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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Isle of Wight -
- Old Contemptibles Association memorial -


Believed to be at the Military Museum at Calbourne Mill (2014)
Up to at least 1965, the plaque was situated at the Methodist Church, Quay Street, Newport, and later was placed in Royal British Legion premises, Newport, Isle of Wight.

It was later moved to the Isle of Wight Military Museum (renamed as CHARM - Conflict, History and Remembrance Museum in 2014), at Northwood, where it remained until about 2014.

Custodianship was transferred to the Calbourne Mill Military Museum in 2014.

The Roll of Honour is presently (2014 - 2017) on loan to the Carisbrooke Castle Museum as part of their Great War Centenary exhibitions.
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40757

A plaque in memory of the Isle of Wight Old Contemptibles who survived the Great War, giving name, regiment and date of death.

167 Men are listed, who died between 1937 and 1985. The Notes column below is derived mainly from the Medal Index Rolls maintained by the Army Medal Office, and the entries are the most likely for the men named. Where there is no information in this column, this is because there was more than one possible entry for the name in the Medal Index Rolls.

Members of the IW branch of the Old Contemptibles Association in a 1936 photo, reproduced from the Isle of Wight County Press of 19 March 2004 (click to enlarge)

Thanks to Tony Bevis for tracking down the Memorial, and for the photos of his grandfather L C (Frederick) Bevis

Newport : Old Contemptibles
Newport : Old Contemptibles
Newport : Old Contemptibles
Newport : Old Contemptibles
Newport : Old Contemptibles
Newport : Old Contemptibles
Newport : Old Contemptibles
Newport : Old Contemptibles
Newport : Old Contemptibles
Newport : Old Contemptibles
Newport : Old Contemptibles

Newport : Old Contemptibles
The plaque in 1966 when mounted at the Methodist Church Newport.
Picture from Alan Deeming.
Click on image for larger version.

