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East Lulworth

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War Dead


IN

GRATEFUL MEMORY OF

THE FOLLOWING MEN

BELONGING TO OR CONNECTED

WITH THIS PARISH

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES

IN THE GREAT WAR

1914 - 1918

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BARRY BALL JOHN . J .

BONHAM FRANCIS . E .

BUDDEN RICHARD . H .

BUDDEN ARTHUR . C .

CHAMP WILFRID

COBB ARTHUR . L .

COVENTRY ST. JOHN

FOOKS EDWARD . J .

FOULGER LEONARD

MITCHELL FRANCIS . F .

ROBERTS JOHN . H .



SILVERTOP ARTHUR . E .

SLADE . T . EDWARD

STEVENS EDWIN

STURMEY JAMES

STURMEY WALTER . E .

USHER CHRISTOPHER . L .

WELD EDWARD . J .

WELD THOMAS . J .

WELD BLUNDELL RICHARD S

WELD BLUNDELL LOUIS . J .

WOLSELEY WILLIAM . J .

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GREATER LOVE THAN THIS

NO MAN HATH

THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS

LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS



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ETERNAL REST GIVE UNTO THEM

O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT

SHINE UPON THEM

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE


Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

In Memory of
Private FRANCIS EDWIN BONHAM
45854, 8th Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment
who died age 18
on 05 September 1918
Son of Edwin and Beatrice Bonham, of "The Weld Arms," East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset.
Remembered with honour
MERICOURT-L'ABBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION


In Memory of
Private WILFRED GEORGE CHAMP
9857, 2nd Bn., Scots Guards
who died age 24
on 16 May 1915
Son of Frederick and Georgina Champ, of 23, East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset.
Remembered with honour
LE TOURET MEMORIAL


In Memory of
Driver A L COBB
T2/12453, H.T., Army Service Corps
who died
on 23 July 1918
Remembered with honour
BLANDFORD CEMETERY


In Memory of
Private E FOOKS
200503, 1st/4th Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment
who died age 20
on 19 December 1917
Son of Joseph and Emily Fooks, of East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset.
Remembered with honour
BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY

In Memory of
Cadet LEONARD HARRY FOULGER
S.S. "Harpalyce" (London), Mercantile Marine
who died age 18
on 10 April 1915
Son of Amy Alcock (formerly Foulger), of Park Lodge, East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset, and the late Henry Thomas Foulger. Born at Reading.
Remembered with honour
TOWER HILL MEMORIAL


In Memory of
Commander

ARTHUR EDWARD SILVERTOP
H.M.S. "Defence.", Royal Navy
who died age 38
on 31 May 1916
Son of Mr. H. Silvertop,

of Minster, Northumberland, England;

husband of Dorothy Guinness (formerly Silvertop),

of Umtali, Southern Rhodesia.
Remembered with honour
PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Grave/Memorial Reference 10


Extract from the Official History; " Naval Operations" by Sir Julian S. Corbett. 1923

...........Both the Defence and Warrior had already hit the doomed Wiesbaden. Still Admiral Arbuthnot, in spite of straddling salvoes, held on till within 5,500 yards of his prey he turned to starboard. Both ships were now in a hurricane of fire, which the Germans were concentrating with terrible effect to save their burning ship, and there quickly followed another of the series of appalling catastrophes which so tragically distinguish this battle from all others. Four minutes after crossing the Lion's bows the Defence was hit by two heavy salvoes in quick succession, and the Admiral and his flagship disappeared in a roar of flame (6.20). The Warrior barely escaped a similar fate..............


Arthur Silvertop’s death is also commemorated on the War Memorial at Salperton, Gloucestershire and the War Memorial at West Lulworth. His only son David was killed in Holland while commanding the 3rd Battalion the Royal Tank Regiment. The city of Antwerp honoured him by naming a street after him.



In Memory of

 Able Seaman THOMAS EDWIN SLADE

23371, H.M.S. "Black Prince" Royal Navy

who died age 29

on 31 May 1916

Son of Thomas & Ellen Slade, of 21 East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset.

Remembered with honour

PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL


Teresa Pearcy has provided the following additional information:

Thomas Edwin Slade was born 13 May 1887 in East Lulworth to Thomas Philip Slade and Ellen Slade, late Bridger formerly Rugman. Thomas Philip Slade was the son of my Great Great Grandfather Thomas Joseph Slade (born 16 May 1806 in East Lulworth, baptised the same day in the RC Chapel) and his second wife Elizabeth Mayo of Westbury on Trym.  

It seems a bit sad that there was no mention of Thomas Edwin Slade's  wife as he married Ellen Clark on 14 April 1914 in Portsmouth.

H.M.S. Black Prince was sunk on 31 May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland, with the loss of 37 Officers, 820 Men, plus 5 civilians. She was engaged by the German battleship Thüringen and five other German ships all within 1,000 yards. She was a mass of fire from fore-mast to main-mast, on deck and between decks, with flames issuing out of her from every corner. Soon after midnight, there came an explosion from the direction in which she had disappeared.



In Memory of
Private JAMES JOSEPH STURMEY
101458, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry)
(E.E.F.)
who died age 24
on 31 December 1917
Husband of Nellie Maud Sturmey of Elm Farm, East Lulworth, nr Wareham, Dorset.
Remembered with honour
ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY


In Memory of
Lieutenant CHRISTOPHER LANCELOT USHER
3rd Bn. attd. 1st Bn., Wiltshire Regiment
who died age 20
on 23 April 1918
Son of the Rev. Robert and Mrs. Usher, of Fovant Rectory, Salisbury. Twice wounded. Born at East Lulworth, Dorset.
Remembered with honour
ROYE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY


In Memory of
Lieutenant EDWARD JOSEPH WELD
72nd Bty., Royal Field Artillery
who died
on 27 September 1915
Remembered with honour
LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY


In Memory of
Captain THOMAS JOSEPH WILFRID WELD

M C and Bar

1st, Lovat Scouts
attd. 2nd/2nd, King's African Rifles
who died age 25
on 18 November 1918
Son of Wilfrid Joseph Weld, of Orchard Lodge, Avon Dassett, Leamington, Warwickshire.
Remembered with honour
NAIROBI SOUTH CEMETERY


In Memory of
Second Lieutenant WILLIAM JOSEPH WOLSELEY
2nd Bn., East Lancashire Regiment
who died age 29
on 12 March 1915
Son of Edward T. and Florence Wolseley, of Maryland, Ascot, Berks. Born at Holme Chase, Weybridge.
Remembered with honour
ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE


Other members of the armed forces with connections to East Lulworth who gave their lives for their country:


Henry George J Balson

Private 28569, 6th Battalion, The Somerset Light Infantry. 14th Light Division. Died of wounds suffered at Ypres 20th October 1917. Aged 38. Son of William & Amelia Balson of East Lulworth, Husband of Mrs. F. A. Balson, “Rocquaine”, Victoria Avenue, Swanage. Enlisted in Dorchester. Formerly with the Dorsetshire Regiment. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Belgium. B.11.


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