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Ash Vale School Roll of Honour

The Aldershot News of 12 February 1915 printed an Ash Vale School Great War Roll of Honour: 35 old boys and evening class students had enlisted. The nine marked with * would be killed.

Walter Tomkins - Royal Navy
Albert George Williams* - Royal Navy
William Timms - HMS Orion
John Niblett - HMS Invincible
James Voice* - HMS Alsatian
Edward P Young* - HMS Iron Duke
Robert G Hacken* - (RMLI) HMS Hampshire
Richard Boraman* - (RMLI) HMS Hampshire
Pte Fred Hastings - 1st Hampshire Regiment
Pte George Read - 4th Hampshire Regiment
Lance-Corporal Harry Taylor*- 87th Royal Irish Fusiliers
Pte Stanley E Crafer - 6th Royal West Surrey Regiment
Pte Fred Pearce - 5th Royal West Surrey Regiment
Pte A Williams - 2nd Royal West Surrey Regiment
Cpl Arthur Thompkins* - 2nd Wiltshire Regiment
Pte George Thompkins* - 1st Rifle Brigade
Pte W Nash - 2nd Royal West Surrey Regiment
Dmr Thomas Garnett - 2nd Grenadier Guards
Pte Joseph Barlow - 4th Hampshire Regirment
1st Air Mechanic CV Moore - RFC
1st Air Mechanic S Bateman - RFC
1st Air Mechanic William Jinman RFC
Corporal Harold Raycroft - RFC
Boy Robert Backshall - RFC
1st Air Mechanic John Woodley - RFC
Pte F Smith - Hampshire Brigade ASC
Pte Howard Smith - Hampshire Brigade ASC
Pte LW Smith* - 2nd Royal West Surrey Regiment
Pte William Parker - RFA
Pte William Harris - AOC
Pte William Carrington - ASC
Class at Ash Vale School

Also included were various instructors at the school and scouts, who had rejoined their regiments:

Sgt John Turner - 1st Scots Guards - who had been mentioned in despatches
Sgt W Stevens - RFA
Sgt PR Marsh - Army Gymnasium Staff
Sgt Matthew Field - 5th Royal West Surrey Regiment
The roll of honour was to be framed and hung in the main hall of the school.

After the War, a library cupboard was purchased as a memorial, and the names of old boys who lost their lives were recorded on a panel. The cupboard is now lost.

Ash War Memorial

The Memorial to the Men of Ash Vale in St Mary's Church

Some Memories of 50 Years Ash Vale Primary School 1909-1959

 


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