Mons, Marne, Aisne, Ypres

Further Information
PhotoNameRegimentDiedFull nameAge at deathRegistration
(where death was registered)
Regimental Number, Rank, Regiment or Corps
 W.F. DYER K.R.R.C.26.10.37William Frank Dyer43Ventnor10356 Pte. 1st Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps
 A.E. ELDRIDGE HAMPSHIRE3.4.38Albert Edward Eldridge 59 Ryde 10848 Pte. 1st Bn Hampshire Regt.
 W.C. EWENS R. ENGINEERS5.7.38Walter Charles Ewens 50 Ryde 15995 Pte. Royal Engineers
 H. HAYES 6TH DRG GDS4.12.38Herbert Randall Hayes 50 Ryde 6D/5345 L/Cpl 6th Dragoon Guards
D/90392 Sgt. Corps of Dragoons
 W. ROUND WORCESTERSHIRE6.1.39 William Henry 54Newport7078 C.Q.M.S. Worcestershire Regiment
 T.W. HAYCROFT R.G.A.31.3.40Thomas William Margetts Haycroft57 Ryde 112 BQMS Royal Garrison Artillery
Buried at Freshwater, All Saints Church
 G.J. FRENCH R.WARWICKS13.4.40George James French 56 Cowes Buried at Northwood Cemetery
 C.A. DREW D.C.L.I.28.3.41Charles Albert Drew 50 Calbourne 8492 Cpl. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
195834 Cpl. Machine Gun Corps
Buried at Freshwater, All Saints Church
 W.A. BURROWS R. FUSILIERS19.8.41William Alfred Burrows 55 Cowes 12953 Pte. Royal Fusiliers
 J.A. BULL R. WARWICKS8.9.42John Arthur Bull 62 Ryde 6696 Pte. Royal Warwickshire Regt.
 S.W. UNDERWOOD HAMPSHIRE26.5.43Sydney Walter Underwood 53 Ryde 7861 Pte. 1st Bn Hampshire Regt.
208115 Pte. Royal Army Medical Corps
7253610 Pte. Royal Army Service Corps
 B. DAUBNEY R.H.A.20.1.44Brian Salter Daubney 60 Ryde 28028 Driver (later Sgt) 3rd Bde. Royal Horse Artillery
 W.J. PURSER R.F.A.17.5.44William John Purser 55 Ryde 37448 Gnr. Royal Field Artillery
In 1921 he was a PC with the Metropolitan Police
Buried at Ryde, St John's Cemetery
 A.C. LITTLE XX HUSSARS19.5.44Arthur Campden Little 64 Ryde DSO gazetted 15 Feb 1915 For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in a dismounted attack his right flank was left exposed, he organised several bodies of scattered infantry to protect it, and thus enabled the objective to be seized. Later, when a large gap occurred between his regiment and the next, he led three companies to fill it, and so enabled the position to be held. He showed great skill and resource.(London Gazette 2 July 1918) : Major, 20th Hussars
Actually died 16th June 1944 in Ryde; formerly of Red Roofs, Bembridge.
Burial Register : Bembridge, Holy Trinity
 T.H. HEALEY HAMPSHIRE8.9.44Thomas Henry Healey 66 Ryde 10633 Pte. 1st Bn Hampshire Regiment
579980 Pte., Labour Corps
 A. McKEOWN R. IRISH R.5.6.45Alexander McKeown 62 Newport 9383 Pte. 2nd Bn Royal Irish Rifles
Address in 1942 : 158 High Street, Newport, IW
 H.J. ELLES R. ENGINEERS11.7.45Hugh Jamieson Elles65Kensington, LondonGeneral Sir Hugh Jamieson Elles. His connection with the Isle of Wight is not clear.
 J.H. HENDERSON YORKSHIRE29.9.45        
 G.C. WORLD R.A.M.C.15.2.46George Cornelius World 52 Newport 2273 Pte (later Cpl.) Royal Army Medical Corps, 8th Field Ambulance
