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LONG DITTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Researched, Compiled & Copyright ©
(WW1 "TOMMY" RESEARCH),
Jim and Rachel Stapleton and Nick Ward 2010

The Long Ditton war memorial is situated on the corner of Ditton Hill Road and Church Road in its own small garden of remembrance, 74 names are inscribed on its octagonal base in chronological order all of which are for World War 1. It would seem the 1919 list was an addendum. The memorial takes the form of a wheel cross of stone set on octagonal tapering column that surmounts an octagonal stone plinth upon which appears the names. The plinth surmounts a three-stepped stone base. There is a carving of leaves on the head of cross and another of a rose in the centre of the head. There are no names for World War 2. There are also plaques in St Mary's Church to four officers. Although the names are listed by year of death they have been sorted here into alphabetical order for ease of reading.

Photographs Copyright © Nick Ward 2010

THE MEN OF LONG DITTON WHOM THIS CROSS COMMEMORATES LEFT AT THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM, ENDURED HARDNESS, FACED DANGER AND FINALLY PASSED OUT OF THE SIGHT OF MEN BY THE PATH OF DUTY AND SELF-SACRIFICE GIVING THEIR OWN LIVES THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM.

ALLNUT A
1916 No further information available at this time.
BARBER William Hayler
Lance Corporal 548030, "C" Company, 15th Battalion London Regiment (Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles), aged 19, killed in action 22nd August 1918. Son of Henry and Edith Barber, of "Tarquash" Ditton Hill, Surbiton, Surrey. Born Paddington, resident of Surbiton and enlisted in Kingston-on-Thames. Buried in BEACON CEMETERY, SAILLY-LAURETTE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 6.
BARRETT William
1916 probably Private F/3368, "D" Company, 4th Battalion Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), aged 31, killed in action 28th April 1917. Son of William and Charlotte Barrett, husband of Ada Barrett, of 82 Garfield Road, Wimbledon, Surrey. Born Long Ditton, Surrey. Born Long Ditton, resident Wimbledon, enlisted Kingston, Surrey. Buried in BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX. Plot I. Row G. Grave 4.
BEALE Alec Gordon
Rifleman 535044, 15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles), aged 19, died of wounds 10 May 1918. Son of John and Bessie Beale, of Long Ditton, Surrey. Born and resident of Long Ditton and enlisted in Kingston-on-Thames. Buried in BOIS GUILLAUME COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 1913.
BENNETT Leopold
Private TF/3139, 8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, aged 21, killed in action 11th September 1916. Son of Mrs Alice Bennett (formerly Field) of The Rushett Cottage Laundry, Long Ditton, Surrey. Born in Molesey Surrey, resided Surbiton, Surrey and enlisted in Hounslow, Middlesex. No known grave, commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and face 12 D and 13 B.
BICKERS H C
1918 No further information available at this time.
BINSTEAD Albert Edward
Private TR10/171175 53rd Battalion Middlesex Regiment (Young Soldier Battalion), aged 18, died, 21st October 1918. Grandson of James and Sarah Binstead, of 11 Thames Cottages Long Ditton, Surrey. Born Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey and enlisted in Hounslow, Middlesex. Buried north of the church in LONG DITTON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Surrey.
BOATWRIGHT John
Sergeant 775, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment (secondary unit, 589th Home Services Employment Company, Labour Corps), aged 26, died of wounds 26th December 1917. Son of Reginald Boatwright, of 13 Southbank, Long Ditton, Surrey. Born Thames Ditton and enlisted Kingston-onThames, Surrey. Buried in north-west corner in ADDINGTON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, SURREY, Surrey
BREWER N A
1919 No further information available at this time.
BRIGHT Percy Malcolm
Guardsman 20645, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards, aged 36, killed in action 9th October 1915. Son of Henry and Mary Bright, of Roebuck Villa, Long Ditton, Surrey. Husband of Sarah Ann Bright of "St Neots", Worthington Road, Tolworth, Surrey. Enlisted in London. No known grave, commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5 to 7.
BUNTON Ernest George
Lance Corporal TF/3146, 1st/8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, aged 22, killed in action 7th October 1916. Son of George Bunton 6 Southdown Terrace, Thakeham, Sussex. Born and resided Long Ditton, Surrey. Enlisted Hounslow, Middlesex. No known grave, commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and face 12 D and 13 B.
