IN REMEMBRANCE

On April 29th 1922 three young children – the eldest not more than seven years old – moved through a huge crowd which had gathered in Upper Norwood. Each child placed three daffodils – the stems covered with brown tissue paper – in memory of their ‘Dear Daddy’.
The occasion was the unveiling of Upper Norwood’s war memorial. The South London Press report of May 5th 1922 does not name the children or who their ‘Dear Daddy’ was.
There are no names on the Upper Norwood war memorial. Unbelievably there seems to be no official list of those names which would (should) have been placed on it.

The following list of those Upper Norwood residents and people who worshipped in various local churches and who gave their lives in The Great War is a work in progress which is:

a) almost certainly incomplete; and
b) almost certainly inaccurate in some places.
There are plaques to the fallen in three of the five parish churches which cover various parts of Upper Norwood – All Saints on the corner of Church Road and Beulah Hill; St Paul Penge which is actually in Hamlet Road SE19 off Anerley Road and St John’s in Auckland Road. St Stephen’s Dulwich has a memorial cross outside the church with the names of those who fell. The plaque in Christ Church, Gipsy Hill was destroyed along with most of the church in the huge fire of 1982.
There are also plaques in Upper Norwood Methodist Church off Westow Hill and the former St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Westow Street which is now the Greek Orthodox Church. Two other churches which stood at the end of the First World War no longer exist. According to Dr Ron Cox, who wrote the Croydon Inventory of War Memorials, all the names on the wooden board (which no longer exists) which stood in St Margaret’s in Chevening Road also appear on the All Saints memorial. Central Hill Baptist Chapel, which stood on the corner of Gatestone Road and Central Hill was destroyed by enemy action in World War Two. Whether it had a memorial or not I have yet to ascertain.

St Aubyn’s which stood on the corner of Church Road and St Aubyn’s Road had a memorial window whose unveiling was reported in the Croydon Advertiser of November 15 1919.. Likewise, I have not yet been able to ascertain whether it had any plaque to the fallen of the Great War.

Among the names listed here you will find two men who were awarded the Victoria Cross (one of whom was among two local men awarded the Croix de Guerre).
They came from all walks of life and all classes – fishmonger’s assistant, golf caddie, policeman, shoemaker and two Reverends. And a wide age group including one 16 year old and, as I’ve eventually been able to finally establish,  there is also one woman on this list.
Among the first local men to die were John Stubbins (6.9.1914) whose name is on the memorial in St Paul Penge and Alfred John Brown (22.9.1914) whose name is on the memorial at All Saints. Among the last, a former Rockmount pupil Francis Henry Martin (12.10.1918) and Arthur Edward Prosser 23.10.1918) whose name is on both the St Paul and Penge war memorials.

Queen’s Road – now Queen Mary Road lost at least 14 sons; Moffat Road, Thornton Heath at least seven;  St Hugh’s Road, Anerley at least 10 and Woodland Road, Upper Norwood at least seven along with one former pupil of Woodland Road school. At least nine of those named here – and probably more – all died on July 1, 1916 the first day of the Battle of the Somme which in one day saw the deaths of 19,240 British and Commonwealth troops.

Among those who died on that day was one person posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross; two former pupils of what was then Rockmount Road school and three men from the parish of St John’s. (Just over a month before, HMS Indefatigable and HMS Queen Mary were sunk in the Battle of Jutland. 1,017 men died on HMS Indefatigable; 1,266 on Queen Mary. You will find the names of one man from each ship here as well.)

Some of the people listed here may have lived in your road. Just possibly they lived in the house where you now live. Spare a thought for them. Without them (and those who gave their lives in World War Two) I wouldn’t have been able to write this article……and you wouldn’t have been able to read it.

Copyright Jerry Green 2018 All rights reserved.


ALL SAINTS UPPER NORWOOD (last updated September 26th 2018)

  • ALDRIDGE J A – four possibles on CWGC website.
  • BAILEY R possibly Walter Alfred Redvers Bailey age 17 J/49272 Boy 1st class RN HMS Calypso Son of Walter and Lillian Bailey 99 Woodville Road TH Died 17.11.1917 panel 22 Chatham Naval Memorial
  • BAKER W G Possibly Walter George Baker 2nd Lt age 21 Royal Sussex Regt 5th Btn Son of George Edmund and Emily Martha Baker of 1 Churchill Road, Sth Croydon Died 14 11 1916 E I5 Martinpuich British Cemetery
  • BALDWIN C W L – 24 C Baldwin’s listed on CWGC. No local connection given.
  • BEDFORD William Henry Private 23792 age 18 Royal Sussex Regiment 7th Btn born Chelsea 24 Dec 1899. Plumber’s mate. son of Mr and Mrs W J Bedford 139 Moffat Rd TH. Died 10.8.1918 of wounds received 8.8.1918. 1V.C.2 Pernois British Cemetery Halloy-les-Pernois.
  • BILTON Albert Edward Rifleman S/25269 age 31 Rifle Brigade 8th Btn. Husband of Helen Catherine Bilton of 25 Lenham Rd TH Died 23.5.1917 or July 1917 of wounds received  Buried Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St Andrew’s and Jesmond) Cemetery.
  • BISHOP F J Gunner 293404 age 38. Royal Garrison Artillery 140th Heavy Bty. Husband of Emma Jane Bishop of 39 Mersham Rd TH. Fell 27.4.1917 1.F.13 Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery British extension.
  • BLAND Leslie Victor  Bombardier (Cpl) 510019 age 21. Canadian Field Artillery 5th Trench Mortar Bty. Son of James Edward and Charlotte Bland of 35 or 39 Beauchamp Road, UN. Canadian. Mechanical engineer. Resident of Lowell,Mass.USA Died 28.4.1918.1.K10 La Targette British Cemetery Neuville-St.Vass.
  • BOGGIS F S J Private 1131 age 28 The Queens (Royal West Surrey) Regiment ‘A’ Coy. 7th Btn. Son of Charles F and Mary Ann Boggis of 214 Livingstone Road TH. Born South Norwood. Died 5.6.1919. K 9 10736 Buried Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery.
  • BORER Edward Arthur Private S/802 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 1st Btn. Died 25.9.1915 Panel 13 to 15 Loos Memorial. (Only E Borer listed on CWGC)
  • BOUGHTON Arthur Lance Cpl 37003 East Surrey Regt 3rd/5th Btn. Died 13.11.1918 Buried Croydon (Mitcham Road) R 3 938
  • BOUGHTON Sydney Herbert Private 77834 age 18 Royal Fusiliers 17th Btn. Born 20 Gibson’s Hill UN 16 Aug 1899. Steward. Son of Thomas and Harriet Boughton of 20 Arnull’s Rd UN. Died 6.6.1918 near Arras. XV111.B.19 Bienvillers Military Cemetery.
  • BROCK W. (a Brock W is also listed on the memorial at St Paul Penge).
  • BROWN Alfred John Pte 7349 age 30 Dorsetshire Regt 1st Btn Son of the late Joseph and Rebecca Brown. Husband of Kate Brown 104 Queens Road UN Died 22.9.1914. H 2 4 Nantes (La Bouteillerie Cemetery
  • BROWN C G
  • BROWN H
  • BROWN Possibly Herbert V Rifleman age 24 London Regt (Post Office Rifles) 1st/8th Btn. Son of the late George Brown of 20 Carnac Street, WN. Pier and Face 9C and 9D Thiepval memorial.
  • BRYANT F no first name given Sgt 14088 age 44 South African Infantry 2nd Regt. Son of Henry Bryant, Porthllwyd Farm, Newbridge-on- Wye, Wales. Husband of Alice Bryant, Paroikia, 155 Beauchamp Road UN. D17 Beaurevoir British Cemetery.
  • BURT Walter Saxon RN Midshipman. age 19 Elder son of Walter and Josephine Burt of Central Hill. Died in action in the naval battle of Jutland on HMS Queen Mary 31.5.1916 in the Battle of Jutland.. (Separate memorial in All Saints).
  • CHESTER F C Five F Chester’s listed on CWGC, no local connection given.
  • CHILLMAID Frederick Arthur Private 14788 age 23 E Surrey Regt 113th Btn. Son of Arthur and Eliza Ann Chillmaid of 48 Cranbrook Road TH. Dental mechanic. Born Southwark. Pupil Beulah Road school TH. Died 24.4.1917. Pier and Face 6B and 6C Thiepval Memorial.
  • CHILTON Ernest Bdr Royal Field Artillery Son of Mr and Mrs Chilton 6 Penrith Road TH Accidentally killed France 4.6.1916
  • CHITTELL S C – see St Andrew’s
  • COCKRAM Arthur Herbert Private 1546 London Regiment (1st Surrey Rifles) 21st Btn Born 13.12.1896. Son of Arthur and Fanny Cockram 66 Queen’s Road UN. Telegraph messenger. Died 22.9.1916 at 36 CCS of wounds received at High Wood, Somme 15.9.1916. 1V.E 79 Heilly station Cemetery. Mericourt -L’Abbe. (See also: Rockmount; UN Sorting Office).
  • COLLYER James Private G/18791 age 32 Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regt) 11th Btn. Husband of Taston Ivings Collyer of 11 Queen’s Road, UN. Son of William and Emily Collyer. Died 31.7.1917.Panel 45 and 47 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
  • COOPER J W – 44 listed on CWGC. No local connection given.
  • CRISSELL (or CRISELL) John Percival Lance Cpl 552122 age 22  Royal Engineers 518th Field Coy Born Croydon, enlisted Chelsea, Middx; Lived Norwood, Surrey. Son of Isaac and Catherine Crisell 129 Queens Road, Gown (sic) Hill (Crown Hill?) UN –  listed on CWGC and in SWD as Crisell. V111 E 12 Fins New British Cemetery Sorel-le-Grand.
  • DEADMAN G C Private age 36 Royal Army Service Corps (Royal Garrison Artillery. Attached 66th Bde). Husband of G C Deadman 71 Spa Hill. Son of George David and Sarah Elizabeth Deadman of Walworth.  11.E.26 Doullens Communal cemetery extension no.2.
  • DENNIS Frederick William Rifleman 591801 age 23 London Regt (London Irish Rifles)  Husband of Winifred Branford formerly Dennis of 78 South Croxted Road, Dulwich.Son of William and Rose Dennis of UN. Born 109 Queen’s Road UN 14 Sept 1896. Glass stainer. Died 9.4.1918 of wounds received at Palestine 30.3.1918. AA.57 Ramleh War cemetery
  • DOWTHWAITE A G Gunner (Signaller) 153680 Royal Garrison Artillery 81st Siege Bty. Husband of E N Dowthwaite 9 Chatfield Road West Croydon. Res 74 Pendevon Road West Croydon. Served with British Red Cross for two and a half years. Died 29.3.1918. XA9 Bienvillers Military cemetery. (Note: Spelt Douthwaite in M/S)
  • DOWTHWAITE H J Sub-conductor 02562 age 27 Royal Army Ordnance Corps No 5 Ordnance (Ammunition). Son of A Dowthwaite 83 Moffat Rd TH Died 22.8.1918 1V D 30 Aubigny Communal Cemetery extension.
  • EAGLES Arthur George Gunner 69622 age 22 Royal Horse Artillery. Born TH. Son of Edward and Mary Eagles of Carter St, Fordham, Cambs. Died 15.3.1915. F13 Rue-du-Bacquerot (13th London) Graveyard. Laventie.
  • EAGLES James William Lance Cpl G1244 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regt 7th Btn G. Died 3.4.1918 5.G.12 Chauny Communal Cemetery British extension.
  • EDGAR S
  • EDGCOMBE John Ernest Boy Mechanic age 16 RAF School of Technical Training (Halton). Son of James and Annie A W Edgcombe of 1 South Vale, Central Hill UN. AA39 Aylesbury Cemetery
  • EMERY Ernest W Corporal 889 age 34 London Regt (City of London Rifles) 1st/6th Btn Resident TH Husband of Harriet Emery of 41 Copleston Road, Peckham Son of William and Clara Emery of 315 Wightman Road, Hornsey, London Panel 54 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial 22 10 1916
  • FINDLAY W
  • FITCH F A Rifleman 3554 age 19 London Regt (1st Surrey Rifles) 21st Btn. Son of Mrs Emily Hickman 2, Poplar Cottages, Haynes Lane UN. Died 23.5.1916. Arras Memorial.
  • GADD Frederick George Rifleman RB Son of Mr and Mrs Gadd 17 Upton Road. Born Paxton Yard, WN Golf caddie. Res: 105 Northwood Rd TH. Fell France 9.5.1915
  • GARDINER H
  • GENT Albert Victor Private 41949 age 30. North Staffordshire Regt 1st Btn. Son of Alfred and Bessie Gent 125 Livingstone Road TH Panel 8 Ploegsteert Memorial.
  • GIBBS W C
  • GORDON William Charles Private 45672 age 27 Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Husband of Ella Louisa Gordon 110 Burlington Road TH. Died 7.10.1916. Pier and Face 5C and 12C Thiepval Memorial.
  • GRAYSON Frederick Arthur (or Hart)  Lance Cpl 5180 5th Dragoon Guards. Son of Mr and Mrs Grayson 166 Moffat Rd TH. Employed by Croydon Corporation Tramways. Fell Messines 31.10.1914. Panel 5 Ypres (Menin Gate) memorial. (Listed at end of M/S).
  • GREENFIELD Leonard George Harrop Private 687. Age 42 Royal Fusiliers 8th Btn. Husband of Annie Greenfield 39a Mersham Road TH. Pier and Face 8C 9A and 16A Thiepval Memorial
  • GREENOP Garnet Arthur Claude 2nd Lt age 22 Royal Field Artillery 172nd Bty. Son of Arthur James Greenop and the late Claudine Ada Greenop. Enlisted September 1914 in London Rifle Brigade. Went to France November 1914. Died 8.7.1916.
  • GURNEY Albert John Private M2/191188 age 30 Army Service Corps 283rd Mechanical Transport Coy. Secondary Regt Royal Garrison Artillery attached 265th Siege Bty. Born Sydenham, Kent; enl Norwood, lived Forest Hill. Husband of Ellen Gurney 8 Kirtley Road, Sydenham; son of Alfred and Mary Ann Gurney. Died of wounds 8.4.1917 V1.J.12 Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty.
  • HAINES William Coulston Assistant Steward, Mercantile Marine Reserve. age 21. HMS Laurentic. Son of Sarah Ada Hyde, formerly Haines, of Wheeler’s Farm, Swallowfield, Reading and the late William Haines. Native of TH. Died 25.1.1917. Ref 26 Plymouth Naval memorial.
  • HANSFORD P C DCM Company Sergeant Major 87253 age 31.Royal Engineers 204th Field Coy Husband of Mary Hansford 106 Northwood Road TH Son of Charles and Sarah Hansford of Weymouth, Dorset. 9.4.1918 I B I Senlis Communal Cemetery extension
  • HARRIS Stephen Private PLY/17641 RMLI. Born 112 Queens Road. Pupil Eden Road school WN. Gardener. Lost on HMS Indefatigable. Jutland 31.5.1916. Photo in M/S 18 Plymouth Naval memorial
  • HEWITT G Private MM and CDG 11 Essex Regiment Born 1883. Enlisted Middlesex Yeomanry August 1915. Awarded Croix de Guerre for gallant conduct near Dickebush, Ypres 25th May 1918. Son of Mr and Mrs Hewitt 180 Moffat Road TH. Died of wounds received 2 June 1918. Buried Esquelbecq. Not on CWGC website.
  • HEWSON E J
  • HILL ACF possibly: Aubrey Charles Finch Captain age 43 RAF aerodrome service unit Husband of Elizabeth Aitchison Hill, 48a upper Brook Street, London. Son of the late Joseph and Mary Ann Hill of Selborne, Leigham Court Road, Streatham Hill 24.10.1918 A31 Fillievres Communal Cemetery
  • HOWELL E A R
  • HURST George Henry Sgt L/8491 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment born Altrincham, Cheshire; enl Guildford; lived West Norwood, Surrey. died of wounds 28.9.1914. 1V.J.6/7 Vendresse British Cemetery.
