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Malvina HARPER died 16 March 1964 – see Malvina PRITCHARD

Revd. Claude Samuel HOMAN died 5 May 1947

HOMAN the reverend Claude Samuel of 72 Parkstone-road Poole clerk died 5 May 1947 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Probate London 14 August (1947) to John Digby Hyde Bankes solicitor Arthur Gerald Biden retired civil servant and the reverend Joseph Pullibank clerk. Effects £24,025 10s 10d.

Eleanor Elizabeth HOULISTON neé Miller died 18 January 1956

HOULISTON Eleanor Elizabeth of 42 Primrose-avenue Chadwell Heath Essex widow died 18 January 1956. Administration London 10 April (1956) to Evelyn Annie Houliston spinster and Hector William Frederick Houliston newsagent and tobacconist. Effects £1,177 8s 5d.

Herbert John HOUSE died 15 August 1958

HOUSE Herbert John of North Holworth Farm Owermoigne Dorset died 15 August 1958 at Dorset County Hospital Dorchester Dorset. Administration London 1 December (1958) to Lloyds Bank Limited. Effects £21,324 17s 6d.

Charles William HOWARD died 28 November 1928

HOWARD Charles William of Egliston Farm Tyneham Dorsetshire died 28 November 1928. Probate London 1 February (1929) to Emily Alice Howard widow and George Frederick Howard farmer. Effects £725 17s 1d.

Elizabeth Anne HULL died 5 March 1917 – see Elizabeth Anne PAULL

James Symes HULL died 17 June 1917

HULL James Symes of Rew House Winterbourne Saint Martin Dorsetshire died 17 June 1917. Probate London 15 August (1917) to John Chilcott Davy and George Mayo farmers and Anne Hull widow. Effects £7,957 4s 2d.

William Shetler HULL died 20 February 1885

HULL William Shetler. 25 April 1885. The Will of William Shetler Hull late of Tyneham in the County of Dorset Farmer who died 20 February 1885 at Tyneham was proved at Blandford by William Shetler Hull of Druce Farm in the County of Dorset Joseph Symes Hull of Stinsford Farm in the said County and James Symes Hull of Lower Bockhampton Farm in the said County Farmers the Sons the three Executors. Personal; Estate £1,942 10s 2d.

William Shetler HULL died 20 October 1897

HULL William Shetler of Druce Piddletown Dorsetshire farmer died 20 October 1897. Probate London 2 December (1897) to Susan Frances Hull widow William Shetler Hull farmer and Emily Maude Hull spinster. Effects £7,052 15s.

 

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Tyneham War Dead War Memorial Plaque

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.


Boer 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.

Reginald subsequently attended Dorchester Grammar School.

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.

Reginald’s grave at Hollybrook Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Frank Grant / Find A Grave

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.

The Dorchester Grammar School Memorial Roll
Photo courtesy of Kevin Matthews, Thomas Hardye School
Humanities Teacher and Head of the Thomas Hardye School’s Combined Cadet Force, Mr Kevin Matthews, made this informative and moving video to commemorate Private Reginald James Bascombe especially for Remembrance Day 2020.

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
Photograph courtesy of Nancy Wright

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

Harry Holland
Photograph courtesy of Mark White

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
Photograph courtesy of Mark White

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’s blood-stained bible with bullet that killed him Photograph courtesy of Mark White

John is remembered on the Tyneham memorial plaque and at the Netley Military Cemetery.

John’s headstone at 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.

Claude’s headstone at Voormezeele
Photograph courtesy of International Wargraves Photography Project

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.

Page last updated: 23 June 2021


Meech Family

Home|Families|A-E|F-J|K-O|P-T|U-Z The Meech Family Thomas Charles ‘Charlie’ Meech (1884-1971) Charlie was the son of Emily Taylor nee Hyde (1865-1917), the Laundress, from her first marriage to Thomas How Meech (1860-1888). He was four when his father died. Charlie was the ‘Odd Man’ at Tyneham House. Beloved Charlie Meech … stayed… Continue reading

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Homan

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The Homan Family lived at Tyneham Rectory from 1897 to 1913 while Revd. C. S. Homan was Rector. He succeeded Revd. Christopher Wordsworth and was succeeded by Revd. Edward Clifford Hawkes.

