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CHINGFORD WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2008

The Chingford war memorial is situated at the junction of The Ridgeway and Kings Head Hill. It takes the form of a Celtic cross on a tapered shaft mounted on a plinth with a two-stepped base. The whole stands on a paved area surrounded by a chain link fence. There are 242 names for World War 1 but none for World War 2 just a dedication. It was unveiled 24 September 1921 by Lord Lamborne and dedicated by the Bishop of Chelmsford. The names here were transcribed from a series of photographs which were not very clear and undoubtedly errors exist in the transcription. Much of this has been resolved during the researching of the men but some errrors may still exist.

Extract from Pall Mall Gazette - Tuesday 6 September 1921, page 5 and Westminster Gazette - Tuesday 6 September 1921, page 2:

CHINGFORD WAR MEMORIAL

Lord Lambourne has promised to unveil the Chingford War Memorial Cross, and the Bishop of Chelmsford will dedicate it on Saturday, September 24, at 3.30 p.m. The cross will record the names of all Chingford men who lost their lives in the war. A band and guard of honour will be provided by the 7th Battalion of the Essex Regiment.

Extract from East End News and London Shipping Chronicle - Tuesday 27 September 1921, page 3:

Lord Lambourne, Lord Lieutenant of Essex, unveiled a memorial cross on Saturday afternoon on the village green at Chingford, in memory of the men of the district who fell in the war. The cross was afterwards dedicated by the Bishop of Chelmsford, and subsequently Lord Lambourne opened a new United Services Men's Club for the town.

 
  Extract from Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 30 September 1921, page 7:

MEN OF THE FOREST.
Passing on the Torch.
Fine Chingford Memorial

The war memorial to men of Chingford who fell in the Great War has been erected on a piece of Forest land given by the Epping Forest Committee, and it commemorates the loss of 240 sons from the Forest district. It is in the form of a great Celtic cross, and is of unusual size and beauty. The work of a local designer, Mr. W. A. Lewis, it is composed of Cornish granite, and stands on double-stepped pedestal. Within sight of the beautiful Chingford Church, it faces green and woodland which would be the special memories young men whose names are engraved on the sides of the stone. The inscription reads: "In grateful remembrance of the men of Chingford who died in the service of their country in the Great War. 1914-1918. 'We are the dead . . . To you, from failing hands, we throw the torch; yours to hold it high.’" The arrangements for the memorial were made by a committee, with Mr. Harry Jones as chairman and Mr. H. Bartlett as hon. sec.

The memorial was formally unveiled and dedicated on Saturday, in the presence of a great assembly, by Lord Lambourne, Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, and the Bishop of Chelmsford. The ceremony began with a procession from the Parish Church to the memorial, led by the band of the Essex Regt. (T.F). The procession was composed of clergy, the Memorial Committee, Chingford Urban Council, ex-Service men, firemen, special constables, Boy Scouts, and relatives and friends of the fallen. At the memorial the hymn, “O God, our help ages past," was sung. The Rector of Chingford, the Rev. A. M. Batty, prayed, and the Rev. H. J. Gamble, Congregational minister, read a passage of Scripture.

LESSONS TO BE LEARNED.

Following the unveiling, Lord Lambourne said it was a matter of great pleasure to those who loved their county that in nearly every town and village in Essex there was a memorial cross on the road or green. That was not only a memorial to those who had died, but it was an emblem of our Christian religion. These men would have died in vain had not God directed our efforts and given us the victory over our enemies. We remembered how in the darkest days of the war a great religious feeling spread over the land —and we were saved. As these men had conquered the foreign enemy, so we had to conquer at home misery, suffering, poverty, and especially the want of religion in the land. If we asked God's help He would make this nation greater than any nation which ever lived.

The Bishop of Chelmsford, who dedicated Cross, said that great array of names had a great lesson for them all. Looking at what was going on in this country, it almost seemed as these men were saying, "We tried to save but you will not let us." To-day the people were running amok and seemed to have lost the greater ideals which animated them during the war. There was a spirit grabbing and grasping on the part of nearly every section of the community The spirit for which that Cross stood was the good of the community', and that should come home to everyone who looked at it. Alluding to the terrible unemployed problem, the Bishop said those who had fought for the country should be able to live in comfort and should not have the misery of unemployment at their door. He urged them to maintain the spirit and the ideals with which they fought the war. Let everyone take up the cross of doing something voluntarily for the common good and the glory of God.

The “Last Port” was sounded by the buglers, and the Bishop pronounced the blessing. Floral tributes placed at the foot the cross by relatives of the men formed a beautiful mass of flowers.

SERVICE MEN'S CLUB.

After the memorial ceremony Lord Lambourne formally opened the United Service Men's Club which has been erected at Chingford. This consists of an augmented Army hut, which has been converted into a commodious recreation hall and club for the ex-Service men of the district. It contains a reading-room, refreshment bar, and other essentials of a comfortable club.
Photographs Copyright © Steve Fifer 2008

IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THE
MEN OF CHINGFORD
WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF
THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR. 1914-1918

"WE ARE THE DEAD...
TO YOU FROM FAILING HANDS
WE THROW THE TORCH;
BE YOURS TO HOLD IT HIGH."

AND THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES 1939-1945

ROLL OF HONOUR

1914-1918

ABBOTT

Francis S J

Private G/48189, 17th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) transferred to 74417 (or 79417), 125th Company, Labour Corps. Died on service 18 December 1918. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 3.

ABBOTT

Phillips Montague Edwin

Private 7457, 2nd Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company (Infantry). Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted Armoury House, Finsbury, resident Chingford, Essex. Son of Percy E. and E. L. Abbott, of The Cottage, Sewardstonebury, Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAl, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1. Clerk at the Stock Exchange and listed on the Stock Exchange memorial.

ALLEN

I

No further information currently available

ALLKINS

Thomas Bulpitt

Private 97512, "N" Company, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died in United Kingdom 18 April 1917. Born Battersea, London, resident South Chingford, enlisted Fishguard. Buried in BLACKPOOL (LAYTON) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Plot/Row/Section/Area T. Grave 53.

ALLPASS

Esmond Theodore

Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Deryshire Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 21 August 1915. Born 9 October 1894. Baptised 9 November 1894 in Walthamstow, St Peter in the Forest, Essex. Son of Henry Alfred and Alice Mary Allpass, resident Peveril Hempstead Road, Walthamstow; brother of Esmond Theodore Allpass (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Walthamstow, Essex, son of Henry A (Clergyman & schoolmaster) and Alice M Allpass, resident 7, Hempstead Road, Walthamstow, West Ham, London & Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Walthamstow, Essex, a Commercial Clerk, visiting William Francis Spivey at 12 Merton Road, Walthamstow, London & Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 151 to 153.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1916:

ALLPASS Esmond Theodore of Heydor Emlebury-road Chingford Essex died 21 August 1915 at Gallipoli on active service Administration (with Will) London 18 April to Alice Mary Allpass widow. Effects £84 9s. 4d.

ALLPASS

Henry Blythe King

Second Lieutenant Henry Blythe King Allpass
IWM (HU 112787)
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion (Territorial), Essex Regiment attached tp 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Son of Henry Alfred and Alice Mary Allpass, resident Peveril Hempstead Road, Walthamstow; brother of Esmond Theodore Allpass (above). Educated Exeter College, Oxford University. Matriculated 1911. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Walthamstow, Essex, son of Henry A (Clergyman & schoolmaster) and Alice M Allpass, resident 7, Hempstead Road, Walthamstow, West Ham, London & Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Walthamstow, Essex, a Boarder in school house, resident Chigwell School, Woodford Green, Chigwell, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D. Also commemorated on Bradleys Staff Plaque WW1, Chester, Cheshire and St Bees School (Old St Beghian's WW1) Memorial, St Bee's Cumbria and Exeter College WW1, Oxford, Oxfordshire.

Extract from Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 15 June 1917, page 5, Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 15 June 1917, page 3, and Essex Newsman - Saturday 16 June 1917, page 2:

Sec.-Lt. Henry Blythe King Allpass, Essex Regt., reported missing since Sept. 16 last, now presumed killed, was the eldest son of the Rev. H. A. Allpass and Mrs. Allpass, of Chingford. He was born in 1893 and was an old Chigwellian. He entered the teaching profession and was appointed senior modern language master at St. Bees School. His second brother, Lt. E. T. Allpass, was killed in Gallipoli.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

ALLPASS Henry Blyth King of Heydor Endlebury-road Chingford Essex second-lieutenant 4th battalion Essex regiment died on or since 16 September 1916 in France on active service Probate London z8 August to Alice Mary Allpass widow.
Effects £61 0s. 6d.

ALVIN

Sydney

Lance Corporal 320820, 2nd/6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 30 October 1917. Aged 29. Resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted London E.C. Son of Henry Edward and Emily Alvin, of 34, Scholar's Rd., Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 150. See also Liverpool Street Station, London.

Mentioned in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Monday 24 December 1917, page 25.

ANTHONY

Alfred

Lance Corporal 11412, 6th Battalion, Duke Of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 2 July 1916. Born Chingford Hatch, Essex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A.

ANTHONY

William

[Surname spelt ANTHONEY on SDGW] Guardsman 13737, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 29 October 1914. Born Chingford, Essex, enlisted Stratford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9.

ARCHER

James William

Private G/34263, 17th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 28 April 1917. Born Huntingdon, resident Chingford, Essex, enlist Walthamstow, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

Mentioned in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 22 June 1917, page 3, the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 21 September 1917, page 6, Gloucester Journal - Saturday 22 September 1917, and the Essex Newsman - Saturday 22 September 1917, page 1.

ARNOLD

Arthur Edwin

Ordinary Seaman J/22237(PO), H.M.S. "Albemarle," Royal Navy. Died on board Hospital Ship "Plassy" from abdominal injury sustained on board H.M.S. "Albemarle" during a storm 7 November 1915. Born 7 February 1895 in Guernsey. Son of Elizabeth Arnold, of Willow Dono, 48, Old Church Hill, Chingford Mount, London [sic - s/b Essex]. Gardener by trade. Enlisted 7 February 1913 for 12 years, height 5 feet 2½ inches, chest 34¼ inches, dark brown hair. blue eyes. fresh complexion. Buried in OSMONDWALL CEMETERY, Orkney. Row C. Grave 52.

ARNOLD

James

Stoker 2nd Class K/39076 (Ch), H.M.S. "Foyle," Royal Navy. Lost when H.M.S. "Foyle" was sunk by a mine 15 March 1917. Born 16 October 1888 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Husband of Ada L. Arnold, of 5, Clark's Cottages, Chingford Hatch, Essex. Enlisted 20 December 1916 for duration of hostilities, a Labourer by trade, height 5 feet 4 inches, chest 35 inches, har reddsih brown, hazel eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 24.

ASHMAN

Louis William

Corporal G/29922, 5th, 21st Battalion, Duke of Camrodge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Born 1886 in Stoke newington, Middlesex. Husband of Rachel Esther (nee Taylor) Ashman, of 26, Ainslie Wood Road, Chingford, married 27 June 1914 in Hackney Registration Office, London. Attested 10 December 1915 in London, aged 29 years 10 months, married a Commercial Traveller, resident 32, Mount Avenue, Chingford, height 5 feet 5½ inches, weight 130 lbs, chest 34-37 inches. Served in France 13 September 1916 to 16 July 1917 and 10 January 1918 to 26 January 1918. Wounded with mild shot wounds to testicles. Discharged under Para 392 (xixa), King's Regulations, for the benefit of the public service for the puepose of being appointed to a Commission 2 February 1919. Transferred to Class Z Reserve 3 February 1919. In the Electoral Register for 1919 he was registered at 32 Mount Avenue, Chingford.

** Cannot find any death record for this man **

BALLS

William Arnold

Driver T/364705, Royal Army Service Corps formerly 205480, 45th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 1 November 1918. Aged 30. Born, resident and enlisted Chingford, Essex. Son of John and M. Balls, of Chingford, Essex; husband of Dora Balls (nee Goldsworthy), of "Sunningdale," Berkeley Rd., Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Cremated and commemorated in WOODGRANGE PARK CEMETERY, EAST HAM, Essex. Screen Wall. 11. 11835.

BARNES

Charles

Private 40145, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 1 May 1917. Resident Chingford, Essex, enlist Walthamstow, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAl, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

BARTLETT

Harold Edgar

Private 40069, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born Clapton, enlisted Warley. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

Mention in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 7 September 1917, page 3, as E H Bartlett.

