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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Bonchurch : St Boniface (new) Church -
- Memorial to Lt-Col E E Bousfield -

Location

In St Boniface (new) Church, Bonchurch, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1NX.
 
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IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 21718  
 
Historic England Listing Status

St Boniface Church is Grade II Listed. Since the War Memorial is situated within the Church, is it assumed that it is included within the Listing.
 
Description and history

A brass plaque mounted on an oak wooden frame. Erected in 1916 by Messrs Daniel Day and Sons, a local firm of Builders and Estate Agents.

Memorial

Memorial to Lt-Col E E Bousfield
 

 
Inscription


IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDMUND EMERSON BOUSFIELD
LIEUT-COLONEL 123RD OUTRAM'S RIFLES
ATTACHED 1/1 GURKHA RIFLES
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
25th September 1915. Aged 45 years.
Interred at Richebourg St Vaast.


 
Further information

From CWGC record :

Son of Edmund Collingwood Bousfield and Louisa Bousfield.

CWGC record ...

Biographical information


 
ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, November 10, 1916 Page 5

Dedication of a Memorial at Bonchurch.
Last Friday a memorial tablet was dedicated at St. Boniface Church, Bonchurch, to the memory of the late Colonel Bousfield, who was killed in action in France last year while leading his regiment, the famous Gurkhas. The service was impressively conducted by the Rector, Rev. J.F. Andrewes, in the presence of members of the family and a good number of intimate friends. The late Colonel was warmly esteemed by the whole parish, and was a great favourite with all. Among those present were Captain S. Bousfield, Mrs. S. Bousfield, Mrs. White (sister), Mrs. Hougham Bell, the Misses Giles, the Misses Venables, Miss Sewell, Mr. Henry Sewell, Mrs. Robertson, Miss Trollope, Mrs. Andrewes etc. The memorial brass is mounted on oak, and has been placed just over the family pew. The engraved inscription is as follows: -

In loving memory of
EDMUND EMERSON BOUSFIELD,
Lieut.-Colonel, 123rd Outram's Rifles,
attached 1st Gurkha Rifles,
Killed in action in France,
25th September, 1915.
Aged 45 years.
Interred at Richebourg, St. Vaast.

Messrs. Daniel Day and Sons were entrusted with the erection of the memorial.


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Page last updated : 13 February 2012 (added further newspaper report)


 
 

 
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