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LIVERPOOL STREET STATION
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WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards - 2017

SURNAMES - S

SABBERTON Abiah
General Labourer, Lowestoft Harbour Works - Private 17193, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 25 April 1915. Aged 33. Born Lowestoft. Husband of M. H. Sabberton, of 61, Trafalgar St., Lowestoft. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1902. Enlisted Lowestoft. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 23. See also Lowestoft, Lowestoft St. John's, Lowestoft St. Margaret's and Lowestoft St. Andrew's.
SADLER Harry Robert
Engine Cleaner, Parkeston - Private 48963, "A" Company, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 6 December 1917. Aged 22. Born 26 December 1894 in Ipswich. Resident Parkeston. Son of Harry and Maria Sadler, of 10A, Hamilton St., Parkeston, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1909. Enlisted May 1916 in Ipswich. Formerly 2522, 27th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 11.
SALMON Albert [Edward]
Under Shunter, Temple Mills - Acting Bombardier 316102, 1st East Anglian (Essex) Heavy Battery [RGA - (TF)], Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 28 June 1917. Aged 25. Born West Ham.Son of John and Amelia Salmon, of 8, Auckland Rd., Leyton, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1906. Territorial. Enlisted 1914 in Stratford. Buried in MAROEUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 12.
SALMONS George
Porter, St Margaret's - Private 203494, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 19. Born and resident Ware, Hertfordshire. Son of John Salmons, of 135, Musley Hill, Ware, Hertfordshire. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1915. Enlisted February 1917. in Hertford. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.
SALTER, MC William
Surveyor, Land Agent's Department - Captain, 17th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 9 August 1916. Aged 32. Younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Salter, of Cromer. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1900. Enlisted 1914. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B. See also Cromer
SANDERSON Francis William
Assistant Chemist, Stratford, Chemical Laboratory - Lieutenant, Special Brigade, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 2 September 1916. Aged 23. Son of William Frederick and Annie Margaret Grace Sanderson, of 5, Park Rd., Wembley, Middlesex. Joined Great Eastern Railway July 1914. Formerly London Regiment (Artists' Rifles). Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 19.
SAPEY William
Carriage Cleaner, Peterborough - Private 43686, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 27 May 1918. Aged 28. Born Maldon, Essex. Son of Mrs. A. F. Turner (formerly Sapey), of 292, Oundle Rd., Peterborough, and the late Mr. Sapey. Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1914. Enlisted January 1917 in Peterborough, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
SAPSFORD [Henry] John
Assistant Porter, Bishop's Stortford - Private 2778, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 September 1916. Aged 22. Born and resident Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Sapsford, of 36, Friendly Terrace, Dun Rd., Bishop's Stortford, Herts. Joined Great Eastern Railway December 1912. Enlisted September 1914 in Hertford. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Row D. Grave 7. See also Bishops Stotford
SARGENT Arthur
Porter, Fairlop Station - Lance Corporal 19560, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1916. Aged 22. Born Greenstead, Essex. Son of C. J. and Elizabeth Sargent, of Park Farm, Greenstead, Colchester. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1914. Enlisted June 1915 in Ilford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
SARLIUS Solomon
Labourer, Stratford - Rifleman 571065, 17th (County of London) Battalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 1 October 1916. Joined Great Eastern Railway August 1914. Enlisted September 1914 in Bow. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row J. Grave 4.
SAUNDERS Arthur
[Recorded as SANDERS on SDGW and CWGC] Labourer, Way and Works Department - Private 7319, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 19 September 1914. Born Leyton, Essex. Resident Stratford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway February 1911. Served in the South African (Boer) War. Enlisted in Stratford, Essex. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVI. Row AA. Grave 13.
SAUNDERS, MM Henry [Sabin] aka Harry
Under Shunter, Cambridge - Sergeant 325071, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 25. Resident Mildenhall, Suffolk. Son of Mrs. A. Wilson, of 127, Thoday St., Mill Rd., Cambridge; husband of Alice Rose Biggs (nee Caldecoat)(formerly Saunders), of 43, Baker St., London Rd., Brighton, married 14 June 1917 at Cambridge, St. Barnabas, aged 27, resident of 39 Mawson Road, Cambridge. Member of the Cambridge Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen, admitted 1913. Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1906. Territorial. Enlisted 1914 in Cambridge. Formerly 1028, Cambridgeshire regiment. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Mildenhall, Suffolk, a Number Taker G.E.R., stepson, resident with his parents, William and Anne Wilson, at 127, Thoday Street, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Philips.
SAUNDERS Herbert Alfred
Cellarman, Abercorn Rooms, Liverpool Street, Great Eastern Hotel - Rifleman 2391, 7th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 10 July 1916. Resident Romford. Joined Great Eastern Railway 26 January 1914. Enlisted 5 September 1914 in Sun Street, London. Buried in TRANCHEE DE MECKNES CEMETERY, AIX-NOULETTE, Pas de Calais, France. Row G. Grave 1.
SAVILL George Edward
Porter, Shenfield - Private 2191, "C" Company, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 16 August 1915. Aged 24. Resident Brentwood, Essex.Son of George Edward and Mary Ann Savill, of 17, Sussex Rd., Brentwood, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1907. Enlisted September 1914 in Brentwood, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 146 to 151 or 229 to 233.
SAVILLE John [Thomas]
[Spelt SAVILL on memorial and in service records, John Thomas in 1911 census and marriage record] Permanent Way Labourer - Trooper 6073 [CWGC] or 6075 [SDGW], 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own). Killed in action 27 October 1914. Aged 34. Born Stratford, Essex. Resident Chingford, Essex. Husband of Selina Saville (nee Punt), of 107A, Albert Rd., Leyton, London, married 1906 in the West Ham Registraton District, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1909. Admmited to the Leyton Essex Ralway Workers Branch of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants in 1909, aged 29. Served in the South African Campaign. Enlisted in Woolwich. Originally attested 21 January 1896 at Waltham Abbey, aged 17 years 11 months, as Private 5075, 3rd Battalion, Essex Regiment, born 1879 in Buckhurst Hill, Woodford, Essex, occupation Golf Caddy, unmarried, resident High Beech, Loughton, Essex, height 5 feet 3½ inches, chest 33½ inches, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, black hair, religious denomination Church of England, attested Royal Navy 14 September 1896. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Buckhurst Hill, a Platelayer, married to Selina with two daughters, resident 49, Claude Road, Francis Road, Leyton, Low Leyton, London & Essex. No known grave Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.
