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SHOTTERMILL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Transcribed Barbara Jeffers, researched Martin Edwards - 2006
additional information Oliver Hartley

Shottermill, for local government purposes, is assumed to be part of Haslemere but has its own memorials for World War 1 and 2, none of the names appearing here appear on the main Haslemere memorial. The memorials can be found in St Stephens in the south-west of the churchyard. They take the form of a gabled shrine formed by the figure of Christ on the cross placed on an open circle. There insctipions on the tablets underneath it, the World War 1 tablets are flanked by those for World War 2. There are 37 surnames with initials for World War 1 and 16 for World War 2.

TO THOSE OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL
IN THE WARS OF 1914 - 18. 1939 - 45
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

1914-1918

BARKWILL

George
Corporal 628471, 47th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment). Died 23rd October 1917. Born 21st December 1890 in London. Son of Daniel Robert Barkwill and Mary Dorcas Smith, of Haslemere, Surrey; brother of Henry Daniel Barkwill (see below). Carpenter by trade. Unmarried. No known grave. Listed with three Regimental number 628471, 428471, 28476. Enlisted 5th August 1915 aged 28 years 7 months, height 5 feet 8½ inches, girth 37 inches, complexion dark, eyes blue, hair balck; religion Church of England. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 10 - 26 - 28. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 437 - 45

BARKWILL

Henry "Harry" Daniel
Private 687274, 47th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment). Died 26th August 1917. Aged 28. Born 8th February 1890 in Mitcham, Surrey. Son of Robert Daniel Barkwill and Mary Dorcas Smith, of Haslemere, Surrey; brother of George Barkwill (above). Teamster by trade. Unmarried. Elisted 1st January 1916 at Kamloop, Canada, height 5 feet 7½ inches, girth 38 inches, complexion dark, eyes hazel, hair brown; religion Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 437 - 47

BRIMLEY

Charles
Private 20181, 2nd/5th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died at Royal Surrey County Hospital of Broncho-Pneumonia 31st May 1915. Born c. 1869, parents unknown. Married (1st) to Emily Harriet Winchester in 1894 and (2nd) to Lucy Leah Court in 1907. Buried near the east boundary in St STEPEHEN CHURCHYARD, SHOTTERMILL, Surrey.

CLAPSHAW

[Henry] John
Private G/14198, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment transferred to Lance Corporal 44613, 836th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Died 14th April 1919. Aged 32. Born 20 April 1887 in Thursley, Surrey. Son of Samuel and Annie (nee Moorey) Clapshaw; husband of Harriet E. Clapshaw (nee Ford), of Heather Cottage, married 1915, The Haven, Billingshurst, Sussex. Native of Haslemere, Surrey. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot LXXII. Row F. Grave 5.

CRESSWELL

Harry
Private 74589, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died from injuries sustained, France, 18 October 1916. Aged 19. Born 4 March 1899 in Bramshott, Surrey to Henry "Harry" Cresswell abd Elizabeth Ann Harrison, , of High Pitfold Farm, Hindhead, Surrey. Unmarried. Buried in ST. HILAIRE CEMETERY EXTENSION, FREVENT, Pas de Calais, France. Row D. Grave 16 .

CRESSWELL

William [James]
Lance Corporal 10835, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Missing presumed dead, 18 October 1916. Born 24 July 1893 in Bramshott, Surrey, to Henry "Harry" Cresswell & Ann Elizabeth Harrison. Unmarried. Brother of Harry Cresswell (above). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier & Face 7C & 7B.

CROWTHER

Charles [Edward]
Gunner 145634, D Battery, 175th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action, France, 7 June 1917. Born 11 April 1893 in Liphook, Surrey to Alfred Crowther and Ellen Matilda Treagus. Unmarried. Buried in ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row B. Section 1.

EDGELER

Percival
Lieutenant, East African Military Labour Corps. Died 53 Mount St, Mayfair, London, from pneumonia and heart failure, 17 August 1918. Aged 40. Born 14 February 1878 Hammer, Bramshott, Surrey to James Sturt Edgeler and Matilda Scragg, of "Coombelea," Critchmere, Haslemere.. Unmarried. Buried near south boundary in SHOTTERMILL (ST. STEPHEN) CHURCHYARD.

ELLIOT

Arthur
[Spelt ELIOTT on SDGW] Private? L/10580, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 14th August 1914. Born 24 April 1890 in Greyswood Road, Haslemere, Surrey, Haslemere, enlisted Guildford, resident Franham. Son of William Elliott (deceased) and Phoebe Emma Bricknell. Unmarried. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine et Marne, France.