BATEMAN

A

No further information currently available. In the 1911 census there was an Alwyn Bateman, aged 13, born Guernsey, a scholar, grandson of Joseph and Elizabeth Arnold, resident 48, Old Church Hill, Chingford, Essex.

BAYES

Ernest [William]

Gunner 86503, 5th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery. Killed in action by a shell 13 October 1915. Aged 23. Born 28 June 1892 in Walthamstow, Essex. Baptised 24 July 1892 in Walthamstow, Essex. Son of James and Anna Maria Bayes, of Walthamstow, Essex; brother of Sidney T Bayes, of 3, Shernall Street, Walthamstow. Clerk by trade. Single. Previously served 2½ years in Artillery and 2½ years in 105th Regiment. Attested 26 October 1914 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, aged 22 years 4 months, height 6 feet, weight 175 lbs, chest 36½-39½ inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Landed Plymouth, Devon, aboard S.S. "Metegama" 18 August 1915. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Walthamstow, Essex, son of James Bayes (a widower), resident 23, Whitmore Road, Shoreditch, London & Middlesex. Buried in SHORNCLIFFE MILITARY CEMETERY, Kent. Plot/Row/Section/Area O. Grave 305. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 522 - 53

Note: There are only two E BAYES on CWGC records and although a link to Chingford cannot be established this would be the most likely.

BEAGLE

John [Henry]

Private 2685, 3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 28 November 1915. Resident Walthamstow, enlisted Edward Street. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 197 to 198.

BEATY

Thomas Hilton

Private G/40041, 12th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) formerly 1817, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born Forest Gate, Essex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted St. Paul's, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAl, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

BEECHING

Douglas Hampden

Private 511770, 1/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 20. Resident Chingford, enlisted London. Son of Walter and Clara Maude Beeching, of "Home", Connaught Avenue, Chingford, London. His brother H.W Beeching also fell [see below]. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C and 13 C.

BEECHING

Howard Walter

Rifleman 318210, 5th Battalion (London Rifle Brigade), London Regiment formerly 4478, 12th Battalion, London Regiment. Died on service 12 September 1918. Aged 28. Resident Chingford, enlisted London. Son of Walter and Clara Maude Beeching, of "Home," Connaught Avenue, Chingford, London. His brother Douglas Hampden Beeching also fell [see above]. Buried in BERLAIMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 5.

Mentioned in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 28 May 1918, page 25, and in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 19 November 1918, page 37.

BELLERBY

Herbert

Serjeant 17018, 27th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Shot down by Manfred von Richthofen (Red Baron) and killed in action flying in a Martynside over France 23 September 1916. Aged 28. Son of Mary Eleanor Bellerby, of 49, Warren Rd., Chingford, Essex, and the late Henry Thomas Bellerby. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

Mentioned in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 6 July 1917, page 3, as K Bellerby..

BLACKMAN

Walter Harold

Private 56768, 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 1 June 1918. Born Portsmouth, Hampshire. resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Warley, Essex. Buried in MARTINSART BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 8.

BOURNE, MC

Leonard Cecil

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 14 August 1917. Aged 29. Son of Charles Bourne, of 22, Queen's Grove Rd., Chingford, London, and the late Margaret Mary Bourne. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.)[London Gazette 30308/26 September 1917 and 30466/9 January 1918 (C)]. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 4.

Extract from London Gazette 9 January 1918, Military Cross Citation:

T./2nd Lt. (A./Capt.) Leonard Cecil Bourne, R. Fus.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when commanding his company during the consolidation of a new position. Although severely wounded in the foot and leg, he continued to supervise and issue orders until the work was completed, setting a fine example of pluck and determination.

BRAIDWOOD

William

Private 12326, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Death recorded in the October to December Quarter 1918 in Epping Registration District, Essex. Aged 39. Enlisted 31 August 1914, discharged 22 June 1916 due to wounds Para 392 (xvi) King's Regulation, awarded Silver Badge No. 16512 30 October 1916. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Walthamstow, Essex, a Window cleaner, married to Annie with one daughter and two sons, resident 7, Ainslie Terrace, Chingford Road, Chingford, Essex.

BRIGHT

Walter James

Private 41317, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Born Swardstonebury, Essex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Epping, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAl, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4.

Mentioned in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 7 May 1918, page 20.

BROOKE, MC

Thomas Wickham

Captain Thomas Wickham Brooke
IWM (HU 114407)
Captain, 6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles), London Regiment attached from Inns of Court Officers Training Corps. Died of wounds 30 November 1917. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Clapton, Middlesexd, son of Thomas R and Calara A Brooke, resident "Ruane", Falmouth Avenue, Walthamstow, West Ham, London & Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Clapton, London, at school, son of Thomas Robinson Brooke and Clara Alice Brooke, resident 12, Warren Road, Chingford, Essex. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) [London Gazette 29824/14 November 1916(C)]. Buried in HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 11.

Extract from London Gazette 16 November 1916, page 2071, Military Cross Citation

2nd Lt. (temp. Capt.) Thomas Wickham Brooke, Lond. R.

For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his company with great coolness and ability during the attack. He rallied his men, displaying great bravery and devotion to duty under very heavy fire. He set a fine example to his men.

Extract from Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 14 December 1917, page 3:

Capt. Thomas Wickham Brooke, London Regiment, killed in action Nov. 30, was the elder eon of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Brooke, of Sewardstone Bury, near Chingford. Born in July, 1896, he was educated at Forest School, and matriculated at the London University in 1913, proceeding afterwards to Germany to complete his studies. In the first week of September, 1911, he joined the Public Schools Battalion, being transferred to the Inns of Court O.T.C. and gazetted to the London Regiment in March, 1915. He spent his 19th and 20th birthdays in France. On Sept 15, 1916, when he won the Military Cross for his fearless leadership, he was the only unwounded officer left of his battalion at the end of the attack. He was wounded two days later, and was in England recovering from his wounds until July, 1917, when he rejoined his battalion in France. The senior divisional chaplain, in writing of his death, says:—"Your son was wounded and sent to the dressing station, but having had his wounds dressed and hearing that another counter-attack was impending, insisted upon returning to his company, and was killed while leading his men to the attack. . . . He was one of the finest boys I have ever met even out here. The men adored him, and rightly so." His commanding officer, in deploring his loss as that of "a great personal friend," wrote: —"But he was a great friend of the regiment, as he was an excellent officer, a brave man, and an English gentleman of the best sort."

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1918:

BROOKE Thomas 'Wickham of Moorlands Sewardstone Bury near Chingford Essex M.C. captain H.M. Army died 3o November 1917 in France on active service Administration London 8 July to Thomas Robinson Brooke celluloid manufacturer.
Effects £212 4s. 4d.

BROOKS

Alfred James

Private 300347, "D" Company, 1/7th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 20 July 1917. Aged 21. Born Enfield, Middlesex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXII. Row D. Grave 10.

Extract from Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 17 August 1917, page 3, and the Essex Newsman - Saturday 18 August 1917, page 2:

Pt. A. J. Brooks, the Essex Regt., was killed action July 27. He was the second son of Mr. James Brooks, of Ferncliff, Westward Road, South Chingford, who has another son serving in the same regiment.

BROWN

George Samuel

[Listed as BROWNE on SDGW] Lance Corporal 433, 4th Company, Guards Machine Gun Regiment formerly 10593, Coldstream Guards. Died on service 18 February 1918. Aged 21. Born Buckhurst Hill, Essex, resident Highlaver, Ongar, Essex, enlisted Stratford, Essex. Son of John and Emily Brown, of 107, Princes Rd., Buckhurst Hill, Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born High Laver, Essex, son of John and Emily Brown, resident Sunnyside Lodge, Kings Head Hill, Chingford, Essex. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, Franc e. Plot XXXI. Row G. Grave 35A.

BROWN

George

Private 21171, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 22 October 1917. Born and resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Epping, Essex. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XLI. Row A. Grave 19.

BRUCE

A

No further information currently available

BUTLER

A J

probably Alec John BUTLER, Private 5498, 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Died of wounds 25 September 1916. Born Loughton, enlisted London. Husband of Annie (nee Luck) Butler, of 39, Smart's Lane, Loughton, Essex, married July to September Quarter 1915 in West Ham Registration District, Essex. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot B. Row 23. Grave 54.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1916:

BUTLER Alec John of 39 Smart's-lane Loughton Essex private 1/14th battalion London regiment died 25 September 1916 in France on active service Administration London 19 December to Annie Butler widow.
Effects £167 19s. 2d.

BUTLER

Gordon A

Private 6/563, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 7 March 1917. Born Buckhurst Hill, Essex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted St. Paul's Churchyard, Middlesex. Buried in CHARLEROI COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Row U. Grave 9.

Mentioned in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 30 March 1917, page 5, as "Killed" and in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 27 August 1918, pge 12.

CABLE

M

possibly Mark CABLE. Private SPTS/1942, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 14 November 1916. Resident Straford, Essex, enlisted Toothill, Ongar, Essex. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Plaistow, Essex, boarding with his mother, Emma Cable 9a widow) at 5, West Street, Walthamstow, West Ham, London & Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Plaistow, Essex, a Labourer on houses, son of Emma Cable. resident 41, Berwick Lane, S R Ongar, Stanford Rivers, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

CANDY

Frederick William

Private 201769, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 14 May 1918. Born Cambridge, resident South Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Buried in VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row Aa. Grave 6.

Mention in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 25 June 1918, page 29 and in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 4 October 1918, page 3.

CANFIELD

Sidney Frederick

Private 28751, 7th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 2970, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds in Italy 20 August 1918. Aged 23. Born Woking, Surrey, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Woodford, Essex. Son of Alfred and Annie Canfield, of 5, Granville Terrace, Granville Rd., South Woodford, Essex. Born at Chingford. Buried in CREMONA TOWN CEMETERY, Italy. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 2.

Mentioned in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 27 September 1918, page 3 - listed as CAUFIELD.

CANN

Frederick E

Private 326120, 14th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds 29 September 1918. Born and enlisted Walthamstow, Essex, resident Chingford, Essex. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-V laanderen, Belgium. Plot XXV. Row K. Grave 24A.

Mentioned in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 5 November 1918, page 34.

CETTI

George Victor

Private 235317, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 30 November 1917. Resident Walthamstow, London, enlisted Hounslow, London. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 6.

CHALLERTON

H F

No further information currently available

CHALLIS

Frederick [Charles]

Gunner 71677, 25th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 20 September 1914 [29 September 1914 SDGW]. Born Tottenham, enlisted Stratford, Essex. Son of William and Maud Challis, resident 32 Chivers Road, New Road, Chingford, Essex; older brother William Challis (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Tottenham, Middlesex, son of William J and Maud M Challis, resident 69, Clarence Road, Walthamstow, West Ham, London & Essex. Attested 6 January 1913 at Stratford, Essex, aged 18 years 6 months, a Nurseryman, single, joined unit, 114th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, at Colchester 6 January 1913. Height 5 feet 6 inches, weight 121lbs, chest 31½-35½ inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Served in France 18 August 1914 until his death 20 September 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 1, page 75:

CHALLIS, FREDERICK CHARLES, Gunner, No. 71677, 114th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, yst. s. of William Isaac Challis, of 212, Fulbourne Road, Forest Road, Walthamstow, House Decorator, by his wife, Maude Mary, dau. of William Holloway, of Harefield Road, Uxbridge; b. Tottenham, 3 March, 1894; educ. St. Andrew's Road Board School, Higham Hill, Walthamstow; joined the 3rd Battn. Lincolnshire Regt. in March, 1911; transferred to the Royal Field Artillery, with which he proceeded to the Front on the outbreak of war; took part in the Battles of Mons and the Marne, and was killed in action at the Aisne while going to the assistance of his superior officer, who had been seriously wounded, 20 Sept. 1914. Buried above the village of Paissy Soissons; unm. His elder brother is now (1916) serving in Egypt

CHALLIS

William [Robert]

Acting Bombardier 63208, Royal Field Artillery. Died on service in the Balkans 30 June 1916. Born Tottenham, enlisted Stratford, Essex. Son of William and Maud Challis, resident 32 Chivers Road, New Road, Chingford, Essex; older brother of Frederick Charles Challis (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Tottenham, Middlesex, son of William J and Maud M Challis, resident 69, Clarence Road, Walthamstow, West Ham, London & Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 3 and 60.

CHASE

Frederick William

Private 49729, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 19. Born Clapton, resident Chingford, enlisted London. Son of Frederick James and Mary Elizabeth Chase, of 32, Leonard Rd., South Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

COCKETT

Ernest St Clair

Private 250666, 1st/6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry formerly 27009, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 14 April 1918. Born Walthamstow, Essex, resident Chingford Mount, Essex, enlisted Portsmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut,Belgium. Panel 8 and 9.

