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SYDENHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

The World War 1 memorial can be found within the church of All Saints, Sydenham. It fills the wall an dis made of marble, the sides of the framework around the memorial are brown marble with a black diamonds on a white background. The body of the memorial is white marble with black lettering. The upper section list the names and initials of those who died during World War 1 from the services, the lower section details the civilians killed during an enemy air raid 19th May 1918.
Photographs Copyright © Trevor Delahoy 2006

THE ROOD SCREEN FIGURES ARE RAISED TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR GOD, THEIR KING AND THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

1914-1918

ADAMS

Harold Towns

Lieutenant, General List and 43rd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Died 28th March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Robert Charles and Ada Sarah Adams, of 3, Longton Avenue, Sydenham, London. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

ALLEN

A H

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ANTHONY

W F

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BALLARD

Frederick William

Private 718323, 1st/23rd (County of Lodnon) Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 22nd August 1918. Born and resident Sydenham, enlisted Camberwell. Formerly 375097, 8th Battalion, London Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.

BELCHER

Ernest

Private 18521, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light INfantry. Died 1st September 1918. Aged 35. Husband of Elizabeth Ann Belcher, of 7, Maddin Rd., Lower Sydenham, London. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 8.

BELCHER

Reginald [John Howard]

Drummer 250764, 2nd/3rd (County of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Died of wounds 19th February 1917. Aged 25. Enlisted Edward Street, resident Sydenham. Son of John Howard and Ellen Julia Belcher, of London. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 15.

BENFIELD

Gordon Victor

Private 23044, "D" Company, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 6th February 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted Lewisham, resident Sydenham. Native of Kingham Hill, Chipping Norton, Oxon. Son of Tom Barker Benfield and Ellen Benfield, of 49, Homecroft Rd., Sydenham, London. Buried in KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 12.

BRADLEY

F

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BRANT

T E

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BRAY

W

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BROOKS

G

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BROPHY

E G

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BURTON

Alfred Ernest

Private 51737, 17th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds 28th April 1917. Born and resident Sydenham, enlisted Camberwell. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Divsion 62 Plot I Row A Grave 2.

BURTON

H H

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CARTER

Cyril Jack

Private 492824, 2nd/13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Louise's Kensington Battalion), London Regiment. Killed in action 6th November 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted London, resident Sydenham. Son of George and Louisa Jane Carter, of Sydenham, London. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot XX Row E Grave 4.

CHADWICK

P

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CLAYTON

Cecil Claude

Private 279110, 3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 10th September 1918. Born Catford, enlisted Lewisham, resident Sydenham. Formerly 656195, 21st Battalion, London Regiment. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 6.

COOPER

W

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COOTE

G

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COOTE

R

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COTTON

A W

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CRAGE

P G

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DAVIES

A

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DORMAN

A

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DORMAN

D

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DOVE

Victor D G

Private G/6069, 8th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West kent Regiment). Killed in action 12th August 1916. Aged 18. Born Sydenham, enlisted Deptford. Son of Mrs. Lavinia Dove, of Assington St., Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C.

DOWDING

G

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DRAPER

H

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EMBLEM

Fred

Private G/20448, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East kent Regiment). Killed in action 24th June 1917. Born London, enlisted Abertillery, Monmouthshire, resident Sydenham. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19.

EMMERS

F

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FIELD

W

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FLETCHER

Albert Edward Victor

Sergeant S/281, 10th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 30th August 1915. Aged 29. Born Petermaritzburg, South Africa (SDGW) or Born at Sydenham, London (CWGC), enlisted Finsbury, resident Sydenham. Son of Mrs. S. T. Fletcher, of 11, Vineyard St., Speke Rd., Garston, Liverpool. Buried in RUE-DU-BACQUEROT (13th LONDON) GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 18.

FOTHERGILL

S

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FOWLES

J

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FREELAND

E

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FRENCH

E

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GALPIN

H

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GAMMON

A E

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GOODCHILD

S C

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HALL

C F

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HALL

J T

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HAMMAN

W V

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HANCOCK

A

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HARDING

F W S

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HASWELL

J M

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HAYNES

F

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HITCH

Charles Henry J

Rifleman 42554, 14th Battalion, Royal irish Rifles. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Aged 18. Born and resident Sydenham, enlisted Lewisham. Brother of William F A. Hitch, of 4, Scotts' Yard, Manor Rd., Ossett, Yorks. Formerly R/35071, King's Royal Rifle Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Panel 138 to 140 and 162 to 162A and 163A., Belgium. Panel 138 to 140 and 162 to 162A and 163A.

HORNE

F W

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HORNE

H

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HYTTER

E C

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INGRAM

A G

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INGRAM

A H

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JAMESON

M

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JAY

F

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MYDDLETON-JONES

J

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FOORD-KELCEY

W B

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LAMBERT

Herbert George

Private 2000, 1st/20th (County of London) Battalion (Blackheath and Woolwich), London Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 19. Enlisted Blackheath, resident Sydenham. Son of Mrs. Janet Lambert, of 4, Avalon Terrace, Highclere St., Sydenham, London. Enlisted Sept., 1914, from Board of Education. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 130 to 135.