Revd. Claude Samuel Homan (1869-1947)

Claude Samuel Horan was born in Umballa, Punjab, India on 13 November 1869. He was educated at Christ’s College, Cambridge where he obtained his B.A.

In 1891 he became Curate of St. Matthias, Plymouth. On 27 April 1982 he married Adelaide Mabel Digby who was born in London in 1862. In 1893 they moved from Devon to Dorset where Claude took up the Curacy of St. Andrew’s, West Stafford. On 30 July 1894, Claude and Adelaide’s first child, a son, Digby Arden Homan, was born in Meriden, Warwickshire.

In 1896 Claude took up the position of Rector of the neighbouring parish of Winterbourne-Came with Winterbourne-Farringdon (and Incumbent of Whitcombe).

On 12 July 1896, while at Winterbourne-Came, Claude and Adelaide had twins: a boy, Claude Knox Homan, and a girl, Rachel Adelaide Homan. Unfortunately Rachel died in infancy in May 1897.

That same year, the family moved from Winterborne-Came to Tyneham, where Claude became Rector of Steeple-cum-Tyneham and also Rector of East Holme. They lived at Tyneham Rectory from 1897 to 1913.

Extract from Kelly’s Directory 1898 for Steeple:

The living is a rectory, annexed to that of Tyneham, joint net yearly value £336, with residence and 25 acres of glebe, 5 of which are in Steeple, in the gift of Nathaniel Bond esq. and held since 1897 by the Rev. Claude Samuel Homan B.A. of Christ’s College, Cambridge, who is also rector of East Holme, and resides at Tyneham.

Claude remained as Rector of Steeple-cum-Tyneham until 1913 when he moved on to Frampton where he was Vicar until 1916.

While at Frampton Claude and Adelaide received the tragic news that their younger son Claude Knox Homan, the twin of daughter Rachel, had been killed in action on 18 September 1915 while serving as Lieutenant in the 6th battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment. He was just 19 years old.

Less then six months later, Claude and Adelaide were dealt a further cruel blow when they learned that their only surviving child, Digby Arden Homan had died on 12 March 1916 in British East Africa while serving with the 2nd Rhodesia Regiment. He was just 21. In the wake of these tragedies, Claude relinquished his post of Vicar.

A few years after the War, in 1921, Claude became Curate of St. Mary’s, Longfleet in Poole and then Chaplain of Costebelle in France from 1922 until 1925.

After his retirement, Claude and Adelaide lived at Hillmorton, Wyndham-road, Parkstone, Dorset. Adelaide died on 27 Feb 1947 in Poole and Claude died just over two months later on 5 May 1947 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, aged 78.

Probate – H

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War Dead

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Homan

Home|Families|A-E|F-J|K-O|P-T|U-Z The Homan Family lived at Tyneham Rectory from 1897 to 1913 while Revd. C. S. Homan was Rector. He succeeded Revd. Christopher Wordsworth and was succeeded by Revd. Edward Clifford Hawkes. Revd. Claude Samuel Homan (1869-1947) Claude Samuel Horan was born in Umballa, Punjab, India on 13 November 1869.… Continue reading

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1947: Death of Revd. Claude Samuel Homan

HOMAN – On May 5, 1947, CLAUDE SAMUEL HOMAN of 72, Parkstone Road, Poole, formerly Rector of Carne, Tyneham, Frampton, Stockton, the Diocese of Salisbury, and for three years Chaplain at Costobello, South of France, aged 78. Cremation at [illegible] Crematorium to-morrow (Friday). Service ; St. Peter’s Church, Parkstone, later.… Continue reading

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1947: Death of Revd. Claude Samuel Homan

HOMAN On May 5, 1947, CLAUDE SAMUEL HOMAN of 72, Parkstone Road, Poole, formerly Rector of Carne, Tyneham, Frampton, Stockton, the Diocese of Salisbury, and for three years Chaplain at Costobello, South of France, aged 78. Cremation at [illegible] Crematorium to-morrow (Friday). Service ; St. Peter’s Church, Parkstone, later. No flowers, by request.

Published by Poole & Dorset Herald, 8 May 1947

[Claude Samuel Homan (1867-1947)]