Military

World War 1

Casualties, either born in Clevedon, or living in Clevedon during the war. Part 4 - T-Z

Captain Hubert John Tanner

1st Somerset Light Infantry
Killed in action 9-4-1917 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Arras, Faubourg-D’Amiens Cemetery, France, Bay 4; St Andrews and Christ Church

Captain Tanner, aged 28, was the fifth son of Richard Tanner and Ann Tanner, of Picton House. He was educated at the Merchant Ventures School, Bristol, and afterwards entered the Civil Service. At the outbreak of war he enlisted into the Civil Service Rifles (15th London regiment). He obtained a commission in the Somerset Light Infantry in December 1915, and was promoted Captain in the Autumn of 1916, he had been in France for over 2 years.  

Lieutenant Robert Lionel Tawney MC

7th Somerset Light Infantry
Died of wounds 30-11-1917 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Cambrai, Louveral France Panel 4 & 5; St Marys Walton & St Pauls Walton-in-Gordano

Lieut. Tawney, second son of Major EPA Tawney, Royal Artillery, and Mrs Tawney of Anglesey, Walton. 

644 Lance Corporal Stanley Taylor

Australian Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron
Died of sickness 25-10-1918
Buried Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria. Grave D58
Memorials Major FJ Winters Roll of Honour 

Private CD Tee

98th Canadian Infantry
Memorials Major FJ Winter’s Roll of Honour  

25170 Private Edgar CH Thomas

8th Gloucestershire Regiment
Killed in action 19-6-1917 France and Flanders
Buried No known Grave
Memorials Menin Gate, Ypres Belgium. Panel 22 & 34; Tickenham Church

Edgar joined the Army on 30th October 1915, serving initially with B Company, 10th Glosters. He also served in the 15th and 12th Battalions. He went to France 23rd April 1916 and suffered a gunshot wound to his right wrist on 31st August 1916 and was admitted to the General Hospital, Rouen. In June 1917 he was again in hospital this time suffering from shell shock, after a few days he returned to front line duties and was killed by shell fire whilst holding the trenches. 

30022 Guardsman Henry George Thomas

4th Grenadier Guards
Killed in action 13-4-1918 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Ploegsteert, Belgium Panel 1; St Andrews
 

13015 Sergeant Lewis Frank Thomas

1st South Wales Borderers
Died 11-8-1916 France and Flanders
Buried Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France, Plot 3 Row A Grave 17

Aged 39, born in Clevedon, he was the brother of Mrs Squires, of 157 Park Place, Gilfach, Bargoed, Glamorganshire.

Henry George Thompson

Died at home 14-10-1916
Memorials the Methodist Church 

Henry was the son of William and Caroline Thompson of 14 Treefield Road. He had served in the army but was medically discharged due to muscular rheumatism. He died of heart disease 14th October 1916 at his mothers home, aged 29. 

723044 Private William Thorne

Trench Mortar Battery, The Queens London Regiment
Died of wounds 25-10-1918 France and Flanders
Buried Terlincthun British Cemetery France, Plot 6 Row C Grave 5
Memorials St Andrews & All Saints Calvary

Private Thorne had joined the Somerset Light Infantry in 1915, and after training was transferred to the London Regiment, and went with them to France in May 1916. He was admitted into hospital at Wimereux on 24th October 1918 suffering from gunshot wounds in the right thigh and hands, besides other injuries, he surrcommed to his wounds the following day. He was the son of William and Mary Thorne of 76 Old Street. He was aged 26. 

10211 Regimental Sergeant Major Frank Tonkinson

6th Somerset Light Infantry
Killed in action 28-6-1915 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Ypres Menin Gate, Belgium Panel 21; St Andrews & The Friary RC Church 

19231 Private Frank Walter Toombs

3rd Gloucestershire Regiment
Died of pneumonia 7-4-1915 Home
Buried Greenwich Cemetery London Row 3C Grave A348

Aged 16, he was the son of William and Elizabeth Toombs, of 6 Treefield Road.
 

2230 Private Harry Charles Toombs

3rd Monmouth Regiment
Killed in action 2-5-1915 France and Flanders
Buried Poelcapelle British Cemetery Belgium, Plot 53 Row E Grave 2
Memorials St Johns

Aged 27, was the son of William and Elizabeth Toombs, of 6 Treefield Road.

