Hook Hampshire

Hook War Memorial

The memorial was erected in 1920 in rememberence of the village's war dead during the First World War from 1914 to 1918

Hook War Memorial

Names Listed

Royal Navy

Midshipman

F.G. Matthews

Frank George Matthews Son of Brigadier General Matthews who lived in Old Raven House, he served aboard H.M.S. Cressy until he was killed on the 22nd September 1914 along with 1,397 comrades when HMS Aboukir, HMS Hogue and HMS Cressy were torpedoed and sunk by SM U-9. A stained glass window in the church is dedicated to his memory view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

St Johns East Window

The East Window (a larger image can be viewed here)
HMS Cressy

A close up showing an image of HMS Cressy
Frank Matthews

The inscription reads "The East Window is Dedicated - to The Glory of God in Memory of - Frank George Matthews - Midshipman Royal Navy - Lost With HMS Cressy 22 Sept, 1914 - His Life for the Country His Soul to God".

Royal Marines Light Infantry

Private

W.J Champion

William John Champion was born on the 24th January 1892, a former Labourer from Holt Lane. He was 5ft 5' had a fresh complexion, hazel eyes and brown hair. He enlisted on the 17th January 1910 at Southampton shortly before his 18th Birthday, he served on board HMS Invincible before being killed in action at the battle of Jutland on the 31st May 1916 at 6:34pm when the Invincible exploded after her magazine was breached. Out of the ships crew of 1,031 only 6 survived view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Royal Engineers

Corporal

J.S. Roberts

John Sidney Roberts was a dispatch rider with the G.H.Q. Signal Detachment who died aged 25 on the 27th January 1919 view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Lieutenant Corporal

E.J. Holdup

Ernest James Holdup came from Malt House Cottages in Hook he died on the 22nd September 1917 in Belgium view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment

2nd Lieutenant

T.M. Marker

Thomas Maxwell Marker son of the late Col T.J Marker died on the 1st October 1917 in Belgium, his widowed mother lived at Hillside, Worting near Basingstoke. view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Royal Fusiliers

Lance Sergeant

S.J. Morris

Died on the 10th November 1916, he is buried in the nearby churchyard of St Nicholas, Newnham. view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Lincolnshire Regiment

Lance Corporal

C.H. Robinson

Charles Henry Robinson Came from Beeston Cottages in Hook and died on the 8th October 1918 after the capture of the village of Naves France leaving behind his wife Elsie view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Private

G. Brooks

George Brooks was born in Surbiton and enlisted at Hartley Wintney, he died of his wounds in France on the 11th August 1917 in Belgium and buried at Coxyde view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Private

V. Morris

Victor Morris was born in Newnham he died in France on the 25th September 1917 in Belgium and buried at Coxyde view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Gloucestershire Regiment

Private

J.Willis

James Willis born in Newnham Green died of his wounds in Flanders, France on the 1st of August 1916 in Frace view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Hampshire Regiment

Private

C.F. Brown

Cecil Frederick Brown came from Nateley Towers where his parents Henry and Charlotte lived, he died in Belgium on the 7th November 1914 in Belgium, he also served in the South Africa campain in 1914, he has no known grave. view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Private

E.Cooper

Edward Thomas Cooper was born in Steeple Dorset and Lived in Hook, he died in India on the 8th May 1916 view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Private

H. Englefield

Henry Englefield was married to Elizabeth and lived in Holt Lane, his mother Susan lived in Pyotts Hill in Old Basing, he died at Gallipoli in Turkey, he has no known grave. view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Private

W. Gubby

William Gubby lived in Winchfield and Enlisted in Hartley Wintney he died of his wounds on the 10th July 1916 in Flanders, France view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Private

H.C Lane

Herbert Charles Lane was born in Lisbury, Wiltshire and lived in Winchfield he enlisted in Basingstoke, Son of William and Amy of Shaldon, Alton he was killed in action on the 6th August 1915 at Gallipoli in Turkey and has no known grave view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Private

W.G Lane

William George Lane was born in Tisbury, Dorset, and lived in Newnham, he enlisted in Winchester and was killed in action on the 13th May 1915 in Belgium view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Private

H.A Pearcey

Henry Arthur Pearcey son of John and Emma lived in London Road Hook, he died on the 4th June at Gallipoli in Turkey and has no known grave view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Private

T.W Shipway

Thomas William Shipway was born in Hook and lived here he died on the 24 February 1917 in Mesopotamia now Iraq view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Lieutenant Corporal

C.H. Stent

Charles Henry Stent came from Court Farm, Hartley Wespall where his parents George and Emma lived he died on the 22nd November 1917 in Jerusalem view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Private

H. Young

Herbert Samual Young died in France on the 12th October 1916, he has no known grave view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Royal Berkshire Regiment

Lieutenant

G.F. Gregory

Geoffrey Francis Gregory was the son of the late Lt. Col. A. G. S. Gregory, his mother lived in the Bridge House, Hook he died in Belgium on the 25th September 1915, he has no known grave view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Private

J. Lever

 

London Regiment

Lieutenant Corporal

F.F Bond

Frances Frederick Bond lived in Woking and was killed in action on the 10th March 1915 during the battle of Loos in France view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Private

C.D. Grimes

Charles Dennis Grimes died in France on the 24th March 1918 view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Private

A. Holdup

Arthur Holdup came from Malthouse Cottages where his parents Walter and Amelia lived, he died in Jerusalem on the 8th January 1918 aged 30

view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Labour Corps

Private

A.J. Clark

Arthur James Clarke was in the Army Service Corps and died on the 19th May 1918 in France view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Gurkha Rifles 5th Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force).

Captain

George Alexander Maconchy view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Royal Air Force

Air Mechanic

F. Stringer

No record of a F Stringer exists however a Alfred James Stringer died after an accident with an aircraft's propeller at Netheravon aged 24 on the 7th October 1914 view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Canadian Infantry

Sergeant Major

H.R. Morris

Died in West-Vlaanderen, Belgium on the 19th April 1916 view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

New Zealand Regiment

Private

A.V. Fitchett

Alfred Victor Fitchett parents Thomas and Alice lived in Hook, he died at Gallipoli, Turkey on the 7th August 1915 he has no known grave.

view Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

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