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S.Q.M WILLIAM JOHN FENNELL S2/SR/03911, Sergeant, Royal Army Service Corps.  Age 57  Died 5.10.1917Staff Sergeant WILLIAM JOHN FENNELL, Royal Army Service Corps, was the son of George and Christiana, Fennell, and came from the Reading area. He lived at No. 37 Hartington Road, Gosport, with his wife Mary. He died after being admitted to the Queen Alexandria Military Hospital, on the 5th October 1917, the cause was thought to have been illness. Staff Sergeant WILLIAM JOHN FENNELL, R.A.S.C., was buried on the 9th October 1917, Plot 37 Space 56. No memorial marks the site of his final resting-place.

Able Seaman ALFRED THOMAS FLETCHER, R.N.  30108, Able Seaman, Royal Navy  Age 48  Died 2.4.1945

Able Seaman ALFRED THOMAS FLETCHER, Royal Navy, was the son of John William and Sarah Maria Fletcher of No. 52 Mayfield Road, Gosport. Passed away on Monday 2nd April 1945, at the Mount Sanatorium, Bishopstoke, Eastleigh, Hampshire. His death occurred after he contracted tuberculosis. He was returned to Gosport, his hometown. The cause was not given. Able Seaman, ALFRED THOMAS FLETCHER, R.N., was buried on Friday 6th 1945> He is laid to rest, Plot 187 Space 60, and is commemorated by a CWG headstone.

Gunner ALFRED WILLIAM FLETHCHER, R.A. 1679376, Gunner, 465th Battery, 142nd Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. Age 35 Died 29.9.1942

Gunner ALFRED WILLIAM FLETCHER, Royal Artillery, was the son of Alfred William and Emily Fletcher of Brougham Street, Gosport. He was the husband of Annie Ida Fletcher, they lived at No. 4, Alexandria Street, Gosport. Gunner Fletcher, was killed on Thursday 29th September 1942, at the Royal Air Force Station, Linton-0n-Ouse, Yorkshire. He was on duty, manning a gun site, which formed part of the airfield’s ground defences. The airfield was subjected to an air raid. The gun site received a direct hit, killing several of the men and seriously injuring many others. An inquest had to held, so that the remains of the unfortunate could be identified. This is why the death certificate, was issued by the Coroner, of the County of York. So that his remains could be returned to his hometown, for interment.

Gunner ALFRED WILLIAM FLETCHER, R.A., was buried in the War Graves Section (see plan on back pages), Row 4 Grave 5, and is commemorated by a CWG headstone.

Leading Stoker BERTRAM GEORGE FLETCHER, R.N. P/K 17686, Leading Stoker, Royal Navy, HMS Orlando. Age 46   Died 12.8.1941

Leading Stoker BERTRAM GEORGE FLETCHER, Royal Navy, was the son of Arthur John and Jane Fletcher of 42 Brougham Street, Gosport. Leading Stoker Fletcher passed away on Tuesday 12th August 1941, at the Gateside Hospital, Greenock, Scotland. His death was as a result of wounds received, when HMS Orlando (in the process of re-supplying, for another convoy escort duty, shepherding merchant shipping across the Atlantic Ocean), was badly damaged by high explosive bombs dropped by German aircraft, in an intense air raid on the docks area on the 11th. He was admitted to hospital and underwent an emergency operation. He never regained consciousness, and died in the early hours of the morning of the 12th of August 1941. His body was returned to his hometown of Gosport. Leading Stoker, BERTRAM GEORGE FLETCHER, R.N., was buried on the 16th of August 1941. He is laid to rest, Plot 54 Space 54, and is commemorated b a CWG headstone.

Lance Corporal ARTHUR JOHN FLORY, R.M.L.I. PO/2260, Lance Corporal, Royal Marine Light Infantry.  Age 56  Died 14.2.1919

Lance Corporal ARTHUR JOHN FLORY, Royal Marine Light Infantry, was the husband of Margaret. They lived in married quarters at, No. 17 Mill Lane, Forton, Gosport. He died on 14th February 1919, after having been admitted to the Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar, Gosport. The cause was as a result of contracting the ‘Spanish Flu’ epidemic, which raged throughout war torn Europe. Somewhere in the region of a million people died after becoming infected. Lance Corporal, ARTHUR JOHN FLORY, R.M.L.I., was laid to rest with his son Frederick Cornelious (see below), Plot 47 Space 82, and is commemorated by a Family Memorial.