  • JARMAN A W  Private SD/1845 Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Btn 30.6.1916 III 0 3 St. Vaast post Military Cemetery Richebourg L’Avoue.
  • JEFFRIES Harry Pte 39793 age 31. Hampshire Regt. ‘B’ Coy 1/4th Btn. Born Norwood (Streatham – SWD) enlsited Windsor, Berks. Husband of Florence Jeffries of 69 Woodland Road UN died 8.6.1918 Mesopotamia V D 4 Tehran War Cemetery
  • JOHNSTONE Walter Henry Private The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 2nd Btn Born 34 Dover Road, New Town UN. Pupil Rockmount Road. Labourer. Married. Res 92 Queen’s Road. Served in South Africa War (medal, eight clasps), India etc. Re-enlisted 5 October 1914. Fell Festubert 16.5.1915.Panel 4 and 5 Le Touret Memorial.
  • KIDDELL F C Private 40856 age 18 Hertfordshire Regt 1st Btn Son of George C and Jane Kiddell 110 Spa Hill UN Died 6.3.1918 V C 8 Tincourt New British Cemetery.
  • KING W
  • KNIGHT William George Rifleman 551156 age 20. London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles) Born 1897. Son of William George and Henrietta Knight 26 Buller Road TH Died of wounds received in Palestine 22.2.1918.Q 33 Jerusalem war CVemetery, israel.
  • LA ROCHE Frederick James Victor Lance Cpl age 21 G/615 Royal Sussex Regt 2nd Btn. Son of Frederick and Emily La Roche 22 Borough High St, London. 30.6.1916. Bay 6 Arras memorial.
  • LEE James Frank Lewis Lance Cpl G/4105 age 22 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 1st Btn. Born 1895. Resident 62 Mersham Road TH. Son of Lt J V Lee and Mrs Lee. Enlisted 6.1.1915. Fell 15.7.1916. V.J.4 Adanac Military Cem Miraumont.
  • LONGMAN Leslie Lionel Rifleman 394478 age 19 London Regt (Queen Victoria Rifles) 9th Btn. Born 1st February 1899. Clerk Second son of Henry James and Rose Longman of 138 Moffat Road TH. Photo in M/S plate X1X.5. Died 25.8.1918 at 55 CCS France of wounds received on the Somme same day. III F.11 Daours Communal Cemetery Extension.
  • LUMLEY T H W (T W H on CWGC website).Private 514570 age 31. Canadian. Canadian Army Service Corps. Son of Mr and Mrs John Thomas Lumley 144 Spa Hill TH. Died 19.10.1918 GWVA 273. Toronto (Prospect) cemetery
  • LUSCOMBE A G A G Listed Geoffrey Alfred Luscombe Lt Cdr RN age 33 Son of Alfred and Kate Luscombe Sunnyside Beulah Hill UN HMMS Blackmorevale Died 1 5 1918 Plymouth Naval Memorial
  • MacCALL Henry Dobree Captain age 33 33rd Punjabis/Punjab Regiment. Born 1882. Indian. Served in South Africa War. Queen’s Medal. Five clasps. Son of Col G MacCall (late 8th Benghal Cemetery). Fell Flanders 25.9.1915. IID 16 Rue-de-Bacqueret No.1 Military Cemetery Lavente.
  • MARKS W  Either: MARKS A W 14651 Acting Sjt Dorset Regt born Isle of Dogs, Essex enl Croydon. Resident TH. Died of wounds 29 4 1917 PII N 9B St Sever Cemetery ext Rouen
    or:
    MARKS William Kightley Pte 13032 age 32 Dorsetshire Regt 1st Btn born and enl Croydon  Lived TH Son of William C and Frances J Marks  of Gustard Wood, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire KIA 1 7 1916 Serre Road Cemetery No.2 Xll H l/14 Brother of A W Marks (Relatives / CWGC)
  • MARTIN Albert Henry First Class Stoker Royal Navy. H.M. S/M “G7” Eldest son of Mr and Mrs A J Martin of Beechhurst, Grange Road, South Norwood. Died while on active service October 1918 or 1.11.1918. 29 Chatham Naval Memorial.
  • MINOT Laurence MC Captain age 21 Royal Flying Corps 57th Squadron. Only son of John Edward and Ada Minot of 30 Beulah Hill. 28.7.1917 UN I A 14 Harlebeke New British Cemetery.
  • MITCHELL Walter John Private 17847 age 32 Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment Husband of Lily Louise Mitchell of ‘go’ Queens Road, Crown Hill, UN 3.5.1917 Bay 7 Arras Memorial.Norwood. Fell 1917.
  • MONK L G possibly Private 23764 Royal Welsh Fusiliers 8th Btn C 1V 3 Pieta Military Cemetery 29.12.1915 (Only L G Monk listed CWGC)
  • MORETON Robert Private 21852 Sussex Regiment 12th Btn. Born 107 Biggin Hill 7 June 1896. Son of Mr J and Mrs Moreton 22 Queens Road UN. Grocer’s assistant. Died of wounds France 27.7.1916. I J 44 Philosophe British Cemetery Mazingarbe.
  • MOULDER Harry Company Sgt Major T/93 age 36 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regt 1st/4th Btn. Born 1881.Husband of Rose Moulder 96 Holmesdale Rd SN. 20.11.1916 Buried Nowswera Military Cemetery N27. Face 1 Delhi Memorial (India Gate)
  • MUSSON John Hardy 2nd Lt age 20 2nd Btn The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. Killed in action near Bethune France 19.7.1915. I J 8 St Vaast Post Military Cemetery Richebourg – L’Avoue. (separate memorial in All Saints)
  • NEVARD Ashton Herbert Private 4480 age 31 London Regiment 45a Mersham Road TH Employed by London Brighton and South Coast Railway Died of wounds 25.9.1916 B 23 63 St Sever Cemetery Rouen.
  • NEW E R probably Ernest Reginald Private G/23265 The Royal Sussex Regiment 7th Btn. Born Croydon, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. British Expeditionary Force. died of wounds 30.3.1918. XXV111 R 8 Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval
  • OCKELFORD H L
  • OWEN A: John Arthur Edward Owen Pte G/54254 age 19 Middlesex Regt 1st Btn Son of John and Alice Owen 84 Queens Road UN Died 23 10 1918 II D 3 Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay
  • PAYNE T G
  • PEARCE J T
  • PETERS Charles William Sergeant 1168 age 32 Australian Infantry AIF 8th Btn Husband of V L Peters of 26 Queens Road UN. Son of Ernest Peters. Native of Earlswood. Surrey. Died 21.9.1917. XXIV H 18A Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. (See also Upper Norwood Methodist Church)
  • PHILLIPS Albert Ernest Pte 49734 age 41 Durham Light Infantry 14th Btn Husband of Mary Louisa Phillips of 134 Spa Hill UN Died 3 12 1917 Cambrai Memorial Louverval
  • PICKFORD A J Ernest (Possibly) Private Born 1896 Eldest son of Arthur and Emily Pickford 206 Livingstone Road TH. Died of wounds France 25.8.1918.
  • PIGRAM Frederick Benjamin Private 6536 age 31 Hampshire Regt 1st btn Husband of Nellie Maud Pigram of 47 North Street, Emsworth, Hants Son of Mr and Mrs Charles A Pigram of Brighton. 3.12.1914 111 F 17 Le Grand Beaumart, British cemetery, Steenwerck
  • POTTS F Private 532082 London Regiment (Prince of Wales’ Own Civil Service Rifles) 1st/ 15th Btn. Son of Elizabeth Ann Potts of 37 Howberry Road TH and the late Thomas Potts. 7.6.1917 Panel 54 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
  • POWELL William Sgt Gordon Highlanders 1st (or 3rd) Btn.Born Basingstoke or Worting, Hants 9th July 1865. Gasfitter Husband of Ada Jane Powell 56 Mersham Road TH. Son of William Powell.Served in the South Africa Campaign. Re-enlisted September 1914. Died Crescent War Hospital. Croydon 3.10.1918. Q 7 17383 Croydon (Queens Rd) Cemetery.
  • PREDDY Herbert Victor Private East Surrey Regiment 9th. Born 18 Armills (Arnulls?) Road Gibsons Hill 17 October 1891. Printer. Son of Mr and Mrs H Joseph Preddy. Fell Guillemont 16.8.1916. Not on CWGC.
  • QUICK F: Herbert Montague Frederick Pte 10316 age 30 Royal Fusiliers 9th Btn. Only son of Cpl F G Quick 36 Westbourne Road TH II J 20 Vermeilles British Cemetery
  • RICHARDSON Hector Lawrence MM Rifleman Rifle Brigade 9th. Born Leeds 27.1.1894 Chauffeur. Son of Charles Frederick and Bertha Richardson, 29 Preston Road, Beulah Hill. Posthumously awarded Military Medal for bravery in the field 8 September 1916. Died at Amiens 20.8.1916 of wounds received 15 August 1916.
  • RIX W J
  • ROMILLY Arthur Howell Capt age 37 Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry 1st Btn. Husband of Annie Palmer Romilly. Served in the South Africa Camapign. Son of the late Captain F G Romilly (Royal Engineers) Died 21.10.1914 IV F 23 Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy.
  • RUSSELL Charles Frank Trooper 2859 age 23 1st Life Guards ‘B’ Sqdn. Born Norwood 10 April 1892. Son of David and Phyllis Russell of 116 Queens Road UN Fell Belgium 13.5.1915. Panel 3 Ypres (Menin Gate).
  • SATCHELL William John Pte 44060 Essex Regiment 10th Btn born WN enl Croydon, lived UN. Was 44354 Bedfordshire Regt. Fell 20.6.1918. XC 16 Dernancourt Communal Cemetery extension
  • SHELDRICK Thomas Edward Private East Surrey Regiment 12th Btn. Born 6 October 1881. 21 Sainsbury Road. Pupil Woodland Road school. Resident 36 Queens Road UN Husband of Ellen Sheldrick. Son of Mrs T Sheldrick 21 Sainsbury Road UN. Fell Ypres 25.4.1918. Buried XIII G 3 Vlamertinge west of Ypres.
  • SIMMONS Della Private 273060 age 33 Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn Born 1885 Husband of Mrs A Simmons 198 Northwood Road TH. Son of John and Emma Simmons 284 Parchmore Road TH Fell France 2.7.1918.Plot 1 Row A Grave 13 Le Grand Hasard military cemetery, Morbecque.
  • SINGLETON E J Possibly: Private London Regiment 552796 Resident TH fell 1917.
  • SLYFIELD William John Gunner Royal Field Artillery 168th Bde ‘D’ Bty . Born 73 Beulah Hill UN 5 January 1895. Son of William George and Kate Slyfield 66a Queens Road UN. Pupil Wesleyan school Eden Road WN. Photo in M/S Died 5.11.1917 at 10 Gen Hospital Rouen of wounds received at Passchendaele 29.10.1917. P III L5B St Sever Cemetery Extension Rouen
  • SMITHSON Peter William Private 43807 age 29 Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Husband of Violet M Frier formerly Smithson 91 Crowther Road, SN 22.2.19 K9 10551 Croydon (Mitcham Road) cemetery
  • SPALL W Driver 950788 age 22 Royal Field Artillery ‘D’ Bty 235th Bde Son of Mr W J Spall of Beulah Hill Golf Club, Biggin Hill UN Died 26.9.1917 III B 28 La Clytte Military Cemetery
  • STANFORD E Pte 72672 age 35 Royal Army Medical Corps 134th Field Ambulance Husband of Isabel Esther Stanford of 214 Bold Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Son of Richard and Amy Stanford of 41 Preston Road UN Died 17.8.1918 I E 4 Voormezeele Enclosures 1 and 2
  • or: STANFORD E Sub Lt RNVR RN Depot (Crystal Palace) Died 15.2.1915 Y3 6814 Beckenham Crematorium
  • STANLEY Frederick Edward Private 4392 age 21 E Surrey Regiment 9th Btn B Coy. Born Slough 10 July 1895. Son of Frederick H and Rhoda E Stanley, Leafield Cottage/ Rylands, Gibsons Hill, UN. Grocer’s assistant. Lived 66a Queens Road UN. Fell Neuve Eglise France 14.7.1916.III A 6 Ration Farm (La Plus Douve) annexe.
  • STARKEY T W G
  • STREET Sidney Cpl Middlesex Regt/London Regiment posted to 19th Btn. Husband of Gladys Dorothy Street Second son of Mr and Mrs Street 5 Lucerne Road TH.  Tobacconist. Res 82 Burlington Rd TH. Fell France 22.8.1918. Panel 8 – 9 Vis-en-Artois Memorial
  • TAPP Herbert Private 3378 age 37 Australian Pioneers 3rd Btn Plumber Son of Joseph and Emily Tapp of 50 Burlington Road TH Embarked Melbourne 4.8.1917 HMAT Themistocles Address: Third Avenue, Sefton Park, Adelaide, South Australia.Died 29.9.1918 II F 33 Templeux-le-Guerrard British Cemetery
  • TERRY Robert Joseph Atkinson Liutenant Colonel DSO MVO Age 45 Royal Sussex Regiment 2nd Btn attached as Brigade Major 2nd Infantry Bde  Husband of Kathleen A Terry of ‘Kingslyn’ UN Only son of the late R and Rose Terry of Greysmeade, Eastbourne. Prior to the outbreak of war was Provost Marshal, Aldershot Commandant military mounted and foot police and officer in charge of records. Died 1.10.1915 I K 14 Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery
  • TINSLEY A
  • TRIPP W C
  • TWITCHETT Edward Ezra Sgt S/6075 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regt 2nd Btn.Born Bermondsey, Surrey; enl Guildford; lived Croydon. Fell 16.5.1915. Panel 4 and 5 Le Touret Memorial.
  • VANSON R C Private 11367 age 29 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment Son of Richard and Alice Vanson 96 Livingstone Road TH Died 30.9.1918 XXIV E 25 Ljissenthoek Military Cemetery
  • WARREN E H M
  • WELLINGS Edward Josiah Sapper 73156 age 41 Royal Engineers East African Signal Base Depot Husband of Selina Wellings 80 Mersham Road TH Died 23.12.1917 6 H 10 Dar es Salaam War Cemetery
  • WEST Charles  A Private G/1480  Royal West Surrey Regiment 7th Btn. Pupil Ingram Road school TH. Fell 11.10.1915. I B 22 Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt
  • WESTMORE L A 2nd Lt age 22 Hampshire Regt 1st Btn Son of Arthur Sydney and Gertrude Mary Westmore 9 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth. Exhibitioner at Wadham College, Oxford Died 1.7.1916 II 72 Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps (Only L Westmore listed on CWGC)
  • WHITE W –  either: Walter William WHITE Coy Sergeant Major MM 9 East Surrey Regiment Born 8 July 1873 Warehouseman of 27 Beauchamp Road UN. Served at Relief of Chitral 1895, Punjab and Tirah 1897 – 1898 and South Africa War. Re-enlisted 11 September 1914. Military Medal May 1916. Fell Delville Wood, Somme 1.9.1916.
  • or: William White Born 23 November 1897 Son of Mr and Mrs W White 9 Trafford Rd TH Clerk. Fell Ypres 14.8.1917.
  • WICKENDEN Stanley William Private G/50754 age 19 Middlesex Regt 17th Btn Son of Walter J Wickenden 131 Livingstone Road TH Died 28.4.1917 Bay 7 Arras Memorial
  • WILLIAMS Herbert Albert Private 51222 age 24 Royal Army Medical Corps 76th Field Ambulance Son of Mrs Mary Williams 130 Livingstone Road TH Died 26.10.1915 F1 Gunners Farm Military Cemetery
  • WILLSMORE Richard John Private 11575 East Surrey Regiment 7th Born 109 Queens Road Upper Norwood 21 June 1895. Pupil Rockmount. Son of W J and Alice Willsmore 225 Knights Hill WN. Garage cleaner lived 50 Queens Road UN. Fell Arras 9.4.1917. G7 Ste. Catherine British Cemetery
  • WRIGHT S F Possibly: Sidney Frederick Sapper  36789 Royal Engineers XXI Signal Corps Company. Res 26 Penrith Road TH  Parents listed as Mr and Mrs Frederick William Wright 193 Shakespeare Road, Herne Hill/ F W and Annie Wright of 120 Licensed Victuallers Benevolent Institution, Asylum Road, Peckham Died of dysentery at 19 General Hospital Alexandria 13.11.1918. E175 Alexndria (Chatby) War Memorial cemetery
  • WRIGHT William George (William Gerald on CWGC) Second Lieutenant Hants Regiment. Youngest son of William James and Catherine Mary Wright, Roycroft or Rycroft, Harold Road UN Fell France 7.6.1917. X III B 1Ljissenthoek Military Cemetery
  • YOUNG Frederick John Rifleman S/6305 age 29 Rifle Brigade ‘D’ Coy 12th Btn Son of Caleb Richard and Mary Ann Young 13 Queen’s Road UN Died 12.2.1916 Panel 46 – 48 and 50 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
  • YOUNG James Henry S Rifleman 7606 age 27 Rifle Brigade D Coy 9th Btn  Son of Caleb Richard and Mary Ann Young 13 Queens Road UN Died 24.6.1915 Panel 46 – 48 and 50 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

