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WAKEFORD

John

Rifleman 23283, 4/3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. New Zealand Division. Killed in action at Messines 7th June 1917. Aged 36. Son of John & Emma Wakeford. Commemorated on Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial.

WALKER

Harold

Private G/7227, 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 2nd Division. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Born in Hampton Hill and enlisted in Middlesex. Next of kin residents of Twickenham. (Possibility only)

WALKER

W

possibly William WALKER, Corporal L/11183, 3rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 28th Division. Killed in action 24th April 1915. Aged 24. Son of Richard & Rachael Ellen Walker of 284, Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington. Born in Willesden and enlisted in Mill Hill. Buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium B. 96

WALLACE

Donald Alfred

Private G/62401 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 29th Division. Killed in action at Arras 24th April 1917. Aged 20. Son of William Alfred & Elizabeth Martha Wallace of Buckingham Gate, later of 18, Queensberry Place, South Kensington. Born in Kew and enlisted in Putney. Formerly with the 3rd County of London Yeomanry. Commemorated on Arras Memorial MR. 20

WALSH

Edward

Rifleman 11130, 2nd Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 1st Division. Killed in action at Ypres 12th November 1914. Born in Notting Hill and enlisted in London. Next of kin residents of Richmond. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. MR. 29

WALSH

Thomas Kevin

Private 354197, 1/7th Battalion, London Regiment. (City of London) 56th London Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 2nd December 1917. Aged 22 Born and enlisted in Fulham. Next of kin residents of Richmond. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial MR. 17.

WALTON, MM

George

Lance Corporal 703408, 1/23rd Battalion, London Regiment. (County of London). 56th London Division. Killed in action 5th April 1918. Born Battersea and enlisted in Putney. Next of kin Shepherds Bush. Formerly with the 3rd City of London Yeomanry. Buried in Martinsart British Cemetery. F. 232

WARD

Robert John Bernae

Rifleman 4829, 1/16th Battalion, London Regiment. (Queens Westminster’s) 56th London Division. Killed in action on the Somme 10th September 1916. Enlisted in Westminster. Next of kin residents of Kew. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

WARDEN

Charles [Percy]

Rifleman 2729, 1/5th Battalion, London Regiment. (London Rifle Brigade) 56th London Division, Killed in action at Gommecourt 1st July 1916. Born in Kew. Next of kin residents of Twickenham. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial. MR. 21

WARLAND

Charles Alfred Henry

Private TF/202335, 3/4th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment, 21st Division. Killed in action near Ypres, 4th October 1917. Aged 20. Son of Alfred Henry & Louisa Clara Warland of "Charterhouse" Liongate Gardens, Richmond. Born and enlisted in Richmond Resident of Lee on Solent, Hampshire. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR. 30.

WARLAND

C A

possibly Charles Arthur WARLAND, Gunner 68044 Royal Garrison Artillery (Medal Rolls)

WARNE

Claude [Robert Vallentine]

Rifleman 300282, 1/5th London Regiment. (London Rifle Brigade. 56th London Division. Killed in action near Agny 7th April 1917. Aged 27. Son of Christine L. Warne (formerly Vallentine) of "The Grange" Kingston Hill and James Vallentine. Born in Blackheath and enlisted in Finsbury. Buried in Agny Military Cemetery F. 420

WARNE

John William

Petty Officer 189723, HMS "Vanguard", Royal Navy. Lost when the Dreadnought blew up in Scapa Flow 9th July 1917. Aged 36. Son of Moses & Harriett Warne. Husband of Mrs Louisa Warne of 18, Evelyn Terrace, Kew Foot Road, Richmond. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial MR. 1.