Bugler FREDERICK CORNELIOUS FLORY, R.M.L.I. PO/16521, Bugler, R. Marine Light Infantry, HMS Queen. Age 18  Died 25.10.1915

Bugler FREDERICK CORNELIOUS FLORY, Royal Marine Light Infantry, was the son of Arthur John (above, and Margaret. His home was at his parents home, No. 17 Mill Lane, Forton, Gosport. He serving with ‘C’ Company of the R.M.L.I., aboard His Majesties Ship, Queen. He died on the ship, as a result of accidental injuries, on the 25th October 1915. He was brought back to Gosport, where he was buried, Plot 47 Space 82, and is commemorated by a Family Memorial.

Private WILLIAM JOHN FOLEY, R.A.S.C. S/5923, Private, Royal Army Service Corps. Age 28  Died 17.11.1918

Private WILLIAM JOHN FOLEY, Royal Army Service Corps, died after having been admitted to the Notts. County War Memorial, at Radcliffe-on-Trent, on the 17 of November 1918, as a result of contracting the ‘Spanish Flu’ epidemic which raged throughout war torn Europe. Somewhere in the region of a million people died after becoming infected. Private WILLIAM JOHN FOLEY, R.A.S.C., was to rest, Plot 39 Space 38, and is commemorated by a CWG headstone.

Lieutenant ARTHUR ALGERNON FRANKHAM, R.G.A. Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery.  Age 27  Died 17.2.1919

Lieutenant ARTHUR ALGERNON FRANKHAM, Royal Garrison Artillery, was stationed at the No. 1 S.A.R.B. (Southern Area Re-enforcement Base) at Shore Camp, Sussex. He became unwell, and after being placed in the medical section, isolation unit. He died several days later on the 17th of February 1919 as a result of contracting the ‘Spanish Flu’ during the epidemic which raged throughout war torn Europe. Somewhere in the region of a million people died after becoming infected. Lieutenant ARTHUR ALGERNON FRANKHAM, R.G.A., was laid to rest, Plot 39 Space 57, and is commemorated by a CWG headstone.

Pioneer ALFRED BENJAMIN FROST, R.E. 366681, Pioneer, Tyne Electrical Engineers, Royal Engineers.  Age 18  Died 25.9.1918

Pioneer ALFRED BENJAMIN FROST, Royal Engineers, was the son of Albert Sidney and Hannah Jane Frost, of No. 15 Grove Road, Hardway, Gosport. He died a few days after being admitted to the Queen Alexandria Military Hospital, Cosham, on the 25th of September 1918, as a result of contracting the ‘Spanish Flu’ during the epidemic, which raged throughout war torn Europe. Somewhere in the region of a million people died after becoming infected. Pioneer ALFRED BENJAMIN FROST, R.E., was laid to rest, Plot 38 Space 83, and is commemorated by a CWG headstone.

Mr ALBERT EDWARD FREELAND 8 Holly Street, Gosport Age 38    Died 14.6.1941    –  SEE – Mr WILLIAM HENRY BARNES

Mr DONALD FRANCIS FREEBURY  46 Leesland Road   Age 15  Died 20.9.1941    –     SEE – Mrs ADA BROWN

MR HERBERT WILLIAM GADSBY  32 Oval Gardens     Age 64  Died 16.8.1940    SEE – ARTHUR REGINALD OWEN BARRELL

Sergeant Pilot ROLLS WILLIAM WESLEY GALLIE, R.N.Z.A.F. 4164522, Sergeant Pilot, Royal New Zealand Air Force.   Age 24         Died 30.3.1943

Sergeant Pilot ROLLO WILLIAM WESLEY GALLIE, R.N.Z.A.F. the son of Charles and Adelaide (nee Neill) Gallie, of Auckland City, New Zealand, 24 years of age, volunteered for service with the Royal New Zealand Air Force, he was selected for aircrew training, and further upgraded to potential pilot material. He was duly awarded his wings after training, and after serving with other units he was posted to 1622 Flight, No 2 Anti Aircraft Co operation Unit, at RAF Gosport.

