Ryde : (Oakfield) St John's Church



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First World War Memorial

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THOSE FROM THIS PARISH
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919, THE
ADJOINING VESTRY WAS ERECTED
BY THEIR FELLOW PARISHIONERS


For details see Ryde St John's Church War Memorial (Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight website)




Isle of Wight College

This window is given to the Glory of God
and in memory of their old School
The Isle of Wight College, Apley, Ryde,
by the Head Master, Masters and Boys, 1939.



Isle of Wight College

HISTORICAL RECORD
OF
THE ISLE OF WIGHT COLLEGE
APLEY, RYDE
ST. JOHN'S CHURCH

The account of the College contains details of Old Vectensians killed in war. See Isle of Wight College Roll of Honour (Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight website) 




BARRY, Emily Matilda

IN MEMORIAM EMILÆ MATILDÆ BARRY
QUA OBIIT 24 NOVEMBER AD 1835




BARTLETT, Symeon Taylor

In memory of the Revd Symeon Taylor Bartlett LLD
of Clare College in the University of Cambridge
born at East Stoke, Notts, June 21 1812, died at
Ravenhurst in this Parish Decr 1st 1877.

In 1871 Symeon and Eleanor Bartlett were living at St John's Park, Ryde.

Both are buried at Ryde Cemetery [RSHG]





BARTLETT, Symeon Taylor

IN MEMORY OF
YE REVD SYMEON TAYLOR BARTLETT
DOCTOR OF LAWS
OF CLARE COLLEGE
IN YE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
AND RECTOR OF THE PARISH OF
EVERLEIGH : WILTS
FROM AD 1857 TO AD 1877
BORN AT EAST STOKE NOTTS, JUNE 21ST 1812
DIED AT RAVENHURST DECEMBER 1ST 1877

In 1871 Symeon and Eleanor Bartlett were living at St John's Park, Ryde.

Both are buried at Ryde Cemetery [RSHG]





BLAKE, Cyril Lancelot

IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE REV CYRIL LANCELOT BLAKE, M.A.
VICAR OF THIS PARISH 1917 - 1924





BRETT, Florence Jane

IN MEMORIAM
FLORENTIAE JANAE
CAROLI BRETT ARMIGERI FILIAE
QUAE OBIIT III NON : JUL.
A:S MDCCCLXVII
HANC FENESTRAM
UNICAE PATER FILIAE
QUOD CONTRA DECUIT SUPERSTES
PONENDAM CURAVIT
VIXIT ANNOS XXI

Daughter of Charles Brett, Esq. In 1861 Charles and Georgiana Brett were living at 44, Cleveland Square, Paddington, London.

In 1871 Charles Brett is listed at Merle Lodge, St John's.




CALTHORPE, Leila

To the Glory of GOD
In loving memory of
Leila, The Lady Calthorpe
Born 25th January 1833
Died 26th August 1919.
Erected by her children.





CALTHORPE, Somerset John Gough

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
LIEUT:GENERAL
THE RIGHT HONORABLE SOMERSET JOHN
LORD CALTHORPE, K.C.B.

BORN 23RD JANUARY 1831
DIED 16TH NOVEMBER 1912
----
SERVED AS A.D.C. TO FIELD MARSHAL LORD RAGLAN
DURING THE CRIMEAN WAR, AND WAS PRESENT AT THE
BATTLES OF THE ALMA, BALACLAVA AND INKERMAN,
AND DURING THE SIEGE OF SEVASTOPOL

COMMANDED THE 5TH DRAGOON GUARDS FROM 1861 TO 1869

WAS CHAIRMAN OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY COUNCIL
FROM ITS COMMENCEMENT IN 1890 UNTIL 1898

JUST, GENEROUS, KIND
GREATLY BELOVED



TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
LIEUT;GENERAL LORD CALTHORPE
THIS CHAPEL
WAS ERECTED IN 1914
BY HIS WIDOW.




COOMBES, Alfred Henry

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
ALFRED HENRY COOMBES

He died on 5 June 1936, and is buried at St John's Church Cemetery.




