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- Graham Chard Loader -

Name : Graham Chard Loader

Son of the late John Loader (died 1902), and Martha Helen Loader (née Chard).

Born 1891, Thame, Oxfordshire

  Census information :

1901 : John and Martha Loader, with their children including Graham aged 9, are at Lindenhurst, Atherley Road, Shanklin. John Loader is a Grain merchant.

1911 : Graham Loader, aged 19, is a Boarder with Mrs Betsey Urry at Stile House, Carisbrooke Road, Newport. Graham Loader is a Bank Clerk.

  Service Details :

Captain Graham Chard Loader, 1/8th Bn Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles).

Casualty Details :

Died 12 August 1915 aged 24, Gallipoli

Commemorated at : Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Newport Borough War Memorial
1st Newport Scouts War Memorial
Newport Rowing Club War Memorial
Sandown High School War Memorial
Isle of Wight Rifles War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle
Isle of Wight Rifles War Memorial, Drill Hall, Newport
  Photo Gallery :

Officers of the 1/8th Bn Hampshire Regiment in 1915 illustrated in The Hampshire Regimental Journal Oct 1915.
14 of the 29 Officers pictured died in WW I. Click image to enlarge.
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, August 27, 1915 Page 4

Captain Donald and Captain Clayton Ratsey, 8th Hants Territorials, (Princess Beatrice's I.W. Rifles), were officially reported missing since August 12th, and believed to have been killed in action. It is also officially reported that Major E. Lewis, Captain G.C. Loader and Second Lieutenant Watson, are missing and believed killed. Captain Loader belonged to the staff of the Capital and Counties Bank at Newport.

Isle of Wight County Press

Saturday, 28 August 1915

Capt. Graham Chard Loader, who is reported as "missing, believed killed" was the son of the late Mr. Loader, of Bristol, who resided at Shanklin for some years. He was the only son of Mrs. Loader, who is a widow residing at Newport, where Capt. Loader, before the war, held an appointment at the Capital and Counties Bank. Mr. Loader (*), of the Capital and Counties Bank, Ryde, is his half-brother. In his youth Capt. Loader was an enthusiastic Boy Scout, and afterwards joined the "Princess Beatrice's" Isle of Wight Rifles, in which he was appointed to a commission in 1913. He obtained his captaincy shortly before leaving for the front. He was always known as a keen, intrepid, and popular officer. He was 24 years of age.

(*) Edward Stanley Loader

Will : National Probate Calendar 1917 : LOADER Grahame Chard of Crescent House Bury St Edmunds, captain H.M. Army died 12 August 1915 in Gallipoli on active service, Probate London 21 March to Martha Helen Loader, widow, Effects £112 6s 6d.
  Other Links :

Capital and Counties Bank
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for additional newspaper research

Ann Riley for the Officers group photo
  Page status :
Page last updated : 21st December 2015 (added Newport Rowing Club link)


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