On Tuesday the 30th of March 1943, Sgt. Gallie took off in a Boulton Paul Defiant target tower DR 919 for a routine co-operation flight with Fraser Anti Aircraft Range Eastney, Portsmouth, in the back seat on winchman/wireless operator duties was 1614522 Aircraftsman Class 1, E. Tate. The target towing duty was completed without incident. On the way back to their base, the aircraft’s engine failed and machine crashed in a filed at Chalk Lane, Pound Knapp (now part of the extended course of Lee-on-Solent Golf Club), Sgt. Gallie, was instantly killed, miraculously A/C1 Tate, although slightly injured survived after hospital treatment. At the subsequent hearing, the fatal accident was as put down to: ” That the crash was caused by unintentional turning off of the fuel tap”,

Sergeant Pilot ROLLO WILLIAM WELLS GALLIE, R.N.Z.A.F., was buried on the 3rd of April 1943, and is laid to rest in the War Graves Section (see plans on back pages), Row 5 Grave 6, and is commemorated by a CWG headstone.

Petty Officer FREDERICK GAMBLEN, R.N. 148040, Petty Officer, Shipwright 1st Class, Royal Navy, HM Auxiliary Ship Bayana.  Age 49  Died 11.3.1915

Petty Officer FREDERICK GAMBLEN, Royal Navy, was serving on HMAS Bayano. The ship as patrolling the area off the north coast of Ireland on the 11th of March 1915, when P.O. Gamblen, during the course of his duties as a shipwright, fell from a height, during a storm. When the ship anchored in Belfast Lough, P.O. Gamblen’s body was taken ashore. He was accorded a service funeral with full military honours, being buried in Larne Cemetery, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. When his family in Gosport heard of his death, they requested that he be interred in Gosport. Their request was granted, and he was exhumed, and brought to his hometown, of Gosport. Petty Officer FREDERICK GAMBLEN, R.N., was re-interred on the 31st of July 1915, being laid to rest, Plot 30b Space 33, and is commemorated by a Family Memorial.

Chief Petty Officer LESLIE CHARLES GAMBLEN, R.N. P/L 11129, C P O Stoker, Royal Navy, HMS Vernon.  Age 42     Died17.10.1942

Chief Petty Officer LESLIE CHARLES GAMBLEN, Royal Navy, was the son of Frederick and Rosa Gamblen of Gosport. He was married to Rosa May Gamblen, and they lived at No.108 St. Edward’s Road, Gosport. He died at his home on Saturday 17th October 1942 at his home. The cause is not recorded, but was attributable to war service. Chief Petty Officer LESLIE CHARLES GAMBLEN, Royal Navy, was buried on Wednesday 21st October 1942, and was laid to rest, Plot 63 Space 44, and is commemorated by a CWG headstone.

HELMUT GANSTER Soldier German Army.        Born 24.12.1921   Died 15.8.1944   Age 22

HELMUT GANSTER, soldier of the German Army, was seriously wounded, during the bitter fighting in the ‘Falaise Pocket’ area. This so-called ‘pocket’, was in fact an encirclement of the German positions, which were attempting a fighting retreat. His position being overrun, Helmut Ganster, received immediate medical attention, his condition was stabilised, but critical. Taken to the newly built artificial harbour built by the allies at Arromanches, he was transferred to a hospital ship for the voyage to this country. During the trip, his condition rapidly deteriorated, and he subsequently died.

Upon reaching Portsmouth Harbour, his body was taken to the old Isolation Hospital, at the end of Frater Lane, and which is now a gymnasium, but which at that time was used as a temporary morgue. HELMUT GANSTER, was buried on the 19th of August 1944, and is laid to rest in the German Section of the War Graves Section (see plans on back pages), Row 2 Grave 6, and is commemorated by a CWG headstone.

Private JOHN GEARY  11811, 3rd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment.      Age 18  Died 27.5.1915

Private JOHN GEARY, was serving with the 3rd Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment, he passed away in the Queen Alexandria Military Hospital, Cosham, after being admitted a few days before, on the 27th May 1915, as a result of tuberculosis of the lung. Private JOHN GEARY, was buried on the 31st May 1915, Plot 47 Space 37, and is commemorated by a CWG headstone.

REGINALD WILLIAM DUDLEY GIBBS, M.N. 2nd Engineer, Merchant Navy, Steamship Empire Portia.   Age 42   Died 1.7.1944

REGINALD WILLIAM DUDLEY GIBBS, Merchant Navy, came from the Newcastle-on-Tyne area. He died on the 1st July 1944 aboard a rescue ship, which was returning survivors of the SS Empire Portia’s crew. The SS Empire Portia, had been struck by either a mine or torpedo and, which when taken in tow, for possible salvage, subsequently sank off Cape d Antifer, Northern France.

