Newbury Remembers

 

Newbury's town war memorial was dedicated on 1 October 1922. The bronze panels affixed to the wall surrounding the memorial cross contain the names of 338 men and 1 woman, who lost their lives as a result of their involvement in the Great War.

 

The stories behind these names are being researched by a small team led by Phil Wood from the Newbury District Field Club (Newbury's local history society).

 

As and when the stories are available they will be published on this website; this page offers simple access to the stories. For a full list of names and more on the memorial itself see its entry here.

 

This page also lists here the names for whom no positive identification has yet been made.

 

Further names from WWII were added on a second tier of bronze panels above the original Great War panels. These names are not included here, but we would welcome any information that could be incorporated in the future.

 

Virtual Memorial

There is another group of men; those who should have been included - but were not. There does not appear to have been any formal process to determine what names were included, the War Memorial Committee seem to have relied upon submissions by relatives, churches, etc. This led to the addition of some men with little personal connection to Newbury and the omission of men who had no relative who was prepared to push for their inclusion.

 

There are also at least two instances of WW1 servicemen who committed suicide who do not appear on the memorial. It is possible that these men were deliberately excluded, though it is equally possible that their families did not seek to have them included. Either way modern sensitivities would suggest that these men were two more victims of this dreadful war and deserve to be remembered.

 

A virtual memorial has been created to gather the names of men who might be added to the town memorial at a later date. This includes all names in contention for addition, some will be confirmed, others will be deselected as more is discovered about them, and more may be added as their names are uncovered. If you have a relative who you think should be on the memorial, please contact us.

 

Stories

There are 315 stories so far:

Aldridge AJ Aldridge WJ Allaway W Allen FL
Allen G Allen WH Annetts W Ashfield AC
Austin GF Bailey R Baker GR Baker TW
Baldwin HB Ballard GH Ballard MH Bance A
Barber WH Barden GH Barden HL Barlow W
Baron BW Barrett HT Bartholomew A Bazett GK
Bazett HC Beaver AJ Beckley FR Belcher BH
Bellinger J Bellinger WC Benham LJ Bentley R
Bew B Biddis HB Binks HT Birch A
Blood AF Bloomfield C Bosley J Bosley W
Bosley WC Bowley J Bravant CE Brazier AT
Breach FG Breach HE Brindley A Brooks EW
Brooks G Brooks SJ Brown CW Brown HH
Buckell E Buckingham P Burgess NG Busby AG
Bushnell B Butler AH Buxey JA Canning AE
Chivers A Chivers W Church F Clarke FW
Coburn FG Cockell H Cooper EE Corderoy A
Cramp LA Crocker T Crocker WE Crook EJ
Crook W Crosswell A Cruse AG Curtis FE
Dangerfield E Davies E Davis AH Davis EV
Davis SJ Deacon AT Deacon EH Deacon SE
Digweed JH Doggett SN Donovan G Drewell RF
Dry G Eary FC Eaton G Edwards AG
Edwards ER Edwards G Eggleton CH Ellaway AH
Emblen A Ferris L Ferris R Ford HP
Fox AJ Fray HAR Frazer WT Freeman AW
Freeman HS Freemantle W French J Frost FP
Furgusson AJ Gardner D Garrett AJ Geater AJ
George AJ George RW Giddings S Gilbert GLH
Giles WE Goodyear A Gore A Gough JWC
Greenslade RA Gregory WG Griffin HS Grigg JA
Hacker G Hamblin P Hamblin RE Hammond F
Harris C Harris LA Harrison C Harrison G
Harvey CW Hayes JG Hayward F Hemmings F
Herbert GW Herbert H Hester PR Himmons WJ
Hobbs E Hobbs TG Hodges SG Hopkins WF
Hopson JA Hughes C Hughes SJ Hunter A
Hunter W Illsley A Johnson TW Jones FH
Jones SW Kemp PA King A Knight AV
Lait F Lake FJ Lake WH Lawrence F
Lawrence W Leather GA Lewis FG Liddle MRB
Lipscombe FJ Lock G Lockyear HC Lovell FW
Lovelock HG Luke WS Maccabee H Maccabee J
Maccabee RJ Maccabee TA Marshall A Marshall H
Marshall TV Mason R Mason WG Mees RH
Mew A Middleton J Minchin AJ Minchin F
Mortimer F Musselwhite A Nailor A Nash JO
Newman W Newport CA Newport F Noakes E
Oliver RFJ Owen JT Owen JW Palmer WH
Park E Parker HW Parsons A Parsons AT
Partridge F Partridge J Peachey ER Peachey WJ
Pearce DC Pearce F Pearce FEG Pearce G
Peel A Peirce WA Perrin A Perring THH
Perris J Pibworth F Piddington W Plater AW
Plenty EP Pounds EB Povey B Povey WR
Powers FW Preston FJ Prior A Quarterman C
Quarterman P Quintin WJ Ravenor GP Ravenor H
Ravenor RB Rivers EF Rogers HG Rosier A
Rosier HG Rumble J Rushent AR Salway DJ
Savage EG Sawyer F Sawyer H Scouse C
Seymour J Sharp FH Shaw H Shefford G
Shelton AM Shelton SC Shipley AJ Shutler R
Sims CH Skurray TC Slade CH Slade SH
Smallbone AR Smart C Smith AJ Smith BW
Smith CE Smith EA Smith FW Smith GH
Smith GJ Smith JH Smith R Smith WS
Somerset B Somerset FH Stamford G Starkey V
Stevens AW Stevens GF Stillman TA Styles PR
Swain A Swatton R Swinley GN Tancock F
Taylor CT Taylor RG Taylor TL Thatcher HA
Thomas AE Thorn RE Trevor-Roper C Trevor-Roper G
Tucker WA Tucker WT Tumblety D Turner HA
Vickers WE Vockins BO Waldron CJ Walker AJ
Webb PJ West G Westall EG Westall F
Westall F Westall W Wheeler J Wheeler RG
Wherrell G Whitehorn C Wickens BE Wickens GL
Wickens W Wickens WO Wigmore J Willis E
Wilson J Winter HN Withers N Woodley F
Wooldridge A Wootten G Wyllie AG

Stories from the Virtual Memorial

There are 6 stories so far:

Allin GH Brocks HE Hazell EJ Hollister FL
Shafto AD Smith WS

 

Headaches


These are the names on the war memorial that have not been attributed to any specific individual. In some cases a story has been written to detail the ongoing struggle to identify an individual - in these cases the name is a link to that story.

 

There are 10 headaches remaining:

Bailey R Donovan G Giles E Holmes F
King W Parsons A Pearce F Slade CH
Taylor TL Westall F

 

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Most recent additions & amendments:

Lait F

Bosley J

Allaway W

Smith GJ

Smith AJ

Styles PR

Rivers EF

Perrin A

Newport F

Mortimer F


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