SAVORY Albert
Bricklayer's Labourer, March, Chief Civil Engineer's Department - Corporal 325091, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 September 1917. Born March, Cambridgeshire. Joined Great Eastern Railway 22 May 1914. Enlisted 5 August 1914 in March, Cambridgeshire. Formerly 1169, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148. See also March, Cambridgeshire
SAVORY James Henry
Porter, Lowestoft (Central) - Private 35241, 5th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27 May 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Flordon, Norfolk. Son of William James and Agnes Emma Savory, of 75, Broadwater, Flordon, Norwich. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1915. Enlisted June 1917 in Attleborough. Formerly 34794, 9th Training Reserve Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
SAWYER William Norman
Clerk, Thorpe-le-Soken - Private 19379, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 2 December 1917. Aged 21. Born Little Glenham, Suffolk. Resident Campsea Ash, Suffolk. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Sawyer, of 239, Home Cottage, Campsea Ashe, Wickham Market, Suffolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway November 1911. Enlisted May 1915 in Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 7 and 8. See also Campsey Ash, Suffolk
SAYER Albert Edward
Porter, Hunstanton - Corporal 23332, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 2 September 1918. Aged 23. Born Horstead, Suffolk. Native of Barnham, Suffolk. Son of Nathan and Priscilla Sayer, of Railway Cottages, Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1912. Enlisted 1915 in Piccadilly, London, Middlesex. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 2.
SAYER Victor Harvey Craske
Engine Cleaner, Whittlesford - Private 13767, "A" Company, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action by shellfire 2 August 1916. Aged 21. Born Gt. Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire. Son of William and Ellen Sayer, of Station Rd., Duxford, Cambs. Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1912. Enlisted in Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Duxford, Cambridgeshire
SAYWOOD John Edward
Head Dispatch Lad, Liverpool Street, Platform Dispatch Office - Private 41602, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died in a German Hospital at Liege, Belgium, 5 November 1918. Aged 19. Born Brentwood, Essex. Resident London. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1913. Enlisted May 1917 in East Ham, Essex. Formerly 50032, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in LIEGE (ROBERMONT) CEMETERY, Liege, Belgium. Grave 33.
SCARFF Thomas
Labourer, Way and Works Department - Lance Corporal L/7286, 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 17 September 1914. Born Stratford, Essex. Resident Leyton, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 7 January 1911. Enlisted in Stratford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
SCOFFIELD Frederick Henry
Checker, Ipswich - Rifleman C/1315, 17th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 25 December 1916. Aged 24. Born Ipswich, Suffolk. Son of Henry T. G. and Rebecca Scoffield, of 6, Bulwer Rd., Ipswich. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1908. Enlisted July 1915 in Ipswich, Suffolk. Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row W. Grave 5.
SCOTT A P D
Clerk - Private - No further information currently available
SCRIVENER Walter
Platelayer, Althorne, Engineer's Department - Private 8229, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1914. Aged 29. Born Billericay, Essex. Resident Maldon, Essex. Husband of Christinia Scrivener, of 29, Church St., Maldon, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1913. Reservist. Enlisted 5 August 1914 in Maldon, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7. See also Althorne, Essex
SEABROOK William John
Wagon Builder, Temple Mills - Private 01735, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Aldershot). Died of a fever at Aldershot, United Kingdom, 31 May 1915. Aged 23. Born 8 May 1892 in Cambridge. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1906/1907. He was admitted to the Leyton (2) Railway Workers Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen in 1913, aged 21. Enlisted in London. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Cambridge, a Railway Wagon Builder, resident with his parents, Stanley John and Julia Seabrook, at 107, Dunedin Road, Leyton, Low Leyton, London & Essex. Buried in WOODGRANGE PARK CEMETERY, EAST HAM, Essex. Grave reference 23. 6551.
SEAMAN H
Police Constable - Private - Several possibilities but no definite matches - No further information currently available
SEARLE, MM John Thomas
Engine Cleaner, Cambridge - Lance Corporal 325712, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born Kentish Town, Middlesex. Son of Ellen Searle, of 91, East Rd., Cambridge. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1914. Enlisted September 1914 in Cambridge. Formerly 2414, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in LA BRIQUE MILITARY CEMETERY NO. 2, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 19.
SEAWARD Frank Arthur
Porter, Bishopsgate Goods - Corproal 7765, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 20 April 1915. Aged 31. Born St. Luke's, Middlesex. Husband of Amy Lillian Seaward, of 24, Coopersale Rd., Homerton, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1912. Enlisted in London. Commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34.
SECKER George Spencer

Fireman, Peterborough - Gunner 4679, 24th East Anglian Brigade (Territorial Force), Royal Field Artillery. Died in hospital at Thetford, United Kingdom, of pneumonia 20 April 1916. Aged 24. Resident Peterborough. Son of George and Sophia Secker, of 55, Orchard St., Peterborough. Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1908. Enlisted May 1915 in Peterborough. Buried in PETERBOROUGH OLD (BROADWAY) CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Grave reference 8. 3. 3674.

SERGEANT Samuel [Robert]
Labourer, Parkeston Quay - Private 7713, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 13 June 1915. Born and resident Dovercourt, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 4 September 1911. Enlisted in Warley, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39.
SEXTON George
Fireman, Stratford- Lance Corporal 10664, 10th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 19 December 1916. Aged 26. Born Norwood, Surrey. Son of John and Clara Sexton, of Goff's Oak, Cheshunt, Herts; husband of Mabel A. Sexton, of 125, Chobham Rd., Stratford, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1906. Enlisted August 1914 in Stratford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.