BUSKELL Francis Henry
1917 probably Rifleman A/ 200985, 10th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps, aged 31, died of wounds 30th November 1917. No known grave, commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL LOUVERAL. Panel 9.
BUTLER Herbert
Lance Sergeant 1361, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, aged 28, killed in action 15th November 1914. Son of Louisa Butler of 8 Claremont Terrace, Portsmouth Road, Long Ditton, Surrey and the late John Butler. Born Slough, Bucks, enlisted High Wycombe, Berks. No known grave, commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 8 and 12.
CARTER George Ernest
Sergeant TF/240627, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), aged 21, killed in action 16th August 1917. Born in Hounslow Middlesex, enlisted in Hounslow and resided in Surbiton, Surrey. Son of George and Ellen Carter, of 17 Oldridge Road, Balham, London. No known grave, commemorated on TYN COT MEMORIAL., Panel 113-115.
CLAYTON Walter John
Sergeant 2267, 1st/9th Battalion, London Regiment(Queens Victoria Rifles), aged 30, killed in action 21st April 1915, resided Ditton Hill, Surrey, enlisted in London. No known grave, commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54.
COX Stanley Clarence
Private G/63268, 19th London Regiment (Middlesex Regiment), formerly G/3163, Yeomanry Cyclist, aged 20, killed in action 1Ist September 1918. Son of Leonard and Trissie Cox, of Cherryton, Lymm, Cheshire. Born Frome, Somerset, resident Thames Ditton and enlisted Kingston, Surrey. Buried in SAILLY-SAILLISEL, BRITISH CEMETERY. Plot X. Row B. Grave 3.
CRAGG Zachariah
Private 816, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, aged 26, killed in action 13th August 1916. Born Willingham, Lincolnshire, resided Gainsborough, Linclonshire and enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH MILITARY CEMETERY, OVILLIERS-LA-BOISELLE. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 42.
CRAKER James
Rifleman A/3264, "D" Company, 7th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps, aged 21, died of wounds 30th July 1915, Son of Thomas and Eliza Craker, of 56 King's Road, Ditton Hill, Surbiton, Surrey. Born Croydon, Surrey, Resident of Surbiton, Surrey and enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. No known grave, commemorated YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.
CRAKER Thomas Robert
Private G/13078, 6th Battalion, The Buff's (East Kent Regiment), formerly 4th Battalion East Surrey Regiment, killed in action 3rd May 1917. Son of Thomas and Eliza Craker, of 56 King's Road, Ditton Hill, Surbiton, Surrey. Brother of James Craker. Born Tunbridge Well's. Kent, resident Sutton, Surrey and enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. No known grave, commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.
CURTIS Herbert
Corporal 5129, 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consorts Own), aged 19, died of wounds 11th July 1916. Born Epsom, Surrey, resided Long Ditton, Surrey and enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. Buried PUCHVILLIERS BRITISH CEMETERY. Plot I. Row D. Grave 35.
DEAN Oliver Brazil
Sergeant CH/12588. Chatham Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry, aged 32, died in action 7th July 1915. Son of Thomas and Annie Dean, of Old School House, Ditton Hill, Surbiton, Surrey. Buried in SKEW BRIDGE CEMETERY. Special Memorial A.3.
DRAKEFORD William
Private G/43818, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), aged 22, killed in action 28th October 1916. Son of Mrs M Drakeford of 14 Prospect Road, Surbiton, Surrey. Born Surbiton, Surrey and enlisted Kingston, Surrey. No known grave, commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Addenda panel.
DRAYSON, MC John Douglas
Captain, 93rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, aged 24, killed in action 9th April 1917. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Son of Alfred and Amelia Drayson, of Ditton Grange, Ditton Hill, Surrey. Buried in GIVENCHY-ENGOHELLE CANADIAN CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 6.
DURRANT Dudley Garton
Second Lieutenant, 'A' Company, 5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, aged 23, killed in action 16th August 1916. Son of Ellen Durrant, of "Cairnsmore", 6 Langley Avenue, Surbiton, Surrey and the late Edward Durrant. No known grave, commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and face 5 A and 5 B.
DWYER W