 J. McKEOWN R. IRISH R.20.5.46Joseph McKeown 61 Newport 8882 Pte. 2nd Bn Royal Irish Rifles. Was taken Prisoner of War.
 F.A. BILES R.F.A.1.10.46Francis Alfred Biles 63 Sandown/Shanklin 21729 Farrier Sgt. 30th Bde. Royal Field Artillery
 P. WOOLHEAD R.A.S.C.24.10.46 Percy Woolhead (or Woollhead)    S/17495 Pte. (later T/Sgt) ASC / 3 Cav DSC
Buried at Totland Bay, Christ Church
 H.J. MILLER R.H.A.3.11.46Harry James Miller 60 Newport Buried at Brading, St Mary's Church
 L.E. HENLEY HAMPSHIRE7.11.46Lawrence Edward Henley 51 Newport 9161 Pte. 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment
 C. HOSIER R. WARWICKS30.11.46Charles Clacy Hosier 58 Newport 373 Cpl. (later WO II) Royal Warwickshire Regt.
 C.J. WHELAN RIFLE BRIGADE31.12.46Charles John Whelan 62 Newport 8468 Cpl. 1st Bn. Rifle Brigade
Biographical information
 B. BOYLE R. WARWICKS18.1.47Bernard Boyle61Ryde279 Pte Royal Warwickshire Regiment
 T. HIGGINS OXFD & BUCKHMSHIRE29.7.47Thomas Higgins 63 Newport 7825 Pte. (later WO II) 2nd Bn. Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
 W.T. ELKINS R.F.A.29.3.48William Thomas Elkins 61 Newport Dvr. 57630 23rd Bde. Royal Field Artillery
 W. WYKE HAMPSHIRE12.6.48William Enoch Wyke 63 Sandown/Shanklin 6724 Pte. 1st Bn. Hampshire Regt.
 E.T. SIBBICK HAMPSHIRE27.7.48Edward Thomas Sibbick 66 North Pte 6092 1st Bn. Hampshire Regt.
40049 Pte. Army Service Corps.
Address in May 1945 : Lendrick Mead, Place Road, Cowes, IW.
Buried at Northwood Cemetery
 A. DOWNER R.G.A.3.9.48Arthur William Frederick Downer 64 North Bombardier, 352923, Royal Garrison Artillery
 H.J. HUTCHINGS R. FUSILIERS19.3.49Henry James Hutchings 63 East Serjeant, 46381, Royal Fusiliers
 R. HODGE HAMPSHIRE17.12.49Ralph Hodge 71 East 4435 Q.M.S. 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment
Lt. + Q.M.S. General List
Captain, Royal Air Force
Medal Index Card gives address as 136 Priory road, Hardway, Gosport.
Burial Register : Bembridge, Holy Trinity Church
 R.D. NUNN OXFD & BUCKHMSHIRE5.1.50Robert Daubeney Nunn 64 East 7264 Pte. 2nd Bn. Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light InfantryBuried at Ryde Cemetery
 E.F. RICE R.F.A.15.2.50Ernest Frank Rice 64 North 43184 Cpl. (later B.Q.M.S.) 30th Bde. Royal Field Artillery
 G. OSBORNE RIFLE BRIGADE26.5.50George Osborne 60 North  
 J. SPRAGG R.F.A.4.6.50Joseph Alfred Spragg 68 North 43784 Gnr. 42nd Bde. Royal Field Artillery
 J. HARRIS R. ENGINEERS10.7.50Jacob Harris 67 South 16849 Dvr. 11 Field Coy. Royal Engineers
Buried at Chale, St Andrew's Church
 F.V. MERCHANT R. ENGINEERS22.8.50Francis Victor Merchant64 Hammersmith7999 Sgt. (later 2nd Lt.) 5 Signal Company Royal Engineers
(Medal Index Card gives addresses in N London but this is the only F V Merchant in the Roll)
 B. VINE R.G.A.1.11.50Broadley Vine 67 South 24516 Gnr. (later Cpl.) 24th Household Bn. Royal Garrison Artillery
Buried at St Boniface Church, Bonchurch

