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MOREBATH 1914 - 1918  WAR MEMORIAL
Moreabth 1914 - 1918 War Mermorial Plaque

Morebath 1914 - 1918 War Memorial Plaque

© Richard J. Brine

 

1914 - 1918
A.C.BRICE
53764 Private Andrew Charles Brice of the 1st /5th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John and Sarah Brice; husband of Mary Jane Brice of Holly Street, Undy Magor, Monmouth; brother of Ernest Brice  (see below). Born in Skilgate, Somerset in 1880. Died 12 March 1918 aged 38.
C.BRICE
28432 Private Charles Brice of the 2nd Battalion, the Hampshire Regiment. Son of William and Florence Brice. Born in Morebath in 1899. Died 4 September 1918 aged 19.
E.BRICE
204248 Private Ernest Brice of the 7th Battalion, the Somerset Light Infantry.  Son of Sarah and the late John Brice; brother of Andrew (see above). Born in Skilgate, Somerset in 1899. Died 22 November 1917 aged 18.
G. CHORLEY
Private George Chorley of the 1st Battalion, the Somerset Light Infantry. Son opf James and Rosina Chroley of Morebath. Born in Morebath in 1894. Died 8 Augusut 1916 aged 22.
F. FLOYD
14541 Private Frank Floyd of the  Royal Marines Light Infantry. Son of Elizabeth and the late James Floyd. Born in Morebath 10 June 1890. Died 1 August 1915 aged 25.
J.W.NEWMAN DCM

9347 Company Sergeant Major John William Newman of the 2nd Battalion, the Manchester Regiment. Son of John and Annie Newman; husband of Dorothy Newman (his father was a sergeant in the Royal Field Artillery.  Born in India in 1899. Died 1 October 1918 aged 19. Awarded the DCM.

 

His  DCM Citation: 3 September 1919

 "For gallant and consistent good work and devotion to duty.  he has always shown remarkable efficiency in carrying out his duties, frequently under heavy shell fire and machine gun fire.  It is mainly due to his remarkable coolness and discipline, both in and out of the line, that his company has been kept up to a high standard of smartness and efficiency at all time. He has never spared himself and has been of enormous value to his commanding officer during the recent fighting  between 25 February and 17 September 1918."

F. MAUNDER
281 Private Frank Maunder of the 16th Battalion, the Australian Infantry Force.  Son of Isaac and Sarah Ann Maunder of Morebath. Born in Morebath in 1890. Died 2 May 1915 aged 25.
C. PRIDDLE
8570 Private Cecil Priddle of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Rebecca Priddle of Loxbeare; brother of Robert (see below). Born in Curry Mallet, Somerset in 1890. Died 19 July 1915 aged 25.
R. J. PRIDDLE
8138 Private Robert J. Priddle of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Rebecca Priddle of Loxbeare; brother of Cecil (see above). Born in Curry Mallet, Somerset in 1889.. Died 31 May 1918 aged 29.
G. REEVES
18989 Private Gaston Emmanuel Reeves of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Hannah Reeves.His Census address in 1911 when he was 15, was Father Berry's Home for Boys, Everton, Lancs. Born in Oxford in 1896. Died 6 September 1916 aged 20. 
I. THORNE
3034 Private Isaac Thorne of the 1st/ 4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Ian and Lucy Thorne. Born in Cardiff in 1874. Died 10 August 1915 aged 41.
D. WENSLEY
21490 Private David Henry Wensley of the 3rd Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment. Son of Charles and Emily Wensley of Oakford Bridge, Bampton. Born in Dulverton in 1893. Died 17 October 1916 aged 23.

 

 

 
 
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