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Claygate War Memorial

Claygate War Memorial unveiling The war memorial in Claygate was unveiled in 1921.

A large group of local residents gathered around to hear a speech given by the Earl of Onslow on Sunday 6th March 1921.

An unused postcard was issued by Sunlight Studios of Claygate and must have been one of a series as it shows the memorial still covered.

 

An unused postcard depicting the Claygate War Memorial shortly after the unveiling. Note the introduction of a new hedge.

 

Claygate War Memorial unused PC 75dpi

Sunlight Studios of Claygate also created this multiview of 6 local war memorials.

The Claygate War Memorial on the top row is flanked by Oxshott and Thames Ditton. The lower row shows Hersham, Esher and Hook .

Claygate War Memorial and 5 other local memorials

 

Remembrance Sunday

9 November 2014

The names of the men on the four panels of Claygate War Memorial

Claygate Panel B-D

 

Claygate Panel E-L

 

 

Claygate Panel M-S

 

Claygate Panel S-W

 

There is a memorial plaque inside Holy Trinity Church, Claygate with the names thereon of the men of Claygate who gave their lives in the war 1939-1945. It is located behind the pulpit and bears 44 names.

The men's names are listed here, after the World War I names.

 

 

The worst month of the whole of the Great War for Claygate was September 1916 when five men died.

Five small wooden crosses from the Poppy Factory at Richmond have been placed at the Claygate Memorial with the names of the five men thereon. They were placed there in September 2016 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of each man. Their date of death and location of where they are Remembered with Honour is also shown.

Wooden crosses will continue to be placed at the Memorial to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of those men who died in late 1916.

 

 

Despite many enquiries to establish the identity of the men whose names appear on the War Memorial it is sometimes difficult to identify them with 100% certainty. Many enquiries have been made but over ninety years after the end of the Great War there are still doubts about whether some of the named men below who made the ultimate sacrifice had a Claygate connection.

Where there is any doubt about their local connection then the entry is marked with an asterisk. '*'

When further information is received the relevant entry will be updated.

Much of the information has been provided by John Salter and his late wife Gilian (Jilly) of Common Road, Claygate. A sincere thanks to them for providing the material and allowing it to be published in this form.

Additional research by Sarah Mayo has identified more about some of the men with the asterisk by their name. Some of this information has been added. (26/03/2012) G.E. Britnell and J.W. Hunter, the asterisk has been removed. W.A. Cherry has had an entry completed.

On 22/09/2014 new information added re L. HILLER.

Corrected version of William Henry RUSSELL added and also corrected version of Thomas James WILLIAMS.

The locations of Memorials and Cemeteries has been added to each WWI entry when known. (01/10/2014)

 

A.R. BARTON

In Memory of

Albert Richard Barton

Gunner 3471 "C" Bty. 63rd Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died on Monday 30th April 1917. Age 21, son of Walter and Sarah Barton, of 13 Mathew's Terrace, Claygate, Esher, Surrey

Remembered with Honour Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun

The Surrey Comet May 12 1917 stated "Gunner R. Barton a young Claygate man has died in hospital in France after suffering shrapnel wounds in the shoulder and in the chest."

June 30th 1917. Gunner Albert R. Barton eldest son of Mr & Mrs W.S. Barton was serving with the Royal Field Artillery when he received wounds from which he died at a casualty clearing station. He was 20 years old and previous to enlisting in August 1914 he was employed by Mr.E. Napper of Claygate. His father who is serving in the Royal Engineers has been at the front for 22 months.

Gunner A. Etheridge a chum of Gunner Barton's writing to his mother says; "As one who has known him since the days we were recruits together, I will say he was one of the best. During our first 18 months in France, I worked on the same gun as him and I must say he was the best gunner in the battery. He is sadly missed, not only for his good work, but for his pleasant and jolly ways. He could make friends with anyone, and every man in the battery who knew him always spoke well of him."

W. BENGE.

In Memory of

Walter Raleigh Benge

Private 241435 1st/5th Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.)who died of sickness on Sunday 22nd July 1917. Age 17, son of William Richard and Fanny Benge, of 22 Bucharest Road, Earlsfield, Wandsworth, London. Born at Ash Cottages, Mathew's Terrace, Claygate, Esher, Surrey

Remembered with Honour Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery

The Surrey Comet Casualty List 25th August 1917 stated Queens - killed Benge W.R. 241435.

J. BISWELL

In Memory of

Jack Biswell

Sergeant 727 7th Bn., East Surrey Regiment who died on Wednesday 19th July 1916. Age 22, son of Annie Biswell, of 8 Elm Road, Claygate, Surrey, and the late Thomas Biswell. Enlisted August 1914; proceeded to France June 1915. Previously wounded.

Remembered with Honour Thiepval Memorial

The Surrey Comet July 26th 1916 - A Claygate Sergeant.

An esteemed and popular young soldier Sergeant Jack Biswell of the East Surrey Regiment laid down his life in the great advance on Wednesday July 19th last, and deepest sympathy with his parents, who reside at 8 Elm Road, Claygate, Mr & Mrs Thomas Biswell is expressed in the village.

The sad news came in the following letter from the deceased's officer Second Lieutenant J. Gordon Wright:- July 19th Dear Mrs Biswell, I very much regret to inform you that your son was killed by a shell while on a working party this morning. He was my platoon sergeant and was in every way a perfect model of what a platoon sergeant should be. He will be very much missed in the platoon, where he was both loved and respected. I have not only lost an efficient soldier but a personal friend. Please accept my very sincere sympathy with you all in your trouble. For your comfort I may say that eyewitnesses say the death was quite instantaneous and painless.

Sergeant Biswell who was 22 years of age was a native of Claygate and prominently connected to the local troop of Boy Scouts, of which he had been a member since inception. As a patrol leader he had won fourteen badges and in addition had the honour of being a First Class Kings Scout. He enlisted in the East Surrey Regiment at the beginning of the war.

July 19th 1919

Biswell - In loving memory of our dearly loved son Sgt Jack Biswell killed in France July 19th 1916, "We miss him most who loved him best" Mother, Father, Sisters and Brother.

July 17th 1920

Biswell - In loving memory of our dear son Sgt J. Biswell (Jack) killed July 19th 1916. Sadly missed - Mother & Dad.

