was killed in action, aged 29. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.



Pte. William John Brock 7th Btn. Northamptonshire Regiment (d.18th Aug 1916)

William Brock died in the field. He is remembered on the memorial to the missing of the Somme at Thiepval in France. His widow Ada and two children who were aged 14 and 8 were granted a pension in March 1917 of just 21 shillings per week after William's 319 days of service before his death, age 38.

Janet Morris

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