SEXTON John William
Porter, Stratford - Private 27729, 7th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 27 September 1918. Aged 30. Born Brighton. Son of John William and Charlotte Sexton, of 2, Fourth Avenue, Manor Park, Essex. CWGC states born at Hove, Sussex. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1912. Enlisted March 1917 in London. Formerly 3016, 2nd/3rd Battalion, County of London Yeomanry. Buried in HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France . Plot II. Row F. Grave 7.
SHARMAN William [Thomas]
Labourer, Norton Folegate, Electrical Engineering Department - Private 32184, 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 15 April 1917. Aged 25. Enlisted in London. Formerly 2596, Royal Engineers. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D.
SHAW J
Platelayer - Private, Norfolk Regiment. - No further information currently available
SHELDRAKE John William
[Listed as W J SHELDRAKE on memorial] Permanent Way Labourer, Civil Engineering Department - Private 14849, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 2 October 1917. Aged 29. Born Hapton, Norfolk. Son of Mr. T. Sheldrake, of Hapton, Norfolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway 3 June 1913. Enlisted 1914 in Norwich, Norfolk. Admitted to Gissing School, Gissing, Norfolk 1898, born 12 March 1888. Railway Labourer prior to enlistment. Attested and passed fit 7 September 1914 in Norwich. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, son of Thomas and Sarah Sheldrake, born Hapton, Norfolk, resident Hapton Street, Hapton, Depwade, Norfolk. In the 1901 census he is the son of Thomas and Esther (2nd wife) Sheldrake, aged 13, an errand boy, born Hapton, Norfolk, resident Tharston Street, Tharston, Depwade, Norfolk; his brother George is listed above. In the 1911 census he is aged 22, lodging with James Long, in Forncett St Mary, Long Stratton, Norfolk. Previously Sapper 152898, 120th Railway Company, Royal Enigneers - platelayer proficient, transferred to 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, 7 September 1916. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Embarked in France 30 August 1915. Height 5 feet 5 inches, weight 118lbs, chest 34 inches, fresh complexion, briown eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 14. See also Tharston, Norfolk, and Forncett St. Mary, Norfolk
SHERIDAN Francis William
Acting Fireman, Stratford - Private 14356, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 July 1916. Born Stratford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway July 1911. Joined the Bow (1) Railworkers Branch of the National Union Of Railwaymen 1915, aged 23. Enlisted April 1915 in Stratford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 B.
SHILLING Richard [Harry]
Cellarman, Harwich - Private 16537, 1st/4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 3 November 1917. Aged 41. Born Harwich. Resident Dovercourt, Essex. Son of Edward and Emma Shilling; husband of Ellen Shilling, of 32, Lee Rd., Dovercourt, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1 August 1892. Enlisted January 1915 in Colchester. In the 1881 census he was aged 3, a scholar, born Harwich, Essex, resident with his parents, Edward J and Emma B Shilling, at 20, Kings Quay Street, Harwich St Nicholas, Tendring, Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 35, married, born Harwich, Essex, a Cellarman, resident 48, Lee Road Dovercourt, Essex. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXIX. Row C. Grave 8.
SHIPLEE Alfred
Ticket Collector, Maryland Point - Rifleman C/7102, 10th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 7 June 1917. Aged 27. Born Beccles, Suffolk. Husband of Amelia Blanche Shiplee, of High St., Wangford, Lowestoft. Joined Great Eastern Railway November 1910. Enlisted September 1915 in Stratford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
SHIPMAN William Ernest
Private M2/100400, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of General Paralysis, as an after effect of the war, at Brentford Mental Hospital 2 June 1919. Aged 34. Husband of Esther Emily Shipman, of 92, Leytonstone Rd., Stratford. Attested 29 May 1915 at Grove Park, aged 30, a Motor Body Builder, resident 64 Millers Road, Leyton, London N.E., married Esther Emily King in Harrow Green Parish Church 25 December 1906, discharged as no longer physically fit 21 March 1919, served in France from 7 August 1916 to 30 November 1918. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, a Coach Builder, born Brentwood, Essex, married to Esther with one daughter, resident 73, Granleigh Road, Leytonstone, Low Leyton, London & Essex. Buried in WOODGRANGE PARK CEMETERY, EAST HAM, Essex. Grave reference 39. 7493.
SHIPP Albert
Labourer, Ponder's End Creosoting Works - Guardsman 14345, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 29 October 1914. Aged 22. Born 22 January 1891 in Haverhill, Suffolk. Son of George Shipp, of 22, Brettenham Rd., Edmonton, London; husband of Louisa Sophia Shipp, of 5, Froude St., Silverthorne Rd., Battersea, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1912. Reservist. Enlisted in Stratford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9 and 11. See also Haverhill, Suffolk
SHIPP William
Labourer, Ponders End Creosoting Works - Private 10950, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 11 October 1915. Born Haverhill, Suffolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1911. Reservist. Enlisted 1914 in Bury St. Edmunds. Buried at ST. MARY'S A.D.S. CEMETERY, HAISNES, Pas de Calais, France. plot IX. Row D. Grave 10. See also Haverhill, Suffolk
SHORT Lionel George
Parcels Porter, Liverpool Street - Private 44360, 15th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 31 May 1918. Aged 29. Born London. Resident Stratford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1901. Admitted to Bethnal Green Railway Workers Branch of National Union of Railwaymen in 1913, aged 26. Enlisted September 1916 in Shoreditch, Middlesex. Formerly 8015, Lonon Regiment. IN the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Forest Gate, Essex, a Messenger (Railway), resident with his parents. William and Elizabeth Short, at 12, Mark Street, West Ham, London & Essex. Buried in AVESNES-SUR-HELPE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row B. Grave 17.
SIBBORN Louis William
[Listed as SIBBON on memorial] Labourer, Parkeston Quay, Electrical Engineer's Department - Gunner 340125, 166th Siege Battery, Essex and Suffolk [RGA - (TF)], Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 24 June 1917. Aged 22. Born Upper Dovercourt, Essex. Son of George Sibborn, of 2, Fair View Cottages, Manor Lane. Upper Dovercourt, Harwich. Joined Great Eastern Railway February 1915. Enlisted 30 October 1915 in Harwich. Buried in VILLERS STATION CEMETERY, VILLERS-AU-BOIS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 18.