G.E. BRITNELL

In Memory of

G Britnell

Private 22788 6th Bn., Border Regiment who died on Thursday 20th September 1917

Remembered with Honour Dozinghem Military Cemetery

It has been confirmed that George Britnell on his attestation papers gave his address as 5 Claremont Cottages, Vale Road, Claygate, occupation gardener. Also shown is his service number of 22788 and now there is no doubt about his local connection. The asterisk originally shown next to his name has been removed. (updated 26/03/2012)

Further information added 23/09/2014. George Britnell's Attestation document is certified on 7th May 1915 at Kingston upon Thames, Depot of the East Surrey Regt. He was appointed to the East Surrey Regt. He was transferred to 3/ Border Regt. on 9th November 1915. He was posted to 6th Battalion on 7th February 1916 and arrived in France on 28th June 1916. He died of wounds on 20th September 1917.

Remembered with Honour at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Grave Reference V.D. 10. The Cemetery is in Belgium at Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen.

 

M.G. BURMESTER

In Memory of

Maurice George Burmester

Lieutenant 1st Battalion Essex Regiment, died of wounds 25th August 1915.

Remembered with Honour Helles Memorial

Surrey Comet December 5th 1914 - Serving in Europe

M.G Burmester second son of Mr F.G. Burmester of Carberry, Claygate has recently arrived in England from California and has been granted a Commission in the Essex Regiment. Lt Burmester formerly served in the Essex Regiment and fought through the Boer War with the Imperial Yeomanry Gloster Squadron in which he held a commission.

Another of Mr F.G. Burmester's sons Captain R.M Burmester RN is at present in command of HMS Euryalus flagship of the twelfth cruiser Squadron.

P. CARTER

In Memory of

R/32057, Rifleman, Peter John Carter

11th Battalion King's Royal Corps, died France and Flanders 30th November 1917. Born in Byfleet enlisted in Woolwich, Kent and lived in Claygate, Surrey.

Remembered with Honour Cambrai Memorial, Louverval

W.A. CHERRY

William Albert Belcham Cherry was born William Albert Belcham in Teddington on the 28th September 1893. His mother Kate later married William Richard Cherry. In 1911 they were resident at 1 Osborne Cottages, Vale Road, Claygate and William Albert was a fishmonger's assistant.

W.A. Belcham was a stoker in the Royal Navy and died on the 3rd January 1918. The submarine, G8, was apparently lost in January 1918 in the North Sea.

In Memory of

William Albert Belcham

Stoker 1st Class, K/24749, Royal Navy who died on 3rd January 1918 on H.M. Submarine "G8"

Remembered with Honour Chatham Naval Memorial

 

W. CREES

In Memory of

William Crees

Lance Corporal S/6362, 12th Bn., Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own), who died on 12th February 1916. Age 36. Son of William Crees, husband of Louisa Crees of 1, Mimosa Cottages, Vale Road, Claygate, Surrey. Born in Overton in Hants and enlisted in Kingston-upon-Thames

Surrey Comet Saturday 8th April 1916 - Claygate

Killed in Action

News has been received in the village of the death whilst in action of Private W. Crees of the Rifle Brigade. The deceased soldier enlisted shortly after the outbreak of the war and had been at the front for about 12 months. Prior to enlisting he was employed by Mr Brice at Green Farm of whose daughter he married. He leaves a widow and three children for whom the deepest sympathy is felt.

Remembered with Honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Surrey Advertiser 18th July 1916 page 5

6362 Acting Corporal W. Crees Rifle Brigade of Claygate (previously reported missing) now reported by the German Government as killed or died of wounds.

J.F. CULHAM

In Memory of

James Frederick Culham

Lance Corporal 3285 1st/23rd Bn., London Regiment who died on Saturday 16th September 1916. Age 21 years.

Remembered with Honour Thiepval Memorial

Surrey Comet December 18th 1916 - On Service

Previously reported missing now officially reported killed in action in France on September 15th 1916, Lance Corporal James F. Culham, London Regiment dearly loved son of Mr & Mrs Culham of Ruxley Lodge, Claygate, age 21 years.

Surrey Comet November 22nd 1919

Death of Mr J. Culham (father of above)

For over 20 years Butler in Service to the Foley family. Mr James Culham passed away peacefully on Friday morning from pneumonia after only a few days illness. Deceased was in his 59th year and was held in high esteem in the village. He leaves a widow and several children for whom much sympathy is felt. Buried in Long Ditton.

A. DEVONSHIRE

In Memory of

Alfred Devonshire

Driver 181067 462nd Bty. 179th Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died on Thursday 21st March 1918. Age 20. Son of Alfred John and Annie Sarah Devonshire, of Bonesgate Brickfield, Chessington, Surrey.

Remembered with Honour Pozieres Memorial

G. DYSART

In Memory of

George Henry Dysart

Private 826901 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regt.) who died on Friday 24th August 1917

Remembered with Honour Vimy Memorial

Surrey Comet Saturday September 8th 1917 and also Surrey Advertiser September 8th 1917

Brothers Killed in Action

Mr William Dysart of Rose Cottage, Station Road, Claygate has received news this week of the death at the front of two of his sons. Information reaching him on Tuesday that Frederick had been killed by a shell whilst he was on guard duty and the following day that George Henry private in the 2nd Canadian M.R. had been killed in action. Much sympathy is extended to Mr Dysart and the family in their bereavement.

A check of the CWGC does not reveal any reference to a Frederick DYSART.

DYSART. George Henry, 1 Rose Cottages, Claygate, Surrey. Private 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles died 24th August 1917 in France. Administration (with will) London 12th December to William John Dysart, agricultural labourer. Effects £133-15.

C.E. ELWORTHY

In Memory of

Charles Ernest Elworthy

Private G/5349 2nd., Royal Sussex Regiment who died on Thursday 14th October 1915. Age 23. Son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Elworthy. Native of Claygate, Surrey.

Remembered with Honour Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery

Surrey Comet November 25th 1915

Died of Wounds

Much sympathy will be felt with Mr Joseph Elworthy whose youngest son has died of wounds received at the Battle of Loos. The deceased returned from Canada to fight for his country.

W.H. ELWORTHY

In Memory of

William Herbert Elworthy

Private 33760 1st Bn., East Surrey Regiment who died on Wednesday 10th October 1917. Age 35. Husband of Minnie M Elworthy of 1, Fair View Cottages, Vale Road, Claygate, Surrey.

Remembered with Honour Hooge Crater Cemetery

F.P. GRIMSHAW

In Memory of

Fred Grimshaw

Private 9535 8th Bn., East Surrey Regiment who died on Thursday 3rd May 1917. Age 21. Enlisted Kingston-on Thames, Surrey. Son of William and Fanny Grimshaw of 2, Prince's Cottages, Covers Road, Claygate, Surrey.