(The parish boundaries of All Saints in the early 1900s covered a huge area which stretched from Green Lane, Norbury at one end and took in parts of Grange Road, Thornton Heath at the other. See ‘All Saints Church UN and the parish which it served during the 19th century’ by Mrs Gilbert of 54 Crown Dale 1957, available on request UN joint library local studies and a map of the revised All Saints parish 1926 available Croydon LSL.)


CHRIST CHURCH, GIPSY HILL (Last updated September 26th 2018)

The original memorial in Christ Church was destroyed in a huge fire in October 1982. A service on Friday August 4th 1916 listed 26 “gallant men from the parish and congregation who have given their lives in the war” and whose names were recorded in the Christ Church parish magazine dated July 1916. (See below). Five others were named in the magazine up to and including December 1916. The church currently has no further copies of the parish magazine until 1925.

  • ADAMS Thomas (Not listed in July 1916 magazine).
  • ALEXANDRE John William Sjt PS/130 Middlesex Regiment 16th Btn Husband of Annie J Alexandre of 27 Hawke Road UN, only son of Capt Alexandre of St Brelades Bay, Jersey. Died 4.2.1917. V.A. 29AIF Burial ground, Flers.
  • ALLEN Henry William Officer’s Steward 2nd Class RN 366101 HMS Vivid. Husband of E L Masters (formerly Allen) of 6 Princes St Devonport Naval Con, C 3795 Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery
  • APERGIS Tasso Scott 2nd Lt London Regt 10th Btn (Queen’s Westminster Rifles) attd 16th Btn. Died 10.9.1916 Pier and Face 9D 9C 13C and 12 C Thiepval Memorial.
  • ASTON Archibald Malcolm Private 5913. age 27 East African Military Labour Corps Son of James Wilson Aston and Annie Harriett Aston of 8 Lunham Road UN. Died 30.10.1918 Y3 7426 Beckenham Crematorium.
  • ASTON James Perry (not listed in July 1916 magazine). Possibly buried Beckenham Crematorium.
  • ATKIN-BERRY Harold Harding Lieutenant Royal Navy HM S/M ‘E26’ Died 6.7.1916 11 Plymouth Naval Memorial
  • AYLWARD Sidney Victor Private 1440 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 7th Btn  Died 2.7.1916 1 B 20 Heilly Station Cemetery Mericourt L’Abbe. (Note: Only S V Aylward listed on CWGC).
  • BALLARD George Bernard Sjt 94516 Royal Field Artillery A Bty 52nd Bde Died 23.9.1917 H 1576 East Grinstead Old cemetery.
  • BASHFORD Archibald Pte 47298 age 24 Royal Fusiliers 8th Btn Son of William and Jane Bashford 99 Woodland Road UN Died 27/2/1917. III D 31 Fauborg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras.
  • BASHFORD George Frederick (served as Ashby) Rifleman 5240 age 19 Rifle Brigade 1st Btn Son of John William and Jane Bashford 99 Woodland Road UN Died 20.6.1915 Plot 1 Row K Grave 3 Ferme-Olivier Cemetery
  • BATTEN Levi Gunner 204201 age 34 Royal Garrison Artillery 1st Siege Bty. Husband of Sarah Minnie Batten, 26, Berridge Road, Gipsy Hill. Died 15.8.1917 Panel 9 Ypres (Menin Gate) memorial.
  • BILLINGS (or BILLING) Ernest Pte 10817 East Surrey Regt 9th Btn Son of E Billings of 2 Sainsbury Road UN Died 1.1.1917 II A I0 Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe.
  • BLACKWELL Frederick William Pte 121767 age 29 RAMC 33rd Casualty Clearing Station. Husband of A C Blackwell, 152 Gipsy Road, WN. Died 30.10.1918 Haifa War Cemetery.
  • BOGUE Patrick Yule 2nd Lieutenant East Surrey Regiment 9th btn Son of the late Patrick Yule Bogue of Dublin and Mrs Bogue 29 Central Hill Fell 24.7.1917 I B 10 Dickebusch New Military Cemetery extension
  • BOILEAU Edward Bulmer Whicher Lt Age 20 Dorsetshire Regt 1st Btn Son of Capt and Mrs Thomas Boileau, 97 South Croxted Road, W Dulwich. Died 31.10.1918. III K 15 Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery.
  • BOMBERGER Paul Charles William Driver Age 18 Royal Field Artillery No 2 Depot 75503 Son of Charles and Louise Bomberger. Born Hammersmith. Died 20.2.1915 O CE 722 Preston (New Hall Lane) Cemetery
  • BRODERICK Herbert Thomas Lt age 24 London Regt 2nd/24th Btn Son of Herbert and Marian Broderick, 5 Minden Road, Anerley. Native of UN. Died 29.12.1917 R3 Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.
  • BROWNING Leicester Walter Royal Horse Artillery died 27 11 1916
  • BURBERRY/BURBERY  Thomas William Private 7732 South Lancashire Regiment 2nd Btn. Son of Mr and Mrs Emily Burberry 5 Troy Road UN Fell Vailly 20 September 1914 La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial *
  • BURT Hubert James
  • BUTLER Herbert Boyer Canadian Infantry died 21 5 1915
  • CAMPBELL Charles Duncan Miles Major MBE age 36 Royal Flying Corps. Husband of May Campbell of 13a Worbeck Road, Anerley. Son of Charles and Frances Campbell of Dalmally, Argyll and Norwood. Died 9.3.1918. S1 6576 Beckenham Crematorium.
  • CAWSON George Adrian 2nd Lt age 18 Royal Flying Corps 56th Squadron. Son of George and Phoebe Adelaide Cawson of Mayfield, Anerley, Surrey. Lived 4 Anerley Vale. Died 30.11.1917. Arras Flying Services Memorial.
  • CHAMBERS Victor Walter Cpl S3/028199 age 24 Army Services Corps/69th Field Battery Son of August and Amy Chambers of 36 Gipsy Hill UN Died 24.11.1918 C14 Pemba Cemetery.
  • CHAVE Stanley Lionel Lance Cpl 320339 age 22 London Regiment (City of London Rifles) 6th Btn. Son of Walter and Hannah Maria Chave ‘of London’. Died 21.5.1916. XXXI L2 Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery Souchez.
  • CHILD Robert Vivyan Pte 14851 Age 20 East Surrey Regt ‘B’ Coy 12th Btn. Youngest son of the late George Charles Child and of Blanche M Child (nee Puckle) of Homeland, Fleet Road, South Benfleet, Essex. Native of Smethwick, Staffs Died 15.9.1916. Sp. Mem. 13 Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers.
  • CHRISTOPHER Henry
  • CONRAN-SMITH Neville
  • COOPER Albert*
  • COOPER Edward George
  • CRAMPTON Edward Walter (CWGC only lists an Edgar Walter Crampton – no local connection given).
  • DILLON Charles Edward Maxwell 2nd Lt. age 33 Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 10th Btn. Son of the late E M Dillon LLQ Barrister. Born in London. Died 31.7.1917. VII A 48 Aeroplane Cemetery. At the unveiling of the memorial in October 1920 a separate memorial was also dedicated to the memory of Mr Dillon, who had been a churchwarden at Christ Church.
  • DOUDNEY Leslie Captain Royal Army Medical Corps. Born February 3rd 1879. Died of malaria at Komba near Nefada, Nigeria April 29.4.1917. (Not listed CWGC – info: DCWR)
  • EDE Ernest Henry William Pte 42600 age 19 Hertfordshire Regt 1st Btn. Son of Ernest W and Susan Ede ‘of Norwood London’ Died 19 1 1919 X111 A 29 Terlincthun British Cemetery Wimille (not  EDE Ernest Pte 2701 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regt) Depot. G 7 15503 Croydon (Queens Road) Cemetery as previously given).
  • EMERY William Pte 612958 age 41 London Regt 1st / 19th Btn Son of James and Flora Emery, husband of Annie Emery 192 Gipsy Road WN Died 6 12 1917 III F 4 Abbeville Communal Cemetery ext
  • FAIRBAIRNS Joseph Maurice 2nd Lt age 21 Royal Field Artillery. ‘B’ Echelon 8th Div Ammunition Col. Son of Thomas Richard and Elizabeth Jane Fairbairns of Dulwich. Died 20.8.1917 Poperinghe New Military Cemetery II H 22
  • FITZ PATRICK William John (CWGC lists a William Joseph Fitzpatrick Cpl Australian Infantry 24th Btn Died 3 5 1917 Villers-Nretonneux Memorial)
  • FOGDEN Geoffrey Louis Adames Gunner 624628 age 19 Hon. Artillery 309th Siege Bty. Son of Harold John and Louisa Emma Fogden of 27 Beulah Road, Tunbridge Wells. Died 17.8.1917. Bard Cottage Cemetery IV.D.12
  • FOWLER Bernard Egerton (or Edwin) Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 19th Btn died 22 3 1918 Bay 10 Arras Memorial
  • GOODMAN  Joseph 2nd Lt age 20 King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regt) 5th Btn att’d 10th Btn The Loyal North Lancashire Regt Son of Joseph and Margaret Goodman of 7 Palace Square UN now of South Villa 98 Ramsden Road, Balham Bay 2 Arras Memorial
  • GRANT John Stewart – five listed on CWGC. No local connection given.
  • GREEN Lionel Palmer Listed on the end of the original memorial – 47 listed on CWGC
  • HARE Robert Stuart Maclaine Captain age 26 Essex Regiment 1st Btn Son of Lt Col Robert Powell Hare and Christian Sarah Hare of Bath Died 6.8.1915 Sp Mem C 100 Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
  • HAYWARD Henry Cyril MM Sgt Son of Albert and Elizabeth H Hayward A27 Neuville – Bourjonval British Cemetery
  • HEYWORTH Wilfred Alexander 2nd Lt age 20 (The King’s) Liverpool Regt 5th Btn. Son of Harold O and Elsie G Heyworth of 1 Holland Park Mansions, Holland Park Gardens, London. Died 23.5.1916 III B 7 Douchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery.
  • HILTON George Henry Private age 23 27848 King’s Own Scottish Borderers 1st Btn Son of Ernest Hilton 1 Alexandra Cottages, Beardell Street, UN Died 28.1.1917 Pier and Face Thiepval memorial 4A and 4D.
  • HOBSON Andrew John Hay Lt age 25. West Yorkshire Regt (Prince of Wales’s Own) 8th Btn. Son of Annie Hobson, late of Legbourne Vicarage, South Lincs and the late Rev John P Hobson. Died 9.10.1917. Panel 42 to 47 and 162. Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • HORNUNG Charles Peter Pte Royal Fusiliers ‘C’ Coy 18th Btn  Son of Mr and Mrs Hornung of Annandale, Central Hill (corner of Harold Road). (CWGC lists the parents as Charles and Edith A Hornung of Oaklands, Horley, Surrey indicating they may have moved)  Fell Monday February 7th 1916 K 13 Cambrin churchyard extension*
  • HUGHES Frederick Joseph 88415 A58 Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery
  • JAMES John  Sergeant/Serjeant Age 37 Royal Marines R M Div train RN Div Deal/1899(S) Husband of Selina Ann James of 3a Alexandra Cottages, Beardell Street UN Son of the late Daniel and Mary Ann James. Born at Hitchin Joined the Royal Naval Division at Crystal Palace early in the War. Invalided home from Egypt with enteric fever. Died Portland hospital 25.3.1916 SE CL X1B Hitchin Cemetery. Funeral at Hitchin conducted by Canon Joynt, Vicar of Christ Church.
  • JENNER Charles William
  • JENNER George Ivan Pte G/4192. East Surrey Regt 9th Btn. Died 16.8.1916 K3 Bernafay Wood British Cemetery. Montauban.
  • JESSON Frederick Reginald Pte 30112 Age 26 Royal Welsh Fusiliers 8th Btn. Son of Mrs Eleanor Jesson of 12 Woodland Road and the late William Jesson. Died 12.4.1919. IV C 8 Amara War Cemetery.
  • JOHNSON Charles Henry
  • KEMBLE John Lance Bombardier. 40155 age 21. Royal Garrison Artillery. 155th Siege Bty. Son of Mr JA and Mrs MA Kemble of 100 Woodland Road UN. Died 10.4.1918. Grave I E 3 Westhof Farm Cemetery.
  • KERSEY James Arthur Pte 242169 Leicester Regt 2nd/5th Btn Died 20 4 1917 1 B 10 Peronne Communal Cemetery extension
  • KETTLE Edward Sidney Rifleman 40129 age 19 Royal Irish Rifles 14th Btn. Son of Edward A and Louisa Kettle of Woodside, Salters Hill, UN Died 16.8.1917. Panel 138 to 140 and 162 to 162a and 163a Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • KING Charles Henry Rifleman 393717 London Regt (Queen Victoria Rifles) 9th Btn Was 5670 8th London Regt born Teddington enl Camberwell lived Norwood Died 14 8 1917 14 8 VI Hooge Crater Cemetery
  • KING Ernest Edward Rifleman 393716 London Regt (Queen Victoria Rifles) 1st / 9th Btn was 5669 8th London Regt Born Hammersmith enl London  lived Norwood Died 14 4 1917 Bay 10 Arras Memorial
  • KING Geoffrey Victor (CWGC Find War Dead lists a G V King – no forenames given – Lance Cpl 16911 Canadian Infantry 7th Btn Died 16 8 1915 III. C. 36. Berks Cemetery extension)
  • LEWCOCK Sidney George Pte 39150 age 22. Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd/7th Btn Son of Arthur and Jane Louisa Lewcock of 19 Barnfield Road UN Died 17.1.1917 Panel 54 to 60 and 163a Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • LLOYD George Possibly G Lloyd Gunner 57853 age 25 Royal Field Artillery 14th Bty Son of E C Sutcliffe (formerly Lloyd) of 20 Camden Hill Road and the late George Lloyd Died 20 3 1916  II A 10 Mosh Cemetery
  • LLOYD Herbert
  • MAYFIELD William George Private age 21 East Surrey Regt B Coy 2nd Btn Son of William and Hannah Mayfield 92 Woodland Road UN 25.4.1915 Panel; 34 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
  • MEADE Richard John Philip.  Killed in the Dardanelles* – See St Paul Penge.
  • MEREDITH Charles Edward Buchanan
  • MILLS Ernest Gilbert 60561 age 42 Royal Fusiliers 9th Btn Son of James and Louisa Mills 1 G 5 Martingart British cemetery
  • MOORE Harold
  • ONGLEY William Sapper 552711 Royal Engineers 518th (London) Field Coy Died 10 6 1917 III AIA Chester Farm Cemetery
  • PARSONS Frederick James Lance Cpl 19274 East Surrey Regt 9th Btn Died 10 6 1018 V1 B 2 Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery
  • PEACHEY Henry
  • PETTIT Robert Richard Walter Rifleman S/34897 Rifle Brigade 8th Btn age 20 Son of Charles and Elizabeth Pettit of East Ham, Essex 26 3 1919 Brookwood (UK 1914 – 1918 memorial)
    A note on the CWGC website (seen March 4th 2014) states: “This casualty has recently been accepted for commemoration by the Commission. However, it will not be possible to add his name to this Memorial immediately. Please contact the Commission before planning a visit, for more information.”
  • PRIMROSE Nigel Captain MC age 28 Royal Field Artillery 64th Brigade Son of Alexander and Olivia Alice Primrose of Mullinoor near Conoor, Nilgiris S India. Died 25.10.1918. VI B 46 Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
  • PULLEY Albert George Private 9/1307 age 19. Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment 7th Btn Son of Henry and Emily Pulley 53 Gipsy Hill Died 2.7.1916. Pier and Face 11C Thiepval Memorial.
  • PULLEY Edward Frank Gunner 70465 age 23 Royal Garrison Artillery 138th Heavy Bty. Son of A H and Emily Pulley of 53 Gipsy Hill UN Died 24.4.1918. Grave/Mem. Ref 24 Blangy-Tronville Communal Cemetery
  • PYM Edward Philip
  • RADFORD John
  • RADFORD Victor Percy Private 10769 age 34 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 11th Btn Son of James and Miriam Radford 27 Sainsbury Rd UN Died 16.11.1916 X.C.9A Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. (Listed as Percy Victor on CWGC).
  • ROBINSON Francis Bertram
  • RUBLEY William. Woodland Road Died in a Dublin military hospital February 1916
  • RUMPH George Edward Possibly: George Ernest Edward Rumph Rifleman R/38144 King’s Royal Rifle Corps 12th Btn Died 31.5.1917 Bay 7 Arras Memorial.
  • RUSSELL Joseph Pte 67750  age 36 Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 51st Coy Husband of Emma Russell 156 Gipsy Road WN  Son of George and Anna Russell of Bourdon Road, Anerley Bay 10 Arras Memorial
  • SALMON Frederick Charles 2nd Lt age 22 RAF 97th Squadron Son of George and Annie Martha Salmon of 38 Sainsbury Rd UN Died 1.5.1919 T7 7933 Beckenham Crematorium.
  • SCHLUMBERGER Paul (or Schumberger) Private Royal Fusiliers C/97033 Born April 11 1900. Served as Paul Ernest Graham. Died of influenza 26.11.1918 Wokingham (St Paul) Churchyard.
  • SNELL Edward Ernest Burnett Pte 4891 age 38 London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 4th Btn. Husband of Florence Burnett Snell, 48 St Julians Farm Road, WN Died 9.9.1916.XII N3 Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont.
  • SPENCER Richard Isaac Barre 2nd Lt age 27 Royal Scots Fusiliers 7th Btn and D Coy 1st Btn Son of William Isaac Spencer and Henrietta Whitmore, his wife, of 1 Hawke Road UN. Died 14.7.1916. Sp Mem 4 Flatiron Copse Mametz.
  • SPINK Hugh Octavius The Rev. age 38 Chaplain 4th Class Army Chaplains Dept 55th (West Lancs) Div Son of Joseph Simeon Spink and Lucy Dorothea Spink. Previously wounded several times. Native of Dulwich, London. II D 46 Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-le-Sec.
  • TAYLOR Frank Allen Gunner 84189 Royal Garrison Artillery 162nd Siege Battery Fell 28 4 1917 1 D 24 La Targette British Cemetery Neuville – St.Vaast
  • TEBBIT Hugh Edgar Private 5164 age 27 Honourable Artillery Company 2nd Btn Son of Mr and Mrs S J Tebbit of Gipsy Hill, London. Died 1.12.1916 VIII C 10 Contay British Cemetery, Contay.
  • TERRY William John Private L/9927Born Norwood New Town 8 January 1893. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 2nd Btn. Errand Boy Res: 55 Eagle Hill NNT Son of William and Charlotte Terry 17 Crystal Terrace NNT Fell Ypres 21 October 1914 Panel 11 to 13 and 14 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
  • THOMAS Cyril Albert William  Rifleman 5343 London Regt (Queen’s Westminster Rifles) 1st / 16th Btn Died 10 9 1916 Pier and Face 13C Thiepval Memorial
  • THOMPSON Robert
  • TOMLIN Geoffrey  Possibly G H Tomlin Welsh Regt 16th Btn Died 7 7 1916  XE8 Flatiron Copse Cemetery Mametz*
  • TURNER John Henry William Lance Cpl G/61865 age 26 Royal Fusiliers 10th Btn Husband of Lilian R Turner 13 Carberry Rd UN Died 14.4.1917 III J 17 Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun.
  • TYRRELL Harry Rifleman R/32951 age 33 King’s Royal Rifle Corps 12th Btn. Husband of DF Tyrrell, 22 Barnfield Road, Gipsy Hill Died 27.2.1917 Pier and Face 13A and 13B Thiepval Memorial.
  • WILLIAMS Colin Ernest (Listed Ernest Williams) Pte 42823 age 19 Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 90th Coy Son of Mrs Emily Williams 75 Gipsy Hill Panel 56 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
  • WILLIAMS Frederick Rifleman S/9871 age 22 Rifle Brigade 8th Btn Son of Robert and Mary Williams 33 Whiteley Road UN Died 26 8 1916  III G 2Heilly Station Cemetery Mericourt L’Abbe
  • WILLIAMS Horace George
  • YATES Charles Leading Seaman K8/187 age 22 RNVR Nelson Btn RN Div Husband of Mrs Webb (formerly Yates) of 62 Gipsy Hill. Son of Mr and Mrs Yates of Yorks. Died 6.5.1917. D1 Ste. Catherine British Cemetery.

Note: The five names marked with an asterisk were among 26 men from the parish and congregation whose names were read out at the service on August 4th 1916 but whose names do not appear to have featured in the memorial which was unveiled in October 1920.

(Christ Church boundaries: Along the south side of Gipsy Road, up Salters Hill then along Central Hill – north side – across to Westow Hill and up to where the roundabout at the junctions of Crystal Palace Parade/Anerley Hill/Church Road and Westow Hill stood, down Farquhar Road to the railway line then along Colby Road to Gipsy Hill, then down Gipsy Hill to its corner with Gipsy Road.)