Mentioned in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 15 June 1917, page 3.

COOK

William [Cecil]

Lance Corporal 43469, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment fortmerly 2509, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 10 August 1917. Born Waltham Abbey, Essex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Addenda Panel 57.

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COX

Henry Phillip

Private 43054, 1/8th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment) formerly G/11880, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 27 September 1918. Aged 22. Born, resident and enlisted Chingford, Essex. Son of Mrs. Louisa F. Cox, of 30, Willow St., Chingford, Essex. Buried in CHAPEL CORNER CEMETERY, SAUCHY-LESTREE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 15/16.

Mentioned in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 1 November 1918, page 3, and in Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 5 November 1918, page 19.

CROSS

Thomas Kingston

Sub-Lieutenant, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died at 42nd Casulaty Clearing Station 24 April 1917 of wounds received in action 23 April 1917. Aged 27. Born 1 January 1890. Son of the Rev. Thomas and Emily Mirfin Cross, of Chingford, Essex; husband of Ellen Eva Cross, of "Adelphi," South Avenue, Southchurch, Southend-on-Sea. Religious denomination Church of England. Joined Hood Battalion 5 December 1916. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 10.

CROSS

William Charles

Sergeant 15655, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 29 October 1917. Aged 27. Born Wormley, Hertfordshire, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Son of Fuller and Mary Ann Goss, of Wormley, Herts; husband of Fanny Julia Smith (formerly Cross), of High Road, Wormley, Herts. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row I. Grave 88.

CULPIN

Albert Edward

Private 2316, 7th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 27 September 1915. Aged 25. Born and resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Sun Street, London. Son of Clara Culpin, of 61 Victoria Rd Essex, and the late Thomas Culpin. Buried in NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 2.

CUMBERS

Francis Henry

Sergeant 6425, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 13 May 1915. Born Hornchurch, Essex, resident Romford, enlisted Warley, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39.

CUNDALL

Stanley

Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 21st April 1918. Aged 26. Formerly Private SK/046, 10th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Son of Joseph Cundall, of Chingford, Essex; husband of Florence Beatrice Craig (formerly Cundall), of 28, Carlton Mansions, Park Rd., Crouch End, London. Buried in KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row A. Grave 8. Clerk at the Stock Exchange and listed on the Stock Exchange memorial..

DAVIES

Rees John

Gunner 157793, "A" Battery, 87th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 21 May 1917. Aged 21. Born Leyton, Essex, enlisted London, E.C. Son of Thomas Edward and Ada Anne Davies, of "Dursleigh," Eglington Rd., Chingford, Essex. His brother Thomas Edward Davies also fell (see below). Buried in KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 15.

DAVIES

Thomas Edward

Driver 2217, Essex Brigade Company, East Anglian Division Train, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on service in United Kingdom 17 January 1916. Resident Chingford, enlisted Walthamstow. Son of Thomas Edward Davies, of 4, Eglington Rd., Chingford. His brother R.J. Davies also fell (see above). Buried in CHINGFORD MOUNT CEMETERY, Essex. Grave reference C.R. 2024.

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DAVY

Arthur Henry

Private 11645, 1st Battalion., Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 5 July 1915. Born and enlisted Walthamstow, Essex, resident South Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30.

DAWSON

Douglas

Rifleman 3091, 12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers), London Regiment. Killed in action 5 May 1915. Resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54.

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DEIONE

Alfred Stewart

Private 26855, "A" Company, 5th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) formerly 23182, Essex Regiment. Died on service in Germany, a Prisoner of War at Langensalza Prison Camp, Saxony, died in Ohrdruf Prisoner of War Hospital, south of Gotha, in Thuringia, Germany, 1.30p.m. 30 October 1918 (became a Concentration Camp in World War 2). Aged 22. Born 25 September 1895 in Hackney, enlisted Hackney. Son of Frederick James and Eleanor Deione, of "Balmoral," Hall Lane, South Chingford, London. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Hackney, London, a Farmer's son working on farm, son of Frederick James and Eleanor Deione, resident Buckwins, Buttsbury, Billericay, Essex. Attested 6 December 1915 at St. Pancras, aged 19, Bresident 73, Old Church Hill, South Chingford, single, a Checker by trade, height 5 feet 4½ inches, weight 129 lbs, chest 32½-35 inches, religious denomination Church of England. Previously wounded 12 May 1917 when shot wounds perforated his abdomen severely admitted to 130 Field Ambulance, then 46 Casualty Clearing Station then 14 general Hospital. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL, Hessen, Germany Plot IV. Row F. Grave 17.

Mentioned in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 8 June 1917, page 6.

DEVERELL

George Clark

Corporal 723, Essex Yeomanry. Died of wounds 25 June 1915. Aged 22. Born Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, resident Shepperton, enlisted Waltham Abbey. Son of Thomas Clark Deverell and Jane Deverell, of Charlton Court, Shepperton, Middlesex. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Australia, a scholar, nephew of Henry George and Hannah Catherine Deverell, resident 12, Windsor Street, Edinburgh, St Andrew, Midlothian, Scotland. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born briston (sic - s/b Brisbane), Australia, Civil Engineer pupil with his father, son of Thomas and Jane Deverell, resident Heydor, Endlebury Road, Chingford, Essex. Buried in LES GONARDS CEMETERY, VERSAILLES, Yvelines, France. Row A. Grave 6.

DEVITT

Edgar

Private 4230, 23rd Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action at Ploegsteert Wood 22 March 1918. Aged 21. Born Ilford, Essex. Son of Thomas and Rosa Devitt, of The Homestead, Westward Rd., South Chingford, Essex. Resident Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Dairyman by trade. Educated New Road School, South Chingford, Essex. Emigrated aged 18. Cousin of James Devitt (Australian Infantry) who was gassed near Albert in the Spring of 1918 and subsequently died in hospital at Rouen. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 19. Australian Circular

DINSDALE

Herbert

Rifleman 4701, 6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles), London Regiment. Died of wounds 19 September 1916. Aged 18. Resident South Chingford, Essex, enlisted London. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dinsdale, of 25, Ainslie Rd., South Chingford, Essex. Buried in ST. PIERRE CEMETERY, AMIENS, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 3.

DONAGHY

Robert Andrews

[Listed as Robert Andrew Donaghy on CWGC] Second Lieutenant, North Riding Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 28 May 1918. Husband of Alethea Mary (nee Cottam) Donaghy, married July to September Quarter 1911 in Edmonton Registration Disctrict, Middlesex. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Dalston, Middlesex, son of Robert K and Louisa J Donaghy, resident 53, Narford Road, Hackney, London & Middlesex. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Dalston, Middlesex, a Produce broker's manager, boarding at 30 Lordsmead Road, Tottenham, Middlesex. Gazetted Second Lieutenant London Gazette 11 April 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1918:

DONAGHY Robert Andrews of Lynton Douglas-road Chingford Essex second-lieutenant R.G.A. died 28 May 1918 in France Probate London 19 July to Aleathea Mary Donaghy widow.
Effects £245 4s. 9d.

DRAKEFORD

Francis Norton

Private 14433, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 29 September 1915. Aged 20. Born Leyton, London, resident Mitcham, Surrey, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Baptised 14 July 1895 in Leytonstone, St Columba, Essex, resident 29 Cheneys Road, Leytonstone. Son of Henry William and Elizabeth Hannah Drakeford, of 7, Eveline Villas, London Road, Mitcham, Surrey. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Leytonstone, Essex, son of Henry W and Elizabeth H Drakeford, resident 2, Claude Road, Denver Terrace, Leyton, Low Leyton, West Ham, London & Essex. Buried in LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 34.

DRURY

Louis John

Gunner 147756, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 12 August 1917. Born Hackney, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted St. Swithin's Lane, Middlesex. Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row Q. Grave 28.

Mentioned in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 21 September 1917, page 3.

DUCK

Stephen

Private 44022, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment formerly 44424, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died on service as a Prisoner of War 10 November 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Romford, Essex. Son of Henry I. and Annie I. Duck, of 39, Station Rd., Chingford, Essex. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL, Hessen, Germany. Plot VIII. Row G. Grave 17.

Mentioned in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 1 October 1918, page 5.

DUTTON

Frederick Ernest Youdell

Pioneer 316743, 50th (Northumbrian) Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers formerly 177976, Royal Field Artillery. Died on service as a Prisoner of War 24 September 1918. Aged 19. Born Upper Clapton, Middlesex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Epping, Essex. Son of George James and Catherine Elizabeth Dutton, of 9, Warren Rd., Chingford, Essex. Creamted and interred at WORMS (HOCHHEIM HILL) CEMETERY, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. Screen Wall.

Mention in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 19 July 1918, page 3.

DYER

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possibly Charles DYER, Private 41152, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment formerly 6553, London Regiment. Died of sickness in United Kingdom 25 December 1916. Born Bethnal Green, Middlesex, resident and enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Buried in North-East part of WALTHAMSTOW (ST. PETER IN THE FOREST) CHURCHYARD, Essex.

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EDE

Albert [Edward]

Private 7241, 1st Battalion., Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 August 1914. Born Sewardstone, Essex [listed as Stewardstone on SDGW], enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

EDWARDS

Frederick

Gunner 87862, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 24 August 1918. Aged 33. Born and resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted London. Husband of R. Edwards, of 7, Bateman Rd., South Chingford, London. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 3.

Mentioned in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 27 September 1918, page 3.

EMBERSON

Harry

Private 26578, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 12 June 1917. Aged 36. Native of Chingford, London, enlisted Epping, Essex. Son of Mark and Emma Emberson, of Norsey Rd., Billericay, Essex. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row H. Grave 30.

FISHER

William Henry

Private 5176, 8th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 1 September 1919. Aged 22. Son of Mrs. Clara Fisher, of 52, Leonard Rd., Chingford, Essex. Buried Ust-Vaga Burial Ground, commemorated on ARCHANGEL ALLIED CEMETERY, Russian Federation (North). Special Memorial B41.

FLETCHER

Richard William [Roby]

Private G/849, 17th Battalion, Duke Of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 30 July 1916. Aged 18. Born Highgate, Middlesex, resident Walthamstow, Essex, enlisted Kingsway, Middlesex. Son of Richard Arthur and Margaret Fletcher, of 58, Bateman Road, London. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Hickling, Highbury, at school, son of Richard Arthur and Amy Eliza Fletcher, resident 58, Bateman Road, Chingford, Essex. Buried in CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row H. Grave 10.

FLUCKER

John Wilson

Private 5518, Army Cyclist Corps formerly 10102, Royal Scots and 43314, Leicestershire Regiment [listed as the later on SDGW and CWGC]. Killed in action 14 April 1918. Born and resident Newhaven, Midlothian, Scotland, enlisted Edinburgh. Resident 25, Willow Street, Chingford, Essex. Son of David Flucker. Married Florence Ellen Porter 13 January 1918 in Chingford, Ss Peter & Paul, aged 29. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 to 51.

FLUCKER

Thomas

Able Seaman 213727 (CH), H.M.S. "Pathfinder," Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 5 September 1914. Born 25 January 1885 in Leith, Midlothian. Wife resident at 7, Stanley Rd., Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 2.

FOORD

Archibald James

Corporal 2360, 27th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action at Messines, France, 4 July 1916. Aged 35. Born Hackney, London. Son of F. William and Annie Elizabeth Foord. Resident Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Employed as a Motor Driver and Shipping Driver. Emigrated 1908 but in the 1911 census he was aged 29, born Hackney, London, a Clerk, visiting, with his sister Ida Lilian Foord, at Elm Villa, 25, Westward Road, Chingford, Essex. His sister Ida Lillian (nee Foord) Thacker was residet 12 Boffa Street, Adelaide, South Australia. Buried in LA PLUS DOUVE FARM CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 7. Australian Circular.

FORDHAM

Reginald Frederick

Second Lieutenant Acting Captain, 5th Battalion (Territorial), Essex Regiment attached to 145th Trench Mortar Battery formerly Private, Inns of Court Officers Training Corps. Killed in action 5 November 1917. Aged 29. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs F. G. Fordham, of Chingford, Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Ealing, Middlesex, a Clerk, son of Frederick George and Mary Amelia Fordham, resident 14, Warren Road, Chingford, Essex. Gazetted 10 October 1915. Buried in THELUS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 1.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

FORDHAM Reginald Frederick of 2 Park Hill-road Chingford Essex lieutenant 5th Essex regiment died 5 November 1917 in France Administration London 15 December to Frederick George Fordham director. Effects £877 5s. 3d.