SIBLEY James [Samuel]
Labourer, Civil Engineering Department - Private G/34174, 21st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 19 January 1918. Aged 26. Resident Leytonstone, Essex. Son of James and E. Sibley, of 11, Norman Rd., Leytonstone, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1910. Enlisted 4 January 1915 in West Ham, Essex. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 4.
SIBTHORPE Joseph William
Cleaner, Hertford - Corporal 14862, "B" Company, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action during the attack on Pommiers Redoubt, 1 July 1916. Aged 22. Born and resident Ware, Hertfordshire. Son of Mr. W. J. and Mrs. E. A. Sibthorpe, of 36, High Oak Rd., Ware, Herts. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1914. Enlisted August/September 1914 in Hertford. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row V. Grave 8.
SIMMONS, MM Arthur George
Labourer, Temple Mills, Wagon Department - Acting Corporal 9803, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 7 June 1917. Aged 31. Born Stratford. Resident West Ham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Simmons, of 63, Meath Rd., West Ham, London. Reservist. Enlisted in Stratford. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.
SIMMONS Charles Wesley
Booking Clerk, Tidal Basin - Private 7184, "D" Company, 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish , London Regiment. Died of wounds 23 July 1916. Aged 23. Resident Romford. Son of Herbert and Ruth Simmons, of Ipswich. Joined Great Eastern Railway July 1907. Enlisted in Romford. Buried in MAROEUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 8.
SIMPSON Herbert
Acting Fireman, Peterborough - Private 14582, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 25. Born Woodston, Hunts. Son of George and Sarah Simpson, of 2, New Rd., Woodstone, Peterborough. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1911. Enlisted 1914 in Peterborough, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.
SIMPSON James
Porter, Wells - Private. Killed in action 1917. Born April 1893. Joined Great Eastern Railway July 1912. Enlisted January 1916. - *** Too many possibilities, no further information currently available ***
SIREY Horace Edgar
Fireman, Stratford - Private G/2859, 8th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 26 September 1915. Aged 22. Born Southsea, Hampshire. Son of Mrs.C. Sirey, of The Old Guinea, Ridge Barnet, Herts.; husband of Mrs. J. E. Sirey, of 9 Roberts Road, Abbey Lane, Stratford, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway February 1911. Enlisted September 1914 in Stratford. No known grave. Commemorated onLOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 95 to 97.
SISSEN George Stanley
Acting Fireman, Norwich (Thorpe) - Lance Corporal 57519, "A" Company, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 4 November 1918. Aged 21. Born, 13 October 1897, and resident Norwich. Son of Frederic Arnold Sissen and Emma Rebecca Sissen, of 40, Edinburgh Rd., Norwich. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1915. Enlisted March 1917 in Norwich. Formerly 21281, 3rd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.
SISSEN Julien Frederick
Cellarrnan, Hotel Department - Lance Corporal 50736, 9th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Killed in action 22 March 1918. Aged 23. Born and resident Manningtree, Essex. Son of Mrs. Eliza Sissen, of 3, York St., Manningtree, Essex. His brother William Walter Sissen also fell (see below). Joined Great Eastern Railway September 1911. Enlisted September 1914 in London. Formerly 18611, 19th Hussars. In the 19o1 census he was aged 6, born Leatherhead, Surrey, resident with his parents and brother William, in Oxford Road, Mistley, Tendring, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 93 and 94.
SISSEN William [Walter]
Fireman, Continental Steamers - Stoker 1st Class SS/108615, H.M. "P.31", Royal Navy. Died from disease 8 November 1918. Aged 28. Born 7 February 1896 in Leatherhead, Surrey. Son of Mrs. Eliza Sissen, of 3, York St., Manningtree, Essex. His brother Julian Frederick Sissen also fell (see above). Joined Great Eastern Railway 3 June 1914. Reservist. Recalled 3 August 1914. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Leatherhead, Surrey, resident with his parents and brother Julien, in Oxford Road, Mistley, Tendring, Essex. Buried in HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot E. Row 36. Grave 26.
SKELDING John
Labourer, Chief Mechanical Engineer's Department - Private 3/6731, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12 July 1915. Aged 20. Born Stratford, Essex. Resident Leyton, Essex. Son of John and Alice Skelding, of 87, Leslie Rd., Leyton, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 22 June 1914. Enlisted in Stratford, Essex. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 60.
SKINNER William
Labourer, Stratford Works - Private 18916, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1916. Aged 38. Born Marylebone, Middlesex. Resident Forest Gate, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1910. Enlisted January 1915 in Stratford, Essex. Buried in GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, Somme, France. Plot X. Row L. Grave 9.
SLOCOMBE Alan
Clerk, Goods Department, Bishopsgate - Private 11701, "C" Company, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds received at Gallipoli 19 August 1915. Aged 20. Born Chadwell Heath, Essex. Son of Walter and Harriett Sarah Slocombe, of 13, Wenham Drive, Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1908. Enlisted September 1914 in St. Paul's Churchyard, London. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Chadwell Heath, Essex, a Clerk, resident with his parents at 138, Henley Road, Ilford, Essex. Buried at ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section E. Grave 129.
SMITH Alfred [Ernest]
Labourer, Parkeston Quay - Private 8174, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died at sea when the hospital ship 'Royal Edward' was sunk 13 August 1915. Aged 31. Born Stoke, Guildford, Surrey. Husband of Mary A. Smith, of Upper Dovercourt, Harwich. Joined Great Eastern Railway 30 September 1911. Enlisted in Hereford. Also served in Belgium, wounded, 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 80 to 84 or 219 and 220.
SMITH Arthur
Goods Porter, Bishopsgate Station - Private 13529, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27 July 1916. Born and resident Woodford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1908. Enlisted September 1914 in Shoreditch, Middlesex. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row E. Grave 7.
