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MILL HILL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed & Researched Martin Edwards - 2003

The Mill Hill memorial is located at The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, Greater London and is in the form of a Symetrical battered pylon and each face has an enriched, raised, panel crowned with a bronze wreath. The roadside panel carries an inset bronze sword and the whole is surmounted by a bronze urn. The pylon stands on a tall base on a shallow plinth which carries a roadside bronze panel inscribed with the names of the fallen 1914-1918 and the inscription. Reverse carries a bronze panel in remembrance of the fallen of World War II. It was unveiled on 14th November 1920; the designer was Mr Frank E Whiting. The memorial was classed as a building of special architectural or historic interest grade ii by the Department for Culture Media and Sport 28 April 2004. The World War 2 plaque has still be be transcribed.

Photograph from an old postcard
IN PROUD AND THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN FROM
1914
MILL HILL
1918
WHO DIED THAT THE NATIONS MIGHT HENCEFORTH LIVE IN
FREEDOM RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PEACE
ABELL
William Henry
Major, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 23rd August 1914. Aged 40. Son of the late Martin Abell of Norton Hall, Worcester; husband of Gertrude Lilian Abell, of 3, Oswald Rd., Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Buried in ST. SYMPHORIEN MILITARY CEMETERY, Mons, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 1.
ALCOCK
John James
General Servant, S.S. "Persia" (Greenock), Mercantile Marine. Died 30th December 1915. Aged 23. Only son of Reuben and Agnes Alcock, of Shakespeare Rd., Mill Hill, Middx. Born at Mill Hill, Hendon. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
ANSELL, MM
William
Corporal G/57805 (listed as 10510 on CWGC), 21st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 19th May 1918. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Mill Hill. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ansell, of Mill Hill, London; husband of H. E. Ansell, of II, Sonning St., Roman Rd., Barnsbury, London. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot LXVII. Row C. Grave 7.
ARNOLD
T W
possibly either Thomas William ARNOLD, Corporal 53401, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 2nd August 1917. Aged 31. Enlisted East Ham, resident Manor Park. Son of the late Thomas and Sarah Arnold; husband of Daisy Arnold, of 79, Second Avenue, Manor Park, London. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row O. Grave 17A. or Thomas Wallace ARNOLD, Private 269157, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 40. Born Peckham, enlisted Hitchin, resident Knebworth, Hertfordshire. Husband of Mary Arnold, of 107, Southwold Rd., Upper Clapton, London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.
ASH, DSO
William Claudius Casson
Lieutenant Colonel, 23rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 20th (29th on SDGW) September 1916. Aged 46. Husband of Edith Learoyd Ash, late of 94A, Palmerston Rd., Southsea, Hants. Wounded at Loos, 25th September 1915. Awarded the Distiguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 53. Also listed on Lord's Cricket Members WW1 Memorial
BAKER
Arthur Joseph
Private 42940, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 6th June 1918. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Mill Hill. Son of Thomas and Annie Baker, of St. Joseph College Lodge, Lawrence St., Mill Hill, London; husband of Annie Bowman (formerly Baker), of 33, Bittacy Hill, Mill Hill, London. Formerly 057943, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
BAKER
Arthur Samuel
Private 28164, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 11th April 1918. Aged 32. Born and resident Mill Hill. Son of Samuel and Mary Ann Baker, of Mill Hill, London. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 7.
BALL
W
possibly William BALL, Private G/20854, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 18th August 1916. Aged 18. Born Highgate, enlisted Mill Hill. Son of Annie Mayhew (formerly Ball), of North Lodge, Kenward, Yalding, Kent, and the late William Ball. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.
BARRET
J
No further information currently available
BEWLEY
Frederick Norman
Second Lieutenant, 19th Battalion attached 16th Battalion, Sherwood Forseters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 20th September 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.
BIRDSEY
Harold Arthur David
Gunner 93910, "D" Battaery, 277th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 2nd January 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Mill Hill. Son of David and May Birdsey, of 2, Angel Cottage, Milspit Hill, Mill Hill, London. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row D. Grave 1A.
BRIGHT
H
