Carshalton War Memorial

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ADAMS, Albert John

Age: 32
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment
Unit: 7th Battalion
Service Number: 15948
Died: 07/08/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Puchevilliers British Cemetery
Reference: II.D.33

CWGC Notes: Son of Albert & Henrietta Adams, Berkshire        
                    
Additional Information: Born in Ealing, Albert lived at 36 Cranfield Road, Wallington, and was a milkman. He joined up in November 1915 and also served with the 3rd Battalion. He died of wounds received in action – the battalion war diary for that day records that “B Company under Captain Garnett return from the trenches having had a rather bad time. Casualties 2 men killed and 6 wounded, on one occasion 11 men were buried in a dugout but were dug out after about 2 hours hard work.”

ADAMS, Robert Leonard Powys
Age: 24    
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment / Service: Indian Army        
Unit: 35th Sikhs
Died: 17/05/1919
Cemetery / Memorial: Delhi Memorial (India Gate)
Reference: Face 3

CWGC Notes: Buried Landi Kotal Cemetery B.18.

Additional Information: Born in St. Margaret’s Twickenham on 2nd November 1894, and educated at Aldenham School, Elstree, where he was in the OTC. The 1901 census shows that Robert was living at The Old Rectory, Carshalton, with his family. He initially enlisted with the 1st Battalion Honourable Artillery Company in June 1914, and served with them in France throughout the entire war, at one point attached to the American Army. He was commissioned in 1916. In September 1918 he was accepted into the Indian Army as a Lieutenant. He was killed in action at Landi Kotal during the Third Afghan war.                           

ALLEN, Arthur John
Age: 21    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
Unit: 1/4th Battalion
Service Number: 7013
Died: 09/09/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 9D & 16B

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: In 1911 the family were living at 43 William Street, The Wrythe, and Arthur was working as an errand boy. He later lived in Bunhill Row, St. Luke’s (London). Previously served with the 8th London Regiment (The Post Office Rifles - service no. 4758). Arthur died during a confused assault on German trenches at Leuze Wood, near Combles, during which many men overshot their intended objectives and were killed by the British artillery barrage. His name also appears on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross in Carshalton All Saints churchyard, Sutton war memorial, and the Sutton Post Office memorial.

ALLEN, George Victor
Age: 19
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Border Regiment
Unit: 1st Battalion
Service Number: 23044
Died: 01/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 6A & 7C

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information:    Lived at 119 Avenue Villas. Was an errand boy. Enlisted in July 1915, possibly lying about his age which he gave as 19 years 3 months. Served in the East Surrey Regiment (service no. 11298) before being posted to the Border Regiment. The 1st Border Regiment’s objective on the first day of the Somme was the Beaucourt Redoubt, just south of Beaumont Hamel. The attack commenced at 7.30am, the battalion war diary stating: “The 1st Battalion...then went over the top from our support line, and over our first line, the bridges over our front trench having been ranged by the German machine gunners the day previously. We met with heavy losses while crossing these bridges and passing through the lanes out in our wire. The men were absolutely magnificent, and formed up as ordered outside our wire, made a right incline, and advanced into “no man’s land” at a slow walk, also as ordered. The advance was continued until only little groups of half a dozen men were left here and there and these, finding that no reinforcements were in sight, took cover in shell holes or wherever they could.” By 8am the advance had ground to a halt. From a total of 822 men, 639 were dead, wounded, or missing.

ALLUM, John
Age: 35
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: London Regiment (Artists’ Rifles)
Unit: 1/28th Battalion
Service Number: 764960
Died: 30/10/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Tyne Cot
Reference: Panel 153

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Ludlow in Shropshire. Lived in at ‘Ivydean’, Beeches Avenue, Carshalton. Was married and worked as a hospital steward. He joined up in January 1917 and had only gone over to France in May 1917. He was killed in action during the battle for Passchendaele Ridge. The regimental history records that “Early on the 30th our Brigade attacked…under a very heavy barrage: the British artillery averaged one gun to every nine yards of front. To reach our objective we had to cross the Paddebeeke, on the map an insignificant streamlet, but in fact by this time a wide and almost impassable swamp. The instant our attack started, the forward troops came under intense machine-gun fire from an almost invisible enemy who had taken refuge in their pillboxes during our bombardment, and were now posted in carefully chosen tactical positions. Simultaneously our supporting troops suffered heavy casualties from enemy artillery, while the ground to be traversed was a deep sea of mud, which drowned wounded men and clogged rifles and Lewis guns in the first few minutes, rendering them entirely useless. Consequently it was not long before the attack was brought to a complete standstill…On this day the Artists went into action about 500 strong and suffered 350 casualties…”

