WW1 men born or connected with the Poole/Bournemouth, Dorset Area

Discussion in 'Looking for someone' started by morten, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. morten

    morten Member

    Thats interesting Annie - I will see if I can find out a bit more about the Buscalls. :) They might have been mentioned in the local paper. Back to my notes.
  2. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Private ALFRED BUSCALL of 1/6th battalion Cheshire Regiment died on 21 September 1918, aged 19.

    He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial and his name appeared on the war memorial at St Cyprian’s church, Brockley

    He was born in West Ham in the spring of 1899, the son of John and Hannah Buscall, of 32 Coronation Avenue, Moordown, Bournemouth. .

    Well there is a panel on find a grave ... and I've been squinting ... but I can't make out his name ... can you ?

  3. morten

    morten Member

    No Annie, even though my eyesight has deteriorated from looking at too many newspapers on microfilm, I can't make out the name on the memorial either. Neither of the Buscalls got a mention in the local papers. Thanks.
  4. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

  5. morten

    morten Member

    I couldn't find either man in Kelly's or the Register of Electors, however - Moordown & Winton are situated next to each other so it's possible that they were related. Buscall isn't a local name and although I found John on the 1911 Census Index, Alfred isn't there. No service records only the MIC's exist and not much there either. :(

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  6. morten

    morten Member

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  7. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    In Memory of
    D C M

    12723, 7th Bn., East Yorkshire Regiment
    who died age 23
    on 29 October 1917
    Son of Arthur and Eliza Frost, of Leeds; husband of Florence Helen Frost, of 2, Sydenham Terrace, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset.

    Remembered with honour

    Born - Sherburn in Elmet
    Enlisted - York
    Lived - Leeds

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  8. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    And now for something completely different ..........

    Holton Heath (near Poole, Dorset)

  9. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I think this man came home .... unless he changed to a British regiment !

    Arthur John Stephens born 1894 enlisted in Toronto Ontario


    This is the only Arthur John I found ..... and theres no details ! :(

    In Memory of

    92970, "C " Bty. 255th Bde., Royal Field Artillery
    who died
    on 23 March 1918

    Remembered with honour
  10. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    ML.431, war loss; 22 April 1917 in English Channel area - destroyed by accidental fire at Poole, Dorset


    22 April 1917 - Chief Motor Mechanic Ernest POOLEY, Deckhand Herbert POWLEY, fire on board ML.431

    The London Gazette 4 September, 1917 (from the Admiralty, 3rd September, 1917)

    The KING has been graciously pleased to confer the Decoration of the Albert Medal on:

    Ernest A. Pooley, Chief Motor Mechanic, M.B. 1627.
    Herbert Powley, Deckhand, S.D. 1193.

  11. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Not quite WW1 ..... but !!

    Freddie Mills the boxer was born in Poole in 1919 !! :D
  12. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Heres something Morten ...... Poole Harbour did its part .......... ;)

    http://ijnhonline.org/volume5_number1_apr06/apr06 pdfs/article_wilson.pdf
  13. morten

    morten Member

    Aha - another idea worthy of Heath Robinson? No wonder so many false sightings of U-Boats were reported in the harbour.:)

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