LITTON CHENEY WAR MEMORIAL
The Litton Cheney War Memorial is situated to the west of St Marys Church porch and covers both World Wars.  As can be seen from the above photo, the inscriptions are now difficult to read.  Below are the  names of those commemorated on the memorial together with as much information as possible concerning their families, military records, deaths and burials. As always any corrections or additional information will be gratefully received.
First World War Billett, Arthur Somers On 1911 census for Kingston & East Southsea, Portsmouth, Royal Marine Artillery Barracks.  Husband of Laura M Billett of White Cross, Litton Cheney. She appears on the 1911 Litton Cheney census as Laura Minnie Billett, daughter of Louis Pitcher, baker, at White Cross. Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery.  Service No. RMA/9392 (R.M.R/B/1241) (Po). Died 19 th  March 1918 on SS Burnstone Body not recovered for burial. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 30. Chainey, William John On 1911 census for Bridport, aged 23, born in Litton Cheney, living at Clayhanger as servant to George James and Cora Maud Cox Private, 2 nd  Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment.  Service No. 16907 Fought and died in Mesopotamia Died 25 th  March 1917 Buried in Al Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot: Panel 22 and 63. Note re. war in Mesopotamia here Collins, Albert Thomas Family shown on 1901 census for Litton Cheney as follows: Susan Collins – Net Braider William Collins – Farm Worker Richard Collins – Farm Worker Thomas Collins – Cow Boy Susan and William also on 1911 census Private, ¼ th  Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment.  Service No. 201210 Fought and died in Mesopotamia Died 1 st  June 1918 Buried in Baghdad War Cemetery Ref. XII L5 Note re. war in Mesopotamia here Darby, William John On 1911 census for Beaminster, aged 23, born in Burton Bradstock, living at Nettlecombe, son of Richard & Ann Darby Lance Corporal in Royal Marine Artillery.  Service No. PLY/4689 Died 5 th  April 1917 Buried in Trapani Town Cemetery, Italy I. 4A. Fry, Charles Edward Son of Thomas and Anna Fry of Baglake Farm House, Long Bredy.  Husband of Hilda Sophie Fry of The Old Rectory, Evershot, Dorset Lieutenant, D Battery, 23 rd  Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 17 th  April 1917 aged 35. Buried at Anzan-St. Aubin British Cemetery. Pas de Calais, France II. B. 3. Fry, Walter Louis Aged 18, son of George and Annie Charlotte Fry of The Paddocks, Litton Cheney. Private, 1 st  Battalion, West Ontario Regiment, Canadian Infantry.  Service No. 6682 Died 29 th  May 1915. Buried in Choques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France I. C. 82. Northover, Reginald George On 1911 census for Burton Bradstock, aged 23 son of Richard and Annie Northover at 52 Burton Bradstock., labourer on farm, Stoker 1 st  Class on HMS Queen Mary.  Service No. 307832 Died 31 st  May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland Body not recovered for burial. