SOCIETY OF LONDON, LONDON ZOO MEMORIAL
War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Martin Edwards & Janet Graves 2017
Zoological Society of London has a memorial with plaques dedicated to
both World War 1 and 2 and is to be found in the southern section of
zoo, Three Island Pond, London oo, Camden, Great London. It takes the
form of a three-step hexagonal base surmounted by a tower with pyramidal
roof and cross; the Tower is hexagonal in shape and has carvethe d piping
at the corners; each face has an upper conical window. The memorial
is modelled on French Lantern des Mortes. The dedicatory inscription
and names are incised on plaques that are mounted fixed to the stones
which are set within upper step of the base. There are twelve names
for World War 1 and five for World War 2. The memorial was first unveiled
in 1919. The names here are not in the same order as the memorial and
have been sorted into alphabetical order by area and conflict for ease
of reading and research.
Copyright © Janet Graves 2011
THE ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON
IN MEMORY OF EMPLOYEES WHO WERE KILLED ON
ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919
Private L/7736, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed
in acion 18 March 1916. Born Clerkenwell, Middx., resident St. John's
Wood, Middx, enlisted Stratford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated
on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19.
Private 245110 [SDGW] or 245116 [CWGC], 2nd/2nd (City of London)
Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 10
September 1918 during the period of the “Advance to Victory”
(August to November Armistice 1918). . Resident St. Pancras, enlisted
Camden Town. Formerly 2965, 19th Battalion, London Regiment. In
the 1911 census he was aged 12, born London St Pancras, at school,
resident with his parents, Charles James and Mary Anne Dare, at
16 Eton Street, Gloucester Road, St Pancras, London. In the 1901
census he was aged 2, born St. Pancras, resident with his parents
at 16, Eton Street, St Pancras, London. No known grave. Commemorated
on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.
Rifleman S/20305, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's
Own). Killed in action 29 November 1917. Born Kensington, Middlesex,
enlisted and resident Fulham, Middlesex. Buried in RETHEL FRENCH
NATIONAL CEMETERY, Ardennes, France. Grave 1841.
Rifleman S/4504, 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's
Own). Killed in action 10 July 1916. Aged 22. Born Islington, enlisted
Marylebone, resident Dalston, Middlesex. Son of Frederick John and
Rachel Frances Dermott, of 2, Queens Rd., Dalston, London. No known
grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and
Face 16 B and 16 C.
Rifleman S/19841, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's
Own). Killed in action 23 October 1918. Aged 31. Born and resident
Regent's Park, Middx, enlisted St. Pancras, Middx. Son of Robert
and Mary Ann Dexter; husband of Sarah Elizabeth Dexter, of 12, Manley
St., Regent's Park, London. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY,
Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVIII. Row J. Grave 5.
lists his as 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers] Gardener. Rifleman
472712, 1st/12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers), London
Regiment. Died of wounds 9 April 1917 during the first day of the
Battle of Arras 1917. Aged 31. Born Grays, Essex, enlisted London,
resident Plaistow. Brother of Mrs. Clara Shafer, of 37, Cornwallis
Rd., Walthamstow, London. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born
Essex, resident with his sister, Clara, and his parents, Robert
and Jane Jones, in Marcus Street, West Ham, London & Essex.
In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Grays, Essex, a Leather
Cloth Machine Minder, resident with his parents, Robert and Jane
Jones, at 43, Marcus Street, West Ham, London & Essex. In the
1911 census he was aged 25, born Grays, Essex, a Coal Porter at
the Gas Works, resident with his parents, Robert and Jane Jones,
and his sister, Clara, at 59, North Street, Plaistow E., West Ham,
London & Essex. Buried in GOUY-EN-ARTOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION,
Pas de Calais, France. Row A. Grave 2.
Private G/2197, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex
Regiment). Killed in action 29 September 1915. Born St. Pancras,
Middlesex, enlisted Camden Town, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated
on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel
49 and 51.
as 19th County of London Regiment on memorial] Helper. Private 43689,
8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 5 October 1918
during the Somme fighting. Born Gt. Yarmouth, Norfolk, enlisted
Camden Town. Buried in CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France.
Plot XI. Row C. Grave 4.
Private 9580, "B" Company, 1st Battalion, Honourable Artillery
Company. Died 21 April 1917. Aged 35. Husband of Maud Odette Peavot,
of 18, Cedar Rd., Cricklewood, London. Librarian, Zoological Society
of London. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de
Calais, France. Bay 1.