possibly Francis Harry Howard BRIGHT, Private L/15468, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 11th March 1915. Born and resident Mill Hill, enlisted London. Buried in LA CHAPELLE D'ARMENTIERES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row F. Grave 5.
BROWN
Angus Graham
Captain, 20th (County of London) Battalion (Blackheath and Woolwich), London Regiment. Killed in action 1st September 1918. Aged 30. Husband of Violet G. Brown, of 5, Goodwyn Avenue, Mill Hill, London. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row G. Grave 13.
BURCH
George Henry
Rifleman 372740 (5470 on CWGC), 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 7th October 1916. Born, resident and enlisted Mill Hill. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 14.
CAXTON
E J
No further information currently available (No entries for CAXTON on CWGC or SDGW)
CHAPMAN
William Murray
Rifleman 135, 5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade). Killed in action 9th October 1916. Born Chiswick, enlisted London, resident Mill Hill. Son of Dr. Charles W. and Mrs. Chapman, of Highwood Coombe, Mill Hill, London. Enlisted August, 1914, proceeded to France, November, 1914. Three times wounded. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D.
CHILDS
Ernest
Private G/11336, 23rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 21st August 1917. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Mill Hill. Son of John and Caroline Childs, of Chepstow Cottage, Mill Hill, London. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 40.
COLEBROOK
Geoffrey Bathurst
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 27th July 1915. Aged 19. Son of Albert Ernest and Janet Colebrook, of "Greystones", Highwood Hill, London. Buried in WOBURN ABBEY CEMETERY, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 10.
COPLEY
John
[Listed as Private S.R.1339 on SDGW] Sergeant 1338, Depot Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 25th September 1914. Born Pimlico, enlisted Mill Hill. Buried in south part of ST PAUL CHURCHYARD, MILL HILL, London.
CORPS
Victor James
Lance Sergeant 12093, Army Pay Corps. Died 17th February 1919. Aged 31. Husband of Gweullian M. Corps, of Walden, Victoria Rd., Mill Hill, London. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIII. Row D. Grave 21.
COXHILL
Charles Henry
Private M2/034139, 1st Cavalry Division Supply Column, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 21st December 1918. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XII. Row D. Grave 32.
COXHILL
William James
Lance Corporal G/4519, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 28th June 1915. Born and resident Mill Hill, enlisted London. Son of James Coxhill, of 4, Coventry Cottages, Mill Hill, London. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 37 to 41 or 328.
CRAWLEY
T H
probably Thomas Horace CRAWLEY, Rifleman 3396, 6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles), London Regiment. Died of wounds 7th April 1916. Enlisted London, resident Barnsbury. Buried in HERSIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 2.
CULLY
Reginald E
Lance Corporal 238114, 1st/4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds 23rd July 1918. Born Crouch End, enlisted London. Son of Lewis Herbert and Clara Cully, of "Clevedon," 35, Sylvan Avenue, Mill Hill, London. Buried in SEZANNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot/Row A. Grave 34.
CULLUM
W W
Corporal M/079387, 31st Divisional Company (Motor Transport), Royal Army Service Corps. Died 2nd April 1919. Aged 39. Son of Joseph Cullum; husband of Frances Emma Cullum. Buried in south west corner of ST PAUL CHURCHYARD, MILL HILL, London.
DANIELL
V W L
No further information currently available
DRAPER
E
No further information currently available
DUNINGTON
Edward Cyril
[Listed as CE on memorial, and as Edward DUNNINGTON on SDGW] Private T.F. 3109, 4th/10th (T.F.) Battalion, Duke of CAmbridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 19th August 1916. Aged 17. Born Hornsey, enlisted Ravenscourt Park, resident Mill Hill. Son of Joseph and Georgina Dunington. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.
DURRANT
John Adams Stanley
[Listed as John Adam on SDGW] Private G/7480, 4th Battalion, Duke of CAmbridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 14th April 1816. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Mill Hill. Son of Sarah Adams (formerly Durrant), of 10, Saunders Rd., Mill Hill, London, and the late James Durrant. Buried in DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 23.
FERRIS
Ernest Charles
Sapper 1458, 1st/2nd London Fielld Company {SDGW states 1st/3rd Field Company], Royal Engineers. Died of wounds received at Gallipoli 15th June 1915. Aged 35. Enlisted Victoria Park, resident Mill Hill. Son of James and Leah Ferris, of "Hendred," Daws Lane, Mill Hill, London. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row M. Grave 66.
FORDHAM
John Dale aka John Percy

