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ST LUKE'S PAROCHIAL SCHOOL WAR MEMORIAL

Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Cary Magness, Researched Martin Edwards - 2003

The Roll of Honour is hand painted and beautifully illustrated. St Luke's is a parish in the Finsbury division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county Middlesex, 1 mile north of St. Paul's. It was anciently part of St. Giles's, Cripplegate, and is now included within the metropolitan borough of Finsbury. The area is based roughly around the north of Old Street. See a short description of the area. The Roll of Honour is to be found in St Luke's Community Centre at 90 Central Street, London, EC1V 8AJ where it hangs in one of the meeting rooms.
Photographs (above) Copyright © Cary Magness 2003
Photograph (below)
Copyright © Michael Crick 2015

 

Old Boys of
St. Luke's Parochial School
Army
Allies
Navy
1914
Roll of Honour
1918
They Fought and Died for Us

ALDRIDGE

Walter Frederick

Rifleman 10073, 7th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action Wednesday 8th December 1915 in France & Flanders. Born St Luke's, enlisted London, resident Roscoe St., Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.

ALLEN

Robert

Private 1319, 4th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 27th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Stamford Hill, enlisted Shaftesbury Street, North London in August 1914, enlisted St Luke's, East London. Son of Amelia Allen, of 37, Ironmonger St., Finsbury, London, and the late Robert Allen. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52.

ANDREWS

G

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BAKER

George

Private G/18662, 20th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) attached 173rd Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Sunday 8th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 36. Born Hampton Wick, enlisted Shoreditch, resident St Luke's. Son of James and Bertha Baker. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row K. Grave 8.

BARRETT

W

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BASTERFIELD

Henry Robert

Private 4428, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died at home Sunday 16th July 1916. Born Marylebone, Middlesex, enlisted Edmonton, resident Lower Edmonton. Buried in EDMONTON CEMETERY, Middlesex. Grave F. 360.

BATES

S

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BATH

Ernest

Bombardier 37671, "B" Battery, 100th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died at sea Sunday 4th February 1917. Age 21. Born and enlisted Finsbury, London, East Central. Son of Annie Bath, of 48, St. Ann's Rd., South Tottenham, London, and the late Frederick Bath. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

BENFIELD

John Ernest

Private 204311, 2nd/1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 27th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born St Lukes, enlisted Whitehall, resident Finsbury. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148.

BORWICK

Robert Francis

Sapper 1186, 1st/2nd London Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Monday 28th June 1915 at Gallipoli. Enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328

BRANNON

J

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BUCHANAN

W

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BUCK

J

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BURROWS

Thomas James

Private G/12012, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds Sunday 16th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born and resident St Luke's, enlisted Finsbury. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Burrows, of Finsbury, London. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No.1, Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 6.

CHURCH, MM

John Reginald

Corporal G/24421, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds Tuesday 22nd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Islington, enlisted Holborn, resident St Luke's. Son of the late John and Alice Church; brother of Mr. W. C. Church, of 1, President St., King's Square, London. Awarded the Military Medal. Formerly 16413, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XII. Row A. Grave 11.

CLAYTON

Frederick John Henry

[Listed as J H CLAYTON on CWGC] Corporal S/25800, 12th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action Friday 19th January 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and residentn St Luke's, Middlesex, enlisted Finsbury, Middlesex. Buried in SAILLY-SAILLISEL BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 5.

CODY

William

Private 25637, 2nd/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Wednesday 22nd August 1917 in Franced & Flanders. Age 24. Born and resident Clerkenwell, Middlesex, enlisted Kingsway. Husband of Mary Ellen Cody, of 52, Neal St., Shaftesbury Avenue, London. Formerly 16343, Devonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.

COOPER

Frederick William

Private 7300, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action Wednesday 21st October 1914 in France & Flanders. Born and resident St Lukes, London, enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 19.

CORDOROY

Walter Robert

[Spelt CORDAROY on CWGC and SDGW] Private 5189, "B" Company, 1st Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action Friday 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Enlisted Handel Street, resident Finsbury. Son of Charles and Sarah Cordaroy. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XXXI. Row I. Grave 5.

