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MITCHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Chris Burge 2005
Researched Chris Burge & Martin Edwards

The War Memorial stands on the Lower Green, Mitcham, in South London (formerly Surrey). The memorial was unveiled on 21 November 1920, by Lieutenant General Sir Herbert Edward Watts KCB, KCMG.

Those who fell in WW2 and other conflicts are not named on the memorial. There are almost 600 names of the Great War No known grave. Commemorated on the Mitcham War Memorial; the names listed so far are a small proportion and are dedicated to the remainder still to be done (Panels A-Reader have been completed).

Chris Burge gratefully acknowledges the help and support of relatives of the men appearing in this Roll, and members of the “Great War Forum” who assisted with additional background information.

Special thanks go to:

Angie Dorsey, for census data
Bill MacCormick, for quotes from his work on the 56th London Division
Aurel Sercu, for photographs

Photographs Copyright © Chris Burge and
Aurel Sercu (for the photographs) and
Pierre Vanderleden (For Lawson's Grave) 2005

TO THE MEN OF MITCHAM
WHO FALLING, CONQUERED
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-19

ACKERMAN
Paul
Private G/424, 6th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 29th March 1916. Born and resident Mitcham, enlisted Croydon. Aged 28. Son of Abraham and Annie Ackerman, of Mitcham. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 16.
ADAWAY
G H
No further information currently available
ADLINGTON
David
Private 41857, 5th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Died 31 March 1918. Aged 23. Son of Mr. D. Adlington, of 1, Abbey Terrace, Christ Church Rd., Merton, London. Buried in BOVES WEST COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 11.

David was born in Bermondsey in 1895 and his family settled in Merton before the war in about 1910. David’s father was a Tin plate worker and kept a tinsmith’s shop at 98 High Street, Colliers Wood, as shown in the 1913 edition of the Kelly’s directory for Surrey.

David enlisted in London, and his Medal Index Card shows he served in three units: Reserve Regiment of Cavalry 6836, Private 6836 12th Hussars, Private 41857 Machine Gun Corps Cavalry. David died of wounds and his unit was operating in the St.Quentin sector before his death. It was here that the enemy had launched a major offensive in the Spring of 1918.

There is a separate memorial in Folkstone, dedicated to the men of the “mounted machine gun corps”.

ALDRED
Albert [Edward]
Private 157841, 5th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 24th October 1918. Aged 20 Born Norwoord, enlisted, Southend. Formerly 23235 Essex Regiment. Son of Mrs. Kate Alice Frost, of 38, E Caithness Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot XIII. Row A. Grave 14.
ALEXANDER
Henry [James]

Private 11739, 2nd Battaion, Hampshire Regiment Unit. Died 13th August 1915. Aged 24. Born Battersea, resident Merton. Son of William John and Sabina Elizabeth Alexander, of 6, Norfolk Rd., Colliers Wood, Merton, London. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

ALLEN
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ALLEN
George Albert

Lance Corporal 76275, posted 1st/4th London, Regiment, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 21st September 1918. Born Peckham, enlisted Woolwich, resident Mitcham. Formerly G/6495, 16th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Buried in VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HAUCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 3.

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ALLISON
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ANDRE
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ANGLISS
William Richard
Private 89486 [CWGC] or G/8948 [SDGW], 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 27 April 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident MItcham, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Son of Beatrice Harriett and William Arthur Angliss, of 55, Gladstone Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in LONGPRE-LES-CORPS SAINTS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 14.

William was born in Mitcham in 1899, the son of William Arthur Angliss (1879-1959) and Beatrice Harriet Ruddick (1879-1962). William had four sisters and one brother. The Angliss family had lived in Mitcham for at least three generations.

William enlisted in Kingston and joined a regular battalion. The 2nd Middlesex were involved in the attacks and counter attacks around VILLERS BRETONNEUX at the time of William's death. The defence of this area was vital in halting the enemy advance on Amiens during their nearly successful Spring 1918 offensive.

ANNAN
Robert Philip
Lance Corporal 558145, 29th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 30th November 1917. Aged 27. Enlisted London, resident Mitcham. Son of James and Jane Greig Annan, of Pentlands, Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Buried near this spot. No known grave. Commemorated on Special Memorial Plot VIII. Row B. Marker 7.
ANSLOW
Ernest William
Private G/41415, 18th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 19th May 1917. Aged 32. Born Sydenham, Kent, enlisted Kingston, resident Mitcham. Son of Edward and Julia Anslow; husband of Emma Jane Anslow, of 84, The Causeway, Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 8.

Ernest William was born in 1885 in Forest Hill. One of seven children of parents Edward and Julia. The family had settled in Mitcham before the War.

Ernest was married and living in Mitcham when he enlisted in Kingston, first joining the East Surrey Regt. before transferring to a service battalion of the Middlesex Regiment known as 1st Public Works Pioneers which had been first formed in London on 19 January 1915, by Lt-Col. J. Ward, MP.

Wancourt was captured on 12 April 1917 after very heavy fighting and Ernest’s unit was still in this area at the time of his death.

ANSLOW
Jack
Private 203165, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 19th May 1918. Aged 20. Enlisted Wimbledon, resident Mitcham. Son of Edward and Julia Anslow, of Hall Farm, Lower Green, Mitcham, Surrey. Enlisted Wimbledon, resident Mitcham. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot LXVII. Row C. Grave 32.

Jack (Jasler) was born in 1898 in Walworth. The youngest son of Edward and Julia.

Jack enlisted in Wimbledon, first joining the East Surrey Regt. (2359) before transferring to a service battalion of the Essex Regiment.

It is not known exactly when or where Jack was wounded, but his unit was in action in the St. Quentin region during the enemy’s spring 1918 offensive.

ARNOLD
Walter William
Private 32553, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 9 April 1917. Aged 19. Born Tooting, Sureey, enlistd Wimbledon. Son of Thomas James and Clara Kate Arnold, of 18, Boyd Rd., Colliers Wood, Merton, London. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

Walter William was born in 1898 in Streatham. The son of Son of Thomas James and Clara Kate Arnold who were both from Lambeth. Walter’s family had settled in Tooting by the 1900’s.

Walter enlisted in Wimbledon, joining a service battalion of the East Surrey Regiment which was first formed at Kingston in August 1914. At the time of his death Walter’s unit was involved in the “First Battle of the Scarpe” which opened on 9th April 1917.

ASHFORD
Walter George
Private 306953, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died of wounds 18 September 1917. Born Holloway, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Merton. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY. Enclosure No. 2, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 20.
ASHMORE
William Ewart
Gunner L/38363, "C" Battery, 186th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 1 October 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted Lambeth, resident Merton. Son of Walter and Laura Ashmore, of 51, Phipps Bridge Rd., Merton, London. Buried in LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 10.
ATTERBURY
William James
Private 9583, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 24 November 1914. Aged 26. Born Carshalton, Surrey, resident Kingston-on-Thames. Son of William and Mary Ann Elizabeth Atterbury, of 3, Spencer Terrace, Spencer Rd., Mitcham Common, Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34.

William was a regular soldier. De Ruvignys Roll of Honour states:

William James ATTERBURY, eldest son of William Atterbury of 3, Spencer Rd. Mitcham. Born Carshalton, Co. Surrey, 7/10/1888, enlisted June 5th 1908. Served with the BEF from the 7th of October 1914. KIA 24th November following.

AYLING
Albert [Henry]
Rifleman S/7335, 7th Battalion, Rifle Briagde (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 8th August 1915. Aged 21. Born Mitcham, enlisted Lambeth, resident Streatham. Nephew of Ernest Ayling (below). Son of Anthony and Clara Ayling, of 1, Cornwall Cottages, Leonard Rd., Streatham, London. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 39A.
AYLING
Ernest
Sergeant 7015, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. Killed in action 5th July 1916. Aged 31. Born Mitcham, enlisted Lambeth, resident Streatham. Son of Andrew and Mary Ayling, and Uncle of Albert Ayling. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot III. Row K. Grave I.
BAKER
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BAKER
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BAKER
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Possibly – Harry BAKER, Private G/50785, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Date of Died 2 December 1917. Aged 40. Born Brixton, enlisted Kingston, resident Merton. Son of Mrs. Mary Baker, of "Llayside", Selbourne Rd., Hockley, Essex; husband of Agnes Baker, of Upper High St., Castle Cary, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 3 and 4.
BALL
Alfred Victor
Private 42809, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment attached 17th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Aged 19. Born Battersea, enlisted Wandsworth, resident Mitcham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Ball, of Mill House, Barnston, Dunmow, Essex. Alfred’s Medal Index Card shows these units: The Queen's Regiment 157669 Private and Lincolnshire Regiment 42809 Private. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4.
BARKER
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BARKER
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BARKER
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Possibly - Charles James BARKER - Private G/8153, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 4 October 1917. Enlisted Lambeth, resident Brixton. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 106 to 108.
BARNES
Albert Henry
Stoker 1st Class K/16819, H.M.S. "Queen Mary" Royal Navy. Died 31 May 1916. Aged 21. Son of A. A. and M. C. Barnes, of 11, Heaton Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Native of Bermondsey, London. Enlisted Kennington, resident Clapham. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 17.

Albert Henry was lost during the “Battle of Jutland”. His ship, H.M.S. "Queen Mary", blew up after receiving direct hits from the German ships Seydlitz and Derfflinger. There were only 9 survivors from a crew of over a thousand men.

BARNES
Leslie [Ernest]
Private G/89300, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24 April 1918. Enlisted Kingston, resident Tooting. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 60 and 61.
BASS
Frederick Charles William
Private 11735, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 23. Born Mitcham, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.
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BATEMAN
William Arthur Charles
Trumpter 6930, 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars. Killed in action 20th May 1915. Born and resident Mitcham, enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.
BATHURST
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BEADLE
Alfred
Private 6928, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 24th May 1915. Aged 24. Born and resident Mitcham, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34.
BECKLEY
James
Gunner L/47138, "A" Battery, 190th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 26th September 1917. Aged 26. Enlisted Wimbledon, resident Mitcham. Commemoarted on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4 to 6 and 162.

James was born in 1892 in Beddington Corner. The son of William and Isabella Beckley. The family was well established in Mitcham before the War. James had three brothers and two sisters.

James enlisted at Wimbledon, serving in the Royal Field Artillery. At the time of his death, James’ unit was involved in the “Battle of Passchendaele”.

BECKLEY
John
Private 43295, 13th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 28th September 1918. Aged 28. Born Beddington, enlsited Ealing, Middlesex, resident Mitcham. Formerly 6299, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Buried in VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTUR, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 8.

John was born two years before his brother John in 1890, in Beddington Corner.

John is recorded as enlisting in Ealing and first joined the Middlesex Regiment (6299/40246), being later transferred to a service battalion of the Duke of Wellington's. At the time of his death, John’s unit was involved in the final advance across the old Somme battlefields.

BEER
Albert George
Serjeant 1630, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 23 March 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Beer, of 10, Norfolk Rd., Collier's Wood, Merton, Wimbledon, London. Born Tottenham, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Merton. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 19 to 21.
BENNETT
Harry
Private G/30844, 10th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action trying to take the village of Heestert near Kortrijk in Belgium on Friday 25 October 1918 shortly before his 18th birthday, his enlistment being illegal as he was under age. Born Mitcham, enlisted Whitehall, London. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Bennett, of 13a, Seaton Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly G/29659, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Buried in HEESTERT MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 11.
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BENNETT
William Robert
Private 2335, 1st/6th [CWGC] or 5th (Prince of Wales's) Battalion (Territorials) [SDGW], Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 15 March 1916. Aged 24. Born Mitcham, enlisted Plymouth, resident Mitcham. Son of George and Sarah Frances Bennett, of "Alveston," Mitcham Common, Surrey. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot I. Row C. Grave 4.
BENTLEY
Albert Henry
Gunner L/45300, "C" Battery, 190th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 26 October 1916. Aged 25. Born Colliers Wood, enlisted Wimbledon. Son of Frederick and Mary Annie Bentley, of 22, Norfolk Rd., Merton, London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A.
BENTLEY
Frank Henry
[Listed a Frederck on SDGW] Private 9937, 109th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 2 May 1917. Aged 23. Enlisted Port Talbot. Son of Mr. G. H. T. and Mrs. F. R. Bentley, of Dale Villa, Devonshire Rd. West, Merton, London. Formerly 30264, Welsh Regiment. Buried in POND FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row M. Grave 7.
BENTLEY
Walter Thomas
Lance Corporal 931, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 December 1914. Born Battersea, enlisted Guildford, resident Battersea. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 2 and 3.
BIRCH
Thomas Boys
Private 51160, 19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 25 October 1917. Enlisted Mitcham. Son of Mrs. E. M. Birch, of 26, Inglemere Rd., Tooting Junction, London. Buried in DERRY HOUSE CEMETERY No. 2, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row F1. Grave 1.
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BIRD
Charles James
Private 5677, 15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment. Died of wounds 22 October 1916. Aged 21. Enlisted London, resident Tooting. Son of James and Mary Bird, of 17, Crisp Rd., Hammersmith, London. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot B. Row 12. Grave 17.
BISHOP
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BLAGBURN
Ernest James
Rifleman C/7434, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds in the United Kingdom 19 June 1916. Aged 26. Born Mitcham, enlisted Croydon, resident Mitcham. Son of Charles Blagburn, of Mitcham; husband of Edith Blagburn, of 15A, Bruce Rd., Mitcham. Buried in MITCHAM (CHURCH ROAD) BURIAL GROUND, Surrey. Plot/Row/Section III. Grave 13.
BLAKE
George
Private 35047, "B" Company, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 23 September 1918. Aged 19. Born Battersea, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Son of Joseph and Claribel A. Blake, of 9, Fullerton Rd., Wandsworth, London. Buried in AIX-NOULETTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 10.
BLAKE
James George
Private 1978, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Born Mitcham, enlisted Mitcham. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
BLAZDELL
Clifford [Alexander]
Private G/1976, 6th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 8 October 1915. Aged 27. Born Wandsworth, enlisted Croydon, resident Tooting. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 13 to 15.
BLISS
Thomas Norman
Driver 28575, 39th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 12 April 1918. Enlisted Camberwell, resident Tooting. Buried in ADELAIDE CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, Somme, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 1.
BLOCK
Arthur James
Lance Corporal 13462, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 21 August 1916. Aged 26. Born Mitcham, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Son of Lewis and Eva Block, of 5, Queen's Rd., Mitcham. Buried in MILLENCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Row C. Grave 17.

Arthur James was born in 1890 in Mitcham. The son of Lewis and Eva Block, who had seven children: Louis, Arthur, John, Eva, Edgar, Alice and William. Arthur’s father had been born in Mitcham and his mother in Norfolk.

Mark and Willie Glover (see below) had lived just two doors away when they were children.

Arthur enlisted in Kingston and joined a regular battalion of the “Died Hards”. Arthur’s battalion had been on the Somme at the time of this death. Records show that:

“On 13th August the Battalion again moved back to the line, first in reserve in Mametz Wood and then to the front line on 14th in High Wood. Two Companies-"B" and "C"-supported an attack by the 2nd Argylls on 18th and heavy fighting took place.

The Battalion moved back to Mametz Wood on 19th, after a terrible time forward. The tour from 14th to 19th had cost the Die-Hards 1 officer wounded, 25 other ranks killed, 96 wounded, and 9 missing.”

Arthur died of wounds believed to have been sustained during this period.

BLOCK
Edgar
Private T/243201 (T/1684), 1st/5th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died in Mesopotamia 7 June 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Mitcham. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot VI. Row U. Grave 16.

Edgar was born in 1895 in Mitcham. The son of Lewis and Eva Block, and younger brother of Arthur.

Edgar enlisted in Mitcham, first joining the East Surrey Regiment (200307), before being transferred to the 1st/5th Battalion, The Queen’s who had moved from India to Mesopotamia by early 1916. Like Gallipoli, conditions in Mesopotamia were extreme.

BLOUNT
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BONE
Charles
Private L/8767, 2nd Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 2 December 1914. Aged 29. Born Calshalton, enlisted Croydon, resident Miycham. Son of George William and Emily Bone, of 58, Sibthorpe Road, Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 52.

Charles was born in Carshalton in 1885. The son of George William and Emily Bone. Charles worked as a market garden labourer before joining up. He enlisted on 5th Nov. 1904 and served with the BEF in France from 12th Aug. 1914 in a regular battalion. Charles was wounded during the retreat from Mons and again severely near Ypres. Charles died whilst being evacuated by Ambulance Train.

BOSTON
Henry Frederick
Private (SR)7135, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 1 September 1916. Aged 19. Born Camberwell, enlisted Kingston. Son of William T. and Ada Boston, of 23, Grenfell Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.
BOUGHEN
Walter
Able Seaman SS/3189, H.M.S. "Turbulent" Royal Navy. Died 1 June 1916. Aged 24. Son of the late Charles Robert Boughen, of Rotherhithe, Kent; husband of Ethel Mary Boughen, of 2, Benedict Terrace, Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 16.

Walter was lost at the “Battle of Jutland”. He was onboard the destroyer H.M.S. "Turbulent". Just after midnight on 1st June, part of 13th Destroyer Flotilla where in action with German battleships. H.M.S. Turbulent was rammed and sunk, with the loss of 90 of her crew of just over one hundred men.

BOWDERY
Alfred Allen
Private 11115, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 8 October 1915. Aged 26. Born Croydon, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 52.

Alfred was born in Mitcham in 1889, the son of John and Mary Bowdery. Alfred is thought to be a cousin of Sidney Charles Bowdery.

Alfred enlisted in Kingston and joined a regular battlalion. At the time of Alfred's death his unit had been involved in the heavy fighting throughout the “Battle of Loos” which had opened on the 25th Sept, 1915.

