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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Newport -
- St John's Church Bible Class War Memorial -

Location

Originally in Legh Richmond Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight.

The Memorial, in its broken, fragmentary and unrestored state, is currently in storage.
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

The Memorial is not recorded by the IWM
 
Description

A Portland stone panel, 6ft by 4ft, unveiled and dedicated Sunday, 7th November 1920, by Mr. James Eldridge.

Executed by Mr Frank Cooper.

Memorial

no image recorded for original Memorial in situ











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Inscription


St John's Men's Bible Class (founded Nov 14th 1880)
This memorial was erected by the Class in commemoration of the undermentioned members who served in His Majesty's forces in the Great War for liberty, freedom, and righteousness, 1914 - 1919
Rev. W.H. Mackinnon (vicar), president
James Eldridge, leader
H. Lower, Hon. Sec.
W. Whittington, Hon Treas.
Sacred to the memory of those who fell :
Sons of this place, let this of you be said
That you who live are worthy of your dead,
Those gave their lives, that you who live may reap
A richer harvest, ere you fall asleep.
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names as given below
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The names of the 222 other members who served are recorded below.

 
Further Information

The list below is taken from the report of the unveiling in the Isle of Wight County Press of 13th November 1920, and this names only those who died, not the 222 other members who served.

Of those who died, 11 can be identified on a remaining fragment of the Memorial.

Name, rank, unit or regimentLinks
P E Godwin, Lieut, Indian Army CWGC record ...
S W Godwin, Lieut, 19th London Regt. CWGC record ...
G H James, Lieut, Hants Regt. CWGC record ...
C Williams, Lieut, Hants Regt. CWGC record ... Biographical Information
T H Goodman, C.S.M., Royal Fusiliers CWGC record ...
A E Shepard, C.S.M., I.W. Rifles CWGC record ...
F A Chiverton, Sergt., I.W. Rifles CWGC record ...
C Grist, Sergt., Glos. Regt. Most likely to be A C Grist, Pte., Wiltshire Regt.
CWGC record ...
W Hoskins, Sergt., Royal Warwickshire Regt. CWGC record ... not found
G Pragnell, Sergt., Hants Regt. CWGC record ...
C Dyer, Corpl., R.E. CWGC record ... Biographical information
E R Midlane, Corpl., M.M., Rifle Brigade CWGC record ...
A Sanger, Corpl., I.W. Rifles Probable CWGC record ...
H Eldridge, Bdr., R.F.A. CWGC record ...
A Taylor, Lce-corpl., I.W. Rifles CWGC record ... A E Tayler Additional inscription on Family headstone at Carisbooke Mount Joy Cemetery
F Burt, S.B.A., R.N. No CWGC record ... Discharged from R.N. in Dec 1914 [Invalided - Chest Hos,] and died 1916
J C Board, Pte., R.M.L.I. CWGC record ...
A S Chiverton, Rfn., I.W. Rifles CWGC record ...
A D Church, Rfn., I.W. Rifles CWGC record ...
S Chandler, Gr., R.F.A. CWGC record ...
A Chiverton, Australian Forces CWGC record ...
Australian War Memorial record ...
Biographical information
B Coward, Rfn., I.W. Rifles CWGC record ... Biographical information (A C Coward)
H E Cooper, Rfn., I.W. Rifles CWGC record ...
W Cooper, Pte., Hants Regt. Most likely to be Walter Cooper, Pte, Worcestershire Regt.
CWGC record ...
W Connolly, Pte., Royal West Kent Regt. CWGC record ...
S G Diffey, A.B., R.N. CWGC record ...
F Diffey, Gr., R.F.A. CWGC record ...
S G English, Pte., Canadians CWGC record ...
Veteran Affairs Canada records ...
B C Hamilton, Rfn., I.W. Rifles CWGC record ...
R Hopkins, N.Z. Forces CWGC record ...
Auckland Museum Cenotaph record
Commemorated at Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Gallipoli
C H Jones, Rfn., I.W. Rifles CWGC record ...
W King, Pte., Devon Regt. CWGC record ...
S J Oram, Pte., Dorset Regt. CWGC record ...
W Richardson, Rfn., I.W. Rifles CWGC record ...
J Saunders, Pte., Hants Regt. CWGC record ...
W M Smithers, Pte., Royal Berks Regt. CWGC record ...
E C Strickland, Gr., R.F.A. CWGC record ...
E Urry, Rfn., I.W. Rifles CWGC record ... Biographical Information
G Urry, Rfn., I.W. Rifles CWGC record ...
W Urry, Rfn., I.W. Rifles CWGC record ... Biographical Information
A Wickens, Australian Forces CWGC record ...
Australian War Memorial record ...
A Wilton, Rfn., I.W. Rifles CWGC record ... Buried at Mount Joy Cemetery, Carisbrooke
B Wray, Rfn., I.W. Rifles CWGC record ... Buried in Hill 10 Cemetery, Gallipoli
Biographical Information