COSTIN

Arthur

[Listed as Arthur John on CWGC and Arthur George on SDGW] Private 353599, 7th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action Friday 12th July 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 42. Born Shoreditch, enlisted Finsbury, resident Islington. Husband of Florence Louise Costin, of 71, Oxford Rd., Islington, London. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 29.

COSTIN

Edward Thomas

Corporal 282556, "C" Company, [Listed as 4th on SDGW] (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action Monday 20th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born and enlisted Shoreditch, resident Hoxton. Son of Arthur Samuel and Elizabeth Costin, of 59, Chesterfield Gardens, Harringay, London. Buried in DAINVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 8.

COSTIN

Charles William

Rifleman 323098, 2nd/6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 30th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 39. Born, enlistred and resident Stoke Newington. Son of Arthur Samuel and Elizabeth Costin; husband of Alice Eliza Costin, of 57, Digby Rd., Green Lanes, Stoke Newington, London. Served in the South African Campaign with the Special Service Company of the King's Royal Rifle Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIALZonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 150.

COUGHLAN

Edward Arthur

Rifleman R/33415, 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds Friday 30th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born Clerkenwell, Middlesex, enlisted Finsbury Barracks, Middlesex. Brother of Mr. W. A. Coughlan, of 19, "P" Block, Peabody Buildings, Bunhill Row, Finsbury, London. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 9.

CROWE

Frederick Joseph

Private G/3072, 8th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action Sunday 26th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born St Luke's, London, enlisted Finsbury Barracks, London East Central, resident Finsbury. Son of James and Margaret Crowe, of 8M, Dufferin St., Finsbury, London. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row N. Grave 2.

DAVEY

E

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DAVIS

John James

Private F/980, 17th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action Tuesday 8th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born St Luke's, Middlesex, enlisted Finsbury Barracks, Middlesex, resident Finsbury. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B

DICKINS, MM

George Robert

Lance Corporal 350791, 7th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment attd., Nigeria Regiment, West African Field Force. Died Saturday 11th January 1919 in West Africa. Age 22. Born Finsbury, enlisted Sun St, resident St Luke's. Son of George and Annie Dickins, of 188, Old St., London. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in ZUNGERU CEMETERY, Nigeria.

DOE

Alfred

Private G/6544, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action Saturday 7th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident St Luke's, Middlesex, enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D.

DOE

John George

Corporal 12170, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action Wednesday 6th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident St Luke's, Middlesex, enlisted Camberwell, Surrey. Buried in CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 1.

DUPEY

William George

Bombardier 55422, "A" Battery, 95th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Thursday 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born St Luke's, London, enlisted London, East Central. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 7 to 10.

EDWARDS

Philip George

Lance Corporal 6054, 54th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Tuesday 26th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born St Luke's, Middlesex, enlisted Shoreditch. Formerly 26913, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.

EDWARDS

R

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EDWARDS

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ELLIS

Edmond Edward

[Listed as Edward on SDGW] Private 10749, "A" Squadron, 6th Dragoons (Inniskilling). Killed in action Tuesday 1st August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born St Luke's, London, enlisted London, resident Old Street, London East Central. Son of E. and G. Ellis, of St. Luke's, London. Buried in ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 15.

ETHERINGTON

W (SP?)

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FORD

James

Gunner L/30513, "A" Battery, 123rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 19th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Enlisted Shoreditch, East London, resident St Luke's, East London. Son of William and Emily Ford, of 7, Ironmonger St., St. Luke's, London. Buried in COUIN NEW BRITISH CEMETERYPas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 32.

GIBSON

John

either Private 280047, 4th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 19th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born St Luke's, enlisted Shaftesbury Street, North London, resident Hoxton. Son of Mr. W. J. and Mrs. K. Gibson, of 38, Taplow St., Shepherdess Walk, London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52.

or Rifleman 4942, 1st/6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action Friday 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born St Luke's, enlisted London, resident London East Central. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D.