FORSTER

William Richard

Driver 46713, 76th Battery, 10th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died on service in the Balkans 31 January 1916. Born 3 November 1885 in Chingford, Essex, enlisted Stratford, London E. Baptised 6 December 1885 in Chingford, Ss Peter & Paul, Essex, resident Chingford, Essex, son of Henry James and Jane Forster. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Chingford, Essex, son of Henry J and Jane Forster, resident Chingford Hatch, Chingford, Epping, Essex. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Chingford, Essex, son of Henry James and Jane Forster, resident The Hatch, Chingford, Epping, Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Chingford, Essex, single, Driver serving with 76th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, billetted in Kirkee, India. Buried in KUT WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Section O. Grave 7.

FOSTER

Frederick Arthur Woodland

Private 24606, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 August 1916. Born Gloucester, enlisted Warley, Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Walthamstow, Essex,a Railway Clerk, married to Rachel, resident Suffield Cottages, New Road, Chingford Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

FRANKLIN

Albert Edward

Private 161028, 31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 9 November 1916. Aged 25. Son of Alfred William and Ann Sarah Franklin, of 34, "Aintree," Ainslie Wood Rd., South Chingford, Essex. Born Walthamstow, Essex, 9 July 1891. Bank Accountant by trade. Single. Attested 11 October 1915 at Bassano, Alberta, Canada, aged 23 years 3 months, height 5 feet 7 inches, weight 137 lbs, chest 33-36 inches, dark compleion, bue eyes, light brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Sailed from Halifax on the "Empress of Britain" 20 May 1916, arrived in England 29 May 1916, taken onstrength at Shornecliffe 18 July 1916, proceeded oversea to Havre 27 September 1916, taken on 31st Battalion strength 28 September 1916. Buried in BOIS-DE-NOULETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, AIX-NOULETTE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 9. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3268 - 41

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FURZE

James Edward

Private GSMX/657, 11th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 10 April 1917. Aged 23. Born St Buryan, Penzance, Cornwall, enlisted Ponders End, Middlesex. Son of John Thomas and Jane Trembath Furze, He had 5 older brothers, John Charles (resident 110 Old Church Hill, Chingford, Essex), George Thomas, William James, Richard Carn and Bertie and one younger brother, Stanley (see below), all later resident Chingford Road, North Walthamstow. Attested at Ponders End 18 August 1914, aged 20 years 1 month, employed as a Footman, single, height 5 feet 7¼ inches, weight 129 lbs, chest 30½ - 34 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Joined his unit 19 August 1914. Served in France from 31 May 1915 until his death 10 April 1917. In Colchester Hospitalm with pneumonia 2 to 23 September 1914 and in Shorncliffe Hospital 25 February to 11 March 1916 with Plurisy. Wounded by shell left knee 3 July 1916. No known grave. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born St Buryan, Cornwall. son of John T and Jane T Furze, resident Cherry Green, Westmill, Royston, Hertfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Cornwall, a Farm labourer, boarding with his brothers at Weatherly Farm, Low Street, Chingford, Essex. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

FURZE

Stanley

Private 35913, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died on service 17 June 1919. Aged 21. He had 6 older brothers, John Charles (resident 110 Old Church Hill, Chingford, Essex), George Thomas, William James, Richard Carn and Bertie and James Edward (see above), all later resident Chingford Road, North Walthamstow. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born St Buryan, Cornwall. son of John T and Jane T Furze, resident Cherry Green, Westmill, Royston, Hertfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Cornwall, a Errand boy, boarding with his brothers at Weatherly Farm, Low Street, Chingford, Essex. Buried in ISMAILIA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section C. Grave 35.

GALLANT

Charles Robert

Private 12340, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 9 April 1917. born Walthamstow, Essex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Stratford, Essex. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row P. Grave 23.

Mentioned in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 13 July 1917, page 3.

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GIBLIN

John Sidney James

Private 26287, "A" Company, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 22 April 1918. Aged 31. Born Walthamstow, Essex, enlisted Epping, Essex. Son of William and Rebecca Giblin; husband of Elizabeth Esther Giblin, of 31, Willow St., Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35.

Mentioned in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 8 June 1917, page 6, in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 10 December 1918, page 55, and in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 13 December 1918, page 2.

GILLESPIE

David Andrew

[Listed as Daird Andrew GILLESPIE on SDGW] Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds 24 January 1917. Aged 29. Son of William Thomas and Mary Gillespie, of Elmbank, Bowling, Glasgow; husband of Dora Elizabeth Mary (nee Eardley) Gillespie, of "Wingfield," Warren Rd., Chingford, Essex, married 7 August 1915 in Chingford, Ss Peter & Paul; the bride was resident 16 Warren Road, Chingford, he was a Second Lieutenant, 3rd Border Regiment, aged 28, resident Fort Darland, Chatham. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 58.

GLADDIS

Alfred Edward

Lance Corporal 3115, 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted London. Son of Arthur Charles and Florence Mary Gladdis, of 15, Newdigate St., Derby. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C and 9 D.

GLYNN

George Thomas

Private G/20874, 11th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 8 August 1916. Aged 33. Born Finsbury Park, Middlesex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Husband of S. H. Glynn, of 3, Clarke Cottages Chingford Hatch, Essex. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row K. Grave 13.

GODDARD

Fleming William

[Listed as Flemming on SDGW] Private 93537, 1st/2nd (Lowland) Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 27 May 1918. Aged 40. Resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Son of John and Mary Goddard; husband of Beth Goddard, of Loughton, Essex. Buried in ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row L. Grave 16.

GODLEY

Percy Alfred Thomas

Rifleman 473374, 12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers), London Regiment formerly 6387, 16th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 9 April 1917. Aged 19. Born Hackney, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted London. Son of Richard and Elizabeth Godley, of 9, Tilbury Rd., East Ham, London. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-VITASSE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 77.

Extract from Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 11 May 1917, page 5:

Rifleman P. A. T. Godley, London Regt., an old Monoux boy, only child of Mt. and Mrs. Richard Godley, of Westward Road, South Chingford, was killed in action on April 9.

GORDON

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probably Charles Arnold GORDON. Acting Bombardier 94622, "D" Battery. 123rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 23 October 1917. Born London, enlisted Stratford, Essex. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row O. Grave 12.

GOSLING

Lloyd George [James]

[Spelt GOSLIN on memorial] Lance Corporal 33241, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment formerly 30545, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Born Sidbury, Devon, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Warley, Essex. Son of Frederick George Pomeroy Gosling and Alice Gosling (nee Slade); husband of Elizabeth Louisa Gosling (nee Herring), of 1, Forest Drive East, Leytonstone, London, married 7 September 1912 at Walthamstow, St Michael & All Angels, Walthamstow, Essex. In the 1901 census he was aged 19, born Sidbury, Devon, a Ship broker's clerk, son of GFrederick G and Alice M M Gosling, resident 4, Pretoria Avenue, Walthamstow, West Ham, London & Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 29, born Sidbury, Devon, a Bank clerk, son of Frederick george and Alice Maud Gosling, resident Sidbury, The Avenue, Chingford, Essex. Buried in LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XX. Row A. Grave 24.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1925:

GOSLING Lloyd George James of Sidbury The Avenue Chingford Essex died 4 October 1917 in France Administration London 10 December to Elizabeth Louisa Gosling widow.
Effects £206 12s. 3d.

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GRISLEY

Edward Samuel

Private 5904, 4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment transferred to 201153, 243rd Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Died of Bronchial Pneumonia 20 November 1918; he had already suffered bronchitis and was in Military Hospital, Warley from 5 to 9 March 1917. Aged 27. Husband of Ethel (nee Kirby) Grisley, of 25, Sinclair Rd., South Chingford, London, married 25 December 1913 in Walthamstow, St John the Evangelist, Essex (Army records state 25 December 1915). His son Edward George Grisley fell in the 1939-1945 War. In the Electoral Registers of 1918 he was listed as resident 20, Ainslie Road West, South Chingford (most records give his address as 13, Ainslie Road). Enlisted 11 December 1915 at Walthamstow, resident 2, Richmond Villas, Chingford ERoad, Walthamstow, a Wood Working Machinist, married, chest 31-33½ inches. Buried in CAUDRY BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 10.

GRIST

William

Corporal 15862, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds in Malta 5 January 1916. Aged 24. Born Shoreditch, Middlesex, resident South Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Son of Victoria Grist, of 28, Westward Rd., South Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 146 to 151 or 229 to 233.

GROUT

Charles Henry

Private 40198, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment formerly 28697, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Born Tottenham, Middlesex, resident Bedfordshire Regiment, enlisted Warley, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

Mentioned in the Essex Newsman - Saturday 26 May 1917, page 1.

GUYMER

George Henry

Private 28624, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 13 November 1916. Aged 32. Born Colchester, resident and enlisted Hounslow. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Guymer, of Colchester; husband of Edith Mary Guymer, of 15, Willow St., Chingford. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2, Somme, France, Plot I. Row C. Grave 8.

HADLEY

John Samuel

Rifleman S/21377, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 10 October 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Mile End, Middlesex, enlisted Poplar, Middlesex. Son of John George and Elizabeth Mary Hadley, of 70, Old Church Hill, South Chingford, London (Essex). Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row I. Grave 47.

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HAMBLY

Sidney Valentine

Private 200360, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 24 April 1918. Aged 20. Born and resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Loughton, Essex. Son of Mrs. Alice Emma Watkins, of 51, Burton Rd., Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 85 to 87.

HARALL

Charles Albert Frank

Private 300346, 7th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 27 March 1917. Aged 23. Born Edmonton, Middlesex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Son of John and Jane Harrall, of 3, Hawkwood Villas, King's Head Hill, Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 32 to 38.

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HART

William Alfred

Private CH/19270, 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Assumed killed in action 27 September 1918. Aged 22. Born 18 January 1897 in Chingford, Essex.Baptised 7 March 1897 at Chingford, Ss Peter & Paul, Essex, son of Joseph, and Eliza Hart, resident Old Church Hill, Chingford, Essex. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Hart, of 5, Old Church Hill, South Chingford, Essex. Enlisted 18 October 1914 in London, a Farm Labourer, height 5 feet 4¾ inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Chingford, Essex, son of Joseph and Eliza Hart, resident Willmot Cottages, 3, Old Church Road, Chingford, Epping, Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Chingford, Essex, at home, son of Joseph and Eliza Hart, resident 5 Old Church Hill, Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1.

HARWOOD

Harry Richard

Private 27644, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 10 October 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Walthamstow, Essex, resident South Chingford, Essex. Son of Charles William and Eliza Miriam Harwood, of Burnham Rd., South Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 98 to 99.

Mentioned in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 20 November 1917, page 23.

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HENDERSON

John [James]

Private 2994, 1st/4th Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 22. Resident Tottenham, enlisted London. Son of Florence Henderson, of 22, Silverdale Rd., Higham's Park, Chingford, Essex, and the late John Henderson. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 132.

HERON

Andrew

Lieutenant, H.M.S. "Brilliant," Royal Naval Reserve. Died of heart disease at Royal Naval Hospital, Portland 18 September 1916. Son of Thoubron Heron (deceased); husband of Sarah (nee Brown) Heron, of 34, Warren Road, Chingford, Essex, married 3 July 1909 in Chingford, St Peter and St Paul, Essex. At the time of his marriage he was a Master Mariner, resident 95 Whitehall Road, Gateshead on Tyn aged 45e. Buried in CHINGFORD MOUNT CEMETERY, Essex, Grave reference D. 9. 3388

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

HERON Andrew of Tweeddale Warren-road Chingford Essex lieutenant R.N.R. died 18 September 1916 at the Royal Naval Hospital Portland Dorset Probate London 26 January to Sarah Heron widow. Effects £4030 13s. 7d.

Extract from Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 6 October 1916, page 7:

Lieut Andrew Heron, R.N.R. of Tweeddale, Warren Road, Chingford, died at the Royal Naval Hospital, Portland, while on active service. Deceased was 53.

HIORNS

William [Nelson]

Private 11525, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 26 September 1915. Born Eynsham, Oxon, resident Oxford, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Son of Frederick C. and Elizabeth A. Hiorns, of 40, Cowley Rd., Oxford. In the 1901 census he was agede 7, born Eynsham, Oxfordshire, grandson of Charles Hiorns (a widower), son of Frederick and Elizabeth Hiorns, resident Newland Street, Eynsham, Witney, Oxfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Eynsham, Oxfordshire, a Butcher's Assistant. boarding at 7 Connaught Road, Chingford, Essex. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 1.

