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SHALFORD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Mick Tilley 2007

The war memorial is a cross on the village green right beside the busy A281 road into Guildford. Probably because of the traffic, it is now somewhat difficult to read so the following transcription is from a plaque for the First World War in the nearby church.

Photograph Copyright © Mick Tilley 2007

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS AND MEN
CONNECTED WITH THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918.

ADAMS

George Henry
probably Corporal G/37704, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 24th May 1917. Enlisted Guildford, resident Chilworth. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

AGNEW

Arthur Thomas
Rifleman R/14860, 7th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 19th Agust 1916. Aged 19. Born Shalford, enlisted Guildford. Son of Alice Agnew, of 47, New Rd Chilworth, Guildford, and the late Thomas Agnew. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

ATKINS

Arthur Henry
Private 10700, 2nd Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 7th June 1915. Born and resident Shalford, enlisted Guildford. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 3.

AVERY

Morgan McClellan
Private G/22556, 6th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 9th April 1917. Born and resident Guildford. No known grave. Commmeorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

BAKER

Arthur Robert
Lance Corporal 25350, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th November 1917. Born Wornersh, Surrey, enlisted Horsham, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 8.

BAILEY

Frederick
No further information currently

BENNETT

Ernest
Lance Corporal 11123, 11th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 March 1918. Born West Clandon, enlisted Guildford, resident Shalford. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 48.

BISHOP

Ernest George
No further information currently

BOYD

Hugh Lennox F.
No further information currently

BUDD

Alfred Harry
No further information currently

BURBERRY

Henry "Harry" Arthur
Private G/14720, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West kent Regiment). Killed in action 7th October 1816. Aged 25. Born Brighton, Sussex, enlisted Guildford, resident Shalford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Burberry, of 39, Station Rd., Shalford, Guildford; husband of Annie Burberry, of 55, Church Rd., Hove, Brighton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAl, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C.

CARPENTER

William Augustus
Lance Corporal 3489, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 7th July 1916. Born Shalford, enlisted Hounslow, resident Fulham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAl, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C, 9 A and 16 A.

COVEY

Jesse Edmund
No further information currently

DAVIS

Wm Frederick
No further information currently

DAVIS

Henry James
No further information currently

ELLIS

Albert George
Private 682158, 2nd/22nd (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Killed in action 31st October 1917. Aged 25. Enlisted Guildford, resident Shalford. Son of Albert and Ellen Annie Ellis, of Juniper Place, Shalford Common, Guildford. Formerly 3562, 5th Battalion, The Queen's. Buried in BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 43

EMMINGS

Thomas [W]
Private 96024, Royal Defence Corps. Died 29th November 1918. Aged 40. Son of William Thomas Emmings; husband of Annie Emmings, of Hill View, James Rd., Peasmarsh, Shalfold, Guildford. Buried in SHALFORD CEMETERY, Surrey. Grave reference D. 2. 192.

FARLEY

Ernest Hedley
Private 6867, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds in United Kingdom 21st December 1917. Born Burgess Hill, Sussex, enlisted Guildford, resident Shalford. Formerly 6918, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Buried in SHALFORD CEMETERY, Surrey. Grave reference: D. 2. 159.

FERGUSON

Donald Francis
No further information currently

GIRDLER

Charles
[Spelt GIROLER on SDGW] Private 47827, 21st Battalion (Tyneside Scottish), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 9th April 1917. Aged 33. Born Shalford, enlisted Guildford. Husband of Alice Girdler, of "Buena Vista," Peasmarsh, Guildford, Surrey. Formerly 16261, Royal Engineers. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 23.

HIBBERD

John
No further information currently

HITCHINGS

Francis N. W.
No further information currently (See inscription at foot of plaque)

HUDSON

Edward
No further information currently

KITCHEN

Wm Walter Henry
No further information currently

LEMON

Frederick
No further information currently

MAJOR

Charles
[Listed as Charles MAYOR on SDGW] Private G/21347, 21st Battaolion, Duke of Cambridge's Own ( Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 10th April 1917. Born Tottenham, Middlesex, enlisted Guildford, resident Shalford. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 8.