[Listed on CWGC as J P FORDHAM] Private L/5223, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 14 October 1914 at the Battle La Bassee. Born 21 June 1877 at Kilburn, birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1877 in Kensington Registration District, London, enlisted Hounslow, Middlesex. Son of Henry Francis and Eliza (nee Haywood) Fordham. He married Kate Campaigne, whilst he was serving in Ireland in 1905. Attested and passed fit 30 August 1897 in London as John Percy Fordham, service no. 9910, 5th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 30 August 1897, aged 18 years 1 month, unmarried, residing at 280 Kilburn Lane, London, Middlesex. Porter by trade. Height 5 feet 4¾ inches, weight 117lbs, chest 32½, fair complexion, brown hair, brown eyes, religious denomination Church of England. Finally assigned to Middlesex Regiment 12 October 1897. In the 1891 census he was listed as John Dale Fordham, aged 13, born circa 1878 in Kensington, London, a scholar, son of Henry and Eliza Fordham, born Kensington, London, resident Cambridge Road, Willsden. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 31 and 32.

Note: A document was sent to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to add a note to J P Fordham, they say he must have wanted to be called that, so it stands as is. The Army Museum advised that because so many men had the same christian names many got nicknames so hence the Percy.

GAMMAGE
Albert Edward
Lance Corporal 31223, 12th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 29th October 1918. Aged 29. Born Kilburn, enlisted Mill Hill. Son of Ellen Gammage, of 6, Burton Hole Lane, Mill Hill, London. Formerly 1898, Rifle Brigade. Buried in VICHTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Anzegem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 18.
GAMMAGE
W E
No further information currently available
GRAVES
Francis Carr
Private G/54284, 21st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 9th April 1918. Born New Barnet, enlisted Whitehall, resident Mill Hill. Buried in CROIX-DU-BAC BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 2.
GRAY
John William
Private 10580 [Listed as 10560 on CWGC], 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 24th April 1916. Aged 23. Born Hatfield, Herfordshire, enlisted Mill Hill. Husband of Clara Ellement (formerly Gray), of 5, Tennyson Rd., Mill Hill, London. Formerly 78586, Royal Artillery. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 65 to 67.
HARRUP
H W
probably Henry HARRUP, Private 10115, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Finsbury Park, enlisted Stratford, Essex, resident Hackney. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAl MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.
HERRIDGE
George John
Corporal 22063, 8th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 16th June 1917. Born Mill Hill, enlisted Holborn, WC. Son of Mrs. J. Herridge, of "Shapley", Tennyson Rd., Mill Hill, London. Buried in CROONAERT CHAPEL CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row C. Grave 8.
HERRIDGE
Harry William
Rifleman 6052, 2nd/17th (County of London) Battalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 13th September 1916. Aged 21. Son of John and Janet Herridge, of "Shapley," Tennyson Rd., Mill Hill, London. Enlisted Willsden. Formerly 2544, 9th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 28.
HOARE
Arthur James
Private G/20633, 23rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 15th September 1916. Born Whetstone, enlisted Mill Hill, resident Finchley. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.
HOOPER
A H
No further information currently available
HORN
Charles Cyril
Private 285008, 1st/6th [SDGW states 2nd/6th] Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 20th July 1917. AGed 22. Born and enlisted Cambridge, resident Bedford. Youngest son of George and Sarah Elizabeth Horn, of "Kirstead," 10, Berkbeck Rd., Mill Hill, London. Born Godalming, Surrey (according to CWGC). Buried in POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row G. Grave 25.
HUMBLES
Bert
Private 20485, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 14th May 1918. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Mill Hill. Son of Mrs. Louisa Humbles, of Holcombe Hill, Mill Hill, London. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
JAMES
John Stephen Harvey
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 16th May 1915. Aged 21. Son of Quintus stephen Harvey James, of Croft Lodge, Mill Hill, London N.W. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 32 and 33.
JARVIS
E
No further information currently available
JONES
P B
No further information currently available
LARGE
Philip Martin
Major, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 27th April 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51.
LAST
Walter George
Corporal 9742, 2nd Battalion, Royal irish Regiment. Killed in action 23rd August 1914. Born Halstead, Essex, enlisted London, resident Southgate. Buried in ST. SYMPHORIEN MILITARY CEMETERY, Mons, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 30.
