World War 1
Albert Francis ALLEN attended Bevois Town Board School before joining Taunton’s. He served with the 1st Battalion London Scottish Regiment. He was binding the wounds of a comrade on the battlefield when he was killed on 18th April 1917 aged 32.
Leonard Gordon ANDREWS b. 1898 of 43, Forster Road served with the Hampshire Regiment and perished at the Battle of Cambrai 30th November 1917 aged 19 years.
John Henry AYLES of 55, Forster Road served with the Hampshire Regiment. He died on the first day of the first Battle of Arras 28th March 1918 aged 25 years and is remembered on the Arras memorial.
Albert Victor BALL b. 1890 whose family lived in Middle Street emigrated to New Zealand in 1914 and served with the NZ Expeditionary Force. He was killed in action at the Dardanelles 7th December 1915 and is believed to be buried at the Ebarkation Pier Cemetery in Turkey.
His younger brother, Henry Leslie BALL, served with the 10th Battalion Hampshire Regiment. He was killed in action on the 28th August 1915 at the Battle of Hill 60 (Gallipoli) and is remembered with honour on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Cecil James BASTABLE b. 1889 of 9, Rockstone Lane, he served with British Expeditionary Force in France from the outset of the war. He died 11th January 1915 aged 25. He is buried in Le Touruet Military Cemetery, Richebourg l’Arque.
Maurice David BATCHELOR enlisted in 1915 at the age of 18. He served in the Hampshire Regiment and was killed in action at Le Boeufs in November 1916. At this time his family were living at 29, Cambridge Road. Maurice is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial.
Donald Walter Bryce BLACK b. 1892 of Alma Road served with the Royal Flying Corps. His plane caught fire and crashed on 3rd January 1918. He is buried in Southampton Old Cemetery.
George Henry BLAKE b. 1892 of 45, Clausentum Road served as a private bandsman in the Hampshire Regiment. He died of influenza or wounds at Netley Hospital in 1919. He is buried in a Commonwealth Grave in Southampton Old Cemetery.
Edward BRIDER b. 1882, of Alma Road attended Bevois Town School before joining Taunton’s. He served with the Bedfordshire Regiment in India until he contracted tuberculosis and was discharged from the army. He died of his illness 4 months after returning home on 5th November 1918.
George Thomas BONE b. 1885 and his brother Albert Benjamin b. 1897, lived at 13, Verulam Road. George served with the 15th Battalion Hampshire Regiment and died at the 3rd Battle of Ypres on 20th September 1917. He is buried in the Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium.
Albert BENJAMIN served with 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment and died on 18th December 1917 aged 20. He is buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun.
Fred BRIXEY was the brother of Albert. He served with the Wiltshire Regiment which moved from campaigns in Gallipoli and Egypt to the battlefields of Mesopotamia. He died of wounds in February 1917 and is buried in Iraq. Southampton and District Pictorial, when reporting his death, commented that “before joining the colours he was appointed as Assistant Secretary of the Bevois Town Primitive Methodist Sunday School which he had been connected with all his life”.
Thomas BROWNRIGG was born in Dublin but by the time of his death in August 1918, his parents were living at Highcliff House, Highcliff Avenue, Cedar Road. He served with the Middlesex Regiment and then in 1917 joined the Royal Flying Corps. The following extract from the War Book of Gray’s Inn (privately published in 1921), is reproduced by kind permission of the Masters of the Bench of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn:
“LIEUTENANT THOMAS BROWNRIGG was educated at Belvedere College, Dublin, and was admitted as a student at Gray’s Inn in 1913. In 1915 he joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. as a private, and was gazetted Second-Lieutenant in the 15th Middlesex Regiment, with which unit he served in France from May 1916 to February 1917, when he joined the Royal Flying Corps. He served in France as a pilot for nine months, being shot down twice in one day. He returned home to recover from his injuries, and was then engaged in instructional work in England, where he was drowned when flying on active service on the 21st August, 1918. His machine crashed during foggy weather in the sea off Southbourne. He was one of three brothers, all with meritorious war records. He was twenty-eight years of age.”
