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READING, ALFRED SUTTON SCHOOL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Andy Chaloner 2010

This is a school memorial for old boys and it taks the form of a white marble tablet in the hall of the Alfred Sutton Junior School, Wokingham Road, Reading, Berkshire.

All Photographs Copyright © Andy Challoner 2010

IN MEMORIAM
1914-1918

ABERY George
Driver 69183, 35th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds on the 29th November 1917, aged 19. Born in January 1898 in Reading, enlisted on the 27th March 1915 in Reading, he lied about his age on his attestation saying he was 19 when he was actually 17. Trade on enlistment was a Porter. Son of William and A Abery of 54 De Beauvoir Road, Reading. Buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery in Belgium, grave XV.E.12.
ACHURCH William Henry
Second Lieutenant, 2nd/5th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Previously served in the Berkshire Yeomanry and the Worcester Regiment. Died of wounds on the 6th December 1917. Lived at 90 Cardigan Road, Reading. Buried at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt in France, grave VI.D.14.
ADAMS Ernest George Edward
Pioneer 103144, 32nd Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Arrived in France on the 21st November 1915. Killed in action on the 4th July 1916, aged 18. Enlisted in Reading. Son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Adams of 97 Addington Road, Reading. Buried at Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood in France, grave I.B.2.
ALLEN Alfred Gilbert
Private 45498, 8th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action on the 23rd October 1918 during an attack at Le Cateau. Born and enlisted in Reading. Remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial in France, panel 7.
ALLUM Godfrey Lewis
Private 203413, 5th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action on the 26th August 1918 during the attack on the village of Carnoy. Born in Henley-on-Thames and enlisted in Newbury. Buried at Peronne Road Cemetery in France, grave IV.E.34.
AYRES William Arthur
Sapper 243961, Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers. Previously served in the 8th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Arrived in France on the 7th August 1915. Awarded the Military Medal for Bravery in the Field. Died of wounds on the 22nd July 1917, aged 19. Born in Weybridge, Surrey and enlisted in Reading. Son of William and Minnie Ayres of 9 St Edwards Road, Reading. Buried at Merville Communal Cemetery Extension in France, grave I.B.43.
BAKER Douglas Walter
Flight Cadet, 29th Training Depot Station, Royal Air Force. Died in a flying accident at Beaulieu in Hampshire on the 26th October 1918, aged 21. Born in Reading. Son of Mr and Mrs Henry Baker of 196 Kings Road, Reading. Buried at East Boldre (St Paul) Churchyard, Hampshire, grave 17.
BEARD Leslie Ernest John
Lance Sergeant 200528, 2nd/4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action on the 13th July 1916 during a raid on the German trenches at Croix Barbee, aged 19. Born in Ross-on-Wye, Hereford and enlisted in Reading. Son of Joseph John and May Beard of 95 Wokingham Road, Reading. Remembered on the Loos Memorial in France, panel 93 to 95.
BIRD Fred
Lance Corporal 102, 24th Battalion Australian Infantry Force. Died on the 21st November 1916, aged 18. Enlisted aged 16. Lived in Newtown Reading. Remembered on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial in France, panel 102.
BISHOP John Bryan
Lance Corporal 4653, 1st Battalion Honourable Artillery Company. Killed in action on the 24th May 1917, aged 23. Resident of Henley-on-Thames, enlisted at Armoury House, London. Son of Thomas Bryan and Louisa Bishop of Calne House, 31 College Road, Reading. Buried at Mindel Trench British Cemetery, St Laurent-Blangy in France, grave C.18.
BOSTWICK Charles Edwin
Lance Corporal 46143, 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment. Killed in action on the 2nd September 1918. Born, lived and enlisted in Reading. Son of Mr C H and Mrs L Bostwick of Amity Road, Reading. Remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial in France, panel 7.
BUSHELL William Charles
Lance Corporal 13176, 8th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Arrived in France on the 7th August 1915. Killed in action on the 25th September 1915 during the attack on the German trenches on the 1st day of the Battle of Loos, aged 20. Born and enlisted in Reading. Son of William Ballard and Alice Edith Bushell of 37 Amity Road, Reading. Remembered on the Loos Memorial in France, panel 93 to 95.
CHALLEN Stanley Harold
Lance Sergeant 18030, A Company 6th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Arrived in France on the 3rd September 1915. Killed in action on the 3rd May 1917, aged 22. Born in Guilford, Surrey and enlisted in Reading. Son of Annie Challen of 49 Bulmershe Road, Reading and the Late Henry Challen. Buried at Wancourt British Cemetery in France, grave III.F.12.
CLARKE H
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COOK Albert Edward
Private 34087, 1st/4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died of wounds on the 17th August 1917. Born and enlisted in Reading. Resident of 56 Amity Road, Reading. Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery in France, grave XXII.P.11A.
DAVIES A S
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 DAVIES Evan Lloyd
[Listed on Brass Plaque] Corporal 200422, A Company 1st/4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal for Bravery in the Field. Died of wounds on the 5th November 1918, aged 35. Born at Yattendon and enlisted in Reading. Son of William and Rhoda Davies, husband of Grace Ethel Davies of 90 Hillside, Moulsecoomb, Brighton. Remembered on the Reading Cemetery Memorial, ref 32.8995. Assistant Master of Alfred Sutton junior School from 1906 to 1918.
DAVIES Herbert Charles
Rifleman 40925, 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade. Died on the 4th December 1918, aged 19. Born in Reading. Son of Mary Davies and the late Evan Davies of 122 Cumberland Road, Reading. Buried at Reading Cemetery, grave 79.16550.
DEADMAN Robert Methven
Wireless Operator, SS Romeo (Hull) Mercantile Marine. Killed in action on his first voyage on the 3rd March 1918, aged 17. The ship was torpedoed 7 miles south of the Mull of Galloway by the German Submarine U102. Educated at Kendrick and Reading schools. Son of Ernest Bezant and Helen Deadman of 28 Manchester Road, Reading. Remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial in London.

