BASCOMBE James of Baltington Farm Tyneham Dorsetshire died 21 January 1911. Administration (with Will) Blandford 21 March (1911) to Bessie Eliza Bascombe widow. Effects £1,101 4s 11d.
Algernon Arthur Garneys BOND died 13 June 1911
BOND Algernon Arthur Garneys of Tyneham Wareham Dorsetshire died 13 June 1911 at the Military Hospital Calcutta India. Administration London 3 June (1912) to William Henry Bond Esq. Effects £926 16s 1d.
Reverend Henry Bond died 27 September 1875
BOND The Reverend Henry. 1 February (1876). The Will with four Codicils attached of the Reverend Henry Bond late of South Petherton in the County of Somerset Clerk who died 27 February 1875 at South Petherton was proved at Taunton by the Reverend John Bond of Weston in he said County Clerk and Thomas Bond of Tyneham in the County of Dorset Esquire the Brothers the Executors. Effects under £18,000.
Herbert Ivo de Kenton BOND died 27 November 1953
BOND Herbert Ivo de Kenton of 1 Queens-avenue Dorchester Dorsetshire died 27 November 1953 at The Dorset County Hospital Dorchester. Probate London 5 February (1954) to Lilian Mary Garneys Bond widow and Charles Henry May solicitor. Effects £9,704 17s 2d.
Leonora Sophia BOND died 21 March 1956
BOND Leonora Sophia of Holme Wareham Dorsetshire spinster died 21 March 1956. Probate Winchester 21 June (1956) to Lloyds Bank Limited. Effects £10,027 8s 4d.
Louisa Charlotte BOND died 21 July 1963
BOND Louisa Charlotte of East Holme Wareham Dorsetshire spinster died 21 July 1963 at 3 Owls Road Boscombe Bournemouth. Probate Winchester 11 October (1963) to Lloyds Bank Limited. Effects £20,833 11s.
William Henry BOND died 11 January 1935
BOND William Henry of Tyneham Corfe Castle Dorsetshire died 11 January 1935. Probate (save and except settled land) London 11 March (1935) to William Ralph Garneys Bond retired political service officer and Charles Henry May solicitor. Effects £27,335 17s 6d. Further grant 19 August 1935.
BOND William Henry of Tyneham Corfe Castle Dorsetshire died 11 January 1935. Probate (limited to settled land) London 19 August (1935) to Lewys Legge Yeatman solicitor and Herbert Ivo De Kenton Bond civil engineer. Effects £8,600. Former grant P.R. 11 March 1935.
William Ralph Garneys BOND died 10 February 1952
BOND William Ralph Garneys of Moigne Combe Dorchester Dorsetshire died 10 February 1952 at Moffat House Weymouth Dorsetshire. Probate London 21 March (1952) to Charles Henry May solicitor. Effects £85,471 0s 7d.
Winifred Mary BRACHI (formerly WHEELER neé MATTHEWS) died 9 September 1942
BRACHI Winifred Mary of the Mill House Bourne End Boxmoor Hertfordshire (wife of Charles Clarence Brachi) died 9 September 1942 at West Hertfordshire Hospital Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire. Administration Oxford 8 January (1943) to the said Charles Clarence Brachi squadron-leader R.A.F. and David Peter Brachi flight-lieutenant R.A.F.V.R. Effects £1,710 2s.
The war memorial plaque can be found in Tyneham Church. It commemorates six men associated with Tyneham who lost their lives in the First World War.
Below we record details of all of the men associated with Tyneham that we know of who have lost their lives serving their country in the Boer Wars, First World War and Second World War.
Private William James BALSON
William James Balson was the second of of ten children born to William Balson (1851-1933)and his wife Amelia Balson nee Gould (1854-1921). He was baptised at Corfe Castle on 5 September 1875.
William enlisted on 18 August 1894. He served with the Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment (3372). He died on 10 July 1902 at Standerton.