Biographical information
 W.F. GROVES HAMPSHIRE20.12.50Walter Frank Groves 70 North Walter Frank Groves on the plaque to the old contemptibles in the IOW Military Museum was service number 5415 in the Hampshire Regiment. He joined up at Parkhurst 24/11/1898 aged 18 and served for 17years reaching rank of lance corporal. He served in South Africa, Malta and E F France. He received the S. Africa medal with clasps Cape Colony, Orange Free State Transvaal and SA 1901, SA1902, 1914 Star and Clasp, British War and Victory Medals.
He was born in 1880 in Carisbrooke, the son of Charlotte Saunders and George Burnett Groves, a thatcher. He married 13/8/1910 IOW Ruby May Westmore who was born in 1890 IOW to Louisa Emily Drudge Durrant and Harry Flowers Westmore, a coal storeman. They had six children. Ruby died in 1944. (from Alison Owen and Peter Morrall) Biographical information on the Groves brothers who served in WW I (2 died)
 T. WENDES HAMPSHIRE9.2.51Tom Wendes 63 East 7518 Pte. 1st Bn. Hampshire Regt.
Buried at Havenstreet, St Peter's Church
 H. WEBB WORCESTERSHIRE3.5.51Harrison Webb 64 North 9182 Sgt. (later C.S.M.) Worcestershire Regt.
 H. NEWLANDS M.M.P.19.5.51Hugh Newlands 63 South 746 L/Cpl. (later A/Sgt.) Military Mounted Police
 H. MOYLAN HAMPSHIRE25.10.51Hugh Moylan 69 North 6299 Pte. 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment
19436 Pte. 1 G B Devon Regt.
 W. COCKLE SUFFOLK29.11.51William Cockle 74 East 4268 Pte. 4th Bn. Suffolk Regt.
 W.P. GOBLE A.S.C.10.1.52William Payne Goble 63 East M1/6288 Driver, Army Service Corps
 F.H. FERNIE KINGS DRAGOON GDS31.1.52Francis Hood Fernie 79 North Major, Interpreter General List
Major (later Lt-Col.), 7th Bn. Tank Corps
Also awarded D.S.O., Queen's South Africa Medal (1901), King's South Africa Medal (1902) and Mentioned in Dispatches twice.
Address given on Medal Index Card as Shalford Park, Guildford
 J.M. CONNOR R.A.C.D.21.3.52John Morgan Connor 80 East Chaplain 4th cl. (Later 3rd cl.) Royal Army Chaplain's Dept. Rev. J M Connor MA. Addresses on Medal Index Card : St Andrew's Scottish Soldiers' Club, Aldershot; 10 Ormonde Avenue, Cathcart, Glasgow. (1917)
 F.C. COX R.F.A.14.5.52 Frederick Charles Cox 68 North-West 19531 Driver, Royal Field Artillery. Buried at Freshwater, All Saints Church
 W.J. BLUNDEN R.F.A. 18.6.52 Walter Jacob Blunden 75 South-East 17783 Gnr 37 Bde, Royal Field Artillery
Buried at St Helens Churchyard
 S. CHATFIELD-CLARKE ARTISTS RIFLES 1.8.52 Stanley Chatfield-Clarke 88 North-West Major (temp Lt-Col) London Regiment (Artists' Rifles)
 A. BALCHIN LEINSTER 23.9.52 Arthur Balchin 63 North-West 8457 Pte. Leinster Regt.; later 30273 Sgt. 2nd Bn. Wiltshire Regt.
 W.R. SAUNDERS DRAGOON GDS 26.9.52 Wilfred Rutledge Saunders 66 North-West 390940 Pte, Dragoon Guards
 F.J. HENDICOTT RIFLE BRIGADE 11.3.53 Frederick James Hendicott 67 South-East 217 Pte. 1st Bn. Rifle Brigade