LOCK
C
probably Charles James Frederick LOCK, Private 17531, 8th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Born Hendon, enlisted Mill Hill. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.
LOCK
James
Private G/26799, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 16th April 1918. Aged 23. Born, enlisted and resident Mill Hill. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Lock, of 246, Archway Rd., Highgate, London. Buried in HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row D. Grave 3.
LOOS
Cecil George Bertram
[Listed as G C B on memorial] Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 13th March 1915. Aged 30. Son of the Hon. F. C. Loos, C.M.G.; husband of Helen Loos, of "Hollington," Woodside Grange Rd., North Finchley, London. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row L. Grave 11.
LOWEN
George John James
Sergeaqnt L/8231, 4th Battalion, Duke of CAmbridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 19th July 1915. Aged 27. Born Aldershot, Hampshire, enlisted Dublin. Eldest son of Henry Newton Lowen (late Serjt. 4th Bn. Middlesex Regt.) and Edith Elizabeth Ann Lowen, of 5, Frith Manor Cottage, Partingdale Lane, Mill Hill, Hendon, London. Born in the Middlesex Regt. Enlisted at the age of 16. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51.
MARMENT
Philip Lewis
Private M2/281879, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 21st October 1918. Born Bowes Park, London N., enlisted Mill Hill, resident Barnet, Hertfordshire. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 62. Plot II. Row E. Grave 3.
MATTHEWS, MBE
T
probably Thomas MATTHEWS, Lieutenant acting Capatin, 521st Household Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 27th June 1918. Son of Thomas and Helen Matthews husband of Bessie Matthews, of 44, Mayfield Ave, Old Southgate, London. Awarded Member of the British Empire (M.B.E.). Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 2.
MAY
Oliver Bertram
Sergeant G/61145 (G/61146 on CWGC), 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of LOndon Regiment). Killed in action 29th April 1917. Born Sunridge, enlisted Mill Hill, resident Hendon. Formerly 5986, Middlesex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
MERCER
Burvill
Rifleman 4045, 1st/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 28. Enlisted London, resident Streatham. Son of Burvill Holmes Mercer and Annie Mercer, of 11, Winterstoke Gardens, Mill Hill, London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C.
MITCHELL
Wilfred or Wildfrid
Rifleman 7027, 12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers), London Regiment. Died of wounds 6th October 1916. Aged 21. Born St Pancras, enlisted London, resident Mill Hill. Son of Joseph Henry Mitchell, D.L., J.P., and Louisa Mitchell, of "Ashfield," Flower Lane, Mill Hill, London. Formerly 6346, 16th Battalion, London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles). Buried in GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 6.
MORRIS
E
No further information currently available
MOUNTNEY
William Charles
Private 7463, 16th Lancers (The Queen's). Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Born and resident Mill Hill, enlisted Hertford. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 5.
NORRIS
H J
possibly either Henry James NORRIS, Lance Corproal G/7355, 2nd Battalion, Duke of CAmbridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 23rd October 1916. Born Finchley, enlisted Mill Hill. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAl MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B. or Henry John Walter Horace NORRIS, Private G/32746, 16th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 11th August 1917. Aged 21. Enlisted Mill Hill, resident Edgware. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Norris. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51.
PACKER
Harry
Gunner RMA/12664, H.M.S. "Defence", Royal Marine Artillery. Died 31st May 1916. Aged 22. Son of Edwin Packer, of 20, Murray Rd., Mill Hill, London. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel/Column 21.
MASSIAH-PALMER
Werner William Thomas
Werner was born the natural son of Thomas and Helen Palmer in Launceston, Cornwall in 1886. However by 1911 he is recorded as living in St John’s Lodge, part of St Mary’s Convent in Hale Lane, Edgware as the adopted son of Rev Thomas Packer Massiah a priest of “the established church”. Thomas Massiah had moved around the country quite a lot and is shown as serving parishes in Yorkshire, Gloucestershire and in East London. He appears to have resided at St John’s Lodge at least until 1927 but died at Dover in 1932. Werner joined the Northumberland Fusiliers and rose through the ranks of Captain and Major to Lieutenant Colonel. He was seconded from the General List to the Northumberland Fusiliers, serving as Deputy Assistant Director of Graves Registration and Enquiries. He died on 17th February 1919 aged 33 from an illness contracted on active service and the funeral service at St Margaret’s Edgware was conducted by Thomas Massiah.