The following table gives the names of those who served, taken from the fragments of the Memorial still in existence. It has been inferred that the names were presented in 5 columns of 44 or 45 names in each. Lettering in red indicates letters inferred by context, but missing from the fragment. [...] indicates missing information.

Officers,
Warrant Officers
and Sergeants
Sergeants,
Corporals,
Lce-Cpls
Lce-Cpls,
Privates
Privates Privates
 
[...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
[...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
[...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
[...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
[...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
[...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
[...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
[...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
G. BLAKE [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
J.F. WADMORE [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
A.G. PALMER R.S.M. D.C.M. [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
E.W SAUNDERS B.S.M. A. [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
F.TAYLOR B.Q.M.S. D.C.M. F.A. COLSON " [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
H.G. PEACHEY R.Q.M.S. W.COLE " [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
A.C. EARLY C.S.M. A.H. DIFFEY " [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
S. MILLGATE " F.E. DOMINEY " [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
W. MIDLANE " R.J. ELDRIDGE " [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
W.G. SIBBICK " W.G. ETHERIDGE " [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
F. SQUIBB " H. GOODE " [...] [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
C. MALTMAN SQ.Q.M.S. W.H. HAYLES " F. [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
E.F. BARNES C.Q.M.S. L.J. HAMILTON " R.E. [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
L.F. PHILLIPS " W. JENNINGS " A.E. [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
A. HAYLES S.SGT. W.C. JOHNSON " F. BURTON [...] [...] [...] [...]
A.Q. BARTON SGT. R.F. MINNS " T.BUCKLEY [...] [...] [...] [...]
[...] BLAKE " F.J. MIDDLETON " H.V. CARTER [...] [...] [...] [...]
[...] [...] A.T. MIDLANE " T.CASS [...] [...] [...] [...]
[...] BUTCHERS " [...] [...] J.H. CHIVERTON [...] [...] [...] [...]
[...] BUDDEN " G. MITCHELL [...] CHIVERTON [...] [...] [...] [...]
[...] DELLAR " A.E. NEWBERY " T.A. [...] [...] [...] [...] [...]
[...] EARLY SGT. M.M. R.F. PEACHEY " A.E. CHARD [...] [...] [...] [...]
[...] GREEN SGT W.B. PULLINGER " W. CORBYN [...] [...] [...] [...]
[...] [..]NTER " A. SMITH " L COWARD H. [...] [...] [...]
[...] [..]BBS " L. WADMORE " E. CUTMORE C. [...] [...] [...]
[...] [..]BBS " W.G. WHATLEY " M. CRUTCHER J. M[...] [...] [...]
[...] [....]ON " W. COWARD 2ND A/M. R.A.F. I. CRUTCHER E.F. M[...] [...] [...]
[...] [....]NES " G.W. ATTRILL LCE.CPL. A. DALY " B. MUNFORD [...] [...]
[...] [...] " R. CANTELO " E. DENTON " A. PERKINS [...] [...]
[...] [...]OTT " S. CASSFORD " W. DENNESS " G. PERKINS [...] [...]
[...] [....]T " L. CHANT " [...] H. DIFFEY GR. T.W. PERKINS [...] [...]
[...] [....]S " W. CRUTCHER " [...] L. DORE PTE. W.R. PILO[...] [...] [...]
[...] [....]WS " E.COOPER 3RD [...] R.N. [...] G. DORE " S.A. PORTER [...] [...]
[...] [...] " H. DORE LCE.CPL. S.G. EARLEY GR. P.G. PORTER [...] [...]
[...] [...] " R. J. DORE " W.C.J. EARLEY RFN. R. POINTER RFN. [...] [...]
[...] [...] C.H.V. DENTON " W. FARTHING PTE. W. PRATCHETT PTE. [...] [...]
[...] [...] N.G. PITMAN GR. W.H. KNIGHT PTE. W. SAUNDERS " [...] [...]


