World War 1 Centenary Commemorations

Churchill Methodist Church has commemorated veterans of World War 1 who died during the war and came from the Churchill area. This happened in the Sunday Service as close as possible to the centenary of their death. The 100th Anniversary of the Armistice has just passed but we are keeping details of the fallen of Churchill on our website - Their Name Liveth For Evermore - we will remember them!

Sunday 15th February 2015

Sapper Colin Henry Roynoon

of the Royal Engineers 1st (South Midland) Filed Company was killed in action on 15/2/1915 aged 25. he is buried at Wytschaete Military Cemetary, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Sunday 17th May 2015

Private Frederick James Miller

of the North Somerset Yeomanry was killed in action on 13/5/1915, aged 30. He is commemorated on panel 5 of the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Private Francis George Davey

of the 1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry was killed in actionon 17/5/1915. He is commemorated on panel 21 of the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Private Lewis Frederick Cox

of the 1st Battalion Welsh Regiment was killed in action on 25/5/1915. He is commemorated on panel 37 of the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Sunday 23rd August 2015 

Private James Hugh Horne

of B Squadron Dorset yeomanry (Queens Own) was killed in action in Gallipoli on 21/8/1915 aged 22. he is commemorated on panels 17 7 18 of the Helles Memorial, Turkey. 

Sunday 24th April 2016

Private Edward J. Atkins

who was a Private in the Somerset Light Infantry before transferring to the 7th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment. He was killed in action on 21st April 2016 in Mesopotamia and his name is on the Basra Memorial. 

Sunday 3rd July 2016

Lance Corporal John Stembridge Burge

Killed in action 1/7/1916 aged 21 whlist serving as a Lance Corporal with the 8th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry (15990) attached to the Royal Engineers. His nameis recored on the Thiepval Memeporial (Pier face 2A). The men whose names are commemorated on this section of the memorial all died before 20th March 1918 in the Somme battle sector and have no known grave. 

Sunday 13th August 2017

Second Lieutenant William Deacon Hayman

was a serving in the 1st/11th Battallion of the Hampshire Regiment when he was killed in action on 13/8/1917 aged 20. He is buried at Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetary, near West Vlaanderen in Belgium.

Sunday 27th August 2017

Private Harold Wookey Clark

was serving in the 2nd/4th Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment when he was killed in action on 27/8/1917 aged 32. He is commemorated on panels 72 - 75 of the Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Sunday xx October 2017

Private Frederick Thomas Baker

was born in South Wales but enlisted in Weston Super Mare. He was serving in the 12th Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment when he was killed in action on the 4th October 2017. He is buried at the Hooge Crater Cemetary in Belgium.


Sunday 31st December 2017       

Private Percy Arthur Clark

of the Army Service  Corps 29th Ammunition Sub. Park. He died of his wounds, aged 33, on 2/1/1918 and is one of only two Commonwealth servicemen buried at Fauquembergues Communal Cemetary in France 

Sunday 25th March 2018

Private William Dare

of the Royal Fusiliers was killed in action in the Somme region on 27/3/1918 aged 20. He is commemorated on panel 19- 21 of the Pozieres Memorial  in France

Sunday 15th April 2018  

Private Alfred Manning

of the 1st Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry was killed in action 13/4/1918. He is commemorated on panle 6 of the Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainhault, Belgium  

Sunday 9th September 2018

Private James Joseph Roper

of the 14th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) died of his wounds on 11/9/1918, aged 25. He is buried at the Bronfay Farm Military Cemetary, Bray sur Somme, France.