1918 No further information available at this time
EDWARDS Reginald
Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Rifle Brigade, aged 18, died at home, son of A.W. Edwards, Southborough Road, Surbiton, Surrey. Buried north of the church in LONG DITTON (ST MARY) CHURCHYARD.
FENN George William
Private 711, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, aged 26, died of wounds 26th October 1915. Born in Ditton, Surrey, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Buried CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY Plot A. Row. 3. Grave 8.
FENN Richard
Private 35201, 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, died of wounds 5th February 1917. Born Long Ditton, resident of Surbiton and enlisted in Kingston, Surrey. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY.m Plot XI. Row A. Grave 5A.
FIELD Walter
Private 82341, Machine Gun Corps, (formerly East Kent Refit), aged 31, killed in action 31st July 1917. Son of Frederick and Madeline Field, of The Cottage, Mill Street, Kingston-on-Thames, husband of Alice Field, of King's Road, Ditton Hill, Surbiton, Surrey. Born Kentish Town, Middlesex and enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. No known grave, commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 56.
FRANKLIN Roland Edward
Ordinary Seaman J/35481 H.M.S. "Indfatigable", aged 18, killed in action 31st May 1916. Son of Maria Franklin, of 6 Ferry Road, Long Ditton, Surrey. Lost at sea, no known grave, commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 14.
GIBSON William Frederick
Corporal TF/240636, 8th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), aged 21, killed in action 18th May 1917. Son of Mr and Mrs R. J. Gibson, of 2 Brunswick Cottages, The Rushett, Long Ditton, Surrey. No known grave, commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
GOODRICH Roger
Private 497391, 2nd/3rd (Home Counties) Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, aged 20, killed in action 1st November 1917. Son of Mr and Mrs S. Goodrich, of Thames Ditton, Surrey. Born Thames Ditton and enlisted Surbiton, Surrey. Buried in MINTY FARM CEMETERY. Plot II. Row C. Grave 10.
GREENAWAY Percy Henry
Stoker 1st Class K/43541, H.M.S. "Dartmouth", Royal Navy, aged 32, died 16th April 1918. Husband of Gladys Beer (formerly Greenaway), of 7 Thames Cottages, Long Ditton, Surrey. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot 15. Row G. Grave 9.
HARDING Ernest
Corporal 3177, 80th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regt), aged 22, killed in action 27th June 1916. Son of Jesse and Alice Harding, of 20 Rectory Lane, Ditton Hill, Surbiton, Surrey. Born Whervell, Hants, resided Ditton Hill, Surrey and enlisted Surbiton, Surrey. Buried in HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY. Plot II. Row T. Grave 2.
HART Samuel Leslie
Private 17339 "D" Company, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regimet, aged 22, died at home 28th April 1916. Son of William and Margaret Hart, of 39 Prospect Road, Surbiton, Surrey. Born Long Ditton, resided Surbiton and enlisted Kingston on-Thames, Surrey. Buried west of the church in LONG DITTON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Surrey.
HOWELL Norman Bulmer
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), aged 22, killed in action 24th July 1915. Mentioned in Despatches. Son of Bulmer and Amy Howell, of Cumbrae, Long Ditton, Surrey. Buried BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot II. Row R. Grave 5/6.
HUGHES William Benbow
Private L/8270, 18th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, aged 29, died of wounds 10th March 1915. Husband of Eliza Hughes, of 8 Ditton Hill Terrace, Ditton Hill, Surbiton, Surrey. Born in Islington, Middlesex and enlisted in London. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY (NORD). Row J. Grave 22.
HUMPHRIES John William
probably Quartermaster Sergeant, 10967, Royal Army Medical Corps, 38, died 14th June 1919. Buried in SURBITON CEMETERY, Surrey.Plot/Row/Section 5. Grave 1825.
JACKSON Harry
Private CH/372(S), Chatham Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry, aged 21, killed in action 4th May 1915. Born Southampton 23rd August 1893. A Tinsmith by trade. Son of the late Harry Jackson and Annie Jackson, of 21 Prospect Road, Surbiton, Surrey (later of 50 King's Road, Ditton Hill, Long Ditton, Surrey). Buried by the Rev. C.W.G. Moore Chaplain, RM Brigade, at Kaba Tepe 4th May 1915 Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Addenda Panel. Non-commemoration notified to CWGC in 1999. His name was added to the Helles Memorial Addenda in 2005.
JOHNSON, MC Rayner Harvey

