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CRONDALL WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © John Simmons 2007

The Crondall war memorial can be found outside All Saints Church, Crondall. It takes the form of a cross-shaped plinth surmounted by tapering shaft and cross with the inscription in black lettering on the sides of the plinth. The whole stands on a crazy paved base. There are 47 names from World War 1 and 8 for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled on 25th July 1920 by Major-General E G F Bainbridge and the masons were S Mardles and Sons.

Photographs Copyright © Graham Parsons 2008

IN SACRED SLEEP THEY LIE SAY NOT THE BRAVE DIED
IN
GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE
CRONDALL MEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WARS
1914 - 1919
1939 - 1945
REMEMBER THEN WHO CAME NOT HOME FROM THE WARS
THEY WERE A WALL UNTO US BOTH BY NIGHT AND BY DAY
LIVE THOU FOR ENGLAND WE FOR ENGLAND DIED

1914 - 1918

AGGER

E

probably F E AGGER, Corporal L/12880 4th Bn. Middlesex Regiment. Died on 23/08/1914. Buried in St. Symphorien Military Cemetery, Mons, Hainaut, Belgium, IV. B. 1.

AGGER

George

No further information

BARNARD

Edward

Lance Corporal G/1304 1st. Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died on 14/03/1916 Age 25. Son of Jonah and Jane Barnard, of Bowling Alley, Crondall, Farnham, Hampshire. Buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France, J. 60.

BARNARD

Frederick

Serjeant G/2400 8th Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died on 21/08/1916. Awards: M M. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D.

BARNARD

George Thomas

Rifleman A/202298 11th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died on 29/03/1918, Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France, Panel 61 to 64.

BRANDON

Arthur Chester

Captain 4th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 21/01/1916 Age 30. Son of Arthur John Brandon, of Redfields, Church Crookham, Hampshire, and the late Kate Alethea Brandon. Commemorated at Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panel 21 and 63.

IN LOVING AND HONOURED MEMORY OF
ARTHUR CHESTER BRANDON
CAPTAIN 1/4 HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT
ONLY SURVIVING SON OF ARTHUR AND KATE BRANDON
OF "REDFIELDS" CHURCH, CROOKHAM
BORN 7 SEPTEMBER 1885 KILLED IN ACTION 21 JANUARY 1916
NEAR FELAHIE IN MESOPOTAMIA DURING THE ADVANCE TO
ATTEMPT THE RELIEF OF KUT-EL-AMARA
"IN SURE AND CERTAIN HOPE OF THE RESURRECTION
TO ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH OUT LORD JESUS"

CANE

James

Sapper WR/26647 Royal Engineers. Died on 11/03/1920. Husband of E. A. Fulford (formerly Cane), of Pankridge St., Crondall, Hampshire. Buried in Crondall Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom, E. 12. 170.

CHURCH

W

Either William George CHURCH, Lance Corporal 1171 "A" Coy. 7th Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died on 29/04/1916 Age 25. Son of Thomas and Esther Church, of" Elmside," Badshot Lea, Farnham, Surrey. Buried in Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, France, II. H. 13. or W CHURCH, Private 8789 1st Bn. Queen. Died on 26 /12/1918. Buried in Copenhagen Western Cemetery, Denmark.

COLLIS

Arthur Frederick

Private 803 2nd Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) . Died on 02/02/1915. Son of Frederick Collis, of Jonathan Kiln Cottages, Crondall, Hampshire. Buried in Sailly-Sur-La-Lys Churchyard, Pas de Calais, France, C. 3.

COMELY

James

probably J E COMELY, Private 9047 1st Bn. East Surrey Regiment. Died on 23/08/1914 Buried in Hautrage Military Cemetery, Saint-Ghislain, Hainaut, Belgium, I. C. 19.

COWDERY

Percy

Corporal D/5251 "C" Sqdn. 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays). Died on 04/05/1917 Age 23. Son of Alfred Cowdery and Elizabeth Cowdery, of Heath Lane, Crondall, Hampshire. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, XVIII. J. 9.