ST STEPHEN’S DULWICH

  • BELLCHAMBERS Edward John Private 2032 Australian Australian Infantry AIF 35th Btn 7.6.1917  A 14 Mud Corner Cemetery
  • BELLCHAMBERS Percy Frederick Private 20973 Devonshire Regiment Died 9.5.1917 Bay 4 Arras Memorial
  • BENDER Alfred Courteney Lt Hampshire Regiment 16th Btn Died 20.9.1917 Panel 88 to 90 and 162 Tyne Cot Memorial
  • BLOFELD Dudley 2nd Lt MC London Regt.1st/22nd Btn  Died 8.10.1916 Bay 9 or 10 Arras Memorial
  • CLARKE F W Private Service number 96 age 41 Royal Fusiliers 23rd Btn Son of Bennett Michael and Fanny Clarke of Norwood, London 12.3.1916 A 18 13 St Sever Cemetery Rouen
  • CLIFTON Percy James Major DSO age 28 Royal Field Artillery A Bty 232nd Bde  Mentioned in dispatches Son of William and Sarah Maria Clifton ‘Fairfield’ 16 Alleyn Park, Dulwich Died 26.8.1918.V111 A 48 Daours Communal Cemetery extension
  • COHN F A 2nd Lt (CWGC lists a Frederic Cohn Nationality: UK Chief engineer Mercantile Marine Kosseir (London) 20.7.1918 Tower Hill Memorial
  • DUCHE  M des L M
  • FRITH H Private
  • JACKSON Alfred George Driver 15437 age 18 Royal Field Artillery 33rd Div HQ Son of John Henry and Agnes Mary Jackson of 26 Jasper Road UN Died 10.4.1917
  • KINMAN L 2nd Lt
  • LOUDOUN-SHAND Stewart Walter Major VC age 36 Yorkshire Regiment 10th Btn Son of Mr J L Loudoun-Shand of 27 Alleyn Park Died 1.7.1916 1 C 77 Norfolk Cemetery Becordel-Becourt
  • MALLINSON John Whiteley 2nd Lt age 20 Rifle Brigade 6th Btn Mentioned in dispatches Son of Mrs J H Mallinson of 30 Central Hill UN and the late The Reverend J H Mallinson. 14.12.1916 Panel 46 to 48 and 50 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
  • MORANT G A McK Captain MC Born 1896 West Yorkshire Regt (Prince of Wales’s Own) 16th Btn attd 2nd/13th Btn Youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs McKay Morant ‘The Glade’ Farquhar Rd UN XIII A 8 Bienvillers Military Cemetery
  • NORRIS A E AB RN Probably A E Norris Able Seaman RN HMS Ursa 16.10.1918 188 Mere Cemetery
  • ODDELL Lionel Henry Private age 20 Herefordshire Regiment King’s Shropshire Light Infantry attached 1st Btn Son of Lionel and Louisa Oddell of 28 Woodland Road Upper Norwood. Died 21.9.1918 Panel 10 Vis-En-Artois Memorial
  • PAINE George Gordon Captain MC age 25 Royal Berkshire Regiment 5th Btn Son of George Cuthbert and Agnes Mary Paine of Beechwood, Sandcotes Road, Parkstone, Dorset 1 K 9 Varennes Military Cemetery
  • PAINE J H Private
  • PAINE Walter Lionel Captain (Adjutant) age 34 Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 10th Btn Secondary Regiment Lancashire Fusiliers (attached 1st Btn) Born 1881 Son of George William and Mary Maria Paine of Cotswold, Farquhar Road, UN Secretary of the Reform of Latin Teaching Association Fell Gallipoli Died 4.6.1915 Sp. Mem C 270 Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
  • PATON L 2nd Lt (Possibly 2nd Lt Leslie Paton Royal Scots 11th Btn Died 21 3 1917 Bay 1 and 2 Arras Memorial)
  • PATON W G Captain age 21 Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Son of William George Lauder Paton and Jane Peters Burleigh Paton of Hayes Lodge, Alleyn Park, West Dulwich 1 M 13 Vermelles British Cemetery
  • QUITMANN  Eric C R Private 84289 age 19 Middlesex Regiment 6th Labour Btn Old Alleynian Son of Otto and Lucy Quitmann of Crowhurst, College Road UN Died 16.6.1918 A 12 St Riquier British cemetery
  • REDSTONE G possibly Rifleman S/18356 Rifle Brigade 16th Btn Died 21.10.1916 111 K 3 Connaught Cemetery Thiepval.
  • REYNOLDS Charles Edward Lieutenant age 22 RAF 55th Squadron Son of James and Annie Deletia Reynolds of 87 Anerley Road 1 C 19 Charmes Military Cemetery Essegney
  • REYNOLDS James Private/Rifleman BA (London University) service number 90 age 22 London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade) ‘G’ Coy 1st/5th Btn son of James and Annie Deletia Reynolds of 87 Anerley Road. His brother Charles Edward Reynolds also fell. Panel 52 and panel 54 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
  • SELBY Millin 2nd Lt age 24 The Buffs (East Kent) Regiment 3rd Btn Son of Millin and Margaret Selby 36 Rue Faidhirbe, Lille, France 29.9.1915 J 7 Sailly-Labourne Communal Cemetery
  • SHAND – see Loudoun-Shand
  • SYMONS The Reverend Charles Fleming Jelinger BA Lieutenant Age 32 Royal Welsh Fusiliers 9th Btn, Son of The Reverend Jelinger Edward Symons of 82 South Croxted Road Dulwich and the late Florence Symons BA (Oxon). A clerk in holy orders. Died 25.9.1915 50 to 52 Loos Memorial
  • TANNER William Arthur Rifleman 301918 age 29 London Regt (London Rifle Brigade) 5th Btn Son of William Burbridge Tanner and Fanny Gertrude Tanner 78 Thicket Road, Anerley died 12.4.1917 A 28 London Cemetery Neuville-Vitasse
  • TRESSIDER / TRESIDDER Charles Tolmie Capt age 28 Gloucestershire Regt 7th Btn Son of Capt Tolmie John Tresidder of Trefusis, College Road, UN Died 22 4 1916 Panel 17 Basra Memorial. Not listed on CWGC.
  • VAN den BOK F 2nd Lt age 22 Middlesex Regiment A Coy 2nd Btn Son of Mr A and Mrs N Van den Bok Crescent Moor House, Sydenham Hill 1.7.1916
  • VAUGHAN Horace William Henry Lt King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regt) 10th Btn 4.6.1915 Panel 31 and 32 Helles Memorial
  • WAKELEY John Eric Stanley 2nd Lieutenant Age 20 Gloucestershire Regiment 1st Btn Mentioned in dispatches. Son of Pery and May S Wakeley 16 Alleyn Road West Dulwich. Native of Rainham, Kent. Died 9.9.1916 IV F 3 Heilly Station cemetery Mericourt-L’Abbe.

Parish boundaries: Along Crystal Palace Parade to the two mini roundabouts which connect with Westwood Hill; Along Sydenham Hill / Crescent Wood Road then cuts from Syudenham Hill northwest to Dulwich Common; along Dulwich Common westwards to College Road, goes south down College Road, along Hunts Slip Road to the railway line to Alleyn Park Road then comes down South Croxted Road to Gipsy Hill station then zigs and zags back to the former roundabout at the junctions of Anerley Hill/Church Road/Westow Hill and Crystal Palace Parade.

A report on the unveiling of the memorial in the Norwood News in November 1920 says it was dedicated to parishioners who died in the War.


ST PAUL PENGE (Last updated September 26th 2018)

(Note: PWM indicates the same name is also on Penge War Memorial.)

  • ADAMS Abraham Lance Cpl/ Rifleman  5/3371 Kings Royal Rifle Corps 1st Btn  Lived 41 St Hugh’s Road Fell France 1.7.1916 11 D 13 Zouave Valley cemetery, Souchez (PWM)
  • ALCOCK James Thomas Pte 160592 Canadian Infantry, Alberta Regt 31st Bty Lived 73 Palace Road Fell France 27.9.1916 V111 C 9 Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont (PWM)
  • ANDERSON B A Penge Roll of Honour lists a Basil Arthur Anderson MC 2nd Lt Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry 27 Lullington Road, wounded twice but not listed as having fallen. CWGC lists Basil Arthur Anderson MC Capt age 21 Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry 5th Btn, husband of Molly Anderson 143 High Street, Ryde Isle of Wight Son of Hugh and Nellie Anderson, Born Newcastle, Natal, South Africa, died 21.3.1918 111 F 14 Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery
  • BARRETT E (47 possible matches on CWGC website. No local connections).
  • BARRETT W T (six possible matches on CWGC website. No local connections).
  • BAYNES Albert E Serjeant Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 37th. Lived 43 St Hugh’s Road Died 28.9.1918. II B 15 Unicorn Cemetery Vend’Huile (PWM)
  • BELL A B Private. age 19. Canadian Machine Gun Corps 2nd Btn. 276584 Son of the late Mr and Mrs R H Bell of Grenfell, Saskatchewan. Died 28.8.1918. D21 Sun Quarry Cemetery, Cherisy
  • BIRDSEYE Douglas Martin 2nd Lt South Staffordshire Regiment 8th Btn Lived 7 Anerley Park Wounded during bomb practice. Died 10.2.1917. I C 23 Guards’ Cemetery, Combles (PWM)
  • BRADDY G R J. CWGC website lists George Braddy (no middle initials) Pte 9433 East Yorkshire Regiment. Died  14.7.1916.Pier and Face 2 Thiepval Memorial
  • BRIGDEN James George Pte 18621 Grenadier Guards 3rd Btn. Died 27.11.1917 Panel 2 Cambrai Memorial, Louverval.
  • BROCK W. (a Brock W is also listed on the memorial at All Saints.)
  • BROMLEY H F G (15 ‘H Bromley’ on CWGC website. No local connection listed.)
  • BRUNDRITT Norman William Pte 5843 age 23. London Regiment 7th Btn Son of Frederick George and Alice Jane Brundritt of 79 Duke’s Road, Southampton.Listed under North Surrey District School in Penge Roll of Honour. Died 29.5.1916. 78 B 169 Southampton Old Cemetery. Only Brundritt listed on CWGC website. (PWM)
  • BUZZARD W (Two Buzzards listed. No local connection given.)
  • CANNON T M (11 T Cannon’s listed. No local connection given.)
  • CARROLL J P Gunner RMA/15501 age 20 Royal Marine Artillery HQ (Eastney) Son of Patrick and Maria Carroll of 11 Thicket Wood Chambers. Died 8.7.1918 B 15 2 Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery
  • CLARK A R T (15 A R Clark’s listed No local connection given) (PWM)
  • CLARK C W Gunner 41138 Royal Field Artillery. Husband of E E Clark 24 St Hugh’s Road, Anerley. Died 13.10.1918. 1 A 4 Naves Communal Cemetery extension. (PWM)
  • COLE William Maurice MC 2nd Lt age 20 Leicestershire Regiment 1st/5th Btn. Son of William George and Lydia Mary Cole of 5 Anerley Park, Anerley. Attended Merchant Taylor’s school, Charterhouse Square. Arrived in France with the Artists Rifles February 1916. Died 29.6.1918. V D 2 Pernes British Cemetery (PWM)
  • COLLIS Walter E Lance Cpl 512 age 36 East Surrey 1st Btn Lived 64 St Hugh’s Road, Anerley. Husband of Maud M Johnson (formerly Collis) 4 Dingley Square, Skinner Street, Gillingham 7.7.1916 W5.7099 (PWM)
  • COOPER G H (25 possible matches. No local connection given.)
  • COZENS Jesse Gerald Clement Private. 4702 age 19. London Regiment (Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles). 1st/15th Btn. Son of Jesse Henry and Maud Mary Cozens of 12 Thicket Road. Died 15.9.1916. Pier and Face 13C Thiepval Memorial Listed as Isaac Gerald Clem. in Penge Roll of Honour.(PWM)
  • CREEK A C Able Seaman Z/2950 age 19 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. HMS Partridge London. Son of Mr and Mrs F Creek of Walsingham, Athelston Road, Harold Wood, Essex. Died 12.12.1917 III A Col 1 – 16 Fredrikstad Military Cemetery
  • CURTIS Arthur Ellwood Private 9/1427 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regt 7th Btn Lived 65 Palace Road UN Son of Thomas and Isabel Grosvenor Avenue, Richmond, Surrey Died 1.7.1916 V111 Q 5 Danzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz. Fell France. (PWM)
  • DRAKE-BROCKMAN Paris Villiers 2nd Lt age 19 The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 1st Btn. Son of Paris Frederick and Isabel Alice Drake-Brockman, 3 Cintra Park UN. Died 18.7.1918. II B 7 Abeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery
  • DUCKLING Edward John Sapper 9443 age 25 Australian Engineers 11th Field Coy. Carpenter Son of John and Sarah Duckling. Native of England. Died 9.6.1917 IV B 8 Strand Military Cemetery. Australia’s embarkation roll  says he embarked from Adelaide on 31.5.1916 on HMAT Suevic; gives his mother’s name as Sarah Duckling of Ozanne St, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland.
  • EASTALL Reginald Reggie Private age 19 East Surrey Regiment 1st Btn. Son of Robert William Eastall of 3 Anerley Grove UN and the late Eleanor Eastall, Died 20.4.1915 Panel 34 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. R H Eastall in Penge and Anerley Press report. Reginald Harry Eastall of 1 Anerley Grove in Penge Roll of Honour (PWM)
  • FISK Alfred George Private Service number: 79 age 32 Royal Fusiliers 8th Btn Lived 94 Ridsdale Road Husband of Mrs E Fisk of 51 Arnulf Street, Bellingham, London Son of Mrs P Fisk of 84 Addington Road, West Croydon Died 3 3 1916 Panel 25 to 27 Loos Memorial (PWM)
  • FOWLER G S Private East Surrey Regiment 50318 3rd Btn. Died 4.4.1919. Screen Wall X6 3.7919 Beckenham Crematorium
  • GIBBINS W J Private. London Regiment. (Royal Fusiliers) posted to 2nd/2nd Btn. 82846 Died 18.9.1918. I E 10 Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery. (PWM)
  • GILLARD Charles Private. age 26 The Queen’s B Coy 8th Btn Husband of E Gillard of 52 East Dulwich Road. Son of Eliza Gillard of Anerley. Died 15.4.1917 1 L 44 Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay
  • GREEN Ernest James Private 34966 age 24 Royal Fusiliers 8th Btn  Son of the late Samuel and Sarah Elizabeth Green of 3 Brunswick Place UN Died 2.10.1916 Pier and Face 8C 9A and 16A Thiepval memorial. (PWM)
  • GULLESS William James Gunner 21139 Royal Garrison Artillery 11th Siege Bty Lived 43 Ridsdale Road, Anerley Died 11.8.1918 II L12 Adelaide Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux (PWM)
  • HALES William Richard Edwin Lance Corporal 20905 Royal Fusiliers 32nd Btn. Died 4.10.1916 Pier and Face 8C 9A and 16A Thiepval Memorial
  • HALLIDAY James Armstrong Private 63154 age 40 Suffolk Regiment 4th Btn. Husband of Amy Elizabeth Halliday of 136 Anerley Road (Arpley Road on CWGC). Son of the late John and Margaret Halliday. Died 28.9.1918 Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162 A Tyne Cot Memorial.(PWM)
  • HANNA Douglas Murray Captain age 43 Royal Berkshire Regt 8th Btn Lived 31 Anerley Park. Son of Henry and Jessie G Hanna ‘of London’. Died Loos 25.9.1915. III K 16 Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos (PWM)
  • HENLEY Herman. Sapper 96628 age 22 Royal Engineers 6th Div. Signal Coy. Native of Norwood. Son of Edward and Emma Henley of 1 Luttington (Lullington?) Road, Anerley. Mentioned in Dispatches. Died 28.9.1916 XI C 9 Etaples Military Cemetery (PWM)
  • HILL Frederick James Rifleman 333 age 29 London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade) 5th Btn. Son of Mr and Mrs Sidney Frederick Hill of Norwood. Lived 28 Belvedere Road UN Died 28.6.1916 Div 19.99.3 Ste. Marie Cemetery Le Havre (PWM)
  • HILL J A (17 J A Hill’s listed. No local connection given.)
  • HOLMAN Frederick Gunner age 21 Royal Garrison Artillery 242nd Siege Bty 163820. Son of Frederick and Rosina Holman of 74 St Hugh’s Road Lived same address.Died 29.5.1918 I C 23 Caestre Military Cemetery (PWM)
  • HOLT Charles George Private age 34 Gloucestershire Regt 1st Btn 34563 Son of Charles and Emma Holt 31 Cintra Park I C 4 Pernes British Cemetery
  • HOUCHEN Henry Augustus Private 267355 age 36 W Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) 10th Btn. Lived 38 or 42 Ridsdale Road Son of Mrs Charlotte Houchen 60 St Julian’s Farm Road WN Died 22.3.1918 Bay 4 Arras Memorial (PWM)
  • HOWARD G
  • HUGHES Edward Erasmus Vaughan Private 202093 age 36 Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment 2nd/4th Btn. Husband of Edith Hughes 10 Palace Road. Died 8.5.1917 XXX E 12 Gaza War Cemetery
  • HUMPHREYS Albert Edward Private Royal West Kent Died 9.4.1917 (CWGC lists an A Humphreys Pte 203324 London Regt (Royal Fusiliers) 1st Btn died the same day. II B 16 London Cemetery Neuville-Vitasse) (PWM)
  • IRONSIDE Douglas William Private 30644 age 23 East Surrey Regiment 1st Btn. Son of Edward and Alice Ironside 23 Cintra Park UN Lived same address Died 8.5.1917 Bay 6 Arras Memorial
  • ISAACSON F R Private 11596 age 22 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. Born Anerley. Son of Robert William and Emma Jane Isaacson of 17 St Hugh’s Road Died Messines 8.6.1917. X V I I Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  • ISAACSON George Leading Signalman Royal Navy J/6826. age 22  HMS Invincible. Son of Robert William and Emma Jane Isaacson of 17 St Hugh’s Road, Anerley Died 31.5.1916 Ref 14 Portsmouth Naval Memorial (PWM)
  • JACKSON A J (10 A J Jackson’s listed on CWGC. No local connections given.)
  • JACKSON Laurence Private 9160978 Royal Fusiliers 17th Btn Lived 3 Ridsdale Road, Anerley 24.3.1918 Bay 3 Arras Memorial. (PWM)
  • JONES Richard Basil Brandram Lieutenant VC age 19 The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 8th Btn Lived 2 Thicket Road Son of Henry Thomas Brandram Jones and Caroline Emma Jones, same address. Died 21.5.1916 Bay 7 Arras Memorial. (PWM)
  • JONES S
  • LAVERICK Cecil Ebeneezer Driver 155915. age 21. Royal Field Artillery B Bty 282nd Army Brigade. Son of George May and Priscilla Clara Laverick 3 Seymour Villas, Anerley Died 13.9.1917 I D 19 Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery and extension
  • LEWENDON Charles James Bombardier 810266 age 25 Royal Field Artillery A Bty 232nd Bde  Son of Charles and Louisa Maud Lewendon of 4 St Hugh’s Road, Anerley. Lived same address Died 22.9.1917 VIII I 36 Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
  • LIBRETTO Edward James Private age 30 Suffolk Regiment 4th Btn 202505. Husband of Alice Gertrude Libretto 65 Ridsdale Road, Anerley. Son of Luigi and Polly Libretto 14 Hawthorn Grove, Penge. Died 26.9.1917 Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • LIPSCOMBE/ Lipscomb William Henry Private age 26 Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 122nd Coy. Lived 84 St Hugh’s Road Nephew of Eliza Lipscombe of 28 Holmewood Gardens Brixton Hill. Died 21.9.1917 Panel 154 to 159 and 163a.Tyne Cot Memorial
  • LOCK Albert Rifleman 10900 age 24 Kings Royal Rifle Corps 9th Btn formerly 2nd Btn Son of Mrs Kitty Lock of 81 Ridsdale Road, Anerley and the late Mr W Lock Died 17 10 1917 Panel 115 to 119 and 162A and 163A Tyne Cot Memorial (PWM)
  • LOCK C (PWM)
  • LUNGLEY J (Six Lungleys on CWGC website. No local connection given.)
  • McKINNON C (Seven possible matches on CWGC website. No local connection given.)
  • McKINNON Kenneth Private age 20 Auckland Regiment NZEF Son of William and Mary McKinnon of Te Rore, Wakato. Died 8.8.1915 Ref 10 Chunuk Bair (NZ) memorial. (Further information on http://www.familytreecircles.com – kiwis on chunuk bair memorial).
  • MEADE R J P F E Lieutenant age 23 Indian 14th King George’s Own Ferozepore Sikhs. Twice mentioned in dispatches. Also served in Egypt. 21 Hamlet Road Son of Colonel J W B and Catherine W Meade Died 4.6.1915 Sp.Mem 65 Pink Farm Cemetery Helles. See also Christ Church. (PWM)
  • MOSS George Henry Private G 17846 age 39 Queens Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment 6th Btn. Husband of Mary Hettey Moss 52 Palace Road UN Died 9.4.1917 Bay 7 Arras Memorial (Listed as Prisoner in Penge Roll of Honour).
  • NEWLAND T (Five possible matches on CWGC website. No local connection given)
  • NICHOLSON F (43 F Nicholson’s on CWGC website. No local connection given)
  • ORPIN Ralph E 2nd Lt age 25 Royal Field Artillery A Bty 92nd Bde Lived 14 Minden Road.Son of Ernest John and Annie Orpin of Anerley. Served Egypt. Died 6.8.1917 II E 27 Canada Farm cemetery (PWM)
  • PAYNE Thomas Edward Private L/9693 age 22 The Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment  2nd Btn Son of William and Eliza Payne 63 St Hugh’s Road, Anerley Died 31.8.1915 III P 1 Basra War Cemetery (PWM)
  • PEDDAR (listed as PEDDER on CWGC website). Frank Charles Private 61628 age 19 Welsh Regiment 18th Btn. Son of Frank and Elizabeth Pedder 8 Palace Square UN Died 13.4.1918 II B 9 Rue-du-Bois Military Cemetery Fleurbaix
  • PERFECT George Emmanuel Private G/11267 age 27 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) 11th Btn. Son of Sarah Ann Perfect of 4 Anerley Vale. Died 1.8.1917. Panel 11 to 13 and 14 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. (Listed as ‘presumed dead’ in Penge Roll of Honour. A photo of him appears in M/S opposite page….).
  • PETERS Henry Francis Private 10687 age 19 Border Regiment B Coy 2nd Btn 10687 Son of Mr H H and Mrs E A Peters 22 St Hugh’s Road, Anerley Died 21.12.1914 Panel 6 Ploegsteert Memorial (PWM)
  • PROSSER Arthur Edward Captain age 35 Worcestershire Regiment C Coy 1st Btn MC Mentioned in dispatches. Husband of Ethel Callow (formerly Prosser) Son of Arthur William and Rosina Prosser of 3a Cintra Park UN Died 23.10.1918 Plot 11a 96 Schoonselhof Cemetery. Address given as Wallington Lodge, Crescent Road on Penge Roll of Honour. (PWM)
  • QUIGLEY Daniel Lance Corporal G/5326 age 37 Royal Sussex Regiment Husband of Fanny Sophia Ann Quigley of 61 St Hugh’s Road, Anerley Died 25.9.1915 Panel 69 to 73 Loos Memorial (PWM) (Listed as ‘missing’ Penge Roll of Honour).
  • RANSFORD Lionel Bolton Flight Sub Lieutenant age 18 Born UN May 3 1899 Royal Naval Air Service Son of Robert Bolton Ransford and Amy Jane Ransford of 16 Mowbray Road. Took part in many bombing raids over Zeebrugge. Died 18.3.1918 in aerial combat near St Quentin III D 7 St. Souplet British Cemetery
  • RODWELL Mary Ann Nursing Sister Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service  Born Brockdish, Norfolk. Died 17.11.1915 when Anglia, the hospital ship she was on, was hit by a mine laid by a German U Boat. Hollybrook Memorial Southampton.
  • ROWDEN Percy George Private age 31 Royal Fusiliers 2nd Btn 53161 Son of Jane Rowden 40 Anerley Hill UN and the late William Thomas Rowden. Died 10.9.1917 V1 B 16 Dozinghem Military Cemetery. Listed as Lance Cpl/ Cpl 105th Train Reserve in Penge Roll of Honour (PWM)
  • RUSSELL Henry Frederick Private 10776 East Surrey Regiment 1st Btn 13 Anerley Grove / 2 Brunswick Place  Died 20.11.1914 Panel 34 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
  • SARGEANT James Edward Private G/9681 age 32 Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment 11th Btn  Husband of Lilo Mary Sargeant of 20 Franklin Road, Penge Son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Sargeant. Listed under North Surrey District school in Penge Roll of Honour. Died 16.9.1916. Plot 2 Row D Grave 24 Corbie Communal Cemetery extension. (PWM)
  • SCOTT John Frederick Private 44850 age 19 Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd Btn Son of John and Alice Scott of 84 St Hugh’s Road, Anerley Died 27.5.1918 Soissons Memorial. (PWM)
  • SELWOOD A J Gunner 74269 age 28 Royal Garrison Artillery 182nd Siege Bty Husband of Hilda Annie Selwood of 13 Thurlestone Rd WN Son of Joseph and Harriet Selwood. native of Brentwood, Essex 4.4.1918 C19 Boves West Communal cemetery Extension Penge Roll of Honour lists an Arthur J Sellwood North Surrey District school, Private Royal Garrison Artillery – no further information given. (PWM)
  • SHARPE Thomas Gunner / Bombardier 48835 Royal Garrison Artillery 22nd Coy Lived 31 St Hugh’s Road. Fell France 14.9.1915 213.6.2 (Screen wall) Kensal Green (All Soul’s) Cemetery (PWM)
  • SHILLITOE L H Private 241805 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 10th Btn Died 21.4.1918 Panel 52 to 54 Pozieres Memorial
  • SIMMONS W Either: Private Royal Garrison Artillery Lived 8 Thicket Grove
  • or SIMMONS W Private 205067 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 6th Btn 205067 Son of Mr R Simmons of WN 11 N 1 Mailly Wood Cemetery Mailly-Maillet (PWM)
  • SLADE Alfred Herbert Private G/12370 age 31 Queens Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment 7th Btn Son of James William Christy Slade and Emma Slade of 67 St Hugh’s Road, Anerley Died 23.8.1918 Panel 7 Vis-En-Artois Memorial (PWM)
  • SMITH Frederick Percival Corproral Australian age 27 Australian Infantry AIF 5th Btn 3948 Son of Jane Smith of Lordine 2 Weighton Road Anerley and the late Alfred William Smith Died 9.5.1917 Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (PWM)
  • SMITH Lionel Guy Private age 39 Honourable Artillery Company 1st Btn 4773 Son of Alfred William and Jane Smith of Lordine 2 Weighton Road, Anerley. Died 8.2.1917 V11 D 2 Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel (PWM)
  • SMITH Lionel Russell Private G/39096 age 41 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment  Husband of Florence Smith of 1 Madeline Road, Anerley. Son of Alfred Russell Smith of 174 Brecknock Road, Tufnell Park Died 21.10.1917 Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162a Tyne Cot memorial (PWM)
  • STREET C A Possibly Charles Street Pte 2003 age 41 Royal Sussex Regt 1st/4th Btn Son of Thomas John Street and Susan Street of 63 Ferndale Rd WN Died 17 9 1915 North Chapel (St Michael) Churchyard.
  • STUART Kenworth Probationary Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Son of William Thomas and Annie Stuart 8 Thicket Road, Anerley Died 13.6.1917 T 5 4486 Beckenham Crematorium (PWM)
  • STUBBINS John Private L/9452 age 24 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 2nd Btn Son of Martha Stubbins 11 St John’s Road SN. His stepbrother Joseph Charles Brigden also fell. Died 6.9.1914 Brookwood (UK 1914 – 1918) Memorial
  • STURGES Montague Edgar Private Born Anerley 1898 761238 London Regiment (Artists Rifles) 1st/28th Btn. Lived 21 Anerley Park Son of The Reverend M C and Mrs Sturges.Died 30.10.1917 Panel 153 Tyne Cot Memorial (PWM)
  • SUMMERS George Richard Fireman/ Stoker 912041 age 42 Mercantile Marine Reserve. Husband of Edith J Summers of 7 Brunswick Place, Anerley Road. Son of George and Martha Summers of Harwich HMS Louvain Died 20.1.1918 31 Plymouth Naval Memorial.
  • TOWLER William James Private 43786. age 22 Middlesex Regiment A Coy 1st Btn. Son of James and Jane Towler 69 Palace Road UN Died 2.11.1916 11 F 22 Grove Town Cemetery Meaulte
  • TUCKER L E Sapper 454755 age 27 Royal Engineers 20th TF Depot Husband of Florence May Tucker 11 Phoenix Road, Penge Son of John Tucker Died 9.4.1918 W 5 7566 Beckenham Crematorium
  • TUCKER Wilfred Private 10185 Royal Fusiliers 9th Btn Lived 4 Thicket Road Fell France 6.8.1916 Pier and Face C9A and 16A Thiepval Memorial (PWM)
  • VALE J T Sergeant Army Veterinary Corps SE/2305 Died 17.6.1916 V111 E 9 Amara War Cemetery
  • VANCOUR Awdry Morris Major MC and bar, DFC age 28 RAF (Secondary Regiment: Royal Artillery) MC and Bar, DFC and Italian Silver Medal for Valour Lived 71 Belvedere Road UN Died 16.7.1918 Plot 3 Row C Grave 2 Montecchie Precalcino Communal Cemetery extension (PWM) (Listed as Vaucour on CWGC website.)
  • WALKER-SMITH Frederick Granville Private 514952 age 33 London Regt (London Scottish) ‘D’ Coy Husband of Eliza (Cissie) Kennedy Smith of High Street, Great Bookham, Surrey. Son of William and Rebecca Walker Smith of Anerley. Died 21.12.1917 IX D 18 Grevillers British Cemetery (Listed as Smith F G W on CWGC website with Walker given as his first name in the Penge Roll of Honour).
  • WATTS G E Private G/61934 age 19 Royal Fusiliers 23rd Btn. Son of Edward and Mary E Watts 3 Heath Grove Maple Road Penge Died 23.1.1917 K 8 Aveluy Communal Cemetery extension (PWM)
  • WEST John Angus Pte/ Lance Cpl G/1071 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 6th Btn Lived 30 St Hugh’s Road Died 3.7.1916 Pier and Face 5D and 6D Thiepval Memorial (PWM)
  • WILSON Charles Lance Cpl Royal Fusiliers Lived 14 Hamlet Road Fell France. (PWM)