SMITH Alfred Henry
Clerk, Temple Mills - Private 43146, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 April 1917. Aged 28. Resident Leyton, Essex. Son of George and Harriet Smith; husband of Mary Smith, of 83, Stanley Rd., Ilford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1905. Enlisted August 1915 in Stratford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
SMITH Arthur William
Garage Lad, Loddon - Lance Corporal 84931, 209th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 4 October 1916. Aged 19. Resident Loddon, Norfolk. Son of Mrs. Alice Rowlings of South End Farm, Loddon, Norfolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway July 1913. Enlisted April 1916 in Norwich. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 17. See also Loddon, Norfolk and 34th Norfolk Division, Royal Engineers, Norwich
SMITH Charles
Iron Moulder, Stratford Works - Rifleman S/15273, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 1 September 1916. Aged 20. Born, 1 January 1895, and resident Stratford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1909. Son of Horace and Ellen A. G. Smith, of 261, Norwich Rd., Ipswich. Enlisted February 1916 in London. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.
SMITH Edward Charles
Clerk, Ipswich Locomotive Department - Private 43662, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 22 February 1917. Born Ipswich. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1911. Enlisted January 1916 in Ipswich. Formerly 2511, Suffolk Cyclist Battalion. Buried at PORTE-DE-PARIS CEMETERY, CAMBRAI, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 14.
SMITH Frank Henry
Signalman, Beccles - Private 2399, 1st/5th Battalion (T.F.), Norfolk Regiment. Died at Gallipoli 12 August 1915. Aged 22. Son of Walter George and Elizabeth Smith, of Riverside Cottage, Flordon, Norwich. Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1910. A Signalman of the G.E.R. Enlisted August 1914 in East Dereham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 43 to 45.
SMITH Frank Whaley
Clerk, March, Locomotive Department - Private 29376 [CWGC] or 20376 [SDGW], 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 August 1918. Aged 22. Born March, Cambs. Son of Amy Smith, of 12, Mill View, March, Cambs, and the late James Smith. Joined Great Eastern Railway 23 November 1912. Enlisted March 1917 in March, Cambs. Formerly 36393, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3. See also March, Cambridgeshire
SMITH George Thomas
Clerk, King's Lynn - Sergeant 2459, 1st/5th Battalion (T.F.), Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 28 August 1915. Aged 25. Husband of Cathrine Emily Smith, of 5, Windsor Rd., King's Lynn. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1900. Enlisted 1914 in East Dereham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 43 to 45. See also South Lynn, All Saints, Norfolk and King's Lynn, Norfolk
SMITH Henry John
Acting Fireman, Stratford - Bombardier. Died of pneumonia 1 January 1918. Born 30 May 1894. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1913. Enlisted April 1915. *** Can find no Union information for him nor distiguish from CWGC and SDGW which man he is. Can find no SMITH who died 1 January 1918. No further information currently available ***
SMITH Harry Victor
Porter, St James Street - Gunner 147692, 3rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 29 October 1918. Born and resident Walthamstow, Essex. Son of Mrs. Eliza Jane Higgins, of 42, Grange Rd., St. James St., Walthamstow. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1914/1915. Enlisted March 1917. in Shoreditch, Middlesex. Buried in WALTHAMSTOW (QUEEN'S ROAD) CEMETERY, Essex. Plot/Row/SectionA/Area D. Grave 103.
SMITH Henry William
Parcels Van Lad, Liverpool Street - Rifleman 1685, 1st/ 17th (County of London) Battalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 30 September 1916. Aged 20. Born Stepney. Son of Henry and Mary Ann Smith, of 3, Assembly Passage, Mile End Rd., London. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1911. Admitted to Smithfield Railway Workers Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen in 1916, aged 19. Enlisted 1914 in Bow. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.
SMITH John
Carriage Cleaner, Liverpool Street - Private 6695, 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince Of Wales' Own). Killed in action 1917. Aged 25. Born East Ham, Essex. Resident Upton Park, London E. Son of Robert and Louisa Smith, of 25, Park Rd., Upton Park, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1914. Enlisted 1914 in London. No known grave. Commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.
SMITH James Alan
Parcels Van Lad, Norwich - Private 1951, 2nd/6th (Cyclist) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed accidentally at Bridlington, United Kingdom, 4 January 1916. Aged 18. Born Norwich, Norfolk. Son of Alfred John Smith, of 21, Cavalry St., St. James, Norwich. Joined Great Eastern Railway February 1912. Enlisted March 1915 in Norwich, Norfolk. Buried at NORWICH CEMETERY, Norfolk. Plot/Row/SectionA/Area 48. Grave 193.
SMITH John F
Steward, Continental Steamers - Private 16343, 6th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 June 1917. Born Harwich, Essex. Resident Parkeston. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1907. Enlisted September 1914 in Harwich, Essex. Formerly 14768, Essex Regiment. Buried in LOCRE HOSPICE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 1.
SMITH Leslie John Cecil
Greaser, Peterborough - Private 5754, "D" Company, 2nd/22nd (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Killed in action 4 August 1916. Aged 20. Born and resident Fletton. Son of Annie Alice Broughton (formerly Smith), of 26, St. Margaret's Rd., Old Fletton, Peterborough, and the late John Thomas Smith. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1911. Enlisted 1914 in Fletton. Formerly 247, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in LOUEZ MILITARY CEMETERY, DUISANS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 3. See also Old Fletton, Huntingdonshire
SMITH Percival Charles
Clerk, Audit Department - Private 245341, Queen's Own West Kent Hussars [Medal card and SDGW disagree with CWGC which states 13th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)]. Killed in action 31 August 1916. Aged 22. Resident London. Son of Charles and Alice Smith, of 5, Brewer St., Buckingham Palace Rd., London. Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1908. Enlisted November 1915 in London. Formerly 2191, West Kent Yeomanry. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XXIX. Row C. Grave 3.