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 19. Walker, William Archibald Smail Not found in any census Son of Major General Alexander (C.S.I.R.A.) and Annie Walker. Major, Acting Lieutenant General, 46 th  Punjabis attached to 130th King Georges Own Baluchis (Jacobs Rifles) Died 12 th  April 1915 Buried in Taveta Military Cemetery, Kenya III. B. 1. Note re. circumstances of death here Weller, Thomas Robert On 1911 census for Litton Cheney.  Shown as Tom Weller, aged 30, Farm Labourer, boarding at The Mount with the Trevett family. Private, 1/1 st  Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.  Service No. 4802. Fought and died in Flanders, France Died 24 th  August 1916 Buried in Cemetery Etaples Military Cemetery, X. F. 16A. Second World War Harper, Kenneth James Born circa 1912 Son of Lt. Colonel Forrest and Mrs C R Harper of Litton Cheney.  Lived at Harpers Farm, Chilcombe. The 2nd bell in the church tower contains the inscription "To the Glory of God and in memory of Lt Kenneth James Harper RN. HMS Thistle lost with all hands off Norway April 1940" Lieutenant, RN.  Service No. ? Died 14 th  April 1940 when HMS Thistle was torpedoed and sunk with all hands by a German U-boat off Skudenes, Norway. Note re. sinking of HMS Thistle here Newman, Peter Rawdon Born circa 1920 Son of Charles H A and Mrs Gertrude Newman of The Court House, Litton Cheney Captain, Royal Artillery, Air OP Service No. 95160 Died 16 th  September 1943 at Salerno, Italy Buried in Salerno War Cemetery It. 5 Proby, Carson Carysport Born circa 1914 Son of Frank Henry and Livia Lenore Proby of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Flying Officer, 413 Squadron RAF.  Service No. 41321 Died 22 October 1941 when Catalina AH566 was shot down by a German B&V 138 Flying Boat. Body never recovered for burial. Commemorated on the Royal Air Force Memorial at Runnymede. Record of shooting down here Thorner, Leslie George Born circa 1922 Son of Elizabeth Thorner of Radipole, Dorset. Trooper, 148 th  (9 th  Battalion, The Loyal Regiment [North Lancashire]) Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps.  Service No. 5350592 Died 11 th  July 1944 Buried at Ranville Cemetery, Normandy, France, II. C. 8. Van Der Kiste, John Clement Born 1907 in Eire Son of Lt. Colonel F W Van Der Kiste DSO, Royal Artillery, and Mrs E Van Der Kiste.  Husband of Barbara Van Der Kiste of Marylebone, London Captain, 2 nd  Battalion, North Staffordshire (Prince of Wales) Regiment..  Service No. 38773 Died 28 th  May 1940 in France just days before the Dunkirk evacuation. Buried at Oosttaverne Cemetery, West Viaanderen, Belgium. Webber, Robert Charles Son of William and Mary Webber. Husband of Mary Kathleen Webber of Dorchester, Dorset. Able Seaman on HMS Glorious.  Service No. D/J 91065 Died 9 th  June 1940 when HMS Glorious was sunk by the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst near the Lofoten Islands.  Body never recovered for burial. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval War Memorial, Panel 38, Column 3. Account of the sinking of HMS Glorious here