EARLEY Frank Washbourne
Private 200566, 1st/4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died of wounds on the 13th June 1918, aged 21. Born and enlisted in Reading. Son of Harry and Margaret Earley of 12 Manchester Road, Reading. Buried at Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension in Italy, plot 2, row C, grave 3.
EIGHTEEN Henry Thomas
Private 20350, 1st/4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Also served as number 23774. Killed in action on the 24th November 1916. Enlisted in Reading. Buried at Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont in France, grave IV.G.27.
ELLIOTT Frederick Howard
Private 85703, Machine Gun Corps. Previously served in the Royal Field Artillery, number 170375. Died of wounds on the 22nd May 1918, aged 20. Born and enlisted in Reading. Son of Emily and the late William Elliot of 98 Donnington Gardens, Reading. Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery in France, grave LXV.D.8.
FORREST James Albert
Private G/51202, 20th Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Previously served in the Royal West Surrey Regiment, Number G/18640. Killed in action on the 24th November 1917, aged 19. Born in Reading and enlisted in Guildford, Surrey. Son of Mr J A J and Mrs A S A Forrest of 85 Albert Road, Reading. Remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval in France, panel 9.
FRANKLIN Percy (J) George
Gunner RMA/12660, Royal Marine Artillery, HMS Vanguard. Previously served on the Queen Elizabeth and survived being torpedoed in 1914 on HMS Aboukir. Died the 9th July 1917, aged 23, HMS Vanguard sunk as a result of an internal explosion at Scapa Flow in Scotland. Born in Reading. Son of Sir John and Florence May Franklin of 70 Hamilton Road, Reading and husband of Caroline Mary Franklin of 48 Widley Road, North End, Portsmouth. Remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 27.

GATEHOUSE Reginald Charles Earl
Private CH/19258 Royal Marine Light Infantry, Zeebrugge Battalion. Died on the 23rd April 1918 aged 19. Enlisted in 1914. Son of Earl and Alice Gatehouse of 6 Clarendon Road, Reading. Buried at St Peters Church Earley, Reading east of the Church.

