Boscombe Wesleyan Church, Bournemouth

Names on Roll of Honour
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I attend St.George’s Methodist at Boscombe, Bournemouth. In our archives we found a Roll of Honour from the church prior to this one which was Boscombe Wesleyan Methodist Church.

It gives the names of men who went to war but we have worked out the names of those who died for their country.They were;

William Coles

Charles Corbin

Age 24 Royal Flying Corps
Date of Death 05/03/1916
Son of Mr W G Peck—The Limes, Ashton Road, Moordown,  Bournemouth
Roland Peck was mentioned in dispatches—this is a commendation of an act of gallantry or service. This would be printed in the London Gazette which has existed since 1685.
The citations published did not give details for security reasons.
In 1920 the Army Order authorised the issue of an oak leaf to be pinned or sewn diagonally on the Victory medal ribbon.

Resided  Bournemouth
Private  Bedfordshire Regiment
Service Number 205386
Date of Death 03/07/1918 in India
Son of Mr & Mrs Franks of Guildford

Born in Bournemouth
Private  Royal Hampshire Regiment
Service Number 9862
Killed in Action 1/07/1916

Resided  Boscombe
Private  Royal Hampshire Regiment
Service Number  1703
Date of Death 25/04/1915
Buried in Trimulghery Cantonment Cemetery India

Sydney Cheshire


There were 62 men in total that went from this small church, we would be struggling to find 62 men in church today.!!

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  • Tom Edward Sharley married in the Wesleyan Chapel at South Cheriton, Somerset on 26 December 1904 to my relative Ellen Hallett. He was born at Horsington, Somerset in 1880. He died of dysentery.

    By Lynn Sharpe (29/03/2014)

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