COOMBES, Violet Georgina

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
VIOLET GEORGINA COOMBES

The plaque includes the bronze death plaque awarded to the next of kin of those who died while on military service in the First World War.

See also Coombes Memorial
(Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight website)

She died on 23 January 1918, and is buried at St John's Church Cemetery.




CORSON, William Reid

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND
IN LOVING MEMORY OF "TIM"
Lieutenant W. R. CORSON
GRENADIER GUARDS
ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED IN GERMANY
6 JUNE 1946 .. AGED 20





DREW, Agnes Beaufoy Toovey

In Memory of
Mrs H R Drew
wife of
General H R Drew
died July 7 1903

In 1901 General Henry Rawlins Drew and his wife Agnes were living at St Clare Cottage, St John's, Ryde.

Both are buried at Ryde Cemetery [RSHG] 




EWBANK, Henry

To the Glory of God
and in memory of
Reverend Henry Ewbank, M.A.
34 Years Vicar of this Parish
from 1867 to 1898
Died Oct 19 1901 Aged 73 Years
"A Servant of Christ"
Col IV.5.
THIS BRASS IS ERECTED AS A MARK OF AFFECTION
AND RESPECT BY THE PARISHIONERS.

Buried at Ryde Cemetery [RSHG] 




FEBEN, Edward

In memory of Edward Feben, a Sunday School
teacher and worker in this parish who entered
into his rest ix September mdccclxxx this
brass is placed here by public subscription
"He being dead yet speaketh Heb xi iv"

The family lived at St Malo, St John's Road, Ryde.

Buried at Ryde Cemetery [RSHG] 




FORSYTH, Archibald O'Bryen

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
TO WHOSE KEEPING WE COMMIT THE SOUL OF
ARCHIBALD O'BRYEN
FORSYTH
Born 16th May 1884,
Died 15th September 1919
"The end crowns all."

The Forsyth family lived at Leavington House, St John's Park, Ryde. Archibald was not listed on the 1911 Census return.

Archibald Forsyth married Alice Nettlefold in London on 22 July 1919. 




FORSYTH, Douglas Methuen

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DOUGLAS METHUEN
FORSYTH

COMMANDER R.N.
Born 19th April, 1847
Died 22nd March, 1915
WHO LOVED THIS CHURCH, WHERE
HE WORSHIPPED FOR 35 YEARS
"A man greatly beloved"

Death registered in Marylebone.

The Forsyth family lived at Leavington House, St John's Park, Ryde. 




GOUGH-CALTHORPE, Arthur

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET
THE HONOURABLE
SIR ARTHUR GOUGH-CALTHORPE
G.C.B., G.C.M.G., C.V.O.
GRAND OFFICER OF THE
LEGION OF HONOUR, etc
BORN 23RD DECEMBER 1864
DIED 27TH JULY 1937
----
IN THE GREAT WAR HE

COMMANDED, 2ND CRUISER SQUADRON 1914
SECOND SEA LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY 1916
COMMANDER IN CHIEF MEDITERRANEAN 1917
HIGH COMMISSIONER CONSTANTINOPLE
CONCLUDED ARMISTICE WITH TURKEY
1918
COMMANDER IN CHIEF PORTSMOUTH 1919
FIRST AND PRINCIPAL NAVAL A.D.C. TO THE KING 1924

BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART
FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD






GOUGH-CALTHORPE, Leila Mabel

To the Glory of God and sacred
to the memory of the Honourable
Leila Mabel Gough Calthorpe
Died 18 November 1933 Aged 67.



HARCOURT, Francis Vernon

To the Glory of God,
and in loving memory of
Francis Vernon Harcourt,
of St Clare, Colonel in
H.M.s Grenadier Guards :
Who died April 23rd 1880.
His brother Egerton V Harcourt,
dedicates this window.

Died aged 79, Death registered in Uckfield.

Wikipedia entry 




HARRISON, Donald Howard

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DONALD HOWARD HARRISON
ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
KILLED IN ACTION AT SAILLY, FRANCE
SEPTEMBER 10TH 1918
BELOVED SON OF GEORGE RICHARD AND
MARGARET ANNIE HARRISON
OF THORNTON, RYDE, I.W.
BURIED AT ESTAIRES, FRANCE

WELL DONE THOU GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT

See also Harrison memorial
(Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight website)

CWGC record ...