HOBBS

Arthur Jack

Private 42728, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment formerly M/333335, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 1 September 1918. Aged 19. Born Waltham Abbey, Essex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Epping, Essex. Son of Charles and Rose Hobbs, of 1, Albion Terrace, Sewardstone, Chingford, Essex. Buried in DURY CRUCIFIX CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row K. Grave 16.

HOLMES, MiD

Ernest Edgar

Sergeant 75443, 4th Battalion, Tank Corps formerly 11580, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 8 August 1918. Aged 21. Born Islington, Middlesex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Son of Alfred W. R. and Ellen L. Holmes, of Rose Villa, Hall Lane, Chingford, Essex. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 11.

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HOOPER

Walter Henry

Sapper 1062, 1st (London) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died on service 8 March 1916. Aged 43. Born Hackney, Middlesex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted London. Husband of Alice Hooper, of 51, Royston Avenue, South Chingford, London (Essex). Buried in POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 28.

JARVIS

Frederick Thomas

Rifleman 301937 (formerly 2974), 1st/5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade), London Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 19. Born Barnsbury, resident Chingford, enlisted London. Son of Thomas and Annie Louisa Jarvis, of 5, Pretoria Rd., Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D.

JONES

Alfred Edward

Private 45031, 7th/8th Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) formerly 20715, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12 January 1917. Born Haggerston, Essex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Buried in PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 9.

Mention in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 25 September 1917, page 26.

JONES

Hugh Pryce

Quartermaster, S.S. "Nyanza" (Greenock), Mercantile Marine. Died 9 December 1917. Aged 61. Born at Dolgelly. Son of the late Owen Jones; husband of Jane Elizabeth (nee Law) Jones, of 14, Queen's Grove Rd., Chingford, Essex, married 30 April 1885 in Chingford, Ss Peter & Paul, Essex; he was a Mariner, aged 29. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

KENDREW

William Frederick

Private G/62446, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers formerly 4598, 1st (County of London) Yeomanry. Killed in action 2 May 1917. Aged 25. Resident Chiswick, enisted Chelsea. Native of Hammersmith, London. Son of Robert Thomas and Esther Louisa Kendrew, of 47, Westward Rd., Chingford, Essex. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row Q. Grave 23.

KETTERIDGE

Frank

Private 300956, 7th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 27 March 1917. Resident South Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Son of Arthur J. Ketteridge, of 32, Warwick Rd., South Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 32 to 38.

KING

Charles

Lance Corporal 11102, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment). Killed in action 2 December 1914. Aged 30. Born Gaywood, Norfolk, resident Walthamstow, enlisted Hounslow. Husband of Harriet Rose King, of 3, Salisbury Gardens, Chingford Rd., South Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.

KING

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possibly Edward KING. Private 35813, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 9 October 1917. Aged 36. Born Chadwell Heath, Essex, resident Epping, Essex and enlisted Epping, Essex. Husband of Mrs. R. King, of Chadwell Hall, Chadwell St. Mary's, Grays, Essex. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row G. Grave 6.

KNOTT

Archibald Sherbrooke

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 25 April 1918. Aged 27. Son of William Thomas and Kate Knott; husband of Ethel J. (nee Flowers) Knott, of 15, Byron Rd., Walthamstow. London, married July to September Quarter 1915 in West Ham Registration District, Essex. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) and Bar. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Bethnal Green, London, a Clerk, boarding at 94, Church Lane, Walthamstow, London & Essex. Buried in VIGNACOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 16.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1918:

KNOTT Archibald Sherbrook of 15 Byron-road Walthamstow Essex second-lieutenant Royal Berkshire regiment died 25 April 1918 in France Probate London 29 June to Ethel Jane Knott widow. Effects £236 11s. 5d.

Extract from The London Gazette publication date 23 July 1918, Supplement 30813 page 881:

T./2nd Lt. Archibald Sherbrooke Knott, R. Berks. R.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during long operations, when in command of a company which had lost all its officers. On one occasion, when a counterattack had reached its objective, he went out, with the utmost courage and devotion, and under heavy enemy machine-gun fire, and got into touch with the companies on either flank. His splendid example greatly inspired all ranks with him

Extract from The London Gazette, publication date 13 September 1918, Supplement 30901 page 10894:

T./2nd Lt. Archibald Sherbrooke Knott, M.C., R. Berks. B.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leading his platoon in a counterattack. He showed fine dash, led his platoon most successfully, and captured many prisoners and some machine-guns. He was severely wounded.
(M.C. gazetted 26th July, 1918.)

LAIDLAW

Robert Thomas

Private SE/23761, 7th Veterinary Hospital, Army Veterinary Corps. Died 5 November 1918. Aged 24. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Mary Laidlaw, of East Dulwich. London. In the Electoral Register 1918 and 1919 he was listed in Chingford Polling District resident 5 Hawkswood Villas, King's Head Hill, Chingford. Cremated and commemorated in TOTTENHAM CEMETERY, Middlesex. Gen. 7373 (Screen Wall).

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LEE

William [Arthur James]

Private 48217, 25th Battalion (Tyneside Irish), Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 3 May 1917. Aged 27. Born Walthamstow, London, enlisted London. Native of Chingford. Son of Arthur James and Sarah Ann Lee, of 43, Higham Station Avenue, South Chingford, Essex. Native of Chingford. A Musician. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de calais, France. Plot XVIII. Row G. Grave 4A.

LEWIS

Percival John

Second Mate, S.S. "Minnehaha" (Belfast), Mercantile Marine. Drowned at sea when his ship was sunk by an enemy submarine 7 September 1917. Aged 28. Born at Tottenham, London. Son of Charles Thomas and Emily Margaret Lewis; brother of Sydney george Lewis (below); husband of Ethel Annie Victoria (nee Pearce) Lewis, of The Croft, 55, Warren Rd., Chingford, Essex, married January to March Quarter 1915 in Edmonton Registration District, Middlesex. In the 1901mcensus he as aged 12, born Tottenham, Midlesex, son of Charles T and Emily M Lewis, resident 5, Wakefield Road, Tottenham, Edmonton, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Extract from Essex Newsman - Saturday 6 October 1917, page 3 and Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 5 October 1917, page 3:

Second-Officer Percival John Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lewis of the Croft, Chingford, was drowned on Sept. 7 through the torpedoing of his ship. He was 29.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

LEWIS Percival John of 10 Basildon-terrace Crescent-road Woodford Essex died 7 September 1917 at sea Administration London 8 November to Ethel Annie Victoria Lewis widow.
Effects £492 0s. 6d.

LEWIS

Sydney George

[Also spelt Sidney] Private GS/5209, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 27 July 1916. Aged 29. Born Tottenham, resident Chingford, enlisted Westminster. Son of Charles and Emily Lewis, of 55, Warren Rd., Chingford, London (Essex); brother of Percival John Lewis (above). Buried in PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 42.

Extract from Essex Newsman - Saturday 2 September 1916, page 2:

Pt. Sidney G. Lewie, R. Fusiliers (Public Schools), died of wounds, aged 29, was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lewis, of The Croft, Warren Road, Chingford.

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LOCKWOOD

Cecil [Vivian]

Private 300157, 7th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 27 March 1917. Born Fulham, Middlesex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Leyton, Essex. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Fulham, Middlesex, brother of Cuthbert A Lockwood, son of William M and Sarah C M Lockwood, resident 35, Epirus Road, Fulham, London & Middlesex. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Fulham, London, a Layer on - zylonite factory, son of William Morrell Lockwood and Sarah Caroline Mary Lockwood, resident 8, Ainslie Road, West Chingford, Chingford, Essex. In the 1919 Register of Electors he was listed as being resident in Chingford Polling District at 1 Grove Road, South Chingford. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 32 to 38.

LOCKWOOD

Clement

Private 202289, 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 August 1917. Born Fulham, Middlesex, enlisted Northwich, Cheshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL,West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22.

LOCKWOOD

Cuthbert [Albam]

Lance Sergeant 14898, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Born Fulham, enlisted Straford E. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Fulham, Middlesex, brother of Cecil V Lockwood, son of William M and Sarah C M Lockwood, resident 35, Epirus Road, Fulham, London & Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 D.

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LITTLE

Robert Arthur

Private Ch/17286. (Ch), H.M.S. "Formidable," Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died when H.M.S. "Formidable" was sunk by torpedo from German submarine U24 off Portland Bill, in the English Channel, 1 January 1915. Born 2 February 1894 in Walthamstow, Essex. Son of Alfred Little, of The White House, Ainslie Road West, South Chingford. Enlisted 1 January 1912 in London, formerly a Chain Maker, religious denomination Church of England, height 5 feet 5 inches, fair complexion, grey eyes. brown hair. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kwent. Panel 13.

MAKEWELL

Ernest John

Private 12339, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment, Died in United Kingdom 22 January 1915. Born and resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Stratford, Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Lewarstone Green, Domestic Servant, son of Arthur William and Annie Gruby (probably stepson), resident 34 Stanley Road, Chingford, Essex. Buried in SHORNCLIFFE MILITARY CEMETERY, Kent. Row O. Grave 251.

Mention in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 7 September 1917, page 3.

MALTBY

Frank Cornelius

Rifleman 4821, 16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles). Killed in action 21 July 1916. Aged 28. Resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Westminster. Son of Charles F. and Marianne Lander Maltby, of Talbot House, The Ridgeway, Chingford, London. Buried in HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 8.

McPHERSON

John M

Rifleman Z/468, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 19 October 1916. Aged 21. Born Isle of Wight, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Son of George and Harriet Mary Agnes McPherson, of 3, Salisbury Gardens, Chingford Rd., Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.

Mentiond in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 12 January 1917, page 5, as "Missing".

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MERCER

[Albert] Joseph

Private 11075, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 7 July 1915. Aged 22. Born and resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Mercer, of 9, Stanley Rd., Chingford, London. Buried in LANCASHIRE COTTAGE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 5.

MERCER, MC, DCM

Frederick S

Company Sergeant Major 3/2939. 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 30 September 1916. Aged 35. Born Wrotham, Kent, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Stratford, Essex. Husband of E. M. Mercer, of 62, Stanley Rd., Chingford, Essex. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) and Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 23.

Extract from Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 27 April 1917, page 5 (appears in several other newspapers of the time):

The widow of C.-S.-M. F. S. Mercer, of Chingford, has been presented the honours awarded to her deceased husband for acts of conspicuous bravery on the field—the Military Cross, D.C.M., and bar. The presentation was made by Col. W. Graydon- Carter.

Photographs from the Daily Mirror - Monday 23 April 1917, page 7:

MIDDLETON

Alexander

Private 18001, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died in Germany of wounds as a Prisoner of War in German Hands 22 October 1917. Born Banff, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, Germany. Plot V. Row A. Grave 15.

Mentioned in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 6 November 1917, page 5.

MILLS

Stanley [Frank]

Private 62070, 104th Company, Labour Corps formerly 39191, 35th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 16 August 1917. Born Walthamstow, Essex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Warley, Essex. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 6.

Mentioned in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 2 October 1917, page 26, and the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 5 October 1917, page 3.

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MORRIS

Harry [Alfred]

Private 524452, Labour Corps. Died on service in United Kingdom 8 November 1918. Aged 33. Born Battersea, Surrey, resident Walthamstow, Essex, enlisted Whitehall, Middlesex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Morris; husband of Rose Alice (nee Dunstall) Morris, of 48, Chestnut Avenue, Wood St, Walthamstow, married January to March Quarter 1910 in West Ham Registration District, Essex. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Wandsworth, Surrey, son of Philip and Annie Morris, resident 48, Chestnut Avenue, Walthamstow, West Ham, London & Essex. Buried in CHINGFORD MOUNT CEMETERY, Essex. Grave reference C.R. 5540

MOXHAM

Charles Henry

Rifleman 2152, 1st/8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 21 May 1916. Aged 25. Resident Chingford, enlisted London. Son of Minnie Heath Moxham, of 15, Buxton Rd., Chingford, Essex; and the late Henry William Moxham. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

MUMFORD

Oliver John

[Listed as J O MUMFORD on memorial] Private 40955, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment formerly 24610, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 April 1917. Born and resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 85 to 87.

Mentioned in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 15 June 1917, page 3, and in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 19 October 1917, page 3.

