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GREENFORD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Dai Bevan 2008

The memorial is situated on a green at the junction of The Broadway, Ruislip Road and Oldfield Lane and takes the form of a Portland stone Celtic cross on a plinth with a two stepped base standing in a cobbled area. Names of the WWI fallen are inscribed on the sides of the steps. The memorial was unveiled 12th June 1921, the builder was Frederick Pushman of Hanwell. For more details see the Ealing Council web site.

Photographs Copyright © Dai Bevan 2008

Ye who live on mid English pastures green, remember us, and think what might have been

1914-1918

ALLDAY

William

Private G/32907, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 21st April 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident Greenford, enlisted Ealing. Son of William Edward and Mary Jane Allday, of 4, The Grove, Greenford Park, Greenford, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.

ALLEN

H C

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ALLEN

Herbert

Private 20793, Royal Fusiliers transferred to 276612, Labour Corps. Killed in action 17th September 1918. Born Canning Town, enlisted Hounslow, resident Greenford. *** Cannot locate on CWGC ***

ALLEN

J

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BAKER

Henry Charles

Private M2/221993, Base Mechanical Transport Supply Depot. Died in Mesopotamia 11th June 1917. Born Marylebone, enlisted Ealing, resident Brentford. Husband of Annie Maud Baker, of 3, The Parade, Windmill Lane, Greenford, Middx. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot IV. Row R. Grave 10.

BLACKWELL

Alfred [Read]

Private G/9285, 11th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 15th September 1916. Aged 43. Born Wendlebury, Oxon, enlisted Rotherhithe, London, resident Battersea. Son of Mrs. Caroline Blackwell, of Greenford, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C.

COLLINS

A

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DE LA PERELLE

[Gerald St] John

[Spelt DE LA PERRELLE on CWGC and PERRELE on SDGW] Private L/10966, 6th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 3rd July 1916. Aged 17. Born Westminster, enlisted Lambeth, Surrey, resident Greenford. Buried in RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot Iv. Row C. Grave 9.

DUNFORD

Albert [Francis John]

Private 11495, 15th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 21st September 1917. Aged 20. Born Silington, enlisted Westminster, resident Greenford. Son of Joseph Albert and Alice Maud Dunford, of "Woodville," Middleton, Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Buried in RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 28.

EAKIN

Robert Andrew

Captain, 1st Battalion, King's Shrophsire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 24th September 1917. Born at Trinidad, British West Indies. Son of Dr. J. Eakin; husband of Kitty Eakin. Buried left of the main path in HOLY CROSS CHURCHYARD, GREENFORD, Middlesex.

HUTT

James [John]

Bombardier 45043, 114th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 5th October 1917. Aged 22. Born Willesden, enlisted Hounslow, resident Greenford. Son of John William and Mary Hutt, of Greenford, Southall, Middx. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XX. Row K. Grave 4.

LEE

Edward [Charles]

Ordinary Seaman J/38778, H.M.S. Strongbow, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship (a Destroyer) when it was sunk by gunfire from the German cruiser Minelayers Brummer and Bremse in the North Sea 17th october 1917. Aged 18. Son of Alfred and Sarah Lee, of Church Cottages, Greenford, Southall, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 22.

MARSHALL

G W

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RICHARDS

Martin [Henry]

Private 21362, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 15th August 1916. Aged 19. Born Greenford, enlisted Ealing. Son of William and Alice Louisa Richards, of 5, London Rd., Greenford, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

RICHARDS

[Frederick] William

Private 498, 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 27th July 1916. Aged 20. Born Norwood, enlisted Shepherd;s Bush, resident Greenford. Son of Mr. F. W. and Mrs. A. L. Richards, of 2, London Rd., Greenford, Middx. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XIV. Row L. Grave 8.

SAVAGE

F

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TILLYARD

Herbert

Private 72048, 133rd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 12th May 1917. Aged 25. Born Wembley, enlisted Uxbridge. Son of George and Alice Tillyard, of Canal Cottage, Greenford Green, Harrow, Middx. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XII. Row B. Grave 9A.

WATSON

Albert

Private G/5652, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 22nd October 1918.Aged 32. Born Greenford, enlisted Hounslow, resident Southall. Son of Mrs. C. Watson, of Greenford, Southall. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 16.

WHIBLEY

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