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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Teresa Sheridan 2020

The Salisbury Postal Workers memorial is located at Salisbury Delivery Office, Fisherton Street, Salisbury, SP2 7QP. It is located in the sorting hall above the manager's office and is not accessible to the public. It takes the form of a large rectangular board with a broken pediment with the royal coat of arms in between; on each side is a caved pillar with a central board with the names in two columns, in gilt lettering, surrounded by floral drapes; the whole is supported by two wooden corbels. There are sixteen names listed for World War 1 only.

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BARHAM, MM Ernest George

Private 126913, 50th (Northumbrian) Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died on service 13 September 1918. Aged 20. Born Portsmouth, enlisted Petersfield, Hampshire. Son of Ernest Frank and Rosa Barham, of 76, Balfour Rd., Portsmouth. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL, Hessen, Germany. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 1.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1919:

BARHAM Ernest George of 115 Emsworth-road North End Portsmouth sapper 50th Signal Company R.E died 13 September 1918 in Hospital at Ohrdruf Administration Winchester 20 June to Ernest Frank Barham timekeeper.
Effects £157 7s. 10d.

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CLYDE Andrew John
Sapper 166167, 40th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Committed suicide while on service 20 July 1917; found with gunshot wound through mouth, causing fracture of base of skull and death. Aged 41. Born Salisbury, Wiltshire. Son of Josiah and Eliza Clyde. In the 1911 census he was aged 35, born Salisbury, Wiltshire, a Post Office Clerk, son of Josiah and Eliza Emma Clyde, resident 35, Wyndham Road, Salisbury, New Sarum, Wiltshire, later 26, Harnham Road, Salisbury. Attested 15 December 1915 in Salisbury, aged 40 years, unmarried, a Sorting Clerk and telegraphist by trade, resident 35, Wyndham Road, Salisbury, height 5 feet 7¾ inches, weight 136 lbs, chest 36 inches. Went to France 6 May 1917. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 15.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1919:

CLYDE Andrew John of 35 Wyndham-road Salisbury sapper Royal Engineers died 20 July 1917 in France Administration Salisbury 3 November to Rose Mary Clyde spinster.
Effects £215 17s. 7d.

EYRES Edward Frank

Private 64606, 215th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds to the abdomen 24 September 1917. Aged 20. Born 9 June 1897 in Bermerton, Wiltshire, enlisted Salisbury. Baptised 1 August 1897 at Bemerton, Wiltshire, son of Frank and Fanny Eyres. Son of Frank and Fanny Eyres, of 133, Devizes Rd., Salisbury. Admitted to Salisbury, Bishop Wordsworth's Grammar School 17 January 1910, left 31 July 1911 to be a Boy Messenger at Post Office. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Bremerton, Wiltshire, son of Frank (a Postman) and Fanny Eyres, resident 4, Ema Terrace, Bemerton, Wilton, Wiltshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Bremerton, Wiltshire, at school, son of Frank (a Postman GPO) and Fanny Eyres, resident 133, Devizes Road, Salisbury, New Sarum, Wiltshire. Attested 10 December 1915 at Salisbury, aged 18 years 6 months, unmarried, a Sorting Clerk and telegraphist, height 5 feet 8¾ inches, weight 139 lbs, chest 27¼ inches. Joined 215 Company, M.G.C. 16 March 1917. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 22.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, volume 3, page 95:

EYRES, EDWARD FRANK, Private, No. 64606, 215th Machine Gun Coy., eldest s. of Frank lyres, of 133, Devizes Road, Salisbury, Inspector of Postmen, by his wife, Fanny, dau. of George Read; b. Bemerton, Salisbury, co. Wilts, 9 June, 1897; educ. Bishop Wordsworth's School, Salisbury, and on leaving there was employed as a Sorting Clerk and Telegraphist at the Salisbury. Post Office; joined the Post Office Rifles 24 July, 1916; transferred to the 215th Machine Gun Coy. 13 Oct. 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 16 March, 1917, and died in No. 47 Casualty Clearing Station 24 Sept. following, from wounds received in action while acting as runner in the front-line trench at Ypres. Buried In the British Cemetery at Dozinghem. The officer in command of the company wrote : " I always had the greatest admiration for his pluck, and enjoyed his social qualities, so, when possible, picked him out to act as my runner and companion. He was bringing another officer down to relieve me when a shell burst; the officer was Immediately killed, but your son escaped for that time In a marvellous fashion. I sent him down to Headquarters for 24 hours' rest, when at the end of that time the Commanding Officer told him to go up the line with an important message. He was the most reliable runner we had, so in the usual hard manner was always sent on most important messages. . . . He was a brave boy, your son, and was loved and respected by all of us." Unm.

No further information available at present
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GRAY George
Private T/15089, No. 1 H.T. Depot Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 21 March 1915. Aged 33. Husband of Annie Laura Gray, of 59, The Friary, Salisbury. In the 1911 census he was aged 29, born Salisbury, a Postman, married to Annie Laura with three daughters and one son, resident Luther's Cottages, 59, the Friary, Salisbury, New Sarum, Wiltshire. Buried in SALISBURY (LONDON ROAD) CEMETERY, Wiltshire. Plot/Row/Section/Area P. Grave 661.
JENKINSON George Robert

Private 200992, 1st/4th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died on service in Mesopotamia 30 November 1917. Aged 29. Resident Salisbury, Wiltshire, enlisted Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. Baptised 6 January 1889 in Middleton, Winterslow, Wiltshire,son of James and Elizabeth Jenkinson. Son of James and Elizabeth Jenkinson, of Cholderton, Salisbury. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Winterslow, a Postman, son of James (a Sub Postmaster) and Elizabeth Jenkinson, resident Post Office, Cholderton, Wiltshire. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row W. Grave 44.