The unveiling of the memorial was reported in the Penge and Anerley Press May 28th 1921. Bishop Taylor Smith dedicated the memorial to “the men of this parish and the congregation”.

Parish Boundaries (based on a map at Bromley LSL) : Up Fox Hill, along Lansdowne Place then along Church Road into Crystal Palace Parade almost to its end. The boundary then goes into Crystal Palace Park where it appears to follow the old boundary of Penge urban district council down to Thicket Road, along Thicket Road to the railway bridge, turning left into Anerley Park Road and Castledine Road across to the railway line, along the railway line towards where the Bromley and Croydon borough boundaries meet, then back up the other railway line towards Crystal Palace, veering off back towards Fox Hill.


ST JOHN’S UPPER NORWOOD

  • ADAMS Cyril
  • AINGER Robert Private 201366 age 32 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 1st/5th Btn 201366. Son of Isiah and Mary Ainger, East Lodge, Sherwood Lodge, Arnold, Notts. Died 1.7.1916. Pier and Face 10C 10D and 11A Thiepval memorial.
  • ALLEN Sidney
  • BEST Thomas
  • BONCKER Barry Robert 2nd Lt. age 19 East Yorkshire Regiment 1st Btn. Lived 12 Upper Grove SN Clerk, National Bank of South Africa. Born 23 Farquhar Road.Son of Frederic and Violet Boncker 35 Whitworth Road SN / 70 Auckland Road UN. Photo in M/S plate 1V.5 Fell Fricourt Died 1.7.1916. Pier and Face 2C Thiepval Memorial.
  • BRAGG Eric Winsley Bragg Lt RAF Born Manchester 1895. Son of Mr and Mrs H Bragg 64 Auckland Road. Enlisted 3 London Scottish. Invalided out of Army as result of wounds. Re-enlisted in RAF. Killed October 1918 at East Fortune airship station, Edinburgh crashing while setting out on bombing raid over German fleet. Not listed on CWGC.
  • BUCKNALL Marc Anthony/Antony 2nd Lt Age 26. Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Son of the Rev M A and Mrs L A Bucknall of St Winnow Vicarage, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. Died 6.3.1917 VI B 31 Dernancourt Communal Cemetery extension
  • BURTENSHAW Ernest Rifleman age 19 London Regiment (City of London Rifles) 6th Btn (secondary Regiment Canadian Engineers). Son of Mr C F and Mrs A Burtenshaw of 51 The Drive, TH. Died 22.12.1916. II C 26 La Clytte Military Cemetery.
  • CARD Harry C Private age 19 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 7th Btn. Son of Mr J and Mrs Jemima Card of 67 St Saviour’s Road, Croydon. Died France 1.7.1916. Pier and Face 5D and 6D Thiepval Memorial.
  • CHIPPENDALL Bertram
  • COLLIER Ronald
  • CUTBILL Reginald
  • DORMAN Decimus – Arthur Gilbert Decimus Dorman Pte Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt) born Eastbourne enl Chelsea Lived Heathfields son of John Joseph and Emily Keziah Dorman of Brooklands, Horsham Road, Sussex. Pier and Face 8 C9A and 16A Thiepval memorial.
  • DORMAN Godfrey – Anthony Godfrey Dorman born Eastbourne enl Chelsea liv Heathfields son of John Joseph and Emily Keziah Dorman of Brooklands, Horsham Road, Sussex. Pier and Face 2C Thiepval memorial
  • EDWIN Harry Ernest Edwin Private age 18 London Regiment 2nd/10th Btn. 426407 Son of Edmund Walter and Alice Emily Edwin of 14 The Retreat TH Died 28.8.1918 Panel 10 Vis- En – Artois Memorial
  • EVANS Courtney/Courtenay
  • EVANS Douglas Lane Captain age 21 Born TH 13 July 1895 Northants Regiment 6th Btn Son of Mr and Mrs Frederick Charles Evans and Mary Evans 369 London Road TH Died of wounds 26.9.1916. 1 B 13Varennes Military Cemetery.
  • EYRE Wilfred
  • FORSYTH William Irving. Private age 38 Canadian Mounted Rifles Former resident TH Husband of Ellen M Forsyth of 61 Waddon New Road Croydon Son of William and Emily Forsyth.Fell 27.8.1918. 1V G 10 Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery Wancourt
  • FOSTER Geoffrey Charles Private 51516 Machine Gun Corps 6th Squadron (Cavalry) Enlisted Essex Yeomanry September 1914 Fell Monchy 11.4.1917 Bay 10 Arras Memorial
  • GARDINER Anson  – Alexander Anson Gardiner 2nd Lt Indian Army Reserve of Officers 2nd Queen Victoria’s Own Sappers and Miners attached 13th Coy XX1 J 3 Amara War cemetery
  • GREEN Charles Layton 2nd Lt age 24 Royal Flying Corps 53rd Squadron; Secondary Regt Essex Regt 11th Btn. Born 1893. Essex Regiment (attached Royal Flying Corps) Eldest son of Dr and Mrs Green, Woodside. (Dr Edward Green of Palace Court hotel, 12 Pembridge Square, Paddington) Entered Guy’s as a medical student. Enlisted 1st Sportsman’s Btn. Transferred to RAFC 1916. Killed in flying accident 9.6.1917. III C 83 Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord)
  • HOLMES Duncan
  • HOWSE Basil Thomas 2nd Lt age 20. Royal Field Artillery C Bty 99th Bde Son of Francis and Bessie Howse of 112a Holland Road, Kensington. Died 18.9.1916 O.13 Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery.
  • LORIE Arnold 2nd Lt age 23. New Zealander. Auckland Regiment NZEF 6th (Hauraki) Coy. 3rd Btn. Mentioned in dispatches. Died 28.12.1917. Buttes New British Cemetery (New Zealand) Memorial. Polygon Wood. (Only Arnold Lorie listed on CWGC website).
  • MARE Arthur Llewellyn Major age 22. Royal Field Artillery 33rd Bde Son of Charles Dennis Mare and Mary Llewellyn Mare. Died 27.5.1918. Soissons Memorial.
  • NAPIER Robert Murray Lennox Captain age 25 Cameron Highlanders 2nd Btn attached E Coy 1st Btn. Son of Emily Norrie Napier of 68 Knightsbridge, London and the late Major Robert F L Napier (Cameron Highlanders). Died 28.7.1916. IV D 3 Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery extension.
  • PERRY Douglas (No Douglas Perry on CWGC website)
  • POOLE Bernard
  • SNELGROVE Henry John Rifleman 323374 age 20. Born 1897 London Regiment (City of London) Rifles 1st/6th Btn. 32 3374 Enlisted The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment October 1914. Went to France with the London Regiment August 1916. Son of John and Ellen Snelgrove 10 Thirsk Road SN Fell 30.11.1917. Panel 11 Cambrai Memorial Louverval.
  • STREET Edmund
  • STREET Harold
  • TOWLER William James Private age 22 Middlesex Regiment A Coy 1st Btn. Son of James and Jane Towler 69 Palace Road UN Died 2.11.1916. II F 22 Grove Town Cemetery Meaulte.
  • WALKER Gordon
  • WARD John
  • WARD Peter
  • WATTS Basil
  • WEITZMANN Cecil Gothet (or Goblet) age 31 2nd Lt S Staff Regiment. Son of Gustav Hubert and Sarah Mary Weitzmann ‘Miraflor’ Upper Norwood/ Kingston, Jamaica. Fell France 25.9.1915 I.38 Fouquieres Churchyard extension.
  • WINSTONE William Ernest Private G/27434 age 36 Middlesex Regiment 13th Btn. Master packer Res 61 Crowther Road SN Husband of Ada Frances Winstone of 72 Auckland Road UN Son of George and Mary Ann Winstone, New Southgate. Fell east of Ypres 24.8.1917. Panel 113 to 115 Tyne Cot Memorial.

ST. ANDREW’S

In what is now the Greek Orthodox Church of St Constantine and St Helen on Westow Street there is a memorial tablet to 12 men who worshipped in the building when it was St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and who died during the Great War (or First World War). Their grave, and/or the memorial on which their name appears, is given at the end.