SMITH Richard John
Acting Fireman, Stratford - Private 300890, 7th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 27 March 1917. Aged 21. Resident Stratford, Essex. Son of Walter W. and Alice Susan Smith, of 29, Barnby St., Stratford, London. His brother William Walter (see below), also fell. Joined Great Eastern Railway December 1910. Enlisted June 1915 in Walthamstow, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 32 to 38.
SMITH Sidney Octavius
Acting Fireman, King's Lynn - Private 240483, 1st/5th Battalion (T.F.), Norfolk Regiment. Died at Gallipoli 13 August 1915. Joined Great Eastern Railway 16 December 1911. Enlisted September 1914 in East Dereham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 43 to 45. See also King's Lynn and All Saints Church, South Lynn, Memorial Window.
SMITH V
Feeder, London Cartage Committee - Private, , Duke Of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action. Aged 38. Joined Great Eastern Railway November 1899. Enlisted September 1914. *** No further information currently available ***
SMITH William Albert
Casual Labourer, Chief Mechanical Engineer's Department - Private 252499, 3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 15 May 1917. Aged 22. Born Plumstead. Resident Stratford. Son of John Thomas and Emily Jane Smith, of 29, Chandos Rd., Stratford, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway February 1915. Enlisted 1916 in Stratford. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
SMITH William Walter
Fireman - Sergeant 300889, 1st/7th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 2 November 1917. Aged 24. Resident Stratford, Essex. Husband of Ethel Finley (formerly Smith), of 131, Ulster St., Toronto, Canada; his brother Richard John Smith (see above) also fell. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1910. Territorial. Enlisted in Walthamstow, Essex. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXIX. Row D. Grave 9.
SMY Alfred John
Assistant Cook,SS Dresden - Chief Cook 912162, H.M.S. "Louvain" (Armed Boarding Steamer), Mercantile Marine Reserve. Drowned when his ship was sunk by a submarine in the Mediterranean 20 January 1918. Aged 30. Son of John and Harriet Smy, of Dovercourt, Harwich; husband of Kate L. Smy, of 1, Stour Villas, Wrabness, Manningtree, Essex, married 1910. Joined Great Eastern Railway 6 June 1904. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 31.
SNELLING John
Carpenter, Chief Civil Engineer's Department - Lance Corporal 150842, 268th Railway Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 23 July 1917. Aged 35. Born March, Cambridgeshire. Son of Charles and Sarah Elizabeth Snelling; husband of Florence Snelling, of High St., Doddington, Cambs. Joined Great Eastern Railway November 1903. Admitted to the March Railway Workers Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen in 1913, aged 31. Enlisted in March, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 29, unmarried, born March, Cambridgeshire, a Carpenter, resident with his parents, Charles and Sarah Elizabeth Snelling, in West End, March, Cambridgeshire. Buried in WESTHOF FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 12. See also March, Cambridgeshire
SOLMAN Horace Vickery
Clerk, Solicitor's Office - Rifleman 320785, 6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles) [SDGW and medal card CWGC states 5th Battalion], London Regiment. Killed in action 9 August 1918. Aged 24. Resident Fulham. Son of Mr. A. and Mrs. M. A. Solman, of "Lawn Vista," Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1908. Enlisted September 1914 in London. Formerly 2599, London Regiment. Buried in HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 2.
SOUTHGATE George Henry
Porter, Aldeburgh - Private 3577, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18 August 1916. Aged 22. Son of Mrs. J. Southgate, of 10, Station Rd., Woodbridge, Suffolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway February 1912. Enlisted June 1915 in Ipswich. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Woodbridge, Suffolk
SOUTHWELL Lewis
Clerk, Peterborough Goods - Private G/31060, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 18 September 1918. Aged 20. Born Woodston, Hunts. Resident Peterborough, Northants. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1912. Enlisted 27 November 1916 in Peterborough, Northants. Buried in GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 6. See also Old Fletton, Huntingdonshire.
SPARLING Bertie
Clerk, Ipswich, District Superintendent's Office - Sapper 527968, 49th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 5 May 1918. Aged 30. Born Brightlingsea, Essex. Son of Shadrach Baker Sparling and Grace Sparling, of 48, Tower St., Brightlingsea, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1903. Enlisted November 1915 in Ipswich, Suffolk. Formerly Gunner 1633, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in ARNEKE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 25.
SPEED Charles
Porter, Whittlesford - Lance Corporal 13781, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 23. Born Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire. Son of Thomas and Ellen Speed, of Whittlesford, Cambs. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1911. Enlisted 7 September 1914 in Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire
SPELMAN James Henry
Carriage Washer, Stratford - Private 0974, Royal Army Service Corps. Invalided out and sent to hospital in Manchester; discharged from service 14 September 1914 as not likely to become an efficient soldier. Died of tubercular laryngitis at home in Stratford 17 April 1916. Aged 32. Born Stratford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1 August 1908. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Stratford, Essex, a Blacksmiths Striker, married to Florence with two daughters and one son, resident 86 Bridge Road Stratford, West Ham, London & Essex. He married Florence Sophia Emily Sander in 21 May 1904 in West Ham, Essex. Attested 28 August 1914 in London, married with four children, aged 30, height 5 feet 5 inches, chest 37 inches, weight 130 lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church fo England, a Hammerman by trade. Probably buried in West Ham Cemetery, Essex.
SPENCER Arthur
Porter, Swaffham - Sapper 189241, Railway Operating Division, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 19 December 1916. Aged 34. Born and resident Swaffham, Norfolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1904. Enlisted June 1916 in Norwich. Buried in BAZENTIN-LE-PETIT MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row E. Grave 21. See also Swaffham, Norfolk
SPENCER George Edward
Clerk, Stratford, Locomotive Accountant's Office - Lance Corporal 703591, 1st/23rd (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Aged 21. Resident Leytonstone. Son of Charles W. and Alice Spencer, of 8, Vicarage Rd., Leyton, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway September 1908. Enlisted September 1914 in Edward St., London. Formerly 2311, 3rd Battalion, London Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL,Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.
SPENCER James Herbert
Carriage Washer, Buckhurst Hill - Private 104332, 91st Company. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 26 October 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Woodford Green, Essex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Spencer, of Railway Cottage, Squirrells Lane, Woodford Green, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1913. Enlisted March 1917 in Epping. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A.