BOWDERY
Charles Henry
Trooper 1757, Household Battalion. Killed in action 12 October 1917. Aged 28. Born Mitcham, enlisted Wimbledon. Son of John and Polly Bowdery, of Common Side, 7, Spencer Rd., Mitcham, Surrey; husband of Alice M. M. Johnson (formerly Bowdery), of 280, South Lambeth Rd., Stockwell, London. Formerly 3579, Kent Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Panel 3.

Charles Henry was born in 1888, the son of Jon and Polly Bowdery. It is not known how Charles is related to Alfred and Sidney, but he may be another cousin.

Charles enlisted in Wimbledon. Formerly of the Kent Yeomanry, Charles transferred to the “Household Battalion” which was formed on 1st September 1916, at Knightsbridge Barracks, as an infantry Battalion. Troops were drawn from the Household Cavalry Reserve Regiments. They moved to France on 9th November 1916. At the time of Charles' death his unit was involved on the opening day of the “First Battle of Passenchendale“. They were to take and hold Requete Farm (North East of Poelcapelle). They succeeded but a very high cost.

BOWDERY
Sidney Charles
Rifleman 653210, 21st (County of London) Battalion (1st Surrey Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 8 October 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident mItcham, enlisted Wimbledon. Formerly 3239, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 9.

Sidney was the born in Mitcham,in 1897, the son of William and Clara Bowdery. The Bowdery family had lived in Mitcham for at least three generations.

Sidney enlisted in Wimbledon, and his service number was originally 6726. At the time of Sidney's death his unit was involved in the final stages of the “Battle of the Somme”. On the 8th October the Battalion were in rough trenches immediately North of the monastery of Eaucort L'Abbaye the 24th Londons were on the right of the Battalion and the 23rd Londons on the Left. The original plan was to make a surprise attack on the enemy positions but this was changed at the last minute and a heavy bombardment preceded the assault. As a result, the enemy were fully alert and resistance was strong. The battalion only managed to move forward by 200 -300 yards and was forced to "dig in" and wait for more favourable conditions. However, they were relieved by the 1st South African brigade on the 9th October and the Battalion moved back to rest positions at Mametz Wood.

BOWERS
Walter
Private 662161, Labour Corps. Died in the United Kingdom 8 November 1918. Born Chichester, enlisted Kingston, resident Mitcham. Formerly Private 4, 3rd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Walter’s Medal Index Card shows these units: Army Cyclist Corps, 255, Private and Labour Corps, 662161, Private. Buried in MITCHAM (CHURCH ROAD) BURIAL GROUND, Surrey. Plot/Row/Section Z. Grave 323.
BOWLER
James
Private 202280, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 23. Enlisted Handle St., resident Merton. Son of Francis George and Alice Elizabeth Bowler, of 58, Fortescue Rd., Merton, Wimbledon, London. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
BRADLEY
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BRADLEY
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BRADSHAW
Leonard Ralph
Private 10753, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 20 October 1914. Aged 24. Born Mitcham, enlisted London. Son of Eliza Bradshaw, of 30, Chapel Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22.

Leonard was born in Mitcham in 1890, the son of Henry and Eliza Bradshaw. The Bradshaw family had lived in Mitcham for at least three generations. Leonard died leaving no wife or children.

Leonard enlisted in Mitcham and joined a regular battalion. At the time of Leonard's death his unit was involved in the “First Battle of Ypres”. It started as a battle of encounter as the BEF advanced with the intention of capturing Menin, where they ran into superior enemy forces advancing towards Ypres. On the 20th October the 2/Seaforth Highlanders and 1/Royal Welsh Fusiliers were sent forward to capture positions that would assist communications across the river Lys. Initial success could not be exploited due to lack of high-explosive shells.

BRAUND
Victor Samuel
Rifleman B/2675, 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 30 July 1915. Aged 24. Born Rixley, Kent, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, resident Cheddar. Son of William Braund, of Bath Arms Hotel, Cheddar, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 46 - 48 and 50.
BRETT, DCM
William Herbert
Corporal 12242, "B" Company, Royal Engineers. Died in the United Kingdom 3 June 1916. Aged 33. Born Bermondsey, Surrey, enlisted London, resident MItcham. Son of Mr. J. H. and Mrs. C. Brett, of 2, Alpha Terrace, Nursery Rd., Mitcham. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in MITCHAM (CHURCH ROAD) BURIAL GROUND, Surrey. Plot/Row/Section IX. Grave 21.
BRICKELL
Harry Charles
Private 2582, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 30 November 1917. Aged 20. Born Ongar, enlisted Woolwich, resident Tooting. Son of Charles and Maggie Jane Brickell, of 31, Seely Rd., Tooting, London. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 3 and 4.
BRIGDON
P J
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BRIGHT
Albert Edward
Stoker 1st Class K/15459, H.M.S. "Mary Rose" Royal Navy. Died 17 October 1917. Aged 21. Son of Mrs. Louisa Davis (formerly Bright), of 7, Miller Rd., Collier's Wood, Merton, London, and the late Mr. Bright. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 23.

Albert was lost whilst serving on the destroyer H.M.S. "Mary Rose". On 17th October 1917, the destroyers "Mary Rose" and "Strongbow" were escorting a British Scandinavian convoy in the northern North Sea, off Norway in the Norwegian Sea (60°06’N, 1°06’E) when attacked and sunk by German cruisers.

BRIGHT
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BROOKS
Arthur
Private G/97914, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24 October 1918. Born Mitcham, enlisted Mitcham, resident Colliers wood. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8-9.
BROWN
John
Private 6908, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 13 May 1915. Aged 27. Born Mitcham, enlisted Kingston. Son of Robert Brown, of Mitcham; husband of Selina Brown, of 18, Smith's Buildings, Common Side East, Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 8.
BRUNNING
Walter
Sapper 550711, 520th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 16 April 1917. Aged 40. Born Brandon Suffolk, enlisted London. Husband of Ethel Anna Brunning, of 5, Norman Rd., South Wimbledon, London. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY. Enclosure No. 4, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 22.
BRYAN
James William
Private G/16739, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 4 October 1917. Aged 32. Born Islington, enlisted Kingston, resident Colliers Wood. Son of James and Sarah Bryan; husband of Mrs. E. J. Benjamin (formerly Bryan), of 86, Acre Rd., Collier's Wood, Merton, London. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIA. Row L. Grave 12.
BUCK
W
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BUCKLAND
Frederick Sigmur
Sergeant 47076, "D" Battery, 96th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 19 September 1916. Born Merton, enlisted London. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row N. Grave 4.
BUDD
F
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BUDD
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BULLOCK
Harry Thomas Charles
Private 27455, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 8 November 1918. Aged 19. Born Battersea, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Tooting. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Bullock, of 130, Robinson Rd., Tooting Junction, London. Native of Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly 38440, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot V. Row D. Grave 22.
BURGE
Samuel George
Private 1809, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1915. Aged 21. Born Tooting, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34.

Samuel George Burge was born in Tooting in 1893, the son of Samuel Burge (1862-1924) and Clara (nee HILLS) (1865 -1953). Samuel was from a large family and had 5 brothers and 4 sisters. Samuel had married Alice Sallis in 1913 and they had one son named Reuben George Burge born in the same year. Before the war Samuel had worked as a painter and decorator, like his father and his younger brother Reuben.

Samuel enlisted in Kingston on 6th September 1914 together with his brother Reuben who lied about his age. They were both sent to France after their six months training and on to the Ypres salient at a time of crisis. Samuel was lost in the Battle of Frezenberg when the entire 2nd East Surrey Battalion was in action. Samuel had disembarked in France just 12 days before. Reuben survived the War.

BURLES
Harry Victor
Private 44017, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds in the United Kigdom 18 October 1918. Aged 19. Born Deptford, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Mitcham. Son of Arthur and Annabella Esther Burles, of Durham Cottages, Fair Green, Mitcham. Buried in MITCHAM (CHURCH ROAD) BURIAL GROUND, Surrey. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 5.
BURTON
Harry Colenso

[Listed as Colenso Harry Burton on CWGC] Private 79207, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 21 September 1918. Aged 18. Born Mitcham, enlisted Whitehall, resident Mitcham. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Burton, of 3, Stair Cottages, St. Mark's Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Formley 136398, 53rd London Graduate Battalion. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row I. Grave 2.

BUTCHER
Thomas

Private L/11030, 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 23 April 1917. Born Mitcham, enlisted Kingston, resident Mitcham. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANG, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 26.

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BUTLER
Frederick
Private 8388, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 21 October 1914. Born St. Pancras, enlisted Kingston. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 18 and 19.
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BUTLER
John O'Connor
Gunner 23071, 72nd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 4 December 1916. Aged 40. No known grave. Commemorated on KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, INida, Face 2.

John O’Connor was born in 1876 in Lambeth, the second child of John and Sarah Mary Butler who were to have 15 children of which only 9 survived. John’s father was from the Old Kent Road and his mother was born in Chelsea but lived in Peckham. John O’Connor's childhood was spent in Rye Lane Peckham before the family moved to Battersea and then to Trevelyan Road, Tooting Graveney at the turn of the century. By the time of the 1911 census John and Sarah Mary Butler, John O’Connor and four other siblings are living at Brookside Finborough Road which is close to Tooting Junction. John O’Connor Butler describes his occupation as “traveller in hardware”. Brookside was to remain the family home through out the war and into the 1920s.

John enlisted at Woolwich, joining the Royal Garrison Artillery and was posted to the 72nd Heavy Battery. John died of non-battle related causes at Jubbulpore, India, on 4th Dec. 1916 and is named on the grave of his parents in the churchyard of St. Peter and St. Paul, Mitcham. His name also appears on the memorial roll in nearby Christ Church Mitcham as “BUTLER John O'C”.

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CAME
Thomas Ernest
[Incorrectly listed as CANE on SDGW] Private 13446, 3rd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 29 June 1917. Aged 20. Born Wimbledon. Son of Thomas Ed. and Mary Emma Came, of 60, Fortescue Rd., Merton, London. Native of Wimbledon, London. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Plot V. Row F. Grave 14.
CARLIN
Joseph John
Private 51406, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 34. Born Maryhill Banff, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Mitcham. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip Carlin; husband of Catherine Jane Carlin, of 21, Hawthorn Avenue, Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
*CARRUTHERS
Henry [Siviour]
Rifleman 470563 (2618), 12th Battalion, London Regiment (The Rangers). Died 06 April 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted London, resident Mitcham. Son of Joseph and Margaret Carruthers, of 35, Rickergate, Carlisle. Buried in NIKOLAI CEMETERY. Plot II. Row D. Grave 3 3.
CARTER
Harold Edgar
Private 79210, 9th Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 18 September1918. Aged 18. Born Southfields, enlisted Whitehall, resident Mitcham. Son of William Charles Carter, of 3, Fernlea Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly TR/LON/136372, 53rd Graduate Battalion. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 4.
CARTER
Henry Walter
Private 21925, 8th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 14 June 1917. Born Bermondsey, enlisted London, resident Mitcham. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Plot XIV. Row F. Grave 7A.
CARTER
Percy Albert
Private 22880, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 09 October 1917. Born Paddington, enlisted Wimbledon. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 85 to 86.
CARYL
Edward Tom
Private 16271, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 22 July 1918. Born Totnes, enlisted Kingston, resident Merton. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Plot XXVIII. Row G. Grave 12A.
CATTERILL
H
Possibly Herbert CATTERILL - Gunner 27096, 65th Howitzer Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 29 June 1917. Born Hitchin, enlisted London. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY. Plot II. Row C. Grave 23.
CHALLIS
Frederick
[Inciorrectly listed as 19295 on SDGW] Private 19265, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 23 March 1918. Aged 21. Born Mitcham, enlisted Kingston, resident Mitcham. Son of Frederick and Amelia Challis, of 5 Western Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in CHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot 3. Row C. Grave 2.
CHALLIS
William Thomas
[Listed as T W CHALLIS on memorial] Driver T/29981, 15th Supply Depot, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 12 March 1915. Aged 22. Born Mitcham, enlisted Kingston, resident Mitcham. Son of Frances Jane and the late George Challis, of 28, Fountain Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 42.
CHANDLER
W
Possibly William CHANDLER - Private 9464, 140th Coy Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 21 May 1916. Aged 23. Born Westminster, enlisted Kingston, resident Tooting. Son of Richard Chandler, of 24, Lyveden Rd., Tooting Junction, London, and Phoebe Chandler (Step-mother). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.
CHAPPELL
F H
Possibly Francis Harold CHAPPELL - Second Lieutenant, 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 03 September 1916. Commemoarted on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.
CHAPPENDEN
George James
Gunner/Bombardier 67739, 65th Bty 8th Brigade. Royal Field Artillery. Died 08 May 1915. Born Wolworth, enlisted London. Buried in POTIJZE CHATEAU WOOD CEMETERY. Row A. Grave 8.
CHARLES
Frederick Stanley
Private 6009, 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Died 25 June 1916. Born Peckham, enlisted Kingston, resident Merton. Son of Mr. A. Charles, of ‘Peacehaven’, Kingston Rd., Ashford Common, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
CHART
Geoffrey
Private 10196, 4th Regt South African Infantry. Died 23 September 1917. Aged 36. Son of Robert and Florence Chart, of St. Mary's, Mitcham, Surrey, England; husband of Margaret Chart, of Limebrook Cottage, Bingham Street, Bangor, Co. Down, Ireland. Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY. Plot I. Rowe E. Grave 6.
CHRISTIE
C H
Possibly C H CHISTIE - Private L/7115, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 28 February 1915. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY (NORD). Row J. Grave 9.
CLARK
A
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CLARK
W
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CLARKE
F
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CLAYDON
E
Possibly Ernest Digby CLAYDON - Rifleman 585022, 17th Battalion,London Regiment. Died 01 September 1918. Born Camberwell, enlisted Camberwell, resident South Croydon. Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Plot III. Row N. Grave 15.
CLEMENTS
Herbert [Henry]
Private 18164, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 24 December 1916. Aged 26. Born Earlsfield, enlisted Kingston, resident Wimbledon. Son of William Arthur and Caroline Rachael Clements; husband of Olive Amy Clements, of 31, Haydon Park Rd., Wimbledon, London. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE. Plot II. Row A. Grave 6.
CLIFFORD
Harry [Ernest]
Rifleman 47265, 13th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 04 November 1918. Aged 19. Born Streatham, enlisted Kingston, resident Mitcham. Son of Mrs. E. Clifford, of 4, Leonard Rd., Greyhound Lane, Streatham, London. Buried in GHISSIGNIES BRITISH CEMETERY. Row A. Grave 13.
COBB
Henry Jack
Private 18389, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 15 July 1917. Aged 17. Born Newington, enlisted Caterham, resident Mitcham. Only son of Henry and Amy Cobb, of 108, Caithness Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in BLEUET FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 8.
COCKS
Charles Weymouth
Private G/6563, 7th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 03 May 1917. Born Peckham, enlisted Croydon, resident Thorton Heath. Father from Truro, Cornwall. Husband of the late Frances Augusta Cocks. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.
COLDHAM, MM
Jack
Corporal 103415, 81st Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 09 June 1918. Awarded MM. Enlisted Wimbledon, resident Mitcham. Buried in MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 4.B

Jack Coldham’s citation for the MM appeared in the LONDON GAZETTE, 21 OCTOBER, 1918, with the text:

‘His Majesty The KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the undermentioned Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men: — 103415 Cpl. J. Coldham, R.E. (Mitcham).’

COLE
C
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COLE
Ernest Edward
Rifleman S/4135, 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died 10 July 1916. Born Haslemere, enlisted London, resident Tooting. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE. Plot III. E. 24.
COLE
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COLE
Frank Harold
Gunner 87960, ‘C’ Battery, 4th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action 4 July 1918. Aged 27. Born Bermondsey, enlisted Wimbledon. Son of Samuel and Ellen Cole, of 125, Church Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in QUERRIEU BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row C. Grave 36.
COLE
George
Rifleman 375197, 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment attached 1st/17th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 36. Born Mitcham, enlisted Mitcham, resident Mitcham. Father of Miss Elsie Maud Cole, of 88, Coronation Cottage, Lower Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.
COLE
George Frederick
Rifleman 653248, 1st/21st (County of London) Battalion (1st Surrey Ridles), London Regiment. Killed in action 25 March 1918. Born Cambridge, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Mitcham. Husband of Mrs. Cole, of 5, Hawthorne Cottages, Church Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly 2716, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 10.
COLE
Herbert Charles
Private 240512, 1st/5th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 22 July 1918. Born Bermondsey, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Mitcham. Buried in MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 8.
COLE
Lionel Victor
Private 67818, 93rd Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 28 November 1917. Aged 21. Born Hungerford, enlisted Kingston, resident Merton. Formerly 24556 East Surrey. Son of F. G. and Fanny Cole, of 46, Kenton Road, South Hackney, London. I. F. 1. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY.
COLEMAN
Herbert John Evan
Gunner 75138, 39th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 11 March 1915. Aged 19. Son of William Henry and Ellen Ann Coleman, of Merton, Surrey. I. D. 24. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY.

Herbert John Evan was born 1886 in Merton, the son of William Henry and Ellen Ann Coleman. Herbert enlisted in Kingston first joining the Gloucester Regiment as private 36090, before transferring to the RFA. At the time of Herbert’s death his unit was in the Ypres Salient.

COLES
Charles Henry
Private 2782, 23rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died 31 July 1917. Aged 19. Born South Norwood, enlisted Kingston, resident Tooting. Formerly 36090 Gloucestershire Regiment. Panel 49 and 51. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
COLLIER
Walter Samuel
Private G/22446, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 27 March 1918. Born Walworth, enlisted Warminster. Panel 46 and 47. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL
COLLINS
Henry James
Private 43550, 5th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 August 1918. Aged 19. Born Walworth, enlisted Willesden. Formerly 36090 Gloucestershire Regiment. Son of Henry James and Elsie Clara Collins, of 27, Cromwell Terrace, Gladstone Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT, Somme, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 25.
COLLINS
Oscar Owen
Serjeant 113662, Pigeon Service Royal Engineers. Died 26 September 1918. Aged 41. Husband of Edith Louise Collins, of 214, High St., Collier's Wood, Merton, London. XII. 64. Buried in MITCHAM (CHURCH ROAD) BURIAL GROUND.