Bombardier 115806, 233rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Killed in action 3 October 1917. Aged 39. Born Lifton, Devon, enlisted
St. Pancras, Middlesex, resident Regent's Park, Middlesex. Son of
Thomas and Emma Jane Perkins, of Lifton, Devon; husband of Lucy
E. Perkins, of 6, Eton St., St. George's Rd., Regent's Park, London.
Buried in BELGIAN BATTERY CORNER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Plot I. Row O. Grave 6.
states Royal Field Artillery] Gardener. Gunner 174234, 216th Siege
Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 23 September 1917,
during the third Battle of Ypres/Passchendaele, July to November
1917. Born St. Pancras, Middxlese, resident Regent's Park, Middlesex,
enlisted London. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, Pas de
Calais, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 3.
Private 2547, 19th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment.
Died 15 September 1916, during Somme battles, probably in the clearance
of High Wood by 47 (London) Division. Aged 23. Enlisted Camden Town.
Son of John and Louisa Whybrow, of Hampstead, London, husband of
Daisy Goodard (formerly Whybrow), of 193, Junction Rd., Highgate,
London. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, Somme,
France. Plot 1A. Row A. Grave 10.
THE RED WAR GLEAM LIKE A DIM RED ROSE
LOST IN THE GARDEN OF THE SONS OF TIME.
ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON
IN MEMORY OF EMPLOYEES KILLED
BY ENEMY ACTION DURING THE WAR
Second Lieutenant 164971, 5 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed
in action in the Far East 21 December 1941. Aged 27. Son of Evan
and Anne Davies. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL,
Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 3. He is also commemorated
on the Pembroke County War Memorial.
Civilian. Killed by Flying Bomb 25 November 1944, , along with his
wife Kate Jane Leney. Aged 65. Resident of 59 King Henry's Road.
Husband of Kate Jane Leney. Died at 59 King Henry's Road. Reported
by HAMPSTEAD, METROPOLITAN BOROUGH. Buried in the Hampstead Metropolitan
Sergeant 749539, 22 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Killed in an air crash in Lincolnshire 18 December 1940. Aged 32.
Buried in NORTH COTES (ST. NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD, Lincolnshire. Grave
Gunner 1755068, 70 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action
in Burma 25 January 1945. Aged 36. Son of Henry and Mary Wells;
husband of Doris Hilda Wells, of Hendon, Middlesex. Buried at TAUKKYAN
WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (burma). Plot 18. Row G. Grave 21.
Taukkyan War Cemetery is the largest of the three war cemeteries
in Burma (now Myanmar). It was begun in 1951 for the reception
of graves from four battlefield cemeteries at Akyab, Mandalay,
Meiktila and Sahmaw which were difficult to access and could not
be maintained. The last was an original 'Chindit' cemetery containing
many of those who died in the battle for Myitkyina. The graves
have been grouped together at Taukkyan to preserve the individuality
of these battlefield cemeteries. Burials were also transferred
from civil and cantonment cemeteries, and from a number of isolated
jungle and roadside sites. Because of prolonged post-war unrest,
considerable delay occurred before the Army Graves Service were
able to complete their work, and in the meantime many such graves
had disappeared. However, when the task was resumed, several hundred
more graves were retrieved from scattered positions throughout
the country and brought together here.
Gunner 922398, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal
Artillery. Died in 28 July 1943 as a Japanese Prisoner of War at
Nikki. Aged 26. Born and resident Bedfordshire. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT
WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot B6. Row F. Grave 2.
The notorious Burma-Siam railway, built by Commonwealth, Dutch
and American prisoners of war, was a Japanese project driven by
the need for improved communications to support the large Japanese
army in Burma. During its construction, approximately 13,000 prisoners
of war died and were buried along the railway. An estimated 80,000
to 100,000 civilians also died in the course of the project, chiefly
forced labour brought from Malaya and the Dutch East Indies, or
conscripted in Siam (Thailand) and Burma (Myanmar). Two labour
forces, one based in Siam and the other in Burma worked from opposite
ends of the line towards the centre. The Japanese aimed at completing
the railway in 14 months and work began in October 1942. The line,
424 kilometres long, was completed by December 1943. The graves
of those who died during the construction and maintenance of the
Burma-Siam railway (except for the Americans, whose remains were
repatriated) were transferred from camp burial grounds and isolated
sites along the railway into three cemeteries at Chungkai and
Kanchanaburi in Thailand and Thanbyuzayat in Myanmar. Thanbyuzayat
War Cemetery was created by the Army Graves Service who transferred
to it all graves along the northern section of the railway, between
Moulmein and Nieke. There are now 3,149 Commonwealth and 621 Dutch
burials of the Second World war in the cemetery.
7 January, 2018