 R. BREALEY NOTTS & DERBY 10.5.53 Richard Brealey 69 North-West 7091 C.S.M. 1st Bn. Notts & Derby Regiment; later 7491 C.S.M. Machine Gun Corps.
Buried at Arreton, St George's Churchyard
 E.J. WAVELL R.F.A. 18.8.53 Edward James Wavell 63 South-East 2208 Driver Royal Field Artillery
 W.C. PACEY R.A.M.C. 26.9.53 William Charles Pacey 71 North-West 18213 Sgt. 3 Casualty Clearing Station, Royal Army Medical Corps
 W. WAVELL R.F.A. 30.9.53 William Woodman Wavell 69 South-East 6161 Driver, 24th Bde, Royal Field Artillery; awarded M.S.M.
 G. PRIDDLE R.H.A. 23.11.53 George Priddle 69 South-East 42066 Gnr. G Bty. Royal Horse Artillery. Residence in 1926 at Police Cottage, Godshill, IW
 C. ARNOLD R. ENGINEERS 7.12.53 Charles Arnold 67 South-East  
 E.C. HOWE HAMPSHIRE 18.7.54 Ernest Claude Howe 66 South-East 7275 Pte. 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment
 A.T. SYERS A.O.C. 26.10.54 Albert Thomas Syers 65 North-West S/5845 L/Cpl (later WO II), Army Ordnance Corps
 S. SPENCER DORSET 17.2.55 Sidney Spencer 67 North-West 7717 Pte, Dorset Regt
 W. SHEPPARD HAMPSHIRE 30.7.55 William Shepard    7330 Sjt, Hampshire Regt
 J. DIBBENS WILTSHIRE 24.12.55 James Dibbens 79 South-East 3/20 Pte. 1st Bn. Wiltshire Regiment
 P. LANE HAMPSHIRE 23.3.56 Percy Lane 82 North-West 11080 Pte. 1st Bn. Hampshire Regt.; later S/34968 Rifle Brigade
 J.E. ASHFORD R.F.A. 28.3.56 John Edward Ashford 63 South-East 20422 Dr. Essex Regt., 426 (later 3822) Dr. R.F.A.
 W. LAMKIN R.A.M.C. 6.1.57 William George Judges Lamkin 75 North-West 18576 Sgt. 9 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps
Biographical Information
 J.G. PROSSER DORSET 10.12.57 George James Prosser 71 Noth-West 7659 Pte. 1st Bn. Dorset Regt.
Buried at Northwood Cemetery
 W.R. RUDKINS R. WARWICKS 17.12.57 William Robert Rudkins 73 North-West 8184 Pte. Royal Warwickshire Regt.; later P/16852 Military Foot Police. Residence in 1926 - 11 Middleton Terrace, West Cowes, IoW
 A.L. NEWNHAM R. ENGINEERS 24.12.57 Alfred Lionel Newnham 77 North-West 7424 Spr. Royal Engineers
 W. WARD WORCESTER 6.2.58 William Ward 65 North-West  
 W. LAWES RIFLE BRIGADE 2.3.58 William Lawes 75 North-West 9771 Pte. 3rd Bn. Rifle Brigade
 J. BLAIR R.G.A. 26.4.58        
 E.C. PEARSON R.F.A. 9.10.58 Edward Collins Pearson 78 North-West  
 E.J. FAULKNER R.F.A. 26.3.59 Ernest John Faulkner 68 South-East  
 W.F. STEELE HANTS 14.5.59 William Francis Steele 64 South-East  
 R. HOMEWOOD D.C.L.I. 22.5.59 Richard Homewood 70 North-West 9856 Pte. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry; later 26719 Royal Worcestershire Regt.; later GS/107573 Royal Fusiliers.
Buried at Brading, St Mary's Churchyard
 F.G. TAYLOR LONDN RIFLE BRIGADE 28.6.59 Frederick George Taylor 69 South-East  
 P.V.P. STONE NORFOLK 20.10.59 Percy Vere Powis Stone76South-East Brig-Gen Stone was the son of Percy Stone, the architect of the County War Memorial.
There is a memorial stone to him at his sister's grave in Shanklin Cemetery