HARDING Horace
Private 19963, 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action on the 25th October 1916, aged 22. Born and enlisted in Reading. Son of William and Fanny Harding of 11 Coventry Road, Reading. Buried at Euston Road Cemetery in France, grave I.C.6.
HEWETT James William
Private 31858, A Company 6th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment. Died of wounds on the 18th November 1917, aged 19. Enlisted in Reading. Son of John Samuel and Constance Eliza Hewett of 65 Grange Avenue Reading. Buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension in France, grave III.E.7.
HODGES Horace John
Private 50109, Imperial Camel Corps. Had previously served in the Dragoons as number 1730 and the Berkshire Yeomanry in 1912. Killed in action on the 1st May 1918, aged 23. Born and enlisted in Reading. Son of John Henry and Alice Mary Hodges of 95 De Beauvoir Road, Reading. Remembered on the Jerusalem Memorial in Israel, panel 7.
KINGTON Percy Francis
Rifleman 554923, 16th Battalion London Regiment (Queens Westminster Rifles). Died on the 16th March 1918. Born in and resident of Reading, enlisted in Westminster. Son of John Francis and Marian Kington of 1 Hamilton Road, Reading. Buried at Maroeuil British Cemetery in France, grave IV.H.11.
LEVEY Lenard William
Private 44209, East Surrey Regiment. Previously served in the 2nd/23rd Battalion London Regiment. Killed in action on the 2nd September 1918. Born and enlisted in Reading. Buried at Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery in Belgium, grave V.E.17.
LINDSAY Leslie Ernest
Private 2488, 9th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Arrived in France on the 31st August 1915. Killed in action 26th September 1915 aged 20. Born in Reading and enlisted in Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. Son of George and Mary A Lindsay of 14 Palmer Park Avenue, Reading. Remembered on the Loos Memorial in France, panel 65 to 67.
LLOYD F
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LOVE Charles
Sergeant 3435, 2nd/4th Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action in the trenches at Bouzingcourt on the 26th November 1916, aged 23. Enlisted in Reading. Son of the late Mr and Mrs Love of 223 London Road, Reading. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial in France, pier and face 11 D.
MARTIN Stanley
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) previously served in the Royal Berkshire Regiment as a Sergeant service number 2751. Arrived in France on the 30th March 1915. Awarded the Military Medal for Bravery in the field. Killed in action on the 18th September 1918, aged 21. Son of Charles Alfred and Maria Martin of 22 Hatherley Road, Reading. Buried at Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery in France, grave I.E.6.
MAY Walter
Lance Corporal 12760, 6th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Arrived in France on the 25th July 1915. Killed in action on the 5th October 1916, aged 22. Born and enlisted in Reading. Resident of 3 Pitcroft Avenue, Reading. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial in France, pier and face 11D.
NEWPORT Reginald
Private 203221, 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Also served as a Signaller in the Regiment. Killed in action on the 26th April 1918, aged 20. Born and enlisted in Reading. Son of Tom and Caroline Newport of 13 Grange Avenue, Reading. Remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium, panel 75 to 77.
ODELL Joseph William
Trooper 1802, Berkshire Yeomanry. Arrived in Egypt on the 21st April 1915. Discharged through sickness and returned home, died of Consumption on the 3rd February 1916. Son of Mr and Mrs Odell of 87 Cardigan Road, Reading. Buried at Reading Cemetery.
PINKER Horace Lacey
Private 203760, 1st/4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Also serve in the Berkshire Yeomanry as number 3420 and the Standerton Commando as number 38. Killed in action on the 5th April 1917, aged 22. Born and enlisted in Reading, resident of Eastbourne. Buried at Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery in France, gave I.A.13.
PRIOR Edwin James Farlow
Private 41177, 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action on the 15th April 1918, aged 19. Born in Wokingham and enlisted in Redhill Surrey. Brother of Arthur James Prior of 65 Foxhill Road, Reading. Remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium, panel 34 to 35 and 162A.
PUSEY Ralph George
Private 16604, 4th Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. Arrived in France on the 6th October 1914. Killed in action on the 20th October 1914, aged 19. Born and enlisted in Reading. Son of Frank Howard and Sarah Jane Pusey of 134 Cumberland Road, Reading. Remembered on the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, panel 9 to11.
SAWYER William Morris
Driver 68568, 3rd Brigade Royal Horse Artillery, RA and TC Command Depot Catterick. Arrived in France on the 15th August 1914. Died at Catterick Military Hospital after nearly 4 years in France and Belgium. 26th November 1918, aged 23. Son of Mrs Emily Graham of 30 Amity Road, Reading. Buried at Reading Cemetery, grave 2. 7016.
SCHOFIELD Charles Victor
Private 26744, 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds on the 20th December 1917. Enlisted in Reading. Resident of 69 Donnington Road, Reading. Son of Richard William Schofield of 359 Elgar Road, Reading. Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen in France, grave P.V.D.3B.
SHARMAN Stanley Charles
Private 283780, 1st/4th Battalion London Regiment, Royal Fusiliers. Formerly served as number 6648 and 7583. Died of wounds on the 17th August 1917, aged 20. Born in West Norwood, London and enlisted in Reading. Son of Frederick and L E H Sharman of 68 Liverpool Road, Reading. Buried at Mendinghem Military Cemetery in Belgium, grave III.F.8.
SMITH William
Private 37581, 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died of wounds on the 7th March 1917, aged 19. Born in Newmarket and enlisted in Reading. Son of Samuel and Mary Smith of 17 Parnell Street Reading. Buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension in France, grave VI.C.11.
SMYTHE Herbert
Corporal 8254, 4th (Queens Own) Hussars. Killed in action on the 16th October 1914, aged 21. Born in Reading and enlisted in Eastbourne. Son of Frank and Annie Smythe of Northlands, Streatley-on-Thames. Formerly of 82 Cumberland Road, Reading. Remembered on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial in France.
TILLEN Harry
Able Seaman J/14399. Royal Navy, HMS Invincible. Killed in action on the 31st May 1916, aged 20. During the Battle of Jutland HMS Invincible was sunk by the German Battlecruisers Lützow and Derfflinger. Son of Kate Allen of 46 Crescent Road, Reading. Remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial in Portsmouth, panel 13.

WEEKS Charles Edward
Private 3048 and 200817, 1st and 1st/4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Went to France on the 30th March 1915. Wounded on the 30th July 1916 when a shell exploded next him, he suffered 23 wounds to his legs, arm and head. After recovering from his wounds he returned to France. He was wounded again and then Died on the 25th March 1918, aged 24. Born in Reading in 1894, enlisted in 1914. Son of Charles and Agnes Esther Weeks of 180 Kings Road, Reading. Remembered on the Arras Memorial, Faubourg-d Amiens Cemetery in France, bay 7.
WING Albert George
Private 2580, 1st/4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Went to France on the 30th March 1915. Died of Wounds on the 29th July 1916. Born and enlisted in Reading. Son of William George and Mary Frances Wing of 92 Donnington Gardens. Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen in France, grave A.13.45

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