Oscar was born in 1877 in Clapham, the son of William and Mary Collins. Oscar married Edith Louise Gleed in 1898, and had worked as a taxidermist before the War. Oscar was resident in Mitcham when he enlisted and joined the Pigeon Service of the Royal Engineers. Oscar died at home.

COOK
P A
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COOK
Tom
Serjeant 2099, 8th Battalion, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles). Died 02 November 1915. Aged 27. Born Mitcham, enlisted London, resident Merton. Formerly 2513 East Surrey Regt. Son of Tom and Ellen Cook, of 6, Marlborough Rd., Collier's Wood, Merton, London. II. K. 12. Buried in DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS.
COOK
William E
Rifleman 653242, 21st (County of London) Battalion (1st Surrey Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 5 June 1917. Aged 23. Born Mitcham, enlisted Wimbledon. Son of the late Mr. Cook and of Mrs. Cook, of 10A, Seaton Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly 2513, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, Belgium. Enclosure No. 4 Plot II. Row B. Grave 24.
COOPER
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COOPER
Peter
Private T4/126919, 708th M.T. Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 22 December 1918. Aged 39. Husband of Beatrice Emmeline Cooper (nee Davis), of 13, University Rd., Collier's Wood, Merton, London. Born at Merton. C. 4. Buried in SKOPJE BRITISH CEMETERY.
CORY
John Reginald
Private 70230, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 03 October 1917. Aged 31. Born Brixton, enlisted Chesterfield, resident Mitcham. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A. Buried in TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
COURTNELL
William George
[Incorrectly listed as 2172 on SDGW] Private or 2472, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1915. Aged 19. Born Mitcham, enlisted Wimbledon. Landed in France 31 August 1915. Son of Mary Ann Jane Courtnell, of 6, Tamworth Lane, Mitcham, Surrey, and the late John Henry Courtnell. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 65 to 67.

William was born in 1886 in Mitcham, the son of John Henry and Jane (nee Pearce). The family had lived in Mitcham for at least four generations and William’s father had lived in Tamworth Lane since the 1880’s.

William enlisted in Wimbledon, joining a service battalion of the East Surrey Regiment formed at Kingston-upon-Thames, September 1914, as part of K3 within the 24th Division. Units were assembled around Shoreham during September 1914. The Division crossed to France 28th August - 4th September 1915.

After just a few days in France, lengthy forced marches brought the Division into the reserve for the assault at Loos. It was sent into action on the second day of the battle on 26th September, where it suffered more than 3,900 casualties.

Records show: “11.00am The advance of 72nd Brigade composed now of 8/Royal West Kents and 9/East Surreys, together with half of 2/Welch, came under severe enfilade and frontal fire which included point-blank artillery. These units also reported British shellfire falling among them. 8/Buffs, 8/Queen's, 11/Essex and 9/Suffolks were all pushed into this murderous area. (The first three named all lost their Commanding Officers, killed in action here). Only a thin line reached the virtually undamaged German wire by about 1.00pm. All attempts to cut the wire failed with heavy casualties, and the remaining men took cover in long grass. At a shouted order to retire, men withdrew - many being hit by machine-gun fire as they did so. Those who did not retire were killed or captured.

COUSENS
Albert Edward
Private 618438, Labour Corps. Died in United Kingdom 27 February 1919. Aged 21. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Cousens, of 10, Acacia Rd., Mitcham. Formerly 2368, Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in MITCHAM (CHURCH ROAD) BURIAL GROUND, Surrey. Plot/Row/Section IV. Grave 68.
COUSINS
George W J
Private 6377, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 19 June 1915. Aged 21. I. B. 3. Buried in WOODS CEMETERY.

George was born in 1894 in Mitcham, the son of Samuel and Louisa Cousins, one of six children. The family had lived on Commonside before the War.

George enlisted in Kingston, joining a regular battalion of the East Surrey Regiment. At the time of his death, George’s unit was at Hill 60, south-east of Ypres. Hill 60 was the scene of bitter fighting throughout the war, changing hands several times, and constantly shelled. Just two months before the 1st Battalion, East Surrey within 24 hours, between dawn on the 20th and dawn on the 21th April, 1915 earned three VCs and seven DCMs but had sustained heavy casualties in their attack to take Hill 60.

COWEY
Henry Edward
possibly - Private 13582, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 31 August 1918. Aged 20. Born West Norwood, enlisted Wandsworth. Son of Albert Edwin and Mary Cowey, of 98, Tring Rd., Aylesbury, Bucks. V. D. 1. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT.
COWHAM
Oswald Wharrie
Lance Corporal M2/104089, "D" Ammunition Park Army Service Corps. Secondary Unit: attd. IV. Corps Heavy Artillery. Died 01 December 1917. Aged 38. Son of Dr. J. Cowham; husband of O. G. Cowham, of 28, Park Rd., Collier's Wood, London. IX. A. 19. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY.

Oswald Wharrie was born in 1878 in Westminster. The son of Joseph and Eliza Cowham. Oswald had married Olive Gertrude Bullock in 1908, after his first wife Ellen had died, and settled in the Mitcham area. Oswald had been a bank clerk before the War.

Oswald enlisted in London joining the Army Service Corps and was attached to IV Corps Heavy Artillery.

COX
Robert
Stoker 1st Calss K/32016, H.M.S. Sylvia, Royal Navy. Died 21 September 1917. Aged 37. Son of R. M. Cox, of Mitcham; husband of Ellen Louisa Cox, of 3, Bond Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Comemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 22.
COX
W
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CRAWFORD
James Lemont
Private M/318511, 5th Div. Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps. Died 06 November 1918. Born Camberwell, enlisted Wimbeldon, resident Mitcham III. B. 7. Buried in PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY.
CREASY
W
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CREWES
Stanley [Maxwell Bennett]
Gunner 955135, "A" Battery, 15th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 11 May 1917. Aged 21. Born Bradford, Yorkshire, enlisted Brixton, Surrey. Son of Edward Snell Crewes and Lydia Crewes, of the Post Office, Upper Mitcham, Surrey. Native of Bradford, Yorks. Buried in BOIS-CARRE BRITISH CEMETERY, THELUS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 9.

Stanley was born in 1896 in Bradford. His parents Edward and Lydia were originally from Cornwall. The family had moved to Mitcham to run the grocery and post office at Upper Green before the War.

Stanley enlisted in Brixton and joined the RFA. At the time of his death his unit was supporting the Canadians’ attack on Vimy Ridge.

CRISP
William Charles
Sapper 310229, 29th Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 31 October 1917. Aged 27. Born Clapham, Surrey, rnlisted Tooting, resident Mitcham. Husband of Emily Daisy Crisp, of 34, Crusoe Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly G/17569, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Buried in SOLFERINO FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 35.

William Charles was born in 1890 in Clapham, the son of William and Elizabeth Crisp. The family had lived in Clapham and Balham before the War.

William enlisted in Tooting, first joining the Royal West Surrey Regiment as private G/17569, later transferring to the Royal Engineers. At the time of William’s death, his unit was in the Ypres Salient during the “Battle of Passchendaele”

CULLEY
Walter Duncan
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 12 July 1918. Aged 28. Son of Henry and Anna Elizabeth Culley, of 77, Marlborough Rd., Merton, London. Served with Post Office Rifles from Sept., 1914, to July, 1917. V. E. 24. Buried in PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY.

Walter Duncan Culley was born in 1890 in Bethnal Green, the son of Henry and Anna Elizabeth (nee Futter).

Walter enlisted in Sept. 1914, joining part of the Territorial Force the 8th battalion of the London Regiment, nicknamed the “Post Office Rifles”, as private 2289. In his third year on the Western Front, Walter was promoted to Second Lieutenant of 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment.

Walter was fatally wounded at Riez du Vinage.

CUMMINGS
Francis Edward
Rifleman A/205300, 7th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 21 March 1918. Aged 19. Panel 61 to 64. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France.

Francis Edward (Frank) was born in 1899 in Mitcham, the son of John and Rosa Cummings, who had a grocer’s shop at 5 London Rd before the War.

Frank enlisted in Wimbledon, joining a service battalion of the King's Royal Rifle Corps first formed at Winchester on 19 August 1914, as part of K1.

The 7/KRRC was part of the 14th (Light) Division which was holding a 2.5 mile front south of St. Quentin on the opening day of the enemy’s great Spring 1918 offensive. The 6/Somersets, 9/KRRC and 8/KRRC were holding front positions. These were overwhelmed by just after 9am on 21 March 1918.

DALTON
Charles Richard
Private 5650, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 29 June 1916. Aged 24. IV. R. 10. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France.

Charles Richard was born in 1892 in Tooting, the son of George Gabriel and Jane Emma (nee Groves) Dalton. The family were well established in Tooting/Colliers Wood before the War.

Charles enlisted in Wimbledon, joining a service battalion of the East Surrey Regiment, first formed at Kingston-upon-Thames, September 1914, as part of K2. The battalion moved to France in early June 1915 to serve on the Western Front. Charles died of wounds on the eve of the “Battle of the Somme”.

DALY
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DANN
Lewis John
Private 72696, 1 Field Amb. Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 18 October 1918. Aged 36. Son of James and Rebecca Dann, of Maidstone, Kent; husband of Minnie Dann, of 63, Cavendish Rd., Collier's Wood, Merton, London. II. C. 18. Buried in VADENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, MAISSEMY. 

Lewis John was born in Maidstone Kent, the son of James Thomas Dann and Rebecca Holmes. At some stage he settled in London. Lewis John had worked in the print trade with his son Jack before the war in Wandsworth. Lewis John and his son Jack enlisted together in the Royal Army Medical Corps in Wimbledon. Their service numbers were 72696 and 72697, respectively.

Jack was wounded in 1918 and while recuperating in hospital in Ireland continued to exchange letters with his father up to the time of his father’s death. The 1st Field Ambulance was attached to the 1st Division, and Lewis John was lost at the “Battle of Selle” during the final advance in Picardy.

DARAGON
William
Lance Corporal G/20328, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 05 September 1917. Aged 23. Panel 86 to 88. Buried in TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

William was born in 1894 in Mitcham, the son of Dennis and Harriett (nee Fletcher) Daragon.

William enlisted in Croydon, joining a service battalion of the Royal Sussex Regt. who acted as pioneers. At the time of his death, William’s unit was involved in the early part of the “Battle of Passchendaele”.

(Incorrectly spelt as DARACON on memorial)

DAVIS
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DAVIS
Horace Vincent
Private TF/235058, 12th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died 14 July 1917. Aged 20. Born Merton, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Merton Abbey. Formerly 268136, Hertford Regt. Sp. Mem. F. 26. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND.
DAVIS
John Henry
Private G/1485, 7th Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 19 July 1916. Born Wimbledon, enlisted Croydon, resident Mitcham. I. D. 7. Buried in PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT.
DENNISION
William Arthur
Private 23955, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 31 December 1918. Aged 26. Born Thorton Heath, enlisted Kingston. Son of Edward Valentine Dennison and Emma Anne Dennison, of Thornton Heath, Surrey. Was wounded and made a Prisoner of War. He died on his way home. VII. D. 6. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE.
DEVENISH
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DICKER
Sidney Maskell
Rifleman C/6803, "D" Company, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 15 September 1916. Aged 29. Husband of Dora Dicker, of 46, Chinnor Rd., Thame, Oxon. III. J. 1. Buried in BULLS ROAD CEMETERY, FLERS.
DILLISTONE
Charles William Henry
Private 225098, 1st Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Secondary Regiment: attd. 12th Battalion, Died 14 June 1917. Aged 19. Born Clapham, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Merton. Formerly 5366/203511, East Surrey Regt. Son of John C. and Minnie E. Dillistone, of 46, Cavendish Rd., Merton, London. Transferred from 5th Battalion, East Surrey Regt. Panel 52. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
DIXIE
Leonard
Private 55068, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 30 September 1918. I. B. 3. Buried in NOYELLES-SUR-L'ESCAUT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.  

Leonard was born in Mitcham, and resided there at the time of the War.

Leonard enlisted in Kingston and joined a service battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, nicknamed the “1st Sportsman”, the battalion had included two famous cricketers and the lightweight boxing champion of England.  At the time of Leonard’s death his unit was involved in attacking a strong enemy position at the Mount sur l'Ouvres, suffering 2 officer and 64 other ranks casualties. The place is South of Cambrai, about 1500 yards NE of Masnieres. The battalion history describes the place as: "a regular hornet’s nest of machine guns, and all attempts to advance were swept away by an extremely accurate and murderous fire."

DRAKE
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DRAKE
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DREWETT
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DREWETT
Douglas Walter
Private S/22909, 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 3 October 1918. Aged 35. Born and resident Mitcham, enlisted London. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Drewett, of "Ravensbury," Mitcham; husband of Margaret Rose Drewett, of "Montrose," Upper Green, Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in GRAND-SERAUCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 7.

Douglas Walter was born in 1883 in Mitcham. The son of James Douglas and Bridget Phoebe (nee Newman). The family had lived in Mitcham for at least four generations.

Douglas worked in the family business, “James Drewett & Sons, Builders”, based at London Road, Mitcham, before the War.

Douglas enlisted in London and joined a regular battalion of the Cameron Highlanders. At the time of his death, Douglas’ unit was involved in the “Battle of Beaurevoir” during the final advance in Picardy.

DREWETT
George Francis
Private CH/9628 (RMR/B/577), H.M.S. "Hawke", Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 15 October 1914. Aged 35. Son of Samuel Wesley Drewett and Kate Drewett, of Maidstone; husband of Harriett Elizabeth Drewett, of 85, Fernlea Rd., Graham Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Served in the South African War. Buried in CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 7.

George Francis was onboard the Cruiser H.M.S Hawke when it was torpedoed in the northern waters of the North Sea and sunk by U- 9 on the 15th October 1914. The torpedo struck near to a magazine and the Hawke sank in a matter of a few minutes with the loss of 524 men, there were 70 survivors.

DREWETT
William
Rifleman 377452, 8th Battalion, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles). Died 14 February 1919. Husband of Miriam M Drewett of 12 Swains Lane, Lower Tooting, London SW17. His son Leslie Royal Drewett fell in WWII. VIII. 77. Buried in MITCHAM (CHURCH ROAD) BURIAL GROUND.
DUNCAN
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ECCLES
J W
possibly - Lance Corporal P/14597, Military Foot Police, Military Police Corps. Died 27 October 1918. Aged 27. Husband of Elizabeth Sarah Harding (formerly Eccles), of 91, Trevelyan Rd., Tooting, London. Formerly Private 784, Royal Fusiliers. I. C. 41. Buried in STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA
EDGAR
John Thomas
Serjeant 79, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, Died 24 August 1914. Aged 41. Born Kamptee India, enlisted Kingston. Son of the late James and Hannah Edgar; Husband of Isabella Ellen Edgar, of 40, Deal Rd., Tooting Junction, London. Previously served 23 Years in the Hampshire Regt. H. 3. 8990. Buried in WANDSWORTH (EARLSFIELD) CEMETERY.
EDGLEY
Leslie Seymour
Trooper 1708, Royal Horse Guards. Died 13 May 1915. Aged 24. Born Newington, enlisted St.Pancras, resident Tooting. Son of Leopoldine Matilda Edgley, of 8, Arnold Rd., Tooting Junction, London, and the late Robert William Edgley. Panel 3. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
EDWARDS
Sidney Albert
Lance Corporal 683092 (6147), "B" Company, 22nd Battalion, London Regiment. Died 01 October 1917. Aged 26. Born St.Pancras, enlisted Croydon, resident Tooting Junction. Son of A. and M. A. Edwards, of 12, Finborough Rd., Tooting, London. V. B. 43. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN.
ELGOOD
Alfred Charles
Private 40746, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment Unit Text: Died 10 November 1917. Aged 21. (Served as TOTTERDILL) Son of Mrs. E. E. Elgood, of 7, Briscoe Rd., Collier's Wood, Merton, London. Panel 104 to 105. Buried in TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Alfred Charles was born 1896 in Balham, the third son of William John and Emily Edith (nee Edmonds). The family lived in both Tooting and Mitcham before the War.

Alfred enlisted in London, first joining the Royal Army Service corps (513) before finally transferring to the Northamptonshire Regiment. He served under the name of Alfred Totterdill and his Medal Index Card show these units:

Medal card of Totterdill, Alfred
Army Service Corps, RTS/513, Private
Training Reserve Battalion ,TR/5/48581, Private Northamptonshire Regiment, 40746 ,Private

At the time of his death, Alfred’s unit was involved in the later stages of the “Battle of Passchendaele”.

ELGOOD
Archibald Frederick
Private 9520, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 26 August 1914. Aged 20. Son of Mrs. E. E. Elgood, of 7, Briscoe Rd., Collins Wood, Merton, London. Commonwealth War Dead Buried in LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL.

Archibald Frederick was born in 1894 in Tooting, the second son of William John and Emily Edith (nee Edmonds).

Archibald enlisted Kingston, joining a regular battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment. As part of the 3rd Division, the 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment was amongst the first units to be sent to France. They fought with distinction at Mons on 23rd August, and at Le Cateau on 26th August, were Archibald is believed to have died. Archibald has no known grave and is No known grave. Commemorated on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial.

ELGOOD
Robert Walter
Private 9060, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 10 March 1915. Aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Elgood, of Colliers Wood, Merton, Surrey. A. 1. Buried in NEUVE-CHAPELLE FARM CEMETERY.

Robert was born in 1890 in Battersea, the first son of William John and Emily Edith (nee Edmonds).

