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AXMINSTER 1914 - 1918 WAR MEMORIAL

 

Axminster War Memorial

Axminster War Memorial

© Ruchard J. Brine

 

B.P.BOWLES
200736 Private Bertram Percival Bowles of the 1st/4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Frank and Bessie Bowles. Born in Semley, Wiltshire in 1894. Died 16 April 1918 aged 24.
H.A.BRUCE
78153 Gunner Henry Albert Bruce of "C" Battery, the 71st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Charles Bruce of Church Street, Axminster; husband of Margaret Bruce of Abertillary, Monmouthshire. Born in Axminster in 1892. Died 25 January 1916 aged 24.
J.S.CHANNING
1416 Lance Corporal John Samuel Channing of the 4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John and Elizabeth Channing; husband of Elizabeth Channing of Axminster. Born in Axminster in  the December Quarter of 1884. Died 29 December 1918 aged 34.
C.F.CHANT
9668 Private Charles Frederick John Chant of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Samuel and Rosina Chant. Born in Axminster in 1894. Died 24 October 1914 aged  20.
F.F.CHICK
260 Private Francis Frederick Chick of the 22nd Battalion, the London Regiment. Son of Edwin and Elizabeth Chick of Castle Hill , Axminster; brother of William (see below). Born in 1886 - place not known. Died 4 January 1916 aged 29.
W.C.CHICK
202213 Private William Charles Chick of the 1st/7th Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment. Son of Edwin and Elizabeth Chick of Castle Hill , Axminster; brother of Frederick (See above). Born in Chard in 1880. Died 17 August 1917 aged 37.
W.A.CLAYBYN
1688 Corporal William Arthur Claybyn of the Royal Horse Guards (Household Cavlary). Son of  Ephraim and the late Sarah Claybyn; brother of Edward and Thomas (see below). Born in Fowey in 1878 but lived in Axminster. Died 18 October 1914 aged 36.
E.C. CLAYBYN
8199 Sergeant Edward Charles Claybyn of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of  Epphraim and the late Sarah Claybyn; brother of William (see above). Born in Fowey, Cornwall in 1888. Died 11 April 1915 aged 27.
T.P.CLAYBYN
2573 Corporal Thomas Pratt Claybyn of the 51st Battalion, the Australian Infantry Force. Son of  Ephraim and the late Sarah Claybyn; brother of William and Edward (see above). Born in Welwyn, Herts,  in 1885 but lived in Axminster. Died 3 September 1916 aged 31.
A.A.COOTE
9436 Private Alfred A. Cooke of the 4th Battalion, the Coldstream Guards. Son of Henry and Emma Coote; brother of Frederick (see below). Born in Ottery St Mary in 1894. Died 3 February 1917 aged 22.
F.W.COOTE
1638 Private Frederick W. Coote of the 1st/4th Devonshire Regiment. Son of Henry and Emma Coote; brother of Alfred (see above). Born in Ottery St Mary in 1897. Died 3 February 1917 aged 20.
W.DIMON
2035 Private William Dimon of the Royal West Kent Regiment.  Son of William and Annie Dymon. Born in Axminster in 1893. Died 23 January 1917 aged 24.
S.B.ENTICOTT
14576 Private Samuel Board Enticott of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Samuel and Anna Enticott. Born in Devon in 1883 but lived in London. Died 1 July 1916 aged 33.
A. ENTICOTT
27527 Private Arthur Enticott of the 10th Battalion, the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Son of Charles and Florence Enticott.  Born in Axminster in 1887. Died 29 April 1917 aged 30.
C.W.ENTICOTT

454670 Private Charlie William Enticott* of the Royal Canadian Regiment. Son of Mary Ann and the late Thomas Enticott of Winkwell, Axminster. Born in Axminster 1 March 1896. Died 14 May 1917 aged 19.

*Commemorated as ENDICOTT on the Canadian Virtual Memorial.

G.C.ELSON
7360 Private (Gerald) Cecil Elson of the 1st Battalion, the Dorsetshire Regiment. Son of George and Emma Elson. Born in North Perrot, Somerset in 1888. Died 9 September 1914 aged 26.
J.FARMER
4901 Private Joseph Farmer of the Coldstream Guards. Son of Luke and Mary Farmer. Born in Axminster in 1884. Died 15 April 1917 aged 33.
A.W.FISH
9776 Private Alfred William Fish of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Mary Fish. Born in Axminster in 1897. Died 1 July 1916 aged 19.
J.FROOM
3/7846 Private John Froom of the 2nd Battalion the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Joseph and Jane Froom. Born in Kilmington in the December Quarter of 1873. Died 13 January 1915 aged 43.
R.J.GIMBLETT
2nd Lieutenant Raymond John Gimblett of the Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery.  Son of John and Selina Gimblett. Born in Churchingford in 1894. Died 20 February 1919 aged 25.
P.H.GRIBBLE
8534 Private Percy Henry Gribble of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Henry and Eliza Gribble. Born in Axminster in 1889. Died 12 March 1915 aged 26.
W.HAYSOM
15820 Private William Haysom of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John and Louisa Haysom. Born in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset in 1885, Died 12 November 1915 aged 30
A.J.HARRIS
9391 Acting Corporal Archibald J. Harris of the 1st Battalion, the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Son of William and Ellen Harris. Born in Dalwood in 1891. Died 9 April 1915 aged 24.
J.HARRIS
2723 Private John Fowler Harris of the 1st/4th Battalion, the Royal Berkshire Regiment. Grandson of William and Elizabeth Harris. Born in Axminster in 1895. Died 16 May 1916 aged 21
B.HOSKINS
818 Private Ben Hoskins of the 3rd/4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Elizabeth Hoskins; husband of Emma Hoskins. Born in Axminster in 1872. Died 24 September 1945 aged 43.
R.HOSKINS
19924 Private Reginald Hoskins of the 5th |Battalion, the Wiltshire Regiment. Son of Ben (see above) and Emma Hoskins. Born in Aldershot in 1894 but lived in Axminster. Died 30 November 1915 aged 21.
L.W.LETHABY
597 Lance Sergeant Leonard William Lethaby of the 1st/4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Emma and the late William Lethaby. Born in Axminster in 1890. Died 3 February 1917 aged 27.
T.LOUD