This is an abbreviated list of the details transcribed from all the memorials in the burial ground. Memorials commemorating deaths less than 30 years old have not been included to avoid upsetting any relatives of the recently bereaved, details are available on request.  Full details of all memorials are available by contacting the MI Coordinator at: http://www.opcdorset.org/LittonCheneyFiles/LittonCheney.htm). Please quote the MI reference number, the parish, the burial ground and the surname on all requests. Researchers are asked to please bear in mind that weathering of the stone and lichen growth can make transcription difficult and incomplete or even impossible in some cases. Everything is transcribed exactly as is, but without capitalisation other than for all surnames.  Items in blue are not actually transcribed on the monument but are deduced and included to allow sorting and searching by surname. * indicates unreadable information. MI REF SURNAME FORENAME DIED AGE 18 ADAMS Francis 1692 In 19 years of her age 10 ATKINS Elizabeth Jane 1919 aged 79 10 ATKINS William 1918 aged 79 165 BAILY Frederick Pain 1925 aged 78 165 BAILY Alexandra Flora 1938 aged 78 years 73 BAKER Barbara 1829 aged 60 years 73 BAKER John 1807 age 9 months 73 BAKER Joseph 1848 aged 83 years 73 BAKER Joseph 1829 aged 3 years 73 BAKER Barbara aged 18 years 36 BARGE Mary 1723 38 BARGE Ann 1782 age 65 year 22 BARTLET Rachel 1672 30 BARTLET Sarah 1746 aged 49 years 30 BARTLET Sarah 1759 aged 58 years 30 BARTLET Elizabeth 1763 age 20 30 BARTLET Mary 1768 age 20 30 BARTLET John 1755 age 20 20 BARTLET Hippolyt 1684 20 BARTLET John 1684 21 BARTLET Francis 1671 29 BARTLET John 1705 30 BARTLET John 1774 aged 77 years 66 BARTLET John 1717 aged 16 67 BARTLET William 1718 32 BARTLETT Mary 1780 aged 52 years 52 BENNETT Emily 1942 aged 78 years 52 BENNETT William 1918 aged 59 years 53 BLANCHARD Ann 1841 aged 73 years 53 BLANCHARD Elizabeth 1847 aged 41 years 53 BLANCHARD Isaac 1846 aged 79 years 58 BLIGDON Sarah 1888 104 BLIGDON Maria Brown 1891 aged 63 years 104 BLIGDON John Croad 1896 aged 68 years 122 BLIGDON Jane Bird 1862 aged 17 years 128 BLIGDON Robert Ellis 1885 aged 77 107 BRADFORD Anne 107 BRADFORD Thomas 1890 16 BROWN Mary 1727 aged 63 16 BROWN Robert 1727 aged 33 57 BUGLER Thomas 1884 aged 50 years 86 CADDY Thomas 86 CADDY Sarah 86 CADDY Mary 86 CADDY Elizabeth 1751 86 CADDY Ann 1759 aged 64 162 CHURCHILL Joanne 77 CHURCHILL Richard 1867 aged 63 years 77 CHURCHILL Elizabeth 1894 aged 87 years 162 CHURCHILL Andrew 1691 aged 78 years 31 CLEMENTS Jane 1864 175 COLBY Theophilia Margaret 1876 aged 32 years 28 COLMER Bridget 1769 5 COOMBES George 1917 aged 73 years 91 COUSENS Ann 1831 aged 25 years 176 COX Marianne 1923 in her 82nd year 180 COX Mary 1876 aged 86 109 COX James 1854 110 COX Charles Edward 1848 177 COX Mary A P 1889 178 COX James S 1874 179 COX James 1848 in the 84th year of his age. 180 COX Joseph 1870 aged 73 years 181 COX James S 1874 in his 70th year 181 COX Mary Ann Palmer 1889 aged 73 years 44 COZENS Betty 1828 44 COZENS Mary 1799 aged 12 years 44 COZENS Susanna 50 COZENS Elizabeth 1834 age 39 years 50 COZENS Mary 1824 aged 4 months 50 COZENS Isaac 1831 aged 11 years 50 COZENS Charles 1832 aged 14 years 44 COZENS William 1821 aged 72 years 