Those named are:

  • STANLEY CHITTELL Private 1464 age 27 Royal Fusiliers 10th Battalion. Enlisted June 1915.Died 2nd May 1916 while on listening post duty at Arras. Son of Mr and Mrs J Chittell of 74 Westow Street. E 13 Berles-au-Bois churchyard extension.
  • PATRICK GORDON HENDERSON Second Lieutenant, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) 2nd Battalion.. Aged 19 and a half. Born Aberdeen 28th November 1898. Son of Mr and Mrs A Duff Henderson of ‘Fernwood’, Lawrie Park Avenue, Sydenham. His name also appears on the memorial in St Bartholomew’s Church, Sydenham. Died on 2nd May 1918 at Netley hospital, Hampshire of wounds received in France 15th April 1918.  sec G Grave 366 Lewisham (Ladywell) Cemetery / Loos memorial. Note: September 2010 The Commonwealth War Graves Commission says 2nd Lt Henderson’s grave has recently been discovered in Lewisham (Ladywell) Cemetery. His name also appears on the memorial in St Bartholomew’s church, Sydenham.
  • ALEC CLARKSON MACLEAN Lieutenant age 34 Royal Engineers 296th Railway Company. Husband of Ruth N Davison Maclean (nee Wright) of Hawthorns, 11, Sylvan Hill, Norwood. Son of General H J Maclean, Rifle Brigade and Mrs McLean.Enlisted November 1915. Died 9th April 1918. Killed by shrapnel near the Nieppe Forest, while repairing the railway track under heavy fire in order to save one of the big guns which had got cut off. E19 Haverskerque British cemetery.
  • WILLIAM HAROLD (or HARROD) MARTIN B.A. Second Lieutenant, age 26.London Regiment 24th Battalion. Born Upper Norwood. 1890. Son of  Herbert James and Grace Miriam Martin of Upper Norwood / 2 The Highway, Sutton. Died 14th September 1916 in action near High Wood. III G I Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz.
  • MARCUS McGREGOR. Second Lieutenant, age 40.Cheshire Regiment 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion. Born 1873. Son of Josiah (or Joseph) and Fanny McGregor of Glengyle, 45 Victoria Road, Upper Norwood. Gazetted September 1914. Killed in the Hohenzollern Redoubt while in command of his men. Died 3 October 1915. Panel 49 and 50 Loos Memorial.
  • RONALD MALCOLM McGREGOR. 2nd Lt age 26 Cheshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Born 1889. Son of Josiah (or Joseph) McGregor MICE and Fanny McGregor. (same address as above). Gazetted January 1915 on his return home from the Argentine. Shot by a sniper near Ypres while serving out ammunition to his men. Died Flanders 25th May 1915 – a week from the time of his leaving home. Panel 19 – 22. Ypres (Menin Gate) memorial.
  • JOHN LEISHMAN MITCHELL. Second Lieutenant. age 19 and a half. London Regiment (London Irish Rifles). 18th Battalion. Enlisted in Artists Rifles in October 1915.. Born 1897.Son of Adam Hunter Mitchell and Margaret Leishman Mitchell of Hurley House, Belvedere Road, Upper Norwood. Died 4th June 1917 of wounds received at Bullecourt, France 24th May 1917. III A 19 Abbeville communal cemetery extension.
  • EDWARD HOERNLE PIPER. Lieutenant age 19 Royal Air Force 57th Squadron. Son of Dr and Mrs Charles C Piper of Aleppo. Enlisted September 1916. Served as a pilot from November 1917 to May 15, 1918 when it is believed he was killed with his observer in a crash over the German lines near Carnoy. Died 15th May 1918. Sp Mem 9 Carnoy military cemetery.
  • PATRICK JOHN GORDON POWELL.  Lieutenant age 21. Royal Flying Corps 13th Squadron. (Secondary regiment Army Service Corps). Son of Mr and Mrs F W Powell. Had several narrow escapes when taking photographs of German gun positions, his plane being shot through on more than one occasion. Reported missing 2nd April 1917.  In August 1918 the German Red Cross reported he and his observer had been killed and were buried at Willevel. Arras Flying Services memorial.
  • FRANCIS WATSON ROBARTS Second Lieutenant, Age 33. London Regiment. (London Scottish). 14th Battalion. Born Woodford, Essex March 5th 1882. Son of Nathaniel Francis and Margaret Elizabeth Robarts of 23, Oliver Grove, South Norwood. Enlisted September 1914. Died 13 October 1915 in his first regular engagement while leading his platoon in an attack on the German lines near the Lens-La Bassee Road. Sp Mem 14 Dud Corner cemetery, Loos.
  • He is recorded variously as Superintendent of the New Town Sunday school by one source and Sunday school teacher 1906-9/Superintendent 1911/15 in a book on the history of St Andrew’s called ‘The Candlestick’ which states: “Keen and faithful at all his work and simply beloved by children.”
  • JAMES SMITH. Sergeant, Seaforth Highlanders. (Listed as Lance Serjeant on the CWGC website). Son of Mr W M and Mrs J D Smith of Lundie Castle near Dundee. Enlisted September 1914. Wounded August 3rd 1917 and died in hospital at Wimereux August 7th 1917. Wimereux Communal Cemetery.
  • JOSEPH H TURNER MC  Second Lieutenant. age 25 Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).Enlisted in West Kent Yeomanry. Born 1898. Husband of R H Turner (nee Russell) of St Abbs, 51, South Norwood Hill (home of wife’s parents). Wounded at St Quentin on 21st September dying the same day.  (1915 in the St Andrew’s brochure, 1918 on the CWGC website). I D 22 Doingt communal cemetery extension.

The tablet is a solid bronze tablet on a marble background. The sources for the information above are: Croydon Advertiser of Saturday May 15th 1920 which contains a report of the tablet’s unveiling; a brochure of the unveiling of the plaque on Friday May 7th 1920 by Major-General The Very Rev J M Simms, principal chaplain with the British Army in the field 1914-1920;  Croydon and the Great War (together with the Croydon roll of honour) ed. by Alderman H Keatley Moore and W C Berwick Sayers; and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.
The brochure lists all those linked with the church who served during the Great War including a Miss Frances D McGregor, Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps. Among the list of subscribers to the brochure is a Mrs Jane Smith. Whether they have any connection to those listed above I am unable to say.


ST AUBYN’S (First posted November 7th 2018)

The church stood on the site of what is now Mollie Davies Court on the blocked off corner of Church Road and St Aubyns Road. A huge memorial window was installed in the church after the First World War. News From Crystal Palace understands another memorial may have existed in the church. The names below would almost certainly have been on such a memorial if it did:

During and after the First World War the St Aubyn’s manual annually featured a growing list of their casualties:

  • BARRON W T Australian Infantry Fell in action in the Gallipoli peninsula August 7th 1915.
  • BROMLEY Hugh 2nd Lt Royal West Sussex Regt Fell in action when leading his men in advance on Loos September 25th 1915.
  • COOPER Arthur 2nd Lt 4th Queens Royal West Surrey Regt. Fell in action in France October 4th 1917.
  • ELLISON William Pte
  • JINKS W Berkshire Fusilier Fell in action France June 1917.
  • MORRIS Arthur Capel 12th Lancers attached 1st Batt. Royal Munster Fusiliers. Fell in action in Gallipoli  early December 1915.MORTER Alan 28th London Artists Rifles. Died March 1917.
  • RAWLINSON V Pte.
  • RAYNHAM George J
  • RICHARDSON Ruskin J Lt 3rd South Staffordshire Regt 1st Batt. Fell in action Northern France October 3rd 1915.
  • SMITH J Pte.
  • STIRLING John H 2nd Lt R.F.A. Fell in action in France August 22nd 1917.
  • WOODS D C Royal West Kent Regt Fell in action in France September 1916.
  • WOOTTON Harold 16th Cheshire Regt fell in action in France August 1916.

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UPPER NORWOOD METHODIST CHURCH Westow Hill

  • GESSEY Charles E Lance Corporal age 28 Rifle Brigade Son of Charles Edward and Harriet Gessey, Devonshire Cottage, Fox Hill Fell at Delville Wood (source: Norwood News) Died 18.8.1916 Grave 1X J 33 Caterpillar Valley Cemetery Longeval
  • HOLLIS Thomas Frederick Gunner age 42 Royal Garrison Artillery Husband of Emily Louise Hollis of 9 Fransfield Grove, Sydenham Son of William and Harriet Hollis of Witton, North Walsham, Norfolk Died (of wounds received in action – source Norwood News)  21.3.1918 Bay 1 Arras Memorial (His name also appears on the memorial in St Bartholomew’s Sydenham.)
  • LAWRENCE Reginald Arthur Rifleman age 22 Rifle Brigade Son of Frederick and Susan Lawrence 7 Cambridge Road, Anerley Fell at Lens (source: Norwood News) Died 31.8.1918 Sucrerie Cemetery, Ablain-St, Nazaire 1V F 2
  • LEIGHTON Frank Sheldrake Private age 26 Australian Infantry AIF Farmer (no address given) Embarked Brisbane 20.9.1915 on HMAT Armadale 26th Infantry Btn.Father listed in Australian records as John Leighton of 74 Alexander St UN Fell at Pozieres Died 29.7.1916 Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.
  • PARSONS Fred Sergeant Possibly: Nearest local connection: Son of Mary Jane Parsons of 36 Eastwood Road, Streatham and the late William Parsons. Served with London Regiment (Queen Victoria’s Rifles) 1st Btn/9th Btn. 3172. Died 1.7.1916 Pier and Face 9C Thiepval Memorial.
  • PETERS Charles William Sergeant 1168 age 32 Australian Infantry AIF Husband of V L Peters 26 Queens Road UN Son of Ernest Peters. Nattive of Earlswood, Surrey Died 21.9.1917. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery XX1V H 18A  (Australian records list a Charles William Peters, Private 1177 age 30 Labourer 8th Infantry Btn Embarked Melbourne 22.12.1914 on HMAT Themistocles. Next of kin listed as R E Peters Hollis Rd Red Hill, Surrey) (See also All Saints)
  • SHAND W (Possibly) Driver Army Service Corps Beirut War Cemetery Ref 63

Note: Four memorial windows to Charles Gessey, Thomas Hollis, Reginald Lawrence and Frank Leighton were placed in the original church building to the former Sunday school scholars who subsequently became members of the church. The whereabouts of these windows is currently unknown.


ROCKMOUNT ROAD SCHOOL

  • BARNES William Joseph (Possibly) Private 683063 age 18 London Regiment 1st/22nd Btn Son of Mrs M J Barnes 100 Pendevon Rd W Croydon. Died 7.6.1917 Panels 52 to 54 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
  • BEAMS Frederick James Private CH/14035 Royal Marine Light Infantry HMS Formidable CH/14035 1.1.1915 Grave/Memorial Reference 13 Chatham Naval memorial
  • BECKER G A
  • BELLAMY George Warrington Private age 22  The Queen’s (Royal West Kent) Regiment C Coy 7th Btn Born 1894. Only son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Bellamy 11 Hamilton Road TH/ 7 Elmcourt Road WN Fell July 1 1916 VIII 0.10 Dantzig Alley British Cemetery Mametz
  • BOND Albert George Private age 17 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 2nd/4th Btn Fishmonger’s assistant. Born 2 Albion Mews SN 7 Jan 1898. Son of Albert George and Amy Louisa Bond 3 South Vale UN / 62 Prospect Road Upper Sydenham. Fell Dardanelles 9.8.1915 II G 10 Green Hill Cemetery
  • BOUGHTON A – see All Saints
  • BOUGHTON S H – see All Saints
  • BROMLEY William Collingham Lance Cpl Royal Fusiliers Born Norwood New Town December 12 1886 Policeman. Fell Somme July 1 1916
  • BUCKLAND A
  • BURGESS A B
  • BUTTON E
  • COCKRAM A – see All Saints and Upper Norwood Sorting Office
  • COOPER C Possibly: Private The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 3/4 Fell 1916
  • COX J
  • COX William Rifleman 11489 Kings Royal Rifle Corps 2nd Btn Died 10.3.1915 Panel 32 and 33 Le Touret Memorial
  • CRESSWELL E
  • DELVAILLE Stanley Hilton Lance Cpl 2240 The Queens (Royal West Surrey) 4th (or 2nd) Btn. Died 14.5.1916 F1 8881 Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery
  • DENNIS F – see All Saints
  • EAGLES G – see All Saints
  • EAGLES J – see All Saints
  • FEATHERSTONE T
  • FOX J
  • FUTCHER George Henry age 25 K/20913 Stoker 1st Class Royal Navy HMS Edgar Son of Eliza Smith 62 Old Paradise Street Lambeth Walk, Kennington Ref: 15 Plymouth Naval memorial
  • GAVED William Charles Private 69005 age 18 The Queens (Royal West Surrey) Regiment1st Btn Son of Edward John and Jennie Gaved 85 Moffat Road TH III B 5 Pigeon Ravine Cemetery Epehy
  • HALL S
  • HARRIS S – see All Saints
  • HILL S G Gunner 48949 Royal Garrison Artillery 15th Siege Bty Fell 28.9.1917 1917 II C 10 Tincourt New British Cemetery
  • HOCKHAM S Rifleman S/16 age 31 Rifle Brigade 10th Btn Son of Stephen Hockham of 22 Eagle Hill UN Died 25.8.1916 D 2 14551 Croydon (Queens Road) Cemetery
  • HORN George Albert Private 17337 Royal Berkshire Regiment 6th Btn Fell 10.8.1917 Panel 45 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
  • HORN Thomas Private 9716 Durham Light Infantry 2nd Btn. Born Norwood New Town 14 September 1885 Railway porter. Res 14 Bradford Road, Sydenham. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Fell France 21.9.1914. La Ferte-sous-Jouarre memorial. (Note: Listed as Horn T on CWGC website; listed as Thorn T in Moore/Sayers.)
  • HORNABROOK R KELLY Lance Cpl 21142 age 22 East Surrey Regiment. Teacher at Rockmount Road. Son of William James and Emily Hornabrook, Alfred Road, Farnham. Died 30.11.1917 Panel 6 Cambrai Memorial, Louverval
  • HUMPHREYS A S
  • JOHNSTON T
  • JOHNSTON W
  • JOHNSTON W
  • LEWCOCK William John Rifleman 32090 age 28 London Regiment (City of London Rifles) 2nd/6th Btn. Husband of the late Esther Lewcock. Son of William and Elizabeth Lewcock 16 South Vale Died 21.5.1917. Bay 9 and 10 Arras Memorial
  • LEWIS C
  • LONG F
  • MAJOR Henry Able Seaman Z/534 age 20 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Hove Btn Z/534 Son of Mrs E J Major 185 Peabody Buildings Cambridge Circus, Hackney Road Died 4 September 1915 at Bombay Presidency general hospital from dysentery and wounds received in action 12.5.1915. H 60 Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
  • MARTIN Francis Henry Private The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. Born Eagle Hill UN 18 September 1876. Married Lather and painter. Lived 7 Naseby Road. Wounded Somme July 1916. Died of wounds 12.10.1918 (The CWGC website lists a Francis Harry Martin whose parents lived in Oxford Road).
  • MARTIN H
  • MATES Thomas St George The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment.1st Btn Born Victory Place UN Son of Mr and Mrs Mates 59 Ridsdale Road Anerley. Shoemaker. Res: 30 Eagle Hill. Previously served 13 years in Army. Died 6.11.1914 in a German POW camp of wounds received in Ypres. V C 7 Messines Ridge British Cemetery
  • MOORHOUSE C W
  • MORETON R see All Saints
  • NOBLE F R
  • PARISH W J H
  • PREDDY H V see All Saints
  • RILEY C W
  • ROBERTS H
  • RUSSELL C F see All Saints
  • SADLER J
  • SATCHELL W J see All Saints
  • SEARLE F
  • SIMMONS W
  • SIMPSON George Rifleman S/1110 age 30 Rifle Brigade 8th Btn. Born 16 Naseby Road August 16 1888. Carman Res: 25 Eagle Hill Husband of E Mills (formerly Simpson) of 43 Stanbury Road Peckham Son of Mr and Mrs Simpson of 9 Eagle Hill. . Fell near Poperinghe 18.10.1917. XXIV A 17 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  • SIMPSON L Private Gloucester Regiment 12th Btn 36004 Died 28/7/1918 I F 34 Terlincthun British cemetery Wimille
  • SKINNER A
  • SMITH E
  • STANLEY F E – see All Saints
  • STAPLES W J
  • STEVENS A
  • STEVENS James Alfred Private L/11301 age 21 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 7th Btn. Labourer Born 5 Naseby Road 10 October 1894. Son of James and Sarah Stevens of 5 Naseby Road Fell France 28.9.1916 XI B 1 Connaught Cemetery Thiepval
  • STEVENS J
  • TERRY W J – see Christ Church, Gipsy Hill
  • TOMKINS Albert Private born 10 July 1891 Carman. Res 6 Dover Road NNT. Born at 44 Eagle Hill NNT. Parents Mr and Mrs E Tomkins 10 Crystal Terrace NNT. Fell France 14.5.1915
  • TOWNSEND John Private G/1305 The Queens (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 7th Btn. Pier and Face 5D to 6D Thiepval Memorial
  • TUFFEY W
  • TYLER G
  • WILLSMORE R – see All Saints
  • WOOD F J Private 40289 3/4 Suffolk Regiment 9th Btn. Died of wounds 22.12.1916 D 734514 Croydon (Queens Road) Cemetery
  • WOOD T
  • WYNDHAM W

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1st CRYSTAL PALACE (2nd CROYDON) SCOUT GROUP  (First posted November 7th 2018)

  • BONCKER 2nd Lieut. Barry Boncker – see St John’s
  • BURTENSHAW Private Ernest Victor Burtenshaw
  • CARD Private Harry Charles Card – see St John’s
  • KING Lance Corporal G.V. King – see Christ church (possibly the same person)
  • LANGLEY Private Jack Langley
  • TEBBIT Private Hugh Edgar Tebbit – see Christ church
  • WILLIAMS 2nd Lieut. Gordon Penry Williams

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Upper Norwood sorting office in Westow Street has 12 names on its memorial along with a (much longer) list of those who ‘served but survived’.

  • ALGER William H Rifleman 373040 age 39 London Regt (Post Office Rifles) 8th Btn Son of Mrs A M Alger 69 Whiteley Rd UN Died 27.3.1918 Panel 87 Pozieres Memorial.
  • BIRTLES A H Two possibles listed on CWGC
  • BOUCHER R H Sapper 70523 Royal Engineers 18th Div Signal Coy. Died 15.4.1918 Panel 8 and 162 Tyne Cot memorial.
  • BOWELL Rowland James Private 800961 age 22 London Regt (Royal Fusiliers) 30th Btn posted 8th Btn Son of Mr R D and Mrs E Bowell 4 Elvino Rd Sydenham Died 4.4.1918 I D 5 Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension
  • CADDICK W G Four possibles listed on CWGC
  • COCKRAM A H – See All Saints and Rockmount Road school.
  • COTTON Albert William Lance Cpl 43530 age 20 Royal Irish Rifles 2nd Btn Son of George Henry and Louisa Cotton 4 Elderton Road Sydenham Died 24.3.1918 Panel 74 to 76 Pozieres Memorial.
  • COX H E M MM Sjt G/95421 London Regt (Royal Fusiliers (2nd Btn) 2.8.1918 Dernancourt Communal Cemetery extension
  • KENWARD Richard Private T/201429 age 20 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment ‘A’ Coy 7th Btn Lived 48 Oakfield Road Penge Son of Henry Daniel and Edith Kenward 31 Oakfield Road, Penge 23.3.1918 Panel 14 and 15 Pozieres memorial
  • KERRIGAN Walter Stanley Lance Cpl T/2426 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 1st/4th Btn Son of Charles and Hannah Elizabeth Kerrigan of 10 Avington Grove, Penge 17.1.1917 Buried Peshawar (Right) B.C. XXIX.25 Delhi Memorial Face 1 India Gate
  • POLLARD Edward T Rifleman 373475 London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) 8th Btn 25.7.1918 Panel 87 Pozieres Memorial
  • RICKARD E F Rifleman 374710 age 19 London Regt (Post Office Rifles) 8th Btn Son of Frank and Florence K Rickard 22 Blackwater Street E Dulwich 11.5.1918 V.D.8 Berlin South-Western Cemetery

The sorting office memorial was unveiled by J W Aston, postmaster, Norwood district on November 21st 1920. Three of those whose records appear above died within five days of each other.


AND ALSO……..