Additional information kindly supplied by a family member:

175787 Driver Thomas Loud of the Royal Engineers; formerly 16583 of the Devonshire Regiment. Son of George and Tryphena Loud of Stoney Bridge, Axminster. Born in Axminster in 1896. Died 4 September 1918 aged 22.

A.N.LUFF
25664 Private Archibald N. Luff of the 69th Trench Mortar Battery, the 9th Battalion, the Lancashire Regiment. Son of Edward and Alice Luff of Woodbury House, Axminster. Born in Axminster in 1894. Died 23 July 1917 aged 23.
F.C.LUMBARD
49776 Private Francis Charles Lumbard of the 2nd Battalion, the Northamptonshire Regiment. Son of Sidney and Emily Lumbard. Born in Axminster in 1899. Died 25 April 1899. Died 25 April 1918 aged 19.
A.C.MAIDMENT
2840 Private Albert Charles Maidment of the 1st/4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James and Sarah Jane Maidment; brother of Frederick (see below). Born in Axminster in 1888. Died 30 June 1916 aged 28.
F.D.MAIDMENT
3/7053 Private Frederick D. Maidment of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James and Sarah Jane Maidment; brother of Albert (see above). Born in Axminster in 1878. Died 24 April 1918 aged 40.
W.C.MENCE
Captain William Cookes Mence of the Royal Army Medical Corps. Husband of Dorothy Mence of Uplyme, Dorset. Born in Axminster in 1877. Died 25 July 1919 at home in Axminster aged 42. Buried in Axminster Churchyard.
E.J.MOULDING
241347 Private Ernest James Moulding of the 1st Battalion, the Royal West Kent Regiment. Son of Emily and the late Sidney Moulding. Born in Axminster in 1891. Died 6 October 1917 aged 27.
R.W.PAGE
8441 Lance Sergeant Ralph William Page of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Elizabeth Page; husband of Beatrice Page. Born in Axminster in 1889. Died 5 November 1918 aged 29. Buried in Axminster Cemetery.
A.H.PARKER
Not yet confirmed.
T.F.PAVEY
31763 Lance Corporal Thomas Frank Pavey of the 7th Battalion, the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Son of Mary Ann and the late John James Pavey. Born in Axminster in 1890. Died 16 May 1918 aged 28.
E.W.PEACH
22758 Lance Corporal Ernest J. Willing Peach of the 2nd Battalion, the Coldstream Guards. Son of Alfred and Alice Peach. Born in the December Quarter of 1892 in Axminster but lived in Bettiscombe, Dorset. Died 30 October 1918 aged 26.
W.H.PERCY-HARDMAN
Captain William Henry Percy-Hardman of the 4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment, attached to the Machine Gun Corps Infantry. Son of David and Jane Hardman; husband of Rosa Hardman of Axminster. Born in Dalwood 29th December 1877. Died 1 March 1917 aged 40. Buried in Axmimnster Churchyard.
F.D.PERHAM
200694 Sergeant Frederick Perham of the 1st/4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John and Mary Perham. Born in Kilmington in 1879. Died 3 February 1917 aged 38.
J.PERHAM
3215 Private John Perham of the 2nd/4th Battalion , the Devonshire Regiment. Husband of Elizabeth Perham. Born in Uffculme, Devon, in 1881. Died 1 May 1916 aged 35.
F. H. PERRYMAN
032331 Private Frank Harry Tom Perryman of the Depot Battalion, the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Son of Barnabas and Emily of South Street. Born in Axminster in the December Quarter of 1889. Died in the UK 19 December 1919 aged 30. Buried in Axminster Cemetery.
J.POMEROY
K15314 Leading Stoker James Pomeroy of the Royal Navy, HMS Anchusa. Son of Jane and the late James Pomeroy; brother of Ralph (see below). Born in Upottery 22 October 1890. Died 16 July 1918 aged 28. Buried in Axminster Cemetery.
R.POMEROY
3815 Private Ralph Pomeroy of the 1st/6th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Jane and the Late James Pomeroy; brother of James (see above) Born in Colyton in 1887. Died 8 September 1916 aged 29.
T.L. PHIPPEN
1508 Private Thomas Leonard Phippen of the 1st/4th Battalion, the Dorsetshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Ellen PHippen. Born in Colyton in 1882. Died 26 August 1916 aged 34.
J. H. RICHARDS
42070 Private John Henry Richards of the Devonshire Regiment; transferred as 139230, to 385th Labour Corps. Son of Laura and John Richards; husband of Dorothy Richards of North Street, Axminster. Born in Branscombe in 1862. Died 2 November 1918 aged 21. Buried in Axminster Cemetery.
C.T.ROUGH