GLYN

Herbert Charles

Able Seaman J/35641, H.M.S. "Mary Rose.", Royal Navy. Died Wednesday 17th October 1917. Age 20. Son of Rosina Glyn, of 18F, Errol St., Bunhill Row, Finsbury, London, and the late Ernest Robert Glyn. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Column 21.

GREENER

Charles Thomas

Ordinary Seaman J/76572, H.M.S. "Louvain.", Royal Navy. Died Sunday 20th January 1918. Son of Sarah Greener, of 303, Bartholomew Buildings, Seward Street, Goswell Road, London. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Column 28.

HUDSON

J

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JACKSON

Montague Edward

Private 7606, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action Monday 1st February 1915 in France & Flanders. Born St Luke's. enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.

JEWELL

A

probably Alfred John JEWELL, Rifleman, 1st/17th (County of Lodnon) Battalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action Friday 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.

JONES

A B

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JONES

Albert Thomas

Private L/16381, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action Sunday 2nd July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born St Luke's, enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.

JONES

A W

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KAIL

Frederick

Private 27737, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action [SDGW states Wednesday 2nd] Thursday 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born St Luke's, enlisted Finsbury Barracks. Formerly G/17019, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 19.

KEARLEY

Edwin

Private 10069, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 28th June 1915 at Gallipoli. Born Uxbridge, Middlesex, enlisted Stratford, Essex, resident Clerkenwell, Surrey. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Kearley, of 3, Powell St., Goswell Rd., London. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 119 to 125 or 222 and 223

MADDISON

Mark Henry

Rifleman, 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post office Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action Friday 23rd April 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Enlisted London, resident Tufnell Park. Husband of Mrs. R. L. Maddison, of 27, Union Square, Packington St., Islington, London. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 10.

MANN

William [Alfred]

Private 7240, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18th November 1914. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Cripplegate, Middlesex. Son of William & Louisa Mann, of London. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 51.

MARCHANT

William Charles

Private 5874, 19th (County of London) Battalion (St. Pancras), London Regiment. Killed in action Friday 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident St Luke's, enlisted Finsbury barracks. Formerly 18226, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot 1A. Row B. Grave 11.

MARDEN

Frederick William

Private 17368, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action Saturday 16th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Islington, enlisted Finsbury Barracks, resident South Tottenham. Son of William and Elizabeth Marden, of 49, Osman Rd., South Tottenham, London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B.

MEADOWS

Alfred

Private 12715, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action Thursday 20th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born Clerkenwell, Lodnon, enlisted Holborn, resident St Lukes. Son of Sidney Walter and Jane Meadows, of 53, Radnor St., St. Luke's, London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B.

MERRIMAN

Charles Albert

Private 10657, 1st Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 27th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born St Luke's, enlisted London, resident Islington. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 48.

MILLS

A

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MILLS

J

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MONKLEY

Ambrose James

Private 13232, 9th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action Saturday 7th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Age 25. Born St Luke's, enlisted London. Son of Margaret Monkley, of 11V, Guest St., St. Luke's, London. Buried in GREEN HILL CEMETERY, Turkey. Plot I. Row E. Grave 8.

MULLINS

B

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MURPHEY

John

[Spelt MURPHY on SDGW & CWGC] Rifleman 6/611, 2nd Battalion, Rifle brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 29th January 1916. Aged 24. Born St Luke's, Middlesex, enlisted Finsbury, resident Hoxton. Husband of Emily Smith (formerly Murphy), of 33, Alletton St., New North Rd., Hoxton, London. Buried in RUE-DU-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 32.

NETHERCRAFT

Albert Edward

[Listed as NERTHERCLIFT on SDGW & CWGC] Rifleman R/38737, 12th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds Thursday 22nd November 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born St Luke's, enlisted Stratford, Essex, resident Goswell Road, Middlesex. Son of Mrs. Louisa Netherclift, of 71, Moreland St., City Rd., London. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave I.

OLIVER

Arthur Frederick

Lance Corporal 3452, "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died Sunday 8th October 1916 in Salonika. Age 24. Born St Luke's, enlisted London. Son of Mrs. Sarah Oliver, of 309, Guinness Buildings, Lever St., London, E.C.1. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot D. Row XIII. Grave 3.