Remembered with Honour Arras Memorial

Surrey Comet September 15th 1917

Private Fred Grimshaw

Pte Frederick Grimshaw (No 9535) of B Company 8th Btn East Surrey Regiment was reported missing on May 3rd this year. Any information will be gratefully received by his parents at 2 Prince's Cottages, Coverts Road, Claygate.

Suurey Advertiser May 4th 1918

Presumed Killed - Grimshaw Pte F.E. Claygate, Surrey

Pte F. Grimshaw, East Surrey Regiment previously reported missing on May 3rd 1917 is now presumed killed. He was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Grimshaw Coverts Road, Claygate and aged 21 years. He was formerly in the employ of Mr E. Napper of Claygate and later of E. Moss of Bookham and joined the East Surrey's in June 1915. He was wounded in March 1916 and spent 3 months at a base hospital before rejoining his regiment with which he saw much heavy fighting. His Commanding officer has written to his bereaved parents. "He was a good soldier and much liked by all in his platoon." A younger brother is now serving.

Surrey Comet May 3rd 1919

Grimshaw - In loving memory of Private F. Grimshaw reported missing 3rd May 1917 now presumed to have been killed, dearly loved eldest son of Mr & Mrs G Grimshaw of Claygate.

Duty called but love said may

Duty triumphed he could not stay

For his Country cause his life laid down

From his Saviours land he received his crown.

Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters.

Surrey Comet May 1st 1920

Grimshaw - In ever loving memory of our dear son and brother Pte. F. Grimshaw reported missing May 3rd 1917 in France later presumed killed in action.

T'is lonesome here without him,

And sad our weary way;

This world is not the same to us

Since he was called away.

Mum, Dad, Sisters and Brothers.

G.L. HARRIS

In Memory of

George Lawrence Harris

Private M2/181408 Royal Army Service Corps. 688th M.T. Coy. Died, Balkans, 4th November 1918. Born Teddington. Enlisted; Kingston-on-Thames. Residence: Claygate, Surrey. Son of William and Elizabeth Harris; husband of F.M. Harris of Slough Farm, Claygate

Remembered with Honour Skopje British Cemetery

Surrey Comet 23rd November 1918 - Soldiers Death in Salonica

The sad news has been received of the death of Private Lawrence Harris from pneumonia in hospital in Salonica on 4th November. Pte Harris who went out with the A.S.C MT two and a half years ago was 36 years of age. He was the son-in-law of Mr & Mrs H. Street, Slough Farm, Claygate, and leaves a widow and three sons with who deepest sympathy is expressed.

W. HAYDON

In Memory of

Wilfred Haydon

Private 203946 1st Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) who died on Thursday 30th August 1917. Age 29. Son of George and Sarah Haydon, late of Mitcham, Surrey; husband of Mrs Haydon, of "Caradoc," Balmoral Road, Kingston, Surrey.

Remembered with Honour Lillers Communal Cemetery

Surrey Comet Saturday September 13th 1917

Death from Wounds

News has been received by Mrs Haydon of 11 Aston Road Claygate that her husband Wilfred Haydon of the Buffs died on August 30th in a casualty clearing station from wounds received the same day from the bursting of an enemy shell just as he was leaving the trenches. Private Haydon was before joining the Army, not a year ago, confectioner to Messrs Nappers Bakers and confectioners, Claygate.

L. HILLER

In Memory of

Louis Bonville Hillier*

Sapper 311658 attd. 14th Bde. Sub-Signal Sect., Royal Garrison Artillery who died on Saturday 26 October 1918. Age 30. Husband of Mrs E G Hillier of 42 Rockliffe Road, Bath. Born In Bath. Enlisted Hartley Whitney, Hants.

Louis Bonville Hillier is not the person named on the Claygate memorial. Details are left above for reference.

A Claygate Leslie Edward Hiller, address 5 Alleyton Cottages, Station Road, Claygate, occupation errand boy, took the Recruit's oath at Kingston on 27th September 1917 just short of his 18th birthday. He was appointed to the 24th Training Reserve Battalion on 12th November 1917. He did not serve abroad and in March 1918 was in the Military Hospital at Purfleet. On 22nd April 1918 he was examined by the No 6 Travelling Medical Board and placed in Category E. He was discharged on 4th July 1918 as being no longer fit for service. His death was registered in Sept. - Dec 1918 at Kingston upon Thames. It would appear that his parents considered him to be a casualty even if the Ministry didn't.

 

W.G. HOGSDEN

In Memory of

W G Hogsden

Private 24537 2nd Bn., Grenadier Guards who died on Monday, 25th September 1916. Born in Chessington, Surrey.

Remembered with Honour Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs

Surrey Comet October 11th 1916

Killed in Action

Mrs Hogsden of The Forge, Claygate has received unofficial news of the death of her son. Private W Hogsden, Grenadier Guards who it is stated in a letter from his chums was killed in action on 25th September. Private Hogsden who was 26 years of age formerly worked at Cobham and had been at the Front for only 5 weeks.

Surrey Comet October 21st 1916

Mrs Hogsden of the Forge, Claygate received on Wednesday official confirmation of the news of the death of her son Private William Hogsden who fell in action 25th September age 26, A letter from one of his chums states that he had only just lept over the parapet at the beginning of a victorious charge on the German line when he was shot down by machine gun fire, being killed instantaneously.

Surrey Comet 23rd September 1917

In Memoriam

HOGSDEN - In loving memory of William George Hogsden, Grenadier Guards killed in action on the Somme September 25th 1916, the dearly loved second son of Mrs Hogsden, The Forge, Claygate. Remembered by Mother, Sisters and Brothers.

J.H. HUNT

In Memory of

John Henry Sneyd Hunt

Second Lieutenant 23rd Bn., London Regiment formerly, London Regt (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) who died on Saturday 16 September 1916. Age 42. Son of the late R.P. Carew Hunt, of 56 Queen's Gardens, London. Served from August 1914. A clerk in the Probate and Divorce Registry.

Remembered with Honour Thiepval Memorial

HUNT - John Henry Sneyd of Claygate, Surrey. Second Lieutenant London Regiment died on or since 16 September 1916 in France. Probate London 12 October to Gerald Pousonkey Sneyd Hunt temporary Lieut-Colonel H.M.Army. Roland Cecil Sneyd Hunt Commander R.N. and the public trustee.