World War 1
Private Henry George BALSON
Henry George John Balson was a brother of William James Balson (see Boer War above) and the fourth of ten children born to William Balson (1851-1933) and his wife Amelia Balson nee Gould (1854-1921).
Henry spent his teenage years at Tyneham. He later worked as a gardener at Holnest Park near Sherborne, Dorset.
Henry married Florence Amelia Barnard (1881-1966) at Holnest on 28 August 1910. Florence later lived at “Rocquaine,” in Victoria Avenue, Swanage.
Henry initially served with the 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment (13760) before joining the 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry (28569). He died aged 38 on 20 October 1917.
Henry is remembered on the Tyneham memorial plaque and at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
Private Reginald James BASCOMBE
Reginald James Bascombe was born at Tyneham on 30 August 1898. He was the only son of James Bascombe (1849-1911) and his wife Bessie Eliza Bascombe nee Longman (1860-1918). His father was farmer at Baltington Farm. Reginald attended Tyneham School and had a younger sister Dorothy.
Reginald’s father James died on 21 January 1911 when Reginald was just 12. Bessie, Reginald and Dorothy were still at Tyneham on 2 April 1911.
His mother Bessie was living at 5 Belvedere Terrace overlooking the Esplanade at Weymouth.
Reginald moved to 192 Brixton Hill, London and was employed as a clerk. While living there enlisted on 14 August 1916 but was placed on the Army Reserve list. He moved to 25 Amesbury Avenue, Streatham Hill in September 1916.
Reginald served with the 15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles) (535078) in France from 20 September 1917. He suffered with septic heals on several occasions.
Reginald died on 20 October 1918 aged 20 of pneumonia, most likely as a consequence of the Spanish Flu pandemic, at 30 Livingstone Road, Portswood, Southampton while on leave. He was buried at Southampton Hollybrook Cemetery. His mother Bessie’s death was registered at Southampton in the final quarter of 1918.
Sadly Reginald’s name is not included on the Tyneham memorial plaque but it is included among 28 former pupils commemorated on the Dorchester Grammar School Memorial Roll which is now displayed at the Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester.
Gunner Bernard Gerald Lawrence CHILCOTT
Bernard Gerald Lawrence Chilcott was born at Tyneham and baptised at St Mary’s Church on 18 July 1886. He was the second son of James Arthur Chilcott(1855-1933) and his wife Mary Caroline Chilcott nee Lawrence(1857-1940) who farmed Baltington Farm and then Lutton Farm, Steeple.
Bernard enlisted at Sherborne, Dorset and served as a Gunner (137017) with the Royal Garrison Artillery, 250th Siege Battery. He was killed in action on 28 December 1917 in France and is commemorated at the Aeroplane Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Charles Job CLEALL
Charles Job Cleall was the son of John Cleall (1851-1906) and his wife Hannah Cleall nee Burden (1861-1900).
In 1911, Charles and his two brothers, Francis Henry ‘Frank’ Cleall (1884-1993) and Walter James Cleall (1894-1984), were boarding with the Turner family at West Whiteway, Tyneham.
Charles served with the 257th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (113367). Charles died on 2 November 1917 aged 27.
Charles is remembered on the Tyneham memorial plaque and at the Basra War Cemetery.
Private Harry HOLLAND
Henry Holland, known as Harry Holland, was born on 26 September 1888 at Hounslow. He was the son of the late John Holland (1845-1920) and his wife Rose Ballam Holland nee Hansford (1861-1944).
Harry served with the 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment (8117). He was killed in action on 8 December 1915 in Mesopotamia (now Iraq).
He is remembered on the Tyneham memorial plaque and at the Kut War Cemetery.
Private John HOLLAND
John Holland was born on 3 February 1897. He was the son of John Holland (1845-1920) and his wife Rose Ballam Holland nee Hansford (1861-1944).