FROGLEY

George John
Sapper 215772, 2nd/1st (Lancashire) Fortress Company, Royal Engineers. Suicide, cut own throat with razor, Liverpool, 10th October 1917. Aged 32. Born Shottermill, enlisted Horsham, resident Haslemere. Son of John and Ellen (nee Enves) Frogley, of Nutcombe View, Shottermill; husband of Jane (nee Newman ) Frogley, of 1, Lavender Cottages, Lion Lane, Shottermill, Haslemere, Surrey; married December 1907. Buried in LIVERPOOL (ANFIELD) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Screen Wall (South). Plot V. Row C. Grave 59.

HARDING

Ernest Victor
Private 45828, 1st Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers). Missing presumed dead 11th April 1918. Aged 28. Born 10 May 1897 in Fernhurst, enlisted Guildford, resident Haslemere. Son of Thomas Ridout (deceased) Alice Caroline (nee Jelley) Harding, of 10, Chilcroft Villas, Lion Lane, Shottermill, Haslemere, Surrey. Formerly 4647, 5th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 140 to 141.

HARDING, MM and Bar

John [Harold]
Corporal 991, "B" Company, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action, France, 24 April 1917. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) and & Bar. Born 28 May 1894 in Portsmouth. Son of William and Edith (nee Robbins) Harding, of Priory Lane, Frensham, Farnham. Unmarried. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 10.

HERVEY

Gerald Arthur
Lieutenant, 1st/1st (Wessex) Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action, Belgium, 8 August 1917. Born 24 October 1881 in London to George Henry William Hervey and Mary Wells-Cole. Married Dorothy Symes 14 August 1912. Buried in THE HUTS CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 8.

HOOPER

William [John]
Private T/4063, 1st/5th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died in Mesopotamia 21st June 1916. Aged 25. Born 5 December 1890 in Barnet, Herts. Enlisted Guildford, resident Haslemere. Son of William and Margaret Ann (nee Holloway) Hooper. Unmarried. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot VI. Row R. Grave 2.

HOY

Harold Charles
Private 41222, 11th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action, France, 22 March 1918. Aged 21. Born 17 March 1897 in Haslemere, Surrey to Benjamin Charles and Mary Ann (nee Smith) Hoy, of 1, Cambridge Cottages, Lion Lane, Haslemere.. Unmarried. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

JUDGE

George
Private G/13022, 1st/5th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died from encephalitis, in hospital, South Africa, 10th February 1917. Born 19 January 1891 and resident Shottermill, enlisted Guildford. Son of Frank and Mary Jane (nee Snelling) Judge. Unmarried. Buried in CAPE TOWN (MAITLAND) CEMETERY, Western Cape, South Africa. Section 4. Grave 97449B.

LEMON

William
[Spelt LERRON on SDGW] Private G/1147, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 4th May 1917. Aged 21. Born 17 April 1896 and resident Shottermill, enlisted Guildford. Son of Edwin and Mary Ann (nee Madgwick) Lemon, of 2, Wayside Cottages, Lion Lane, Shottermill, Haslemere, Surrey. Unmarried. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 21.

LUFF

Thomas
Private 53354, 18th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died from dyspnoea, in Canada, 25 March 1918. Aged 47. Born 1 June 1870 in Haslemere, Surrey to Abednego (deceased) and Ruth Wheeler Ellen Jane (nee Young) Luff, of Mill Cottage, Shottermill, Haslemere; husband of Ellen Luff, of Hamelsdale, Haslemere, Surrey. Labourer by trade. Previously served 13 years in the Leicester Regiment. Attested 2 November 1914 in London, Ontario, Canada. Height 5 feet 5½ inches, chest 36½ inches, fair complexion, grey eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in SAINT JOHN (FERNHILL) CEMETERY, New Brunswick, Canada. Field of Honour. Grave 15. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5785 - 19

MADGWICK

Edwin Frank
[Listed as F MADGWICK on CWGC] Private 620, 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers. Died from pneumonia, France, 2 March 1917. Born 28 January 1888 in Hindhead, Surrey. Son of Thomas and Agnes (nee Taylor) Madgwick, of 2, Brooklyn Cottages, Lion Lane, nr. Haslemere, Surrey. Unmarried. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. PLot XXI. Row K. Grave 1A.