Names from the Isle of Wight County Press Roll of Honour, 24 October 1914

These men were named as serving in the Forces at the beginning of the War; subsequently, many more served, as indicated above.

NAVY : F Burt, Sick Berth Reserve
NAVY : W Cooper
NAVY : A Fleming, Sick Berth Reserve
NAVY : J Hale
NAVY : W P Lane, Royal Marine Light Infantry
NAVY : A J Williams, Sick Berth Reserve
ARMY : L Chant, Royal Flying Corps
ARMY : R Dore, Royal Engineers
ARMY : C Dyer, Royal Engineers
ARMY : W G Etheridge, Royal Garrison Artillery
ARMY : E H M Eldridge, Public School Corps
ARMY : A E Groves, Royal Field Artillery
ARMY : F A Lane, Royal Garrison Artillery
ARMY : A Midlane, Rifle Brigade
ARMY : B Midlane, Rifle Brigade
ARMY : E Midlane, Rifle Brigade
ARMY : W Midlane, Rifle Brigade
ARMY : S Mundell, Hampshire Regiment
ARMY : E Saunders, Royal Field Artillery
ARMY : A P Simmonds, Royal Field Artillery
ARMY : - Wills, 2nd Hants
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : W Barber
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : A F Barton
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : A T Barton
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : G Bartlett
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : A Chandler
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : T C Cheverton
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : F Cheverton
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : W Cole
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : A C Early
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : S Early
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : W Early
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : C Guy
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : F Hunter
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : G James
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : C Jacobs
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : J King
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : L Ledicott
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : B Lamb
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : A Matthews
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : S Millgate
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : T Parker
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : J W Rayner
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : J Thompson
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : R E Treloar
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : E G Urry
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : W Urry
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : W H Wheeler
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : G V Yelf
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : A Coward
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : E Ash
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : B Brett
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : R Brett
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : C B Leal
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : R Linington
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : R Peachey
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : S F Peachey
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : C Reid
TERRITORIALS : I.W. RIFLES : H Reid
TERRITORIALS : ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY : L Pardy
TERRITORIALS : ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY : W Scott


World War II

The base of the Memorial gives the names of 3 men who died in WW II :

ALSO IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945.
D.A. BUCKETT, TPR., R.T.C.      A. COLEMAN, LCE.CPL., HANTS RGT.      J.A. HAWKINS, SGT., R.A.F.V.R


D.A. BUCKETT CWGC record ...
A. COLEMAN CWGC record ... Arthur Harold Burt, the adopted son of Samuel and Francis Coleman, of South St, Newport.
Husband of Beatrice Mary Burt (née Chiverton)
J.A. HAWKINS CWGC record ...


Acknowledgments :

Thanks to A J Bishop, the Builder who rescued the fragments of the Memorial during renovation work on the Legh Richmond Hall, in about 2002.
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