Newbury and Hungerford Wesleyan Circuit
Roll of honour
The list shown is for the Newbury and Hungerford Circuit, and was submitted by the Circuit Wesley Guild Secretary P.H. Sellwood. The way the information has been laid out, combined by reference to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database of the war dead and the Imperial War Museum’s Register of War memorials, has allowed a reconstruction of a more specific list to be drawn up.
Newbury (Northbrook Street)
Private Edward Charles Noakes, 18613 15th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regt. died 9 Oct 1917 aged 24
2nd Lt. Alfred Peel, 6th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regt. died 5 May 1917 aged 22 (he was the son of Revd. J.E. Peel, Superintendent Minister 1914-1917)
Private Ralph Shutler, 2194 Berkshire Yeomanry died 21 Aug 1915 aged 18
Lance-Corporal Charles Edward Michell, 24033 Hampshire Regt. died 1923 aged 32 (he was awarded the Silver War badge, so presumably died of wounds)
Captain Frederick Sainsbury, East African Military Labour Corps died 26 Feb 1919 aged 41
There is a memorial to the four who died 1914-1917 in the church.
Kingsclere (George Street)
A/B Stanley George Bradley, J/10367 HM TB No.11 died 7 Mar 1916 aged 20
Private George W. Hamblin, 21860 Hampshire Regt. died 23 Oct 1916
Private Alec Hardham Hopkins, CH/1853 (S) Chatham Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry died 14 Jan 1919 aged 20
Private Henry James Smith, 46677 1/4th Bn. Wiltshire Regt. died 20 Sep 1918 aged 20
Air Mechanic Reginald W. Smith, 296651 RAF died 3 Oct 1918 aged 18
These men are remembered on the village war memorial in Kingsclere.
The next name, Frederick Seymour, is probably Frederick Charles Seymour who was born in Kingsclere in 1894, served as a Private with the 10th Bn. Hampshire Regt. and died 10 Aug 1915
Private William Leonard Hipkins, 11630 11th Bn. Hampshire Regt. died 24 Jan 1915
Private Frederick Charles Paul, 15595 8th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regt. died 1 June 1916 aged 26
Private Albert Edwin Buxcey, 4969 1/4th Royal Berkshire Regt. died 14 Aug 1916 aged 20
Private Charles Adnams, this source gives his service number as 3107. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Lives of the First World War give it as 200990. He served with the 1/4th Hampshire Regt. and died in Baghdad on 15 Dec 1916
Private Francis Stanley Bosley, 11591 11th Bn. Hampshire Regt. and then the Labour Corps. died 18 Feb 1919
These men are remembered on the village war memorial in Beedon, Berkshire.
Brightwalton (The Green)
Private Leonard Robert Painter, 16320 1st Bn. Royal Berkshire Regt. died 28 Sep 1915 aged 20
Private Maurice Painter, 2000185 Lord Strathcona’s Horse died 1 Dec 1917 aged 25 (brother of L.R.)
Private Edward James Hazell, 7703 1st Bn. Royal Berkshire Regt. died 15 Nov 1914 aged 27
These men are remembered on the village war memorial in Brightwalton, Berkshire.
Driver (or Gunner) William John Uzzell, 81622 59 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery died 14 Nov 1918
Ramsbury (High Street)
Three sons of William Vokins are on the roll, misnamed. and also remembered on their father’s gravestone in Holy Cross churchyard, Ramsbury.
Private Bernard Vokins, 90708 136 Field Ambulance R.A.M.C. died 31 Mar 1918 aged 26
Private Wesley Vokins, 41792 Royal Irish Fusiliers died 21 Mar 1918 aged 21
Private William Macarthur Vokins, 625160 78th Bn. Canadian Infantry died 30 Oct 1917 aged 29. He had emigrated to Saskatchewan, and enlisted there.
Private John Harold Liddiard, 745A 7th Bn. Australian Imperial Force died 6 Nov 1916 aged 25
J. Hawkins, unable to find further information
Private George Henry Hawkins, 55874 12th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers died 18 Apr 1918 aged 34
Private Reginald Pembroke, M2/103298 605 Mechanical Transport Coy. Army Service Corps died 8 Jan 1916 aged 21
Private H. Thatcher, 18600 6th Bn. Wiltshire Regt. died 5 Nov 1915 aged 27
Private Alfred Marchant, 5050 2nd Bn. Wiltshire Regt. died 22 Oct 1914 aged 34
Private Thomas Radbourne, 17839 1st Bn. Royal Berkshire Regt. died 24 May 1916 aged 32
There is not enough information to assign the next name to any chapel
Private Arthur Davis, 10551 5th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regt. died 17 Feb 1916
Private Raymond William Briant, DM2/189143 565 Mechanical Transport Coy. Army Service Corps died 10 Apr 1918 aged 21
Gunner William Frederick Bignell, 245080 Royal Field Artillery died 7 Nov 1918 aged 25
Private Percy William Hatton, 19713 7th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regt. died 24 Ap 1917 aged only 17
Private Alexander Rushent Mills, 25843 1st Bn. Wiltshire Regt. died 28 Mar 1918
These men are remembered on the village war memorial in Shalbourne, Wiltshire.
There are no names listed from the following chapels
The City, Thatcham (Chapel Street), Boxford, Shefford (Wantage Road), Stockcross, Kintbury (Inkpen Road), Inkuben, Hamstead Norris, Hungerford (Bath Road), Lambourn (Chapel Lane), Eastbury (Wesley)