Some Memorial Inscriptions - Sopworth, Wiltshire
St Mary's Churchyard and War Memorial

War Memorial

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Alf Beard, 29th June 2003. Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c.
A1. John WITCHEL, 21 Nov 1819, 85
Also his children
Isaac, 3 Oct 1801, 21
William, 8 June 1802, 24
Grace, 28 Aug 1802, 7yrs
Samuel, 18 Jan 1814, 29
John, 2 April 1819, 10
Job, 2 April 1828, 45
George, 6 March 1819, 32
John, 23 Oct 1842, 90

A2. James AMOSS,
Yeoman of Sherston, 2 Jan 1870, 64
Ann, w, 11 Feb ****, 86

A3. Catherine IDDOLS,
Spinster of this parish, 23 July 1827, 71
Mary IDDOLS, spinster, sister,
23 Oct 1836, 76

A4. Joyce, w/o James SCUTTS,
1 Oct 1851, 43
James, 19 July 1867, 67

A5. James SCUTTS, 24 Feb 1931, 74
Charlotte, w, 18 Sept 1959, 97
Humphrey BAKER, 14 Feb 1889, 63
Eliza BAKER, w, 2 Dec 1897, 63
Alice THOMPSON, d, 16 Dec 1821, 62
Interred at Ealing Cemetery
Margaret BALLSAM, d, 15 April 1926, 71

A6. This Memorial is erected by Norman & Louise NEEMS,
in memory of their two duly loved sons.
Percy Vincent Nigel NEEMS, 2nd Lt,
10 Service Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, wounded
at the Battle of Loos, 25 Sept 1915, died 9 Oct 1915, 19

A7. Reginald Norman NEEMS, Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery,
Who died from Pneumonia while on active service in France,
20 March 1917, 22
Buried in the Cemetery at Ecluser near Peronne, France.
They gave their lives for their country.
The best are the 1st called on to die

A8. Eliza, w/o William NEEMS, 21 April 1943, 60
William, 22 April 1921, 84
Nigel George, infant s/o Nigel & Charlotte NEEMS,
29 April 1922 - 16 May 1929, 17

A9. Norman NEEMS, h/o Louise, 3 March 1939, 73

A10. Nigel, h/o Charlotte NEEMS, 16 Nov 1941, 71
Charlotte Hannah Lucy, w, 14 Feb 1965, 60

A11. Robert MILSON, 27 Oct 1913, 84

A12. Edwin HUMPHRIES, 4 May 1904, 47
Clerk from 1894 - 1904
Phoebe Ann, w, 28 Sept 1949, 91
Ann MARCH, grandma, 20 April 1905, 88
Ida Louise Millie HUMPHRIES, d,
29 July 1985, 92

A13. Edmond HOLBOROW, 12 July 1932, 65
Rhoda ****, [unable to read any more]

A14. Josiah Felix WEAR, 30 Oct 1927, 69
William Josiah, s, K in A, France,
13 Nov 1916, 22
Catherine, 16 May 1932, 76

A15. James, h/o Elizabeth HARING,
13 Sept 1889, 52

A16. James Masklyne PERKS,
22 Oct 1883, 70
Harriett, w, 14 June 1911, 92

A17. Alfred James PERKS, 21 Sept 1928, 78

A18. Frederick George CARTER,
23 Feb 1948, 60
Phyllis Dora CARTER,
20 Jan 1981, 92

A19. Jane BELL, 13 Jan 1944, 85
Emily BELL, 6 Sept 1946, 92

A20. BUCKLEY Vault
Allen BUCKLEY, 3rd s/o the Rector of this parish,
14 June 1863 - 16 June 1868
Joseph BUCKLEY, 10 Jan 1812 - 27 Nov 1882
He was for 40 years Vicar of Badminton and
27 years Rector of this parish. He was Rector of
Tormarton until his death.
Hannah Dashwood BUCKLEY, 15 Jan 1891
Col, Arthur Dashwood BUCKLEY, Companion
of The Bath, 2nd s/o Rev Joseph BUCKLEY,
15 Jan 1860 - 2 April 1915.
Joined the Hampshire Regiment, Commanded
The 1st Battalion, 1903 - 1908
Asst Adjt General, 1909 - 1915
Col, i/c Territorial Forces Records, Eastern Command
1914 - 1915
Egerton John BUCKLEY, youngest s/o Joseph,
30 March 1886 - 22 Dec 1983

A21. Mary, w/o Thomas WITCHELL, 5 Feb 1917, 62
Thomasina Raglin WITCHELL, 10 Sept 1917, 61

A22. Samuel WITCHELL of Sopworth,
28 April 1870, 58

A23. William Lorenzo HARTSTRONGE-WELDMAN,
18 Dec 1922, 66
Rector of Sopworth, 1893 - 1908
Lorenzo Charles Edmund, only son,
19 Dec 1933, 31

A24. William BADCO, 9 Feb 1864 - 9 March 1921
Mary, 14 May 1882 - 18 Dec 1961

A25. Samuel WITCHELL, 28 May 1892, 72
Maria, widow, 18 Jan 1897, 78

A26. Isaac John & Henry Francis,
s/o Francis & Maria Jane HOLBOROW,
both died in infancy

A27. Ebenizer WITCHELL, 21 Aug 1864, 44
Mary Sussannah, w, 25 May 1866, 44
Ann WITCHELL of this parish,
23 March 1868, 75
William WITCHELL, 30 Nov 1869, 83

