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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
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- Lashmar Brothers -

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Allan Frank Lashmar
Name : Lashmar Brothers

Sons of : William John Dennis Lashmar, and Kathleen Emily Lashmar (née Chiverton) of Cowes.

Ralph Oliver Lashmar, born 4 November 1887, West Cowes. Married 25 September 1909, Amy Mildred Saunders. Sons : Leslie William (born 1910); Ronald Archie (born 1912).

Bertram Arthur Lashmar, born 6 August 1889, West Cowes. Married 29 January 1910, Constance Daisy Cook. Daughters : Constance Molly (born 1912); Jean Irene (born 1914).

Allan Frank Lashmar, born 11 August 1892, West Cowes.

Donald Wilfred Lashmar, born 1895, West Cowes.
  Census information :

1891 : William and Cathleen Lashmar [sic], with their children including Ralph aged 4, and Bertram aged 1, are at 2 Medina Road, West Cowes. William Lashmar is a Brass & Iron Moulder.

1901 : William J D and Emily K Lashmar [sic], with their children including Ralph aged 14, Bertram aged 11, Allan aged 8, and Donald aged 5, are at 14 York Street, Cowes. William Lashmar is a Brass Moulder.

1911 : William John and Kathleen Emily Lashmar [sic], with their children including Allan aged 18, and Donald aged 15, are at Moor Green, Cowes. William Lashmar is a Brass Founder (W White & Sons, Yacht Builders); Allan Lashmar is a Copper Smith ( J S White & Co); Donald Lashmar is a Boiler Maker (W White & Sons, Yacht Builders).

1911 : Ralph and Amy Lashmar, with their son Leslie aged 1, are at Shrewsbury, Coronation Road, Cowes. Ralph Lashmar is a Marine Turbine Fitter.

1911 : Bertram Lashmar is a Boarder with the Robertson family at 27 Fraser Road, Southsea, Portsmouth. Bertram Lashmar is a Boiler Maker (Government Dockyard).
  Service Details :

Ralph Oliver Lashmar did not serve in the Armed Forces in World War I. He was an employee of J.S. White's, who at the time were building aircraft.

He gained his Royal Aero Club Pilot's Certificate in February 1915.

Casualty Details :

Died : 7 September 1916, aged 28, while testing a Wight Landplane aircraft, serial no 9841.

Buried at : Cowes (Northwood Cemetery)

No CWGC Record.
  Service Details :

Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class M/4306 Bertram Arthur Lashmar, Royal Navy, H.M. Submarine 'K5'.

Enlisted 12 March 1912, for a period of 12 years. He was 5 ft 6½ in tall, with brown hair, brown eyes and a pale complexion.

Casualty Details :

Died : 20 January 1921, aged 31, in the loss of H.M. Submarine 'K5' off the Isles of Scilly.

Commemorated at : Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire. (Panel 32)



CWGC Record.
  Service Details :

Allan Frank Lashmar enlisted in the Royal Naval Air Service as an Air Mechanic (official number F499) on 24 September 1914, giving his trade as Coppersmith. He had had his medical examination in East Cowes on 14 September 1914. He was assigned to shore establishments H.M.S. Pembroke III and H.M.S. President II. A diary entry shows that he was in Dunkirk, France on 12 January 1915.
He was released from Naval Service on 5 August 1915, the discharge being described as '... 26.7.15 Approved discharge of this rating to enable him to take up an appointment with a firm of seaplane constructors'.

He became an employee of J.S. White's, who at the time were building aircraft.

He gained his Royal Aero Club Pilot's Certificate in November 1915.

Casualty Details :

Died : 7 September 1916, aged 24, while testing a Wight Landplane aircraft, serial no 9841.

Buried at : Cowes (Northwood Cemetery)

No CWGC Record.
Service Details :

Driver 4450 Donald Wilfred Lashmar, 1st/5th Hants Bty., Royal Field Artillery.

Casualty Details :

Died : 27 April 1916, aged 20.

Buried at : Kut War Cemetery, Iraq.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Cowes Town War Memorial (Bertram Lashmar)
Cowes Methodist Church War Memorial [2] (Ralph, Donald and Allan Lashmar)
Cowes St Mary's Church Roll of Honour (Donald Lashmar)
Cowes St Mary's Church Ancient Order of Foresters Memorial (Donald Lashmar)
Freshwater Memorial Hall 5th Hants Howitzers Memorial (Donald Lashmar)
Newport Drill Hall 5th Hants Howitzers Memorial (Donald Lashmar)
Carisbrooke Castle County War Memorial Panel 08 (Donald Lashmar, inscription reads LASHMAN D)
  Photo Gallery :



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Lashmar graves at Northwood Cemetery. Photos courtesy of Barry Sowerby.

The Lashmar graves were restored in 2017 with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the project to restore the Chapels and grounds of the Cemetery.

Inscriptions :

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THE DEAR SONS OF
WILLIAM AND KATHLEEN LASHMAR.
ALLAN, AGED 24, WHO DIED WITH
RALPH, SEPR. 7TH 1916
AND DONALD, AGED 20,
WHO DIED AT THE SIEGE OF
KUT EL AMARA
APRIL 27TH 1916
ALSO
WILLIAM J D LASHMAR
WHO PASSED AWAY JULY 22 1947

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
RALPH OLIVER LASHMAR,
WHO DIED 7 SEPTEMBER 1916
AGED 28 YEARS.
"PEACE, PERFECT, PEACE"
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


A F Lashmar RAC Index card


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Royal Aero Club Index cards and Album photograph of Allan Lashmar.

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, September 8, 1916 Page 1

Fatal Aeroplane Accident at Cowes.
Two brothers named Lashmar, of Cowes, were killed as the result of an aeroplane accident at Cowes yesterday, Thursday. The circumstances have caused the greatest regret, as both young men were promising fliers and were well known in the Island.




National Probate Calendar 1916



Isle of Wight County Press, 8 September 1917

  Further information :

Aircraft of the Isle of Wight 1900-1919

H.M Submarine 'K5' Wikipedia Article
  Acknowledgments :

Barry Sowerby, of Friends of Northwood Cemetery, for the headstone photographs.

Janet Griffin, for newspaper reports.

Roger Lashmar, for details of Allan Lashmar's naval service. Roger Lashmar is the grandson of Ralph Lashmar.[Service details also downloaded from The National Archives]
  Page status :
Page last updated : 24 May 2017 (added new photos of gravestones following restoration)



 
 

 
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