LINDLEY

T G

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LINDLEY

W K

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LONGHURST

A

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MACKIE

N L

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MARTIN

Charles

Acting Corporal S/6581, 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade 9The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 26. Born Lewisham, enlisted Deptford, resident Sydenham. Son of Mary Martin, of 3, Watlington Grove, Lower Sydenham, London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 46 - 48 and 50.

McLEOD

A

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MEADE

G

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MELLISS

A D

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MUNGEAM

Ernest George

Second Lieutenant, 17th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 25th August 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.

MUNGEAM

Richard James

Gunner 950720, "B" Battery, 119th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in actin 3rd September 1918. Aged 19. Enlisted Kennington, Surrey, resident Sydenham. Son of John and Clara Mungeam, of "Frinton," Addington Grove, Sydenham, London. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 143.

MURPHY

H J

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NUNN

F

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OAKHILL

J

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OXBROW

J

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PEERS

A

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RICHARDSON

W

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RIDLEY

C H

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ROBERTS

G

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ROSE

Basil Edmund

Rifleman R/19436, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Born Thornton Heath, Surrey, enlisted Finsbury Barracks, Middlesex, resident Sydenham. Buried in BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot III. Row H. Grave 5.

ROWE

George [William]

Private 48402, 9th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 28th March 1918. Born and resident Sydenham, enlisted Woolwich. Formerly 10228, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 13 and 14.

SCOTT

Edward Stanley

Sergeant 232331, 2nd/2nd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 16th June 1917. Born Sydenham, enlisted and resident Lewisham. No knwon grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, Fance. Bay 9.

SCOTT

F A

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SCREECH

A W

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SCREECH

F L

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SMITH

H H

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SORRELL

A

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SOUTHWOOD

Ernest

Gunner 60314, "C" Battery, 75th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died in United KIngdom 10th February 1918. Aged 25. Born Sydernham, enlisted London. Son of Evan and Ellen Southwood, of 5, Laural Grove, Sydenham, London. Buried in BROCKLEY CEMETERY, DEPTFORD, London. Screen Wall. Z 291 as there is no gravestone marking the plot.

TANT

Robert John

[Listed as R G TANT on memorial] Corporal G/39391, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 26th April 1918. Aged 27. Born Reigate, Surrey, enlisted West London, resident Sydenham. Son of the late William and Annie Martha Tant; husband of Ethel S. A. Tant, of 80, Ditchley Rise, Brighton. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 14 and 15.

THOMPSON

W A

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THORN

A G

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VIRE

J J

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WALKER

R

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WALTERS

L

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WATERMAN

C

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WESTCOTT

E

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WILLEY

H

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WILLIAMS

C A J

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WILLOUGHBY

John

Acting Corporal 8931. 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died of wounds 20th July 1916. Aged 27. Born Nerton, Surrey, enlisted London, resident Sydenham. Husband of E. J. Willoughby, of 3, Rosamond St., Upper Sydenham, London. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 15. Grave 50.

WILLOUGHBY

Thomas

Private 26927, 14th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 28th January 1916. Born Sydenham, enlisted Camberwell. Buried in ST. VENANT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 5.

WILSON

E

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WRIGHT

A

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WRIGHT

C E

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YOUNG

A

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YOUNG

L A

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COLEMAN

Reginald John

Lance Corporal 71482, 36th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 19th June 1917. Born Barton, Leicestershire, enlisted Sydenham. Formerly G/1006, Royal Fusiliers. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

ALSO THOSE KILLED BY A BOMB DURING AN ENEMY AIR RAID ON 19TH MAY 1918

The bombing raid was performed by a German Gotha twin-engine airplane, 19th May 1918. This was on the corner of Sydenham Road and Fairlawn Park, Sydenham, London, SE26.

COOK

Emma

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DELAHOY

Isaac

Born 1861. Husband of Eliza, father of Walter (Killed on the battlefields of France) Laura, Beatrice and Mary.

DELAHOY

Beatrice

Born 1901. Daughter of Isaac and Eliza Delahoy, sister of Walter, Laura and Mary.

DELAHOY

Eliza

Born 1861. Wife of Isaac, mother of Walter (Killed on the battlefields of France) Laura, Beatrice and Mary.

DELAHOY

Laura

Born 1897. Daughter of Isaac and Eliza Delahoy, sister of Walter, Beatrice and Mary.

DELAHOY

Mary

Born 1903. Daughter of Isaac and Eliza Delahoy, sister of Walter, Beatrice and Laura.

HAMBROOK

Elizabeth

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PHILLIPS

William

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POUT

Emma

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SMITH

Rosina

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WESTLEY

Redvers

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WESTLEY

Rosalind

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LORD ALL PITYING JESU BLEST † GRANT THEM THINE ETERNAL REST

Last update 19 September, 2006

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