Captain John Nelson Trayler

11th Devonshire Regiment Territorial Force
Died 27-11-1915 Home
Buried St Andrews Churchyard Grave 26A
Memorials St Andrews

Aged 39, he was the son of Jonas Nelson and Elizabeth Trayler, and husband of Eunice Elizabeth Trayler, of Trewnt, Wraxall. The 11th Battalion Devonshire Regiment was formed in November 1914 as a Special Reserve battalion, training recruits at Devonport for the newly formed Service Battalions Kitcheners Army. Lieutenant Trayler joined the battalion at its concept and was promoted Captain in December 1914. Ill-health became a problem and he had to relinquish his commission on that account in August 1915, three months prior to his death. 

Captain John Turner MC

8th Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in action 22-10-1918 France and Flanders
Buried St Aubert British Cemetery France Plot 3 Row A Grave 17
Memorials All Saints Calvary

Captain Turner was attached to the 10th Battalion when he was killed, he had been awarded the Military Cross and the French Croix de Guerre. Aged 36, he was son of John Rootsey and Emma Turner. 

TF238071 Private Alfred John Tyler

1st Middlesex Regiment
Killed in action 6-11-1918 France and Flanders
Buried Aulnoye Communal Cemetery Nord, France, Row A Grave 14
Memorials St Andrews & St Johns

Private Tyler, aged 21, was the son of Mrs Emily Tyler, of 21 Highdale Place. 

2nd Lieutenant Roger Vernon 

8th Somerset Light Infantry
Killed in action 14-5-1916 France and Flanders
Buried Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France Plot 30 Row A Grave 38
Memorials St Andrews & All Saints Calvary

Lieutenant Vernon returned from the Malay States to volunteer to serve his country in January 1915. He received his commission in the 8th Somerset Light Infantry in March 1915, and in October 1915 went out to the front. He was killed on Sunday 14th May 1916 when his unit were engaged in an attack on the German trenches. Lieutenant Vernon was returning to the wire to search for a brother officer when he was shot. He was most popular with all ranks and a great favourite with his men. His mother was Edith Serena Hill Vernon wife of the Reverend FW Vernon. Roger was aged 23. 

14941 Private William Vickery

7th Bedfordshire Regiment
Died of wounds 8-7-1916 France and Flanders
Buried Abbeville Communal Cemetery France Plot 5 Row A Grave 7 

719 Sapper Walter William Vowles

1/2nd Wessex Field Company Royal Engineers
Killed in action 12-5-1915 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Ypres Menin Gate, Belgium Panel 9; St Andrews & St Johns  

25717 Private Stanley Charles Wait

7th Somerset Light Infantry
Killed in action 21-6-1917 France and Flanders
Buried Noreuil Australian Cemetery France Row A Grave 19
Memorials Tickenham Church

Private Wait of Tickenham was well known in Clevedon as his parents ran a greengrocery business at the Market. A keen bell ringer and member of the Church Choir, he enlisted at Clevedon in 1916, going to France to take part in the Battle of the Somme. He spent some time in hospital with ill-health until four days prior to his death when he returned to his unit. 

4175 Rifleman Bernard Charles Walsh

3/1st Monmouthshire Regiment
Died 1-2-1920 Home
Buried Newport ( St Woolos ) Cemetery Monmouthshire, Row 8 Grave RC189

Aged 30, he was the son of James Patrick and Helena Walsh, of Rockleigh, Marson Road. 

Charles Ward

Memorials The Methodist Church

959 Lance/Corporal E Ward

Died 2-11-1916 France and Flanders
Buried Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France Plot 4 Row A Grave 9
Memorials British School Plaque, Chapel Court Marson Road 

223448 Sapper Frank Ware 

293rd Company Royal Engineers
Died 13-5-1918 France and Flanders
Buried Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 2, Somme, France Plot2 Row B Grave 18
Memorials St Andrews, Christ Church, St Johns & British School Plaque, Chapel Court Marson Road

Sapper Frank Ware died of pneumonia, aged 41, in the 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Doullens, France. He had only been in France a short while when he was admitted to hospital suffering from his old complaint of bronchitis on the 3rd May 1918 and died on the 13th. He had enlisted in Clevedon, but before joining up had been employed for a number of years by Mr HA Merrifield, of Woodlands Road. He was the husband of Mrs E Ware of 9 Griffin Road.  