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MURGITROYD

James Stanhope

[Listed as J S Murgitroyd, 31178, in Newspaper, and S J MURGATROYD on memorial. Some records list him a MURGATROYD and other as MURGITROYD, birth record is MURGITROYD] Private 32278, 1st Battalionm, East Lancashire Regiment formerly 6386, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 7 October 1917. Aged 19. Born Biow, Middlesex, resident Forest Gate, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Son of James and Caroline Maud Murgitroyd, of 47, Knox Rd., Forest Gate, London. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Bow, London, at school, son of James and Caroline Murgityroud, resident 13, Salisbury Road, Chingford, Essex. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row I. Grave 6.

Mention in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 13 November 1917, page 7.

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NICOLE

George Leslie

Sergeant 2519, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company (Infantry). Killed in action 24 April 1917 [23 April SDGW]. Aged 27. Born Chingford, Essex, enlisted Armoury House. Son of Charles George and Eleanor Margaret Nicole, of 83, Pall Mall, Leigh-on-Sea. Enlisted 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

Mentioned in the Essex Newsman - Saturday 26 May 1917, page 1.

NORTH

Henry

Rifleman B/2374, 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 30 July 1915. Born Bermondsey, Surrey, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48.

NORTH

Liddell Peverley

Private 510840, 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted London. Buried in GOMMECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY NO.2, HEBUTERNE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 7.

NOTHER

Alwyn Gerald

Private 300692, 7th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 27 March 1917. Resident South Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 32 to 38.

NUNNY

Alfred Richard

Private 3666, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment). Killed in action 22 March 1917. Born Islington, Middlesex, resident Tottenham, enlisted Harringay. Buried in BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 7.

OLIVER

Philip Augustus
Lance Corporal T2/12361, 157th Heavy Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of pneumonia in Military Hospital, Ludgershall, Wiltshire 21 January 1915. Aged 20. Born Walthamstow. Resident Chingford. Son of William and Alice E. Oliver, of 87, Fern Villas, Westwood Rd., South Chingford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway September 1908, Assistant Porter, Bishopsgate. Enlisted Stratford. Buried 24 January 1915 in LUDGERSHALL (ST. JAMES) CHURCHYARD, Wiltshire. Plot/Row/Section M. Grave 10. See also Liverpool Street Station, London.

OLLETT

Arthur Joseph

Lance Corporal 17352, 7th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 12 November 1915. Aged 28. [Born Hackney London. - CWGC] Born Bethnal Green, Middlesex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Mill Hill, Middlesex. Son of Arthur F. and Sarah Ann Ollett, of 48, Ainslie Wood Rd., South Chingford, London. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot IX. Row D. Grave 39.

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PATEMAN

Ernest William

Private 86580, 164th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 20 September 1917. Born Hertford, Hertfordshire. enlisted Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159.

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PENNINGTON

George

Private 32263, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment formerly 39265 Essex Regiment. Killed in action in the Balkans 1 September 1918. Born Sheffield, resident South Chingford, Essex, enlisted Warley, Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, a Comb maker, son of William Henry and Emma Pennington, resident 10, Chivers Road, New Road, Chingford, Essex. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Section C. Grave 661.

PERREY

Arthur Frederick

Corporal 5/9845, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 8 November 1918. Aged 28. Born and resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Stratford, Essex. Son of Mrs. Eliza Jane Perrey, of 11, Alpha Rd., Chingford, Essex. Buried in CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, FONTAINE-AU-BOIS, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 22.

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QUAYLE

Charles Philip

[Spelt Quale on SDGW] Second Lieutenant, 2nd/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion (Territorial), Oxfordshire and Buckinghamhsire Light Infantry. Killed in action 15 June 1916. Aged 23. Son of John Edward and Katherine Jane Quayle of Highbury, London. Buried in ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 10.

Extract from Northampton Mercury - Friday 23 June 1916, page 5:

OFFICERS.
KILLED.
QUAYLE, SEC. LIEUT. CHAS. PHILIP.

Oxon and Bucks L.I.

Sec. Lieut. Quayle, formerly of the Queen's Westminster Rifles, was the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Quayle, of "Kerrowmoar," The Green Walk, Chingford. He was killed while on patrol duty on June 15, aged 23 years.

Extract from Essex Newsman - Saturday 1 July 1916, page 2:

Sec.-Lieut. Charles Philip Quayle, of the Bucks Battalion, younger son of Mr. J. E. Quayle. J.P., and Mrs. Quayle, of the Green Walk, Chingford, has been killed in action. The distressing news was first conveyed to the parents in a letter from Lieut. Percy Wells, also a Chingford resident, and a brother officer of Mr. Quayle's son. On the night of June 15 Lieut. Quayle volunteered to accompany an officer and three men on reconnoitring expedition. They were surprised by a large German patrol, and young Quayle fell, shot through the head.

Extract from Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 30 June 1916, page 3:

Sec.-Lient. Charles Philip Quayle, of the Bucks Battalion, younger son Mr. J. E. Quayle, J .P., and Mrs. Quayle, of the Green Walk, Chingford, has been killed in action. The distressing news was first conveyed to the parents in a letter from Lieut. Percy Wells, also a Chingford resident, and a brother officer of Mr. Quayle's son. On the night of June 15 Lieut. Quayle volunteered to accompany an officer and three men on a reconnoitring expedition. They were surprised by a large German patrol, and young Quayle fell, shot through the head. Col. H. W. Williams, commanding the Battalion, has written to the parents that their son died a soldier's death after displaying great gallantry, adding: "I deeply regret the loss of so promising a young life, and sympathise most sincerely with you. Both your boys have done good work in the battalion, and I have great regard for them. Your older son is well, though naturally much affected by the loss of his brother." Lieut. Phil Quayle was 23 years of age. He was a member the Chingford Rifle Club and well-known marksman. He served in the ranks at the Front with the Queen's Westminsters within three months of the outbreak of war, and later received his commission in the 2/1st Bucks. He was the victim of motor accident during training at Chelmsford, but recovered and went back to France on May 25th of this year. His company officer, Capt. Church, expressing the sympathy of all the officers and men of the company, says: "He was absolutely unaffected and unselfish, and his good nature made him a great favourite with us all and with his platoon. He went out to hift dangerous duty absolutely cheerfully and without a trace of fear."

Extract from Oxford Chronicle and Reading Gazette - Friday 23 June 1916, page 8 and Northampton Chronicle and Echo - Thursday 22 June 1916, page 3:

Regimental Losses.
OXON AND BUCKS LI.
KILLED IN ACTION.

June 22,
Second-Lieut. C. P. Quayle.

Second-Lieut. Charles Philip Quayle, Oxon and Bucks L.I., formerly of the Queen's Westminster Rifles, was the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Quayle. of "Kerrowmoar," The Green Walk, Chingford. He was killed while on patrol duty on June 15th, aged 23 years.

RADMALL

Stuart

[Listed as RADNALL on SDGW] Lance Corporal 10009, "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 15 June 1915. Aged 19. Born and resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted London. Son of John Henry and Edith Anna Radmall, of 46, Douglas Rd., Chingford, Essex. Three years O.T.C. Forest School. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 33 and 34.

RADMALL

T

probably Thomas RADMALL. Gunner 207573, "D" Battery, 330th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 4 April 1918. Born Higham's Park, Essex, enlisted Epping, Essex. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Camberwell, Surrey, a Commercial Clerk, son of Lucy Radmall (a widow), resident 3, Station Road, Chingford, Epping, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1918:

RADMALL Thomas of Epping Forest View Epping New-road Buckhurst Hill Essex died 4 April 1918 in France Probate London 28 September to Kate Marion Radmall widow.
Effects £777 19s. 10d.

RAGGETT

Alfred

Private 355443, 7th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment posted to 1st/19th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 1 September 1918. Born Kennington, reident Chingford, enlisted Woolwich. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.

Mentioned in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 15 November 1918, page 3.

RATNAGE

Thomas [Henry]

Private 141529, 4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 26 April 1917. Aged 27. Born 7 April 1889 in London, Essex [sic]. Native of Chingford, Essex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ratnage; husband of Rebecca Ratnage, of 88, East 33rd St. Mount Hamilton, Ontario. Attested 27 July 1915 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, aged 27 years 3 months, height 5 feet 6 inches, weight 135 lbs, chest 33½-35½ inches, dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England, married, Butcher by trade. Sailed from Halifax, Nova cotia, Canada aboard "Empress of Britain" 23 April 1916, disembarked at Liverpool 5 May 1916, joined unit (4th Battalion) 31 July 1916. Buried in BOIS-CARRE BRITISH CEMETERY, THELUS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 11. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8106 - 9

REID

Leonard Francis

Rifleman R/6633, 9th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 24 August 1916. Born 24 December 1897 in Seawardstone, Essex, enlisted 9 November 1914 in Walthamstow, Essex, aged 19. Baptised 17 July 1898 in Waltham Holy Cross, St Lawrence & Holy Cross, Essex, son of George and Eliza Reid, resident Sewardstone. Son of Mrs. E. Reid, of 19, Fleming Rd., Walthamstow, Essex. Next of kin given as Mrs Eliza Reid, subsequent Army Records quote address as, 10, Ainslie Wood Road, South Chingford. Nurseryman by trade. Height 5 feet 5¾ inches, chest 35 inches. Joined 9th Battalion 19 May 1916, embarked for France 20 May 1915. Wounded 30 July 1915, admitted 1st General Hospital, Etaples, 31 July 1915 with shell wound to arm. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

RICHARDS

Arthur B

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion (Territorial), Monmouthshire Regiment (Territorial Force). Died of wounds 27 June 1917. Son of Selina Clara Richards, of Montserrat, Heathcotte Grove, Chingford, Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 33, born Hackney, Middlesex, a Municipal second class officer for London County Copuncil, unmarried, resident Plumley, Heathcote Grove, Chingford, Essex. In the 1913 Electorial Register, Epping District, North Chingford Polling District, Arthur B Richards was registered at "Plumley", Heathcote Drove, Chingford. In the 1915 Electorial Register, Epping District, North Chingford Polling District, Arthur B Richards was registered at Montserrat, Heathcote Drove, Chingford. Buried in LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais. France. Plot XIX. Row G. Grave 9.

RIX

William Henry

Private 31145, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 29 January 1919. Aged 29. Son of Charlie and Emily Rix, of 11, Chivers Rd., South Chingford; husband of Ada Emily Rix, of 43, Salisbury Rd., South Chingford, Essex. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 8A.

ROACH

Gerald

Flight Sub-Lieutenant (Pilot), 10 (Naval) Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service. Presumed killed in action in Triplane N5492 27 July 1917. Aged 20. Born 13 September 1896. Native of St Ives, Cornwall. Son of George Morton Roach and Maude Phoebe Roach, of Pedn Olva House, St. Ives, Cornwall; at the time of his enlistment they were resident Heron's Nest, Forrest Side, Chingford, Essex. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Middlesex, son of George M and Maud P Roach, resident The Drive, Village, Chingford, Epping, Essex. Enlisted at Crystal Palace, sent to Eastchurch Lying School 7 April 1917, went to Cranwell 2 June 1917 then on to Dover 18 Juily 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais. France.

ROBERTSON

John Brass

Private G/67704, Royal Fusiliers posted to 2nd/3rd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died 11 November 1917. Aged 30. Son of Mr. W. C. Robertson; husband of Margaret Robertson, of 5, Richmond Crescent, St. Bees, Cumberland. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born East Ham, Essex, a Trade Milk Carrier, husband of Margaret Robertson, resident 63. Mildmay Road, Romford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 28 to 30.

Mentioned as resident Chingford in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 4 December 1917, page 26 and Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 18 December 1917, page 18.

ROBINSON

John

Private 242505, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 September 1917. Born Edmonton, Middlesex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Stratford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 to 34.

ROGERS

Herbert Edward

Private G/23235, 16th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 28 February 1917. Born Shrewsbury, Salop, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Warley, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.

Mentioned in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 29 June 1917, page 3.

ROUTLEDGE

William

Private L/7753, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 26 October 1914. Aged 29. Born 19 February 1885 in Leyton, Essex, enlisted Woolwich, Kent. Baptised 30 January 1891 at Chingford, Ss Peter & Paul, Essex, son of Frank and Jane Routledge of Chingford, Essex. Son of Frank and Jane Routledge; husband of Lilian Alice Knight (formerly Routledge), of 69, Benares Rd., Plumstead, London. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, born Leytonstone, Essex, a scholar, son of Frank and Jane Routledge, resident Church Row, Chingford, Epping, Essex. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Leytonstone, Essex, a Grocer's Assistant, son of Frank and Jane Routledge, resident Endlebury Road, Chingford, Epping, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.