WARNER

William Richard Henry

Gunner L/6289, ‘B’ Battery, 190th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 1st April 1918. Aged 29 Son of Walter & Mary Anne Warner of Richmond. Husband of Mrs Prudence Warner of 61, Alexandra Road, Richmond. Born and enlisted in Richmond. Buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery. F. 745

WARREN

Arthur George

Sapper 167852, 79th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds in Belgium 18th December 1917. Aged 20. Only son of Henry & Alice Warren of 139, Sandycombe Road, Richmond. Born in Willesden and enlisted in Richmond Educated at Darrell Road School, Richmond. Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium B. 16.

WATFORD

Abel John

Private G/65422, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 3rd Division. Killed in action 20th October 1917. Aged 39. Son of Abel & Elizabeth Watford. Husband of Mrs. Alice Mary Watford of 62, Dancer Road, Richmond Enlisted in Fulham. Buried in Favreuil British Cemetery F. 563

WATKINS

Cecil Frank

Private 5554, 1/1st Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action at Arras 3rd May 1917. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs George Watkins of 21, St. Mary’s Grove, Richmond Enlisted in Richmond. Commemorated on Arras Memorial MR. 20

WATLINGTON

Henry Joseph

Second Lieutenant, General list attached to the No 70 Squadron (Sopwith Camels), Royal Flying Corps. Western Front. Killed in action 6th July 1917. Commemorated on Arras Memorial. MR. 20

WATSON

[William] Stanley

Captain, Royal Army Service Corps attached to 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. 32nd Division. Killed in action 11th August 1918. Aged 31. Son of Peter & Mary Watson. Husband of Mrs Evelyn Watson of 6, Bexhill Road, East Sheen. Buried in Boves East Communal Cemetery F. 879

WAY

[William] Reginald [Osmond]

Private 495540, 1/15th Battalion, London Regiment. (Prince of Wales Own) 47th London Division. Killed in action at Amiens 9th August 1918. Aged 26. Son of Mr Way & Mrs Mary Jane Way of 65, Manor Road, Richmond. Born in Kingston on Thames and enlisted in Richmond. Commemorated on Vis en Artois Memorial MR. 16

WEAVER

G R

possibly (only G. R. Weaver in CWGC & SDGW records.) George Robert Weaver, Gunner 85467, "B" Battery 72nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died at home 6th December 1917. Born an enlisted in Battersea. Buried in Wandsworth Cemetery. South London

WELLS

Eric [John]

Private 644, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action 17th October 1916. Aged 19. Son of Frederick & Caroline Wells of 1, North Street, Isleworth, Middlesex. Born in Fulham and enlisted in Richmond. Buried in Villers Station Cemetery, Villers au Bois F. 81

WELLS

William John

Bombardier L/5286, "B" Battery, 153rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres, 24th July 1917. Born in Richmond and enlisted in Kingston on Thames. Next of kin residents of Richmond. Buried in White House Cemetery St. Jean les Ypres Belgium B. 101

WESTBURY

Frederick

Private 6598, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action at Loos 26th September 1915. Aged 36. Son of Mr & Mrs H. Westbury of 3, Stanley Road, East Sheen, Mortlake. Husband of Mrs Alice Mary Westbury of 7, Darrell Road, Richmond. Born in Roehampton and enlisted in Kingston on Thames. Commemorated on Loos Memorial MR. 19

WESTMACOTT

Eric W F

Lieutenant, HMS "Arethusa", Royal Navy. Killed in action at the Battle of Heligoland Bight 28th August 1914. Aged 20. Son of Charles & Gertude Westmacott. Born in Harlesden, Middlesex. Buried in Heybridge Cemetery, Maldon, Essex.

WESTMACOTT

Richard Innes Edgell

Lance Corporal 9621, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards 1st Division. Killed in action at Cuinchy 25th January 1915. Born in Teddington and enlisted in London. Next of kin residents of Richmond. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, MR. 22.

WHEELER

Ernest [John]

Lance Corporal 2261, 1/23rd Battalion, London Regiment. (County of London) 47th London Division. Killed in action near Loos 31st December 1915. Born in Richmond and enlisted in Clapham Junction. Next of kin, residents of Richmond. Commemorated on Loos Memorial MR. 19.