MACLEOD, George Charles Sholto

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
G.C.S. MACLEOD
CAPTAIN, THE BLACK WATCH
WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY
FRANCE, MAY 13 : 1915
AGED 37

The MacLeod family lived at Elmhurst, St John's Park, Ryde.

See further details at Macleod Memorial (Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight website) 




MAHON, Florence Pakenham

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND
IN LOVING MEMORY OF HER
DEARLY LOVED DAUGHTER
FLORENCE PAKENHAM MAHON
OF WESTBROOK IN THE PARISH OF
ST HELENS DIED 7TH DECEMBER 1900
THIS WINDOW IS ERECTED
BY GRACE PAKENHAM MAHON
OF WESTBROOK AND OF
STROKESTOWN IRELAND.

Died aged 44. 




MAHON, Grace Pakenham

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GRACE PAKENHAM
MAHON
OF STROKESTOWN IRELAND
& WESTBROOK IN THE PARISH
OF ST HELENS ISLE OF WIGHT
Born 13th November 1827
Died 4th January 1914
Buried at Cannes France
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED
BY HER DAUGHTER
HENRIETTA FOSTER





MAHON, Henry Sandford Pakenham

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HER DEAR HUSBAND HENRY
SANDFORD PAKENHAM MAHON
OF STROKESTOWN IRELAND AND OF
WESTBROOK IN THE PARISH OF
ST HELENS BORN 6TH FEBRUARY
1823 DIED 28TH MARCH 1893
THIS WINDOW IS ERECTED
BY GRACE PAKENHAM MAHON





MAHON, Maud Pakenham

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
MOST LOVING MEMORY OF HER
DEARLY LOVED AND DEVOTED
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER MAUD
PAKENHAM MAHON OF WESTBROOK
IN THE PARISH OF ST HELENS
DIED 4TH FEBRUARY 1903, THIS
WINDOW IS ERECTED BY GRACE
PAKENHAM MAHON OF WESTBROOK
AND OF STROKESTOWN IRELAND.




MOXON, Reginald Stewart

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
GRATITUDE FOR THE LIFE
AND WORK OF CANON
REGINALD STEWART
MOXON, D.D.
1875 - 1950
R.I.P.




NEIL, Margaret

MARGARET NEIL
DECEMBER 12, 1874,
DECEMBER 2, 1952.
R.I.P.

Buried at Ryde Cemetery [RSHG] 




ORCHARD, Arthur Frederick Percy

TO THE GLORY OF GOD, AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ARTHUR PERCY ORCHARD
STOKER 1ST CLASS, ROYAL NAVY
DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF ALICE GEORGINA ORCHARD
WHO LOST HIS LIFE ON DUTY IN H.M. SUBMARINE G8
JANUARY 1918, AGED 25 YEARS
JESUS WEPT, JESUS SAID UNTO THEM, I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE
AND WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE


HE DIED A HERO

Born 17 May 1893, enlisted in Royal Navy 1912.

Married Alice Georgina Squibb, in 1916, at St. Thomas's Church, Ryde.

See also Orchard Memorial (Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight website)

CWGC record ... 




PATERSON, John Yates

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN YATES PATERSON
B.A. CLARE COLL: CAMB:
LATE OF LONDON AND OF
WOODLYNCH ST JOHN'S PK:
RYDE.
BORN 12 FEBRUARY 1840
DIED 8 JANUARY 1927.
A FRIEND TO ALL HIS
FELLOW MEN.

Buried at St John's Church Cemetery. 




PAYNE, Charles

To the memory of Charles
Payne of Uplands, born May
3rd 1792 and died July 1873.

In 1871, Charles Payne, "late clerk in Navy Pay Office" was resident at Uplands House. 




PEEL, Arthur
PEEL, Emily Sophia

TO THE MEMORY OF
ARTHUR PEEL,
COLONEL (LATE) 7TH HUSSARS,
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 28TH 1922.
AND OF EMILY SOPHIA, HIS WIFE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 31ST 1936.
FORMERLY OF "THE WOOD" ST JOHN'S PARK.