Lieutenant (Acting Major) 122nd Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, aged 21, killed in action 27th September 1918, awarded MILITARY CROSS. Son of Alexander ans Caroline Johnson, of "Waveney". St. Mary's Road, Ditton Hill, Surbiton, Surrey. Buried LOUVERAL MILITARY CEMETERY, DOIGNIES. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 36. Also commemorated in St Mary's Church.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MAJOR RAYNER HARVEY JOHNSON M.C.
ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
COMMANDING 122ND HEAVY BATTERY
BORN 5TH JANUARY - 1897
FELL IN ACTION AT CAMBRAI 27TH SEPTEMBER 1918
A DEVOTED SON & BROTHER, A TRUE FRIEND AND GALLANT SOLDIER
"AS THE SHINING LIGHT THAT SHINETH MORE & MORE UNTO THE PERFECT DAY"

KEMP Frederick
Private 5569, 13th Hussars, aged 31, died of wounds, 3rd August 1915. Son of Edwin Kemp, Husband of Mary Kemp of "Mole View," 126 Bridge Road, East Molesey, Surrey. Enlisted Hounslow. Buried LEEDS (HAREHILLS) CEMETERY. Screen Wall G. 27.
LYDDAMAN John
Private 45850, 5th Battalion, South Wales Borderers, aged 37, killed in action 22nd 1917. Son of the late Mr and Mrs George Lyddaman; Michael of Florence Lyddaman, of 1 Melrose Cottage, The Rushett, Long Ditton, Surrey. Born in Charsfield, Suffolk, resident Long Ditton and enlisted Kingston, Surrey. No known grave, commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A.
MAY George Henry William
Private M2/114656, 18th Railhead Supply Depot, Army Service Corps, aged 26, died 23rd March 1918. Son of George and Hannah May, of Tolworth, Surrey, husband of Emily May, of 4 Clyde Cottage, Long Ditton, Surrey. Born in Hook, resident Long Ditton and enlisted in Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. Buried AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 12.
McKENNA E V M
1919 No further information available at this time.
MINTER A R
1916 No further information available at this time
NEWMAN Albert Charles
Sergeant 40567, Prince of Wales (North Staffordshire Regiment), aged 25, killed in action 9th July 1917. Husband of Abigail Newman, of 1 North End Cottage, The Rushett, Long Ditton, Surrey. Born in Kingston and enlisted in Kingston, Surrey. Buried SOMER FARM CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 29.
ORPIN Ernest Barrett
Private 13942, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, aged 38, killed in action 2nd August 1917. Son of Joseph and Mary Orpin of Long Ditton and husband of Emily Orpin, of Blake's Cottage, The Rushett, Long Ditton, Surrey. No known grave, commemorated at NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Vanheule Farm Memorial. 4.
PAGE Stanley Ewart
Private 1264, 19th Battalion, Australian Infantry A.I.F., aged 18, killed in action 26th July 1916. Son of George and Sarah Page, of 6 Cholmley Terrace, Long Ditton, Surrey. Born Long Ditton. Buried CERISY-GAILLY MILITARY CEMETERY. Plot IL Row C. Grave 8.
PARNELL Leslie Reginald

Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, London Regiment (Kensington's) secondary regiment, attached, 2nd/4th East Lancashire Regiment, aged 20, killed in action 9th October 1917. Son of Major E.L. and Mrs Parnell, of "Milverton," Hook Road, Surbiton, Surrey. Previously University of London O.T.C. No known grave, commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 150 to 153. Also commemorated in St Mary's Church.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LESLIE R PARNELL,
BORN 2ND MAY 1897
KILLED IN ACTION NEAR YPRES 9TH OCTR 1917