Robert enlisted in London, joining a regular battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment. At the time of his death, Robert’s unit was involved in the attack at Neuve-Chapelle 10th-12th March 1915. Initial success in breaking into enemy lines could not be turned into a breakthrough. The cost was high, British losses in the four attacking Divisions were 544 officers and 11,108 other ranks killed, wounded and missing. The 2nd Lincolns lost their Co - Lt-Col George McAndrew, killed in action on 14th March 1915.

ELLIOTT
David James
Private 136033, Labour Corps. Died in United Kingdom 27 April 1918. Aged 26, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Mitcham. Son of David and Emma Elliott, of 29, Smith's Buildings, Commonside East, Mitcham. Formerly 47253, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Buried in MITCHAM (CHURCH ROAD) BURIAL GROUND, Surrey. Plot/Row/Section K. 18.
ELPHICK
Christopher Douglas
Private 7379, 2nd Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company. Killed in action 15 May 1917. Aged 28. Born Dulwich, enlisted Dulwich, resident London. Son of Christopher and Louisa Elphick, of 28, Hillsboro Rd., Dulwich, London; husband of Hilda Kate Elphick, of 68, Garden Avenue, Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in H.A.C. CEMETERY, ECOUST-ST. MEIN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row AA. Grave 8.
EVANS
Hubert William
Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 24 May 1917. Aged 19. Youngest son of William George and Maria Evans, of Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVII. Row A. Grave 20.

Hubert William was born in 1898, the youngest son of William George and Maria Evans (nee Deacon). The family lived in Streatham Road just before the War, and Hubert’s father was the local Customs and Excise officer in Mitcham.

Hubert first enlisted in as private G/19982 in the East Kent Regiment, and was later promoted to Second Lieutenant. Hubert succumbed to wounds received on the 3rd May at Monchy during the “Battle of Arras”, losses were high in all ranks on this day.

EYLES
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FAIRWEATHER
Henry Charles
Pioneer 62301, 13th Div. Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 09 August 1915. Aged 19. Panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328. Buried in HELLES MEMORIAL.

Henry, known as Harry, was born 6th March 1896, and his birth registered at East Battersea. The son of William and Caroline Fairweather. Henry’s father died of TB before he was born. Henry lived with his mother and brothers, William and Alex and sisters Nana and Emey. The family had lived in Mitcham Road,Tooting before the war.

Harry enlisted in Kingston, joining the Royal Engineers. Harry was lost during the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign. The entire 13th Division had landed at ANZAC cove on 3-5th August 1915, and took part in the Battle of Sari Bair on 6-10th August 1915, and the Battle of Russell’s Top on 7th August 1915. Harry’s brother Alex died of pneumonia in the same year as Harry in Dunfermline whilst serving in the army.

 

FAWCETT
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FIELD
Thomas
Rifleman O/65, 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 16 April 1918. Aged 19. Born Mitcham, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Mitcham. Son of Thomas and Caroline Field, of 1, Hancock's Cottages, Commonside, Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXIX. Row D. Grave 16.
FIELD
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FLECKNEY
Frank
Private 56617, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died Death 23 April 1918. Aged 19. Born Lambeth, enlisted Kingston. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fleckney. Panel 45 and 46. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
FLETCHER
John Thomas
Driver T/260090, 836th H.T. Company, Army Service Corps. Died 19 August 1918. Aged 30. Born Isleworth, enlisted Kingston, resident Mitcham. Son of Robert and Mary Fletcher, of 13, Steel Rd., Isleworth. U. CN. 10. Buried in HESTON AND ISLEWORTH (ISLEWORTH) CEMETERY.
FLINT
[Alfred] Joseph
Private 11668, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died 8 November 1914. Aged 25. Son of Henry and Mary Flint, of 34, Bath Rd., Mitcham, Surrey.. Buried in RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 46.
FOLEY
Leonard Louis
Private G/60976, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Date of Death: 28 April 1917. Aged 35. Son of Arthur and Emily Foley, of 83, Dupont Rd. Raynes Park, London. Bay 3. Buried in ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

Leonard was born in 1882 in Battersea, the son of Arthur and Emily Foley and was one of 6 children. In the 1901 census, Leonard's occupation is given as “piano polishing” and the family were still living in Battersea. Leonard resided in Mitcham at the time of his recruitment.

Leonard enlisted in London, and first joined the East Surrey Regiment and later transferred to the “Empire Battalion” of the Royal Fusiliers. This had been first formed in London, 31st August 1914, by the British Empire Committee. At the time of Leonard's death his unit had been involved in the large-scale attack at Arras launched earlier in the month.

FOSTER
Ernest
possibly - Private 32583,"B" Company, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 22 September 1917. Aged 21. Born Farnham, enlisted Wimbledon. Son of James and Mary A. Foster, of Elm Villa, Hall Mead Rd., Sutton, Surrey. Bay 6. Buried in ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
FOSTER
William
possibly - Lance Corporal 67124, Royal Fusiliers Secondary Regiment: London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) posted to 2nd Battalion, Died 26 October 1917. Born Harrogate, enlisted London, resident Merton. L. A. 13. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY.

Medal card of Foster, William
Corps Regiment No Rank
Army Ordnance Corps SS/8454 Private
London Regiment GS/67124 Private
Royal Fusiliers GS/67124 Private

FOWLER
George William John
Private 245310, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 19 April 1918. Aged 19. Born Kennington, enlisted Wandsworth, resident Merton. Son of James H. and Alice Fowler, of "Willbert," Grange Avenue, Wickford, Essex. II. B. 8. Buried in DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY
FOX
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FOX
Frederick A
Gunner 218659, 121st Bde Royal Field Artillery. Died 11 April 1918. Enlisted Mitcham, resident Mitcham. I. A. 33. Buried in LA KREULE MILITARY CEMETERY, HAZEBROUCK.
FROST
Walter Reginald
Private 46754, 1st/4th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1918. Aged 18. Born Southend, enlisted Whitehall, resident Mitcham. Son of Walter James Frost, of 38, Caithness Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in YORK CEMETERY, HASPRES, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 17.
GARDNER
Arthur
Private 25182, 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 14 September 1918. Aged 19. XIII. E. 29. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY.

Arthur was born in 1899 in Mitcham, the fifth son of William and Louisa Gardner. The family had lived in Fountain Road Mitcham for at least ten years before the War.

Arthur enlisted in Wimbledon, joining a regular battalion of the Queen's. At the time of Arthur’s death his unit was involved in the Sept. 1918 assault of the Hindenburg line.

GARDNER
John
Private 6736, "B" Company, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1916. Aged 25. Born Mitcham, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Son of William and Louisa Gardner, of 44, Fountain Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, Grance. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.

John was born in 1891 in Mitcham, the second son of William and Louisa Gardner.

John enlisted in Kingston, joining a regular battalion of the East Surrey Regiment. At the time of John’s death his unit was involved in the attack on Morval on the Somme. Records show:

“[They] advanced at 12.35pm - "B" Company checked by enfilade fire, support companies pushed on and objectives gained. Relieved and to Oxford Copse on 26th.”

GARRATT
Joseph
Private 24930, 9th Battalion,East Surrey Regiment. Died 05 August 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mr. A. and Mrs. E. Garratt, of 59, Denison Rd., Collier's Wood, Merton, London. Panel 34. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
GATES
Alexander Harold
Serjeant 9277, 2nd Bn Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 02 September 1918. Aged 29. Born Brixton, enlisted London. Son of Edward and Charlotte Gates, of Brixton, London. D. 936. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY.
GATES
George Walter
possibly - Serjeant 8603 7th Battalion,, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 11 April 1917. Aged 28. Born Lambeth, enlisted London. Son of Mrs. M. Gates, of The Old Mill House, Hawkspur Green, Little Bardfield, Braintree, Essex; husband of Rose Taylor (formerly Gates), of 19A, Hythe Rd., Thornton Heath, Surrey. Panel 17. Buried in BASRA MEMORIAL.
GAYNER
Arthur Edwin
Private 46185, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 17 February 1917. Born Chelsea, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Wimbledon. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
GEAR
Robert Joseph
Lance 701453 (4310), 2nd/23rd Battalion, London Regiment. Died 07 November 1917. Aged 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Gear, of 31, Huntspill St., Garratt Lane, Tooting, London. Enlisted Clapham Junction, resident Mitcham. Panels 47 to 53. Buried in JERUSALEM MEMORIAL
GEDDGE
Cecil Bertie
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died 25 September 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 130.

Cecil Bertie was born on 20th Feb. 1866 at Mitcham Hall, the son of Sydney and Augusta and only surviving child. Sydney was still living and working as a solicitor in Mitcham just before the War.

Cecil was educated at Eton and Trinity College Cambridge. After graduating, he became a barrister and practised on the South-Eastern Circuit and at the Essex and Herts. sessions. The year after he had been called to the bar, he married Jessie Catherine Bickley Rogers at St. Margaret’s Westminster on 6 August 1892. They had a daughter Sydney Jessie born 12th Sept. 1893.

Cecil joined the Sportsman’s Battalion on 9th Oct 1914; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 3rd London Regt. 1 April 1915; went to France in June when he was attached to the Grenadier Company,, Garhwal Brigade, and was killed in action at the Battle of Loos 25th Sept.

De Ruvingy’s Roll of honour states:

“He was wounded by shrapnel early in the morning, but refused to go back. He just had his men bind him up, and when the order came to go over the top the parapet, he lead his men over and was not seen again”

GIBBONS
Percy James
possibly - Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Secondary Regiment: attd. 11th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 07 October 1916. Aged 28. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.

Percy’s Medal Index Card shows these units:

Medal card of Gibbons, Percy James:
17th Royal Fusiliers E/125 Serjeant
17th Royal Fusiliers E/125 Serjeant
East Surrey Regiment attached Royal West Kent
Regiment Second Lieutenant

At the time of Percy’s death, his unit was attacking the “Gird Trench System” near the “the Butte de Warlencourt” on the Somme. The attack was very costly. The Regimental history records:

“P.J. Gibbons joined the battalion after the attacks of 15th-16th September along with 2nd Lt. S.A. Wheeler, both from the East Surreys.

The attack began at 1:35pm on a two company front with zero hour at 1:45pm. On breasting the brow of a rise they came under heavy machine gun fire from both flanks and the new trench in front. 3/4 of the battalion were hit and all the company officers except one. 16 officers and 465 men who went into action this day.”

Total Casualties: 13 Officers, 323 O.R.

GIBBS
George Edwin
Private G/40252 (5585), 20th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment).: Died 26 March 1918. Aged 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Gibbs, of 63, Hawthorn Rd., Hornsey, London. Bay 7. Buried in ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
GIBBS, MM
Charles Edward
Lance Corporal 22838, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 19th May 1917. Born Clerkenwell, Middlesex, enlisted London, resident Tooting Junction, Surrey. Resident of 28 Pitcairn Road, Mitcham. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Formerly 9369, East Surrey Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
GILBERT
William Bex
Private 30159, 8th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 25 January 1917. Aged 25. Born Lambeth, enlisted Mitcham. XXV. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY.
GILKS
Walter
Private 25392, 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 13 April 1918. Aged 19. Born Wandsworth, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Mitcham. Son of Ellen Gilks, of 12, Heaton Rd., Gorringe Park, Mitcham, London, and the late Thomas Gilks. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXVI. Row F. Section 5A.
GILLETT
George Hamilton
possibly - Rifleman 41726, 12th Battalion, Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles. Died 18 June 1918. Aged 20. Born Kensington, enlisted Wandsworth. Formerly 33372, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY. Plot II. Row F. Grave 16.
GLADSTONE
John W
Private 40584, 3rd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Secondary Regiment: 8th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 18 January 1919. Aged 20. Son of Harry and Alice Gladstone, of 131, High St., Collier's Wood, Merton, London. Enlisted 1914. Born at Tooting, London. W. Buried in MITCHAM (CHURCH ROAD) BURIAL GROUND. Grave 203.
GLASS
James Fraser
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Regiment: Seaforth. Died 26 April 1915. Aged 23. Son of J. G. H. Glass, Esq., C.I.E. II. M. 55. Buried in POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY.

James Fraser was born in 1882 in Ealing, the third son of James and Eliza Glass. James’ parents had married in India, where his father had been a chief engineer before the returning to England. The family resided at “The Canons”, Mitcham, one of the area’s more notable houses, before the War.

On the 25th April 1915 the 2nd Seaforths took part in an attack on St.Julien in the Ypres Salient. Commencing at 4 a.m, the attack drew heavy fire almost immediately. Limited progress was made against severe machine gun fire and heavy artillery fire, loses were considerable. Casualties in all ranks - 338 killed, wounded or missing.

James Fraser was mentioned in dispatches, and notice of his death appeared in the Times on Friday, May 7, 1915 with this simple text:

“GLASS - On the 26th April,[died] of wounds received in action near Ypres on April 25th, JAMES FRASER GLASS, Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, son of the late J. G. H. Glass C.I.E.. Aged 23.”

Notice of his appointment to Temporary Lieutenant did not appear in the London Gazette until after his death on 29 July, 1915.

GLOVER
Mark
Rifleman A/203858, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Regiment. Died 11 August 1918. Aged 31. Extension to XXV. B. 21. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. 

Mark was born in Mitcham in 1887, the son of Arthur Alfred and Elizabeth Glover (Nee. Kenning) there were also four sisters, Elizabeth, Dorothy, Ada and Elsie and brother Willie.

Mark enlisted in Kingston and first joined Royal Army Service Corps. He appears to have transferred later to the King's Royal Rifle Regiment along with his brother. The 18th service battalion was nicknamed the “Arts and Crafts” and had first been formed at Gidea Park, near Romford, on 4 June 1915. Mark's unit was holding a sector near Ypres at the time of his death.

GLOVER
William
Rifleman A/203833, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Regiment. Killed in action 10 May 1918. Aged 30. Born Mitcham, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Leith, Scotland. Son of Arthur Alfred and Elizabeth Glover, of 11, Queen's Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY No. 3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row D. Grave 3.

William was the younger brother of Mark, born the year before. He enlisted in Wimbledon and first joined the Army Ordnance Corps but then transferred to the 18th King's Royal Rifle Corps at the same time as his brother Mark. William's unit was holding a sector near Ypres at the time of his death.

GOATCHER
Alfred Percy
Private 32339, 8th Bn East Surrey Regiment. Died 07 August 1918. Aged 33. Husband of Elizabeth Emma Goatcher, of 6, Gosberton Rd., Balham. London. Panel 44 and 45. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL

Alfred was born in 1884 in New Cross, and worked as an office clerk before marrying Elizabeth.

Alfred was living in Mitcham when he enlisted in Kingston, joining a service battalion of the East Surrey Regiment, first formed at Kingston-upon-Thames in September 1914, as part of K2.

Alfred died on the eve of the “Battle Amiens” (8-11 August 1918).

GODDARD
Orion
Private 21175, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 21 August 1916. Aged 24. III. A. 9. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY.

Orion was born in 1892 in Wandsworth, the son of Frederick J and Sarah Goddard. The family were well established in Mitcham before the War.

Orion enlisted in London, joining a service battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, the “Empire Battalion”. First formed in London, 31st August 1914, by the British Empire Committee.

It is not known exactly when or where Orion was wounded, but his unit had been in the trenches at Picquigny (14th Aug), Flesselles (16th Aug), and trenches at La Signy Farm, Beaumont Hamel sector from 20th Aug.

GODFREY
Alfred K
Private 2725, 7th Battalion,Essex Regiment. Date of Died 31 August 1915. Aged 27. Son of the late John and Louisa Mary Godfrey, of 51, Warren Rd., Merton, London. Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233. Buried in HELLES MEMORIAL.

Alfred was born in 1889 in Clapham, the third son of Charles and Louisa Godfrey.

Alfred enlisted in Walthamstow, joining a service battalion of the Essesx Regiment. The 7th Battalion, Essex Regiment landed at Suvla Bay on August 11th, 1915 on “A” beach and “A” beach West and took up positions in a reserve line. On August 14th (in full daylight!) they marched to the front line to relieve the 163rd Brigade. It is not known exactly where or when Alfred was fatally wounded. But over the next days the 7th suffered several casualties. On August 27th they were back in reserve. Two days later they transferred to a beach near a place called Lala Baba. But early in the morning of the 30th August a tragic incident occurred:

“When the rations came along next morning there was an issue of bread, to the great delight of the troops. Unluckily, just as the food was being distributed, a shell came over and burst right in a group of men, causing some 43 casualties, of whom eight were killed. It was the most severe day’s loss so far of the campaign and cast a gloom over everyone".

GODFREY
Charles Valentine
Private 632902 (5932), "A" Company, 20th Battalion, London Regiment. Died 01 September 1918. Aged 31. Husband of Amy Violet Godfrey, of 191, Sellincourt Rd., Tooting, London. VIII. B. 34. Buried in DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.

Charles Valentine was born in 1887 in Clapham, the second son of John and Louisa Godfrey. Charles married Amy settling in Mitcham.

Charles enlisted in Mitcham, joining a battalion of the London Regiment Territorials (Blackheath and Woolwich). It is not known exactly where or when Charles was fatally wounded.