SPRIGGS William Thomas
Clerk - Sapper 270456 [CWGC] or 270455 [SDGW], 22nd Light Railway Train Crew Company, Royal Engineers. Died 11 November 1917. Aged 32. Resident Romford, Essex. Son of Thomas and Frances Spriggs, of 67, Junction Rd., Romford, Essex. Enlisted Longmoor, Hants. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 5.
SPRINGETT Richard Chambers
Clerk, St Botolph's - Private S/11762, 7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 29 December 1915. Aged 21. Born Sudbury, Suffolk. Resident Colchester. Son of Catherine Ellen Springett, of 46, Harsnett Rd., Colchester, and the late Edward George Springett. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1910. Enlisted August 1914 in Colchester. Formerly Trooper G/10769, 7th Reserve Cavalry, Lancers. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row N. Grave 23.
SPYVEE Joseph
[Listed as SPYREE on SDGW] Private 28350, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 30 September 1916. Aged 34. Born Bow, Middlesex. Son of the late William and Emily Spyvee. Enlisted in Stratford, Essex. Formerly 4687, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL,Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.
STAGEMAN Leonard
Engine Cleaner, Norwich - Ordinary Seaman Bristol/Z/6247, S.S. "Borg", Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Drowned at sea when his ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UB-103 20 nautical miles off the Cornish coast 10 June 1918. Aged 19. Born 1 May 1899 in Gresham, Norfolk. Son of Simeon and Anne Stageman, of Gresham, Norwich. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1916. In 1916 he was a Cleaner who was admiited to the Norwich Railway Workers Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen, aged 17. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Gresham, Roughton, Norwich, resident with his parents, Simeon and Anne Stageman, in Gresham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 30. See also Gresham, Norfolk
STAINES Alfred George
Clerk, North Woolwich (Goods) - Lance Corporal 10190, 6th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 21 September 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Romford, Essex. Son of Ernest William and Emily Staines, of 27, Richmond Rd., Romford. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1910. Enlisted September 1914 in St. Paul's Churchyard, London. No known grave. Commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 119 to 120.
STALLEY Charles Bertram
Clerk, Chief Traffic Manager's Ledger Accounts Office - Rifleman 2812, 1st/15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Aged 32. Resident Romford. Son of Alfred and Sarah Stalley, of 147, Victoria Rd., Romford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1896. Enlisted September 1914 in Somerset House, London. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born Finchingfield, Essex, a Railway Clerk, resident with his parents, Alfred and Sarah Stalley, in Victoria Road, Romford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 C.
STALLEY Frank
Clerk, Stratford, Stores Departmen - Acting Corporal 2522, 1st/3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Died of wounds 11 September 1916. Aged 19. Resident Stratford. Son of Alfred and Ruth Ann Stalley, of 2, Thornham Grove, Stratford, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway September 1911. Enlisted 1914 in Edward Street, London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D and 16 B.
STANFORD Walter Frederick
Acting Fireman, Peterborough - Private 14805, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 September 1915. Aged 25. Born St. John's, Peterborough. Son of Sarah Stanford, of Rock Rd., New England, Peterborough, and the late William Stanford; husband of Kate Rebecca Beeby (formerly Stanford), of 6, Council Houses, South St., Stanground, Peterborough. Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1910. Enlisted September 1914 in Peterborough, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.
STARLING Albert
Goods Clerk, Lowestoft (Central) - Rifleman A/202863, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 18 September 1918. Born St. Ives, Hunts. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1904. Enlisted April 1915 in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Formerly S/2SR/06388, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in BERTHAUCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, PONTRU, Aisne, France. Row B. Grave 14. See also Lowestoft and Lowestoft St. Margaret's Church
STARLING Sydney Ewart
Clerk, Chief Traffic Manager's Rates Office, Liverpool Street - Private 3698, 1st/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Died of wounds 21 September 1916. Aged 20. Resident Leytonstone. Son of Robert John and Matilda Starling, of 49, Vernon Rd., Leytonstone, London. Enlisted October 1914 in London. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 3.
STAVRIDI John
Clerk, Chief Traffic Manager's Office - Sapper 284083, 98th Light Railway Train Crew Company, Royal Engineers. Died at sea 31 December 1917. Born Calcutta, India. Resident Kensington, Middlesex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1916. Enlisted 28 May 1917 in London. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.
STEARN Thomas Henry

Porter/Guard, Cambridge - Gunner 156666, 25th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 31 May 1918. Aged 25. Born Warboys, Huntingdon. Son of George Thomas and Mary Ann Stearn, of 154, Mill Rd., Cambridge. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1908. In 1915 he was admitted as a Port Guard to the Cambridge Railway Workers Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen, aged 22. Enlisted April 1917 in Cambridge. In the 1911 census he aged 18, born Warboys, Huntungdosnhire, a Railway Porter, resident with his parents, George and Mary Ann Stearn, at 154 Mill Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Buried at CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY, CROUY-SUR-SOMME, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 14. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge, St Philips

STEBBINGS Charles [William]
[Listed as STEBBING on CWGC] Porter, Maryland Point - Driver T4/211968, 662nd Horse Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 30 October 1918. Aged 24. Born and resident Long Melford, Suffolk. Son of George William and Rachel Stebbing, of Station Rd., Long Melford, Suffolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1916/1917. Territorial. Enlisted in Ballingdon, Sudbury, Suffolk. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 4. See also Long Melford, Suffolk.
