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STANMORE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Dai Bevan 2008
furth updates Terry Gibbs 2017

The memorial is situated at the junction of Old Church Lane, Uxbridge Road and Church Road within the churchyard of St John the Evangelist Church. It is in the form of a Celtic Cross on a square plinth, the whole mounted on a three-step base. The dedication and names are on cast plates fixed to the plinth. There are 57 names for World War 1 only. The memorial was dedicated by Rev. S F L Bernays and unveiled by Brigadier general J H Abbot Anderson on 22nd July 1920. The site cost £700.

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1914-1918
REMEMBER WITH THANKSGIVING THE
TRUE AND FAITHFUL MEN WHO IN THESE
YEARS OF WAR WENT FORTH FROM THIS
PLACE FOR GOD AND THE RIGHT.
THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO RETURNED
NOT AGAIN ARE HERE INSCRIBED TO
BE HONOURED FOR EVERMORE

Their Name Liveth for Evermore.

BODIMEADE
Harry
Rifleman 46720, 13th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 13th September 1918. Aged 23. Born and resident Stanmore, enlisted Edgware. Son of William and Mary Ann Bodimeade, of 6, Green Lane Cottage, Green Lane, Stanmore, Middx. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIII. Row B. Grave 12.
BOOTH
John
No further information currently
BOSTOCK
Hugh
probably Hugh William BOSTOCK, Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion (Territorial), South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th June 1915. Aged 28. Son of Mr. J. H. and Mrs. C. S. Bostock. Buried in ST. QUENTIN CABARET MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 14.
BOZIER
Alfred [William]
Private G/37881, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Aged 26. Born Stanmore, enlisted Tottenham, resident Wealdstone. Son of Alfred William and Agnes Bozier; husband of Jennie Marie Bozier, of 63, Peel Rd., Wealdstone, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 14 and 15.
BRINKMAN
Albert [Thomas]
Guardsman 17179, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 11th October 1915. Aged 19. Born Stanmore, enlisted Willesden. Son of Charles Henry and Ellen Brinkman, of Brewery Cottages, Stanmore, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5 to 7.
BUTLER
Harry
Private T.F.2022, 1st/9th (T.F.) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died in India 12th April 1915. Aged 23. Born Kingclere, Hampshire, enlisted Willesden, resident Great Stanmore. Son of William and Elizabeth Butler, of 3 Banbury Cottages, Church Rd., Great Stanmore, London. Buried in Dinapore No. 3 Cemetery and commemorated on MADRAS 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL, CHENNAI, India. face 20.
CHALKER
Edward [George]
Private 67171, 2nd/2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died 28th September 1917. Aged 19. Son of George and Sarah Chalker, of 1, Chart Cottages, Stanmore, Middx. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row F. Grave II. *** Not found on SDGW **
CHAPMAN
[Joe] Ernest
Private 26683, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 13th November 1916. Aged 34. Born Horningshaw, Wiltshire, enlisted Harrow, resident Stanmore. Son of Martha Chapman, of Longleat Lodge, Horningsham, Warminster, Wilts, and the late William Chapman. Buried in ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 2.
CHARLES
Leslie Stafford
Captain, 60th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and 6th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 30th July 1916. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Stafford Charles, of Woodside House, Chenies, Bucks. Born at Stanmore, Middlesex. Buried in ROISEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row L. Grave 3.
CLIBBON
[Henry] George
Private,37141,12th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died of wounds 12th December 1917.Aged 33. Born Ware, Herts, resident Hendon, enlisted Mill Hill. Husband of Amy Clibbon,2 Council Cottages, Ickford, Thane, Oxon. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine. Grave C.26
COOK
Thomas
2nd Lieutenant,12th Battalion, Essex Regiment, attached 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd October 1915.No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 144-150 and 229-233.