ASTILL, Ernest William Richard Dennis
Age: 27
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment / Service: London Regiment (Queen Victoria’s Rifles)
Unit: 2/9th Battalion
Died: 30/03/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Pozieres Memorial
Reference: Panel 87 & 88

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Brixton on 5th April 1890, Ernest was employed as a ledger clerk for E.D. Sassoon & Co. and the family lived at ‘Ediedene’, Woodstock Road, Carshalton. He enlisted in August 1914 and was commissioned on 1st August 1917. He was wounded in action on the first day of the Somme and sent back to England with shellshock. His family lived in Cheam. Brother of Reginald Astill.

ASTILL, Reginald
Age: 21
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Service: London Regiment (Queen Victoria’s Rifles)
Unit: 1/9th Battalion
Service Number: 2010
Died: 01/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 9C

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Brixton. Brother of Ernest Astill. Worked as a clerk. Killed in action on the first day of the Somme offensive. His battalion were involved in an assault on a series of trenches near Gommecourt. Although many men were wounded or killed by German machine guns and artillery, the assault was initially successful and the battalion advanced to the German third line. However, a shortage of grenades meant it became difficult to hold their position against counter-attacks and by mid-afternoon they had been driven back to the first line of German trenches. A few survivors were holding the line but by 7pm they were driven out. They suffered 352 casualties and 192 missing; in total over half the battalion.

AUSTIN, Alfred Charles
Age: 22    
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Service: Border Regiment
Unit: 5th Battalion
Service Number: 23043
Died: 30/09/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Vis-En-Artois Memorial
Reference: Panel 6

CWGC Notes:        None
                    
Additional Information:    Born in Carshalton on 10th August 1896, Alfred lived at 8 Shorts Road, Carshalton and worked as a shop boy. He previously served with the East Surrey Regiment (service no. 11225). He had previously been wounded several times in action, receiving gunshot wounds to his face and shoulder in 1916, was gassed in 1917 and wounded in action again in March 1918 when he was shot in his right arm. Killed in action.

AYLING, Harty
Age: 24    
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment / Service: Border Regiment
Unit: ‘D’ Company, 1st Battalion
Service Number: 22764
Died: 01/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No.2, Auchonvillers
Reference: B.65

CWGC Notes: Husband of Margaret Hill Ayling, of 26, "C" Block, Sutton's Buildings, City Rd, London
                    
Additional Information: Born on 15th January 1892 and lived at 20 William Street, The Wrythe. A labourer and leather dresser, he married in 1912 and had 3 children, the youngest of whom was born just 11 days before he died. Previously served with the East Surrey Regiment (service no. G3/91243). Was reported as missing after the first day of the Somme (see report of action under entry for George Allen) and declared killed in action at the end of July. Also commemorated on Sutton war memorial.

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BADCOCK, Edward Salter
Age: 30
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Unit: ‘D’ Company, 7th Battalion
Service Number: 200042
Died: 16/06/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Senlis Communal Cemetery Extension
Reference: II.C.9

CWGC Notes: Son of George Edward Salter Badcock of 184 Holmesdale Rd, South Norwood, and the late Annie Badcock; husband of Winifred Badcock, of Slade St, Bayswater, Perth, Western Australia
                    
Additional Information: Attended Whitehorse Road School in Thornton Heath. Worked in the Good Manager’s office at London Bridge terminus. Before the war he had been a member of the Croydon Battalion territorials and when war broke out he remained in England instructing new troops. However in 1917 he was sent to France. He was shot in the head during a night patrol, leaving a widow. The second of seven sons, four of his brothers also served and at least one was killed, in September 1916 whilst serving with the Canadians.

BAKER, Arthur Sidney
Age: 21
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Unit: 7th Battalion
Service Number: G/1949
Died: 01/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and face 5D & 6D

CWGC Notes: Son of William and Harriet Baker, of 19 St. John's Rd, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton and lived in Sutton. On 1st July the 7th Battalion assaulted the German trenches on a front of about 400 yards. After 12 hours fighting the final objective west of Montauban was reached and consolidated on a front of about 260 yards. Casualties in the ranks included 174 killed, 284 wounded, and 56 missing.

