Newbury and Hungerford Wesleyan Circuit

Roll of honour

Newbury and Hungerford Circuit Roll of Honour. Methodist Archive and Research Centre (reference MA 8030 item 164)
Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes, 2016

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

World’s End 

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.

Chilton Foliat

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)

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