A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Adrian Victor Cree -

Name : Adrian Victor Cree.

Son of the late George John Cree (died 1902) and Mary Cree (née Symonds) of Greencourt Flats, Weymouth.

Born 1884 Sandown.

  Census Information :

1891 Census : George and Mary Cree, with their children including Adrian aged 7, are at 2, Culver Terrace, Culver Road, Sandown. George Cree is Living on his own means.

1901 Census : Adrian Cree, aged 16, is a Boarder, a Pupil at Weymouth College.

1911 Census : Adrian Cree not found.
  Service details :

2/Lt Adrian Victor Cree, 10th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

26 December 1914 : Gazetted temporary second lieutenant
  Casualty Details :

Died :17 February 1916 aged 32

Commemorated at : Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

CWGC Record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Isle of Wight College / Appley House School War Memorial

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

The Times

Monday, Feb 28, 1916

CREE - On the 17th Feb., in France, ADRIAN VICTOR CREE, Second Lieutenant, 19th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, youngest son of the late George John Cree, of The Mount, Owermoigne, Dorset, and Mrs Cree, aged 31.

National Probate Calendar 1917
  Additional Information :

The War Diary of the 10th Royal Welsh Fusiliers gives :

The War Diary states that the battalion was in the trenches N.E of St Eloi. On the 17th at 05:30 the enemy heavily bombarded the Battalion trenches. 21 casualties - killed, including Lt A V Cree.

Commemorated at St Michael's Church, Owermoigne, Dorset (Private plaque)

St Michael's Church, Owermoigne, Dorset (Parish War Memorial)


Radipole, Dorset

Weymouth College, a Boys' Public School, closed in 1939 and St Aldhelm's became guardian of their memorials.

The West Aisle of the church is known as the Weymouth College Chapel. Here are memorial stained glass windows, Books of Remembrance (replicas now, as the originals are held for safe keeping in Dorset Records Office), carved oak screen memorial to Headmasters of Weymouth College and a plaque to College chaplain Rev E V Tanner. In the main body of St Aldhelm's at the south end are carved panels with 180 names of Old Weymouthians killed in the 1914-18 war, and in the Chancel is a Prayer Desk, 'a gift to St Aldhelm's Church from three American Old Weymouthians'.

St Aldhelm's, Radipole
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for additional research

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Page last updated : 30 December 2011


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