St Boniface World War One dead commemorated in the British Legion Field of Poppies

Researchers have found the names of some  of the St Boniface War Dead and these will be commemorated at the Royal British Legion Field of Poppies at Westminster Abbey from November 11th.

ARRONDEAU George L/9576 Private Middlesex Regt. Buried Huddersfield ( Edgerton Cemetery) 6/11/14 age 28.

BURROUGHS Bernard Prendergast 2nd Lieut 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died of wounds 16/3/1917. Buried St Sever Cemetery, Rouen.
Son of Lt Col Charles and Mrs Margaret Burroughs( nee Prendergast) of Pelham Lodge, 356 Shirley Road. Born Salford Barracks, Manchester.

COLLET Charles Herbert, Flight Commodore DSO, RN Air Service and Captain Royal Marine Artillery.

Son of James and Teresa (nee Pilley) born Calcutta lived at Lansdowne House Regents Park Road( where Lansdowne Road is now) and later Woodleigh West End. Successfully carried out the first long distance air raid into enemy country of the war when he bombed Zeppelin Sheds at Dusseldorf on 22 Sept 1914. Killed in Gallipoli area in an accident 19 August 1915 age 27 . Buried  Lancashire Landing cemetery, Gallipoli.

CLOSE H.B Lieut Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Husband of Josephine Close of Plas Newydd, Killiney, Co Dublin. Died 1 Nov 1918 age 30. Buried Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

EDMUNDS John Simons 25054 Private 9th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers

of 1 Nightingale Freemantle. Formerly Private 3326 Dragoon Guards. Born June 1889 Southampton. Enlisted 1915. At the Dardanelles, Landing at Suvla Bay and Gallipoli. Presumed killed at the Somme 26 Sept 1916. No known grave. Name inscribed on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

KENNY Bernard William Sub Lieut  Nelson Battalion ,Royal Navy Volunteers.
Born 8 April 1892 Freemantle House 47, Millbrook Road, Freemantle. Father William Charles Kenny was a block ice Merchant from Bayswater his mother Lucy from Pimlico. One of his brothers ,Edmund Couche Kenny, also RNVR, Howe 1st Royal Marines Battalion survived Accidentally Killed at Gallipoli 19 November 1915 by British artillery shell falling short. Death described in diary of Sub Lieut J C Hilton 4th Platoon, Hood Battalion. Name inscribed on Helles Memorial, Turkey. No known grave. His will proved in London 28/Jan/1916 made William Sheppard , bank official executor and his estate was £528 12shillings and 11pence.

O’HARA Thomas
Son of James O’Hara of Brig O’Earn, Charlton Road, Shirley.

STANLEY Thomas James Private Middlesex Regt
Killed 1 July 1916 in offensive on a line north of Gommecourt to Maricourt. Name inscribed on Thiepval Monument, Somme, France. No known grave.

STANLEY S. Gunner, Royal Field Artillery
21 Sidney Rd Shirley. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Stanley of Woodford, Co Galway. Enlisted 1917. Fought on Western Front. Killed near Poperinghe, Ypres 1 May 1915 aged 20. Interred Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

WELLMAN Gilbert James, Private 6525, Dorset regt
Born 1883 West Dulwich, London .Served 6 years in India. Husband of Mary ( nee Ward) of “ Shamrock, Wimpson Lane, Millbrook. whom he married March 1912 Southampton. Son of James and Susan Wellman of 61, Clarendon Road, Shirley.Killed 3 July 1916 aged 34 in offensive on a line north of Gommecourt to Maricourt. Name inscribed on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. No known grave.

WOODMAN Herbert Edmund Langdon 5492 1st E Lancashire Regt Lance Sergeant
Served in S African campaign ( Boer War) Husband of Louisa Woodman( nee Cawte) married Dec 1910 Hartley Wintney. of 75 Wolseley Rd Shirley She died Southampton 1966 aged 81. Son of Samuel and Martha Woodman of Gosport.  Killed at Ypres 26 March 1915 aged 35. Interred Lancashire Cottage Cemetery, Comines- Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.

WOSIKOWSKI Joseph Henry private PO/14253 Royal Marine Light Infantry, SS Kermouth
Son of Francis and Sarah Wosikowski of 197 Foundry Lane, Shirley. Parents were tin church caretakers. Died 27 January 1918 age 30. Interred New Orleans ( Greenwood) Cemetery, Louisiana, USA.

These names were inscribed on a chalice given to St Boniface Church after the war by the families of the deceased .