A Poppy
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St Peter and St Paul Church is at the junction of Medina Road and Old Wymering Road, a mile west of Cosham High Street. The part of the cemetery that contains all the war graves is directly opposite the church on the corner of Cow Lane.
Historical Information:
The church is one of the oldest in Portsmouth, it's construction having begun around 1180. The original graveyard surrounded the church but the land was limited so it spread onto a site opposite the church on the other side of Medina Road.
The War Graves
There are 15 men and women whose graves are maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission buried in the cemetery. There are 2 from the First World War and 13 from World War Two. The CWGC has recorded a Grave Reference Number for only one grave, but the locations of the graves are shown on the Cemetery Burial Plan (see left).

World War I

Robertson E.G.

Spencer W.H.



World War II

Andrews E.J.
Booker F.L.
Carter R.D.
Doggett P.L.

Hope J.F.
Kimber A.H.
Lewis W.M.

McCall H.
Miles W.M.
Moran E.J.

Stephens E.F.H.
Stone L.W.
Walker R.J.


Royal Army Medical Corps.
Died of pneumonia: 7th 28 October 1918. Age 33.
Son of Dr. Frederick Freer Leslie Robertson and Louisa Baker his wife;
husband of Katherine Dorothy Robertson, of Holmwood, Mile End, Portsmouth.
Born at Hambledon, Hants. Educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and Guy's Hospital.

Ship's Chief Cook, 356697,
H.M.S. "Vivid", Royal Navy.
Died: 15 September 1918.


ANDREWS, Edgar James
Sergeant (Pilot), 1319131,
103 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died: 3 October 1943.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Andrews, of Paulsgrove, Portsmouth

BOOKER, Frank Louis
Flight Sergeant (Air Gnr.), 1627930,
102 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died: 30 July 1944.
Son of George Harry and Ellen Eliza Booker, of Cosham, Portsmouth.

CARTER, Ronald Davies
Bombardier, 804180,
Royal Artillery.
Died: 5 August 1943. Age 30.
Son of Frederick James Carter and Ellen Carter, of Cosham, Portsmouth.

DOGGETT, Philip Leslie
Sergeant (W.Op.), 1899005,
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died: 15 April 1945. Age 21.
Son of John Osman Doggett and Edith Mabel Doggett, of Cosham, Portsmouth.

HOPE, John Frederick
Able Seaman, P/J 37187,
H.M.S. Condor., Royal Navy.
Died: 17 May 1946. Age 47.
Son of John and Esther Hope,
husband of Lily Florence Hope, of Cosham, Portsmouth.

Private, 10630298,
Army Catering Corps.
Died: 11 November 1943. Age 27.
Son of Albert and Isabell Kimber, of Cosham, Portsmouth.

LEWIS, Winifred Mary
Private, W/59791,
Auxiliary Territorial Service, attd. Royal Artillery
Died: 7 August 1943. Age 21.
Daughter of Charles and Millie Lewis, of Cosham, Portsmouth.

McCALL, Harry
Private, 3525367,
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
Died: 6 January 1946. Age 32.
Son of Frank and Mary Ellen McCall;
husband of Ellen McCall, of Cosham, Portsmouth.

MILES, Walter Melbourne
Petty Officer Stoker, P/KX 100615,
H.M.S. Victory., Royal Navy.
Died: 29 September 1940. Age 54.
Son of Walter James Miles and Georgina Elizabeth Miles;
husband of Elizabeth Miles of Brighton, Sussex.

MORAN, Edwin James
Petty Officer, P/JX 132909,
H.M.S. Victory., Royal Navy.
Died: 12 July 1944. Age 39.
Son of William and Jessie Moran;
husband of Annie Amelia Moran, of Portsmouth.

STEPHENS, Edward Francis Hunter
Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) 1312371,
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died: 29 March 1943.

STONE, Leonard Wolf
Petty Officer, P/J 104942,
Royal Navy.
Died: 13 May 1945. Age 38.
Son of Wolf and Eliza Stone;
husband of Jennifer Helene Stone, of Cosham, Portsmouth.

WALKER, Rowland John
Wireman, P/MX 98161,
H.M.L.C.T. 371., Royal Navy.
Died: 1 December 1942. Age 20.
Son of George James Walker and Elizabeth Anne Walker, of Cosham, Portsmouth.