John served with the 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment (29626). He died on 13 November 1916 aged 21.
John is remembered on the Tyneham memorial plaque and at the Netley Military Cemetery.
Lieutenant Claude Knox HOMAN
Claude Knox Homan was born at Winterborne Came, Dorset on 12 July 1896. He was the son of Reverend Claude Samuel Homan (1867-1947) and his wife Adelaide Mabel Homan nee Digby (1862-1947).
Claude spent much of his childhood at Tyneham Rectory. where his father served as Rector from 1897 to 1913. His parents later moved to 72 Parkstone Road, Poole, Dorset.
Claude served with the 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment and was killed in action at Ypres on 18 September 1915 aged 19.
Claude is remembered at Voormezeele Enclosure No.3. Sadly his name is not included on the Tyneham memorial plaque.
Charles William Lemuel McPEAK
Charles was born at Worbarrow on 11 March 1892 and was baptised at St. Mary’s Church, Tyneham on 10 April 1892. His father was a Coastguard Boatman.
Charles joined the Royal Navy on 5 September 1907 aged 15 and married Florence Margaret Smith of Eton in 1915. Sadly Leading Seaman Charles was killed along with all other 856 hands onboard when H.M.S. Black Prince (pictured) was attacked and sunk by five German warships on 31 May 1916 during the Battle of Jutland in WW1.
His widow later remarried.
Sadly his name is not included on the Tyneham memorial plaque.
Private William George MEECH
William George Meech was born in 1887. He was the second son of Thomas How Meech (1860-1888) and his wife Emily Meech nee Hyde (1865-1917).
Sadly William’s father Thomas died in 1888 when William was less than 12 months old. The following year his mother Emily married William Taylor (1865-1952).
William served with the 1st/1st, Dorset Yeomanry (Queen’s Own) (996).
William died on 26 February 1916 aged 28.
He is remembered on the Tyneham memorial plaque and at the Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.
Private Reginald Bertie ‘Bertie’ TAYLOR
Bertie was the second son of William Taylor and Emily Taylor nee Hyde.
Bertie served with the Dorset Yeomanry (Queen’s Own) and died at Gallipoli on 21 August 1915 aged 21.
He is remembered on the Tyneham memorial plaque and the Helles Memorial.
World War 2
Able Seaman Charlton HOLLAND
Charlton Holland was born at Bere Regis on 6 May 1901. He was the son of John Holland (1845-1920) and his wife Rose Ballam Holland nee Hansford (1861-1944). He was a younger brother of Harry Holland and John Holland who both lost their lives in World War 1.
Charlton served with the Royal Navy (D/J 81779) aboard H.M.S. Mahratta. an M Class Destroyer. While guarding the largest-ever Arctic convoy sent on its way to Russia she was torpedoed by German U-Boat U-990 off the coast of Norway and sunk on 25 February 1944. Only 16 of the 236 crew survived. Charlton’s death came just five weeks after his mother Rose died.
Charlton is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial (Panel 86 Column 3). A memorial to those who lost their lives on the Arctic Convoys was unveiled at Murmansk in 1991 on the 50th anniversary of the first Arctic Convoy.
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SCHOOL CHALLENGE SHIELD. – This school has won the challenge shield for the East Dorset Division this year.
DR. BARNARDO’S HOMES. – A collection box has been made by the school children in aid of Dr. Barnardo’s Homes with the following results: – Irene Knight, 13s 7d; Lizzie Restreux, 11s 6d; Lizzie Cleall, 6s 10d; Reggie Bascombe, 3s 6d; Ethel Minterne, 1s 4d; Harry Dart, 1s 7d; Harry Kellaway, 1s 3d; Lucy Dart, 1s 5d; Jessie Minterne, 3s. This, with 8s from the school box, to which Queenie Pittman and Bertie Taylor subscribed regularly, made a total of £2 12s.
Published in Western Gazette, Friday 21 December 1906