Werner had married Dorothy and had a child, Margaret Annie St Leger in 1916. His address given in the probate record is The Wigwam, Millway Mill Hill. His wife received his effects of £503 13s 1d and later in 1921 applied for his medals. By this time she was living in Kilburn. Werner’s grave is marked within St Margaret’s Edgware with a stone bearing the following inscription:

“In loving memory of
Lieut. Col. William Thomas
Massiah-Palmer, O.B.E.
Northd. Fusiliers
who died on Feb. 17th. 1919
of illness contracted on active service
aged 33 years.
"Their name liveth for evermore"
R.I.P.
Also
Margaret Annie St. Leger
(Baba)
beloved only child of the above
and Dorothy Margaret Massiah-Palmer
died Aug. 1, 1922, aged 6 years.
"Jesus called a little child unto him."
Also of Dorothy Margaret,
beloved wife of the above, died Aug. 19, 1936.
"United in Heaven."

PEAL
Samuel William
Private L/5151, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 30th October 1914. Aged 36. Born Hanover Square, Middlesex, enlisted London. Husband of Fanny Peal, of 16, Murray Rd., Mill Hill, London. Buried in RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 50.
PERKINS
Ernest George
Lance Corporal 3/7867, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st June 1916. Born Oxford, enlisted Hitchin, Hertfordshire, resident Mill Hill. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 10.
PERRY
Edwin Charles
Private P.S.3590, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 30 March 1917. Born Manuden, Essex. Enlisted 30 March 1917. Aged 37. Lived at 12 Orwell Villas, Shakespeare Rd, Mill Hill. Married with 4 children. Buried in GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 14.
PHILLIPS
G C B
probably George Charles Vaseo (SDGW) or Vasco (CWGC) PHILLIPS, Rifleman C/6327, 8th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 3rd May 1917. Aged 36. Born Enfield, enlisted London, resident Mill Hill. Son of George Peter and Hannah Phillips. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
PUDDIFANT
William
Trooper 4241, Household Cavalry, 1st Life Guards. Died in United Kingdom 6th June 1916. Born Edgware, enlisted Cricklewood. Buried in ST. MARYLEBONE CEMETERY, Middlesex. Plot G. Row 4. Grave 126.
PULLEN
E
No further information currently available
SALTER
Donald Sowerby
Second Lieutenant, 126 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 22 March 1918. Aged 28. Son of Mortyn John and Alice Salter, of Bank House, Mickleton, Campden, Glos. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XI. Row A. Grave 2.

Donald Sowerby Salter was born 1890 in Friern Barnet, one of nine children of Martyn John Salter and Alice (nee Wilding). In 1891 Martyn is recorded as being a chemist in a “colour/ink factory”. The 1901 census shows Donald living with his family. His father at this time is registered as being unemployed but his brother Martyn is working as a clerk in the “Rainfall Office”. Donald was educated at Bancroft's School, a private school in Woodford, Essex and later at Camden School of Art.