Effects £7,754 16s 11d.

G.J. HUNTER *

In Memory of

Godfrey Jackson Hunter

Second Lieutenant 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers who died on Wednesday 26 April 1916. Age 26.

Remembered with Honour Grangegorman Military Cemetery

J.W. HUNTER

In Memory of

James Whitaker Hunter

Second Lieutenant 5th Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment who died on 8th July 1916 aged 28. Son of James Bernard and Lydia Hunter, of 71 Castleton Mansions, Barnes, London

Eldest son of James Bernard Hunter (d 1899) and Lydia nee Whitaker living at Carisbrooke, 7 Albany Crescent, Claygate.

Remembered with Honour Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension

(Above address confirmed, asterisk removed on 26/03/2012).

My Dear Mother

In reference to the matter of disposing of my bank balance in the event of my being killed out here I want you to act as follows. To pay all outstanding debts & expenses incurred up to & incident upon my death. To pay to Aunt Julia £52 being the amount she advanced me during the past year the remainder if any to be handed over to Uncle Sidney for young Dick. I have told Aunt Julia & Uncle Sidney of this & if I were you I should keep this letter which though not a legal document in any way is a written testament to my wishes which I know you will carry out if anything happens to me. Your loving son, James W. Hunter.

British Expeditionary Force France November 25th 1915.

My Dear Mother

Auntie Ju has written to say that the money she gave me during the year is mine to do what I like with so that the whole of my bank balance will go to Dick in the event of my death. I write this to qualify my other letter of about a fortnight ago.

Your loving son, James W. Hunter.

Affidavits of handwriting and that Testator made his Will and Codicil while a Soldier in actual Military Service. On 28th day of November Probate of this Will and Codicil was granted to Lydia Hunter the Executrix.

Gross Value of his estate £232 14s 0d left to his widow Mother Lydia Hunter.

L.J. LAVINGTON

In Memory of

Lawrence James Lavington

Lieutenant Royal Air Force 12th Squadron who died on 22 August 1918. Son of Mr. A. J. Lavington of "Maesmer", Gordon Road, Claygate, Surrey

Remembered with Honour Bienvillers Military Cemetery.

Lawrence James Lavington joined the Royal Flying Corps on 9th October 1917 aged 18 years and 1 month.

 

J.E. MATTHEWS

In Memory of

James Edgar Matthews

Private 58226 The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) transfered to (82467) 138th Company Labour Corps who died on Wednesday 10 April 1918. Age 37. Husband of Alice E. Matthews of 7 Sims Cottages, Claygate, Surrey

Remembered with Honour Asnieres-Sur-Oise Communal Cemetery.

T.H.M. MAURICE

In Memory of

Thomas Hector Molesworth Maurice, Commander H.M.S. "Princess Irene", Royal Navy who died on Thursday 27th May 1915. Killed by internal explosion of vessel off Sheerness.

Remembered with Honour Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

Surrey Comet June 5th 1915

Commander Maurice Killed

Much regret is felt in Claygate at the news that Commander Thomas H. Maurice was on board HMS Princess Irene which was blown up in Sheerness Harbour on May 27th.

Previous to the outbreak of war Commander Maurice resided with his wife and three young children at Greystones, Red Lane, Claygate and was well known and esteemed by many friends. He entered the Service in January 1891 and attained the rank of Commander in December 1908. Previous to going to HMS Princess Irene he was engaged on board a minesweeper in the North Sea. Much sympathy is felt for the Widow and children.

J.C. MORGAN

In Memory of

John Cecil Morgan Captain 6th Bn., Yorkshire Regiment who died on Saturday 7 August 1915. Age 39. Son of J.H. Morgan, C.V.O. husband of Truda Morgan of Fearn, Hare Lane, Claygate, Surrey. M.A. Trinity College, Oxford. Served in the South African War.

Remembered with Honour Azmak Cemetery, Suvla.

Surrey Comet August 14th 1915

Claygate - Killed in Action

Much regret is felt in Claygate and Esher at the news of the death of John Cecil Morgan of Fearn, Hare Lane, Claygate who was killed in the Dardenelles with the 6th Bn., Yorkshire Regiment. Captain Morgan was the only son of John Hammond Morgan of 3, Connaught Square, London and was gazetted temporary Captain in the battalion with which he served in October last year. Deep sympathy is felt for Mrs Morgan in her bereavement.

Wills

Morgan John Cecil of Fearn, Claygate, Surrey. Captain Yorkshire Regiment died 7th August 1915 at Gallipoli on active service. Probate London 28th October to Gertrude Lilian Heath Morgan widow and Richard Edward Bruce solicitor. Effects £495.0.10.

C.J. MUTIMER

In Memory of

Cecil John Mutimer

22951 Private 6th Bn.,Border Regiment. Killed in action France & Flanders 17th September 1916. Born in Claygate, Surrey. Enlisted in Kingston-on-Thames. Residence: Telegraph Lane, Claygate.

Remembered with Honour Ovillers Military Cemetery.

Surrey Comet October 4th 1916

Claygate - Killed in recent fighting

Two Claygate soldier lads are reported to have been killed in the heavy fighting of mid-September. Private C. Mutimer of the Border Regiment who was only 17 years of age, the son of Mrs Smith of Telegraph Lane, fell on the 17th of the month, and Rifleman F. Wiltshire of the Rifle Brigade son of Mr & Mrs Wiltshire, Station Road on the 19th. Rifleman Wiltshire was about 19.

M.H. NELSON-HOOD

In Memory of

Lieutenant The Hon. Maurice Henry Nelson-Hood

Hood Bn., R.N. Div., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died age 34 on Monday 7th June 1915. Lieutenant Hood, only son of the late 2nd Viscount Bridport and Viscountess Bridport), of 28, Norfolk Square, Hyde Park, London.

Remembered with Honour Helles Memorial.

Kellys - 1915

HOOD - Hon. Maurice Henry Nelson. The Cottage, Beaconsfield Road, Claygate, Surrey.

W.E. RANDALL

In Memory of

Walter Edmund Randall

Private 16438 8th Bn., Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry who died on Friday 6 December 1918. Age 24. Son of Mr and Mrs G.A. Randall of 4, Ash Cottages, Claygate, Surrey.

Remembered with Honour Sofia War Cemetery.