STEBBINGS Samuel George

Clerk, Romford - Acting Bombardier 314, "C" Battery, 1st/2nd East Anglian, 271st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died from a Hepatic abcess and Peritonitis (Acute) in 26th Stationary Hospital, Ismalia, 15 October 1916. Aged 24. Born Romford, Essex. Resident Romford, Essex. Son of Mrs. Clara Stebbings, of 6, Clifton Road, Romford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway February 1907. Attested 12 April 1912 in Romford, aged 20 years 4 months, a Clerk with G.E.R. at 6 Clifton Road, unmarried, height 5 feet 9 inches, chest 36½ inches, re-enlisted for short term 24 July 1915 in Glasgow, resident 6 Clifton Road, Romford, aged 23 years 8 months, a Clerk, unmarried, height 5 feet 8½ inches, chest 37½ inches, 146 lbs, dark hair, brown eyes, rather sallow complexion, enlistement deemed fraudulent 18 September 1915, served on his 1912 enlistment. Buried in SUEZ WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot D. Grave 72.

 

STEELE John James
Attendant, Restaurant Cars - Private 303466, 1st/5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigage), London Regiment. Killed in action 21 June 1917. Aged 27. Born Victoria Park. Son of John and Martha Steele, of London; husband of Florence Steele, of 25, Newington Crescent, Newington Butts, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway 23 October 1904. Enlisted 28 August 1916 in Stratford. Buried in GUEMAPPE BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 3.
STEVENSON Thomas Edward
Clerk, Peterborough, Locomotive,Carriage & Wagon Department - Private 30289, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action, shot by sniper, 26 October 1917. Aged 22. Born Fletton, Northants. Resident Old Fletton. Joined Great Eastern Railway September 1912. Enlisted June 1916 in Huntingdon. Formerly 1631, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A.
STOCKEN George Francis
Porter, St James' Street - Lance Corporal Z/382, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 9 May 1915. Aged 21. Born Finsbury, Middlesex. Resident Walthamstow, Essex. Son of Francis Fitz-John Stocken and Charlotte Sarah Stocken, of 27, Evelyn Rd., Walthamstow, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1910. Enlisted in Walthamstow, Essex. No known grave, Commemorated at PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10.
STOKES B
Constable - Private - No further information currently available
STOKES Frederick James
Assistant Examiner/Sheet Repairer, Squirrels Heath, Sack & Sheet Factory - Private 14663, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 19 June 1918. Aged 24. Born Epping, Essex. Resident Noak Hill, Romford. Son of George and Elizabeth Stokes, of Noak Hill, Romford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1911. Enlisted September 1914 in Warley, Essex. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 1.
STOKES Frank Leslie O
Parcels Porter, St Ives - Private, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds in Craighead Hospital, Bournemouth 1918. Aged 27. Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1914. Enlisted April 1917. On the medal card index he is listed as Frank O Stokes, 6293, Manchester Regiment, 426140 Labour Corps, 58692, King's Royal Rifle Corps. - No further information currently available
STOLLERY James Robert
Clerk, Silvertown - Lance Corporal 13649, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21 October 1916. Aged 30. Born West Ham, Essex. Son of James Robert and Ida Stollery, of Stratford, London; husband of Charlotte Stollery, of 13, Roding Rd., Clapton Park, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway 19 June 1901. Enlsited 2 September 1914 in St. Paul's Churchyard, Middlesex. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 3.
STORR John
Porter, Parkeston - Private 136217, 58th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 8 August 1918. Resident Parkeston. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1915. Enlisted August 1917 in Harwich. Buried in HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 15.
STRIBLING James Henry
Parcels Porter, Liverpool Street, Parcels Office - Private 40346, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 29 May 1917. Born and resident Tottenham, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1911. Enlisted June 1916 in Shoreditch, London. Formerly 11300, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
STROUD Alfred Frederick
Goods Porter, Bishopsgate - Private L/8376, 1st Battalion, The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 24 August 1916. Born Bethnal Green, Middlesex. Resident Wood Green, Middlesex. Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1914. Enlisted 3 August 1914 in Stratford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D.
STUART Arthur Frederick
[Listed as STEWART on memorial] Goods Porter, Bishopsgate- Private 15431, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Aged 28. Born Shoreditch, London. Resident Kingsland, Dalston, London. Brother of Mrs. M. L. Turbutt, of 47, Lee St., Kingsland, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway 26 June 1914. Enlisted 5 September 1914 in Stratford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 80 to 82 and 163A.
STUBBINGS Ernest John
Striker, Cambridge, Chief Civil Engineer's Department - Private 26129, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 21 April 1917. Resident Cherryhinton. Husband of Sarah Ann Stubbings of Cherry Hinton, Cambridge. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1900. Enlisted in Cambridge. Formerly 20198, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in BEAURAINS ROAD CEMETERY, BEAURAINS, Pas de Calais, France. Grave lost. Ronville Military Cemetery Memorial 1. See also Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire.
STUBBS Robert Henry
Horseman, Attleborough - Driver T4/092544, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on service in Egypt 21 December 1917. Aged 34. Born Holme Hale, Norfolk. Resident Attleborough. Son of Henry and Francis Stubbs, of London Road, Attleborough; married Florence Mary Wake 2 June 1912 in Attleborough. Joined Great Eastern Railway October 1910. Enlisted 4 April 1915 in Norwich. Buried in NICOSIA BRITISH CEMETERY, Cyprus. Grave 2. See also Attleborough, Norfolk
STYLES Frederick
Under Shunter, Colchester - Sergeant 92704, 26th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 9 July 1916. Aged 27. Born Ipswich. Son of Mrs. Styles, of 16, Albert Rd., Colchester. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1904. Enlisted August 1914 in Colchester. Buried in ENGLEBELMER COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 8.
SWAN James Victor
Deck Hand, Lowestoft Harbour - Private G/25850, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 13 May 1918. Aged 19. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk. Son of William James and Alice Maud Swan, of 3 R, Reeve St., Lowestoft, Suffolk. Enlisted February 1917 in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Formerly 48531, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO. 2, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 17. See also Lowestoft and Lowestoft, St Margaret's
SWANN William Alfred
Porter, Roydon - Lance Corporal 13869, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action 6 October 1917. Aged 22. Born Bartlow, Cambridge. Resident Roydon, Essex. Son of Henry Charles and Sarah Dorothy Swann, of Cold Harbour Farm, Stanstead Abbotts, Ware, Herts. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1915. Enlisted 1915 in Stratford, Essex. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 27.

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