GODWIN
Alfred G
Rifleman S/9765, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade Unit Text: Died 11 September 1915. Aged 17. Son of William and Rose M. Godwin, of 21, Denison Rd., Collier's Wood, Merton, London. III. B. 41A. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY.
GODWIN
William A
Gunner 2704, 12th (London) Battery, 235th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 16 September 1916. I. F. 46. Buried in FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ.
GOVER
Henry James
Private 2854, 1st/23rd (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 28 September 1915. Aged 40. Born Clapham Junction, enlisted Mitcham. Son of the late Henry George and Rebecca Gover; husband of Ellen Margaret Gover, of 46, Inglemere Rd., Gorringe Park, Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 130 to 135.
GOWAR
Donald Gordon
Private 37029, 3rd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died at sea 30 December 1917. Aged 19. Born Lewisham, enlisted Kingston. Son of M. M. Gowar, of 11, Caithness Rd., Streatham Rd., Mitcham, Surrey, and the late George Joseph Gowar. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section F. Grave 79.
GOWER
Maurice [Henry]
Rifleman 5/33338, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) attached to London Regiment (Artists' Rifles). Died of wounds in United Kingdom 28 April 1918. Aged 34. Born Clapham, enlisted London, resident Chesham Bucks. Husband of Mabel Edith Gower, of 35A, Garden Avenue, Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly 38130, Postal Section, Royal Engineers. Buried in CHESHAM BURIAL GROUND, Buckinghamshire. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 77.
GRAY
G
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GREEN
A
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GREIG
A
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GRIFFITHS
C R
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GRIFFITHS
Ethelbert George
Private 30040, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 02 August 1917. Born Camberwell, enlisted Kingston, resident Tooting Junction. Panel 34. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
GRIFFITHS
John Learwood
Private 531951 (4551), 1st/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles). Died 07 October 1916. Enlisted London, resident Tooting. Pier and Face 13 C. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
HABLIN
F
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HACK
Henry John
[Incorecctly listed as 18334 on CWGC] Private 18364, 13th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 9 April 1918. Aged 28. Born Mitcham, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Son of Alice Hack, of 2, Western Terrace, Western Rd., Mitcham, and the late William Henry Hack. Buried in PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 6.
HALE
Percy John
[Incorrectly listed as 6232 on SDGW] Private 5232, No. 1 Company, Honourable Artillery Company. Killed in action 15 March 1917. Aged 26. Enlisted Armoury House, resident Mitcham. Husband of Agnes Clarissa Hale, of 12, Rumbold Villas, Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in GOMMECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY No.2, HEBUTERNE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row J. Grave 27.
HALL
Charles
Private G/14476, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 22 June 1916. Aged 34. Born Merton, enlisted Kingston. Native of Tooting, London. VIII. B. 17. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
HALL
L
possibly - Stoker 1st Class 298848, Royal Navy (RFR/PO/B/6455). H.M.S. "Invincible." Died 31 May 1916. 18. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire.
HALL
L H
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HALLETT
Frederick Field
Private 89649, 2nd/3rd (Wessex) Field Amb. Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 28 June 1918. Aged 29. Born London, enlisted Chelsea, resident Lavender Hill. Son of James and Sarah Hallett, of Battersea, London; husband of Alice Emily Tickner (formerly Hallett), of 17, Kilburn Park Rd., London, N.W. D. 1. Buried in COUIN NEW BRITISH CEMETERY.
HALLS
John Buxton
Petty Officer 184724. H.M.S. "Vanguard." Royal Navy. Died 09 July 1917. 21. Buried in CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

H.M.S Vanguard (the eighth Vanguard) was built by Vickers at barrow and launched in April 1909 and joined the Royal Navy at Devonport in October 1910. She saw all her service in the Home Fleet. Part of the St Vincent Class of Battleship a further improvement on the HMS Dreadnaught, powered by Turbine Engines.

At the outbreak of war she formed part of the 1st battle squadron at Scapa Flow. HMS Vanguard took part in the “Battle of Jutland” as part of the 4th Battle Squadron. She took part in the action from beginning to the end and did not suffer any damage or casualties.

But her service was cut short when she blew up at Scapa Flow on the 9th July 1917 (about 10 pm), it is thought due to spontaneous ignition of her Cordite. From her crew of 823, only 19 survived.

HAMBLETON
Charles
Private 301998 (8/6378), 1st/8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 14 April 1917. Aged 24. F. 7. Buried in HENINEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.

Charles was born in 1893 in Newington/Southwark, the son of Albert and Susannah Hambleton.

Charles enlisted in Deptford, joining a territorial battalion of the DLI, part of the 50th Division.

Heninel village, 10 kilometres south-east of Arras, was captured in a snowstorm on 12 April 1917 by the 56th (London) and 21st Division and the 50th (Northumbrian) Division, advancing from Heninel on the two following days, captured Wancourt Tower. Charles was KIA at this time.

HAMBLETON
Edward
Serjeant 17442, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 05 August 1917. Aged 21. Son of Albert and Susannah Hambleton, of 63, Seely Rd., Tooting, London. Panel 34. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Edward was born in 1896 in Newington/Walworth, the son of Albert and Susannah Hambleton.

Edward enlisted in Kingston, joining a service battalion of the East Surreys. The 12th, nicknamed the Bermondsy Battalion,, was first formed formed at Bermondsey, 14 May 1915, by the Mayor and Borough.

On 1st of August Edward’s unit moved into the line in front of Hollebeke extending to Forret Farm. On the 5th they were attacked in thick mist by the Germans and lost the line, regaining it later in the day with the help of a battalion of the Hampshires.

Edward was killed in action at this time.

HANDLEY
Robert
Private 95272, "G" Battalion, Tank Corps. Killed in action 2 August 1917. Aged 23. Son of George William and Emma Handley, of 5, Heaton Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly 12361, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 56.

Robert was born in 1893 in Camberwell, the son of George and Emma Handley.

Robert enlisted in London, joining the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry as private 12361. He later transferred, with a group of other DCLI men, to one of the newly expanded Tank Battalions.

Tanks of G Battalion where in action in the “Battle of Pilckem” in the opening days of the “Third Ypres”. Operating in adverse conditions the Tanks were used in support of the 51st and 39th Division who attacked in the St. Julien sector on 31st July 1917.

They helped to suppress and knock-out pill-boxes and other enemy strong points. But many machines got bogged down and became easy targets. Robert was killed in action at this time.

HANNINGTON
William H
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HANWELL
Albert Victor
Private 19100, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 25 September 1916. Born Clapham, enlisted Kingston, resident Merton. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
HARDY
William Andrew
Air Mechanic 1st Class 27330, 3rd Balloon Wing, Royal Air Force. Died 30 November 1918. Aged 33. Son of John and Rosa Hardy, of Woodford Green, Essex; husband of Gertrude E. Hardy, of Winchester House, 59, Albert Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in SOLESMES BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 9.
HARRAWAY
William Edward
Sapper 146186, 205th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 23 April 1918. Aged 21. Born Mitcham, enlisted Southwark, resident Mitcham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Harraway, of 1, Lime Tree Cottages, London Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in MARTINSART BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 34.
HARRISON
John William [Hyde]
Corporal 120661, 4th Battalion, Special Brigade, Royal Engineers. Died 13 November 1916. Aged 18. Born Mossley LANCS, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Merton. Son of Arthur W. Harrison, M.D., of 91, Devonshire Rd., Collier's Wood, Merton, London. II. J. 4. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY
HARRISON
Percy
Private 48081, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 17 June 1918. Aged 20. Born Mitcham, enlisted Kingston. Formerly 10706 East Surrey, and 45052 Bedfordshire Regiment. X. A. 16. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY
HARRISON
William Henry
possibly - William Henry HARRISON, Rifleman R/13413, 9th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Born Boston, Lincolsnhire, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.
HATTON
B
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HATTON
Ernest Robert
Second Lieutenant Regiment: Wiltshire Regiment Unit Text: 2nd Battalion, Age: 39 Date of Death: 08 May 1918 Additional information: Husband of Mrs. T. Hatton, of "Rondos," Dorset Rd., Merton Park, Surrey. Eighteen years service with 17th Lancers. Served in the South African Campaign. Panel 119 to 120. Buried in TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Ernest was an experienced soldier promoted to Second Lieutenant during the Great War. The War Diary of the 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment for the Thursday 9th May 1918 records:

“Quiet day. The party attached to 2nd BEDFORDSHIRE Regt rejoined in the evening. This party consisted of 2/Lieuts RS GALLIERS and AC DAVIE and 71 Other Ranks. It was ascertained that this party had been in action on the 8th inst & sustained the following casualties:- 2/Lieut EW PLUMMER and ER HATTON wounded. 7 O Ranks killed, 18 wounded and 37 missing.”

The War Diary of the 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment for the Wednesday 8th May 1918 records:

“8 May 1918 [Front Line near Vierstraat]
At 3.0 a.m. enemy put down a barrage with gas shells on Reserve position which drifted back on Front Line.
At 4.10 a.m. he put down very heavy barrage on Front Line with Trench Mortars, 5.9's which lasted 4 hours.
About 7.30 a.m. enemy Infantry attacked using Flammenwerfer forcing the French to retire which left our Right flank exposed, our two Front Companies had to fall back to our Support Line which eventually became the Front Line.
No.1 Company, had to form a defensive flank to stop the enemy from penetrating our Support Line. At 7.0 p.m. a Counter-attack was launched by the French and ourselves to try and re-establish our original Front Line, which failed.
The enemy's artillery kept up an intense bombardment right through the day causing very heavy casualties to the Battalion
Total Casualties 7 Officers 170 Other Ranks
At night the enemy quietened down the Battalion still holding the Support Line.
2/Lieut.W.F.Billingham Wounded.
2/Lieut.A.J.H.Rogers Wounded.
2/Lieut.F.C.Baldwin Wounded
2/Lieut.A.Baker Missing.
3 Officers 2/Wilts Regt.”

HAWKINS
Frederick William
Private G/8712, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 27. Born Islingston, enlisted Gravesend. Son of R. J. Hawkins, of 14, Vicfolk St., Islington, London; husband of Elizabeth Mary Ann Hawkins, of 7, Western Rd., Upper Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.
HAYDEN
Herbert William
[Not listed on SDGW] Private 6713, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 18 March 1916. Aged 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Hayden, of 32, Park Rd., Collier's Wood, Merton, London. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row L. Grave 4.
HENN
Frank
Private S/9530, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Killed in action 11 April 1917. Aged 39. Born Mitcham, enlisted Wimbledon. Son of John and Eliza Henn, of Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 21.

Frank was born in 1878 in Mitcham, the son of John (died 1884), a Shepherd, and Eliza Henn. The family had lived in Mitcham since the 1880’s.

Frank enlisted in Wimbledon, joining a regular battalion of the Seaforths. Records show

“4th Division's 10th Infantry Brigade, comprising the 2nd Seaforth Highlanders and 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers, attacked from Fampoux towards the heavily defended Chemical Works at Roeux on the 11th April 1917, with disastrous results. By the end of the day 2nd Seaforths had ceased to exist, and the other units involved had been decimated.”

HERMITAGE
Y
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HICKS
Lionel J
[Listed as Lionell on his medal card, incorrectly listed as 5780 on SDGW] Private 5180, 1st (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 27 May 1916. Enlisted Handel Street, resident Mitcham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D and 16 B.

Lionel was born in 1892 in Slough, the fourth son of George and Mary Hicks who had kept shop at various locations around the country before coming to Mitcham.

Lionel enlisted at Handel Street WC 1, the centre of the 1st Battalion of the London Regiment, Territorial Force. At the time of his death, Lionel’s unit was making preparations for their part in the Somme offensive. Lionel was a casualty suffered when the 167th Brigade spent three nights at the end of May (25th-27th) digging a new front line trench + communication trenches in preparation for the attack. Bill MacCormick states:

“It was the battalions on the right whose work was again the most disrupted by enemy action and, at about 2.00 AM, as the working parties made their way back through the gaps in the wire, a brief burst of heavy shelling fell amongst the men queuing to get through. Even so, casualties were still mercifully light amongst the 2,500 men who had been digging so earnestly within point blank range of German Mausers, Maxims and Mortars. Worst hit were the 1/1st Londons in A sector. Private Miller recorded the details with understated brevity:
"While waiting in the end of Woman Street, Col. said got to be done tonight or would be another night (God forbid). Went out and all much same as last night. Bit hotter maybe. Potter killed and some more casualties, about 40. Got back safely. Slept till 12.”
In all, the battalion suffered ten dead and one officer and 23 men wounded.”

HICKS
Rowland William
Private 5191, 1st Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died of wounds 5 June 1916. Aged 26. Enlisted Handel Street, resident Mitcham. Son of Mary Elizabeth and the late George Hicks, of 14, High St., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No. 1, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 19.

Rowland was born in 1890 in Deptford, the third son of George and Mary Hicks.

Rowland appears to have enlisted with his brother at Handel Street WC1, and is believed to have been in A Company. Bill MacCormick states:

“Rowland Hicks died of wounds when men of the 1/1st were caught by a minenwerfer attack whilst acting as a working party in the trenches outside Hebuterne.”

HIGGINS
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HIGGINS
David Henry
[Incorerectly listed as R/800 on CWGC] Lance Corporal 11800, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Aged 20. Born Clapham, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 44 and 45.
HILLS
G A
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HINES
Harry
Rifleman 46474, "C Company, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died 25 May 1918. Aged 19. Son of Alfred and Mary Ellen Hines, of 101, Phipps Bridge Rd., Merton, London. II. O. 20. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY. 

Harry was born in Mitcham, the son of Alfred and Mary Ellen Hines. Harry's father Alfred was from Suffolk, but he had settled in Mitcham and married Mary where the family remained.

Harry had enlisted in Kingston and joined a regular battalion. At the time of Harry's death his unit was in the line to the south east and south of Loos near Lens. Accounts say - “The first few weeks were a very anxious time as the enemy was expected to attack at any moment and consequently defence schemes and extra working parties for the purpose of digging out and reconstructing old trenches were very numerous.”

HINKLEY
Edward John
Private 2417, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 29 July 1916. Aged 20. Born Mitcham, enlisted Mitcham. Son of George and Annie E. Hinkley, of 1, Douglas Cottages, Love Lane, Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.
HITCHCOCK
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HOBART
Albert Gordon
Airman 2nd Class 17034, 13th Balloon Company, Royal Flying Corps. Died 13 November 1917. Aged 20. Son of A. Hobart, of 2, Willow Lodge, Mitcham Junction, Surrey. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 21.
HOBBS
George
Private 30258, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 04 October 1917. Born Fulham, enlisted Kingston, resident Mitcham. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 79 to 80 and 163A.
HOGFRESS
Charlie Mears
Rifleman 653245 (6765), 21st Battalion, London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles). Died at sea 30 December 1917. Aged 21. Born Tooting, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Merton. Son of Charles Edward and Clara Hogfress, of 22, Fortescue Rd., Merton, London. Formerly 2639, 5th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL
HOGG
Ernest Frank
Private 3337, 1st Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 10 May 1915. Aged 18. Enlisted Hndel St., resident Mitcham. Son of Charles N. and Ellen Hogg, of 16, Crusoe Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10.

Ernest was born in 1897 in Battersea, the son of Charles an Ellen Hogg.

Ernest enlisted at Handel St. WC1, the Territorial Force centre of the 1st Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) and was known to be a resident of Mitcham.

At the time of his death, Ernest’s unit was involved in an attack south of Rue Petillon. The assault was met by heavy fire upon leaving the assembly positions, 3 officers and 120 men were lost.

HOGG
Horace Walter
Driver 9673, 57th Battery, 45th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 20 June 1917. Aged 26. Born Battersea, Lodon S.W., enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Son of Charles Nathaniel and Ellen Hogg, of 16, Crusoe Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5 and 9.

Horace was born in 1891 in Battersea, the son of Charles an Ellen Hogg.

Ernest enlisted in Kingston, joining the Royal Field Artillery and was known to be a resident of Mitcham.

Horace’s unit was one of four Artillery Brigades that served with the 8th Division who had fought at Neuve-Chappell in 1915, and on the Somme in 1916, and in mid-1917 the 8th Division moved to the Ypres Salient, and served at 'Plugstreet Wood' and then at the “Third Battle of Ypres”. Horace was killed in action at this time, and has no known grave.

HOLDSWORTH
William C
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HOLLAMBY
Ernest Henry
Private 231726 (4411), 2nd/2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died 16 June 1917. Aged 21. Born Southwark, enlisted Westminster Resident Southwark. Son of Alfred Hollamby, of 3, Ladysmith's Maisonettes, 19, Robinson Rd., Tooting, London. Buried in ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
HOLLAND
Richard Edward
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24 October 1918. Aged 22. Son of Richard Arthur and Ada Elizabeth Holland, of 96, Melrose Avenue, Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in MONTAY-NEUVILLY ROAD CEMETERY, MONTAY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 8.

Richard was born in 1896 in Tottenham, the son of Richard Arthur and Ada Elizabeth Holland. The family had lived in Croydon and Mitcham before the War.

Richard first enlisted in the London Regiment as private 1991, later earning a commission to the Middlesex Regiment, the “Die Hards”.

One of the last battles in which the 1st Middlesex were involved was the “Battle of the Selle” 17th-25th October.

On the 23th October the 1st Middlesex were to lead the assault by capturing the village of Forest. Records show:

“At 4 a.m. on the 24th the advance was continued. The enemy's machine-gun fire was extremely heavy, as they advanced and many were shot down. At 7.25 am. Captain Broad reported that he had "D" Company with "C" Company-totalling only fifty men. At about 9.15 a.m the battalion had halted to reorganise. During the two days fighting Captain F. Broad, Lieut. A. C. T. Kroenig and 2/Lieut. R. E. Holland had been killed; Lieut. A. A. T. Harris had been so severely wounded that he died on the 24th. Lieut. F. J. Smith had also been wounded, while 2/Lieut. C. E. Cade was missing.”

By the 25th of October,

"The Battalion was reorganised as a company under the following officers-Lieut. Tatham (commanding), Lieut. Dobbs and 2/Lieut. Jarvis. The strength of the company was as follows: "A" Company, 1 officer and 30 men; "B" Company, 2 officers and 30 men; "C" Company, 1 officer and 42 men, and "D" Company, 2 officers and 40 men."

