War Memorial

War Memorial

Chideock War Memorial

The names as listed below appear on the Chideock War Memorial.  They gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918.  The had all lived in Chideock or one of the surrounding villages.  Close family and the village as a whole mourned their loss.

WILLIAM WARREN              FRANCIS ROSSITER              WILLIAM GRINTER             JOHN BOBBETT              REGINALD CLOTHIER

LEONARD DRAKE                 DENYS GREENHOW              HENRY HOSKINS                 ROBERT HUSSEY           STEPHEN SAMWAYS

FREDERICK SAUNDERS      ELEAZAR SQUIRE                REGINALD SYMONDS         LEONARD WHELLER     TOM TUCK

ROBERT GRINTER                WILLIAM SHUTE

 

They shall grow not old, as we are left grow old.

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them

From Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, written in September 1914

All the names of the fallen have been researched by Lyn Crisp and it is hoped they are factually correct Please if you notice any mistakes or would like corrections made please contact the website.

ST.GILES CHURCH, CHIDEOCK

Situated in the St.GilesChurch,
Chideock, Dorset is a Commemorative Panel
entitled THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 and states as follows:

The following men from the Parish of
Chideock

Served with His Majesty’s Forces

By Sea, Land or Air.

The men are then
listed under the titles

of THE ROYAL NAVY, ROYAL AIR FORCE AND HIS MAJESTY’S ARMY.

This is followed by:

THE FOLLOWING LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY

The names of the
fallen are then listed followed by:

GRANT THEM O LORD ETERNAL REST AND
LET LIGHT

 PERPETUAL SHINE UPON THEM

             St.Giles Church Chideock Act of Remembrance 2011

 

I have researched the men who gave their lives in the Great War and whose names are inscribed on the Chideock War Memorial.  I have dedicated ‘a page’ to each man.  I hope the information is correct but should anyone find any mistakes or have additional information please let me know.

 

Research Sources:

Ancestry.co.uk   www.ancestry.co.uk

Commonwealth Graves Commission. www.cwgc.org

The Gallipoli Role of Honour (Dorset)  www.keepmilitarymuseum.org

The National Archives of Australia  www.naa.gov.au

The Gloucestershire Police Museum  www.gloucestershirepolicemuseum.co.uk

The Great War Forum  www.1914-1918.inviionzone.com.

I hope you find my research informative and it may help people who are tracing their family history.

 

Lyn Crisp

The Farmers Arms, Mill Lane,
Chideock, Dorset, DT6 6JS – 01297 489098

Email: l.crisp@homecall.co.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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