The War Memorial in Downholme
a brass plaque in the Church of St Michael and All Angels
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THE MEN WHO FELL FIGHTING FOR THEIR KING & COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919
EDGAR OSWALD HART 2ND LT YORKSHIRE REGIMENT
GEORGE JEFFERSON YORKSHIRE REGIMENT
FRANCIS LOVETT GRENADIER GUARDS
JAMES RUSSELL MACHINE GUN CORPS
JOHN WILLIAM TROTT DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY
FRANK WEBSTER KINGS ROYAL RIFLES
JOSEPH JACKSON WILSON DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY
ALBERT WILTSHIRE WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT
THEY THAT GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM
LET THOSE THAT COME AFTER SEE THAT THEIR NAMES ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
A second Brass Plaque inscribed
In loving/Memory of
EDGAR OSWALD HART
Second Lieutenant Yorkshire Regt
who was killed in action at
CONTALMAISON/(North of the Somme)
whilst gallantly leading/his men on
July 10 1916 aged 22 years
The oldest and dearly loved son
of EDGAR EDWARD HART Vicar of this
Parish and of ROSAMUND his wife
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS. THAT A
MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
A plaque on the pulpit
GIFTED TO/DOWNHOLME CHURCH
To the Glory of God/And in Loving Memory of
Lce Bomb. HAROLD WELLER
Lost at sea/12th Feb 1944 aged 27 years
A framed Roll of Honour for WW1
Roll of Honour
Parish of DOWNHOLME
This Scroll contains the Names of those who served their King and Country and in His Majesty’s Forces during the Great War 1914-1919 and who were permitted, by the Blessing of God, to return in Safety.
Reginald Percy Hart
Henry Hall George E Wilson
Charles Thorpe John B Eddy
Fred Singleton Francis J Wood
John Park John Bruce
Frederick Terry William Jefferson
Horner Lambert William Russell
John Wilson John Bagott
For King and Country
Roll of Honour WW2
A ROLL OF HONOUR
PARISH OF DOWNHOLME
This Scroll contains the names of those who served their King and Country and in His Majesty’s Forces during the Second World War 1939-1945 and who were permitted by the Blessing of God to return in Safety.
LIST OF NAMES
Richard ALLISON, William ALLISON, James CLEMINSON, John CLEMINSON,
Margaret CLOSE, Robert DIXON, Joseph GOLIGHLY, Robert HEWITSON,
Albert HUSTWICK, Arthur HUSTWICK, Percy JEFFERSON, Thomas METCALFE,
Geoffrey RAINE, Kenneth WEBSTER, Myra WEBSTER, Frank WELLER,
Harold WELLER, George Brown, Walter BROWN
Harold Weller was killed at sea 1944 on his way to the Burma Campaign. Pulpit in Church in Memory.
Robert Dixon died whilst serving in the Army
For KING AND COUNTRY
British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Merchant Nay
TIM THE FALLEN
Those who Fell in WW1
HART, Edgar Oswald
2nd Lieutenant, 13th (Service) Battalion, attached to 9th (Service) Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment), 69 Brigade, 23rd Division.
He was killed in action on 10 July 1916 during the capture of Contalmaison. He was 22.
He was the son of the Reverend Edgar E and Rosamond Hart, Downholme Vicarage, Richmond.
He is remembered on The Thiepval Memorial, Somme.
Lance Corporal, 6th (Service) Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment), 32 Brigade, 11th Division. Army no 14492.
He was killed in action on 26 September 1917 in the Battle of Polygon Wood. He was 22.
He was the son of James and Jane Jefferson, Downholme.
He is buried in Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium.
LOVETT, Francis William
Private, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards, 3rd Guards Brigade, Guards Division. Army no 26152.
He was killed in action on Saturday 1 December 1917 in the Battle of Cambrai. He was 19.
He was the son of Harry W and Mary J Lovett.
He is remembered on The Cambrai Memorial, Louverval.
Private, 62nd Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Army no 71839. He also served as Private, Army no 24098 with The Northumberland Fusiliers.
He was killed in action on Monday 2 April 1917. He was 37.
He was the son of James and Elizabeth Russell, Downholme and the husband of Ellen Russell.
He is remembered on The Arras Memorial.
TROTT, John William
Private, 2nd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, 18 Brigade, 6th Division. Army no 32868.
He was killed in action on Thursday 26 April 1917 near Lens. He was 26.
He gave his cousin, Mary Ann Trott as his next of kin when he enlisted.
He is buried in Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension.
Rifleman, The King’s Royal Rifle Corps posted to 6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles), The London Regiment, 174 Brigade, 58th Division. Army no 50289. He also served as Private, Army no TR/13/59143 with The 20th Training Reserve Battalion.
He was killed in action on Wednesday 7 August 1918 in the preparation for the Battle of Amiens. He was 35.
He is buried in Querrieu British Cemetery, near Lens.
WILSON, Joseph Jackson
Private, 12th/13th Battalion, The Northumberland Fusiliers, 62 Brigade, 21st Division. Army no 46482. He also served as Private, Army no 35671 with The Durham Light Infantry.
The circumstances of his death which was on Saturday 27 April 1918 are not recorded although I suspect that he was killed in action in the fighting on the Lys. He was 36.
He is remembered on The Tyne Cot Memorial.
WILTSHIRE, Albert Edward
Corporal, 2nd Battalion, The Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), 23 Brigade, 8th Division. Army no 5897.
He was killed in action on Saturday 28 October 1916 during the attack on Transloy. He was 39.
He was the son of Mrs G Ginn, The Green, Kirtling, Newmarket and the husband of Mary J Wiltshire, Pound Green, Cowlinge, Newmarket.
He is remembered on The Thiepval Memorial.
Those who Fell in WW1 who are not on the memorial
Private, 16th (Service) Battalion (Newcastle), The Northumberland Fusiliers, 96 Brigade, 32nd Division. Army no 28/360.
He was killed in action on Saturday 1 July 1916 which was the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He was 28.
He was the son of David and Ellen Weller and the husband of Cecilia V Brown (formerly Weller), Downholme.
He is remembered on The Thiepval Memorial.
Those who Fell in WW2
DIXON, Robert Fawcett
Private, General Service Corps attached to the Army Physical Training Corps. Army no 14298206.
He died whilst on military service on Monday 30 November 1942. He was 21.
He was the son of John A and Mary E Dixon.
He is buried in the churchyard of the Church of St Michael and All Angels, and his headstone is inscribed May He Rest in Peace.
Gunner, Royal Artillery attached to 301 Field Regiment, East African Artillery. Army no 1764932.
He was killed on active service at sea on Saturday 12 February 1944. He was 28.
He was the son of William and Cecilia V Weller, Downholme.
He is remembered on the East Africa Memorial
The 301 Field Regiment, East African Artillery, an African Territorial Unit, was on board the troop transport ship, Khedive Ismail sailing from Madagascar to join the Army fighting in Burma.
The ship was attacked by torpedo by Japanese submarine I27. The Khedive Ismail broke in two and went down in 36 seconds. 1,383 passengers and crew are lost. 201 men and six women were saved.
The Japanese submarine was sunk bt the destroyers sailing with the convoy.