RUFFELL

A

No further information currently available

RUMBLE

Joseph Henry

Private 17542, 8th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds in the Balkans 18 September 1918. Aged 24. Born and resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Stratford, Essex. Son of J. and E. Rumble, of 45, Salisbury Road, South Chingford, Essex. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Section C. Grave 513.

Mentioned in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 22 October 1918, page 60, and in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 25 October 1918, page 3.

RUSSELL, MC

Francis Wycliffe

Lieutenant, 1st/16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 27 August 1918. Aged 20. Born 18 February 1898, baptised 3 April 1898 in Chingford, Ss Peter & Paul, son of Alfred Francis (Rector of Chingford) and Frances Wycliffe Russell, resident The Cantry, Chingford, Essex. Son of the Rev. Canon Alfred Francis Russell and Mrs. Frances Wycliffe Russell, of Dalethorpe, Dedham, Colchester. Educated at Marlborough, Scholar of Christ Church, Oxford. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Chingford, Essex, son of Alfred F (a Clergyman) and Frances W Russell, resident The Chantry, High Street, Chingford, Epping, Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Chingford, Essex, a pupil at school, resident Stoke House Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) [London Gazette 30761, date 22 June 1918 (C)]. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 9.

Extract from Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 20 September 1918, page 3:

Lt. Francis Russell, M.C., London Regt., youngest son of Canon A. F. and Mrs. Russell, The Chantry, Chingford, has been killed at the Front, aged 20 years. He was educated at Mr. Parry's School, Stoke Poges, and Marlborough College, of which he was a scholar. While at Marlborough he gained an open History scholarship at Christ Church, Oxford. In February, 1917, he obtained a commission in the London Regt., and had been on active service almost ever since. He was awarded the Military Cross for bravery in May last.

Extract from Essex Newsman - Saturday 21 September 1918, page 4:

RUSSELL.—On August 27th. 1918, killed in France, Francis Wycliffe Russell, M.C., Lieutenant, Queen's Westminster Rifles, youngest son of Canon and Mrs. Russell, The Chantry, Chingford, Essex, aged 20.

Extract from The London Gazette, Publication date: 21 June 1918 Supplement: 30761 Page: 7422:

2nd Lt. Francis Wycliffe Russell, Lond. R.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a hostile attack. Though badly shaken by a bursting shell, he led his company with great skill, and inspired his men with confidence by his splendid example. When the trench in front of him was captured by the enemy, he formed a bombing block in the communication trench and stopped the enemy's advance. He organised the defence of a post in advance of the final line of defence and held it until the following day.

SAGGERS

Frank Owen

Private 25222, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action in Salonika (Greece) 27 October 1917. Born Walthamstow [Sdgw], enlisted Enfield. Born 1895 in Chingford, Essex and resident Chingford, Essex. Son of Arthur Saggers, of 38, Aubrey Road, Walthamstow, Essex; husband of Helen May (nee Rumble) Saggers, of 59, Stanley Road, Chingford, Essex, married 24 September 1916 in Chingford, residence at time of marriage Goath Cottages, Endelbury Road, Chingford, Essex. Attested 12 December 1915 at Enfield, resident 38, Aubrey Road, Hoe Street, Walthamstow, Essex, aged 21 years 1 month, a Filer (Metal Fitter) by trade, single, height 5 feet 9¾ inches, weight 140 lbs, chest 32-34½ inches. Embarked Devonport 3 November 1916, disembarked 24 November 1916. Buried in STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 11.

Mentioned in Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 27 November 1917, page 14.

SALTER

Alfred Joseph

Acting Lance Corporal M/272889, 695th Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on service in Mesopotamia 3 August 1918. Aged 26. Born Hackney, resident Chingford, enlisted Epping. Son of A. B. and M. A. Salter, of London; husband of Florence Annie Salter, of 4, Stirling Place, Hove, Sussex. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot I. Row M. Grave 18.

Mentioned in Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 18 December 1917, page 17, in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 6 September 1918, page 3, and in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 10 September 1918, page 16.

SAUNDERS

Thomas Reuben

Private G/21851, 10th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) formerly 24608, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 February 1917. Born Leyton, Essex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Epping, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14.

SAVILLE, MM

Ernest Walter

Driver 179131, 463rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 7 December 1917. Born Loughton, Essex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Epping, Essex. Husband of Louisa Ellen (nee King) Saville, married January to March Quarter 1907 in Epping Registration District, Essex. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.)[Londion Gazette 19 March 1918]. In the 1911 census he was aged 33, born High beech, Essex, a Nursery Labourer, married to Louisa Ellen Saville with one daughter, resident 2 Longfield Cots, Englands Lane, Loughton, Essex. Buried in RUYAULCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row G. Grave 4.

Mentioned in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 29 March 1918, page 3.

SAVILLE

John

Private 6075 [SDGW] or 6073 [CWGC], 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own). Killed in action 27 October 1914. Aged 34. Born Stratford, Essex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Woolwich. Husband of Selina Saville, of 107A, Albert Rd., Leyton, London. Served in the South African Campaign. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

SAWYER

Edwin Blackmore

Private 40656, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment formerly 45610, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 30 October 1917. Born Haggerston, Middlesex, resident and enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Son of George Edward Sawyer; husband of Maud (nee Bambridge) Sawyer, married 28 December 1907 in Walthamstow, St Michael & All Angels, Walthamstow; he was resident at the trime of marriage at 71 Martin Road, Walthamstow. In the 1891 census he was aged 8, born London, Middlesex, a scholar, son of George E and laura A Sawyer, resident Ritchings Avenue, Walthamstow, West Ham, London & Essex. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Dalston, Middlesex, a Commercial Clerk, son of George E and Laura Sawyer, resident 29, Ritchings Avenue, Walthamstow, West Ham, London & Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Haggerston, London, a Commercial Clerk, married to Maud Sawyer with one son and one daughter, resident 41, Royston Avenue, South Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50.

SCHOOLING

William

Private 100383, 2nd Squadron, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) formerly 2285, 2nd/1st Battalion, Essex Yeomanry. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Hounslow, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 93 and 94.

SCHWARTZ

Emanuel

Private 13728, VI Corps Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps formerly 2507, London Regiment. Killed in action 10 April 1917. Resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Chelsea, Surrey. Son of Simon Schwartz. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

Extract from Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 4 May 1917, page 5, and Essex Newsman - Saturday 5 May 1917, page 3:

Cyclist Emanuel Schwartz, London Regt., son of Mr. Simon Schwartz, Chingford, was killed action April 10.

SECKER

C

No further information currently available

SEMARK

Albert Thomas

Private 26113, 10th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry formerly 15483, Hussars and 3/27485, Reserve Cavalry. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Battersea, London. Son of Albert Edward and Nellie R. Semark, of 4, Hawkwood Villas, King's Head Hill, Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C.

SHARRATT

Charles Edward Norton

Private 2260, 7th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds at Gallipoli 7 October 1915. Born Stoke Newington, Middlesex, resident South Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 146 to 151 or 229 to 233.

SHERIDAN

Alfred [William]

Lance Corporal 7834, 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars. Killed in action 7 February 1916. Born Walthamstow, London, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Warley, Essex. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 2.

SHURBEN

William [Edward]

Officer's Steward 3rd Class L/9795, H.M.S. "Scott," Royal Navy. Killed when his ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 15 August 1918. Aged 23. Born 29 May 1896 in Walthamstow, London. Son of William Edward and Alice Shurben, of 17, Chelford St., Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Walthamstow, Essex, at school, son of William Edward and Alice Shurben, resident 1, Devonshire Villas, Hall Lane, Chingford, Essex. Enlisted 27 November 1916 for the duration of hostilities, formerly a Merchant Navy Steward, height 45 feet 8¼ inches, chest 35 inches, black hair, brown eyes, sallow complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 30.

SMITH

Henry George

[Listed as G H SMITH on memorial] Private 35120, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 19 April 1917. Born and resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Buried in ORCHARD DUMP CEMETERY, ARLEUX-EN-GOHELLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 27.

Mentioned in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 25 May 1917, page 5.

SMITH

Harry

Private 56849, 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 1 June 1918. Born Chingford, Essex, enlisted Epping, Essex. Buried in MARTINSART BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 22.

Mentioned in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 30 July 1918, page 14, and in Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 27 September 1918, page 3.

SMITH

Herbert

Acting Lance Corporal 300460, 7th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 19 September 1918. Born and resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section E. Grave 5.

SMITH

Leslie John

Private 186783, 27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Missing in action presumed dead 26 September 1916. Born 16 February 1891 in Chingford, Essex. Resident 402, Dufferin Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In the 1891 census he was newborn, born Chingford, Essex, a visitor with his mother Sophia Smith at Catmose Street, Oakham, Lordshold, Rutland. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Chingford, Essex, son of George and Sophia Smith, resident Station Road, Chingford, Epping, Essex. Farmer by trade. Single. Attested 17 November 1915 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, aged 24, geight 5 feet 4½ inches, weight 35 lbs, chest 33-35 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Congregationalist, son of George and Sophia Smith, of 27, Gordon Road, Chingford, Essex. Sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, aboard the S.S. Olympic 31 May 1916, arrived Liverpool 8 June 1916. Taken on strength og 90th Overseas Battalion (W.R.) at Shorncliffe 8 July 1916, transferred to 27th Battalion 17 July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9084 - 13

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

SMITH Leslie John of 27 Gordon-road Chingford Essex died on or since 26 September 1916 in France on active service Administration London 28 July to George Smith insurance agent.
Effects £228 12s. 4d.

SMITHER

Edward Walter

Private 132095, 19th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 15 April 1918. Aged 19. Born 3 February 1899, and enlisted, Walthamstow, Essex. Baptised 16 April 1899 at Walthamstow, St Mary the Virgin, Essex, son of Edward Walter and Lucy Louisa Smither, resident 63 Cuthbert Road, Walthamstow, Essex. Son of Edward Walter and L. L. Smither, of 71, Chingford Rd., Hoe St., Walthamstow, London. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Walthamstow, Essex, son of Edward W and Lucy L Smither, resident 255, St Johns Road, Walthamstow, West Ham, London & Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Walthamstow, Essex, at school, son of Edward and Louisa Smither, resident 2, Royston Parade, Chingford Road, Chingford, Essex. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row A. Grave 2.

SNOW

F

No further information currently available

SPARKES

T

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SPICER

George

Corporal 70381, 56th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died on service 6 November 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire. Son of George Spicer, of 26, Woodland Rd., Chingford, Essex. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 47.

STACEY

J

No further information currently available

STAMP

Walter Charles

Private 300935, "D" Company, 7th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 27 March 1917. Aged 23. Resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Son of William and Alice Maud Stamp, of 112, Old Church Hill, Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 32 to 38.

STARLING

John

Private 20835, 5th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry) formerly 40002, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 9 April 1917. Born Naining, Essex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Waltham Abbey, Essex. Husband of Mrs. E. Starling, of Lily Cottage, King's Head Hill, Chingford, Essex. Buried in BEAURAINS ROAD CEMETERY, BEAURAINS, Pas de Calais, France. Row B. Grave 12.

STEVENS

Ernest Harry

Sergeant 11099, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 19 July 1917. Aged 23. Born Buckhurst Hill, Essex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Son of T. C. and A. F. Stevens, of 36, Stanley Rd., Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

Mentioned in Reading Mercury - Saturday 25 August 1917, page 2.

STRUDWICK

P E

No further information currently available

SURRIDGE

Arthur Percy

Corporal 9131, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 9 April 1917. Born and resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted London. Buried in GOUROCK TRENCH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Row E. Grave 4.

TAYLOR

Philip Herbert

Corporal 760207, 28th (County of London) Battalion (Artists' Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 30 October 1917. Aged 23. Born Walthamstow, Essex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted London. Son of Arthur Edward Dean Taylor and Mary Taylor, of 7, Park Hill Rd., Chingford, Essex. Buried in PASSCHENDAELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVI. Row B. Grave 12.

Extract from Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 23 November 1917, page 3:

Cpl. Philip Herbert Taylor, Artists' Rifles, only son Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. D. Taylor, of Boscobel, Park Hill Road, Chingford, late of Walthamstow, was killed in action October 30. aged 23, after nearly three years' active service. He was an old Monovian.

TERRY

Frank

Corporal L/1510, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers. Died of wounds 6 September 1914. Aged 25. Born Clapton, London, resident Walthamstow, enlisted Canterbury. Son of George and Harriet A. Terry, of Chingford, Essex. His brother, Percy Charles Terry, also fell (see below). Buried in PERREUSE CHATEAU FRANCO BRITISH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Seine-et-Marne, France. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 25.

