Brinkworth War Memorial

Twenty one Brinkworth parish men who fell in the Great War are remembered on the Brinkworth War Memorial. The parish includes Callow Hill and Grittenham, close to Wootton Bassett.

Private David Edwards, 16th May 1915,
2nd Wiltshire Regiment (18215), born in Brinkworth, father William C Edwards

Private Thomas Stratton Stephens, 15th June 1915, 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment (18372), born Wolverhampton, lived with his Uncle at Causeway End, Brinkworth, later lived in Swindon

Private Alfred Walter Manners Mapson, 5th August 1915,
2nd Wiltshire Regiment (18366) A Company, aged 21 years, son of the late William and Bess Mapson.

Private Sidney Ernest Mapson, 25th September 1915,
2nd Wiltshire Regiment A Company, (18447), aged 24 years, son of William Mapson, of Callow Hill, Brinkworth, and the late Bess Mapson.

Private Sydney Vines, 31st January 1916, 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment (3/731), born in Brinkworth, later lived in Swindon, son of Jane Vines

Private Harry Hunt, 18th February 1916,
6th Wiltshire Regiment (18544), born in Brinkworth, mother Hannah

Private James Benjamin Mapson, 5th April 1916, 5th Wiltshire Regiment (18449), aged 27 years, son of William Mapson, of Callow Hill, Brinkworth, and the late Bess Mapson.

Private Fred Tanner, 6th July 1916, 1st Wiltshire Regiment (22899), aged 24 years, son of Mrs Ruth C Tanner, of Callow Hill, Brinkworth

Private Phillip Carter, 8th July 1916, 1st Wiltshire Regiment (18367), aged 31 years, son of James Carter of Callow Hill, Brinkworth

Private Ernest Vines, 10th October 1916, 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment (6408), son of Jane Vines, The Street, Brinkworth

Private Reginald Percy Wheeler, 25th April 1917, 45th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (45241), aged 24 years, only son of Albert and Emily Wheeler, of Cross Roads, Brinkworth

Private Robert John Kibble, 24th July 1917, 8th Somerset Light Infantry (27840), formerly Wiltshire Regiment (32532), of Bishopstone, Berkshire, formerly of Sunday Hill, Brinkworth, wife Theresa Ellen

Private Frank Theophilus Rebbeck Reynolds, 14th November 1917, 1st/4th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment (203674), aged 19 years, son of Fanny Reynolds, of Manor Farm Cottage, Grittenham

Corporal Absolom Cutts, 21st March 1918, 30th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (21556), age 22 years, son of Mrs S A Cutts of Braydonside, Brinkworth

Private Ernest V Fry, 21st March 1918, 2nd Wiltshire Regiment (24177), aged 26 years, son of Thomas and Myra Fry, of Bellamy’s Farm, Brinkworth

Private Edward Hunt, 24th March 1918, 1st Wiltshire Regiment (202856), age 20, from Seven Locks, near Grittenham, Brinkworth

Private Frank Charles Vines, 28th March 1918, 7th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment (241244), aged 29 years, son of Charles and Augusta Vines, of Week’s Farm, Brinkworth

Lance Corporal Elton John Ody, 10th April 1918, 1st Wiltshire Regiment (24554), age 19, died son of William Elton Ody and Amelia Ody, of Callow Hill, Brinkworth

Private Christopher Hinton, 17th April 1918, 1st/5th Battalion Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry (37451), aged 19 years, son of George and Mercy Hinton, of Grittenham

Guardsman Henry (Harry) James Pitt Eggleton, November 5th 1918, M M, Grenadier Guards (26636), age 20, buried in Brinkworth Cemetery

Serjeant Albert Edward William Vines, 3rd February 1920, 25th Vehicle Repair Park, Royal Army Service Corps (M2/114140), aged 24 years, son of Mr and Mrs William Vines, of Brinkworth, husband of Jeannie Vines, of Cherkley, Leatherhead, Surrey

Brinkworth men, not on the Memorial:

  • Corporal Frederick Thomas Bailey, 10th Battalion Tank Corps (305770), died 25th August 1918, aged 30 years, son of Mrs A. Bailey, of Brinkworth, husband of Violet Mabel Bailey, of 47 Cambria Place, Swindon
  • Private William Henry James, 6th Wiltshire Regiment (22768), died 2nd July 1916, age 20 years, son of Samuel and Mary James, of South View, Brinkworth
  • Private Horace Victor Kinch, 1st Worcestershire Regiment (51266), age 19, died 6th June 1918, son of Jesse and Emily Kinch, of Windmill Farm, Brinkworth
  • Private Tom Sellwood, Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force (61808), died July 8th 1918, age 30, son of Irvan and Martha Sellwood, of Brinkworth, buried in Brinkworth Cemetery
  • Corporal Charles James Smith, 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment (18297), died 26th September 1915, aged 37 years, son of the late Charles Smith, of Brinkworth, husband of Florence Smith, of 2 Allez Street, Guernsey, Channel Islands. Served in the South African Campaign.

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