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Stockbridge World War One Graves


  The Project:

Ten young airmen, nine of them from Australia, Canada and South Africa, lie buried in a Hampshire country churchyard in the village of Stockbridge, UK. They died locally, killed in training accidents in what turned out to be the closing months of World War One.


     The fact that they never saw live action makes their sacrifice all the more poignant. I am currently researching the background of each man, where he came from, the family he left behind, with a view to bringing all of their stories to life and putting faces to the names carved on a headstone, far from home. If you have any news or useful information please do get in touch.

Deborah 




View of Old St Peter's Churchyard from the road











The four of ten graves to the left of the churchyard path

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1. Second Lieutenant W.E. Buchan, RFC


2nd Lt. W E Buchan, RFC

Name                                   Buchan, W.E.

Rank                                     Second Lieutenant

Service No.                         TBC

Deceased                             09/03/1918

Age                                       TBC 

Service/Regiment             Royal Flying Corps

Service Country                 United Kingdom
 


Nationality                 
TBC         

Location of Grave       
TBC 


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2. Second Lieutenant H.G. Carr, 
Australian Flying Corps


The grave of 2nd Lt. H.G. Carr, Australian Flying Corps

Name:                           Carr, H.G.

Rank:                            Second Lieutenant

Service No: TBC

Deceased:                    11/05/1918

Age:                               TBC

Service/Regiment:    Australian Flying Corps

Service Country:        Australia

Nationality:                 Australian

Location of Grave:    TBC 


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3. Lieutenant E.T. Curling, RFC



The grave of Lt. E.T. Curling, RFC


Inscription at the base: he was killed at nearby Chattis Hill


Name:                        Curling, Edward Thomas

Rank:                          Lieutenant

Service No:               TBC

Date of Death:         15/02/1918

Age:                              24

Service/Regiment:  Royal Flying Corps

Service Country:      United Kingdom

Nationality:               TBC

Location of Grave: TBC

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4. Second Lieutenant D. K. E. Gee, RFC

The grave of 2nd Lt. D.K.E. Gee, RFC



Inscription at the base: he was also killed at nearby Chattis Hill





Name:                            Gee, D.

Rank:                              Second Lieutenant

Service No: TBC

Deceased:                      31/01/1918

Age:                                 TBC

Service/Regiment: Royal Flying Corps

Service Country: United Kingdom

Nationality:                   TBC

Location of Grave: TBC


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5. Second Lieutenant G.W. Hawken, RAF

The grave of 2nd Lt. G.W. Hawken, RAF



Name:                          Hawken, G.W.

Rank:                           Second Lieutenant

Service No:                TBC

Deceased:                   18/05/1918

Age:                              29

Service/Regiment:   Royal Air Force

Service Country:      United Kingdom

Nationality:                 TBC

Location of Grave:     TBC

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6. Lieutenant L. J. MacDonald, RFC



The grave of Lt L.J. Macdonald, RFC



Name:                           Macdonald, Lachlan John

Rank:                             Lieutenant

Service No:                   TBC

Deceased                       19/01/1918

Age:                                 37

Service/Regiment:     Royal Flying Corps

Service Country:        United Kingdom

Nationality:                 TBC

Location of Grave:    TBC

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7. Second Lieutenant R. Mallett, RAF



The grave of 2nd Lt. R. Mallett, RAF





Name: Mallett, Ray 

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Service No: TBC

Deceased: 16/07/1918

Age: 21

Service Regiment: Royal Air Force

Service Country: United Kingdom

Nationality: TBC

Location of Grave: TBC


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8. Second Lieutenant E.P.J. Touche, RAF


The grave of 2nd Lt. E.P.J. Touche, RAF


Name: Touche, Eric Percy Johnstone

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Service No: TBC

Deceased: 17/05/1918

Age: 21

Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force

Service Country: United Kingdom

Nationality: TBC

Location of Grave: TBC


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9. Second Lieutenant H.E. Warner, RAF

The grave of 2nd Lt. H.E. Warner, RAF


The inscription at the base tells of his being killed in an accident




Name: Warner, Henry Ernest

Rank; Second Lieutenant

Service No: TBC

Deceased: 23/06/1918

Age: 25

Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force

Service Country: United Kingdom

Nationality: Canadian

Location of Grave: TBC

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10. Second Lieutenant W. H. Wilson, RAF

The grave of 2nd Lt. W.H. Wilson, RAF

Name: Wilson, Wesley Holford

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Service No:  TBC

Deceased: 23/09/1918

Age: 21

Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force


Service Country: United Kingdom

Nationality: TBC

Location of Grave: TBC

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Sixx of the ten WW1 graves to the right of the picture



It's a picturesque, rabbity old graveyard filled mainly with civilian graves



2 comments:

Ken Mallett said...

Hi Deborah, I am a relative of Ray Mallett. Perhaps we could communicate we could get in touch.

Deborah B-G said...

HI Ken, Apologies for not getting back to you - as you can see from the dates my blog has been stalled since November due to two other time consuming projects - one of which is a new full-time job!

However I hope to get back to blogging very soon and also my war graves project.

I would be very interested to hear from you - as it happens I am in touch with Canadian relatives of Ray Mallett's also - presumably you know them?

Deborah