230364 Petty Officer Stoker William Charles Western

Royal Navy HMS Pathfinder
Killed in action 5-9-1914 St Abb’s Head
Memorials Plymouth Naval; St Andrews

Petty Officer Western, eldest son of Mr C Western, of 5 New Buildings Strode Road, his wife living in Exmouth, had served in the Royal navy for over ten years. As a boy in Clevedon he was for several years in St Johns Choir.
 

Lieutenant Eustace Roland Whitby MC

1st Royal Munster Fusiliers ex 16th Middlesex Regiment
Killed in action 20-11-1917 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Arras, Faubourg-D’Amiens Cemetery France, Bay 9; St Andrews

Lieutenant Whitby, who was 28 years of age, had previously been wounded during the Battle of the Somme 1916. He was the son of Robert and Florence Whitby of Edinburgh House, Clevedon. 

Steward Thomas Targett White

Mercantile Marine SS Australdale
Drowned 19-10-1917
Tower Hill Memorial London

White drowned as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine. He was aged 25 the son of Thomas Chapman White, of Grove Villa, Copse Road. 

2nd Lieutenant Henry Egerton Whitgreave

1st Somerset Light Infantry
Killed in action 1-7-1916 first day of the Battle of the Somme
Buried Redan Ridge Cemetery No 1 Somme, France, Row A Grave 51
Memorials Frairy RC Church
Address Bushbury Lodge, Walton Park

He was 34 years of age and had been educated at Beaumont College, Old Windsor, Berkshire. 

761733 Private Cuthbert Hugh Clement Wills

28th London Regiment Artist Rifles
Killed in action 24-8-1917 France and Flanders
Buried Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St Laurent-Blangy, France Plot 1 Row P Grave 7
Memorials St Andrews & All Saints Calvary

Aged 24, he was the son of the Reverend Cuthbert ET Wills and Mrs Elsie Beatrice Wills.  

2nd Lieutenant Arthur Stafford Wilson

2nd Rifle Brigade
Killed in action 25-8-1916 France and Flanders
Buried Vermelles British Cemetery France, Plot 3 Row P Grave 21
Memorials St Andrews

Aged 24, he was the son of J Grant and Mabel K Wilson, of Homelands, Clevedon. 

4580 Private Albert Victor Wiltshire

4th City of Bristol Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment
Killed in action 22-8-1916 France and Flanders
Buried Blighty Valley Cemetery Somme, France, Plot 1 Row D Grave 1
Memorials St Andrews & British School Plaque, Chapel Court Marson Road

Victor was the second son of Mr & Mrs WH Wiltshire, of London House, Hill Road, he was just 19 years old when he was killed by shell fire whilst on sentry duty. He joined the Glosters in May 1915 and within five months was serving with the battalion in France. 

267874 Private Robert John Woods

8th Northumberland Fusiliers
Died of wounds 10-5-1918 France and Flanders
Buried Pernes British Cemetery, France, Plot 2 Row B Grave 33
Memorials St Andrews

He was the husband of Jesse Woods, of 138 Kenn Road. He died of wounds at No4 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, France.
 

Lieutenant Guy Richard Penny Wookey

13th East Yorkshire Regiment
Died of wounds 10-5-1915 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Ypres Menin Gate, Belgium; St Andrews & Christ Church

Aged 21 he was the son of Edgar and Clare Wookey. 

5675 Lance Corporal Arthur Vernon Wright

4th Royal Berkshire Regiment
Killed in action 14-8-1916 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Thiepval, Pier 11 Face D France; Christ Church 

2nd Lieutenant Cecil Medwyn Wright

22nd London Regiment
Killed in action 6-11-1917 Mesopotamia
Buried Gaza War Cemetery, Israel, Plot 20 Row C Grave 9
Memorials Christ Church

Aged 36, he was the son of Charles Edward and MM Wright. 

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