Surrey Comet January 11th 1919

Private W. Randall Ox. and Bucks Light Infantry third son of Mr & Mrs G. Randall 4, Ash Cottages, Claygate who died from pneumonia on December 6th at Salonica where he had been serving for over three years.

W.H. RUSSELL

In Memory of

William Henry Russell*

This entry does not relate to a person on the Claygate War Memorial.

The second entry is correct and this reference has been left for reference.

21896 Private 12th Battalion attached 122nd Trench Mortar Bty., East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action, France & Flanders Monday 6th May 1918. Born in Surbiton, Surrey. Enlisted in Kingston, Surrey. Husband of Jane Russell of 22, Caversham Road, Kingston-on-Thames.

Surrey Comet May 25th 1918

Russell - On May 6th killed in action near Ypres. Private William Henry Russell attached T.M.B East Surrey Regiment beloved husband of Jane Russell 22, Caversham Road, Kingston.

Surrey Comet May 10th 1919

Russell - In loving memory of my dear husband William H Russell 12th Btn., East Surrey Regiment killed in action Ypres May 6th 1918.

Russell - In loving memory of William Henry Russell East Surrey Regiment killed in action near Ypres May 6th 1918. Father and Sisters.

 

The above information is not the W.H. Russell who is named on the Claygate Memorial. There is much confusion in the Russell entries as William and Harriet Russell named two of their sons William Henry known as Henry and William Walter. Their father was living at Ruxley Lodge with William Walter Russell who was employed as an estate carpenter in 1911.and two sisters.

In memory of Henry Russell, Plumber 344095, H.M.S. "Good Hope", Royal Navy who died on 1st November 1914 at the Battle of Coronel.

Remembered with Honour Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

William Henry Russell, known as Henry, was born in 1876. His father William was a bricklayer. Henry was a plumber and joined the Royal Navy as a plumber. He sailed from Portsmouth with the HMS Good Hope on the 2nd August 1914. She was involved in the Battle of the Coronel, off the coast of Chile, and was sunk with the loss of all hands on the 1st November 1914

 

W.W. RUSSELL

In Memory of

William Walter Russell

Private 4504 13th Bn., Royal Fusiliers who died on Wednesday 11th April 1917. Born in Esher, Surrey. Enlisted in Battersea. Residence in Claygate, Surrey.

Remembered with Honour Arras Memorial.

Surrey Comet June 16th 1917

Claygate On Service

Russell - Killed in action in France April 10th. William Walter much loved younger son of William Russell, Ruxley Lodge, Claygate, Surrey; also in loving memory of Harry, third son who lost his life in HMS Good Hope in the Naval Battle off the Chile Coast November 1st 1914.

Surrey Comet April 13th 1918

Russell - To the dear memory of William Walter killed in action in France April 10th 1917; also of Harry lost on HMS Good Hope November 1st 1914. Much loved sons of William Russell, Ruxley Lodge, Claygate, Surrey.

Further information

William Walter was born in 1890, son of William and Harriet Russell. Harriet died in 1910. In 1911 William Walter Russell was an estate carpenter and living with his father at Ruxley Lodge, with two of his sisters, Annie and May.

 

R.C. SCOTT

In Memory of

Roland Charles Scott

Acting Bombardier 45261 "D" Bty. 5th Bde., Royal Horse Artillery who died on Wednesday 15th November 1916. Age 28. Son of Ernest Elias and Alice Scott, 4 Orchard Cottage, Telegraph Lane, Claygate, Surrey.

Remembered with Honour Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs.

B. SCOTT-HOLMES

In Memory of

Lieutenant Basil Scott-Holmes

King's Royal Rifle Corps attached Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) who died on Tuesday 24th October 1916.

Remembered with Honour Wells Cathedral Cemetery.

Surrey Advertiser October 28th 1916

Sad death of Lieut. Scott-Holmes

Great regret is felt in the district at the death of Lieut. Scott-Holmes of Laudacre, The Avenue, Claygate who succumbed in hospital at Wandsworth during Tuesday night to injuries received in an accident in that neighbourhood a few hours previously. It appears that he was standing behind his motor car in the road way, attending to the rear light, when a motor bus came along and knocked him down, inflicting such injuries as to render his condition hopeless. Lieut. Scott-Holmes, who leaves a widow and two children, had resided at Claygate about three years.

J.S. SCOTLAND

In Memory of

John Shepherd Scotland

Lance Corporal S/14541 13th Bn., Rifle Brigade who died on Wednesday 8th May 1918 in Bucquoy, France missing presumed killed. Age 41. Son of John Shepherd Scotland and Eliza S. Scotland.

Remembered with Honour Pozieres Memorial.

Surrey Comet May 10th 1919

Scotland - In ever loving memory of our dearest John 13th Rifle Brigade, youngest son of Mrs Scotland, Claygate. Killed in action May 8th 1918. Ever in our thoughts.

Kellys - 1915

Scotland Henry Shephers, Milnathort , Gordon Road, Claygate.

G.B. STICKLAND

In Memory of

George Bertie Stickland

Private 65734 102nd Field Amb, Royal Army Medical Corps who died on Monday 30th October 1916. Age 38. Buried at Claygate (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Surrey.

Remembered with Honour Claygate (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

Surrey Comet November 1st 1916

A soldiers death

The death took place in a military hospital at Colchester on Monday of Private G.B.Stickland of the R.A.M.C. He enlisted in September 1915 not having any previous military training, and at the end of the year proceeded to France where he saw much fighting until taken ill in early Autumn 1916. He was sent to Colchester on October 10th 1916. Private Stickland who was aged 40 had resided in Claygate for 22 years and took an active interest in matters connected to the village. He was a former secretary of the flower show, and for some years was a verger of the Parish Church. It was his desire to do something for his Country at a time when recruiting appeared to be falling off that led to his enlistment. Much sympathy has been extended in their loss to his wife and four children, the eldest son being in the Navy. The funeral takes place on Saturday.

T.H. STONE

In Memory of

Thomas Henry Stone

Private 5880 3rd Bn., Coldstream Guards who died on Monday 14th September 1914. Born and lived in Claygate, Surrey. Enlisted in Kingston-on-Thames. Killed in action in France & Flanders.

Remembered with Honour Vailly British Cemetery.

G. STOVOLD

In Memory of

George Stovold

Lance Corporal 3444 1st Bn., Middlesex Regiment who died on Wednesday 6th November 1918. Age 33. Son of William and Clementina Stovold, of Claygate; husband of Susan Ann Stovold, of 1 Ash Cottages, Woodstock Road, Claygate, Surrey.