CROSS

Thomas Edward Kynaston

Captain "B" Bty. 70th Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Died on 1917 Age 25. Son of Margaret Maud and the late G. E. Kynaston Cross, M.A. Oxon., of Wycherley, Church Crookham. Hampshire. Buried in Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, I. M. 20.

DANCE

Albert Edward

Private 14841 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died in 09/08/1916 Age 34. Husband of Emily Beatrice Dance, of North Oakley, Hannington, Basingstoke, United Kingdom. Buried in Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, T. 2.

DANCE

Ernest Leonard

Private 1105 8th Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died on 27/04/1916 Age 19. Son of John and Elizabeth Dance, of Itchel Cottage, Crondall, Hampshire. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), France, II. D. 140.

DELVES-BROUGHTON

Alfred William

Captain H.M.S. "Black Prince" Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died on 31/05/1916. Commemorated at Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United Kingdom,18.

DIMES

William

Private 8079 1st Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment. Died on 13/10/1914 Age 27. Son of George and Louisa Dimes, of Court Cottage, Crondall, Hampshire. Commemorated at Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 22 and 23.

GIRDLER

William

Private 037473 Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died on 28/01/1919. Buried in Archangel Allied Cemetery, Russian Federation, B. 13.

HEWITT

Archibald Rooney

Captain 2nd Bn. East Surrey Regiment. Died on 25/04/1915 Age 32. Awards: D S O. Second son of Archibald Robert Hewitt, 6th Viscount and Viscountess Lifford, of Hill House, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 34. Also commemorated in All Saints Church:


THE WINDOW IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE HON. ARCHIBALD RODNEY HEWITT D.S.O.
CAPTAIN 2ND BATTALION EAST SURREY REGIMENT
YOUNGER SON OF THE 6TH VISCOUNT LIFFORD
HE WAS KILLED IN THE SECOND BATTLE OF YPRES
ON THE 25TH APRIL 1915 IN HIS 32ND YEAR

IVES

Albert

Private 26550, 2n Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 23/04/1917 Age 28. Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, 6

IVIL

Charles Sydney

Private 31254 60th Field Amb. Royal Army Medical Corps. Died on 18/04/1916. Buried in Crondall Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom, J.13. 98.

JACOBS

Frank Harold

Private 202783 8th Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment. Died on 22/06/1917 Age 34. Husband of Ethel Mary Jacobs, of "St. Hilda," Oliver Rd., Leyton, London. Buried in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France, II. R. 1.

JELLEY

Sidney

Lance Serjeant 1169 7th Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died on 23/08/1918 Age 26. Awards: M M. Son of Christopher and Edith Jelley, of Pankridge St., Crondall, Hampshire, Buried Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France, II. D. 11.

KNIGHT

George??

Private 3071 1st/4th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 19/12/1915 Age 18. Son of Charles and Mary Knight, of Gas House Cottages, Hartley Wintney, Basingstoke, Hampshire. Buried in Kut War Cemetery, Iraq, O. 18.

MAXWELL-LEFROY

Patrick Egerton

Lieutenant H.M.S. "Mosquito" Royal Navy. Died on 25/04/1915 Age 16. Son of Charles James and Elizabeth Catherine Maxwell-Lefroy. Born at Crondall, Hampshire. Commemorated at Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United Kingdom, 8. Also commemorated in All Saints Church:

TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF
PATRICK EGERTON
LIEUTENANT IN THE ROYAL NAVY
SIXTH SON OF CHARLES JAMES
MAXWELL FEFROY OF ITCHIL MANOR
AND ELIZABETH CATHERINE HIS WIFE
BORN AUGUST 8 1888,
KILLED IN ACTION IN THE DARDANELLES
ON BOARD H.M.S. MOSQUITO,
APRIL 25 1915
HE LOVED DUTY MORE THAN HE LOVED HIS LIFE.
"IS IT WELL WITH THE CHILD? AND SHE SAID,
IT IS WELL"

MAY

Charles Edward

Lance Corporal G/4716 7th Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died on 28/09/1916 Service No: G/4716. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France,Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D.