Names of those who do not appear on the memorials listed but are listed elsewhere – mainly in Moore/Sayers:

  • ADDERLEY Edward John Private 552235 age 27 Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regt D Coy 8th Btn. Born Terozepore 12 November 1889. Eldest son of Edward John  and Annie Maria Adderley 35 Beulah Road TH Fell 15.8.1917 Vimy Memorial
  • ALLCORN George Francis Corporal 491469 age 24 London Regiment (13th Kensington Btn). Son of John Thomas Charles Allcorn and Amelia Allcorn, 36 Palace Road UN. Died 29.9.18 11 F 6 H.A.C. Cemetery Ecoust -St. Mein.
  • ALMOND Frank Private G/12800 Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 10th Btn Lived 72 Anerley Park Died 23.3.1918 Bay 7 Arras Memorial
  • ASKEW Cyril Horace 2nd Lieutenant Born 1893 Middlesex Regiment 1st/8th Btn Enlisted in QV Rifles 1914.  Clerk London, City and Midland Bank Second son of Mr and Mrs J W Askew 19 Belvedere Road UN Fell Arras 9.4.1917 Wancourt Road Cemetery No. 2 Memorial Panel 2 London Cemetery, Neuville-Vitasse
  • AUSTIN Thomas Carnelly/Carnelley MacDonald 2nd Lt/Captain Born 27 August 1891 South Wales Borderers 4th Btn. Mentioned in dispatches for services at Gallipoli December 1915. Son of The Reverend George Beesley and Mrs Ellen Austin 7 Mowbray Road UN Fell on second attempt to relieve Kut 9.4.1916 XV11 H 10 Amara War Cemetery.
  • BARTON Reginald James Cpl 242001 age 26 Gloucestershire Regt. (2nd / 5th Btn) formerly Dorsetshire Regt 4th Btn. Born UN Husband of Beatrice Kate Barton of Poole, Dorset. Died 2.4.1917. C 15 Nesle Communal Cemetery.
  • BATT Percy John Private 10156 age 22 Royal Fusiliers 1st Btn 10156 Son of Sidney Charles and Emma Batt 91 Crown Hill UN Fell 8.6.1917 Panel 6 and 8 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
  • BAXTER Thomas William Lance Cpl T/25078 no age given. Army Service Corps 15th supply depot. Husband of Ethel Wilks (formerly Baxter) of 10 Paddock Gardens, Westow Street. Died 12.3.1915 1 A 40 Chocques Military Cemetery
  • BENHAM Herbert Louis Clarke Gunner 319516 age 26 Royal Garrison Artillery 153rd Heavy Battery  Eldest son of Mr and Mrs Herbert Russell Benham and Mary Ann Theresa Benham 8 Waldegrave Road UN Drowned 17.6.1918 1762 Mikra British Cemetery Kalamaria.
  • BLOOMFIELD Eric 48 Beulah Road M/S p 261
  • BOGDEN W G Private Royal Fusiliers Res: UN Fell 1917 (No Bogden listed on CWGC)
  • BOND Albert George Private 2071 Born 7 January 1898 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 2nd/4th Btn. Fishmonger’s assistant Son of Albert George and Amy Louisa Bond 3 South Vale UN/ 62 Prospect Road Sydenham Fell Dardanelles 9.8.1915 II G 10 Green Hill Cemetery.
  • BRIAN Herbert Cecil Lance Cpl B/2860 age 19. Life Brigade (B Coy, 8th Btn) Born Croydon. Son of Mrs Annie Marie Davies (formerly Brian) of 91 Church Road UN. and the late Eugene Owen Brian. Died 30.7.1915. 1 AA 5 Birr Cross Roads Cemetery.
  • BRIGNALL Frank Private 16748 age 37 Canadian Infantry (7th Btn) Born UN Son of James and Emma Brignall 61 Addison Road, Kensington. 24 4 1915 X1V A 10 Perth Cemetery (China Wall).
  • BROWN John Private 7845 age 26 London Regiment (1st / 13th Kensington Btn) Son of the late James Thomas Brown and Mrs Brown of UN Died 12.10.1916 1.O.42 Grove Town cemetery Meaulte.
  • BRUCE George James Sjt 57010 age 27 Royal Field Artillery C Bty 59th Bde husband of Kathleen Bruce 29 Eagle Hill, son of Mr and Mrs J Bruce of Dulwich. Died 27.9.1918 11 F 24 Bucquet Road Cemetery Ficheux.
  • BYWATERS F Driver 65768 age 41 Royal Field Artillery (C Bty 117th Brigade) Husband of Lilian Bywaters of Westow St UN Died 1.3.1919. Spec Men Woodgrange Park Cemetery, East Ham. (Note: A note on the CWGC website says they are in the process of producing a special memorial to commemorate F Bywaters “as it is not possible to mark his actual grave.”
  • CAREY Francis Ambrose 2nd Lieutenant age 20 Royal Fusiliers 32nd Btn Son of Francis Harwood Carey and Edith Carey of Whitley Lodge, Beulah Road TH Died 15.9.1916 Pier and Face 8C 9A and 16 A Thiepval Memorial.
  • CLEMENTS P J Private 3757960 age 18. The King’s Regt Liverpool. Son of Mr H E and Mrs A F Clements 16 Crystal Terrace, Oxford Road UN Died 23.4.1921 111 CE 486 Bootle Cemetery.
  • COOPER Clarence E Nooth Lieutenant Born Putney 7 May 1891 Lincoln Regiment attached RFC Traveller for a firm of wire rope makers. Eldest son of Mr and Mrs George C Nooth Cooper 107 South Norwood Hill.  Killed by a fall from a kite balloon through parachute failing to open near Montauban, Somme 16.9.1916
  • COOPER Francis Nicholas Nooth Lieutenant Born Sudbury near Harrow 22.10.1896 Son of Mr and Mrs George Nooth Cooper 107 South Norwood Hill. Served at Dardanelles, on Suez Canal defences and in Mesopotamia. Fell near Cambrai, France 21.11.1917
  • CORNISH Robert Fenton Private age 35 Born 4.3.1882 Sign writer. Husband of Beatrice Elizabeth Cornish of 6 Naseby Road UN Fell Monchy le Preux 23.4.1917 II C 28 Heninel-Croissiles Road Cemetery.
  • CORNWALL Nelson Edward Private 43033 age 19. Bedforshire Regt (1st Btn) Son of Francis and Louisa Cornwall 43 Central Hill UN. Died 7.9.1916. Sp. Mem A13 Peronne Road Cemetery Mericourt.
  • COTTON William Frank 8 RWS Regt born October 19 1887. Horticultural builder. Single. 240 South Norwood Hill. Fell Delville Wood, Somme 2.9.1916.
  • COX Henry Jack Captain age 28 Royal Fusiliers (12th Btn) Born UN Son of Charles S William and Eliza Maunder Cox of Herne Bay Kent. Died 31.7.1917 1X l 1 Hodge Crater Cemetery.
  • CROSS Samuel George Driver born Bowbrickle 6.9.1875 Royal Field Artillery 36th Division Labourer Res: Beulah Road TH Fell France 24.4.1917 M/S page 285
  • DERISLEY Herbert Lance Cpl 17th Middlesex Lived 4 Cintra Park. Fell France (Not listed on CWGC)
  • DESPREZ Leslie Adrian Lance Cpl 41370 age 28 Middlesex Regt (D Coy 2nd Btn. Born UN. Son of Philip and Lilian Desprez of Alderstead Heath, Merstham, Surrey. Died 16.8.1917. XV11 H 14 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
  • FENTON R G Private The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment Res: Norwood Fell 1917
  • FERGUSSON E K O Captain age 22 Seaforth Highlanders (8th Btn) Son of The Rev John Moore Fergusson and Mrs Ethel C E Fergusson ‘Dalnabreck’ Highland Road UN. Died 26.1.1916 Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery.
  • FREER H Private 457 no age given Lincolnshire Regiment (10th Btn) Husband of R Freer 22 Queens Road UN Died 20.9.1917 1 E 4 Hargicourt British Cemetery.
  • GILSON Leo Herbert Lieut. age 26 Suffolk Regt 7th Btn Lived 94 Belvedere Road. Son of Ina Wilhelmina Emma Jane and the late Robert Baker Gilson, same address. Born Camberwell. Fell France 29.7.1916 V.D.8 Abbeville Communal.
  • GRANT Ernest Sapper 386825 age 41 Royal Engineers 4th Signal Coy (Royal Monmouth) Husband of Hannah Grant, Brewer Street, London. Son of L and Fanny Grant of UN Died 5.7.1918 V D 47 Pernes British Cemetery.
  • GREENWAY Kenneth Lieutenant/2nd Lt Born 18 February 1897 Worcester Regiment 4th Btn attached 13th Btn Son of Mr and Mrs Greenway 28 Highland Road UN Fell Gallipoli 27.11.1915 I A 9 Azmak Cemetery Suvla.
  • GUNN David Lt age 22 Seaforth Highlanders 7th Btn Born Edinburgh. Son of John and Florence Ada Gunn. ‘Seaforth’ 83 Beulah Hill. Died 13.10.1917 XV1 C 21. Passchendaele British.
  • GUNN Herbert Ernest Lance Cpl 1507 age 22 London Regiment (London Scottish) Son of John and Florence Ada Gunn ‘Seaforth’ 83 Beulah Hill UN Died 19.8.1916 111 H 1 Hebuterne Military Cemetery.
  • GUTTRIDGE Charles Clements Private 345957 age 33 Devonshire Regiment 16th (Royal Devon and Royal North Devon Yeomanry) Husband of Mary Guttridge 92 Anerley Road UN eldest son of Charles William and Charlotte Guttridge. Died 2.9.1918 111 B 30 Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension.
  • HARDING Ferdinando Welch Smithers Private 514713 age 31 London Regiment (London Scottish) 14th Btn Husband of Dorothy B Harding 49 Alexandra Road UN. Son of Ferdinando W S and Mary Harding. Died 17.8.1917 XV11 H 4 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
  • HEARTFIELD Albert Private 10905 no age given Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry (6th Btn) Husband of Eliza Harriet Heartfield 57 Maberley Road UN Died 23.9.1915 V 1 A 93 Bedford House Cemetery.
  • HOWARD Cecil Cunningham 2nd Lt age 19 The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (A Coy 8th Btn) Son of John Alexander and Emily Gertrude Howard of 115 Church Road UN Died 23.5.1916 V A 7 Aubigny Communal Cemetery extension.
  • HUNT Edward Wallis Alleyne MC 2nd Lt age 24 Royal Flying Corps 18th Squadron. Son of Edward and Sarah Jane Hunt 24 Harold Road UN 1.5.1917 No grave reference. Neuville St Remy churchyard.
  • HUSTLER W Cpl PLY/ 14895 age 46. Royal Marine Light Infantry. HMS Ariadne. Husband of E F G Hustler 49 Farquhar Road UN. Died 5.8.1918 0.7.1 RN 20187 Abney Park cemetery screen wall.
  • HYMUS George William Henry Lance Cpl 290408 age 23 Royal Sussex Regiment ( 13th Btn) Husband of Ethel Kathleen Hayward (formerly Hymus) of 8 Bloomhall Road, Central Hill UN Died 10.3.1918 V C 13 Tincourt New British Cemetery.
  • IVES H J M 2nd Lt age 30 Royal Field Artillery (C Bty 255th Bde) Husband of Alice May Ives (now Dunn) 5 Ranger Mansions (Ranger Road now Jasper Road) UN. Previously served in France with Prince of Wales’ Own Civil Service Rifles. Died 28.4.1917 V1 D 13 Aubigny Communal Cemetery extension.
  • JAMES C Private 5807 age 24 Born UN Royal Fusiliers 13th Btn Son of Elizabeth James of Paddington, Middlesex and the late Samuel Charles James. Died 23.4.1917 D 3 Chili Trench Communal Gavelle.
  • KEIR Roderick Dhu Coy Sgt Major SI/SR/1009 age 59 Royal Army Service Corps. Husband of E A Keir 3 Roman Road, Central Hill UN. Died 30.12.1918. F £ 10438 Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery.
  • KREPPER Otto William Sjt 5939 age 32 North Staffordshire Regt (1st Btn) Son of Josef and Emma Krepper 4 Crystal Palace Station Road UN Died 20.5.1916 11 A 1 Dranoutre Military Cemetery.
  • LAYMAN Douglas Arthur Campbell 2nd Lt age 22 Lancashire Fusiliers 17th Btn Son of Arthur and Alice Layman of 4 Dulwich Wood Park. Died 22.2.1916 11 M 9 Bethune Town Cemetery.
  • LEAKEY Albert Private 26853 age 23 Royal Welsh Fusiliers (17th Btn) Son of Mrs Elizabeth Leakey of UN Died 16.8.1916 11 F 26 Dive Copse British Cemetery Sailly-Le-Sec.
  • LEVELL Alfred Rifleman C/3835 age 32 King’s Royal Rifle Corps 4th Btn Born East Dulwich, Kent Resident UN Surrey 18.10.1918 111 E 5 Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau. Listed on the Clare War Memorial, Suffolk.
  • LYON W N I Cpl 2528 age 25 Worcestershire Regt (8th Btn) Transferred to (104411) 175th Coy Labour Corps. Son of William and Rose Ingram Lyon 54 Beulah Hill. Died 3.4.1918 P 1X O 3B St Sever Cemetery extension Rouen.
  • MARRISON H C Private 332015 age 32 The Kings (Liverpool Regiment) 2nd / 9th Btn. Husband of Eleanor Emily Marrison of 53 Queen’s Road UN. Died 6.11.1917 V B 48 Baird Cottage Cemetery.
  • MARTIN George Ernest 2nd Lt Pilot age 25 Royal Flying Corps ‘and general list’. Son of the late Ernest and Kate T Martin of UN. Died 29.11.1917.E 12 Tidworth Military Cemetery.
  • MARTIN John Cpl 4541 age 38 A.I.F. 54th Btn Husband of Louisa Martin 21 Whiteley Road Gipsy Hill. Born Sydney NSW Son of Thomas Martin. Died 4.9.1918 1V G 13 Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension.
  • MATES John Cpl 7818 age 45. Canadian Infantry (2d Btn) husband of Sarah E Mates of 105 Schofield Avenue, Brockville Ontario. Son of Edward and Sarah Mates of UN Died 15.4.1915 3.425 Salisbury Devizes Road Cemetery.
  • McLAREN R S Sjt G/480 age 24. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 6th Btn Husband of Alice McLaren of 4 St Aubyn’s Road UN. Son of Mr and Mrs J McLaren of Penge. Died 8.12.1917 V E 25 Rocquigny -Equancourt Road British Cemetery Manancourt.
  • MONK Fred Private G/61793 age 38 Royal Fusliers 13th Btn Husband of Amy Monk 12 St Aubyn’s Road. Died 11.4.1917 1.M.4 Duisans British Cemetery Etrun.
  • MORTER Allan Gordon Private 765002 age 30. London Regt (Artists Rifles) 3rd / 28th Btn. Son of James and Ada E Morter of Westow Hill. Died 7.3.1917. 748 Lingfield (St Peter and Paul) churchyard extension.
  • MUNDAY Thomas Sjt 32461 age 29 Royal Horse Artillery (‘Y’ Bty.) Son of Samuel Church Munday of 41 Farquhar Road and the late Annie Evelyn Munday. Died 23.10.1916. V.C.6 Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt – L’Abbe.
  • NEAL Thomas Frederick Lance Cpl PW/3305 age 28. Middlesex Regt (19th Btn) Husband of Nora Stenhouse (formerly Neal) of 38 Palace Road UN. Son of Sarah Neal of Marylebone Died 10.12.1915. A F 1941 Aldershot Military Cemetery.
  • OWEN John Arthur Edward Private G/ 54254 age 19. Middlesex Regt 1st Btn. Son of John and Alice Owen 84 Queens Road UN Died 23.10.1918 11 D 3 Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery.
  • PEARSON John Private 10609 age 18. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 2nd Btn Son of Joseph and Alice Pearson 13 Anerley Vale. Born TH C 5 Sailly-sur-la-Lys churchyard.
  • PENDRY Harold James Bombardier / Corporal 98275 Royal Field Artillery ‘B’ Bty 84th Bde Lived 111 St Hugh’s Rd, Anerley Fell France 8.10.1917 Panel 4 to 6 and 162 Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • PENMAN Geoffrey Evans Lt aged 19 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) attd 11th Btn Machine Gun Corps. Son of Edgar and Jessie Penman ‘Ravenstone’ Farquhar Road UN Died 9.5.1917 I D 9 Mory Abbey Military Cemetery.
  • POULTON Oliver Victor Sjt 17319 age 30 Royal Engineers (15th Field Coy) Husband of E A Benstead (formerly Poulton) of 3 Salters Hill UN. Died 28.6.1917 1 C 1 Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery
  • POWELL Arthur Trevanion 2nd Lt age 24 Born Dulwich 11.12.1891 Cameron Highlanders 4th Btn Enlisted in Royal Bucks Hussars 18.4.1915 Banking clerk (Thomas Cook and Son) Son of Alfred Edward Murley and Elizabeth Annie Powell 28 Maberley Road UN Fell Vimy Ridge 22.7.1916 III B 5 Maroeuil British Cemetery
  • PRICE Graham Pilot RFC eldest son of Mr and Mrs James Price, Sydenham. Fell 9.3.1916
  • PROVIS John Private 115381 age 32. Canadian Infantry 27th Btn. Born UN Son of George Stanton Provis and Emily Preston Provis of Dublin. Died 30.4.1917 1V c 41 Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
  • RAINER Walter Walford Private 6531 age 23. Hon Artillery Coy (2nd Btn).Born in British Guiana. Son of Charles Oliver Rainer and Alice Maude Rainer of 18 Auckland Road UN. Died 31.3.1917. 1V D 27 H.A.C. Cemetery Ecoust -St. Mein.
  • RAYNER Harold Leslie 2nd Lieutenant Son of the late Edward Rayner of Beechlands, Wadhurst Sussex and Mrs Rayner, Queens hotel UN Fell 1.7.1916
  • REEVE John Stanley Lieutenant age 21 Born March 1897 Honourable Artillery Company 2nd Btn Son of Mr and Mrs James and Ellen Reeve 99 South Norwood Hill Photo M/S Fell Italy 29.6.1918 Giavera Memorial.
  • RIDGEWELL William Alfred Private G/17652 age 39. The Buffs (East Kent Regt) 3rd Btn. Husband of Hattie Jeanette Faulkner (formerly Ridgewell) of 28 Palace Square UN. Died 28.1.1917 O 501 Shorncliffe Military Cemetery.
  • ROMSFORD res: 16 Mowbray Road. Only details given in M/S page 371.(Note: Possibly Ransford – see St Paul’s).
  • SANDS Percival Robert Cpl 120682 age 22 Royal Engineers HQ Special Coy. Son of Emma Emily Richardson (formerly Sands) ‘Woodlands’ 22 Farquhar Rd UN and the late William Henry James Died 5.11.1916 H 16 Longueval Road Cemetery.
  • SCHOFIELD Reginald George Hornby Private 786 age 31 Australian Infantry 15th Btn Son of Mr and Mrs Schofield 65 Belvedere Road UN Australian records give the middle name Homby Embarked Melbourne 22.12.1914 on HMAT Ceramic. Described as ‘settler’. Fell Dardanelles 26.4.1915 49 Lone Pine Memorial.
  • SCUTT Frank Sapper 101808 age 36 Royal Engineers (131sr Coy) Husband of S A Scutt 58 Gipsy Hill. Died 18.10.1915 A 13.8 St Sever Cemetery Rouen.
  • SHEPHERD Harry James Driver M2/116504 age 28 Army Service Corps 35th Ammunition Sub Park Son of William and Annie Maria Shepherd 25 Lunham Road UN. Died 23.12.1917 V1 BB 28 Mendinghem Military Cemetery.
  • SHEPPARD P A Private 40856 age 18 Devonshire Regt 8th Btn Son of Amy Jane Sheppard 9 Camden Hill Road UN Died 12.10.1917 1.8.28 Godewaersvelde British Cemetery.
  • SKINNER Hilary Francis Cleveland 2nd Lt age 27 South Wales Borderers 1st Btn Lived 209 Anerley Road. Son of J A C Skinner (barrister at law) and Mrs A B Skinner, same address. 25.7.1916 Pier and Face 4A Thiepval Memorial
  • SMITH William James Private 31042 East Surrey Regt 1st Btn Lived 85 Anerley Road (Penge Roll of Honour) Husband of Gertrude Maud Smith 59 Palace Square UN (CWGC website) Fell France 8.5.1917 Bay 6 Arras Memorial
  • STABLES Leonard Theodore Drury Lieutenant age 27 Born 1891 Beds regiment 6th Btn (attached Northants Regiment 1st Btn) second son of Mr Walter Williams Godfrey Stables MRCS 5 Auckland Road UN and Isabella Mary Stables nee Drury Fell 23 October 1918 V C I Highland Cemetery Le Cateau
  • STACEY Gerald Arthur Major Born 1882 London Regiment DSO Son of Mr and Mrs Crosley Fell 11.10.1916  UN.
  • STEVENS J Pte L/11301 age 21. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 7th Btn. Son of James and Sarah Stevens 5 Naseby Road UN Died 28.9.1916. X1 B 1 Connaught Cemetery Thiepval.
  • STICKINGS Leslie Alfred Lance Cpl 10923 age 25 Wiltshire Regt 2nd Btn Lived 5 Belvedere Road Son of Alfred Charles and Gertrude Stickings, same address. Fell France 26.9.1915 Panel 102 Loos Memorial
  • STUBLEY Fred Police constable based Gipsy Hill police station.
  • TAYLOR William Edward Private 23553 age 17. South Wales Borderers. Son of Mrs Mary Ann Taylor 25 Sainsbury Road UN. Died 11.12.1915 West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium.
  • THORN – see Horn T; Rockmount Road school.
  • TOWNSEND Joseph Listed in ‘Treetops and Terraces a bygone area of New Town Upper Norwood SE19’ by Beryl D Cheeseman
  • TOWNSEND Thomas – also listed in ‘Treetops and Terraces’
  • TRUSS George Marquand 2nd Lieutenant age 25 Scots Guards attached Machine Gun Corps Son of Mr and Mrs Geo. Marquand and Annie Blanche Truss Fox Hill UN/ Battlebridge House, Merstham, Surrey Fell 25.9.1916 P 28 Carnoy Military Cemetery.
  • TURNER John Henry William Lance Cpl G/61865 age 26 Royal Fusiliers (10th Btn) Husband of Lilian R Turner 13 Carberry Road UN. Died 14.4.1917 111 J 17 Duisans British Cemetery Etrun
  • VINCENT Stanley Cecil Rifleman 302009 age 27 London Regt (London Rifle Brigade) ‘A’ Coy (1st/5th Btn) Lived 163 Anerley Road Youngest son of Ernest Charles and Grace Vincent of 163 Anerley Road Fell France 14.8.1917 Panel 52 and 54 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
  • WALPOLE George John Watts (served as WILSON). Private 3 age 31 A.I.F. 3rd Btn. Born Rollesby, Norfolk, England. Son of George Frederick and Emma Constance Walpole of 3 Sainsbury Road, Gipsy Hill. Died 18.2.1918. 132 Stratford – sub – Castle (St Lawrence) churchyard.
  • WALSH Allan MacPherson Lance Cpl 20383 age 28 Middlesex Regt (12th Btn) Son of Mrs J Walsh 51 Maberley Road UN Died 24.4.1916 A 21 Chipilly Communal Cemetery extension.
  • WATTS George Ernest Sgt 13721 Royal Berkshire Regiment 7th Btn Lived 94 St Hugh’s Road, Anerley Fell Salonica. 16.8.1916 E 1121 Karasouli Military Cemetery (CWGC also lists G E Watts Private G/61934 whose parents lived at Heath Grove, Maple Road, Penge).
  • WHITE Horace Chesterfield Ford Private/ Trooper 1248 age 22 2nd King Edward’s Horse Lived 193 Anerley Road, Son of John Kelly White and Emma White, same address. Fell Flanders 25.5.1915 IV G 27 Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy.
  • WILLIAMS Danvers Rifleman 25 / 151 age 19 New Zealand Rifle Brigade (3rd Btn 3rd) Son of Major H P and Mrs Williams 111 Central Hill UN. Died 19.5.1918 1 H 2 Hebuterne Military Cemetery.
  • WILLIAMS Montgomery Captain age 31 born 1885 Royal Marine Artillery No. 1 Gun Howitzer Brigade RN Division Husband of Nell Cope Williams, Grey Court, Wimbledon. Son of Mr and Mrs Plunkett Williams UN Twice mentioned in dispatches Died 23.8.1916 from injury received previous day. IF 5 Bouzincourt communal cemetery extension.
  • WILSON Frederick Private G/19360 age 26 Born 1889 The Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment Husband of Annie Wilson, two children Res: 23 Moffat Rd TH Fell 14.6.1917 Panel 45 and 47 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
  • WOOD Albert Victor Private 515029 age 20. London Regiment (London Scottish) 4th Btn Son of William John  and Sarah Wood 2 Farquhar Road UN Died 17.8.1917 XV11 H 5A Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
  • WOOD Alfred Ernest MM Private 3240 Royal Fusiliers 12th Btn Res: Norwood Fell September 1917. Panel 6 and 8 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
  • WOODS Douglas Crawford Private G/12194 age 26 Private Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 8th Btn Lived 78 Belvedere Road. Son of James and Ann Elizabeth Woods, same address 1.9.1916 Pier and Face 11C Thiepval memorial.