50 COZENS William 1878 aged 84 years 168 COZENS John 1939 aged 84 years 168 COZENS Emma Ann 1939 aged 72 years 174 CRICK Frederick William 1924 173 DANIELL Edward 1959 62 DASHWOOD Grace 1706 aged 68 years 51 DERBY James 1917 aged 57 years 51 DERBY Emily 1922 aged 57 years 47 DEUVAL Elizabeth 1701 aged 73 48 DEUVAL John 1723 age 62 48 DEUVAL Eliza 1722 age 52 95 EASTON Sarah 1880 95 EASTON Esther Ellen 1894 aged 25 years 98 F G 1857 76 FOOT Sophia 1911 aged 76 years 150 FOOT Anne 1952 aged 84 years 169 FOOT Louisa 1937 aged 77 years 76 FOOT William 1897 aged 63 years 76 FOOT John Richard Churchill 1925 aged 59 years 150 FOOT Thomas Galpin 1921 aged 53 years 169 FOOT George 1928 aged 69 years 43 FORSE Jennet 1803 aged 67 years 43 FORSE Thomas 1796 aged 73 years 78 FRY Ann 1836 aged 64 years 84 FRY Mary 1938 age 77 years 84 FRY Alfred George 1889 aged 11 months 87 FRY Grace Ann 1945 aged 75 years 91 FRY Frances 1849 92 FRY Ellen 1892 aged 70 years 92 FRY Ellen 1863 aged 4 years 93 FRY Mary 1770 93 FRY Joseph 17** 93 FRY James 1787 93 FRY Robert 1787 aged 16 93 FRY P 1787 aged 18 93 FRY Sarah 1791 94 FRY Jane Eliza 1913 aged 61 years 99 FRY George 1841 aged 22 years 101 FRY Elizabeth 1893 aged 77 years 185 FRY Anna 1925 aged 82 years 55 FRY Elizabeth 1862 aged 48 years 55 FRY Thomas 1866 aged 60 years 78 FRY Isaac 1860 aged 88 years 84 FRY George 1921 age 77 87 FRY Richard William Walden 1919 aged 61 years 88 FRY Frederick John 1911 aged 34 years 91 FRY John 1853 aged 75 years 91 FRY Joseph 1802 aged 3 years 91 FRY Robert 1867 aged 59 years 91 FRY Frances 1886 aged 61 years 92 FRY Joseph 1891 aged 76 years 93 FRY Frances 1805 aged 73 94 FRY Thomas 1904 aged 52 years 97 FRY Mary Legg 1875 aged 38 years 97 FRY Frances Mary 1875 aged 1 year and 8 months 98 FRY George 1857 101 FRY Charles 1895 aged 77 years 102 FRY Thomas **** in the 67th year of his age 106 FRY Charles 1866 aged 61 years 106 FRY Ann 1895 128 FRY Ann 1882 aged 58 133 FRY Ann Hawkins 1837 aged 46 years 183 FRY Charles Edward 1917 aged 35 184 FRY James Sheldon Sweeting 1895 aged 14 years 185 FRY Thomas 1912 49 FUSZARD Samuel 1749 aged 49 years 3 GALE Emma Sophia 1911 aged 56 years 158 GALE Sarah Ann 1888 aged ** years 158 GALE Anne 1855 aged 1 month 3 GALE Alfred 1927 aged 80 years 154 GALE Jane Abbott 1914 aged 86 years 155 GALE Jane Groves 1894 aged 61 155 GALE Frances Brown 1910 aged 87 156 GALE Richard Groves 1870 aged 52 years 157 GALE George 1846 in the 63rd year of his age 157 GALE Ann 1862 aged 68 157 GALE Jane 1820 aged 9 months 158 GALE Thomas Groves 1907 aged 81 years 27 GIBB Phoebe 1862 aged 46 years 27 GIBB William 1861 aged 19 years 27 GIBB Fanny 1858 aged 3 years 27 GIBB Charles 1870 aged 53 year 170 GILBEY Ronald 1977 33 GLADWYN Mary 1781 in the 32 year of her age 33 GLADWYN James 1782 aged 19 weeks 34 GLADWYN Ann 1849 aged 69 years 35 GLADWYN Sarah 1876 aged 51 years 35 GLADWYN George 1881 aged 32 years 35 GLADWYN Arthur 1861 aged 14 months 34 GLADWYN John 1816 aged 70 years 34 GLADWYN John Randall 1821 aged 4 months 34 GLADWYN Francis 1853 aged 62 years 35 GLADWYN James Randall 1893 aged 76 years 42 GLADWYN Elizabeth Webber 