DARKINS
Henry [George Walter] aka Harry
Lance Corporal,26689, Ist Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 11th June 1917. Aged 32. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Hendon. Son of George and Caroline Darkins, of 25 Malcolm Street, Cambridge. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Belgium. Plot 1. Row E. Grave 8
DOBBINSON
Arthur
[Listed as Dobinson on SDGW & CWGC] Private G/10714, 11th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 8th October 1916. Aged 27. Born Edgware, enlisted Mill Hill, resident Stanmore. Son of the late William and Annie Dobinson; husband of Alice May Wakerley (formerly Dobinson), of Church Rd., Great Stanmore, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.
DOBIE, D.S.O. M.C.
James Jardine
Captain, 3rd (King's Own) Hussars. Killed in action 30th September 1918. Aged 41. Son of the Rev. W. Jardine Dobie and Margaret Hamilton Veitch, his wife, of Kinghorn, Fife; husband of Antoinette Wilhelmina Laura Jardine Dobie (nee Rouillard), of "Glassmount," Kirkcaldy, Fife. Awarded the Distiguished Conduct medal (D.S.O.) and Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in MARCOING BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 33.
FEIST
Phillip [Charles]
Lance Corporal G/7193, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 2nd July 1916. Born Heywoods heath, Sussex, enlisted Mill Hill, resident Stanmore. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.
FENSOME
Arthur
Private 6485, 71st Company, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 29th September 1916. Aged 26.Born Stopsley, Beds, enlisted Stopley, Beds. Son of Samuel and Ellen Fensome of Stopsley, nr Luton, Beds. Buried in ABBEVILLE CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 4.
FENSOME
William
Private G/2457, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 29th September 1918. Born Stanmore, enlisted Harrow. Buried in VILLERS HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-GUISLAIN, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 21.
FOSTER
James [John]
Driver T4/186008, Royal Army Service Corps attached Expeditionary Force Canteens. Died in Mesopotamia 19th July 1917. Born Stanmore, enlisted Harrow, resident Edgware. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XV. Row A. Grave 13.
FREEMAN
Richard [Henry Hawtin]
Rifleman 393632, 9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 24th August 1918. Enlisted London, resident Stanmore. Formerly 5086, 8th Battalion, London Regiment. Buried in BRAY VALE BRITISH CEMETERY, BRAY-SUR-SOMME, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 12.
GAIR
Henry Burgh
2nd Lieutenant, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th May 1916. Aged 35. Husband of Dorothea M. Gair of 110 Goldhurst Terrace, Hampstead, London. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Gezaincourt, France. Plot1. Row F. Grave 21.
GARLAND
Jack aka John
Private 9932, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 6th July 1916. Aged 25. Born Ottershaw, Surrey, enlisted London. Son of George and Jane Garland of Rose Cottages, Brox Road, Ottershaw, Chertsey, Surrey. Buried in St.SEVER Cemetery, Rouen,Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 33. Grave 3
GOLDSMITH
Charles
No further information currently
GOOD
Frederick 'Fred' [Walter]
Private 3274, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 8th May 1915. Aged 26. Born Stanmore, enlisted Hendon. Son of Thomas and Clara Ellen Good, of Stamnore Hill, Great Stanmore, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34.
GRAINGE
Fred aka Frederick
Sergeant 9159, 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 12th March 1915. Aged 27. Born and resident Stanmore, enlisted Northampton. No know grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 18.
GULLAND
Frederick Ker
[Should be Reginald Glover Ker Gulland] 2nd Lieutenant, 14th Battalion, London Regiment (Scottish Rifles). Died 12th November 1914. Aged 28. Born Westminster. Husband of Evelyn Beatrice Gulland. Buried in RAILWAY CHATEAU CEMETERY, West-Vlanderein, Belgium. Grave C9
HEADING
Charles [Edward]
Corporal 67251, 46th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 3rd October 1918. Aged 34. Born and resident Stanmore, enlisted Harrow. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Heading, of Stanmore, Middx.; husband of Mrs. N. S. Tingey (formerly Heading), of 24, Dundee Rd., Midway, Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent. Formerly 36445, Devonshire Regiment. Buried in BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 3.