MAXTED

Alfred John
No further information currently

NEWMAN

Henry Lyle
No further information currently

POULTER

John Harry
No further information currently

PRICE

Arthur
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RENTON

Alan John
No further information currently

SEWELL

Harry
No further information currently

SHRUBB

Herbert Charles
No further information currently

SMALLBONE

[Frederick aka 'Fred'] Balaclava
[Surname also spelt SMALLBONES in some cases] Private 353288, 12th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 1 October 1918. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Guildford, Surrey, resident Shalford. Son of Ernest Inkerman Smallbones, of Station Rd., Shalford, Surrey. Formerly 11024, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Buried in DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 15. Note: Born about 1896 his birth record cannot be found however he is on the census records as Balaclava. His parents were Ernest Inkerman and Kate Dallen. He had brothers called Colenso and Sebastopol and he was 1 of 13 children.

STOVOLD

Jesse
No further information currently

STOVOLD

St Thomas
No further information currently

TUDOR

Douglas Courtenay
No further information currently

WALKLEY

Owen [Alfred]
Rifleman S/1588, 10th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 4th August 1916. Born and resident Shalford, enlisted Guildford. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.

WEALE

Raymond
No further information currently

WORSFORD

Frank
[Listed as WORSFOLD on CWGC] Lance Corporal G/37197, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Aged 24. Born Upfold, enlisted Guildford, resident Shalford. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

WORSFORD

Percy William
No further information currently

"Thanks be to God, which giveth us the Victory,
through our Lord Jesus Christ"
I COR XV 57

THIS MEMORIAL
IS ERECTED BY THE MOTHER AND SISTERS OF
LIEUT. FRANCIS NOEL WELLS HITCHINS,
4TH RESVE BN THE QUEENS R. WEST SURREY REGT
WHO WAS KILLED BY THE EXPLOSION OF A SHELL
WHILE CARRYING OUT SALVAGE WORK AT
AUBERCHICOURT, FRANCE, ON DEC 3RD 1918.

Burials in the Cemetery but not on memorial

JELLEY

James Gilbert Ernest
Volunteer, 5th Surrey (Bramley) Battalion, Home Guard. Died 14th March 1941. Aged 42. Son of William and Anne Jelley; husband of Lilian Maffie Jelley, of Shalford. Buried in SHALFORD CEMETERY, Surrey. Section B. Grave 37.

KILCOIN, OBE

Charles Lewis
Lieutenant Colonel 599, Royal Engineers. Died 18th October 1945. Aged 66. Son of Patrick Plunket Kilcoin and Mary Kilcoin; husband of Gertrude Annie Kilcoin, of Pembury, Kent. Buried in SHALFORD CEMETERY, Surrey. New portion. Grave 297.

NOAKES

A C
Private 27557, 59th Protection Company, Royal Defence Corps. Died 21st July 1917. Buried in SHALFORD CEMETERY, Surrey. Grave reference D. 2. 325.

O'CONNOR

John Henry
Sergeant (Pilot) 1378903, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th January 1942. Aged 20. Buried in SHALFORD CEMETERY, Surrey. New portion. Grave 600.

OWEN

Arthur
Seaman LT/JX 176580, H.M. Motor Minesweeper 168, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 2nd July 1943. Aged 24. Son of George and Fanny Owen, of Teddington, Middlesex. Buried in SHALFORD CEMETERY, Surrey. New portion. Grave 665.

RIDGERS

F R
Private 20158, 2nd/5th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 30th December 1915. Buried in SHALFORD CEMETERY, Surrey. Grave reference D. 2. 171.

SUTTON

William Thomas
Gunner 1750080, 295 Battery, 96 Heavy A.A. Regiment. Died 15th July 1941 Aged 33. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Sutton; husband of Evelyn Doris Sutton, of Stoughton. Buried in SHALFORD CEMETERY, Surrey. New portion. Grave 623.

WILLIAMS

Robert George
Leading Aircraftman 1038375, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5th November 1943. Son of William Thomas Williams and Amy Williams; husband of Phyliss Beatrice Williams, of Shalford. Buried in SHALFORD CEMETERY, Surrey. New portion. Grave 643.

Last updated 15 November, 2016

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