World War 1 - Detailed
Compiled and copyright © Philip Windibank 2020
The Plaitford War Memorial is located in St Peter’s Church. It
takes the form of a white marble tablet with the inscription in black
lettering that commemorates three men from the parish that fell in World
War 1. The makers of the plaque were J Grace, Stone Masons, of Romsey.
There is no memorial for World War 2.
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
41263. 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Died 1st
May 1918, aged 18. Born in Plaitford and enlisted in Southampton.
Son of Alfred and Sarah Bowles (nee Stares), of Plaitford. Buried
at Merville Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Plot IV.
10377. 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 7th December 1915,
aged 35. No known grave. Born in Plaitford. Son of John and Eliza
Simmonds (nee Roud), of Plaitford. Brother of John Simmonds (below).
Commemorated at Doiran Memorial, Greece.
1910. 1st/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 21st May 1916,
aged 42. No known grave. Born in Plaitford. Son of John and Eliza
Simmonds (nee Roud), of Plaitford. Brother of James Simmonds (above).
Commemorated at Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 21 and 63.
13 September, 2022