Extract from Walthamstow and Leyton Guardian - Friday 18 September 1914, page 5:

ANOTHER WALTHAMSTOW HERO
9th LANCER KILLED IN ACTION AFTER
FAMOUS CHARGE.
CORPORAL FRANK TERRY

In the great charge of the 9th Lancers at Mons was a brother of a former Walthamstow resident. Four days later the gallant cavalryman met his death in action.

We regret to have to record the facts, which were communicated to the soldier's brother, Mr. Harry Terry, of 65, Old Church Hill, Chingford, and formerly for 14 years a resident of Walthamstow, by one of the men of the 9th Lancers, who is now in hospital.

Corporal Frank Terry went through the now famous charge at Mons, but four days later a shrapnel shell burst in the centre of the squadron and Corporal Terry received two wounds in the head and died two hours later. His comrades buried him in a decent grave.

Corporal Frank Terry had many friends in Walthamstow, and they will be deeply grieved to hear of his death. He has three brothers serving their country—Sapper G. E. Terry, of the Postal Section, Royal Engineers, who is on the Continent; Corporal P. C. Terry, of 7th Battalion the Essex Regiment (T); and Lance- Corporal A. Terry, of the 9th Lancers.

TERRY

Percy Charles

Sergeant 303343, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 26 April 1918. Born Plaistow, Essex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. His brother, Frank Terry, also fell (see above). Buried in HANGARD COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 4.

THOMAS

William

Private 139527, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 3274, London Regiment. Died of wounds 23 April 1918. Aged 19. Enlisted Chingford, Essex. Son of William and Ellen Thomas, of 8, Warwick Rd., South Chingford, Essex. Buried in PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 27.

Mentioned in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 11 June 1918, page 28 and the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 14 June 1918, page 3.

THOMPSON

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TOMALIN

Thomas Henry

[Listed as TOMLIN on SDGW] Corporal G/52266, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) formerly 5530, 14th Battalion, Royal Sussexx Regiment. Died of wounds 31 August 1918. Aged 26. Born and resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Son of George Pentloe Tomalin and Susannah Speakman Tomalin, of Chingford, Essex. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot LXVI. Row G. Grave 2.

Mentioned in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 4 October 1918, page 3, and in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 8 October 1918, page 20.

TRAPP

J

probably Joseph TRAPP. Private 200188, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds in Palestine 29 March 1917. Aged 25. Born 19 September 1891, resident and enlisted Loughton, Essex. Baptised 25 October 1891 in Loughton, St Mary the Virgin, Essex, son of Joseph and Susan Trapp, resident Loughton, Essex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Trapp, of 123, Forest Rd., Loughton, Essex. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Loughton, Essex, son of Joseph and Susan Trapp, resident orest Road, Village, Loughton, Epping, Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Loughton, Essex, an Assistant domestic (Gardener), son of Joseph and Susan Trapp, resident 123, Forest Road, Loughton, Essex. Buried in DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section C. Grave 75.

TURNER, MiD

Charles S

Acting Sergeant 8498, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 13 January 1916. Born Chingford, Essex, resident Clapham, Surrey, enlisted London. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XIX. Row E. Grave 6.

TYLER

Burt Elvedine

Private F/590, 23rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 17 August 1917. Aged 24. Resident Chingford, Essex.Son of Burt and Jane Tyler, of Queen Elizabeth's Lodge, Chingford. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1908, Clerk, Tidal Basin. Enlisted february 1915. in Kingsway, Middlesex. Buried in CHINGFORD MOUNT CEMETERY, Essex. Grave Reference C.R. 5311. See also Liverpool Street Station, London

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WALKER

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WALTERS

Henry Charles

[Listed as C H WALTERS on memorial] Pioneer 15681, 11th Battalion (Service), Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 31 March 1918. Aged 41. Born Portsmouth, resident South Chingford, Essex, enlisted Finsbury Barracks, London. Son of Alfred and Rebecca Walters, of Portsmouth; husband of L. E. Walters, of 85, Chingford Rd., South Chingford, London. Buried in NAMPS-AU-VAL BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 12.

Mentioned in the Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 3 May 1918, page 3, and in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 7 May 1918, page 11.

WANGER

George Thomas

Private 260076,1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment formerly 5120, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 26. Son of Harry and Fanny Wanger, of Ivy Cottage, 7, Hatch Rd., Chingford, Essex. Born Chingford, Essex, enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 72 to 75.

Mentioned in the Gloucester Journal - Saturday 22 September 1917, page 6.

WATKISS

Frederick James

Private CH/19509, H.M.S. "Natal," Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died when his ship suffered an internal explosion in Cromarty Firth, 30 December 1915. Aged 19. Born 24 November 1896 in Walthamstow, Essex. Son of Henry John and Charlotte Mary. Watkiss, of 3, Warwick Rd., South Chingford, London [sic - s/b Essex]. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Walthamstow, Essex, son of Henry J and Charlotte M Watkiss, resident 23, Forest Estate, Hale End Road, Spencer Road, Walthamstow, West Ham, London & Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Walthamstow, Essex, at school, son of Henry John and Charlotte May Watkiss, resident 3, Warwick Road, Chingford, Essex. Enlisted 10 September 1914 in London, an Errand Boy, religious denomnation Church of England, son of H J Watkiss, 3, Warwick Road South, Chingford, Essex, height 5 feet 6 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 13.

WEARING

Vernon Viking

Bombardier 624058, "A" Battery, Honourable Artillery Company (Artillery Section). Captured 1 May 1918 in the Jordan Valley, Prisoner of War, died at sea as he was being repatriated on board Hospital Ship "Kanowna" 5 November 1918. Born 11 November 1895 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, resident Bimingham, enlisted London E.C. Baptised 9 March 1896 in West Bromwich, Christ Church, Staffordshire, son of William henry and Emily Stubbs Wearing. Enlisted 24 August 1914, resident at the time at 9, Park Hill Road, Chingford, Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born West Bromwich, Staffordshire, at school, visiting his Aunt Harriett Clara Percival at 43, Warrington Crescent, Maida Vale, Paddington, London & Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1919:

WEARING Vernon Viking of 5 Park Hill-road Chingford Essex bombardier H.A.C. died 5 November 1918 at sea Probate London 15 April to Henry Arthur Pemberton estate agent.
Effects £561 11s. 5d.

WEBB

Arthur

Private 15878, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 12 November 1915. Aged 24. Born Bethnal Green, Middlesex, resident South Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Son of William and Mary Webb, of 10, Royston Avenue, South Chingford, London [sic - s/b Essex]. Buried in POTIJZE BURIAL GROUND CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row K. Grave 4..

WESTON

Francis James

[Listed on CWGC and SDGW as James Francis WESTON.] Private 260161, 4th Battalion. Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs) formerly 29008, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 23 July 1918. Born and enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Baptised 12 August 1890 in Walthamstow, St Michael & All Angels, Essex, son of Charles Henry and Annie Weston, resident 49 Melford Rd, Walthamstow, Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Walthamstow, London, a French Polisher, son of Charles Henry and Martha Anne Weston, resident Glen House Chingford Road, Chingford, Essex. Buried in MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 8.

Mention in Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 4 September 1917, page 35, and in The Scotsman - Wednesday 25 September 1918, page 6..

WHEDDON

[William] Harold

Corporal 530187, 15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 2 September 1918. Born Hornsey, resident Chingford, enlisted Somerset House. Son of William Harold and Maria Louisa Wheddon, of "Kynton," Longdon Wood Avenue, Keston Park, Kent. Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot V. Row J. Grave 30.

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WHEELER

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WHITE

Jack

Lance Corporal 25648, "C" Company, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1916. Aged 20. Born Muswell Hill, Middlesex, resident South Chingford, Essex, enlisted Holloway, Middlesex. Son of Harry William and Elizabeth Sarah White, of May Villa, 41, Warwick Rd., South Chingford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

WHITEHOUSE

Harry

Rifleman 555506, 16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Died on service 24 August 1917 [23 August on SDGW]. Husband of Mrs. Piper (formerly Whitehouse), of 74, Old Church Hill, South Chingford, London. Buried in GENT CITY CEMETERY, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row B. Grave 6.

Mentioned in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 9 October 1917, page 9, and the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) - Tuesday 27 November 1917, page 9.

WHITELAW

Wilfred James

Rifleman C/9284, 20th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 8 April 1917. Aged 30. Born Nottingham, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Croydon, Surrey. Son of Charles William and Amelia Whitelaw, of Old Basford, Notts. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXII. Row E. Grave 3A.

WHITELEY

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WINGROVE

Henry [Francis]

Private 10116, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 15 January 1915. Aged 23. Born and resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Marylebone, London. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Wingrove, of 1, Wilderslow Terrace, Chingford, London. Buried in LA LAITERIE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 20.

WOOD

Herbert

Private 14858, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 15 December 1916. Born Edmonton, Middlesex, resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Buried in COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 32.

WOODLAND

Arthur [Francis]

Private 13975, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 28. Born and resident Chingford, Essex, enlisted Walthamstow, Essex. Son of Francis and Clara Woodland, of Chingford, Essex; husband of Isabella Woodland, of Mill House, Rettendon Common, Chelmsford. Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 93 to 95.

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WRIGHT

William Lake

Second Lieutenant, 17th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 20 October 1918. Aged 34. Son of Edward and Eliza Wright of Bexley, Kent, husband of Emily Constance Wright, of 8, Mornington Road, Chingford, Essex. Buried in LILLE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 5.

YARDLEY

Eric Barnes

Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial), King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 20 July 1917, wounds received in France 9 April 1917. Aged 23. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, a Student, son lof Vincent and Ada Diana Yardley, resident 33 Warren Road, Chingford, Essex. Buried in BRIGHTON CITY (BEAR ROAD) CEMETERY, Sussex. Grave reference ZHN. 11.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

YARDLEY. Eric Barnes of 33 Warren-road Chingford Essex second-lieutenant King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry"died 20 July. 1917 at the Kitchener Hospital Brighton Administration London 16 October to Vincent Yardley assistant railway engineer. Effects £178 19s. 5d.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, volume 3, page 294:

YARDLEY, ERIC BARNES, 2nd Lieut., 5th (Territorial) Battn. The King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry), eldest s. of Vincent Yardley, of 33, Warren Road, Chingford, Chief Assistant to Engineer, Great Eastern Railway, and his wife, Ada Diana, dau. of the Rev. William Barnes; b. Hoddesdon. co. Hertford, 3 July, 1894; educ. Dalston Lane; Merchant Taylors' School (Classical Scholar), and King's College; went to Grosse Isle, Manitoba, Canada, in 1911, on a farm; returning home on the outbreak of war, he volunteered for active service, joining the Honourable Artillery Company in Sept. 1914 obtained a commission, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 5th Battn. The King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) 14 Oct. 1915; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Sept. 1918, attached to the 10th Battn., and died at the Kitchener Hospital Brighton, 20 July, 1917, of wounds received in action at St. Martin-sur-Cojeul, south of Arras, while he was acting as Second In Command to his company. Buried in Brighton Cemetery. His Commanding Officer wrote that he was quite sure no officer of the battalion was so personally loved as he was, and added: "No doubt you know the depth of regard which existed between us, a thing clean apart from military life. He was the whitest man I have met in France, and this accounts for my love for him. You lost a son, and I a friend, a man of the truest British manhood," and his former Head Master, Dr. Arbuthnot Nairn, of Merchant Taylors' School, wrote: "We all had a high opinion of his character and work, and considered that he would have an active and useful career; that hope, alas, will not be realized, but he has had a gallant end in a good cause." Unm.

YELDHAM

Edward Seagers

Lance Corporal G/441, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 14 October 1915. Aged 29. Born Chingford, Essex, enlisted Bromley, Kent. Son of George and Annie Yeldham, of 28, The Ridgeway, Chingford, Essex; husband of Lucy Yeldham. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 95 to 97.

YEMAN

Charles Millgate

Able Seaman 204210, H.M.S. Pembroke I, Royal Navy. Died between 15-31 December 1915. Aged 33. Born 21 January 1882 in Wood Green, London N. Resident of 20 Springfield Road, Chingford, Essex. Occupation Labourer. Enlisted 21 January 1900 for 12 years, re-enlisted 19 January 1912 to completion, height 5 feet 4¼ inches, black hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion, invalided out 15 December 1915 suffering with Aortic Reflux. Married Daisy W Denton in the January to March Quarter 1914 in Epping Registration District. Buried 3 January 1916 in CHINGFORD, ST PETER & ST PAUL CHURCHYARD, Essex.

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