HOLLAND
Sidney Herbert
Private 22452, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 24 January 1917. Aged 37. Born Battersea, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, resident Mitcham. Son of Robert Maxwell Holland and Sarah Holland; husband of Charlotte Louisa Holland, of 6, Clarendon Grove, Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 20.
HOOKINGS
Henry [William]
possibly - Serjeant 1823, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 13 July 1916. Aged 24. Born Battersea, enlisted London, resident BatterseaSon of William and Julia Hookings, of 50, Austin Rd., Battersea, London. C.E. D. 29. Buried in BORDON MILITARY CEMETERY.
HOOKINS
Albert Henry
Private 6353, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 28 July 1916. Aged 31. Born Mitcham, enlisted Kingston. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.
HOPE
Frederick John
Private 55521, 197th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Died 6 May 1917. Aged 33. Born Marylebone, enlisted Mitcham, resident Merton. Son of Elizabeth Hope, of Croydon; husband of Nellie Hope, of 80, Devonshire Rd., Merton, London. Native of Croydon. XVIII. K. 8A. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France.
HOPKINS
Herbert Charles
Lance Serjeant 683594, 22nd Battalion, London Regiment. Died 21 March 1918. Aged 28. Born Kennington, enlisted Kennington, resident Mitcham. Formerly 271545, 3/24th London Regt. Son of William and Elizabeth A. Hopkins, of Institute Lodge, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Native of Lambeth, London. IV. J. 13. Buried in UNICORN CEMETERY, VEND'HUILE.
HOPKINS
John D
Private 24912, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 4 August 1917. Aged 32. Born Lambeth, Surrey, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, resident MItcham. Husband of Elizabeth Harriet Hopkins, of 15A, Seaton Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34.
HOPSON
James Thomas
Leading Seaman J/232, H.M.S. "Queen Mary." Royal Navy. Died 31 May 1916. Aged 24. Son of Annie J. Hopson, of 69, St. Mary's Rd., Plaistow, London, and the late James R. Hopson. 12. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire.

James Thomas was lost during the “Battle of Jutland”. His ship, H.M.S. "Queen Mary", blew up after receiving direct hits from the German ships Seydlitz and Derfflinger. There were only 9 survivors from a crew of over a thousand men.

HORSFALL
H
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HORSLEY
Lawrence John
Private M2/103066, 605th M.T. Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died at sea 8 January 1916. Aged 26. Born Lambeth, enlisted London, resident Mitcham. Son of Arthur and Christina Horsley, of Red Lodge, London Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire.
Frederick
Rifleman Y/1503, 7th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 21 August 1916. Aged 19. Born Bermondsey, enlisted Shoreditch Resident Tooting. III. F. 45. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE. See more about Frederick Howe
HOWE
George James
Private 291252, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 24 April 1918. Aged 20. Born Mitcham, enlisted Lambeth. Formerly Private 20119 King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Son of Alfred Edward and Elizabeth Howe, of 5, Sibthorpe Rd., Mitcham. Formerly 68097, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in MITCHAM (CHURCH ROAD) BURIAL GROUND, Surrey. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 11.
HOWSE
Wallace James
[Listed a J W HOSWE on memorial] Serjeant 10966, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 2 October 1914. Aged 23. Born Mitcham, enlisted London, resident Kennington. Son of Mrs. Louisa Cook (formerly Howse), of 84, Courtenay St., Kennington, London, and the late Mr. A. Howse. Native of Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in LE MANS WEST CEMETERY, Sarthe, France. Plot 38. 1914-18 Row A. Grave 45.
HUGHES
C
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HUMPHREY
W
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HUMPHREY
William
Private 22458, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 24 January 1917. Aged 36. Born Battersea, enlisted Kingston, resident Merton. Son of Samuel and Emily Humphrey, of Battersea, London; husband of Elizabeth Humphrey, of 42, Caister Rd., Balham, London. III. E. 19. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY
HUMPHREYS
John
Private G/14131, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 23 March 1918. Aged 28. Born Uxbridge, enlisted and resident Mitcham. Son of John Emanuel Humphreys, of Holborn Farm, Bond Rd., Mitcham; husband of Lena Maria Humphreys, of 22, Tamworth Park, Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 14 and 15.
HUNT
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HUNT
Rowland George
Private 5082, 20th Battalion, Royakl Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 22 February 1916. Aged 22. Born Shelton, enlisted Wrstminster, London, resident Mitcham. Son of Percy John and Ellen Charlotte Hunt, of 37A, Yukon Rd., Balham, London. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section L1. Grave 8.
HUNTINGFORD
Ralph Vernon
Gunner L/46308, "A" Battery, 190th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 27 October 1916 at the Battle of the Somme. Aged 19. Enlisted Wimbledon, London W., resident Mitcham, Surrey. Son of Ernest and Jessie (nee Turner) Huntingford, of 215, Church Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A.
HYDER
J Henry
Private T.F. 6589, 1/7th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 23 March 1916. Enlisted and resident Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 8.
HYDER
Sydney Albert
Private 19209, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 8 August 1917. Born Mitcham, Surrey, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XI. Row E. Grave 7.
HYRONS
W H
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INGHAM
Edward William
Private 14734, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Reigment. Died 18 March 1916. Aged 28. Son of Mrs. Ann Ingham; husband of Grace Violet Frake (formerly Ingham), of 1, Concrete Cottages, Eastfields, Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 65 to 67.
IRELAND
Ebenezer William J
Private 225583, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers) attached 3rd Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 24 April 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Mitcham. Formerly 2758, Huntingdonshire Cyclist battalion posted to 3rd Battalion, London Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 85 and 86.
ISAAC
F
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JACKSON
Arthur Gordon
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South lancashire Regiment). Killed in action 25 February 1917. Son of the Rev. S Jackson vicar at Mitcham then Streatham lived post 1917 at 16 Greyhound Lane Streatham. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 23.

Note: He was the Platoon Leader of Private Readitt (VC). He led the attack on the Turk trenches in which Readitt was awarded the VC for outstanding gallantry when his officer was killed.

JACKSON
Henry Stewart
Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 1 July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
JAKEMAN
A
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JAMES
John
Private 17554, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 2 August 1918. Born Croydon, Surrey, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Son of Mrs. James, of 35, Queen's Rd., Mitcham, London. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XX. Row K. Grave 23A.
JAMES
J
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JAMES
William
Private 17609, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 30 June 1916. Aged 23. Born Marlow, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, resident MItcham. Son of James and Ocean James, of 26, Morton Rd., Belvedere, Kent. Buried in LONDON RIFLE BRIGADE CEMETERY, Hainaut, belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 1.
JANAWAY
Albert Ernest
Private 13146, X Corps Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Died of wounds 21 June 1917. Aged 21. Born South Lambeth, enlisted Mitcham. Son of Mary A. Thorpe (formerly Janaway), of 25, Courtney Rd., Merton, London, and the late Frederick Janaway. Native of Clapham, London.Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row E. Grave 5A.
JENKINS
Percy Vincent
Rifleman 305848, 5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle brigade), London Regiment. Killed in action 28 August 1918. Aged 19. Born Lambeth, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Mitcham. Son of Walter W. and Grace Jenkins, of 3, Ashbourne Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in SUZANNE MILITARY CEMETERY NO.3, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 5
JESSUP
A
probably Arthur JESSUP, Rifleman S/6207, 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 1 October 1917. Born Wrotham, Kent, enlisted Charing Cross, Middlesex, resident Merton, Surrey. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in KANDAHAR FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. plot II. Row F. Grave 37.
JESSUP
Percy David
Private 228709, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Died of wounds 7 December 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Mitcham, enlisted Wimbledon. Son of Mrs. M. A. Jessup, of 53, Kent Terrace, Church Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly 2145, East Surrey Regiment. Posted to 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 22.
JONES
Harold E
Private 7176, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1917. Born Mitcham, enlisted Kingston. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAl, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
JONES, MiD
Lewis Farewell
Major, 1st/12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers), London Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 31. Son of the late George Farewell Jones and Anna Louisa Jones, of Brenley, Mitcham, Surrey. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried in LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot 9. Row J. Joint grave 12.
JONES
P R
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JONES
Victor William
Private 50437, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 29 September 1918. Aged 19. Born Reigate, enlisted Horsham, resident Mitcham. Son of Ernest Edward and Elizabeth Lucy Jones, of 3, Langdale Avenue, Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in PROVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 40.
JONES
W
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JOSLIN
Hubert William
Rifleman S/971, 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 30 July 1915. Aged 19. Born Wandsworth, enlisted lambeth, resident Mitcham. Son of James W. H. and Pollie Joslin, of 106, Park Avenue, Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 46 - 48 and 50.
JOVER
H J
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KEEFE
W O
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KEEN
Ernest George
Serjeant 8630, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 8 September 1918. Aged 24, Born Mitcham, enlisted London. Son of Mrs. Louisa Keen, of Woodhouse Farm, Todmorden. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 9.
KEENE
Edward Victor
Private 245588, 2nd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 27 August 1918. Aged 19. Enlisted Hounslow, resident Mitcham. Son of Ethelbert and Minnie Keene, of 81, Tynemouth Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly 616383, 19th Battalion, London Regiment. Buried in PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 31.
KEEP
George Henry
Private G/10055, 13th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 28 September 1915. Aged 19. Born Wimbledon, enlisted Kingston, resident Mitcham. Son of William and Rose Keep, of 227, Haydons Rd., Wimbledon; husband of E. Green (formerly Keep), of 80, Lavender Avenue, London Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 99 to 101.  

George Henry was born in Wimbledon in 1898, son of William and Rose Keep. The family were living in Haydons Road Wimbledon were they stayed for at least another twenty years.

George enlisted in Kingston and joined a service battalion of the Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). George was lost at Loos after being in France for just three weeks. He left a wife and a three month old son. He had two brothers who also served. Robert Keep was a Royal Marine and was killed in 1918 aged 18 whilst on board the HMS Louvain which was torpedoed by an enemy submarine. His name is on the naval memorial at Chatham. George’s elder brother Joseph Keep was a regular who fought with the 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment at Mons and survived the war. He was awarded a DCM, being gazetted on 10th March 1916.

KEIM
Charles [Thomas]
Gunner 135219, 116th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 17 July 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted Wimbledon, resident Mitcham. Son of Henry and Jenny Keim, of The Canons Lodge, Maderia Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Native of Godalming, Surrey. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVI. Row F. Grave 21A.
KENNEDY
Charles [James]
Trooper 1739, Household Battalion, Household Cavalry. Killed in action 9 May 1917. Born Walworth, enlisted and resident Mitcham. Formerly 3564, Kent Yeomanry. Buried in WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row F. Grave 10.
KETCHER
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KING
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KNIGHT
Albert Edward
Lance Corporal G/11792, 1st battal;ion, The Buffs 9east kent Regiment). Killed in action 2 August 1918. Born Mitcham, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, resident Colliers Wood, Merton, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIALL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 17.
LANGRIDGE
Ernest Edward
Private G/68474, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 6th June 1918. Aged 21. Born Mitcham, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, resident Collier's Wood. Son of Stephen and Emily Helena Langridge, of 59, High St., Colliers Wood, London. Formerly G/18765, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVIII. Row B. Grave 16.
LARDNER
Harry Charles Eley
Private 56556, 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 1 October 1918. Aged 19. Born Mitcham, enlisted Wimbledon. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Lardner, of 9, Spencer Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly 51409, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 to 60 and 163A.
LATHAM
Stanley Harrison
Private 7210, 1/7th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 14 November 1916. Aged 25. Born Merton, Surrey, enlisted Mitcham. Son of Joseph and Isabella Harrison Latham, of 59, Devonshire Rd., Merton, Lorldon. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 1.
LAWRENCE
Gabriel T
Private 70344, 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 8 October 1916. Born Ash, Surrey, enlisted Wibmledon, resident Mitcham. Formerly 6065, Leicestershire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.
LAWSON
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LAWSON
Frederick George
Private 9728, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 24 October 1914. Aged 22. Son of William Walter and Ellen Mary Lawson, of 27, Norfolk Rd., Merton, London. I. A. 4. Buried in KEMMEL No.1 FRENCH CEMETERY.

Frederick George was born in 1892 in Wandsworth, one of five brothers, and son of Walter and Ellen Mary Lawson. Frederick left no wife or children.

Frederick had enlisted in Kingston and joined a regular battalion, part of the “Old Contemptibles". At the time of Frederick's death his unit was deployed in the dogged defence of Ypres by the BEF against huge odds. Heavy losses were suffered both in October and November of 1914 at Ypres.

LAWSON Herbert Corporal 2027, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 26 September 1915. Aged 28. XI. E. 6. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ

Herbert Lawson was born in 1887 in Wandsworth, one of Frederick’s brothers. Herbert married Lilian Herrington in 1912 and lived in Cavendish Road, Colliers Wood, which is close to Norfolk Road.

Herbert enlisted in Wimbledon and his final rank in the 9/East Surreys was Lance Serjeant. At the time of Herbert's death his unit was deployed on the second day of the Battle of Loos. By 8.00am approx. on the morning of 26th, units of 21st and 24th Divisions had moved with great difficulty throughout the night to reach the advanced positions facing the enemy's second line, around Bois Hugo, Chalk Pit Wood, Chalet Wood and Hill 70 Redoubt. The advance of 72nd Brigade at Bois Hugo, composed of 8/Royal West Kents and 9/East Surreys, together with half of 2/Welch, came under severe enfilade and frontal fire.

LAWSON
Herbert
Corporal 2027, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 26 September 1915. Aged 28. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ. Plot XI. Row E. Grave 6.

Herbert Lawson was born in 1887 in Wandsworth, one of Frederick’s brothers. Herbert married Lilian Herrington in 1912 and lived in Cavendish Road, Colliers Wood, which is close to Norfolk Road.

Herbert enlisted in Wimbledon and his final rank in the 9/East Surreys was Lance Serjeant. At the time of Herbert's death his unit was deployed on the second day of the Battle of Loos. By 8.00am approx. on the morning of 26th, units of 21st and 24th Divisions had moved with great difficulty throughout the night to reach the advanced positions facing the enemy's second line, around Bois Hugo, Chalk Pit Wood, Chalet Wood and Hill 70 Redoubt. The advance of 72nd Brigade at Bois Hugo, composed of 8/Royal West Kents and 9/East Surreys, together with half of 2/Welch, came under severe enfilade and frontal fire.