Biographical Information
 G.E. ABBOTT R.F.A. 25.4.60 George Edwin Abbott 72 South-East Biographical information
 F. CALLEY DORSET 11.6.60 George Frederick Doveton Calley 70 North-West 5719724 Pte. Dorset Regt.
 W.G. COLLINS R. ENGINEERS 10.10.60 William George Collins 73 South-East  
 W.C. THOMAS LINCOLNSHIRE 6.12.60 William Charles Thomas 75 North-West 7304 Pte. 1st Bn. Lincolnshire Regt.
 W.J. FINLAYSON R. MARINES 7.1.61 William John Finlayson 63 North-West 17228 Pte. R.M.L.I. Buried at Northwood Cemetery
Buried at Northwood Cemetery

 S.W. TROWELL R.A.M.C. 22.12.61 Sydney Walter Trowell 67 North-West 1802 Cpl. 26 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps
 M.J. ALLEN R.A.S.C. 24.12.61 Mark James Allen 78 South-East Biographical Information
 C.E. HOBBS R.F.A. 13.1.62 Charles Edgar Hobbs 71 South-East Buried at St Lawrence Churchyard
 C.H. PAUL R.A.S.C. 9.3.62 Harry Charles Paul 77 South-East T/21655 Dvr. 1st Field Ambulance, ASC, later 39749 1st Bn, Gloucestershire Regt. Address in 1938 : 5 Brownlow Rd, Sandown, I Wight.
 A.I. WILLIAMS R.A.S.C. 6.4.62 Albert Isaac Williams 77 North-West Buried at Carisbrooke Cemetery
 J. SMITH R.H.A. 3.7.62 James Smith 75 North-West  
 J. BRADING HANTS 11.8.62 James Edward Brading 82 North-West 5801 Pte. 1st Bn. Hampshire Regt.
 J.H. BRIDGES HANTS 8.9.62 James Henry Frederick Bridges 76 North-West 6709 Pte. 1st Bn Hampshire Regt.
Buried at Brighstone, St Mary's Churchyard Extension
 R.R.G. MEW R.E.A.T. 15.11.62 Robert Richard Gladdis Mew 79 North-West 12482 (later 215758) Sapper 42 AF Coy, Royal Engineers. Address in 1938 : St Clare, Clifton Rd, Freshwater, I Wight.
 H. KELLEWAY HANTS 13.1.63 Henry Kelleway 72 North-West 7853 Pte. 1st Bn. Hampshire Regt.
 F. MOYLAN HANTS 14.2.63 Francis Moylan 83 South-East 5871 Cpl. 1st Bn. Hampshire Regt., later 277231 2/6th Bn Essex Regt, later 43875 N Staffs Regt.
 A.H. TURNER GREN GDS 5.3.63      Buried at Northwood Cemetery
 W.A. DEEMING R. WARWICKS 11.3.63 William Arthur Deeming 68 North-west 2355 L/Cpl Royal Warwickshire Regt. Military Medal gazetted 17 Sep 1917. Later commissioned as a 2/Lt with the Somerset L.I. and moved to Newport, Isle of Wight by 1917 after being injured. Served in the Home Guard during WW II. Buried in Carisbrooke (Mount Joy) Cemetery. Thanks to Alan Deeming, his son, for details.
 A.E. WAPSHOTT R.F.A. 25.3.63 Arthur Edward Wapshott 76 North-West 57913 Gnr. 29 Bde, Royal Field Artillery.
Buried at Northwood Cemetery