HEADING
William
Private G/11282, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 18th November 1916. Born, enlisted and resident Stanmore. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D.
HILL
John 'Jack' [Attwood]
Private G/9051, 11th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 25th April 1916. Born and resident Stanmore, enlisted Mill Hill. Buried in CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot C. Row 3. Grave 9.
HODGE
Arthur [Percy]
Private G/23022, 10th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 18th August 1917. Aged 33. Born West Malling, Kent, enlisted London, resident Stanmore. Son of Thomas Hodge, of Malling, Kent; husband of Gertrude M. Hodge, of "Westfield", 68, Underdale Rd., Shrewsbury. Formerly T4/160042, Army Ordnance Corps. Buried in BERTENACRE MILITARY CEMETERY, FLETRE, Nord, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 6.
HOLFORD
Edward [James]
Private 57638, 2nd/4th (Hallamshire) (Territorial) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 26th August 1918. Aged 28. Born Great Stanmore, enlisted Mill Hill, resident Stanmore. Husband of Mary Ann Holford, of 6, Hillside Cottages, Church Rd., Stanmore, Middx. Formerly 34934, Middlesex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9.
HOLLAND
William
Able Seaman J/10215, H.M.S. Princess Irene, Royal Navy. Lost when the ship blew up off Sheerness 27th May 1915. Aged 22. Son of Frederick Joseph and Elizabeth Holland, of 3, Kirby Cottages, Church Rd., Stanmore, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 7.
HUMPHREY
William
No further information currently
KENNEDY
Cyril
Lance Corporal P.S. 330, 16th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 3rd March 1917. Aged 19. Born Stanmore, enlisted Kilburn. Son of James Edward and Elizabeth Jane Kennedy, of 1, Elm Terrace, Stanmore. Buried in south-west corner of ST. JOHN CHURCHYARD, GREAT STANMORE, Middlesex.
KING
Gale
Sergeant 79759, "A" Battery, 57th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in Salonika 6th November 1916. Aged 24. Born Stanmore, enlisted Liverpool. Son of Albert and Charlotte King, of Stanmore, Middx.; husband of Annie Beatrice King, of 76, Fitz-Harris Avenue, Winton, Bournemouth. Buried in STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot II. Row C. Grave 2.
KNIGHT
Herbert [Edward]
Private SPTS/661, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 21st July 1916. Aged 22. Born Hampstead, enlisted London, resident Stanmore. Son of Charles James and Charlotte Rosina Knight, of 4, Kirby Cottages, Church Rd., Stanmore, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
LANE
Gilbert
Private G/7133, 3rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own 9Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 27th September 1915. Aged 20. Born Thornford, Dorsetshire, enlisted Mill Hill. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 99 to 101.
MEAD
Fred
[Recorded as Thomas on CWGC and SDGW sites] Rifleman 472802,12th (County of London) Battalion, (The Rangers), London Regiment. Died of wounds 10th May 1917. Aged 19. Born, resident and enlisted Stanmore. Son of William and Emma Mead. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.
MORGAN
Herbert Henry
Gunner 33202, "A" Battery, 177th Briagde, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 11th June 1918. Aged 33. Born Watford, enlisted Woolwich, London S.E. Husband of Mrs. D. Morgan, of 1, Kirby Cottages, Church Rd., Stanmore, Middx. Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 28.
O'DELL
Ernest
Private 5085, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 17th May 1916.Aged 27. Born Stanmore, enlisted Marylebone. Son of John W. and Eliza O’Dell of 116 Welldon Crescent, Harrow, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
PARKER
Charles [Rowley]
Acting Corporal (Sapper) Deal/238/S Royal Marines, 1st Field Company. Divisional Engineers. Royal Naval Division. Died of wounds 10th July 1915. Aged 26. Born Harrow Weald, Middlesex. Son of Frank Rowley Parker and Catherine Parker of “Franshams”, Bushey Heath, Herts. Buried at sea. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 13.