LAWTON
Peter Frederick
Private 3957, 1st Battalion, Irish Guards. Killed in action 18 May 1915. Aged 22. Born Paddington, Middlesex, enlisted Croydon, Surrey, resident Mitcham. Son of Peter Lawton, of 1, Grand Parade, Streatham Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.
LEMON
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LEONARD
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LESLIE
Alfred James
Private 27420, 14th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers attached to 113th Trench Mortar Battery. Died of wounds 1 August 1917. Aged 23. Born Mitcham, enlisted Camberwell, London. Son of George Leslie, of Aberlour, Banffshire. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 16.
LEWIS
F
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LEWIS
Frederick William
Lance Corporal G/9664, 10th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 15 September 1916. Aged 29. Son of Frederick William Lewis, of 18, Elspeth Rd., Clapham Common, London; husband of Annie Victoria Lewis, of "Melrose," Upper Green East, Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D.
LITTLE
Herbert John Albert
Rifleman 4825, 1st/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 21. Enlisted London, resident Mitcham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Little, of 23, Ashbourne Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C.
LLOYD
D M A
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LOCK
A
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LOTT
A
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LOVETT
F J
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MacFARLANE
W T
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MADDOX
Thomas George
[Spelt MADDOCKS on memorial] Lance Corporal 530625, 1/15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales's Own Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 7 October 1916. Aged 22. Enlisted London, resident Mitcham. Son of John George and Mary Ann Maddox, of 18, Holmer St., Whitecross Rd., Hereford. Enlisted in Aug., 1914; proceeded to France March, 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on THOEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 C.
MARNEY
Edward
Driver 158900, "A" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Died of wounds 8 April 1918. Born Epsom, Surrey, enlisted Wimbledon. Son of Mrs. E. Marney, of 33, Queen's Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in NAMPS-AU-VAL BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 16.
MARRIOTT
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MARSH
Harold
Rifleman 3112, 6th (County of London) Battalion 9Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Enlisted London, resident Mitcham. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, Pas de Calais, France but grave lost. Special Memorial 10.
MARSH
Thomas William
Private 90835, 86th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 9 October 1917. Aged 18. Born and resident Mitcham, Surrey, enlisted Wimbledon. Son of Mrs. E. Marsh, of 146, Church Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No iknown grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A.
MARSHALL
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MARTIN
A
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MARTIN
Frederick
Rifleman 211803, 23rd (North Western) Battalion (Territorial), Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own). Died in India 7 November 1918. Aged 32. Enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, resident Mitcham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Martin, of Mitcham, London; husband of Blanche Mabel Carter (formerly Martin), of 8, Knowle Rd., Brixton, London. Formerly 11996, 11th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in BAREILLY CEMETERY, India. Plot L. Grave 83.
MARTIN
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MARTINNE
Richard A
Private 19024, "D" Company, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 3/ May 1917. Aged 29. Born Westminster, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Mitcham. Husband of Rose S. Martinne, of 24, Carshalton Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly G/22544, 29th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Buried in VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HAUCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 9.
MATTHEWS
Christopher
Lance Corporal 10390, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 13 November 1917. Born Wandsworth, enlsited Kingston-on-Thames, resident Mitcham. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A.
MATTHEWS
Frederick
Private G/20524, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 28 March 1918. Born Wandsworth, enlisted Kingston, resident Mitcham. Son of Mrs. Matthews, of 14, Seaton Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
MATTHIA
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MATTOCK
Thomas William
Private G/17624, 6th Battalion, the Buffs (East kent Regiment). Killed in action 22 September 1918. Born Stoke-By-Nayland, enlisted and resident Mitcham. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.
MAXWELL-BARBOUR
R D
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MAY
H T
No further information currently available there is a Hector MAYS, Private 1979, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 25 April 1915. Born bermondsey, enlisted Mitcham. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34.
MAYNE
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McDONNELLY
E V
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McFIE
W
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MEADWELL
W
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MILES
Ernest
Private 35203, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) attached to 19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 23 July 1916. Aged 19. Enlisted Wimbledon, resident Mitcham. Son of Mrs. Emily Miles, of 217, London Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
MILHOLLAND
E R
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MILLEDGE
F E
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MILLER
H
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MONERY
John
Private 62060, 104th Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action 9 April 1918. Aged 42. Enlisted Mitcham. Husband of Jessie Monery, of 8, Grove Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly 14786, 35th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XV. Row B. Grave 7.
MONK
Frederick
Private 378799, Labour Corps. Died in the United Kingdom 17 January 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident Mitcham, enlisted Wimbledon. Husband of Jane Monk, of 6, Fountain Place, Western Rd., Mitcham. Buried in MITCHAM (CHURCH ROAD) BURIAL GROUND, Surrey. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 33.
MONTAGUE
R M C
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MOODY
A E
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MOODY
T
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MOODY
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MOORE
P G
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MORGAN
Albert
Private G/30019, 29th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died in the United Kingdom 8 February 1917. Aged 29. Born Battersea, enlisted Mitcham. Son of Mrs. E. Morgan, of 4, Church Place, Mitcham. Buried in MITCHAM (CHURCH ROAD) BURIAL GROUND, Surrey. Plot/Row/Section X. Grave 30.
MORRIS
Benjamin Arthur
Private 13542, 4th Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 28 November 1917, Aged 25. Born Leytonstone, Essex, enlisted Leeds, resident Mitcham, Surrey. Son of Arthur and Caroline Jane Morris, of 14, Lansdell Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in ORIVAL WOOD CEMETERY, FLESQUIERES, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 6.
MORRIS, MM
Harold
Private 515273, 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Killed in action 1 October 1918. Aged 20. Born Addiscombe, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Mitcham. Son of Mary E. Morris, of "A1" Stores, Fair Green, Mitcham, Surrey. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in RUMILLY-EN-CAMBRESIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 6.
MOSS
R C
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MUGGERIDGE
Albert Frank
Private G/67698, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 6 September 1918. Born Beddington, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Mitcham. Formerly G/24157, 3rd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 18.
MYLES
A T C
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NALL
Matthew
Private G/19717, 8th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 31 May 1918. Aged 36. Born Battersea, London S.W., enlisted Wimbledon, Surrey, resident Mitcham. Husband of Julia Nall, of 98, Upper Tooting Rd., London. Formerly 33358, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 16.
NEGUS
F T
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NEW
William
Ordinary Seaman, S.S. "Galway Castle" (London), Mercantile Marine. Died at sea 12 September 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mary Elizabeth New, of 15, Seaton Rd., Mitcham, Surrey, and the late Henry New. Born at Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
NEWSOM
Ernest
[Spelt NEWSON on SDGW] Private 21178, "A" Company, 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 7 October 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Mitcham, enlisted London. Son of John and Eliza Newsom, of "Sunnyside," Graham Avenue, Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
NEWSOM
Jack
Driver T3/030754, 860th Company. Royal Army Service Corps. Died in the Balkans 7 October 1917. Born and resident Mitcham, enlisted Wimbledon. Husband of Ellen E. Newson, of 34, Queen's Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 1220.
NEWTON
George Harry
Able Seaman SS/968 (RFR/CH/B/6696), H.M.S. "Hawke," Royal Navy. Died 15 October 1914. Aged 31. Native of Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 2.
NISBETT
A E
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NOBLE
Ivan Newatt
[Newatt [SDGW] or Newott [CWGC]] Private 452, 1st battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1916. Born Birkenhead, Cheshire, enlisted Mitcham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.
OWEN
Thomas
Driver 3807, "B" Battery, 63rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 14 June 1917. Born and enlisted Mitcham. Buried in BUNYANS CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 3.
PACKWOOD
A
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William Henry
Private 241542, 1st Garrison Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 30 December 1918. Aged 20. Son of William Henry and Louisa Page, of 1, Homewood Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section A. Grave 12.
PALMER
Ernest Albert
Private 27355, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 9 April 1918. Born Clapham, Surrey, enlisted Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly 22497, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in HAUTMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 7.
PALMER
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PARKER
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PARKER
F J
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PARKER
Frederick Stephen
Lance Serjeant 11758, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 26 January 1915. Aged 25. Born Croydon, enlisted London, resident Mitcham. Brother of Mr. W. Parker, of Mill St., Usk, Mon. Native of Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 18.
PARKER
J W
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PARKIN
C R
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PARROTT
G A
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PATTERSON
C
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PAYNE
Ernest
Private G/3008, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 24 April 1917. Aged 26. Born, resident and enlisted Mitcham. Son of Jesse and Margaret Payne, of 145, Church Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
PAYNE
H M
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PAYNE
W C
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PEARMAN
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PENNELL
Daniel Archibald
[Spelt PENNEL on memorial] Serjeant 653228, 21st (County of London) Battalion (1st Surrey Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 24 August 1918. Born and resident Mitcham, enlisted Wimbledon. Formerly 13279, 5th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in BRAY HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, BRAY-SUR-SOMME, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 4.
PEPPER
Walter James
Driver T/25346, 28th Division Train, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in the Balkans 12 September 1916. Aged 27. Born Mitcham, enlisted London, resident Tooting. Son of Walter Hinds Pepper and Ada Jane Pepper, of 12, Waterfall Rd., Collier's Wood, Merton, London; husband of Alice Pepper, of 8, Waterfall Rd., Collier's Wood. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 393.
PERCY
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PHILPOTT
Charles Richard
Private 295272, 4th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 5 September 1917. Aged 36. Born Mitcham, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, resident Lower Mitcham. Son of George and Ellen Philpott, of The Nursery, Lower Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly 2660, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 52.
PICKARD
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PITT
Percy Douglas
Private 30011, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1917. Born Woodford, Sussex, enlisted Kingston, Surrey, resident Mitcham. Buried in HARGICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 28.
PITTAM
J T
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POCKLINGTON
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POULTON
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POUNDS
H G
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POWELL
C
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POWELL
Percy James
Private G/11798, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East kent Regiment). Killed in action 10 August 1917. Aged 29. Born Hampstead, Middlesex, enlisted Chelsea, Middlesex, resident Mitcham. Son of George Joseph and Mary Ann Powell, of 92, Lucien Rd., Tooting Common, London; husband of Phyllis Powell, of 117, Tynemouth Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12 and 14.
PRATT
A
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PRIDGEON
J
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PRIESTLEY
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QUINN
Francis George
[Listed as QUIN on memorial] Private T/201898, 1st/4th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died in India 14 April 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Mitcham, Surrey. Husband of Edith Caroline Quinn, of 23, Crusoe Rd., Mitcham, London. No known grave. Commemorated on KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, India. Face B.
RANDALL
A R
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RANDALL
G A
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READER
Robert
Lance Bombardier 636288, 372nd Battery, Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Force). Died in Mesopotamia Theatre of War 21 January 1918. Born Mitcham, enlisted Scooton Camp, Yorkshire. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot I. Row A. Grave 6.
REARDEN
W W
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REED
A
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RICHARDSON
Horace Concannon
Gunner 925492, "B" Battery, 290th brigade, Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Force). Killed in action 4 October 1917. Aged 25. Born Bloomsbury, enlisted Mitcham. Son of Mr. H. C. and Mrs. A. E. Richardson, of 28, Crusoe Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Native of London, England. Buried in BUFFS ROAD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot.Row.Section E Grave 14.
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RICHARDSON
Stephen [George]
Private 47218, 22nd Battalion (Tyneside Scottish), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 9 April 1917. Born Vroydon, enlisted Mitcham. Formerly 1895365, Royal Engineers. Buried in ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 20.
RICHARDSON 
W J
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RICKETTS
Thomas Albert
Sapper 556409, 513th Field Company attachd to 468th (North Midland) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 24 May 1917. Aged 30. Born Clapham, Surrey, enlisted Tooting, Surrey, resident Mitcham. Husband of Emily M. M. Ricketts, of 129, Ashbourne Avenue, Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 10.
RICKMAN
H J
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RIDOUT
A
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RILEY
Walter
Lance Serjeant 9449, 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 July 1916. Born and resident Mitcham, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot 8. Row E. Grave 17.
RILEY
William
Private 17167, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 9 April 1917. Born Mitcham, enlisted Kingston, Surrey. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 47.
RISLEY
J
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ROBERTS
John Griffiths
[Griffith on CWGC or Griffiths on SDGW] Private 3038, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 8 July 1916. Aged 23. Born Walthamstow, enlisted Mitcham, resident Merton. Son of William Rees Roberts and Alice Roberts, of 57, High St., Collier's Wood, Merton, London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
ROBINSON
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RODHOUSE
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ROE
Percy George
Private 560, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 14 October 1915. Aged 23. Born Balham, Surrey, enlisted Kingston. Son of Hanna Roe, of 18, Grenfell Rd., Mitcham, Surrey, and the late John Roe. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 65 to 67.
ROLES
Edward Henry
[Listed as H ROLES on SDGW] Private 73587, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 28 March 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Mitcham, Surrey, enlisted Wimbledon, Surrey. Son of Edward Charles and Ada Louisa Roles, of 92, Libthorpe Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 52 to 54.
ROLFE
C S
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ROOK
Sidney
Private 30268, 8th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds in the Mesopotamian Theatre of War 16 February 1917. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Mitcham, Surrey. Son of William and Alice Rook, of 4, Tamworth Park, Mitcham. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXVIII. Row D. Grave 1.
ROOK
William
Leading Stoker K/7179, H.M. Submarine "E," Royal Navy. Died 25 April 1916. Aged 26. Son of William and Alice Britton Rook, of 4, Tamworth Park, Mitcham. Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 17.
ROSE
Albert Edward
Private 43954, 165th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 25 September 1916. Born and enlisted Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.
RUSKIN
V J A
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RUSSELL
Frank
[Spelt RUSSELl on SDGW] Private 533676 previously 7035, 15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales's Own Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 7 October 1916. Born Streatham, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Mitcham. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 35.
RUSSELL
L
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SANDERS
Francis Haydn
[Spelt Haydyn on SDGW] Private L/5996, 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 21 July 1916. Aged 22. Born oxford, enlisted London, resident Tooting Junction, Surrey. Son of Haydn Douglas Sanders and Minnie Sanders, of 29, Bruce Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D.
SAUNDERS
S F C
No further information currently available there is a Frederick Charles SAUNDERS, Rifleman 5/288, 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 20 June 1915. Aged 21. Born Whitechapel, Middlesex, enlisted Finsbury, Middlesex, resident Mitcham, Surrey. Son of Mrs. Caroline R. Green, of 24, Smiths Buildings, Commonside East, Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in HOUPLINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 6.
SAVAGE
William John
Private 2660, 1st/4th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Died of wounds 17 October 1916. Aged 21. Enlisted Shaftesbury Street, London N., resident Stepney. Son of Thomas A. C. and Eliza E. I. Savage, of 6, Pitcairn Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot B. Row 13. Grave 26.
SCHOFIELD
George James
[Transcribed as G H SCHOFIELD from memorial] Private 11952, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died at sea 13 August 1915. Aged 20. Born Camberwell, London, enlisted St Paul's Churchyard, London, resident Mitcham, Surrey. Son of George Henry and Emma Schofield, of 34, Sibthorp Rd., Upper Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly 15065, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.
SCOTT
Fred
Born circa 1885. Son of Frederick and Jemima. Romany family (Hawkers). In 1901 their caravans were on land at 60, Wardley Street, Wandsworth, London; Fred (Junior) was aged 16, born Fulham, Middlesex.
SEACH
Frederick James
[Listed as LEACH on SDGW] Lance Corporal G/21096, "B" Company, 21st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24 November 1917. Aged 25. Born and resident Mitcham, enlisted Kingston. Husband of Helen Louisa Seach, of 2, Alexandra Terrace, Lansdell Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 9.
SEALEY
Thomas
[Spelt SEELEY on the memorial] Private 34001, 13th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 22 March 1918. Born and resident MItcham, enlisted Wimbledon. Formerly 6572, Army Veterinary Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
SEIBEL
Adam George
Gunner 55057, 134th Brigade Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 7 March 1917. Aged 40. Enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, resident Collier's Wood, Surrey. Husband of Phoebe Alice Seibel, of 19, College Rd., Collier's Wood, Merton, London. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 3 and 60.
SELLAR
Gordon Arthur
Private G/33328, 1/7th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 24 April 1918. Aged 29. Born Lambeth, Surrey, enlisted Wimbledon, Surrey, resident Mitcham, Surrey. Husband of Ada Sellar, of "Ardley", St. Mark's Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Native of Brixton, London. Buried in WANQUETIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 16.
SELLERS
Percy Herbert
Lance Corporal 8397, "D" Company, 13th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 8 April 1918. Aged 26. Born Clapham, Surrey, enlisted Mitcham, Surrey. Son of John and Kathleen Anne Sellers, of Mitcham; husband of M. J. Sellers, of 35, Fernlea Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXIII. Row E. Grave 4.
SENYARD
George Joseph
Private 4000, 19th (County of London) Battalion (St. Pancras), London Regiment. Died of wounds 2 October 1916. Aged 20. Born herne Hill, enlisted Camden Town, resident Wandsworth. Son of Joseph and Emily A. Senyard, of 71, Garden Avenue, Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row W. Grave 32.
SEXTON
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SHADBOLT
A W
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SHADBOLT
T G
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SHARP
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SHARPLES
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SHEPPARD
Harry George
[Listed as SHEPHERD on memorial] Private 65543, 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 7 August 1917. Aged 36. Born and enlisted Mitcham, resident Merton. Son of George and Louisa Sheppard, of 15, Gladstone Rd., Mitcham, Surrey; husband of Florence Beatrice Sheppard. of 37, Marlboro' Rd., Collier's Wood, Merton, London. Formerly 21237, Sussex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.
SHULTS
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SIMMONDS
C
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SIMMONDS
Frederick [Albert]
Private 2272, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 20 April 1915. Aged 38. Born Mitcham, Surrey, enlisted Kingston, Surrey. Husband of Alice Maud Simmonds, of 9, Chapel Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34.
SIMMONDS
Percy
Acting Corporal T/202096, 2/4th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action in the Egyptian Theatre of War 27 December 1917. Born Mitcham, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, resident Tooting. Formerly 17841, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section S. Grave 120.
SIMMONS
Fred
Private G/80079, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 30 September 1918. Born Mitcham, enlisted Whitehall, resident Somers Town. Buried in NOYELLES-SUR-L'ESCAUT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 5.
SIMPSON
H
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SIVIOUR
G
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SIVIOUR
Walter Hampton
Private 76744, 33rd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 8 June 1917. Aged 28. Born and resident Mitcham, enlisted London. Son of Harry and Lilian Siviour, of 6, Church Rd., Mitcham; husband of Ellen Siviour, of 1, Elliston House, Graham Avenue, Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 56.
SKILLING
Albert Ernest J
Gunner 67263, 125th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 31 December 1917. Born Mitcham, Surrey, enlisted Margate, Kent. Buried in ST. JULIEN DRESSING STATION CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row K. Grave 28.

Albert Ernest was born in 1893 in Mitcham, the son of John and Rose Skilling.

Albert enlisted in Margate, joining the Royal Garrison Artillery. Albert's unit was in the St. Julien area of the Ypres salient at the time of his death.

SKIPP
W H
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SLATER
Russell Charles
Private 41621, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10 October 1918. Born and resident Mitcham, enlisted Wimbledon. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 4.
SLAYMAKER
D
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SMITH
Ernest James
Private 43789, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21 September 1918. Aged 19. Born Bermondsey, Surrey, enlisted Wimbledon, Surrey, resident Mitcham, Surrey. Son of Job and Sarah Ann Smith, of 7, Douglas Cottages, Love Lane, Mitcham. Buried in UNICORN CEMETERY, VENDHUILE, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 9.
SMITH
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SMITH
Frederick Sydney
Private G/1724, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East kent Regiment). Killed in action 26 September 1915. Born Walworth, Surrey, enlisted Lambeth, resident Mitcham. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19.
SMITH
George [Edmund]
Rifleman C/922, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 28 january 1916. Born Morden, Surrey, enlisted Mitcham, Surrey.m No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 101 and 102.
SNELL
H D
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SNOWDON
Albert Edward
Private 41803, 2nd Battalion, Suffiolk Regiment. Killed in action 30 August 1918. Aged 20. Born Lambeth, enlisted Wimbledon. Son of Mr. A. E. Snowdon, of 6, Bruce Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly TR/10/6931. Buried in ECOUST-ST. MEIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 58.
SOANES
E
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SOPER
W
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SOPP
G
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SORRELL
W J
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SPEARING
Frederick
[Listed as SPEARINK on SDGW & CWGC] Private 11945, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died at sea 13 August 1915. Aged 31. Born Kensington, London, enlisted Lambeth, London, resident Mitcham, Surrey. Husband of Sarah Ellen Spearink, of 9, Marian Rd., Greyhound Lane, Streatham, London. Formerly 15020, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.
SPEARING
W J
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SPEARINK
F
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SPICE
A
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SPICE
J
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SPRIGGS
Archibald Douglas
[Listed as SPRINGS on SDGW] Private G/11989, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 5 December 1917. Aged 32. Born Walworth, Surrey, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey, resident Mitcham, Surrey. Son of Samuel Gordon Spriggs and Alice Spriggs; husband of Evelyn Kate Spriggs, of 6, Holmewood Gardens, Brixton Hill, London. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 12.
STEADMAN
E T
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STEADNE
A
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STENNING
R
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STEPHENS
F
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STEVENS
E C J
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STIMSON
J
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STIMSON
T
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STINTON
Stanley [Harold]
Private 79874, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 21 September 1918. Aged 18. Born Harringay, enlisted Whitehall, resident Mitcham. Son of Mr. A. J. Stinton, of Hyde Villa, Commonside East, Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly TR/LON/136590, 53rd Y.S. Battalion. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 12.
STOCKBRIDGE
[Ernest] Albert
Private 203058, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 18 July 1917. Aged 42. Born Morden, Surrey, enlisted Wimbledon, Surrey, resident Mitcham, Surrey. Son of William and Rachel Stockbridge, of Church House, Morden; husband of Ethel Amelia Stockbridge, of 9, Western Cottages, Western Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
STOKES
Victor George
Private 23008, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds 1 July 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Mitcham, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Son of F. W. Stokes, of 40, Church Road, Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly 9623, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in LOUVENCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 36.
STOPHER
Albert Frank
Private 43392, 16th (Service) Battalion (Public Schools), Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died 7 June 1917. Aged 24. Son of Lucy and the Late John Stopher of 38 Belgrave Rd Mitcham Surrey; brother of Horace Frederick Stopher (below). Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas De Calais, France. Plot XXV. Row G. Grave 1A.