A28. Emma Louise WITCHELL, 27 June 1888, 64
Mary Elizabeth WITCHELL, 26 Feb 1909, 81
Ann, w/o Job PRITCHARD, 21 Dec 1872, 64
Job, 14 July 1887, 80

A29. Edith Violet POWEL, 1906 - 1997
Arthur Job, of Warren Farm, Knockdown

A30. Edward MAINWARING,
13 July 1964 - 18 Aug 1998

A31. Bernard William MILSON, 1890 - 1895
Beatrice Florence, 1890 - 1962

A32. Herbert Victor SPENCER,
26 Aug 1899 - 31 Dec 1993

A33. Marjorie FAGGETTER, 1909 - 1991
John FAGGETTER, 1913 - 2000

A34. Christopher Frank PRIOR,
Master Miller of Nibley, Yate [NB not North Nibley]
7 May 1989, 74

A35. William C. PRELIETT, 3 Jan 1980, 71
Daisy, 28 Dec 1987, 73

A36. Thomas Charles WICK, 3 Aug 1979, 74
Margaret Alice, w, 28 April 1995, 86

A37. Sammy Charles WICK, 20 April 1980, 46

A38. Thomas Alfred DEYKES, 23 March 1978, 92

A39. George ANDREWS, 19 Jan 1957, 77
Esther, 17 March 1917, 33
Emily our stepmother, 27 Feb 1943, 59

A40. 5492722, Pte H.G. HARRIS,
Queens Royal Regt, 26 Sept 1914
Ivy Emily, w, 7 July 1990, 82

A41. Edwin SMITH, 29 July 1978, 71

A42. William George JONES,
of The Den, Sherston, 25 May 1934, 50
Ellen Mary, w, 17 Dec 1956, 73

A43. Thomas SMITH of Luckley Farm,
24 May 1931, 90
Sarah Ann, widow, 17 Oct 1932, 86
Thomas Arthur, s, 3 May 1955, 80
Celia Jane SMITH, d, 24 May 1966, 85

A44. John SMITH, 18 Jan 1945, 79
Ellen, 17 Sept 1986, 103

A45. Reginald James THOMPSON,
2nd s/o Sarah Ann & Albert James,
31 May 1916 - 8 May 1997

A46. Benjamin Samuel WARNER, 16 Sept 1957, 81
Sushannah, w, 27 Aug 1975, 92
Sarah, d, 12 June 1972, 65

A47. Thomas Herbert SMITH,
Of Cape Farm BADMINTON,
19 Oct 1912 - 5 June 1988
Dorothy Millicent, nee KING,
3 Sept 1918 - 3 April 1995
Reunited on their 30th Wedding Anniversary

A48. Elizabeth SMITH, 5 Jan 1940, 62
James Herbert SMITH, 29 Aug 1944, 72

A49. Sarah Ann THOMPSON,
6 Aug 1965, 77
Albert James THOMPSON,
30 July 1968

A50. Dennis George Uriah WOOLKEY,
23 Feb 1931, 70
Atphzibah Hannah, 18 June 1944, 93
Morris George THOMPSON, of
Bedford & Herts Regt, K in A at Cassiso [Cassino],
15 May 1944, 29

A51. George William THOPMSON,
30 Sept 1950, 80
Emily THOMPSON,
12 June 1966, 76

A52. Frederick POPE, 9 Aug 1964, 69
Hannah Ivy Margaret, 11 Oct 1998, 86

A53. John A. HOPKINS, 23 Dec 1964, 80
Fanny, w, 6 June 1976, 87

A54. Stanley Victor STONE, 14.8.1980, 84
Geoffrey, infant son, 26.4.1937, 4 days

A55. Robert Walter CHAPPELL,
30 March 1943, 33
Edith Mary, 23 Oct 1999, 90

A56. 7944284, Pte, A.T. KINGTON,
Pioneer Corps, 15 Nov 1944, 38

A57. Ann Eliza Jane WOOLKEY,
26 April 1980, 86
Harry Victor, w, 22 Dec 1986, 91

A58. William George BEDGGOOD,
30 March 1982, 62

A59. Violet Stephanie McCULLAGH,
19.10.2002, 91
Phillis DOWNES, 7 Nov 2000, 91

A60. Victor WARNER, 31 Jan 1968, 54
Edna WARNER, 10 July 2000, 81

A61. Walter Styles WARNER,
23.8.1915 - 6.6.1999

A62. Timothy Tim Edward EVANS, 1943 - 1997

A63. Laura Emily EVANS, 7.3.1910 - 4.11.1999

A64. War Memorial
Roll of Honour WW2 1939 - 1945
In proud & loving memory of
John, Earl of [Erne] ERNE, Royal Horse Guards
Anthony Hugh STANLEY, R.A.F.
Herbert Giles HAWES, Hampshire Regt
Arthur Thomas KINGTON, Pioneer Corps
Morris George THOMPSON, Bed & Herts Regt
Albert George Edward WARNER, Royal Signals
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And in proud and grateful memory of
Reginald Robert KINGTON, 2nd Worcestershire Regt
George WOODMAN, 2nd Gloucestershire Regt
Of this parish who gave their lives in the Great War
1914 -18
He that lived on Mid English Pastures Green
remember us and think what might have been

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