 A.J. HARDY HANTS 7.8.63 Arthur J Hardy    3/4771 Pte. 1st Bn. Hampshire Regt.
Ashes interred at St Helens Churchyard
 A.W. BARHAM R.F.A. 7.8.63 Albert William Barham 82 South-East 34522 Farrier QMS, 32 Bde. Royal Field Artillery
 W.R. FIFIELD R FUSILIERS 25.1.64 William Robert Fifield 71 North-West Sjt L/13514 Royal Fusiliers
 F. COLEMAN R. ENGINEERS 3.2.64 Frank Coleman 81 North-West  
 H.S. COX DORSET 10.3.64 Herbert Stanley Cox 74 South-East 8113 Pte. 1st Bn. Dorset Regt.
 C. NOBBS R.F.A. 26.9.64 Charles Nobbs 76 South-East 37985 Gunner (later A/Sgt) 30 Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Address in 1938 : 2 Truckells Gdns, Ryde, I Wight.
 A.V. WESTMORE        44 Albert Victor Westmore 59 Newport 1730 Rfn Rifle Brigade
A.E.C. NEEDLE R. FUSIL'RS   Albert Ernest Charles Needle 93  9354 Pte. 1/5th Bn. London Regt, later 2/Lt Royal Fusiliers, later Captain, Tank Corps. Died 1988
 J.P. LOCKYER            
 W.H. MULLARD     William Henry Mullard 85  Died 1977
 E.J.M. GROVES            
 S.C. McKAY            
 T.C. HARTNELL 9TH LANCERS 13.9.65 Thomas Charles Hartnell 76 North-West 46 Pte. (later Sgt) 9th Lancers, later 41318 Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry), later 7th Bn. Royal Regiment of Cavalry
 F. ANTIL R.A.M.C. 24.10.65 Frederick Antill 79 North-West 18236 Pte. 10 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps
 G.W. SMITH R.A.S.C. 27.12.65 George William Smith 72 North-West  
 E. WRAY R.F.A. 25.1.67 Ernest Percival William Wray 81 South-East 41584 Driver 30th Bde. Royal Field Artillery
 P.H. COATES R.H.A. 27.5.67 Percy Herbert Coates 74 North-West 61884 Driver 3rd Bde. Royal Horse Artillery, later Royal Field Artillery.
Buried at Totland, Christ Church
 G. DOBSON GRENDR GDS 12.8.67 George Robert Dobson 74 South-East 15197 Pte. 2nd Bn. Grenadier Guards
 W. BODKIN A.S.C.M.T. 18.9.67 William Bodkin 80 North-West CMT/1467 Pte. 4 DSC Army Service Corps (Motor Transport)
 H.E. WHITE A.S.C. 4.10.67 Harold Edward White 75 South-East  
 H.J. MORANT R.F.A. 13.12.67 Harry James Morrant77South62973 Driver Royal Field Artillery
 F.J. CHEVERTON 3RD DN GDS 5.3.68 Frederick James Cheverton 78  4211 Pte. 3rd Dragoon Guards, later Labour Corps, later 58043 Pte. Hampshire Regt. Address in 1941 : Olde Cottage, Somers Lane, Freshwater, I Wight.
Ashes interred at Freshwater, All Saints Churchyard
 W. CASSFORD R.G.A. 17.4.68 George William Cassford 71  39534 Gnr. Royal Garrison Artillery
 S.W. BAILEY A.S.C. 21.4.68 Sydney Walter Bailey 83  Sidney Walter Bailey married twice. A report of his second marriage can be found using this link : Bailey - McCulloch marriage 1940
 H.J. ADAMS HANTS 9.10.68 Henry James Adams 81    
 S. FLIPPANCE R.F.A. 11.10.68 Sidney Herbert Flippance 81  41466 Bdr. 9th Bde. Royal Field Artillery, later 2/Lt., later Lt.
 J.C. CHENEY DORSET 7.12.68 James Collis Cheney 79   7870 Pte. 1st Bn. Dorsetshire Regt.
 C.W. PAIN A.S. HGHLANDRS 21.12.68 Charles William Pain 74   1233 Pte. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
 J. DENNY A.S. HGHLANDRS 29.1.69 James Denny 83   10223 Pte. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
 T.J.H. DENNES HANTS 25.2.69 Thomas James Henry Denness 84   6585 Pte. Hampshire Regiment
 E. CROUCH R.E. 18.6.69 Ernest Crouch 83   Buried at Northwood Cemetery
 F.E. SIMMONDS R.E. 28.7.69 Frank Edward Simmonds 86    
 O.L. DAY R.F.C. 10.8.69 Oliver L Day    2/AM 902 Royal Flying Corps
 T.W. WIGMAN R.A.M.C. 15.11.69 Thomas William Wigman 76   5754 Pte. (later A/Sgt) Royal Army Medical Corps
 S.G. ROLF R.F.A. 26.12.69 Stanley George Rolf 74    
 W.H. DORE HANTS 13.1.69 Walter Harold Dore81  Actually died 13 Jan 1970. 7492 Pte., Hampshire Regiment. Also served in WW II.
 T. BENHAM HANTS 14.4.70 Thomas Benham 81  7631 Pte. (later Cpl.) Hampshire Regt.
 R. HENRY HERTS 15.5.70 Robert Henry74Redruth, Cornwall2nd Lt, Hertfordshire Regt
 W.M. VIGURS R.E. 25.5.70 Walter Michael Vigurs 85   6446 Sapper, 3rd Signal Coy., Royal Engineers. Address in 1936 : 82 Worsley Road, Hunnyhill, Newport, I Wight
 M.S. ATTRILL R.A.S.C. 23.6.70 Maurice Stephen Attrill 85   T/24712 Driver Saddler, later A/S/Sgt, HQ Coy, 2nd Div. Royal Army Service Corps
 R.C.F. COTTON SURREYS 2.8.70 Robert Charles Frank Cotton 77  L9952 Pte. 2nd Bn. The Queen's Regiment (West Surrey)
 J.F. BLACKLOCK R.S.C. 4.2.71 John Frank Blacklock77Easthampstead, BerkshireArmy Service Corps ?
 J.G. PINER R.F. 25.4.71 John George Piner 84  11193 Pte. 4th Bn. Royal Fusiliers, later 74776 Worcestershire Regt.
Buried at Newport Borough Cemetery

