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 WarBillett, Arthur SomersOn 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 19th March 1918 on SS BurnstoneBody not recovered for burial.Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 30.Chainey, William JohnOn 1911 census for Bridport, aged 23, born in Litton Cheney, living at Clayhanger as servant to George James and Cora Maud CoxPrivate, 2nd Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment. Service No. 16907Fought and died in MesopotamiaDied 25th March 1917Buried in Al Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot: Panel 22 and 63.Note re. war in Mesopotamia hereCollins, Albert ThomasFamily shown on 1901 census for Litton Cheney as follows:Susan Collins – Net BraiderWilliam Collins – Farm WorkerRichard Collins – Farm WorkerThomas Collins – Cow BoySusan and William also on 1911 censusPrivate, ¼th Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment. Service No. 201210Fought and died in MesopotamiaDied 1st June 1918Buried in Baghdad War Cemetery Ref. XII L5Note re. war in Mesopotamia hereDarby, William JohnOn 1911 census for Beaminster, aged 23, born in Burton Bradstock, living at Nettlecombe, son of Richard & Ann DarbyLance Corporal in Royal Marine Artillery. Service No. PLY/4689Died 5th April 1917Buried in Trapani Town Cemetery, Italy I. 4A.Fry, Charles EdwardSon of Thomas and Anna Fry of Baglake Farm House, Long Bredy. Husband of Hilda Sophie Fry of The Old Rectory, Evershot, DorsetLieutenant, D Battery, 23rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.Died 17th April 1917 aged 35.Buried at Anzan-St. Aubin British Cemetery. Pas de Calais, France II. B. 3.Fry, Walter LouisAged 18, son of George and Annie Charlotte Fry of The Paddocks, Litton Cheney.Private, 1st Battalion, West Ontario Regiment, Canadian Infantry. Service No. 6682Died 29th May 1915.Buried in Choques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France I. C. 82.Northover, Reginald GeorgeOn 1911 census for Burton Bradstock, aged 23 son of Richard and Annie Northover at 52 Burton Bradstock., labourer on farm,Stoker 1st Class on HMS Queen Mary. Service No. 307832Died 31st May 1916 at the Battle of JutlandBody not recovered for burial.Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 19.Walker, William Archibald SmailNot found in any censusSon of Major General Alexander (C.S.I.R.A.) and Annie Walker.Major, Acting Lieutenant General, 46th Punjabis attached to 130th King Georges Own Baluchis (Jacobs Rifles)Died 12th April 1915Buried in Taveta Military Cemetery, Kenya III. B. 1.Note re. circumstances of death hereWeller, Thomas RobertOn 1911 census for Litton Cheney. Shown as Tom Weller, aged 30, Farm Labourer, boarding at The Mount with the Trevett family.Private, 1/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Service No. 4802.Fought and died in Flanders, FranceDied 24th August 1916Buried in Cemetery Etaples Military Cemetery, X. F. 16A.Second World WarHarper, Kenneth JamesBorn circa 1912Son 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 14th 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 hereNewman, Peter RawdonBorn circa 1920Son of Charles H A and Mrs Gertrude Newman of The Court House, Litton CheneyCaptain, Royal Artillery, Air OPService No. 95160Died 16th September 1943 at Salerno, ItalyBuried in Salerno War Cemetery It. 5Proby, Carson CarysportBorn circa 1914Son of Frank Henry and Livia Lenore Proby of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.Flying Officer, 413 Squadron RAF. Service No. 41321Died 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 hereThorner, Leslie GeorgeBorn circa 1922Son of Elizabeth Thorner of Radipole, Dorset.Trooper, 148th (9th Battalion, The Loyal Regiment [North Lancashire]) Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Service No. 5350592Died 11th July 1944Buried at Ranville Cemetery, Normandy, France, II. C. 8.Van Der Kiste, John ClementBorn 1907 in EireSon 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, LondonCaptain, 2nd Battalion, North Staffordshire (Prince of Wales) Regiment.. Service No. 38773Died 28th May 1940 in France just days before the Dunkirk evacuation.Buried at Oosttaverne Cemetery, West Viaanderen, Belgium.Webber, Robert CharlesSon of William and Mary Webber. Husband of Mary Kathleen Webber of Dorchester, Dorset.Able Seaman on HMS Glorious. Service No. D/J 91065Died 9th 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. 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Bird1862aged 17 years128BLIGDONRobert Ellis1885aged 77107BRADFORDAnne107BRADFORDThomas189016BROWNMary1727aged 6316BROWNRobert1727aged 3357BUGLERThomas1884aged 50 years86CADDYThomas86CADDYSarah86CADDYMary86CADDYElizabeth175186CADDYAnn1759aged 64162CHURCHILLJoanne77CHURCHILLRichard1867aged 63 years77CHURCHILLElizabeth1894aged 87 years162CHURCHILLAndrew1691aged 78 years31CLEMENTSJane1864175COLBYTheophilia Margaret1876aged 32 years28COLMERBridget17695COOMBESGeorge1917aged 73 years91COUSENSAnn1831aged 25 years176COXMarianne1923in her 82nd year180COXMary1876aged 86109COXJames1854110COXCharles Edward1848177COXMary A P1889178COXJames S1874179COXJames1848in the 84th year of his age.180COXJoseph1870aged 73 years181COXJames S1874in his 70th year181COXMary Ann Palmer1889aged 73 years44COZENSBetty182844COZENSMary1799aged 12 years44COZENSSusanna50COZENSElizabeth1834age 39 years50COZENSMary1824aged 4 months50COZENSIsaac1831aged 11 years50COZENSCharles1832aged 14 years44COZENSWilliam1821aged 72 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Dorset Online Parish Clerks Churchyard Memorial Transcriptions