Remembered with Honour Berlaimont Communal Cemetery Extension.

Surrey Comet November 23rd 1918

Lance Corporal George Stovold late Middlesex regiment was the third son of Mr & Mrs William Stovold of Ash Cottages, Woodstock Road, Claygate and leaves a widow and one son residing at Cobham. He was killed in action in France two days before the signing of the Armistice. He was 33 years of age and formerly employed by J and B Marsh corn chandlers of Esher, joining the Regiment early in the war. His Mother has received a sympathetic letter from the Regiment saying he was killed by a shell on November 9th and that his comrades by who he was held in high esteem and affection greatly regret his death.

Surrey Comet November 8th 1919

Stovold - In loving memory of our dear son Lance Corporal George Stovold 1st Middlesex Regiment killed in France November 6th 1918. "The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him." Ever in our thoughts. Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters.

Surrey Comet - November 13th 1920

Stovold - In loving memory of my dear husband George (and Daddy) killed in action in France November 6th 1918 - Always in our thoughts - Sue and Howard.

F.J. TUGWELL

In Memory of

Frank James Tugwell

Private 7081 7th Bn., East Surrey Regiment who died on Friday 30th November 1917. Age 22. Son of Mary Tugwell of 2, Foley Cottages, Claygate, Surrey; and the late George Tugwell.

Remembered with Honour Cambrai Memorial, Louverval.

Surrey Comet October 12th 1918

Presumed killed - Mr & Mrs Tugwell of Foley Cottages, Claygate have received official intimation this week that no further news having been received of their son Private F.J.Tugwell 7th East Surrey Regiment, since he was reported missing on November 30th 1917. The Army Council regretfully concluded that he was killed on that date. This is the second son Mr & Mrs Tugwell have lost in the war, another son is still serving.

W. TUGWELL

In Memory of

Walter Tugwell

Private 31453 1st Bn., East Surrey regiment who died on Thursday 4th October 1917. Age 20. Son of George and Mary Tugwell of 2 Foley Cottages, Claygate.

Remembered with Honour Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm).

Surrey Comet November 10th 1917

Killed in Action - Official intimation was received on Wednesday by his parents, who reside at Foley Cottages, Claygate of the death in action in France of Pte Walter Tugwell, East Surrey Regiment at the age of 20. A youth of sterling character, well known and esteemed throughout the village. Private Tugwell was a patrol leader in the Claygate troop of boy scouts. At the time of his enlistment he was in the employ of Mr A.T. Pannell, ironmongers etc., Station Parade, Claygate.

A. WHETSTONE

In Memory of

Alfred Whetstone

Private 83824 50th Coy., Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) who died on Tuesday 26th March 1918. Born in Epsom. Enlisted in Kingston. Residence Claygate. Formerly 30397, E.Surrey Regiment.

Remembered with Honour Pozieres Memorial.

C.W. WHETSTONE

In Memory of

Charles Walter Whetstone MM

Gunner 2749 "B" Bty. 58th Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died on Saturday 22nd September 1917. Age 23. Son of James and Eliza M. Whetstone of 1 Mathew's Terrace, Claygate.

Remembered with Honour Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery and Extension.

Surrey Comet Saturday October 13th 1917

Only last month Private Whetstone serving in the Royal Field Artillery was awarded the Military Medal and he was killed in action on September 23rd. The sad news was sent home by his brother who was with him at the time and attended the funeral. The fourth son of Mrs Whetstone of 1 Mathew's Terrace, Claygate, he was about 20 years of age and previous to joining was employed by Mr Horlick of Arbrook Farm, Claygate. Mrs Whetstone has three other sons still serving.

W.G.WHETSTONE

In Memory of

Walter George Whetstone

Private 50031 1st Bn., Royal Irish Fusiliers who died on Monday 21st October 1918. Age 19. Son of James and Maria Whetstone of 1, Mathew's Terrace, Claygate, Surrey.

Remembered with Honour Harlebeke New British Cemetery.

F.J. WILTSHIRE

In Memory of

Frederick John Wiltshire

Rifleman S/12939 9th Bn., Rifle Brigade who died on Friday 15th September 1916. Born in Claygate. Enlisted in Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. Killed in action in France & Flanders

Remembered with Honour Thiepval Memorial

Surrey Comet October 4th 1916

Killed in recent fighting - Two Claygate soldier lads are reported to have been killed in heavy fighting of mid-September. Private C.Mutimer of the Border regiment who was only 17 years of age, the son of Mrs Smith of Telegraph Lane, fell on the 17th of the month and Rifleman F. Wiltshire son of Mr & Mrs Wiltshire, Station Road on the 19th. Rifleman Wiltshire was about 19 years of age.

F.E. WORSFOLD

In Memory of

Frank Worsfold

Surrey Comet 12th May 1917

Postman's Death

The death occurred on Saturday of Mr Frank Worsfold, who since he was discharged from the Army after a short period of Active Service in France early in the war, has been employed as village postman at Claygate. He had been a member of Claygate Parish Church choir since boyhood and was well known and popular in the village. His age was 27 years. Sympathy is offered to his widow and child in their bereavement.

T.J. WILLIAMS

In Memory of

T.J. Williams*

Private 7119 7th Bn., London Regiment who died on Saturday 7th October 1916. Son of Mr T.J. and Mrs K.G. Williams of Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex.

It would appear that the above is not the T. J. Williams that is named on the Claygate Memorial.

Thomas James Williams, born 1882 in Dorset, son of James and Mary Williams. Sapper 548154, Royal Engineers, 510th Field Coy. Died 01/05/1917 Grave reference II.Q.20. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun

Remembered with Honour Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun.

Nephew of Mrs. F. Gilbert, of Alma Cottage, Common Road, Claygate, Surrey

 

 

The memorial plaque which is situated behind the pulpit at Holy Trinity Church has the following inscription:

IN HUMBLE GRATITUDE TO ALMIGHTY GOD FOR OUR DELIVERANCE AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF CLAYGATE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1939-1945

Then listed are 44 names. They are shown below and there is more information to include. As soon as resources permit that information will be added. Three further entries made on 5th November 2015, Barilli, Court and Drayton. On 10th November 2015 all outstanding entries were completed when known. Enquiries continue with relation to the 7 men whose names only are shown.

 

A.L. BARILLI

In Memory of

Albert Leonard Barilli

Private 5954729 Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry 2nd (Airborne) Bn.