Emily Sophia Peel was the daughter of General Sir Samuel Browne, V.C. her death was registered in Bath.

Both are buried at Ryde Cemetery [RSHG]

General Sir Samuel Browne (of Sam Browne belt fame) is also buried at Ryde Cemetery [RSHG]  




RICKETTS, Frederick Henry

TO THE BELOVED MEMORY OF
FREDERICK HENRY RICKETTS
CIVIL ENGINEER
ELDEST SON OF
EDWAD AND ISABEL RICKETTS,
OF TWYFORD HOUSE, ST JOHN'S PARK,
WHO (ON HIS WAY TO SOUTH AMERICA
IN CHARGE OF AN EXPEDITION FOR COMPLETING
THE SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH CABLES
ALONG THE COAST OF BRAZIL)
WAS LOST AT SEA OFF USHANT
BY THE FOUNDERING OF THE STEAM-SHIP
"LA PLATA"
DURING THE STORM OF THE 29TH NOVR 1874,
AGED 37 YEARS




TUCKWELL, James Ernest

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LANCE CORPORAL
JAMES ERNEST TUCKWELL
1ST HANTS REGIMENT
WOUNDED ON THE 19TH APRIL 1917
AT GAZA
DIED MAY 5TH AGED 22
HIS LAST WORDS "OH JESUS COME TO ME"
REST IN PEACE

See further details at Tuckwell Memorial (Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight website) 




TURNER, Arthur
TURNER, Arthur Holden

To the glory of God & in memory of the Revd Arthur Turner
late of The Oaks, St Johns Park who died 25th Novr 1879
aged 77 and is buried at St Helens.
Also in memory of his son Arthur H Turner
late of Yarbro Villa, Ryde, who died May 1873
aged 34 and is buried at Milverton Warwickshire.
This window is erected by the
sorrowing widow and mother 1880.


The Rev. Arthur Turner and his son Arthur Holden Turner. The latter is the father of Anne Isabelle, Edith, and Ellen Turner (see Memorial painting at Ryde : Holy Trinity Church). The reverend's widow, Isabella Georgina née Dennistoun, died 13 Dec 1912 in Ryde. She lived at The Oaks with her grandaughters. Arthur Holden Turner had two sons born and christened in Ryde. Arthur Edward Granville Turner who died not long after birth in 1866 and Arthur Granville Turner born in 1867. He emigrated to New Zealand where he married and had 2 daughters. The family were in Ryde for the 1911 census but then moved to Greenwich. He died in 1921. A married daughter and husband moved to Australia and his widow also moved there.

(thanks to Jan Laury for this information)




WATERS, Henry Swan

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
MAJOR GENERAL HENRY SWAN WATERS WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER 28TH 1871 THIS WINDOW IS ERECTED BY HIS WIDOW

Henry and Georgiana Waters were living at Sidney House, in 1871. 




WHEELER, Robert Martin

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT MARTIN WHEELER
GUNNER, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
CHORISTER AND SERVER IN THIS CHURCH
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT HERMES, FRANCE
MARCH 21ST, 1918 AGED 23 YEARS

Wheeler Memorial (Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight website)

CWGC record ... 




WILBERFORCE, Samuel

IN MEMORY OF
SAMUEL WILBERFORCE DD
BISHOP OF WINCHESTER 1869-1873




WINTHROP, Frances Maria

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
FRANCES MARIA WINTHROP
(WIDOW OF GRENVILLE TEMPLE WINTHROP
AND DAUGHTER OF THE LATE JOHN HEARD
CHIEF JUDGE OF THE COURTS OF PROBATE AND
DIVORCE OF MASSACHUSETTS) WHO DIED
SEPT 10TH 1878. THE NORTH AISLE OF THIS
CHURCH WAS ERECTED BY HER CHILDREN 1879

In 1871 Frances Mary Winthrop (sic) was resident at Cadogan Place, Chelsea, London.

Buried in Ryde Cemetery [RSHG] 

Credits : all photos and transcriptions by Geoff Allan