PERKISS H W
1919 No further information available at this time.
REEVE C R
1919 No further information available at this time.
RULE Henry Edward Frank
Private 14779, Army Service Corp, aged 46, died at home 13th November 1916. (He was discharged 14th September 1916 as no longer fit for military service, so no CWGC or SDGW listings)
SERGEANT John Austin
Lance Corporal 235669, 5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wale's Own), aged 41, killed in action 1st November 1918. Husband of Harriet Sergeant, of 3 Hampton Terrace, Portsmouth Road, Thames Ditton, Surrey. Born East Molesley and enlisted Kingston-onThames, Surrey. Buried AULNOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Plot D. Row 2. Grave 4.
SHAW Arthur James
Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps, aged 23, died 1st February 1918. Son of A.R. Shaw, of The Links, Fleece Road, Ditton Hill, Surrey. Buried in LONG DITTON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Surrey
STAGG  Egbert
Corporal SPTS/26, "C" Company, 23rd Battallion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), aged 43, died of wounds 23rd March 1916. Son of William and Helen Stagg, husband of Edith Stagg, of 5 Riverside Villas, Portsmouth Road, Surbiton, Surrey. Born in Hackney, resided in Surbiton and enlisted in London. Buried in BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 9.
STEADMAN Percy Cyril
Private TF/1118, 4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, aged 22, killed in action 29th August 1915. Son Mr and Mrs Herbert Steadman, of 5 Criterion Buildings, Thames Ditton, Surrey. No known grave, commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 125.
STRACHAN Frank
Private 805, 71h Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, aged 22, killed in action 13th October 1915. Brother of Jack and Percy Strachan, Son of William and Annie Strachan, of 17 South Bank, Long Ditton, Surrey. Born Thames Ditton, enlisted Kingston, Surrey. No known grave, commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 65 to 67.
STRACHAN Jack Douglas
Private (CWGC states, JACK STRACHAN 806 where as SDGW states, JOHN STRACHAN 866, MEDAL INDEX CARD states JACK 806) 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, aged 18, died of wounds 12th July 1915. Brother of Frank and Percy Strachan, Son of William and Annie Strachan, of 17 South Bank, Long Ditton, Surrey. Born Thames Ditton, enlisted Kingston, Surrey. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 6.
STRACHAN Percy William Boyd
Private 51244, 19th Manchester Regiment, aged 26, killed in action 31st July 1917. Brother of Frank and Jack Strachan, sons of William and Anne Strachan, of 17 South Bank, Long Ditton, Surrey. Husband of Isabel Strachan, of 1 Windsor Buildings, Horace Street, Marylebone, London. Born and resident of Long Ditton, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. No known grave, commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 53 and 55.
TAYLOR Frederick Arthur
Private 6592 2nd Battallion East Surrey Regiment, 26, died, 12th July 1916. Son of Mr W.E and Mrs N. Taylor, o 2 Ferry Road, Long Ditton, Surrey. Born in Teddington, Middlesex and enlisted Kingston, Surrey. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBERT ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 239.
TAYLOR H G
1918 No further information available at this time
THOMPSETT Alf
Private 40266, 10th Battalion South Wales Borderer's (formerly 30126 East Surrey Regiment), killed in action 29th August 1918. Born Worth, Sussex, resident Surbiton and enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Buried CATERPILLA VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 14.
TICKNER Thomas
Gunner 26978, 31st Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, aged 27, killed in action, 25th September 1914. Son of Henry and Martha Tickner of 9 Ferry Road, Long Ditton, Surrey. Born and resided in Long Ditton Surrey, enlisted London. Buried NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hauts-de-Seine, France. Plot 4. Row 17. Grave 13.
VENTERS  ?
1916 - No further information
WAGNER John Stuart
Private G/97655, 30th Battalion Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), aged 18, died 26th October 1918. Son of John and Bessie Wagner, of "Oakdene," Ditton Hill, Surrey. Buried North of the church in LONG DITTON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Surrey, .
WARREN George William Holiday
Rifleman B/201442 28TH Rifle Brigade (London Regiment, Artist Rifles), aged 22, died of wounds 30th October 1917. Son of G. Warren, of Thames Ditton, Surrey. Born Thames Ditton, resided Clapham and enlisted Kingstonon-Thames, Surrey. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY
WHITEHEAD Sydney Norman Cooper Keats
Sergeant 765, 1st Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company, aged 25, killed in action 16th June 1915. Son of Sydney Whitehead, of "Grasmere" Effingham Road, Surbiton, Surrey. B.Sc London. Born in Wimbledon and enlisted at Armoury House, London. No known grave, commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9.
WINDELER Herbert Wheelwright

Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards, 20, killed in action 27th November 1917. Son of George and Laura Windeler, of Fernden Hill, Haslemere, Surrey. No known grave, commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL. Panel 2. Also commemorated in St Mary's Church.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HERBERT
WHEELWRIGHT WINDELER
LIEUT. GRENADIER GUARDS
ONLY SON OF
GEORGE HERBERT & LAURA WINDELER
BORN
BOSTON MASS. U.S.A. AUG 18 1897
KILLED
BOURLON WOOD NEAR CAMBRAI,
NOV. 27. 1917
AGED 20 YEARS.
"HE PLAYED THE MAN."

WOLLATT Claud Humpston
Captain, 8th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), aged 29, killed in action 21st August 1916. Son of Edith Woollatt, of "Beauvais" Ditton Hill, Surbiton, Surrey, and the late Randal Woolatt. Enlisted Inns of Court (O.T.C.) Aug 1914 and educated at Cheltenham College. Brother of Phillip Woollatt. No known grave, commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France, Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D.
WOLLGAR William Alexander
Private G/28069, 6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment (Cyclist Section, Secondary regiment, Royal Sussex), aged 21, died of wounds 4th April 1916. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Woolgar, of 11 Adelaide Terrace, Thames Ditton, Surrey. Born Thames Ditton and enlisted in Brighton, Sussex. Buried in CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave ref, Plot 2. Row B. Grave 21.
WOOLEY J E G
1918 No further information available at this time
WOOLLATT Philip Reginald
Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), aged 21, killed in action 14th July 1916. Son of Edith Woollatt, of "Beauvais" Ditton Hill, Surbiton, Surrey, and the late Randal Woollatt. Enlisted in 79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada at Winnipeg August 1914. Educated at Cheltenham College. Brother of Claud Woollatt. No known grave, commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D.
WRAY Charles
Private 8081, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, aged 27, killed in action 1st November 1914. Son of Mrs C. Wray of 95 King's Road, Ditton Hill, Surrey. Born Claygate, Surrey, resided Surbiton Surrey and enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. No known grave, commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39.
WRIGHT Cecil Ernest
Rifleman 21740, 8th London Regiment, Royal Irish Rifles, aged 19, died of wounds 23rd March 1918. Son of John and Rosetta Wright, of Long Ditton, Surrey. Born Ditton Hill, resident Long Ditton and enlisted Kingston, Surrey. Buried in ASSEVILLERS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot XII. Row G. Grave 8.
NOT LISTED ON MEMORIAL BUT COMMEMORATED IN THE CHURCH
WINDELER Charles Francis

Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, aged 22, in August 1914 he enlisted in the Prince of Wales Civil ServiceRifles receiving a commission in November in the 4th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. In March 1915 he was sent to France and attached to 2nd Battalion King’s Own Lancashire Regiment. He was slightly wounded 27th April and reported wounded and missing 9th May 1915 at Ypres. Youngest son of Charles Bernard and Amy Burnard Windeler. No known grave, commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 8.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
2ND LIEUT. CHARLES FRANCIS WINDELER,
YOUNGEST SON OF
CHARLES BERNARD AND AMY BURNARD WINDELER,
AGED 22.
IN AUGUST 1914 WHEN ENGLAND NEEDED MEN HE ENLISTED IN THE
PRINCE OF WALES CIVIL SERVICE RIFLES RECEIVING A COMMISSION
IN NOVEMBER IN THE 4TH BATT. ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT. IN
MARCH 1915 HE WAS SENT TO FRANCE ATTACHED 2ND K.O.R. LANCASHIRE
REGT. SLIGHTLY WOUNDED 27TH APRIL AND REPORTED WOUNDED AND
MISSING 9TH MAY 1915 AT YPRES.
"HIS DUTY NOBLY DONE."

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