First World War Centenary

Remembering the Men of Freshford Who Fell in the Great War 1914-1918

Further details for those named on the Freshford War Memorial on the Tyning, on the plaque in the Memorial Hall, and in Alan Dodge’s, “Freshford - History of a Somerset Village”:-

Edward George Bath, Acting Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery died 13 Nov 1916 age 26 Battle of the Somme.

Edward James Care, Private, 8th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry) died 11 Apr 1917 age about 36 Arras Offensive 1917.

Ernest William Carter, Private, 8th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry) died 28 Apr 1917 age 20 Arras Offensive 1917.

Percy Harry Doel, Private, 5th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) died 28 Mar 1918 age about 24 First Battle of Arras 1918.

William Augustus Spencer Edwards, Major, 7th Battalion, The Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment) Mentioned in Despatches, died of wounds on 30 Apr 1916 age 41 Amara, Mesopotamia.

George Eveleigh Longman, Private, 8th Battalion, Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry) reported missing assumed to have been killed in action, 28 Apr 1917 age about 32 Arras Offensive.

Roy Douglas Male, Private, 1st/4th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment died 13 Nov 1917 age 25 El Mesmiyeh Palestine.

Walter Lewin Male, Private, 1st/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment died 31 Mar 1917 age about 21 Baghdad, Mesopotamia.

William Alfred Ambrose Morris, Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps died 27 Jul 1916 age 37 Battle of the Somme.

 † Frederick John Perrett, Private, 1st/4th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment died 24 Jun 1915 age about 29 Delhi, India.

Charles Vaughan Rose, Private, 1st (Royal) Dragoons died 24 Mar 1918 age 22 First Battle of the Somme 1918.

Joseph Henry Rose, Private, Welsh Guards, killed in action 21 Jun 1916 age 43 Brandhoek, Belgium.

Ernest Albert Rouse, Private, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry), died 1 Jul 1916 age about 34 Somme.

Arthur Sharp, Gunner, 125 Battery, Royal Field Artillery, died 4 Jun 1917 age 26 Pas-de-Calais, Nord, France.

Charles Smith, Private, 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade. (see note)

William Henry Smith. Private, 1st Battalion, 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade. Died 22 Aug 1915 age 24 Ypres, Belgium.

William Taylor, Gunner, Canadian Field Artillery, 1st Canadian Division Ammunition Column, died 24 Feb 1916 age 26, Bailleul, Nord, France.

Robert Edward Turner, Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry), died 7 May 1918 age 37 Pas-de-Calais, Nord, France.

Note: Charles Smith emigrated from England sometime after 1891, but no further information has been found.

Roger Purcell

August 2014