The 16th Service Btn were part of the 86th Infantry Brigade 29th Division “The Incomparables” after transferring in April 1916 from the 100th Brigade and were part of the Somme offensive on 1st July 1916 at Beaumont Hamel. There is not much information on what happened to Albert as the records were destroyed during the London Blitz. But around the time of his death in June 1917 the 29th Division were part of the Arras Offensive and as Etaples was the site of many hospitals including One general, One Stationary and Four Red Cross believe he may have been injured and sent to one of these hospitals where he died and was buried in the military cemetery. [Source: John Simpson]

STOPHER
Horace Frederick
Private 9431, 7th (Service) Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 8 April 1916. Aged 21. Born Mitcham, enlisted Kingston. Son of Lucy and the Late John Stopher of 38 Belgrave Rd Mitcham Surrey; brother of Albert Frank Stopher (above). Buried in CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot C. Row 2. Grave 8.

The 7th (Service)Battalion were attached to the 37th Brigade 12th Eastern Division and in 1916 were located in the area of Vermelles “St Eloi Craters” on the edge of the Ypres Salient where Underground mine warfare was prevalent during the period with 30 mines being exploded by both sides six alone on the 22 March 1916 by the British.

At 7:15 and 7:32 on the 31st March 1916 according to the Battalion Diary Mines were blown by the Germans under Rifleman’s Alley South of Swinburne Loop off the Hulloch Rd as a result there were 30 casualties including Horace who was badly injured in the Hip and Leg. He was sent to the 33 Casualty Clearing Station in Bethune ‘Pas De Calais’ but succumbed to his wounds and died 10 pm on Saturday 8th April 1916. [Source: John Simpson]

STOPHER
O
There is no O STOPHER registered with the SDGW or CWGC but there is a Joseph F W STOPHER who is not included on the memorial but has Mitcham connections. His sister Oliver Stopher, registered his name and it is possible the stonemason entered her name rather than his on the memorial - this is being investigated by Merton Council:

His details are: Joseph F W STOPHER, [Not listed on SDGW] Private G/69984, "B" Company, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 18 March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Martha Estha Stopher and the late James Stopher. Buried in MITCHAM (CHURCH ROAD) BURIAL GROUND, Surrey. Plot/Row/Section IV. Grave 89.

STRATFORD
Walter Hassall
Corporal 60948, "G" Company, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 21 January 1919. Aged 24. Son of Mr. W. T. and Mrs. E. Stratford, of 5, Ashtree Avenue, Lewis Rd., Church Rd., Mitcham. Buried in MITCHAM (CHURCH ROAD) BURIAL GROUND, Surrey. Plot.Row.Section XI. Grave 110.
STUNT
F W
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SULSH
C W
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TALLICK
John Henry
Private 9408, 2nd Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers). Killed in action 4 April 1915. Born and resident Mitcham, enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 42.
TAPPIN
Walter
Private 355825, "D" Company, 25th (Montgomeryshire and Welsh Horse Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action in Egypt 9 March 1918. Aged 22. Born Streatham, London, enlisted Diss, Norfolk, resident London. Son of Walter and Amelia Tappin, of "South View" Benedict Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly 1122, Welsh Horse. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 45.
TARRANT
R
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TAYLOR
George Charles
Private 11579, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 28 July 1916. Born Victoria, London, enlisted Kingston, Surrey, resident Mitcham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.
TEDDER
Walter William
Private G/52333, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 16 April 1917. Born Munden (sic), enlisted and resident Mitcham. Buried in FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 19.
TESTER
J
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THICK
D
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THOMPSON
J
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THOMPSON
Joseph James
Rifleman C/3608, "C" Company, 17th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Mitcham, enlisted Battersea, Surrey. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Thompson, of 37, Maybury St., Tooting, London. Buried in ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 15.
THORNTON
Charles R
Gunner 123993, "D" Battery, 315th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 22 October 1917. Born Mitcham, enlisted Wimbledon. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXII. Row B. Grave 12.
THORNTON
I
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THURLOW
J J
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TILLEY
C T
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TOOGOOD, MM
Sidney A
Lance Corporal SD/5649, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 27 September 1917. Born and enlisted Mitcham. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 86 to 88.
TOWERS
George [Edward]
Private G/37958, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 22. Born, resident and enlisted Mitcham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Towers, of 8, Spencer Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly 1403. East Surrey Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.
TRICKER
W H
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TRUELOVE
Thomas Richard
Bombardier L/1214, 34th Reserve Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 25 November 1918. Aged 29. Son of Richard and Catherine Truelove, of 7, Ravensbury Cottages, Morden Lane, Mitcham. Buried in MITCHAM (CHURCH ROAD) BURIAL GROUND, Surrey. Plot/Row/Section IX. Grave 23.
TURNER
J C
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TURNER
T W
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TWYMAN
John James
Lance Corporal L/7968, 2nd Battalion, Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 30 October 1914. Aged 32. Born St. mAry's, Kent, enlisted Chatham. Son of James Twyman, of 46, Northgate St., Canterbury; husband of Mrs. F. H. Webb (formerly Twyman), of 4, Baron Row, Lower Mitcham. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 20.
TYRRELL
A
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UPTON
H
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UPTON
Ralph Hamon Weeley
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 19. Son of George Rupert Thomas Upton and Margaret Harriet Eleanor, his wife (nee Tomkin), of Northholme, Mitcham, Surrey. Scholar of Haileybury College and Selwyn College, Cambridge. Born at Mitcham. Buried, but grave lost, commemorated in WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Special Memorial 22.
USHER
G T G
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VALLIS
W G
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VAUGH
A N C
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VINCE
Edgar
Private G/39885, 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 36. Born Stoke-By-Neyland, Suffolk, enlisted and resident Mitcham. Son of Isaac and Ellen Mary Ann Vince; husband of Clara Bullett (formerly Vince), of The Heath, Hessett, Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.

Edgar was born in Stoke-by-Neyland Suffolk in 1881, the son of Isaac and Ellen Mary Ann Vince. The family had settled in Mitcham by the 1900's.

Edgar enlisted in Mitcham and joined a regular battalion. Edgar was lost during the 3rd Battle of Ypres, more commonly know as Passchendaele, fought in some of most atrocious conditions of the entire War.

WADE
F
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WADEY
H E
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WADMORE
Frank
Lance Serjeant G/6900, 6th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 28 March 1918. Born Mitcham, Surrey, enlisted Croydon, Surrey, resident Limpsfield, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 14 and 15.
WAEVER
F
[Cannot locate as WAEVER or WAIVER] No further information currently available
WALKER
R F
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WALKER
W H
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WALKLETT
William
Sapper 333005 previously WR/355351, Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers. Died at sea 26 February 1918. Born West Deby, Lancashire, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, resident Mitcham. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 5 and 61.
WALLIS
George
Private 632957, 20th (County of London) Battalion (Blackheath and Woolwich), London Regiment. Killed in action, France and Flanders, 8th July 1917. Aged 32. Born in Mitcham 1885, enlisted and resident Mitcham. Son of George and Maria Wallis, 14 Bond Road, Mitcham. Formerly G/25829, Royal Fusiliers Regiment. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), Zillebeke, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row B. Grave 10.
WALSH
James
Private 77533, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 26 May 1918. Aged 26. Born Limehouse, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, resident Streatham. Son of the late Robert and Catherine Walsh; husband of Mrs. M. A. C. Walsh, of 5, Seaton Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly 22443, 3rd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Buried in MESNIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 20.
WARD
John Thomas {Alfred]
Rifleman 46127, 12th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 17 June 1918. Born and resident Mitcham, enlisted Wimbledon. Formerly TR/13/54700, 18th Battalion, Training Reserve. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row L. Grave 27.
WATTS
Hubert William
Serjeant 60005, "D" Company, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died in the United Kingdom 21 October 1918. Aged 23. Born Southwark, London, enlisted London. Son of William Henry and Elizabeth Margaret Watts, of 275, Grenfell Rd., Mitcham. Formerly 2065, Army Pay Corps. Buried in MITCHAM (CHURCH ROAD) BURIAL GROUND, Surrey. Plot/Row/Section VIII. Grave 45.
WEBB
Alfred Thomas
Lance Corporal G/3094, 8th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 26 September 1915. Born Mitcham, enlisted Straford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 95 to 97.
WEBB
Arthur Thomas
Private 26573, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 6 October 1916. Born Mitcham, enlisted London, resident Southall. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
WEEDEN
R G
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WEIGHT
F G
Possibly Frederick George WEIGHT - Regimental Serjeant Major, CM/11722,1st R.M. Battalion, R.N. Div Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 02 September 1918. Buried in QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY. Plot V. Row C. Grave 25.

Frederick George Weight was born in July 1882 and enlisted in July 1900. He embarked in the Mohawk in January 1903 and landed with the Naval Brigade on 21 April 1904 in Somaliland and was present at the capture of Illig. Promoted Corporal in 1905 and Sergeant in 1912 he passed in signalling ('05) First Aid ('06) Musketry (7 times) Gunnery ('01) and became a clerk in the QMS's office from 1906 to 1915, doing two sea tours on Resolution and Andromache in between.

He joined the RN Division, 189th RM Brigade, in France in December 1915, two months after earning his LS&GC. He no doubt saw much action in the many battles of Passchendaele, Arras, Welsh Ridge and earned his £34.0.0 war gratuity. He managed two periods of leave – 10 days in June 1916 and a month's re-engagement (his second) leave in February 1918. He was promoted to QMS in November 1916 and RSM in June 1918.

Frederick Weight was killed whilst bringing up small arms ammunition after 1/RMLI had passed through the Drocourt trench system, some time after 11:45 am on the day that he died.

Frederick George Weight is believed to be a brother of Henry and James weight.

WEIGHT
Henry Charles
Private G/5912, 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 28. Born Mitcham, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, resident Tooting. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

Henry was born in 1889 in Mitcham, the son of George William and Elizabeth Weight. The family was already well established in Mitcham and had lived in Church Road at one time, close to site of the War Memorial. Henry is thought to have been living in Tooting at the time of his recruitment.

Henry enlisted in Kingston and joined a regular battalion whose ranks were filled with Territorials, volunteers from Kitchener’s “New Armies” and finally conscripts after the battalion had been decimated in first few months of war in 1914. It is recorded that by the end of the war only 17 men were left out of all ranks, which had gone to France in 1914. At the time of Henry's death his unit was involved in the Arras offensive.

WEIGHT
James Henry
Corporal 2675, 12th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 18 February 1917. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Mitcham. Son of George William and Elizabeth Weight, of 20, Albert Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row I. Grave 21.

James Henry Weight was born in 1885 in Mitcham, an older brother of Henry, and son of George William and Elizabeth Weight.

James enlisted in Mitcham and joined a service battalion of the Middlesex Regiment - “The Die Hards”, originally part of Kitchener's new Armies. Although the official history records the “Battle of the Somme” ending with the capture of Beaumont Hamel in November 1916, operations in the Ancre valley and on the surrounding heights continued through the freezing winter of 1916-1917. James' unit was involved in action at Miraumont at the time of his death in an assault on Boom Ravine. Conditions generally were bad. Just before the attacks the assembly trenches were badly shelled and many casualties resulted. Despite strong resistance, valuable ground was taken and enemy counter attacks driven off.

WELLER
Albert Ernest
Private 42075, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 June 1918. Born and resident Mitcham, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime. France. Section Q. Plot II. Row F. Grave 20.
WELLS
F W
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WELLS
Walter John
Private 56801, 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 1 June 1918. Aged 19. Born Streatham, Surrey, enlisted Wimbledon, resident Mitcham. Son of Henry John and Mary Ann Wells, of 19 Sibthorpe Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 32 to 34.
WHEELER
George David
Lance Corporal 27956, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13 September 1916. Born Mitcham, enlisted Tooting. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
WHEELER
Richard
Private 9590, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 24 July 1917. Born Mitcham, enlisted Wimbledon. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34.
WHIBLEY
A? F
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WHITBREAD
William
Private 44351, 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 10 November 1917. Aged 30. Born Croydon, enlisted Mitcham. Husband of Harriet E. Whitbread, of 13, Prussia Place, Nursery Rd., Lower Mitcham, Surrey. Formerly 17117, Royal Engineers. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 65 to 66.
WHITE
A
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WHITE
Bertram Joseph James
Private G/2353, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 20. Born, resident and enlisted Mitcham. Son of Joseph and Alice Mary White, of 5, Westfield Rd., Love Lane, Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D.
WIGGINS
J A W
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WILLERTON
George
Private 721342, 24th (County of London) Battalion, The Queen's), London Regiment. Died of wounds 6 January 1918. Enlisted Kennington, resident Mitcham. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section H. Grave 9.
WILLIAMS
Albert Edwin
[Listed as Edwin Albert WILLIAMS on SDGW and CWGC] Private 11060, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Brkshire Regiment). Killed in action 28 March 1916. Born Chelsea, Middlesex, enlisted London, resident Mitcham, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 93 to 95.
WILLIAMS
P M
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WILLIAMS
S E
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WILLIAMS
W J
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WILLIAMS
W S
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WILLIAMSON
H
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WILLIS
George Frederick
Private 6613, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 23 September 1915. Aged 29. Born Battersea, enlisted Kingston, resident Tooting. Son of James and Eliza Willis, of London; husband of Minnie Ethel Willis, of 84, Robinson Rd., Tooting, London. Buried in CERISY-GAILLY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 3.

George Frederick was born in April 1887 in Battersea. The son of James and Eliza Willis. George married Minnie Ethel Stimson in 1910 and settled near Tooting Junction. He was an insurance agent before the war.

George volunteered and enlisted in Kingston on 11 December 1914 and joined a regular battalion. At the time of this death, George’s unit had been in the line at Missy-sur-Aisne just east of Soissons. The 1st Bn were moving into bivouacs outside St. Marguérite on the 23 September 1915, after being relieved by the Dorset Regt. Several casualties were sustained during the relief.

WILLIS
Victor Claud
Private 295305, 4th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 20 September 1917. Born Reigate, enlisted Streatham, resident Mitcham. Formerly 2862, Huntingdonshire Cyclists Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52.
WILSON
Alfred
Private G/19896, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 24 September 1917. Born and enlisted Mitcham. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 86 to 88.
WILSON
E M
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WILSON
L
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WINTER
William George
[Listed as George William WINTER on SDGW] Private 8065, Coldstream Guards. Died 29 October 1914. Born Mitcham, enlisted Southwark, Surrey, resident Clapham, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11.
WISBEY
Louis
Private G/21187, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 29 September 1917. Born and enlisted Mitcham, resident Eastfield, Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 10.
WITHERS
C G
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WOOD
A
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WOOD
S
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WOOD
W J
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WRIGHT
Harry Stanley
Saddler 947804, 3rd (London) brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 28 February 1917. Aged 19. Son of Harry and Thirza Wright, of 5, Crusoe Rd., Mitcham, Surrey. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 3. Row H. Grave 13.
WYATT
James
[Incorrectly listed as 39762 on SDGW] Private 30762, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 8 January 1917. Born and enlisted Mitcham. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 16.
WYATT
W G
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WYNNE
T E
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YOUNG
A G
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YOUNG
Percy Ernest
Private 8702, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 21 November 1914. Aged 23. Born Mitcham, Surrey, enlisted London, resident Merton, Surrey. Son of Mary Young, of 33, Briscoe Rd., Colliers Wood, Merton, London. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 61.
YOUNG
W J
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AND
TO THE MEMORY
OF THE MEN, WOMEN
AND CHILDREN OF MITCHAM
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939-1945

AND THOSE KILLED
IN OTHER CONFLICTS

There are no entries for World War 2 but if so these men may have appeared
EVANS Charles Frederick
Gunner 1801591, 218 Battery, 73 Light A.A. Regiment (St Margaret's Cliffe (Hellfire Corner), Dover*), Royal Artillery. at St Hellier's Hospital Merton from health complications 28 February 1945. Aged 39. Husband of Margaret Edith Evans, of Mitcham. Lived at Hill Road Streatham. Buried in MITCHAM (LONDON ROAD) CEMETERY, Surrey. Plot 24. Grave 5719.

* Eleven men from the Royal Artillery, 218 Battery, 73 Lt AA Regiment who were killed at St Margaret's when a shell hit their trench on 9 November 1942.

A shelling warning was received from Dover at 19.59. Some twenty shells were fired, with about a dozen close to the town of Dover. Three burst in the air, six fell in the harbour, others at the rear of 22 Pencester Road, Clarence Lawn, and on the beach opposite Marine Place.

At 21.14 the ARP at St Margaret's received a message that a trench opposite the Reach Court turning had received a hit, and that it was believed there were 11 casualties. Ambulances were dispatched and at 21.45 a lorry with digging equipment was requested. By 22.05 it was confirmed all casualties had been buried and a search was attempting to locate them. Half an hour later four bodies had been found and after a further hour another three, with an eighth body just being uncovered. By five past midnight it was confirmed that eleven men had died. The bodies had been recovered and sent to the Tower Hamlets mortuary.

FROST William Robert
Boy 1st Class P/JX 182097, H.M.S. Dunedin, Royal Navy. Killed in action 24,November 1941 in the South Atlantic when his ship was attacked by by U-124. Aged 17. Born 2nd June 1924 at Belgrave Road, Mitcham.Son of Edwin George Frost & Louisa Caroline, brother of Peter, who were living in Wimbledon at the time. Joined the Royal Navy at the age of fifteen with H.M.S. Ganges training ship. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 51, Column 2.

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