MOORE

William
Corporal L/9756, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action, Belgium, 30 October 1914. Aged 22. Born 28 December 1892 in West Chiltiington, Pulborough, Sussex. Son of Harry Phillip and Elizabeth (nee Shimmell) Moore, of Ormonde House, Haslemere, Surrey. Unmarried. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 20.

NEWMAN

Michael Henry

Private 269651, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died from nephritis, in hospital, Aldershot, 10 September 1919. Born 26 September 1890 in Haslemere, Surrey. Son of Anthony and Virtue (nee Burgess) Newman, of Critchmere, Shottermill; husband of Nellie Charlotte Ann (nee Rush) Newman, of "Blencathra," Grayshott, Hindhead, married in 1918. Buried near the east boundary in SHOTTERMILL (ST. STEPHEN) CHURCHYARD, Surrey.

NIGHTINGALE

Charles John
Private T/206037, 2nd/4th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action, in Syria, 21st December 1917. Born Lincoln, Lincolnshire, enlisted and resident Haslemere. Born 16 August 1882 in Lincoln. Son of Henry William and Elizabeth (nee Cownden) Nightingale. Married Beatrice Emily Johnson in 1904. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section S. Grave 114.

RAPSON

Percy
Private 72233, 2nd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died from injuries sustained, France, 18th April 1918. Aged 28. Born Shottermill, enlisted Guildford, Haslemere. Born 29 January 1890 in Shottermill, Surrey. Son of George and Jane (nee Bookham) Rapson, of Shottermill, Haslemere, Surrey. Unmarried. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 13.

ROBINSON

William
Gunner 130300, 1st/1st (North Midland) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Missing presumed dead, 28 May 1918. Born 23 March 1885 in Great Marlow, Bucks. Son of William Robinson and Alice (nee Crew) Robinson; husband of Lily Kate (nee Stenner) Robinson, of West View, Lion Lane, Haslemere, married 1915. Buried in CHATEAU-THIERRY (LES CHESNEAUX) FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave 505.

SELWYN

Arthur Penrose
Lieutenant; 11th King Edward's Own Lancers (Probyn's Horse) attached to Royal Flying Corps at time of death. Died in a training flight, Alverstoke, 18 May 1916. Born 9 August 1889 in Ambleside, Cumbria. Son of the late Canon Edward Carus & Lucy Ada (nee Arnold) deceased grand-daughter of Dr Arnold of Rugby School) Selwyn; husband Eileen Mary (nee Grabham) Selwyn, of 3/209, High St., Kensington, London, married in 1915. Twin brother of Christopher Wakefield Selwyn (see below). Buried in GOSPORT (ANN'S HILL) CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 52.29914.

SELWYN

Christopher [Wakefield]
2nd Lieutenant; 5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died from injuries sustained, France, 17 May 1915. Aged 26. Born 9 August 1889 in Ambleside, Cumbria. Son of the late Canon Edward Carus and Lucy Ada ( nee Arnold deceased grand-daughter of Dr Arnold of Rugby School) Selwyn. Unmarried. Twin brother of Arthur Penrose Selwyn (see above). Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, NORD, Nord, Plot I. Grave 3.

SELWYN

George Vincent Carus
Lieutenant, 106th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died from influenza & pneumonia while injured, 25 October 1918. Born 15 August 1897 in Uppingham, Rutland. Son of the Rev. Edward Carus (D.D.) and Julia Maud Stewart (nee Dunn - 2nd wife) Selwyn, of "Robinswood," Hindhead, Surrey. Educated at Fonthill, East Grinstead and Rugby School. Unmarried. Step-brother to Christopher & Arthur Selwyn (above). Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot V. Row E. Grave 8.

SHORT

Wilfred
Private 401825, 5th Battalion (Canadian Rifles). Missing presumed dead, 15 September 1916. Born 15 March 1891 in Thursley, Surrey. Son of Richard Thomas and Fanny (nee Boxall) Short, of Brickfield, Haslemere, Surrey. Unmarried. Farm labourer by trade. Previously served 12 months with 29th Highland Light Infantry. Attested 24 September 1915 in London, Ontario, Canada, aged 24 years 6 months, heoght 5 feet 10 inches, chest 37 inches. fair complexion, grey eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8881 - 30

SNELLING

Leonard
Private G/15554, 10th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 10th February 1917. Native of Haslemere, Surrey. Born 1 May 1888 in Thursley, Surrey, enlisted and resident Haslemere. Son of Walter and Maria (nee Chandler) Snelling (Maria re-married 1898). Married Elizabeth Anne Young in June 191, who then re-married Christopher J S Wise in 1920, of 107, Cranworth St., Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row M. Grave 27.