MITCHELL

John Horsley

Lieutenant 305th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on 19/05/1917 Age 35.Son of Alfred and Catherine Mitchell; Husband of Winifred Mitchell, of "Thorns," Crondall, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Buried in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium, H. 4. Also commemorated in All Saints Church:

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN EVER LOVING
REMEMBRANCE OF MY HUSBAND
JOHN HORSLEY
MITCHELL
LIEUTENANT R.G.A.
KILLED IN ACTION AT
PLOEGSTEERT
19TH MAY 1917

MURRAY

William Raymond Croft

Captain 5th Bn. Grenadier Guards. Died on 26/02/1917 Age 30. Son of Lt. Col. Denman Croft Murray; husband of Mary Agneta Francis Boyle Murray, of 6, Mulberry Walk, Chelsea London, United Kingdom. Buried in Lisbon (St. George) British Churchyard, Portugal, Plot E, 3, Grave 36.

PARRIS

Albert Edward

Private G/6570 11th Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died on 25/09/1917 Age 20. Son of Robert and Emma Parris, of Clare Farm, Crondall, Hampshire. Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.

PARRIS

Robert Henry

Corporal T/30233 Royal Army Service Corps. Attd. No. 1 Cavalry Field Amb., Royal Army Medical Corps. Died on 16/12/1918 Age 27. Son of Robert and Emma Parris, of Clare Farm, Crondall, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Buried in Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery, Mons, Hainaut, Belgium, II. B. 1.

PRIZEMAN

Bertie William

Private 24230 1st Bn. Devonshire Regiment. Died on 12/06/1916 Age 22. Son of William J. and Alice Prizeman, of Pankridge St., Crondall, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Commemorated at Chatby Memorial, Egypt.

POUND

John

Private 5957 The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died on 11/11/1920 Age 23. Son of John and Emily Pound, of White House, Heath Lane, Crondall. Buried in Crondall Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom, L.I. 4. F. 4.

FARMER

W

(Should be No. 17) Private 131744 2nd Reserve Bn. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died on 21/12/1920. Buried at Crondall Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom, F. 2. 21.

SHERMAN

Wilfred James

Able Seaman J/9781 H.M.S. "Ghurka" Royal Navy. Died on 08/02/1917 Age 24. Son of Harvey George Sherman, of District School, Crondall, Farnham, Surrey. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United Kingdom, 22.

SHERMAN

William Edgar

Private 8574 3rd Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died on 01/01/1918 Age 30. Son of the late George and Emma Sherman; husband of Alice Elizabeth Sherman, of The Borough, Crondall. Born at Kintbury, Berkshire. Buried in Crondall Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom, E. I. 5.

SIMPSON

Albert

No further information

SIMPSON

Charles

No further information

SNUGGS

Edgar

Sapper 177187 288th Army Troops Coy, Royal Engineers. Died on 30/03/1918 Age 31. Son of the late Charles Thomas and Louisa Snuggs; husband of Mary Snuggs, of Rambler Cottage, Dippenhall St., Crondall, Hampshire. Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France, Panel 10 to 13.

SMITH

Frank

No further information

STEVENS

Alfred

Lance Corporal 3/3849 17th Entrenching Bn., late 14th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 27/03/1918. Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 6.

TOOGOOD

Thomas William

Private 22254 1st Bn. East Surrey Regiment. Died on 08/05/1917. Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 6.

TURVILL

George

Private 20625 8th Bn. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died on 03/07/1918 Age 19. Son of Mr. J. T. Turvill, of 28, Regina Terrace, Seaford Rd., West Ealing, London. Native of Crondall, Farnham, Surrey. Buried in Berlin South-Western Cemetery, I. C. 3.

TURVILL

Gordon

No further information

WILD

James

No further information

WILD

John J

Private 13404 7th Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died on 18/11/1916 Age 21. Buried in Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, France, A. 62.

WILLIS

Albert

Private 8932, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 31 December 1916. Born and resident Crondall, enlisted Basingstoke, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 22 and 63.

WILLIS

George

Private G/1672 7th Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) Died on 13/07/1916. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D.