Died 24th March 1945 aged 29. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Grave Reference 36. A. 4. Son of Peter and Edith Harriett Barilli; husband of Kathleen Mary Barilli, of Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire.

A.W.P. BENEST

In Memory of

Alfred William Phelps Benest

Civilian War Dead

Died 23rd June 1944 aged 55. Times A.R.P. First Aid Section. Husband of Merrette M.W. Benest, of 66 Hare Lane, Claygate, Surrey. Died at Waterloo Station, Reporting Authority Metropolitan Borough of Lambeth.

J.H. BRETT

In Memory of

John Harding Brett

Aircraftman 2nd Class 928834 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Died 13th August 1940 aged 23. Cemetery Esher (Christ Church) Churchyard. Son of Fred and Louise Brett, 8 Simmil Road, Claygate; husband of Rita Brett, of Esher.

C.A. BROWN

In Memory of

Cyril Arthur Brown

Private 6101630 The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) 14th Battalion

Died 21st December 1940 aged 28. Cemetery Chichester Cemetery. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Brown, of Claygate, Surrey. Grave Reference. Square 115. C. of E. Plot. Grave 16.

 

G.F. BURGESS

In Memory of

George Frederick Burgess

Civilian War Dead

Died 20th October 1940 aged 50 years. Reporting Authority Wimbledon Municipal Borough. Husband of Louisa Maud Burgess, of 68 Hare Lane, Claygate. Injured at Wimbledon; died same day at Wimbledon Hospital.

H. CARTWRIGHT No details available as of 10/11/2015
R.W. COOK

In Memory of

Robert William Cook

Gunner 1099153 Royal Artillery 17 Field Regiment

Died 18th January 1943 aged 29. Cemetery Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery. Grave reference 10. D. 14. Son of Joseph Dixon Cook and Margaret Cook, of 37 Simmil Road, Claygate, Surrey.

L.E. COURT

In Memory of

Leslie Edward Court

Corporal 5507942 Royal Armoured Corps, HQ Sqn., 2nd The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry

Died 6th August 1944 aged 30 years. Bayeux War Cemetery Grave Reference XII. F. 15. Son of Edward and Daisy Isabel Court believed 12 Rythe Road, Claygate and husband of Frances Margaret Court of Ashtead, Surrey.

V.L. DARBYSHIRE

In Memory of

Vivian Longuet Darbyshire

Lieutenant Royal Navy, H.M. Submarine Usk

Died 3rd May 1941. Name recorded on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 45, Column 1.

J.J. DICKSON No details available as of 10/11/2015
D.A. DRAYTON

In Memory of

Denis Albert Drayton

Leading Aircraftman 1262954 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Died 13th November 1941 aged 29 in a training accident. The war grave is located at Mount Hope (St Paul's Anglican) Cemetery in Ontario, Canada with 13 others who were killed while training at No 33 Air Navigation School near Hamilton. RAF Plot Grave 2. He was the son of Albert William and Lilian Emily Drayton of Claygate, Surrey.

G.B. EARLE

In Memory of

Gordon Basil Earle

Flight Lieutenant 81705 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Died 4th March 1945 aged 38. Cemetery Schoonselhof Cemetery Grave Reference V. B. 98. Son of George Basil and Helen Elizabeth Earle of Claygate, Surrey, husband of Grace Muriel Earle.

J.E. EDE

 

In Memory of

John Edward Ede

Flying Officer, Air Bomber, 166160, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 358 Sqdn.

Died 13th June 1945 aged 20. Cemetery Maynamati War Cemetery (Bangladesh) Grave Reference 3.F.2. Son of Capt. J.W. Ede and Mrs. Ede, of Kildare Cottage, Red Lane, Claygate, Surrey.

A.A. EDWARDS No details available as of 10/11/2015
D.C.M. ELIAS

In Memory of

David Charles Martin Elias

Flying Officer 181247 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 60 Sqdn.

Died 13th June 1945 Memorial Singapore Memorial Panel Reference Column 447

W.H. FINCH No details available as of 10/11/2015
J. GIFFORD-HULL *

In Memory of

John Gordon Gifford-Hull

Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunter Reserve H.M.S. Gladiolus

Died 21st October 1941 age unknown. Remembered with Honour Portsmouth War Memorial. The Corvette was torpedoed and sunk (most likely) by the German submarine U-553 south of Iceland while escorting a convoy. There were no survivors.

M.W. HAINSWORTH

In Memory of

Martin Wright Hainsworth

Corporal 6143695 East Surrey Regiment 1 /6th Bn.

Died 11th April 1943 Memorial Medjez-El-Bab Panel Reference Face 20. Son of Mr and Mrs W C Hainsworth, of Sunnyside, Vale Road, Claygate

N.F. HILL

In Memory of

Niel Frank Hill

Private 5442234 Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 1st Btn.

Died 5th June 1942 aged 27. Name recorded on the Alamein Memorial, Column 62. Son of Mr and Mrs J.L. Hill, of 9 Aston Road, Claygate, Surrey

P.L. HUGHES

In Memory of

Percival Leonard Hughes

Private 14651041 East Surrey Regiment 1/6th Btn.

Died 17th June 1944 aged 19. Cemetery. Orvieto War Cemetery Grave Reference I, C, 18. Son of Helen Matilda Hughes of Claygate, Surrey.

A.J. HYDE

In Memory of

Allan John Hyde

Pilot Sergeant 1375119, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 214 Sqdn.

Died 28th April 1942 aged 21. Kiel War Cemetery (Germany) Grave Reference 3. E. 11. Son of William Edwin and Annie Louise Hyde, of Mostyn, Foley Road, Claygate, Surrey.

A. JOYCE

In Memory of

Albert Joyce

Assistant Cook, 224593, Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy) H.M.S. Avenger

Died 15th November 1942 aged 28. Name recorded on the Liverpool Naval Memorial, Panel 7, Column 1. Son of Elizabeth Ann Joyce, husband of Ann Isabel Joyce of Claygate, Surrey.

H.G. KNOWLES

In Memory of

Hugh Grenville Knowles

Lieutenant Royal Navy H.M.S. Blackcap

Died 22nd April 1944 aged 22. Faughanvale (St. Canice) Church of Ireland Churchyard Cemetery Reference Grave 14. Son of Robert Millington Knowles and Olive M. Knowles; husband of Pamela June Knowles of Claygate, Surrey

R.C. MILLER No details available as of 10/11/2015
J.R. MORITZ

In Memory of

John Rudolph Moritz

Lieutenant 143325 Royal Artillery 150 Lt. A.A. Bty

Died 4th November 1942 aged 36. El Alamein War Cemetery Grave Reference VI. G. 12. Son of Martin R. and Amy C. C. Moritz, The Gables, Claremont Road, Claygate and husband of Eva Eugenie Moritz of 57 Grove Way, Esher.

