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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Bonchurch : St Boniface (new) Church : Roll of Honour -

Location

In St Boniface (new) Church, Bonchurch, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1NX.
 
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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

Manuscript Roll of Honour, framed in wooden mount. Placed in Chancel Sunday, 4 August 1918.

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, August 2, 1918

On next Sunday morning at Bonchurch, the illuminated memorial card of Bonchurch men who have fallen in the war, will be placed in the chancel, and draped with the Union Jack. In accordance with the suggestion of the Lord Mayor of London, all who attend the service are invited to bring flowers before commencement of morning prayers - entering by the south door, leaving the flowers at the foot of the Union Jack and passing on to their seats. The flowers will be sent after the service to the hospitals and Convalescent Houses of Ventnor and Bonchurch. The offertory will be given to the Prisoners of War Food Committee in answer to H.R.H. Prince Arthur of Connaught's appeal.


ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, August 9, 1918 Page 3

Remembrance Day at Ventnor.

CHURCH SERVICES.
The service at Bonchurch Church, which was crowded in the morning, began with the singing of all three verses of the National Anthem. Ordinary matins was followed by the special litany. The Rector, Rev. J. Seaver, B.D., preached a striking discourse from the text, "Say to the children of Israel that they may go forward," introducing many interesting analogies of the war. At the entrance to the chancel the Bonchurch illuminated Roll of Honour was placed on an easel, and flowers were deposited by most of the congregation on the table near at hand. There were a large number of little bouquets. These were afterwards sent to local hospitals. The collection for prisoners of war amounted to £13.
The roll of honour of the Congregational Church was displayed in the vestibule and surrounded with flowers. There were good congregations at both services. In the evening the Minister, Rev. A.E. Chisman, B.D., preached the second of a special course of sermons, the subject being "If war be wrong, can it be right to fight." The sermon was delivered with argumentative force and earnestness.
(not all the report has been transcribed)


See also

Bonchurch War Memorial
Pulpit War Memorial
Memorial

Bonchurch : St Boniface (new) Church Roll of Honour
 
Inscription


Bonchurch Roll of Honour

I have fought a good fight

To the Memory of the brave men
Of BONCHURCH
Who have laid down their lives
For KING & COUNTRY
------
"I have the keys of Death"
(The Risen Christ)

Names recorded
Sergt George Woodford
Killed at Gallipoli 13th Augt 1915
CWGC record ... Biographical information
Lt-Col E E Bousfield, 123rd Outram's Rifles
Attd 1/1 Gurkha Rifles - died of wounds
In France Sept 25th 1915
CWGC record ... Bousfield memorial in St Boniface (new) Church
Biographical information
Bert Mills, Engineer H.M.S. "Natal"
Killed at sea - Decr 30th 1915
CWGC record ... Biographical information
Gilbert Sterling, 14th Hants
Killed June 30th 1916
CWGC record ... Biographical information
George White, H.M.S. "Indefatigable"
Jutland Battle, 1917
  [this was actually 1916]
CWGC record ... Biographical information
Harold Hastings, 14th Hants
Killed 23rd April 1917
CWGC record ... Biographical information
George Hitchman, R.E.
Killed May 12th 1917
CWGC record ... Biographical information
Harry Edward Russell, Private, West Yorks.
Killed in France July 27th 1917
CWGC record ... Biographical information
William Saunders, Lance Corporal 1st Batt
Hants Regt, killed in France Novr 20th 1917
CWGC record ... Biographical information
George Russell, Private, 2nd Hants.
Killed in France 1918
CWGC record ... Biographical information
Russell memorial in St Boniface (new) Church
Regt. Sergt. Major G.E. Harbourne
Hampshire Regt, killed in France 1918
CWGC record ... Biographical information
Frederick Andrews, 7th Middlesex Regt
Killed in France 1916
CWGC record ... Biographical information
Major H.E. Sewell, R.G.A.
Died in France 1918
CWGC record ... Biographical information
Leonard Henry Prothero, 10th Worcester Regt
Died of wounds in France, July 1918
CWGC record ... Biographical information
Thomas Rew, 10th Royal Warrick Regt [sic]
Killed in Action France May 31st 1918
CWGC record ... Biographical information
Harry Norman Cotton, Private
Machine Gun Corp, died of wounds
CWGC record ... Biographical information
Buried in St Boniface Churchyard
Victor Jolliffe, gunlayer, R.M.A.
H.M.S. Defence, killed in battle of
Jutland, 31st May 1916
CWGC record ... Biographical information
C. Cosh
Killed in action
CWGC record ... Biographical information

 

Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research.

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Page last updated : 11 September 2013 (added newspaper reports)



 
 

 
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