PARKER
Wilfred [Horsley]
2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Rifles. Killed in action 9th May 1915.Aged 33. Born Hampstead, resident Stanmore. Son of Catherine Parker of “Franshams”, Bushey Heath, Herts and the late Frank Rowley Parker. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 43 and 44.
PASCOE
Walter
Private 26729, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, (City of London) Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Aged 36. Born Keymer, resident Warminster, enlisted Mill Hill. Son of Mrs Mary Ann Pascoe of 3 Worsley Cottages, Junction Road, Burgess Hill, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
PEER
Edmund Faithful
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion (Territorial), East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4 and 5.
RAINBOW
William [John]
Private 7733, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 31st March 1915.Aged 30. Born Berkhamsted, Herts. Resident and enlisted Watford, Herts. Husband of Beatrice Rainbow. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, West- Vlaanderein, Belgium. Enclosure 2. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 15.
ROLPH
Benjamin [Robert]
Probably. Rifleman Z/153, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade, (KRRC). Killed in action 1915. Aged 21. Born Swaffham, Cambs. Resident Cambridge, enlisted Westminster. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTREET MEMORIAL, Hainault, Belgium. Panel 10.
ROWLEY, MM
Frederick [William]
Sergeant 6535, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st August 1918. Aged 37. Born Luton, Beds., Resident Edgware, Middx., enlisted Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5.
SEWELL
Harry
Private? G/18317, 11th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 7th January 1916. Aged 27. Born St John's, Deptford, London S.E., resident and enlisted Stanmore. Husband of Mrs. E. L. Paintain (formerly Sewell), of Green Lane, Great Stanmore, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 45 and 47.
SMITH
Frederick 'Fred' [James]
Private G/1696, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 28th June 1916. Born and resident Stanmore, enlisted Willesden. Buried in NORFOLK CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 76.
SMITH
William
Private PO/19614, Royal Marines Light Infantry. “H.M.S. St.Vincent”. Died from disease. 12th December 1918. Aged 19. Born Stanmore. Brother of Mrs. Florence Mills of High Street, Stanmore. Buried in DALMENY PARISH CEMETERY, South Queensferry, Scotland. Grave -/-/LAIR.482
SNARE
Thomas [Daniel Josiah]
Private G/5171, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 18th April 1915. Born Bushey, Hertfordshire, enlisted Mill Hill, resident Stanmore. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 45 and 47.
SNOWDEN
Harold Jackson
Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps and 2nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 11th August 1917. Son of Mrs. Snowden, of The Chantrey, Stanmore, Middlesex. Buried in HAMPSTEAD CEMETERY, London. Grave referncde: WB 567.
SNOWDEN
Stanley Jackson
Captain, 9th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 26th March 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 42.
TOLMAN
Charles
Private 5121, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 7th July 1916. Aged 23. Born Stanmore, enlisted London, resident Watford. Son of Mr. C. T. Tolman, of Chandos Cottage, Great Stanmore, Middx. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 105.
TOMPKINS
[Alfred] James
Private G/87289, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 8th October 1918. Aged 19. Born Stanmore, enlisted and resident Harrow. Son of Edwin and Emily Tompkins, of Brewery Cottages, Little Common, Great Stanmore, Middx. Formerly 71297, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in MASNIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, MARCOING, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 15.
WAINWRIGHT
Geoffrey [Chauner]
2nd Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, (48th Foot) The Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 22nd December 1914. Aged 19. Born Camberwell. Son of Charles Henry and Amy Grace Wainwright of Firfield Manor, Benson, Oxford. Buried in TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, Richebourg, L’Avance, France.Plot I. Row B. Grave 6.
WEBB
[Douglas] Herbert 'Bertie'
Private 3276, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 10th March 1916. Born Stanmore, enlisted Hendon. No known grave. Commmeorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 65 to 67.
WEST
Frederick 'Fred' [Walter]
Sergeant T.F.315438, 32nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died in United KIngdom 17th February 1918. Born and resident Stanmore, enlisted Willesden. Buried in GORLESTON CEMETERY, GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk. Grave reference F. 13. 346.

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