WHEELER

John Hicks

Corporal 127802, 7th Cavalry Brigade Signal Troop. Royal Engineers. Mesopotamia. Died in Mesopotamia 21st July 1917. Enlisted in Richmond Next of kin residents of Kew. Buried in Baghdad North Gate, War Cemetery Iraq. 8

WHETMAN

Harold Edmund

Sergeant 700860, 2/23rd Battalion, London Regiment. (County of London) 60th London Division. Died of wounds in Palestine 31st March 1918. Aged 22. Son of George Edmund & Ada Elizabeth Anne Whetman of 36, Peldon Avenue, Sheen Road, Richmond Enlisted in Clapham Junction. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Palestine.

WHITE

Alfred Henry

Private 4960, 2nd Life Guards. Attached from the 3rd Dragoon Guards. 3rd Cavalry Division. Killed in action near Ypres 28th October 1914. Aged 30. Son of George & Alice White. Husband of Mrs Elizabeth White of 15, Albert Road, Richmond (Not included in Part 1 SDGW). Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. MR. 29

WHITE

Edmund Jesse

Private 6580, 5th Royal Irish Lancers. 3rd Cavalry Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat 23rd March 1918. Born in Richmond and enlisted in Fulham Next of kin residents of Richmond. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial. MR. 27

WHITE

Henry F

Corporal 10229, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. 7th Division. Killed in action 23rd October 1914. Aged 21. Son of Frank & Ellen Braham White of 230, Great Portland Street, London. Born in Surbiton. Resident of Kew. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR. 29

WHITE

Harold H F

Private 260770, 1st County of London Yeomanry later 103 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Died in Egypt 20th July 1918. Aged 22. Husband of Mrs Helen White of 8, Weymouth Avenue, South Ealing. Born in Richmond and enlisted in Chelsea. Buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

WHITE

Vance Smith

Private 3031963, 20th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) 4th Brigade. 2nd Canadian Division. Killed in action 12th October 1918. Aged 21. Son of Mr & Mrs Frank White of Richmond. Husband of Mrs Vira Dell Bowman-White of East Liverpool. Ohio. USA. Buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux F. 214

WHITE

William

Private 9722, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 28th Division. Died of wounds at St. Omer on the 11th October 1915. Aged 28. Son of James & Emily White of 7, Paradise Cottages, Paradise Road, Richmond. Born in Richmond and enlisted Kingston on Thames. Buried in Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery, St. Omer. F. 134

WHITING

George

Private 7151, 1/7th Battalion, London Regiment attached to the Canadian Engineers. Killed in action in Belgium 22nd December 1916. Aged 24. Son of Mr & Mrs George Whiting of 56, St. Georges Road, Richmond Enlisted in Kingston on Thames. Formerly with East Surreys. Buried in La Clytte Military Cemetery, Belgium B. 21

WHITTLE

John Tilsed

Sergeant 27013, 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 41st Division. Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Aged 21. Son of William George & Amy Martha Whittle of Kingland Road, Longfleet, Poole, Dorset. Enlisted in Winchester. Commemorated on Arras Memorial MR. 20. (This seems an unlikely entry but is the only J. T. Whittle with CWGC records.)

WILKES

Albert

Lance Corporal 9467, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home after the war, 28th April 1919. Aged 23. Husband of Mrs May Jane Wilkes of 9, Hyde Road, Richmond. Buried in Richmond Cemetery.

WILLCOX

Alfred Holton

Corporal 965451, Royal Field Artillery. "D" Battery, 58th Brigade. Killed in action near Ypres 3rd October 1917. Aged 22. Son of John & Barbara Willcox of 64, Bushwood Road, Kew. Enlisted in Woolwich. Buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery, St. Jean les Ypres, Belgium. B. 96

WILLIAMS

Arthur

Private 10621, 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. 25th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 23rd July 1916. Aged 29. Son of Mr & Mrs C. Williams of Richmond. Born and enlisted in Richmond. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery F. 40.

