WAR GRAVES IN FARNBOROUGH CHURCHYARD


  
 
The Churchyard at St. Giles has 13 registered memorials to war dead, 5 from World War 1 and 8 from World War 2. 

Shown below are photographs of these 13  memorials.  As may be seen not all are of the standard War Grave memorial design, and some also commemorate family members who died later.  Some died from their injuries after the end of hostilities..

Shown with each photograph is a grave number. Researchers wishing to find a grave should contact the Parish Office in the first instance to arrange a visit, during which assistance finding a grave can be given.  We do not publish the full graveyard map.

Further details may be found Here and also by submitting a Farnborough Churchyard search on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

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First World War

 


Driver Victor Allchorne

Royal Field Artillery

died aged 30 on on 27th December 1918

Grave No. 1538


Lance Corporal James
Thomas Godfrey

London Regiment

died aged 31 on 8th January 1916

Grave No. 1167


Private Richard James Graves

Royal Fusiliers

died aged 44 on 3rd May 1920

Grave No. 1462


Able Seaman Frederick. Janes

HMS Achilles

died aged 18 on 24th December 1918

Grav No. 1431


Private
Arthur Edward George. Tricker

Loyal North Lancs Regiment

died aged 37 on 2nd December 1917

Grave No. 1194

Second World War


Private Ronald Cooper

Royal West Kent Regiment

died aged 26 on 26th October 1943

Grave No. 2109


Sergeant Peter Dickens Goldsmith

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

died aged 19 on 13th November 1940

Grave No. 2040


Pilot Officer James Richard Harrison

Royal Air Force

died aged 24 on 26th September 1941

Grave No. 1619


AC2 Ronald Reginald Hill

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

died aged 20 on 24th May 1947

Grave No. 2159


Corporal Montague George Leckie

Royal Air Force

died aged 46 on 25th October 1940

Grave No. 2038


Sub Lt John William Gordon Morrish

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

died aged 20 on 7th March 1944

Grave No. 2135


Sgt/Pilot Reginald Tarbat Stoneman,

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

died aged 24 on 16th December 1943

Grave No. 2114


Pilot Officer Robert Ernest Waugh

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

died aged 39 on 8th July 1941

Grave No. 2056
 


PARISH HISTORY


About War Graves

A war grave is a burial place for members of the armed forces or civilians who died during military campaigns or operations. The term does not only apply to graves: ships sunk during wartime are often considered to be war graves, as are military aircraft that crash into water; this is particularly true if crewmen perished inside the vehicle.

Classification of a war grave is not limited to the occupier's death in combat but includes military personnel who die while in active service: for example, during the Crimean War, more military personnel died of disease than as a result of enemy action.

A common difference between cemeteries of war graves and those of civilian peacetime graves is the uniformity of those interred. They generally died during a relatively short period, in a small geographic area and consist of service members from the few military units involved.

The Commonwealth War Grave Commission is currently responsible for the continued commemoration of 1.7 million deceased Commonwealth military service members in 153 countries and approximately 67,000 civilians who died as a result of enemy action during World War II. Commonwealth military service members are commemorated by name on either a headstone, at an identified site of a burial, or on a memorial. As a result, the Commission is currently responsible for the care of war dead at over 23,000 separate burial sites and maintenance of more than 200 memorials worldwide

The vast majority of burial sites are pre-existing communal or municipal cemeteries and parish churchyards located in the United Kingdom, however the Commission has itself constructed approximately 2,500 war cemeteries worldwide. The Commission has also constructed or commissioned memorials to commemorate the dead who have no known grave; the largest of these is the Thiepval Memorial.

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