NORTHEAST Leslie [Leonard]

Private 34291, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 August 1918. Aged 26. Born and resident Alderbury, Wiltshire, enlisted Devizes, Wiltshire. Son of Charles George and Agnes Northeast. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Alderbury, Wiltshire, a gneral Labourer, son of George and Agnes Northeast, resident Alderbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire. Originally attested and joined as 9439, Wiltshire Regiment, 17 August 1914 but was discharged 5 October 1914 as 'Not being likely to become an efficient soldier' under Para 392 (iii) (c) King's Regulations, aged 22 years 6 months, a Casual Labourer, height 6 feet 2 inches, weigth 150½ lbs, chest 39 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, black hair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in BOUCHOIR NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 100.

*** This man is the only fit that can be found although in none of the records is he attributed as working for the Postal Service. ***

Private 230763, 1st/1st Dorset Yeomanry (Queen's Own). Died on service in Egypt 23 October 1918. Aged 27. Born and resident St. Giles, enlisted Sherborne. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Pinhorn, of Home Farm, St. Gile's, Salisbury. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Creech Hill, St Giles, Dorset, a Postman Auxiliary, son of Edward and Elizabeth Pinhorn, resident Creech Hill, St Giles, Salisbury, Wimborne St Giles, Dorset. Buried in DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Plot B. Grave 99.
[Listed as SELWOOD on memorial] Gunner 16124, 336th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 10 May 1917. Aged 33. Son of Isaac and Prudence Sellwood, of Wishford, Salisbury; husband of Dora Evelyn Sellwood, of 68, Paynes Hill, Salisbury. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, born Wishford, Wiltshire, a Postman, married to Dora Evelyn Sellwood, resident Harper's Lane Malmesbury, Westport St Mary Within, Wiltshire. Buried in SWINDON (WHITWORTH ROAD) CEMETERY, Wiltshire. Plot/Row/Section/Area M. Grave 497.
SIMS Obediah James
Private (Stretcher Bearer) L/10555, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Missing presumed killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 19. Born Daggons Road, Cranbourne, Dorset, resident and enlisted Cranbourne, Dorset. Son of Lewis Sims, of Batterley Drove, Cranborne, Dorset. When he attested he was born Daggons, Dorset, aged 18 years, a Postman by trade, unmarried, height 5 feet 8 inches, weight 122 lbs, chest 33 inches, fair complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 16.
No further information available at present
TALBOT Francis Newton

Sapper 66957, 13th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died on service in Mesopotamia 6 August 1916. Born 8 May 1896 in Winterslow, Wiltshire, resident Salisbury, Wiltshire, enlisted Devizes, Wiltshire. Son of Albert Sidney and Emma Talbot, of 60, St. Mark's Rd., Salisbury. Admitted to Salisbury, St Mark's Church of England Junior School, 3 November 1903, son of A S Talbot, resident 53, St. Mark's Road, Salisbury, left 17 November 1911 (exempted). In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Winterslow, Wiltshire, a Post Office Indoor Messenger, son of Albert Sidney and Emma Talbot, resident 60, St Marks Road, Salisbury, New Sarum, Wiltshire. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XIV. Row F. Grave 13.

WATERMAN Christopher Charles
Private 25057, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 April 1917. Aged 36. Born Rockbourne, Hants, resident Damerham, Wiltshire, enlisted Brockenhurst, Hants. Son of Frank and Sarah Waterman, of Rockborne, Salisbury; husband of Fanny Lillian Waterman, of Silchester, Reading. In the 1911 censsu he was aged 30, born Rockbourne, Hampshire, a Postman, married to Fanny Waterman, resident Damerham, Salisbury, Wiltshire & Hampshire. Buried in CHILI TRENCH CEMETERY, GAVRELLE, Pas de Calais, France. Row D. Grave 10.
Ordinary Seaman J/65344, H.M.S. "Tartar," Royal Navy. Killed by an explosion 17 June 1917 when his ship was in the English Channel, off the French coast, when she hit a mine which caused severe damage and the loss of 46 of her crew. Aged 29. Born 12 May 1888 in Aldershot, Hampshire. Baptised 10 June 1888 in Aldershot, St Michael the Archangel, son of James and Louisa Withers. Son of James and Louisa Withers, of Aldershot; husband of Alice Beatrice (nee Plaskett) Withers, of "Buena Vista," Redlynch, Salisbury, married October to Deceber Quarter 1912 in Salisbury. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Aldershot, Hampshire, a Postman, boarding at The Road, Redlynch, Salisbury, Wiltshire. Enlisted 18 January 1917 for the duration of the hsotilities, a Postman by trade, heoght 5 feet 7 inches, chest34 inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. Buried in REDLYNCH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Wiltshire. Plot/Row/Section/Area H. Grave 7.


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