The SS Empire Portia, was just one of the hundreds of ships which were ferrying the tremendous amount of war supplies needed by the allied forces engaged in liberating Europe. The ship had unloaded its supplies, and was en route back to this country for more supplies.

2nd Engineer REGINALD WILLIAM DUDLEY GIBBS, Merchant Navy, was buried on Monday 3rd July 1944, and is laid to rest in the War Graves Section (see plans on back pages), Row 4 Grave 10, and is commemorated by a CWG headstone.

Corporal THOMAS NEWSON GIDDINGS, R.F.C. 13731, Corporal, Royal Flying Corps.  Age 28  Died 5.5.1916

Corporal THOMAS NEWSON GIDDINGS, Royal Flying Corps, husband of Ethel, home address 7 Roberts Road, Leiston, Suffolk, was serving with No.28 squadron R.F.C. based at Fort Grange. On the Friday 5th of May 1916, he was a passenger in an aeroplane being piloted by a Lieutenant Browning R.F.C. The aeroplane took off in a normal fashion and was circling the aerodrome at a height of some 150 feet, the pilot attempted a turn and in doing so the aircraft’s left wing dropped, the machine rapidly lost speed entered a stall and fell to the ground. Corporal Giddings was admitted to hospital, but sadly died shortly afterwards as a result of his injuries, the pilot, Lt. Browning apparently badly injured survived.

An inquest held three days later. Decided that death was accidental. But, the jury expressed the opinion “that better medical arrangements should be made at the aerodrome. So as to be able to deal effectively with such accidents.” As a result, this recommendation was sent to those in authority (it took further accidents had occurred that this was finally complied with, and a Medical Officer appointed to Fort Grange Aerodrome).

Corporal THOMAS NEWSON GIDDINGS, R.F.C., was buried on Monday 8th May 1916, and is laid to rest, Plot 48 Space 13, and is commemorated by a CWG headstone.

Mr FREDERICK GEORGE GILBERT 205 Forton Road  Age 55  Died 5.12.1940     –      SEE – Mr WILLIAM HENRY CANDY

Private THOMAS ALBERT GODDARD 13074258, Private, Pioneer Corps.   Age 32   Died 21.12.1941

Private THOMAS ALBERT GODDARD, was the son of Thomas and Annie Goddard, of No. 7 Frater Terrace, Gosport, died on Sunday 21st December 1941. The cause was not given, and very little is known, but I have heard unsubstantiated evidence, that Private Goddard died of wounds received during the ‘London Blitz’. It was thought that his condition would improve with his being nursed at home. He did died of complications, whilst on compassionate leave.

Private THOMAS ALBERT GODDARD, was buried on Saturday 27th December 1941, and is laid to rest, Plot 54 Space 8, and is commemorated by a CWG headstone.

Gefreiter GOTTIFRED ANTON GOLIAS 475/57359, Gefreiter, German Air Force  Born 19.7.1923  Died 26.4.1944  Age 19

Gefrieter GOTTIFRED ANTON GOLIAS, of the German Air Force, was born on 19th July 1923. During the Second World War, he served in the German Luftwaffe. He was aboard one of the German bombers, which were making a raid on the area during the late hours of Wednesday the 26th of April 1944, with the local population still taking shelter from the continuing air raid. With the 26th April five minutes old, his Junker’s Ju 188E-1 (260378) coded U5+HN, was caught in the searchlight cones of the local defences. Radar operated anti-aircraft guns targeted the hapless machine. Badly damaged by flak, the Junker’s made a forlorn attempt to limp back home. Despite nursing the engines, one of which soon failed and the aircraft began to lose height. The order to abandon the stricken bomber was issued. Lt. K. Schroder, successfully managed to bale out, and was taken prisoner. The other members of the crew, Uffz H. Wolff, Uffz H. Wefels and Uffz H. Tscehnscher, were listed as missing. The body of Gefr Golias was recovered from the sea on the 4th of May by the minesweeper HMS Eastbourne. His identity was established, when effects in his pockets were scrutinised by an intelligence officer from the Royal Air Force Station at Tangmere, Sussex. Gefreiter ANTON GOLIAS was buried Saturday 6th May 1944, in War Graves Section, Row 7 Grave 9, is commemorated by a CWG headstone.