Thomas Brownrigg is buried in Southampton Old Cemetery.
Sidney Thomas BUNGEY lived with his father at 9, Castle Street until his marriage to Ada. After he had joined the army as a gunner, she moved back to live with her father-in-law. He survived the Battle of the Somme but was killed in action in April 1917. He is buried in the British cemetery La Chappelle at Holnon.
Percy Harold COLLIS, brother of Ernest, joined the Hampshire Regiment and also served on the Western Front. He was killed on the first day of the 3rd Battle of Ypres at the age of 26. He is buried at the Gwalia Cemetery in Belgium.
Frank DAWKINS b. 1872 attended Bevois Town School before attending Taunton’s. He was a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers attached to the Royal Airforce. He died in a motor accident in the course of his duties 11th October 1918 aged 46.
Sydney George DRAPER b. 1892 and his brother Ernest Frederick b. 1895 lived at 40, Liverpool Street. Sydney served with the Royal Garrison Artillery. He died of his wounds sustained in action 4th June 1918 aged 25 and he is buried in Ebblinghem Military Cemetery France.
Ernest Frederick DRAPER served in the Mercantile Marines on HM Yacht Aries which was hit by a mine from a German submarine on 31st October 1915.
Robert Goodwin FALLOWFIELD b. 1883 lived at 27, Castle Street. He was in the Army Ordnance Corps Egyptian Expeditionary Force. He is buried in Alexandria War Memorial Cemetery.
Frank Moray GIBB b. 1889. His family arrived in Southampton from Ireland in 1914 and lived at 20, Gordon Avenue. He served with the 6th Battalion Gordon Highlanders and was killed in action on 29th July 1916 aged 19. He is buried at Royallieu, the French National Cemetery
Geoffrey HADDOCK b. 1895 lived at 40, The Avenue. His father Herbert was the first person to captain the Titanic, bringing it from Belfast to Southampton. He emigrated to Canada in May 1912 and joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1914. He was killed at Courcelette, France on 17th September 1916 in the Battle of the Somme. He is remembered at the Vimy Memorial.
Richard HOBBS b. 1898 and lived at 38, Cliff Road. He served with the 1st Garrison Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment. He died at home of an illness contracted whilst on service. He is buried at Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin.
Alfred Victor LEWINGTON b. 1896. The family lived at 23, Cedar Road and then moved to Padwell Road. He was with the Wiltshire Regiment. He died in 1917 in Amara, Iraq.
Bertram George LEWINGTON b. 1893 was the older brother of Alfred. He enlisted in 9th Cyclists Btn. of the Hampshire Regiment and then transferred to the 11th Pioneers. He lost his life on 3rd May 1917, aged 24, a week after his brother Alfred, at the 2nd Battle of Messines, Ypres. He is buried at the Loker Churchyard Cemetery.
William Arthur LEWINGTON b. 1891 of Bath Street. He enlisted initially in the Hampshire Regiment but then transferred to the Worcestershire Regiment. He died in May 1918 at the 3rd Battle of Messines and he is buried at the Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery Ypres.
Henry LINNEY worked as a police constable before the war and lived with his wife and children at 10 Dover Street. In 1915 he enlisted with the Military Foot Police and served in France for two years before dying from bronchitis in February 1917. He is remembered with honour at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. The Military Police forwarded to Mrs B. Linney at 10 Dover Street, Southampton on 30 May 1917 the personal effects of her husband which included 1 disc, letters, photos and cards, 1 pipe, 1 razor, 1 silver watch and case, 1 pair of eye glasses and case, 1 Testament, 1 tobacco pouch, 1 cotton bag and 1 purse.
Stanley William LISBY b. 1886. he lived with his wife at 57, Avenue Road. He was with the Royal Garrison Artillery and died of his wounds on 8th September 1918 at the 1st Canadian casualty clearing station in Flanders. He is buried at Duisans British Cemetery.
Charles MARKHAM served with the Royal Navy on HMS Britannia which was the last British warship to be lost on November 9th 1918. His body was not recovered for burial. His wife, Margaret, was living at 102, Bevois Valley.