1920 aged 59 years 119 GODDING Saray 1915 aged 74 years 119 GODDING William 1918 aged 79 years 89 GREENING Frances Ellen 1893 aged 37 years 147 GROVES Mary 1866 103 GROVES Ann 1867 in the 47th year of her age 135 GROVES Sarah Maria 1925 aged 78 years 148 GROVES John 1901 aged 53 year 149 GROVES Mary Legge 1915 aged 51 years 154 GROVES Martha 1904 aged 80 years 40 GUDGE Mary 1791 in the 64 year of her age 118 H J 1854 2 HANSFORD Dorothy Mabel 1911 aged 23 months 39 HANSFORD Eliza 1898 aged 80 years 39 HANSFORD Ellen 1909 aged 63 years 39 HANSFORD John 1883 aged 67 years 41 HANSFORD Albert John 1907 aged 32 years 61 HAWKINS Jane 1784 in the 66 year of her age 64 HAWKINS Elizabeth 1751 aged 63 75 HAWKINS Elizabeth 1754 aged 29 133 HAWKINS Mary 1794 aged 55 years 64 HAWKINS James 1767 aged 85 65 HAWKINS John 1831 aged 84 years 65 HAWKINS Agnes 1834 aged 82 years 65 HAWKINS Elizabeth 1849 aged 59 years 65 HAWKINS Job 1858 aged 70 years 65 HAWKINS William 1811 aged 68 years 65 HAWKINS Joseph 1861 aged 84 years 69 HAWKINS James 1785 in the 74th year of his age 120 HAWKINS Elizabeth 1788 in the 21st year of her age 133 HAWKINS Robert 1796 aged 85 years 161 HENVEL Richard 1691 60 HODDER Sarah 1698 105 HODDER George 1654 105 HODDER Andrew 105 HODDER Joane 105 HODDER Sarey **** 82 HOUNSELL Elizabeth 1830 aged 40 years 83 HOUNSELL Anne 1906 aged 79 118 HOUNSELL Jane 1851 aged 63 years 83 HOUNSELL Adam George Stone 1902 aged 72 years 54 HUMBER Robert 1890 aged 73 years 54 HUMBER Susan 1879 aged 68 years 45 HURD Elizabeth 1771 aged 63 years 172 KENWORTHY Gladys 1952 172 KENWORTHY William 1967 23 LEGG Emma 1877 aged 39 years 23 LEGG Louisa 1889 aged 29 years 23 LEGG William James 24 LEGG Harriet Mary 1893 aged 19 years 74 LEGG Agnels 1772 aged 91 years 100 LEGG Ann 1841 ag 34 years 123 LEGG Thomas 1842 aged 7 years and 6 months 123 LEGG Sarah 1856 aged 22 years 123 LEGG Ann 1858 aged 15years and 9 months 125 LEGG Elizabeth 1870 125 LEGG Thomas 1842 125 LEGG Anne 1858 125 LEGG Sarah 1851 129 LEGG Jane 1856 aged 61 years 131 LEGG Mary 1862 aged 60 years 131 LEGG Henry 1841 aged 34 years 131 LEGG George 1838 aged 18 months 132 LEGG Sarah 1832 in the 64 year of her age 137 LEGG Sarah 1862 aged 67 years 151 LEGG Job 1893 Valde Dependum 23 LEGG Robert George 1864 aged 4 years 23 LEGG Jane 1877 aged 6 years 24 LEGG Richard 1907 aged 68 years 75 LEGG William 1758 aged 70 125 LEGG Thomas 1874 125 LEGG Eliza 1917 131 LEGG Henry **** aged ** years 136 LEGG William 17** 137 LEGG Job 1853 in the 75th year of her age 146 LEGG William 1864 124 LEGGE Elizabeth aged 62 years 129 LEGGE John 1828 aged 45 years 130 LEGGE Ezekial Pope 1840 in the 36th year of his age 138 LEGGE Eugene E P 1880 aged 39 years 139 LEGGE Benjamin 1885 140 LEGGE Mina 1896 aged 84 years 141 LEGGE Katherine **** aged ** years 142 LEGGE Jessie 1872 aged 23 years 143 LEGGE Mina Louise 1873 144 LEGGE Walter Henry 1865 152 LEGGE Sarah 1850 aged 17 years 1 MASTERS Robert 1917 aged 65 years 46 MEADWAY Elizabeth 1685 108 MELLISH Elizbeth 1838 aged 73 years 121 MELLISH Ann 1874 aged 75 years 108 MELLISH Joseph 1836 aged 79 years 121 MELLISH Richard 1879 aged 83 years 166 