WILLIAMS

A A

possibly Chief Stoker. Royal Navy ??

WILLIAMS

Albert D

Private 582, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 12th Division. Died of wounds 16th October 1915. Aged 21. Son of Henry & Emily Williams of 17, Victoria Cottages, Kew Gardens, Richmond. Born and enlisted in Richmond. Buried in Nouex les Mines Communal Cemetery F. 178

WILLIAMS

George Edward

Able Seaman 8487/A, Royal Naval Reserve. HMS "Newmarket". Killed in action in the Eastern Mediterranean 17th July 1917. Aged 22. Son of Arthur Denbigh Williams and Mrs Williams of 32, Cambridge Cottages, Kew, Richmond. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial MR. 1

WILLIAMS, MM

Lawrence Allan

Sergeant 10787, 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. 25th Division. Died of wounds. 29th March 1918. Born in Kew and enlisted in Caxton Hall. Next of kin, Richmond. Buried in Ontario Cemetery, Sains les Marquion Nord F. 481

WILLIAMS

Thomas

Private 2359, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action 13th May 1916. Aged 32. Son of Mr & Mrs J. Williams of 25, Garden Road, Richmond. Born and enlisted in Richmond. Commemorated on Arras Memorial MR. 20

WILSON

H

No further information currently available

WILSON

Horace Leonard

Private 532157, 1/15th Battalion, London Regiment. (Civil Service Rifles) 47th London Division. Died of wounds 3rd July 1917. Aged 21. Son of Charles & Jesse Wilson of 50, Raleigh Road, Richmond. Born in Ewell and enlisted in Somerset House. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension. F. 285

WILSON

S

possibly Sidney WILSON, Private 8648, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 28th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 3rd May 1915. Aged 30. Son of Mr & Mrs T. Wilson of 15, School House Lane, Wick Road, Hampton Wick. Born in Cambridge and enlisted in Kingston on Thames. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR. 29

WILSON-HUGHES

Cedric

Private M2/121500, (Motor Transport), Royal Army Service Corps attached to 2/1st South Midland Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died in France 13th April 1918. Born in Hampton Hill and enlisted in London. Next of kin residents of Richmond. Buried in St. Souplet British Cemetery F. 1266

WINDEBANK

Francis Richard

Private 822, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 10th October 1915. Aged 17. Son of James & Mary Windebank of 20, Evelyn Road, Richmond. Born in Acton and enlisted in Richmond. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery F. 423

WINN

John Nicholls

Private 365004, 7th Battalion, London Regiment. (City of London). Died of wounds at home 7th June 1918. Aged 20. Son of William Nicholls & Bertha Winn of 87, Mortlake Road, Kew. Enlisted in Richmond. Buried in Richmond Cemetery

WINSLADE

Leslie

Private 18868, 10th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 15th Scottish Division. Killed in action at Battle of Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 18. Son of George & Emma Winslade of 2 Darrell Road, Richmond. Born and enlisted in Richmond. Commemorated on Loos Memorial MR. 19

WINSLET

Thomas

Private 2879, 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. 1st Division. Killed in action on the Somme 24th August 1916. Aged 34. Son of Mr & Mrs Winslet of Gravel Road, Twickenham. Husband of Mrs. Louisa Isabel Winslet of 9, Moates Cottages, Richmond. Born and enlisted in Richmond. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

WINTER

Harry

Private 10047, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 28th Division. Died of wounds in military hospital in Salonika. 21st July 1916. Born in Richmond and enlisted in Kingston on Thames. Buried in Lambet Road Military Cemetery, Salonika, Greece. Gr. 7.