He was appointed cartographer to the British Rainfall Organisation in 1908, an organization for which his father also worked at some point. By 1911, Donald wass boarding with his brother Harold, in the home of James Edward’s family in “Merana”, Tennyson Road, Mill Hill. He was working as a map draughtsman. From 1908 - 1916, he plotted and drew hundreds of rainfall maps, most of which appeared in publications such as British Rainfall and Symons's Meteorological Magazine.He also worked towards the eventual publication of a Rainfall Atlas and was elected Fellow of the Royal Meterological Society in March 1915.

Donald joined the Royal Engineers in 1916 and was posted to the Western Front with 126 Siege Battery on 25th July 1916. He was wounded and invalided home the same year.

He received his commission to the Royal Garrison Artillery in 1917. In April 1917 the battery suffered significant casualties. He was killed in action, aged 28, on 22 March 1918.

By this time his address is given as Bank House, Mickleton, Chipping Campden, Glos. His probate record shows that he left £166 18s and 5d to his mother, Alice.

He is buried at Grevillers British Cemetery.

The following statement was incorporated in the “British Rainfall 1917” booklet produced by the Rainfall Organisation:

The Late D. S. Salter. —I have to record, with much regret the death from wounds of Sec. Lieut. Donald S. Salter, E.G.A., on March 22nd, 1918. He had been for nearly ten years a member of the staff and had developed remarkable powers as a cartographer and map draughtsman. It is sufficient to turn over the volumes of our publications since that for 1906 to see how the quality of the map-work, which is an essential in the treatment of rainfall distribution, improved as its quantity increased from year to year. This is mainly due to the devotion with which Donald Salter applied himself to all branches of this difficult and highly technical work. He had got it to go so smoothly that it was only when he joined the Army that we realized how heavy the burden of this department had become and how difficult it was to improvise methods for carrying on the reduced amount of map-work which appears in the later volumes. A notice of the life and work of Donald Salter will be found in Symons's Meteorological Magazine for April, 1918, p. 25, and it only remains for me here to express my sense of the loss to the British Rainfall Organization and to rainfall research caused by the death of such a capable and promising assistant.”

SCOTT
Reginald [Cecil]
Lance Corporal 106022 (CWGC states 105002), 175th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 9th December 1917. Born Hounslow, enlisted Mill Hill. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 12 and 13.
SHORLAND
George
Surgeon, H.M.S. "Invincible", Royal Navy. Died 31st May 1916. Aged 39. Son of Dr. E. P. Shorland, of Westbury, Wilts; husband of Gertrude H. Shorland, of Park View Cottage, Berkhamsted, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel/Column 11.
SKAIFE
Arthur Frederick
Captain, 1st Battalion, Duke of CAmbridge's Own 9Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 1st November 1914. Aged 31. Son of Josephine Skaife, of North St. House, Chichester, Sussex, and the late Frederic Skaife. Buried in RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Abbey Wall Memorial. 12.
SULLIVAN
J
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TAYLOR
A G
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TAYLOR
Ralph
Private 58072, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 4th October 1918. Aged 19. Born Finchley, enlisted Wood Green, resident Mill Hill. Son of the late James and Maud Annie Taylor. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 2.
TAYLOR
W D
possibly William TAYLOR, Private 241383, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 26th October 1917. Aged 33. Enlisted Mill Hill. Son of Joseph Alfred and Elizabeth Arm Taylor, of 12, Dudley Rd., Kilburn, London; husband of Elsie May Taylor, of West End, Somersham, Hunts. Formerly 6310, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 to 23 and 162.
TEE
Charles Thomas
Sergeant L/11170, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died 26th October 1914. Born Westminster, enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 31 and 32.
THOMAS
E L
possibly Ernest THOMAS, Private 11893, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born South Mimms, enlisted Mill Hill, resident Barnet.
TITFORD
C F
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TOMLINS
G W
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TULLOE
C F
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WARD
F L
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WATKINS
Frederick James
Rifleman 471785, 12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers), London Regiment. Died of wounds 20th December 1917. Born Hendon, enlisted London, resident Mill Hill.
WELCH
Francis Vincent
[Spelt WELSH on SDGW] Private L/13391, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 5th April 1915. Born and enlisted Mill Hill.
WHITEMAN
J
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