PLATER

C

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PLEDGER

C

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POOLEY

Thomas Herbert

[Listed as A T POOLEY on CWGC] Private G/5603, 3rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 28th June 1915. Born Paddington, enlisted Hounslow, resident Chiswick. Brother of Walter Pooley (below). Buried in RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 2.

POOLEY

Walter Charles

Private 78899, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Wednesday 21st August 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Finsbury Barracks, resident St Luke's. Brother of Thomas Pooley (above). Formerly 128367, 102nd Training Reserve Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.

REES

A

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ROBINSON

William Thomas

Gunner 93946, 154th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds Sunday 30th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born St Luke's, enlisted Shoreditch, resident Hoxton. Husband of Margaret Robinson, of 17, Windsor Terrace, City Rd., London. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section Q. Plot II. Row C. Grave 21.

RYLANDS

Frederick

Private 7953, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Marylebone, Surrey, enlisted Finsbury, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 23 and 24.

SALWAY

Alfred John

Private 22937, 15th Battalion, Royal Welsh Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action Monday 10th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 34. Born St Luke's, London, enlisted Holborn, London West Central. Husband of Mrs. E. Salway, of 1, Butterland St., Pitfield St., Hoxton, London. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 3.

SANSUM

Harry Edward

Private 12286, 7th Battalion, "D" Company, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action Friday 31st March 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born St Lukes, London, enlisted London, resident East Ham, Essex. Son of Alfred and Agnes Sansum, of 51, Hollington Rd., East Ham, London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 20.

SCRUBY

Harry

Private G/24228, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) attached 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 20th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Whitechapel, enlisted Shoreditch. Son of Henry William Scruby, of 24, Hows St., Kingsland Rd., London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.

SHEPHERD

F

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SIMKINS

William

Private 2142, 1st/4th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action Friday 2nd April 1915 in France & Flanders. Born St Luke's, enlisted Shaftesbury Street, North London, resident Finsbury. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 44.

SIMS

Francis James

Private 26748, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action Monday 14th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born St Luke's, enlisted St Paul's Churchyard, London. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Sims, of 13, Galway St., St. Luke's, London. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

SINCLAIR

Robert

Rifleman S/25266, 16th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action Thursday 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Clerkenwell, enlisted Finsbury, resident St Luke's. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 81 to 84.

STANLEY

George William

Rifleman S/36561, 2nd/17th London Regiment, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action [SDGW states he died Saturday 24th] Sunday 25th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Bermondsey, Surrey, enlisted Finsbury, resident St Luke's. Formerly TR/9/25613, 45th Training Reserve Battalion. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 8.

STRETCH

Charles Albert

Private 47485, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 2nd July 1918 in France & Flanders. Born St Luke's, Middlesex, enlistd London. Buried in SENLIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 13.

WEEKS

Sidney Alfred

Private L/10735, 2nd Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and residentn St Luke's, enlisted Finsbury, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D.

Short description of the St Luke's area

St Luke's was a large, crowded parish in Old St, EC1, just beyond the wall, on the north side of the City of London. The church was built circa 1730 as part of a programme to provide for the increasing population, particularly to relieve the adjoining parish of St Giles Cripplegate. The roof was taken off in 1959, as the building had become unsafe and the parish was reunited with St Giles Cripplegate. The shell of St Luke's is still there, with its distinctive spire in the shape of an obelisk, in its churchyard.

The area generally known as St Luke's is bounded by Goswell Rd, City Rd and the northern City boundary. It was part of the Borough of Finsbury, and is now part of the London Borough of Islington. The London Metropolitan Archives has most of the church's records, but some vestry records are held by the Islington Local Studies Archives.

St Luke's was a registration district for Biths, Marriages and Deaths and the census from 1837 to 1869, when it became part of the Holborn Rd.

Rahere St was in Finsbury, between Morland St and Lever St, but seems to have been redeveloped since the war with a school on the site. Bartholomew Square is adajacent to the church, to the west. Charles Booth's survey shows it as a very mixed area about 1889.

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