SOURCES

The main sources for these lists are:

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Debt of Honour website http://www.cwgc.org  Go to ‘search our records’ (see below)

Croydon Inventory of War memorials by Dr Ron Cox. A thorough, painstaking record of every single known memorial in the London borough of Croydon from which the All Saints, St John’s, and Upper Norwood sorting office lists were taken. Available Croydon LSL. (Note: At the time of writing the Rockmount Road lists were missing).

Croydon and the Great War by Moore/Sayers which has extensive lists of those with any connection to the borough of Croydon who fell in The Great War. (Available Upper Norwood joint library and Croydon local studies library)

Penge Roll of Honour (available on request Bromley LSL)

CWGC searches:  It helps if you know the year in which a person died or the regiment they served in. If you do not know the year it’s best to cover all the years from 1914 to 1921. (Note: If you are searching for someone with more than one initial then after typing in the surname (Alexandre) leave a space between each initial (J W not JW) otherwise the search won’t ‘take’.

The list of names on the Christ Church memorial (no longer existing) comes from the Norwood News of October 22nd 1920.

The list of names on the St Paul’s memorial is taken from the Penge and Anerley Express of May 28, 1921 available on microfilm at Bromley LSL.

FURTHER READING:

Courage Remembered by T A Edwin Gibson and G Kingsley Ward HMSO London 1989 which lists all those cemeteries and memorials EXCEPT for France and Belgium.

‘At the going down of the sun…an account of Croydon’s war memorials’. Also by Dr Cox, it is dedicated to ‘the men of the 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry who died before their time’
An article on the history and unveiling of the Upper Norwood war memorial appeared in The Palace magazine November 2007.
For the full list of names on the memorial in St Bartholomew’s church, Sydenham please go to http://www.kentarchaeology.co.uk
For further information on those who served with The Queen’s Royal West Kent Regiment please go to http://www.janetandrichardsgenealogy.co.uk

Thanks to Peter Denman, All Saints
The Reverend Andrew Rumsey, Vicar, Christ Church, Gipsy Hill
St Stephen’s Dulwich
Victor Johnston at St John’s
The Rev Graham Cocking, Upper Norwood Methodist church
Jerry Savage at local studies, Upper Norwood joint library, staff at Croydon and Bromley local studies libraries.
Paul Dyer, regional volunteer, War Memorials Trust

ABBREVIATIONS:

Bde: Brigade; Btn: Battalion; Bty: Battery; CCS: Casualty Clearing Station; Coy: Company; CWGC Commonwealth War Graves Commission; DCWR: Dulwich College War Record; HMAT His Majesty’s Australian Transport; LSL Local Studies Library; M/S Moore/Sayers (see sources listed above); NNT: Norwood New Town; PWM: Penge War Memorial; S/M Submarine SN: South Norwood; Sp. Mem Special Memorial; TH: Thornton Heath; UN: Upper Norwood; WN: West Norwood

AS I WROTE AT THE BEGINNING: Some of the information is missing, some of it almost certainly inaccurate. The CWGC Roll of Honour appears to be based on a form being filled in by families.
If these forms were not filled in by families – and half the nation could not read or write at the time – it appears to have been left to the services who provided basic details: surname, initials. rank, number, what units etc they were attached to, when they died and where there is a grave or memorial to them.


The following lists give: firstly: the locations of the cemeteries where those listed who have a known grave are buried and, secondly: the memorials listing the names of those who have no known grave.
Details are taken from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website http://www.cwgc.org and from the book ‘Courage Remembered’ by T A Edwin Gibson and G Kingsley Ward (Her Majesty’s Stationery Office London 1989).
If you are ‘Googling’ on the Internet you may find it easier to type in the name of the cemetery followed by ‘cwgc’. In most cases the first item on Google will take you directly to the particular part of the cwgc website which gives details of the location of the cemetery/memorial, its history and the battles/incidents which took place in that area. And will also tell you how cemeteries such as Cabaret-Rouge, Windy Corner and Adanac got their names….

  • ABBEVILLE, Somme, France
  • ABEELE AERODROME MILITARY, Poperringe, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY Miraumont
  • ADELAIDE, Villers-Bretonneux, France
  • AEROPLANE  Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt
  • ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) near Alexandria, Egypt
  • ALMAK
  • AMARA WAR, Iraq
  • ANCRE BRITISH, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme
  • ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Fauborg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France
  • AUBIGNY, Aubigny, Somme, France
  • AUBIGNY COMMUNAL
  • A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND Flers, Somme, France
  • AVELUY, Somme, France
  • AVELUY WOOD, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France
  • AYLESBURY, Buckinghamshire, England.
  • AZMAK, Suvla, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey
  • BAILLEUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD)
  • BARD COTTAGE Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • BASRA WAR, Iraq
  • BECKENHAM Kent, England
  • BEIRUT BRITISH WAR, Lebanon
  • BERLES-AU-BOIS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Berles-au-Bois, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN, Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany.
  • BERNAFAY WOOD BRITISH CEMETERY Montauban, Somme, France
  • BIENVILLERS, Bienvillers, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • BLANGY-TROUVILLE
  • BOULOGNE EASTERN, Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England
  • BULLS ROAD CEMETERY, Flers, Somme, France
  • BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL, Bully-Grenay, France
  • BUTTES – see Polygon Wood
  • CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY Souchez, Pas de Calais, France
  • CAESTRE, Nord, France
  • CAMBRAI MEMORIAL (LOUVERVAL CEMETERY EXTENSION), France
  • CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Cambrin, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • CAMBRIN MILITARY, Cambrin, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • CANADA FARM, Elverdinghe, Belgium
  • CARNOY MILITARY, Carnoy, Somme, France
  • CATERPILLAR VALLEY, Longueval, Somme, France
  • CERISSY-GAILLY Somme, France
  • CHARMES MILITARY, Essegney, Vosges, France
  • CHAUNY COMMUNAL BRITISH CEMETERY EXTENSION, Chauny, Aisne, France
  • CHUNUK BAIR NZ cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
  • COMBLES – see Guard’s
  • CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, Thiepval, France
  • CORBIE COMMUNAL, Somme, France
  • CROYDON (Mitcham Road), Surrey, England
  • CROYDON (Queen’s Road), Surrey, England
  • DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, Mametz, Somme
  • DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France
  • DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania
  • DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE) Delhi, India
  • DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Dernancourt, France
  • DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY, Dikkebus, Belgium
  • DIVISIONAL COLLECTING POST, north east of Ieper, Belgium
  • DOINGT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Doingt, Somme, France
  • DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE 1 km west of Ayette, Pas de Calais, France
  • DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Doullens, Somme, France
  • DOZINGHEM MILITARY, Westvleteren, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • DUD CORNER CEMETERY AND THE LOOS MEMORIAL, Loos, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • EAST GRINSTEAD OLD CEMETERY Queens Road Cemetery, West Hill, East Grinstead, West Sussex, England
  • EPEHY WOOD FARM, Epehy, Somme, France
  • ESQUELBECQ, Esquelbecq, Nord, France
  • ETAPLES, Etaples, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • FAUBORG D’AMIENS Arras, Pas de Calais, France
  • FERME-OLIVIER, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • FEUCHY, Feuchy, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • FILLIEURES
  • FLATIRON COPSE, Mametz, Somme, France
  • FLERS
  • FOUQUIERES, Fouquieres-les,Bethune, Pas-de-Calais,France
  • FREDRIKSTAD MILITARY, Norway
  • GAZA WAR, Israel (or Israel-occupied territory)
  • GIAVERA
  • GRAND-SERACOURT BRITISH CEMETERY Seracourt-le-Grand, Aisne, France
  • GREEN HILL CEMETERY, Suvla, Gallipoli, Turkey
  • GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France
  • GROVE TOWN, Meaulte, Somme, France
  • GUARDS CEMETERY COMBLES, Somme, France
  • GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France
  • GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, Guillemont, Somme, France
  • GUNNERS FARM MILITARY CEMETERY Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium
  • HAIFA WAR CEMETERY, Israel
  • HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Harlebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL, Gosport, Hampshire, England
  • HAVERSKERQUE, Nord, France
  • HEILLY STATION, Mericourt l’Abbe, France
  • HELLES MEMORIAL, Gallipoli, Turkey
  • HENINEL-CROISILLES, Heninel, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • HITCHIN, Hertfordshire, England
  • JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY
  • KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY Polikastro (formerly Karasouli) Greece
  • KENSAL GREEN (ALL SOULS CEMETERY)
  • LA CLYTTE MILITARY, Reninghelst, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • LA FERTE-sous-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, France
  • LA NEUVILLE, Corbie, France
  • LA TARGETTE (AUX RIETZ) Neuville St. Vaast, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL, Lebucquiere, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • LE GRAND BEAUMONT
  • LE GRAND HASARD MILITARY CEMETERY, Morbecque, Nord, France
  • LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Le Touret Military Cemetery, Le Touret, France
  • LEMBET ROAD – see Salonika
  • LJISSONTHOEK MILITARY, Poperinge, West Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • LONDON CEMETERY Neuville-Vitasse, Pas de Calais, France
  • LONE PINE CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL, Gallipoli, Turkey
  • LOOS MEMORIAL – see Dud Corner
  • MAILLY WOOD, Mailly-Maillet, Somme, France
  • MAROC, Grenay, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • MAROEUIL
  • MERE
  • MERICOURT L’ABBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION,  Mericourt L’Abbe, Somme, France
  • MESSINES RIDGE BRITISH, Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • MONTECCHIO-PRECALCINO COMMUNAL, Italy
  • MUD CORNER
  • NAVES COMMUNAL, Naves, Nord, France
  • NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE Tyne and Wear, England
  • NEUVILLE (? Neuvilly Communal. France) – see La Neuville
  • NORFOLK CEMETERY (Becordel-Becourt), Somme, France
  • NOUEX-LES-MINES, Nouex-les-Mines, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • PEMBA
  • PERNES BRITISH, Pernes, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • PERNOIS BRITISH, Halloy-les-Pernois, France
  • PESHAWAR
  • PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, Philosophe, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France.
  • PIETA
  • PIGEON RAVINE, Epehy, Somme, France
  • PINK FARM, Helles, Turkey
  • PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Ploegsteert, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • PLOEGSTEERT WOOD MILITARY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium
  • PLYMOUTH (WESTON MILL)
  • POLYGON WOOD
  • POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY (? Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen)
  • POZIERES BRITISH, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France
  • PRESTON (NEW HALL LANE)
  • RAMLEH WAR, Israel (or Israel-occupied territory)
  • RATION FARM La Chapelle-Darmentieres, Nord, France
  • RUE-DU-BOIS, Fleurbaix, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • RUE-DU-BACQUEROT No.1 Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
  • ST AUBIGNY – see Aubigny Communal
  • ST.RIQUIER, St Riquier, Somme, France
  • ST SEVER Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
  • ST.SOUPLET BRITISH, Le Cateau, France
  • ST VAAST POST Richebourg L’Avoue Pas de Calais, France
  • SAILLY-LA BOURNE
  • SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) Thessalonika, Greece
  • SCHOONSELHOF, Antwerpen, Belgium
  • SENLIS
  • SOCRERIE – see Sucrerie
  • SOISSONS MEMORIAL, on the left bank of the River Aisne, approx 100 kms north east of Paris, France
  • SOUTHAMPTON OLD, Hampshire, England
  • STE.CATHERINE BRITISH CEMETERY Ste Catherine, Pas de Calais, France
  • STE MARIE, Le Havre, France
  • STRAND MILITARY, Comines-Wareton, Hainaut, Belgium
  • SUCRERIE, Colincamps, Somme, France
  • SUN QUARRY, Cherisy, France
  • TERLINCTHUN BRITISH, Wimille, France
  • THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France
  • TINCOURT NEW BRITISH, Tincourt, France
  • TORONTO (PROSPECT)
  • TOURNAI COMMUNAL Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium
  • TWELVE TREES COPSE CEMETERY AND N Z MEMORIAL, Gallipoli, Turkey
  • TYNE COT CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • UNICORN, Vend’huile, France
  • VAAST POST Richebourg L’Avoue, Pas de Calais, France
  • VARENNES MILITARY, Varennes, France
  • VERMELLES, Vermelles, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY, Villers-Bretonneux, France
  • VIS-en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, about 10 kms south east of Arras, France
  • VOORMEZELE ENCLOSURES Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY, Belgium
  • WANCOURT ROAD/WANCOURT BRITISH, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • WESTHOF FARM Heuvelland West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • WIMEREUX COMMUNAL, Wimereux, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • ZOUAVE

MEMORIALS:

  • ARRAS commemorates almost 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand who died in the Arras sector between the spring of 1916 and August 7th 1918.
  • ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL commemorates more than 1,000 airmen of the Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force who were killed on the whole of the Western Front and who have no known grave
  • CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL
  • CHATHAM NAVAL
  • HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL SOUTHAMPTON
  • LE TOURET
  • LOOS
  • PLYMOUTH NAVAL
  • PORTSMOUTH
  • THIEPVAL
  • TYNE COT
  • VIMY
  • VIS-EN-ARTOIS
  • VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
  • YPRES (MENIN GATE)

 

 


On March 14 2009 in a story in the Daily Mail headlined: ‘Unknown no longer. Thousands of WW1 dead could at last be identified’. Alexandra Williams reported that British historian Peter Barton had unearthed an archive, virtually untouched since 1918, in the basement of the Red Cross HQ in Geneva. The archive contains details of the death, burial and capture of more than 20 million soldiers from 30 countries involved in the First World War.
(The full report can be found on http://www.dailymail.co.uk  Go to Daily Mail news – then type in ‘Unknown no longer’.)