WOODERSON

Harry

Sapper WR/125804 Royal Engineers. Died on 11/10/1919 . Son of Mr. C. Wooderson, of Redlands Lane, Crondall. Buried in Crondall Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom, D. 5. 64.
1939-1945

CRANSTONE

Aykmer Norman James

Stoker P/KX 96050 1st Class HMS Hood, Royal Navy. Died on 24/05/1941 Age 20. Son of James and Dorothy Hilda Cranstone of Crondall. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 55.1

FRY

Stanley Walter

Sergeant 572884 Royal Air Force. Died on 26/10/1942 Age 21. Son of Ernest Walter and Jubilee May Fry, of Crondall, Surrey. Buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, 3. L. 18.

KENT

George Edward

Able Seaman P/SSX 25235 H.M.S. Barham, Royal Navy. Died on 25/11/1941. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 48, Column 2.

LIVINGSTON

George Gordon

Corporal T/71221 Royal Army Service Corps. Died on 03/10/1942 Age 23. Son of Lionel Gordon Livingston and Nellie Susan Livingston, of Crondall, Hampshire. Buried in Florence War Cemetery, Italy, IV. A. 10.

POUND

Robert James

Private 6087402 1/5th Bn. The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died on 29/05/1940 Age 24. Son of John and Emily Pound, of Crondall, Hampshire. Buried in Marquise Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, Plot 1. Row C. Grave 4.

RANCE

Frederick Charles

Gunner 14603301 90 H.A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery. Died on 22/10/1944 Age 33. Son of Harry and Fanny Rance, of Crondall; husband of Dorothy May Rance, of Crondall. Buried in Crondall Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Row C. Grave 23.

SHERMAN

William Kenneth

Private 6027038 Army Catering Corps. Secondary Regiment: Parachute Regiment, A.A.C., attd. 9th Bn. Died 15/08/1944 Age 32. Son of William Edgar and Alice Elizabeth Sherman; husband of Lily Elizabeth Annie Sherman, of Ewshot, Hampshire. Buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, IA. F. 4.

STONEHOUSE

Frederick Charles

Private 6027414 4th Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment.. Died 02/08/1944 Age 32. Son of James Thomas Stonehouse and Alice Stonehouse; husband of May Edith Stonehouse, of Grays, Essex. Buried in Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery, Somme, France, XII. A. 14.
INDONESIAN CONFRONTATION
BRUNEI 1962
STEPHENS
David Emory
Second Lieutenant, 1/2nd Gurkha Rifles. Killed during the operation to quell the Brunei revolt 9th December 1962. Aged 24. Only son of Brigadier J. W. Stephens, of Crondall, Hampshire and Mrs. M. E. Stephens, of Denver, U.S.A. Sources: Death notice appeared in The Times Friday 14th December 1962, details of his death in The Times Saturday 15th December 1962. Also Britain's Small Wars - Roll of Honour - Confrontation with Indonesia.
Commemorated in All Saints Church but not on memorial
LEWIS
James Windsor
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Killed in action 6th June 1916. Formerly 19th Hussars.

SACRED
TO THE
MEMORY
OF
LIEUT JAMES WINDSOR LEWIS
1ST BN WELSH GUARDS
(LATE 19TH HUSSARS)
KILLED
IN
ACTION
6-6-16

Other commemorations in All Saints Church

BIRCH
James Hunter Blair

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN FRANCIS BIRCH
GENERAL ROYAL ENGINEERS C.B.
HE SERVED IN FLANDERS & HOLLAND
IN 1793, 94 & 95
THE CAMPAIGN IN EGYPT 1801
TAKING OF COPENHAGEN 1807
TAKING OF FLUSHING 1809
BLOCKADE OF CADIZ 1810
BATTLE OF BAROSSA 1811
BORN 1776 DIED 1856
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
JAMES HUNTER BLAIR BIRCH
SON OF THE ABOVE
CAPTAIN IN 66TH REGIMENT
BORN 1820 DIED IN BARBADOS 1851
ALSO
TO THE MEMORY OF CLEMENTINA
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN 1815 DIED 1841

BIRCH
John Francis

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