ENGELBURT GOTZ  Unknown rank German Air Force Born 30.5.191 Died 30.9.1940  Age 27

ENGELBURT GOTZ, of German Air Force, unknown, age 27, was born on Friday the 30th of May 1913, it is believed that he was aboard one of the German bombers who on the 30th of September who raided the aircraft factory at Yeovil, Somerset, most probably one of the crew of Heinkel III of 4/KG55. The enemy formation had been detected by Ventnor radar station, and RAF Fighters were scrambled to intercept them. Contact was made southwest of the Isle of Wight. Several of the raiders were shot down. After pressing home its attack, and on the return to their home base in northern France, a few more raiders were shot down into the sea.

Engelburt Gotz’s body was found floating in the sea between No Man’s Land and Horse Sand, sea forts in the Spithead Anchorage. ENGELBURT GOTZ, was buried on the 17th of October 1940, and at the time he was listed as an unknown German airman. He was given full service honours. His identity was established later, and temporary CWGC cross was amended. ENGELBURT GOTZ is laid to rest in the War Graves Section, Row 7 Grave 8, and is commemorated by a CWG headstone.

Private JOHN GOWER, R.M.L.I. PO/1138, Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Malaya  Age 29  Died 10.6.1916

Private JOHN GOWER, serving with the Royal Marine Light Infantry, was the son of Arthur Thomas and Elizabeth Ann Gower. He lived in married quarters, with his wife Alice, at, No. 6 Upper Mill Lane, Gosport. He was serving with the R.M.L.I. detachment aboard His Majesties Ship Malaya. This ship was part of the 5th Battle Squadron. During the spring of 1916, the British High Seas Fleet, were cruising on station in the North Sea. They had received information that the German High Seas Fleet, were about to break out of the Baltic Sea to engage merchant shipping, and to shell towns and ports on the East Coast of Britain.

On the 31st of May 1916, the two Fleets sighted each other, and the following naval engagement, would later become known as ‘The Battle of Jutland’. The battle obviously having taken place off the Jutland Peninsular. During the engagement, HMS Malaya fired several salvos at the German warship ‘Van der Tern’. HMS Malaya did not come away unscathed, she was hit 7 times by large calibre shells, 3 of which, hit the ship under the waterline, and the pumps were hard pressed to keep her afloat. With one of her boilers damaged, she had a reduced speed. One of the shells to hit the Malaya, struck the roof of the roof of ‘X’ gun turret, punching a four-inch hole, and discharging shards of shrapnel inside the turret. Private Gower, was one of the men manning the gun, he was hit by some of the shrapnel, and badly wounded. He was immediately taken to the ships sick bay, which was subjected to flooding, owing to punctured sea hose cocks, making conditions very difficult. Shortly afterwards, the main lights failed, and the brave surgeons, continued their life saving treatment.

After the battle, it was found that HMS Malaya, had fired some 31, 6-inch shells, suffering 7 hits in return, which had caused 63 men dead and 68 men wounded. The badly damaged ship, finally made it back to Invergordon, Scotland, on the 4th June 1916, where she was placed in a floating dock, and repairs carried out. The wounded men were transferred to hospitals in the area, many, including Private Gower, were taken to the Northern Infirmary Hospital at Inverness. Sadly, despite all that could be done for him, Private John Gower died from his wounds on the 10th June 1916. Private JOHN GOWER, R.M.L.I., was returned to Gosport, where he was buried on the 14th June 1916, and is laid to rest, Plot 48 Space 35, and is commemorated by a CWG headstone.

Marine VALENTINE GOYMER – Mrs MAY GOYMER 56 Avenue Road, Gosport Age 26 & 19 Died 10.3.1941 SEE – Mr WILLIAM BURRIDGE

Rifleman WILLIAM GRACEY 7012043, Rifleman, 2nd Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles Regiment, 9th Brigade, 3rd Division, XXX Corps.  Age 30  Died 10.6.1944

Rifleman WILLIAM GRACEY, was the son of John and Elizabeth Gracey, of Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. He was the husband of Winnie (nee Taylor) Gracey. He served with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles Regiment, he died on Saturday 10th June 1944, after being wounded during the allied push inland, from the Normandy Beachheads. Treated at an Emergency Casualty Clearing Station, it was decided that he should be sent back to this country for major surgery. However he died of his wounds on the voyage back, within site of the coast.

Rifleman WILLIAM GRACEY, was buried on Thursday 15th 1944, and is laid to rest in the War Graves Section (see plans on back pages), Row 4 Grave 14, and is commemorated by a CWG headstone.