MILLER William Stephen 1934 aged 73 years 166 MILLER Ann 1946 aged 85 years 19 MOORES Elizabeth Anna 1929 aged 69 years 19 MOORES John Miller 1905 aged 50 years 85 MORGAN Mary Ann 1889 aged 89 years 85 MORGAN Henry 1870 aged 77 years 171 NEWMAN Gertrude Clare 1954 aged ** 171 NEWMAN Charles Herbert Alfred 1953 aged 65 171 NEWMAN Peter Rawdon 1945 aged 25 8 NORTHOVER Sarah 1900 aged 68 years 8 NORTHOVER Alice 1884 aged 24 8 NORTHOVER William James 1885 aged 23 8 NORTHOVER Joseph Robert 1895 aged 27 9 NORTHOVER Elizabeth **** aged 64 years 4 NORTHOVER Amelia 1927 aged 71 years 8 NORTHOVER James 1893 aged 57 years 9 NORTHOVER Joseph **** aged 72 years 9 NORTHOVER Elizabeth 1866 9 NORTHOVER Alice **** aged 9 years 80 NOTTON Robert Bartlett 1872 aged 36 years 90 OSMOND Sarah 1870 aged 68 years 90 OSMOND John 1883 aged 72 years 117 P J 1851 117 P E 1870 117 PALMER Elizabeth 1870 aged 72 years 117 PALMER John 1851 aged 45 years 145 PAYE Mary Ann 1874 68 PEACH George 1907 aged 47 years 68 PEACH Emily 1919 aged 68 years 6 PITCHER Sarah Jane 1919 aged 76 years 6 PITCHER George 1917 aged 76 years 70 PITFIELD Martha Mary Groves Gale 1866 in the 45th year of her age 71 PITFIELD Edward 1850 72 PITFIELD Mary 1837 aged 59 years 72 PITFIELD Mary Ann 1820 aged 4 years 71 PITFIELD John Gale 1864 in the 16th year of his age 72 PITFIELD Robert 1841 aged 69 years 63 ROBERTS Damaris 1704 114 SAUNDERS Maria 1885 aged 63 years 114 SAUNDERS John 1907 aged 76 years 111 SCOTT Mary 1862 153 SIMMONDS Edward Albert ***** 1858 135 SPOTTISWOODE Hugh Stack 1922 aged 76 years 37 STANLEY Harry 1907 aged 40 years 81 STONE Elizabeth 1879 in her 61st year 186 STONE Reynolds 1979 115 STROUD Elizabeth 1805 aged 16 years 116 STROUD Sarah 1790 aged 90 years 116 STROUD William 1771 aged 72 years 81 STUDLEY E. S. 1879 25 STURMY Esther 1705 in ye 28 year of her age 25 SWEET Sturmy 1694 112 SWEETING William Sheldon 1837 126 SYMONDS Jane 1885 127 SYMONDS Joseph Henry Legge 1870 56 TIDBY Charlotte 1891 aged 74 years 56 TIDBY John 1898 79 TIDBY Mary 1860 aged 72 years 134 TIZARD Margaret Mary Terrel 1878 aged 72 years 133 TIZARD Mary 1827 aged 65 years 133 TIZARD Robert 1798 134 TIZARD James Hawkins 1853 134 TIZARD Jane Hawkins **** ***** 167 TRAVERS William 1926 aged 61 years 167 TRAVERS Sarah Elizabeth 1943 aged 81 years 15 TREVETT Emily 1908 aged 32 17 TREVETT Mary 1976 15 TREVETT James Clark 1911 aged 57 4 TROWBRIDGE Emily 1910 aged 31 years 4 TROWBRIDGE Stephen 1879 aged 22 years 43 TURNER Thomas 1772 aged 56 years 171 VAN DER KISTE John Clement 164 WAKELEY Matthew 1928 age 17 years 12 WAKELY Caroline 1928 aged 79 years 13 WAKELY Matthew 1908 aged 84 years 14 WAKELY Mabel 1922 aged 38 years 12 WAKELY Joseph 1911 aged 63 years 13 WAKELY Sarah 1889 aged 68 years 160 WALBRIDGE Elizabeth 1787 in the 64 year of her age 7 WALBRIDGE Frederick Samuel 1921 aged 52 years 159 WALBRIDGE John 1787 in the 72nd year of his age 113 WALDEN Fanny 1918 aged 62 years 73 WARREN Henry 1823 aged 11 days 11 WEBBER Emily 1910 aged 80 years 11 WEBBER George 1883 aged 66 years 96 Mary 188* 131 Eliza 1817 aged 6 months
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