SNELLING

William
Private G/37474, 11th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 8th August 1917. Born 20 February 1877 in Shottermill, Surrey, enlisted Guildford, resident Haslemere. Son of Samuel and Sarah (nee Davies) Snelling, of Grayswood, Haslemere; husband of Ethel (nee Horsley) Snelling, of Keffold's Farm, Haslemere, Surrey, married in 1904. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11 - 13 and 14.

STEER

Archey
Private T/3598 [SDGW] or 3508 [CWGC], "C" Company, 2nd/4th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 12th August 1915. Aged 20. Born 27 August 1894 in Shottermill, Surrey, enlisted Guildford, resident Shottermill. Son of Christopher and Sarah (nee Hemsley) Steer, of Oak Lawn, Lion Lane, Haslemere, Surrey. Unmarried. Buried in AZMAK CEMETERY, SUVLA, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Special Memorial 24.

TOWELL

Henry
Driver, 1/3398, Heavy Trasnport, Army Service Corps attached to 8th Base Field Ambulance. Killed in action, Iraq, 8 July 1916. Aged 19. Born 29 September 1896 in Ballyclough, Lisburn, Co. Down. Son of James and Elizabeth (nee Conly) Towell, of The Lodge, Tanera More. Hindhead Surrey.. Unmarried. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot IX. Row H. Grave 7.

VOLLER

John
Private 203095, 1st/4th (Territorial) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 24th February 1917. Born 2 February 1896 in Shottermill, enlisted Petersfield, Hamsphire, resident Grayshott, Hampshire. Son of Henry and Ellen (nee Brewer) Voller. Unmarried. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 21 & 63.

WHITE

Bertie Edward
Private 2061, "B" Company, 6th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died in Victoria Park Hospital, London of Tuberculosis, 30 July 1916. Born 27 March 1897 in Shottermill, Surrey. Son of James William and Elizabeth Emma (nee Lawrence) White. Unmarried.

WOOD

Bertram
Sergeant 17179, 32nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action, France, 10 August 1918. Born 3 September 1888 in Tandridge, Godstone, Surrey. Son of Frank and Sarah (nee Blackmore) Wood. Brother of Charles & William Wood (below). No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.

WOOD

Charles John
Private, G/3970; 2nd Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Missing presumed dead, 16 May 1915. Born 14 November 1891 in Tandridge, Godstone, Surrey. Son of Frank and Sarah (nee Blackmore) Wood. Brother of Bertram (above) & William (Below)Wood. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 & 5.

WOOD

William
Private, G/3969, 2nd Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died from influenza, Italy, 2 December 1918. Aged 34. Born 25 August 1885 in Tandridge, Godstone, Surrey. Son of Frank and Sarah (nee Blackmore) Wood. Brother of Charles & Bertram Wood (above). Buried in Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension, Vicenza, Italy. Plot 9. Row C. Grave 3.

1939-1945

AUDSLEY

James William
Trooper 7939123, 44th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 26th April 1945. Aged 23. Son of William and Nellie Audsley, of Shottermill, Haslemere, Surrey; husband of Audrey Jean Audsley, of Worthing, Sussex. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 4. Row L. Grave 10.

CLARKE

Ronald Frederick
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 3031556, 626 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5th April 1945. Aged 19. Son of Frederick George and Hazel Clarke, of Haslemere, Surrey. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 11. Row B. Grave 7.

GOLDER

Anthony James Patrick
Leading Aircraftman 522805. 107 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 17th April 1940. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 23.

HILL

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JOB

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JONES

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LUFF

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MANSBRIDGE

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NORTH

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PHILLIPS

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PORTER

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RAMAGE

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RAPSON

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REDHEAD

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ROE

Sidney Frank
Leading Aircraftman 1170212, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8th September 1945. Aged 32. Son of Edwin Edmund and Ethel Mary Roe, of Haslemere, Surrey. Buried in JAKARTA WAR CEMETERY, Indonesia. Plot 2. Row D. Grave 14.

SIDEBOTHAM

John Richard Biddulph
Sub-Lieutenant (S), H.M.S. Dorsetshire, Royal Navy. Died 5th April 1942. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 63, Column 1.

WHITCOMB

John Holmstead
Lieutenant, H.M. Trawler Cap D'Antifer, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th February 1944. Son of James Henry and Edith Cripps Whitcomb; husband of Joan Whitcomb, of Haslemere, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 13, Column 3.

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