WISE

Edward George

Guardsman. 3950, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards 1st Division. Killed in action at Ypres 26th October 1914. Born in Twickenham and enlisted in London. Regular Guardsman. Next of kin residents of Richmond. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium MR. 29

WISE

H H

There in nothing for H. H. Wise in CWGC & SDGW records probably Edward Hilary WISE, Corporal S/2349, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Amiens 8th August 1918. Aged 24. Son of Edward & May Emily Wise of Staines. Husband of Mrs Florence Mary Emily Wise of 10, Sheendale Road, Richmond Special reservist. Buried in Villers Bretonneaux Military Cemetery F. 1170

WISE

R

possibly Ralph WISE, Private 1069377, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment) 1st Canadian Division. Killed in action 29th September 1918. No other details found, or connection with Richmond proved. Buried in Sancourt British Cemetery F. 597

WISE

Robert Henry

Corporal 9402, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 28th Division. Died of wounds 17th February 1915. Aged 24. Son of Robert & Anne Wise of Richmond. Born in Richmond and enlisted in Kingston on Thames. Buried in Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium B. 58

WISEMAN

John Mclean

Lance Corporal 354253, 1/7th Battalion, London Regiment. (City of London) 56th London Division. Killed in action 11th March 1917. Aged 28. Son of J & H. Mclean-Wiseman of Nacton, Ipswich, Suffolk. Enlisted in Richmond Resident of Richmond. Buried in Railway Dugouts, Transport Farm Cem. , Zillebeke, Belgium B. 127

WOLFE

Frederick Charles

Lance Corporal 31482, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 40th Division. Killed in action 6th May 1917. Aged 26. Husband of Mrs Malvenia Wolfe (remarried) of 73, Church Road, Richmond Enlisted in Richmond. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial. MR. 21

WOODCOCK

J

possibly Wilfred John Marshall WOODCOCK, Lance Corporal 3847 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 26th September 1916. Born in Islington and enlisted in London. Next of kin Acton.

WOODGER

Walter Joseph

Pioneer 254735, Royal Engineers. 5th Field Survey Company. Killed in an enemy air raid near Ypres 7th September 1917. Aged 28. Son of Joseph & Hannah Woodger of Richmond. Husband of Mrs Gertrude Woodger of 1, Kelton Villas, Hawks Road, Kingston on Thames. Born in Roehampton and enlisted in Kingston on Thames. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium. B. 18

WOODHAM

Charles William

Sergeant 5988, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Arras, 9th April 1917. Aged 24. Son of Charles Henry & Mary Jane Woodham of Richmond. Born and enlisted in Richmond. Buried in St. Catherines British Cemetery F. 96.

WOODHAMS

Roy

Private TF/241701, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 30th November 1917. Enlisted in Putney. Next of kin residents of Richmond. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial MR. 17.

WOODS

[John] Henry

Private 9641, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 5th Division. Died at home after the war 26th February 1919. Aged 26. Son of William & Laura Elvina Woods of Richmond. Born in Richmond. Buried in Richmond Cemetery.

WOODWARD

Arthur Sydney

Bombardier 32702, "G" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Died of wounds 30th March 1918. Aged 32 Husband of Mrs Louisa Mary Woodward of 38, Great Smith Street, Westminster. Born in Isleworth and enlisted in Woolwich. Buried in Namps au Val British Cemetery. F. 185

WORTLEY

C S

possibly C WORTLEY, Private TF/200235, Royal West Surrey Regiment

WRIGHT

Alfred

Lance Sergeant 10485, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died at home. 20th November 1918. Aged 30. Born in Woodford , Essex and enlisted in Richmond Next of kin 30, Windsor Road, Richmond. Buried in Richmond Cemetery 27. 11. 18.

WRIGHT

W L

remote but possibly William Lake WRIGHT, Second Lieutenant, 17th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 59th Division. Killed in action 20th October 1918. Aged 34. Parents from Bexley in Kent and Wife from Chingford in Essex. Born in Beckenham. No known Richmond links.

WYATT

Frederick A

Private 19138, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 41st Division. Killed in action at Messines 7th June 1917. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs F. A. C. Wyatt of 6, West Sheen Vale, Mortlake Road, Richmond. Born in Kingston on Thames and enlisted in Richmond. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR. 29

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