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Marble Honour Tablets in Clumber Church Honouring Those in the District who Lost their Lives in World Wars 1 & 2

WORLD WAR 1 ROLL OF HONOUR INSCRIBED ON A MARBLE TABLET IN CLUMBER CHURCH

A tablet of Honour in the Clumber Church for the men of the District who gave their lives in the First World War
A tablet of Honour in the Clumber Church for the men of the District who gave their lives in the First World War

( Reference WIA below = Wounded in Action ; KIA = Killed in Action )

 DUGMORE, Charles Cousins Age 28 , died 24 January 1916

Private - 1st South African Infantry Brigade ; Served with Hartigan’s Horse in GSWA 1914 1914 - 1915 ; served with 2nd Regiment in Egypt WIA at Mersa Matruh 23 January 1916, died of wounds the following day

Buried at Chatby Military 7 War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt

(His brother Edward also died in WWI)

 DOLD, Eric Gilbert (Kingswood College, Grahamstown, E.C.) Age 19, died 30 March 1918

1st South African Infantry Brigade ; Served with the 2nd Regiment in France ; WIA at Marries Wood 4 March 1918 ; POW died of wounds in German War Hospital, Le Cateau 6 days later

Buried at Le Cateau Cemetery, Nord, France

 DUGMORE, Edward Donald Age 27, died 10 April 1918

Lance Corporal - 1st South African Infantry Brigade ; Served with the 1st Regiment in France & Belgium ;  KIA at Messiness Ridge, Flanders, Belgium ; body never found.

Honoured at Menin Gate to the Missing, Ieper , Flanders, Belgium

(His brother Charles also died in WWI.)

MANDY, Leslie Morley Age 28, died 17 July 1916

Private-1st South African Infantry Brigade ; Served with the 2nd Regiment in France ; KIA at Delville Wood, Somme, France

Buried at Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme France  

OPENSHAW, Hubert Douglas Age 20, died 16 July 1916

Private - 1st South African Infantry Brigade ; Served with the 2nd Regiment in Egypt and France ; KIA at Delville Wood , Somme France ; body never found.

Honoured at the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, Somme,France

 PURDON, Norman Cameron Age 25, died 12 April 1917

Private - 1st South African Infantry Brigade ; Served with the 1st Regiment in France ; KIA in the unsuccessful attack on German defensive lines at Fampoux, near Arras; Body never found

Honoured at Arras Memorial to the Missing, Fauborg d’Amiens Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

   PURDON, Allan Eric (Purdon, AF on memorial) (Kingswood College, Grahamstown, E.C.) Age 18 , died 20 September 1917

1st South African Infantry Brigade; Served with the Depot Training Battalion for 4 months; Served with the 4th Regiment in France and Belgium ; KIA at Third Battle of Ieper ( Battle of Menin Road)

Honoured at Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Ieper, Flanders, Belgium

 PURDON, Edward Cameron, Age 23, died 10 April 1918

 Private - 1st South African Infantry Brigade; Served  with the 1st Regiment in Belgium; KIA at Messiness Ridge, Flanders, Belgium 

Honoured at Menin Gate Memorial  to the Missing, Ieper, Flanders, Belgium; Also on Cathcart  Eastern Cape WW1 Memorial 

DIXON, Arthur Samuel (DIXON Arthur J. on Memorial ) ( Brother of Bertram Elwin ) Age 27, died 17 January 1917

Private - South African Infantry; Served with the 5th Regiment in East Africa; KIA at Likuju

Buried Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania

DIXON, Bertram Elwin (Brother of Arthur Samuel) Age 25, died 26 January 1917

Private - South African Infantry; Served with the 5th Regiment in East Africa; WIA at Likuju 17 November 1917, died of wounds 9 days later

DAVIES, Granville (Graeme & Kingswood Colleges, Grahamstown, E,C,) Age 27, died 17 April 1916

Driver - South African Service Corps; Served with the Motor Transport Unit in East Africa; died of pneumonia at Roberts Heights, Pretoria.

Buried at Rokeby Park 7th Day Adventist Cemetery, Bathurst

DAVIES, Ronald James (Graeme College, Grahamstown, E.C)

Cause of Death unknown. Supposition is that he died of malaria after discharge

(Graeme College, Grahamstown, E.C.)

DUGMORE, Sidney Graham (Graeme College, Grahamstown, E.C.) Age 20, died 31 December 1917

Driver- South African Service Corps, Served with the Motor Transport Unit in East Africa, died of enteric fever

Buried Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery

 MINOI, Desire Charles Age 29, died 1 July 1917

Private - South African Infantry ; Served with 8th Regiment in East Africa; repatriated to Durban 22 February 1917 (possibly malaria); Departed from Durban 13 June 1917; Died of pneumonia 1 July 1917

Buried at Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania


                 References:

CWGC website

SA War Graves Project website

 Compiled by K.M. Jordan May 2022



A tablet of Honour in the Clumber Church for the men of the District who gave their lives in the Second World War
A tablet of Honour in the Clumber Church for the men of the District who gave their lives in the Second World War

WORLD WAR 2 ROLL OF HONOUR INSCRIBED ON A MARBLE TABLET IN CLUMBER CHURCH

BRADFIELD Allan Malcolm, Age24, died16 April 1945

Private- First City / Cape Town Highlanders; KIA during the attack on Monte Solo and Monte Abelle near La Quercia, Italy

 Buried Castiglione South African Cemetery, Italy

COCKROFT Ivan Llewellyn (Graeme College, Grahamstown), Age 25, died 16 July 1944 (His twin brother, Victor, also died in WW 11)

Sapper - South African Engineer Corps; Served with 13 Field Squadron in Italy; WIA

Buried Assisi War Cemetery, Italy

COCKROFT Victor (Graeme College, Grahamstown) Age 23, died 8 September 1942 

Pupil Pilot - South African Air Force; Trained at 25 Air School, Standerton, Transvaal ; Died in an aircraft collision

Buried Standerton Cemetery, Mpumalanga, South Africa

DAVIES Douglas Ronald, Age 24, died 13 October 1943

Lieutenant, South African Air Force; died in aircraft accident flying low over Port Elizabeth beach and crashed into the sea

Buried South End Cemetery, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

DREDGE Trenly John (Farmer, Komsfontein) Age 19, died 5 June 1942

Private, Royal Natal Carbineers; Enlisted with First City  / Cape Town Highlanders; Served 1st Battalion in North Africa; KIA (fractured jaw and blast wounds to lungs) at Point 204

Buried Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya

HANNIBAL Donovan Raymond (Graeme College, Grahamstown) Age 32, died 13 January 1943

Sapper, South African Engineer Corps; Served 1st Battalion North Africa, KIA

Buried Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya

HILLIGAN Rex Montgomery (St Andrew’s College Grahamstown) Age 22, died 27 March 1943

Lieutenant, South African Air Force; Served 5 Squadron in North Africa, KIA - plane crashed 5 miles along Gabe El Hama Road, Tunisia (Plane - Curtis P-40D Kittyhawk MK1 #AK766)

Buried Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia

LEWIS Herbert Henry ( From Middleton) Age 25, died 17 August 1944

Lieutenant, South African Air Force; Served 31 Bomber Squadron, KIA - 







Courteney George Bradfield