81889 Gunner Colin T. F. Rough of the Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Thomas and Zella Rough. Born in Charmouth in 1897. Died 8 February 1919 in Axminster aged 21. Buried in Axminster Cemetery.
W. J. RUSSELL
1306 Private William James Russell of the 1st/4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James and Elizabeth Russell. Born in Axminster in 1888. Died 3 December 1915 aged 27.
F. J. STENTIFORD
7952 Private Frederick John Stentiford of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of George and Sarah Stentiford of South View, Axminster. Born in Axminster in 1888. Died 30 October 1914 aged 26.
W.R.SILK
11949 Private William R. Silk of the 4th Battalion, the Queen's Own Hussars. Son of Francis and Elizabeth Silk. Born in Axminster in 1890. Died 25 March 1918 aged 28.
A.J.SLOMAN
492118 Private Albert John Sloman of the 13th Battalion (the County of London Battalion), the London Regiment. Son of James and Mary Ann Sloman. Born in Membury in 1886. Died 25 March 1918 aged 28.
E.A.W.SNELL
336 Private Edwin Alfred William Snell of the 16th Battalion, the Middlesex Regiment. Son of Henry and Annie Snell of Lyme Street; brother of Tom (see below). Born in the June Quarter of 1894. Died 8 April 1915 aged 21.
T.S.SNELL
35908 Private Tom Summers Snell of the 11th Battalion, the Essex Regiment.  Son of Henry and Annie Snell of Lyme Street; brother of Edwin (see above). Born in Axminster in 1889. Died 22 March 1918 aged 29.
W.J.SPILLER
15893 Private William J. Spiller of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Sam and Hester Spiller. Born in Kilmington in 1890. Died 6 September 1916 aged 26.
J.SPILLER
5502 Private John R. Spiller of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Edwin and Annie Spiller. Born in Hawkchurch in 1879. Died 23 October 1914 aged 35.
C.F.SPRAGUE
8760 Acting Corporal Charles F. Sprague of the 2nd battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Frederick and Mary Jane Sprague. Born in the June Quarter of 1890. Died 9 May 1915 aged 25.
L.W.SPRAGUE
1863 Private Leslie Walter Sprague of the 1st/4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Edith Sprague. Born in Axminster in 1895. Died 3 February 1917 aged 22.
R. R. SPRAGUE
2570 Private Reginald Robert Sprague of the 1st/4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. (He previously served in the Royal Navy.) Son of William and Mary Sprague. Born in Dalwood 5 May 1880. Died 3 February 1917 aged 37.
H. J.STRAWBRIDGE
17711 Private Henry John Strawbridge of the 5th Battalion, the Dorsetshire Regiment. Husband of Lily Stawbridge. Born in Axminster in the December Quarter of 1885. Died 26 September 1916 aged 21.
C.SWEETLAND
102807 Private Charles Edward Sweetland of tghe Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Son of Hanery and Laura Sweetland. Born in Smallridge, Axminster in 1898. Died 28 November 1917 aged 19.
S.J.TUCKER
T2/11764 Private Sidney James Tucker of the Royal Army Service Corps. Son of Solomon and maria Tucker of West Street, Axminster. Born in London in 1887. Died 29 February 1916 aged 29.
F.G.WHITE
8545 Private Frederick George White ("Fred") of the 2nd Battalion. the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Eli and Susan White. Born in Kilmington in 1889. Died 18 December 1914 aged 25.
F.C.WILLEY
315013 Private Frederick Charles Willey of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Born in Axminster in the December Quarter of 1892. Died 31 July 1917 aged 25.
W.H.WOODLAND
34703 Private William Henry Woodland of the 8th battalion the North Lancashire Regiment; formerly 179494 of the Royal Engineers. Husband of May Ellen Woodland. Born at Windmill Hill, Ilminster in 1881. Died 1 August 1917 aged 36
C.YOUNG
7084 Private Charles Young of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John and Hannah Young of Wyke; brother of Philip (see below)Born in Axminster in the March Quarter of 1883. Discharged 29 Januey 1915 as a result of the wounds he had received "no longer fit for service". Believed to have died in 1922.
P.YOUNG
10638 Sergeant Philip Young of the 2nd battalion, the Durham Light Infantry. Son of John and Hannah Young; brother of Charles (see above). Born in Wyke, Axminster in 1888. Died 12 August in 1888. Died 12 August 1915 aged 27.

 

 
 
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