Roll of Honour
Transcribed and donated to the Dorset OPC Project by Kim Parker

A war memorial of Ham Hill stone and white marble is set in the North wall of the aisle of the parish church of St Aldhelms. It was designed by the Rector, Lionel S. Plowman, and was made by Messrs. Norman of Blandford, paid for by subscriptions from Belchalwell parishioners. The memorial was dedicated at a special service on the 20th January, 1920, by the Venerable Archdeacon of Dorset.



is placed here by their fellow parishioners


and in grateful remembrance of:

GunnerHarry MALPHUSR.G.A.09-Nov-17
PrivateJohn MITCHEMMachine Gun Corps26-Apr-16
PrivateWilliam MITCHEMV. Dorset03-Aug-15
A. B.Benjamin ROSEH.M.S. Good HopeNov-14
A. B.Tom ROSEH.M.S. Good HopeNov-14
PrivateArthur SPENCERVII. Dorset11-Nov-16



NOTE: Benjamin Rose and Tom Rose were brothers in the Royal Navy, and went down with The Good Hope, which was sunk about 50 miles off Coronel, Chile, in 1914.


Also hanging in the church is a more detailed list of those who served:


Private George BATTEN4th Wilts. 
Corporal Joseph BUTLERArmy Veterinary Corps. 
Private Jeremiah CAVERoyal EngineersInjured & discharged
Private John CAVEMotor Transport 
Private James CHAFFEYWilts. 
Private Ernest S. CLARKEMachine Gun Corps. 
Private N. W. CLARKE3/4 Dorset 
Private Herbert C. COURAGEOx & Bucks Light Infantry 
Private William CROSS5th DorsetDied at Alexandria 22 SEP 1915
Private Bertram G. DRAKEArmy Ordnance Corps. 
Sergeant Cyril ELSWORTH3rd DorsetM. M.
Corporal John ELSWORTHDorset Yeomanry 
Private John W. G. FOOT1/4 Dorset 
Corporal Arthur HARDING3rd DorsetKilled in Action 19 SEP 1918
Lance Corp. James HARDING3rd Dorset 
Gunner Ernest HOUSER. G. A. 
Private Norman LAWRENCEArmy Service Corps. 
Sergeant George LODDERDorset YeomanryPrisoner of War
Lance Corp. William LODDERDorset Yeomanry 
Gunner Harry MALPHUSR. G. A.Died of wounds 09 NOV 1917
Private John MITCHEMMachine Gun CorpsDied in France 26 APR 1916
Private William MITCHEM5th DorsetKilled in Action [Dardanelles] 08 AUG 1915
A.B. Bert NORRISHMS BegoniaLost at Sea
Private Percy PADFIELD4th Dorset 
Sergeant Aubrey L. PLOWMANAustralian ContingentWounded and discharged
Lieut. Charles H. PLOWMAN7th WiltsKilled in Action 24 APR 1917
Corporal Harold ROBEY5th Dorset 
A.B. Benjamin ROSEHMS Good HopeLost in Action NOV 1914
Private Cyril ROSER. F. C. 
1st Class Stoker Fred. ROSEHMS Garland 
1st Class Stoker Hugh ROSEHMS Attentive1915
Gunner Ivor ROSER. G. A. 
A.B. Tom ROSEH.M.S. Good HopeLost in Action NOV 1914
Private John ROSS4th Dorset 
Private Arthur SPENCER7th DorsetDied of wounds 11 NOV 1916
Trooper Walter TOPPDorset YeomanryKilled in Action nr Jerusalem 15 NOV 1917
Lieutenant Raymond J. TRENT3rd DorsetM. C.
Trooper Maurice TROWBRIDGEDorset Yeomanry 
A.B. Reuben J.R. TROWBRIDGEA Survivor of HMS Hague 
Private Edward VATER4th Dorset 
Sergeant Walter VATER2nd Wilts.Wounded at Ypres OCT 1914
S.B.S. Arthur L. WATS[ON?]R. D. 
Gunner Arthur George WAYGOOD R. G. A. Discharged [under age]
Private George WEBBER4th (?) Dorset 

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