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 246 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 Corderoy A Cramp LA
Crocker T Crocker WE Crook EJ Crosswell A
Cruse AG Curtis FE Dangerfield E Davis AH
Davis EV Davis SJ Deacon AT Deacon EH
Deacon SE Donovan G Dry G Eary FC
Eaton G Edwards ER Edwards G Ellaway AH
Ferris L Ford HP Fox AJ Fray HAR
Frazer WT Freeman AW Freeman HS Freemantle W
French J Frost FP Gardner D George AJ
George RW Giddings S Gilbert GLH Giles WE
Gore A Gregory WG Griffin HS Grigg JA
Hamblin P Hamblin RE Hammond F Harris C
Harris LA Harvey CW Herbert GW Herbert H
Hester PR Himmons WJ Hobbs E Hobbs TG
Hopson JA Hughes C Hughes SJ Hunter A
Hunter W Jones SW Lait F Lake FJ
Lake WH Lawrence F Lawrence W Lewis FG
Liddle MRB Lipscombe FJ Lockyear HC Lovell FW
Luke WS Maccabee RJ Maccabee TA Marshall H
Mason R Mason WG Mees RH Mew A
Middleton J Minchin AJ Minchin F Musselwhite A
Nash JO Newman W Owen JT Owen JW
Palmer WH Parker HW Parsons A Parsons AT
Partridge F Partridge J Peachey ER Peachey WJ
Pearce DC Pearce FEG Pearce G Peirce WA
Perris J Pibworth F Piddington W Plater AW
Povey B Povey WR Powers FW Prior A
Quarterman C Quarterman P Quintin WJ Ravenor GP
Ravenor H Ravenor RB Rogers HG Rosier A
Rosier HG Rumble J Salway DJ Savage EG
Sawyer F Sawyer H Seymour J Sharp FH
Shefford G Shelton AM Shelton SC Shutler R
Sims CH Skurray TC Slade CH Slade SH
Smallbone AR Smart C Smith BW Smith CE
Smith EA Smith FW Smith GH Smith JH
Smith R Smith WS Somerset B Somerset FH
Stamford G Starkey V Stillman TA Swain A
Swatton R Swinley GN Tancock F Taylor CT
Taylor RG Taylor TL Thatcher HA Thorn RE
Trevor-Roper C Trevor-Roper G Tucker WA Tucker WT
Tumblety D Turner HA Vickers WE Vockins BO
Webb PJ Westall EG Westall F Westall F
Westall W Wheeler J Wheeler RG Wherrell G
Whitehorn C Wickens BE Wickens GL Wickens W
Wickens WO Willis E Wilson J Winter HN
Woodley F Wootten G

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 14 headaches remaining:

Allaway W Bailey R Donovan G Giles E
Holmes F Jones WJ King W Parsons A
Pearce F Pocock WH Rolfe AG Slade CH
Taylor TL Westall F

 

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Ravenor RB

Ravenor GP

Ravenor H

Bailey R

Austin GF

Smith WS

Bushnell B

Lake FJ

Harvey CW

Pibworth F


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