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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
  • Andrews George Arthur. Cpl. 1/5th Btn. (d.29th May 1915)
  • 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)
  • Bourne Reginald Charles. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.8th Aug 1917)
  • 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.
  • Burrows Harry. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.9th May 1915)
  • Bushen John Henry. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.1st November 1918)
  • Bygrave Arthur James. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.23rd Aug 1918)
  • Capon Percy. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.9th May 1915)
  • 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.
  • Fletcher Leonard Herbert. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.3rd November 1918)
  • Ford A. E.. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.30th March 1918)
  • Freeman Tom. 2nd Lt. 6th Btn. (d.17th Feb 1917)
  • 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)
  • Kyte James Henry. Pte.
  • 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)
  • Mitchell Montague Arthur. Pte. 2/7th Btn. (d.14th October 1916)
  • 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)
  • Patching William J.. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • 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)
  • Picton Albert Edward. L/Cpl. 7th Battalion (d.12th April 1917)
  • 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
  • Stent William. Pte. 1st/4th Btn. (d.13th October 1918)
  • 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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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)

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


Pte. William J. Patching 1st Btn. Northamptonshire Regiment

William Patching was the eldest of three brothers who were professional soldiers. He seems to have been out of the army in 1914 (he had enlisted in the 2nd Btn in 1906) and was recalled into the 1st Btn Northamptonshire Regiment. Wounded in 1915 he was discharged on 25th November 1916 with the Silver War Badge. The middle brother Bertie J was in 6th Dragoons L/Cpl D/4701 and the youngest Arthur served with the 2nd Btn. Middlesex Regiment. All three survived the War.

D Patching


Pte. Percy Capon 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment (d.9th May 1915)

Percy Capon died at the Battle of Aubers Ridge. He was never found and was reported as missing, presumed dead.


2nd Lt. Tom Freeman 6th Btn. Northamptonshire Regiment (d.17th Feb 1917)

Tom Freeman served with the 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Little else is known I'm afraid.

David Freeman


Pte. Montague Arthur Mitchell 2/7th Btn. Hampshire Regiment (d.14th October 1916)

Private Mitchell is buried in the Sabathu Cemetery in India, Grave 112.

S Flynn


Pte. Leonard Herbert Fletcher 6th Btn. Hampshire Regiment (d.3rd November 1918)

Private Fletcher was the son of William and Jemima Fletcher, of 17 Porchester Rd., North End, Portsmouth.

He was 23 when he died and is buried in the Sabathu Cemetery in India, Grave 109.

S Flynn


Pte. William Stent 1st/4th Btn. Hampshire Regiment (d.13th October 1918)

Private Stent was 24 when he died and is buried in the Purandhar Cemetery in India,Plot D. Grave 35.

s flynn


Cpl. George Arthur Andrews 1/5th Btn. Hampshire Regiment (d.29th May 1915)

Corporal Andrews was the son of Richard and Elizabeth Andrews; husband of Norah Kathleen Andrews, of 46 Westwood Rd., Southampton.

He was 29 when he died and is buried in Benares Cantonment Cemetery in India, Plot K, Grave 18.

S Flynn


L/Cpl. Albert Edward Picton 7th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment (d.12th April 1917)

Lance Corporal Albert Picton of 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment was killed in action on the 12th of April 1917, aged 29. He was born and in enlisted Watford, his residence is given as Brixton Road, Watford. He was the son of Albert and Jane Picton of 20, Brixton Rd., Watford, Herts.



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

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



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.



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

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