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L.C. BEVIS R.A. 26.4.71 Lester Charles Bevis 75  Served as Frederick Bevis. He joined the Royal Garrison Artillery as Frederick Bevis 39795 (in 1913) and left the RGA as WO.II with the Belgian Croix de Guerre

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 E.J. SPRINGER 9TH SIG'S 3RD DIV 2.11.71 Edwin John Springer 82  17516 Sapper, Royal Engineers. Awarded DCM as A/Sgt in T Signals Coy, RE
 E. A. HENDY R.E. 17.2.72 Edwin Albert Hendy 80  19529 Transport 2nd Cpl, Royal Engineers
 R.L. OWENS R.H.A. 24.5.71 Robert Ledson Owens 67   70460 Gnr. Royal Horse Artillery
 A.D. LAMING R.F.A. 18.3.72 Albert Dirk Du Toit Laming 82   52287 Bdr. 34 Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Awarded DCM in 1914 . Address in 1936 : Letterbin, Pallance Road, Northwood, Isle of Wight.
 F.C.R. BRITTEN C. GDS. 13.4.72 Forester Cecil Robin Britten 79   2/Lt 1st Bn. Coldstream Guards, later Captain 67th Division.
 B. HOWSE 1ST WARWICKS 10.2.73 Benjamin Howse 65   343 Pte. (later L/Cpl) Royal Warwickshire Regt.
 A.W. COLLEY IRISH GDS. 23.5.73 Arthur William Colley 76    
 J.H. SMITH R. WARWICKS 23.8.73 James Henry Smith 82 died in St Mary's Hospital, Newport 2000 Pte. Royal Warwickshire Regt. Also served in WW II.
 F.C. GRAY R.E. 27.11.73 Frank Charles Gray86died in Athens, GreeceService details unknown
 W. TIGG 1ST HANTS 16.7.74 William Tigg 81   8941 Cpl. 1st Bn. Hampshire Regt.
 F.A. STAY DORSET 24.12.74 Frederick Arthur Stay 88   7577 Pte. 1st Bn. Dorsetshire Regt.

H.B. WESCOMB R. ENGINE'S 1.4.75 Harold Bruce Wescomb 85  20740 Sapper, 7th Field Coy. Royal Engineers
 F. TROTT R. FIELD ART'RY 22.3.76 Fred Trott 82   75956 Gunner, 30th Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Address in 1938 : Rock Cottage, The Mall, Brading, I Wight
M.H. NEW 1ST HANTS 31.3.77 Maurice Hilton New 81  8985 Pte. (later Sgt) 1st Bn. Hampshire Regt.
 S.A. SPENCER R. BERKSHIRE 13.12.78 Sidney Albert Spencer 86   9591 Pte. Royal Berkshire Regt.
 E.J. FAIRWEATHER R. FUSIL'RS 13.1.80 Edward John Fairweather 92  L/11063 Pte, Royal Fusiliers
 W.A. APPEL R. FLYING CORP 13.10.80 William Alfred Appel 87  1176 2/AM Royal Flying Corps
 E.S. LANGRIDGE R. ENGIN'RS 29.1.80 Edward Stedman Langridge     24235 Dvr. 7 Field Coy. Royal Engineers
Buried at Ryde Borough Cemetery Actual year of death was 1981.
 W.T. DEARMAN CAVALRY      81 William Thomas Dearman 86  10397 Pte. 19th Hussars
 E. PECKHAM R. ENGIN'RS 24.11.83 Ernest Peckham 88   25774 Sapper, 37 Sqn, Royal Engineers
F. SLADE R. HORSE ART'RY 5.5.84 Frank Courtenay Slade 96   20702 2nd-Lt, Royal Horse Artillery
Buried at
Northwood Cemetery, Cowes
Biographical information
 F.A. McCLEAN LONDON SCOT. 19.6.84 Frank Allen McClean 93   1954 Pte. 14th Bn London Regt. (London Scottish), later 800012 30th Bn London Regt.
G. GRAYSON R. HORSE ART'RY   George Grayson    34269 Gunner, H Bty, Royal Horse Artillery. Address in 1936 : 'Rogeco' Horsebridge Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight. Died in 1975 aged 92
 F.W. ATTRILL R. FIELD ART'RY 5.10.85 Frederick William Attrill 93   74055 Driver, 30th Bde. Royal Field Artillery

@ thumbnail pictures are taken from an article in the Southern Evening Echo of 31 Jan 1974. Copyright is acknowledged in these photographs, some of which were taken by Roger M Smith of Cowes.

A further name was proposed to be added to the Plaque in 2012 (it is not known if it was):

PhotoNameRegimentDiedFull nameAge at deathRegistration
(where death was registered)
Regimental Number, Rank, Regiment or Corps
 M.F. NOLAN   1946 Michael Francis Nolan 50 NewportTo be added at the request of his grandson, Derek Crutcher

Page updated : 23 March 2016 (added burial link for F Slade)
Page updated : 26 February 2016 (added a number of service details) Page updated : 21 September 2014 (change in location of Memorial)


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