 

N.V. PRIOR

In Memory of

Noel Victor Prior

Sergeant Pilot 1600319 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Died 5th March 1944 aged 20. Buried Claygate (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Sec. H. Grave 559. Son of Edwin George and Sybil Kathleen Prior of Wannock, Loseberry Road, Claygate

G.N. RACKLEY

In Memory of

Geoffrey Norman Rackley

Pilot Officer 178006 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 619 Sqdn.

Died 22nd June 1944 aged 22. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Grave Reference 7. E. 10. Son of Henry and Hilda Rackley of 2 Rythe Cottages, Hare Lane, Claygate

J.B. RAFFELS

In Memory of

John Blenkin Raffels D.F.M.

Pilot Flight Sergeant, 745744, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 23 Sqdn.

Died 10th August 1941 aged 25. Buried Claygate (Holy Trinity) Churchyard Sec. L. Grave 60. Son of William and Annie Raffels; husband of Winifred Helen Raffels, of Claygate.

J.W. RAVENHILL

In Memory of

John Walter Ravenhill

Leading Aircraftman, 842476, Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force) 904 Balloon Sqdn.

Died 27th September 1940 aged 47. Buried Hook (St. Paul) Churchyard Row 21. Grave 6. Husband of Edith Clara Ravenhill, of Roystons, Coverts Road, Claygate.

D.H. ROSSITER

In Memory of

David Hugh Rossiter

Captain 138661 The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) 2/7th Bn.

Died 13th September 1944 aged 24. Coriano Ridge War Cemetery. Grave Reference XVII, J, 4. Son of George Hugh Blagdon Rossiter and Doris Alethe Rossiter of Devoncroft, Beaconsfield Road, Claygate

R. RUSCOE

In Memory of

Roger Marcus Ruscoe

Leading Seaman P/JX 203354 Royal Navy H.M.S. Hurworth

Died 22nd October 1943 aged 26. Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 73, Column 3. Son of Alan and Elsie Ruscoe of Firleigh, The Causeway, Claygate

A.H. SALTER

In Memory of

Allen Henry Salter

Battery Quartermaster Serjeant, 874036, Royal Artillery 15 Bty., 6 H.A.A. Regt.

Died 19th March 1945 aged 38. Name recorded on the Singapore Memorial, Panel Reference Column 4. Son of Walter and Florence Salter, of Clapham Park, London; husband of Grace Mary Salter, of Claygate, Surrey.

C.V. SHUTE

In Memory of

Cyril Victor Shute

Sub-Lieutenant (A) Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M.S. St. Angelo

Died 17th March 1942 aged 22. Name recorded on the Lee-on-Solent Memorial. Panel Reference Bay 4, Panel 2. Son of Sidney and May Shute, of Walton-on-Thames.

G.C. SILLARS

In Memory of

Geoffrey Clifford Sillars

Captain 197737 Royal Artillery 193 H.A.A. Regt.

Died 20th September 1944 aged 24. Gradara War Cemetery Grave Reference II, D, 25. Son of Ralph Gordon Sillars and Nancy Clifford Sillars; husband of Pamela Sillars, of Louth, Lincolnshire.

W.G. STEELE

In Memory of

Walter George Steele

Flight Lieutenant Pilot 136854 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 221 Sqdn.

Died 8th March 1945 aged 29. Rhodes War Cemetery. Coll. grave 6. A. 2-7. Son of Edward and Rosalie Elizabeth Steele, of Claygate, Surrey

 

P.C. STEPHENS

In Memory of

Peter Clifford Stephens

Captain 3rd Queen Alexander's Own Gurkha Rifles

Died 21st March 1942 age unknown. Rangoon Memorial Face 58

J.R.O. THOMPSON

In Memory of

Jenkin Robert Oswald Thompson

Captain 115213 Royal Army Medical Corps

Died 24th January 1944 age unknown. Memorial at Brookwood Memorial Panel 18. Column 1.

T. THORNLEY No details available as of 10/11/2015
A.R. TICKNER

In Memory of

Arthur Raymond Tickner

Sergeant Air Gunner 1601720 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 115 Sqdn.

Died 30th May 1943 aged 19 years. Heverlee War Cemetery Grave Reference 10. B. 6. Son of Frederick Charles and Florence Tickner.

J.B. WELTON

In Memory of

John Barry Welton

Flying Officer Pilot 47792 Royal Air Force

Died 7th April 1943 age unknown. Claygate (Holy Trinity) Churchyard Cemetery Grave Reference Sec. J. Grave 63.

W.G. WHITBREAD

In Memory of

William Geoffrey Whitbread

Signalman 1573192, Royal Corps of Signals, 8th Indian Div. Sigs.

Died 11th May 1944 aged 33. Cemetery Cassino War Cemetery. Son of William and Edith Kate Whitbread, husband of Eileen Mary Whitbread, of Claygate Surrey

A.C. WHITEHORN

In Memory of

Alfred Charles Whitehorn

Private 6140137 Somerset Light Infantry 7th Bn.

Died 9th August 1944 aged 30 years. Tilly-Sur-Seulles War Cemetery Grave Reference VIII. C. 8. Son of Walter and Rose Whitehorn; husband of Phyllis May Whitehorn of Esher, Surrey

S.P. WOOLATT

In Memory of

Stuart Percival Woollatt

Flying Officer 39451, Royal Air Force, 22 Sqdn.

Died 7th May 1940 aged 27. Name recorded on the Runnymede Memorial Panel 6. Son of Randal and Agnes Woollatt, of Claygate Surrey. (Roughwood, The Avenue, Claygate) His brother Philip Woollatt also fell.

P. WOOLATT

In Memory of

Philip Woollatt

Flight Sergeant W.Op. Mech/Air Gnr. 1585619, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 423 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn.

Died 11th February 1945 aged 24. Cemetery Irvinestown Church of Ireland Churchyard. Plot 2. Grave 67. Son of Randal and Agnes Woollatt, of Claygate, Surrey. (Roughwood, The Avenue, Claygate) His brother Stuart Percival Woollatt also fell.

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