Squire, Alfred & William


Names recorded on the Highfield War MemorialBitterne War Memorial and the Southampton Cenotaph
Their names were also found on the highfield School Roll of Honour and in the Highfield School headteachers log listed as old boys, lost during World War 1. See Highfield School Roll of Honour.

Other Information

Birth registered for William George Squire, Jan-Mar 1892, Christchurch, Hampshire, Vol. 2b, page 651.

In the 1891 census, William G. (b. 1891, Burley, Hampshire) lived with his parents, Thomas C. (b.1862, Dorset) and Louisa E. (b.1865, Dorset) in Burley Close, Burley, Ringwood, Hampshire. Thomas was a gardener.
Source Citation: Class: RG12; Piece: 908; Folio 103; Page 13; GSU roll: 6096018.

Birth registered for Alfred Gerald Squire, Oct-Dec 1898, New Forest, Vol. 2b, page 671.

In 1901 the family were living at 1 Salisbury Road, Portswood, Southampton. Thomas worked as a groom and gardener. Also present were his wife, Louisa E. and children; William G., Cecil F. (b.1894, Lyndhurst), Mildred A. (b.1897, Lyndhurst) and Alfred G. (b.1899, Lyndhurst). 
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 1069; Folio: 20; Page: 32.

Alfred Gerald Squire (Lance Corporal 34214 – formerly 30174, Hampshire Regt), served with the 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment when he died of wounds on 11 August 1918. He was awarded the Britsh and Victory medals.
From the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records he died aged 20. Born Lyndhurst, he enlisted Southampton, son of Thomas and Ellen Squire, of 13, Salisbury Rd., Highfield, Southampton. Buried in BOUCHOIR NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 17.

William George Squire (Private 241224), served in the 1/4th (Territorial) Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment. He served as a member of the British Expeditionary Force and died in Mesopotamia 22 April 1917. He was awarded the Victory and British Medals.
From the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records, William died aged 26. He enlisted in Southampton, son of Thomas and Ellen Squire, of 13, Salisbury Rd., Highfield, Southampton. He had served in the office of Noble Grand Loyal, the Bassett Lodge of Independent Order of Oddfellows. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XIII. Row F. Grave 11.

Their brother, Cecil Frederick Squire served as a gunner in the Royal Horse Artillery. He survived the war, then married Grace M. Wheeler in South Stoneham in 1919. He lived to the age of 77 and died in Southampton in 1970.

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