Aircraftsman Class 1 ALBERT EDWARD GRANT, R.A.F. 861990, Aircraftsman Class 1, Aux Royal Air Force, No. 930 Balloon Barrage Squadron.  Age 42   Died 12.8.1940  SEE – Corporal ARTHUR REGINALD OWEN BARRELL, R.A.F.

Oberfeldwebel HANS-LUDWIG GRAF, German Air Force  Oberfeldwebel, German A F   Born 24.10.1912  Age 29  Died 29.5.1942

Oberfeldwebel HANS-LUDWIG GRAF, of the German Air Force, was born on the 24th of October 1912, serving with the German Luftwaffe, during the Second World War. He was piloting a Messershmitt Me 109 fighter on the afternoon of Friday the 28th May 1942, these later type of fighter had been modified to carry bombs, and with their heavy cannon and machine gun fire, they were well suited to ground attack raids. This type of raids became known as “Hit & Run” air raids, the aircraft flew at just above wave level, and were very difficult if not impossible to detect by radar.

The south coast took the brunt these attacks, with the Isle of Wight in particular a favourite target, approaching the Island’s southern coastline at 2.00pm in the afternoon, there is some evidence that R.N. Patrol Trawler ARTIC PIONEER was targeted, attacked and sunk by Oberfw. Graf’s fighter, the survivors of the trawler being rescued by an RAF air sea rescue craft sent speeding to the scene by a distress call, a number of the crew were killed, and they are laid to rest at the Royal Naval Cemetery, Haslar, Gosport. Hans-Ludwig Graf’s fighter was shot down during the attack, by anti aircraft guns on the south coast of the Island. The plane ditched into the sea. An air sea rescue craft recovering the bodies of the trawler, also picked up the body of Graf, who was taken to the R.N.H. Haslar, after survivors of the Artic Pioneer’s crew were landed at St. Helen’s Pier, Isle of Wight.

Oberfeldwebel Hans-Ludwig Graf, was buried on Monday 1st June 1942, and is laid to rest in the War Graves Section (see plans on back pages), Row 7 Grave 6, and is commemorated by a CWG headstone.

Aircrafsman Class 1 ALBERT EDWARD GRANT, R.A.F. 861990, Aircraftsman 1st class, No. 930 Balloon Barrage Squadron, Royal Air Force.  Age 42  Died 12.8.1940                                                              SEE – Corporal ARTHUR REGINALD OWEN BARRELL

Mrs MARY ANN ELIZABETH GRATWICK   79 Leesland Road   Age 79  Died 20.9.1941   SEE – Mrs ADA EMMA BROWN

Sapper ALBERT HENRY GREENWAY, R.E.  1870968, Sapper, Royal Engineers.  Age 26  Died 2.6.1940

Sapper ALBERT HENRY GREENWAY, Royal Engineers, who’s home was in Brougham Street, Gosport, was part of the British Expeditionary Force, he was wounded in the retreat from Dunkirk. He was the youngest son of Mrs Greenway, of 34 Brougham Street, Gosport. Being badly wounded he was rushed from the continent to Shoreham, the nearest port which could take casualties. He was taken to the 193 Upper Shoreham Road, which had been turned into an Emergency Hospital, where sadly he died of his wounds on the 2nd June 1940.

Albert Greenway was educated at Peel Road School, Gosport, on leaving he was articled to Mr. Norman Atkins, an architect and surveyor, of West Street, Fareham. He continued his studies at Portsmouth Municipal College, and when only 20, was successful with designs for houses and shops, which were erected in the Brockhurst area. He joined the Royal Engineers as a surveyor, and was wounded while carrying out his work with the Corps. Sapper Greenway, was a keen sportsman, and was also an accomplished violinist, and was formerly a member of the Rowner Garrison Church. He also enjoyed scouting with the 4th Gosport Troop.

Sapper ALBERT HENRY GREENWAY, R.E., was returned to Gosport, and was buried on Wednesday 5th June 1940, the coffin being borne by Royal Engineers, the chief mourners were: Mrs Greenway (mother, Messr’s F.R. and W. Greenway (brothers), Mrs Keen (sister) and MR. N. Atkins. He was laid to rest, Plot 32 Space 74, and is commemorated by a CWG headstone.

Master CECIL LEONARD ALBERT GROUT  22 Elmore Avenue. Age 14   Died 16.8.1940  SEE – Mr GEORGE WILLIAM CRIPPS