BAKER, Ernest
Age: 27
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment
Unit: 12th Battalion
Service Number: 15817
Died: 05/05/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Ypres Town Cemetery Extension
Reference: III.F.9

CWGC Notes: Husband of E. Baker, of 13 St. James's Rd, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton, Ernest joined the 10th Battalion East Surreys in November 1915. Previously he had worked as a coal porter. He was the only casualty in the battalion that day, caused by a gas attack. It was Private Baker’s children who laid wreaths on the Carshalton war memorial when it was unveiled in 1921.

BAKER, Harold William

Age: 18
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Royal Fusiliers
Unit: 20th Battalion
Service Number: PS/10635
Died: 16/04/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Heninel-Croisilles Road Cemetery
Reference: II.E.34

 CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born on 30th December 1898, Harold attended St. Olave’s school between 1910 and 1915. The record of Olavian Fallen states: “Harold William Baker excelled at cricket and rugby and was an NCO in the school cadet corps. He is mentioned frequently in the Olavian magazine between the years 1910 and 1915. In his spare time, not content with his strong religious beliefs, he had become and unofficial street preacher, taking the world of God into the slum areas - an often thankless task. His best school friend was Harold Grose, a fellow rugby player, with whom he enlisted in the Fusiliers. Grose, who survived the conflict, would retain affectionate memories of 'the Preacher'. The Allied line gradually pushed 7 miles south east of Arras with men from Northumberland capturing the high ground of Wancourt tower. The 15th April saw desperate German counter attacks almost all repulsed. Private Baker was involved in all of these infantry actions at the tender age of eighteen. On the 16th, he was advancing with his friend Jimmy Wilde, a Welsh school master, and their officer, Lieutenant C E Powell, when all three men were cut down in one sweep of an enemy machine gun from the high ground. The three men were buried alongside each other by an officer of the Kings (Liverpool) Regiment, who later found them, after their brigade had pushed the reinforcing troops forward. The clean white stones of these brave men sit in the sunshine at the Heninel - Croisilles Road Cemetery, on a road that crosses a plateau south west of Arras."

BALDWIN, Frederick C
Age: 24
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Unit: ‘D’ Company, 8th Battalion
Service Number: 2978
Died: 28/10/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Carshalton (All Saints) Churchyard
Reference: New.17.5

CWGC Notes: Son of Sydney and Ellen Baldwin, of Firview Villas, 117 Stanley Rd, Carshalton

Additional Information: In 1911 Frederick was working as a trainee carpenter. He was discharged from the army in November 1917.


BARBER, Frank Douglas
Age: 24        
Rank: 2nd Corporal
Regiment / Service: Royal Engineers        
Unit:
Railway Acc. Department
Service Number: WR/207102
Died: 22/11/1919
Cemetery / Memorial: Bandon Hill Cemetery
Reference: J.50

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Lambeth and worked as a railway clerk. Had previously served with the Worcester Regiment.

BARBER, Sydney Herbert
Age: 25
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment
Unit: Depot
Service Number: 21581
Died: 17/08/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Carshalton (All Saints) Churchyard
Reference: New.14.2

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton and lived at 21 St. John’s Road. He was married with 2 children. Worked as a shoemaker and enlisted in September 1915. He had previously served with the Royal Garrison Artillery for 10 months. He was discharged in August 1917 due to diabetes.

BARNES, Harry
Age: 39
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Royal Fusiliers
Unit: 34th Battalion
Service Number: 26512
Died: 15/05/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Reference: Q.II.H.14

CWGC Notes:
Trans. to 60268 101st Coy, Labour Corps
                    
Additional Information: Born in Wickham, was unmarried and lived at Oxford Villas, Green Wrythe Lane. Previously a labourer in the mills, he enlisted in November 1915. He was wounded by a gas shell whilst serving with the Labour Corps and died the same day. He is also commemorated on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross.

BATCHELOR, Charles

Age: 27
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Leinster Regiment
Unit: 2nd Battalion
Service Number:
5527
Died: 26/03/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Pozieres Memorial
Reference: Panel 78

CWGC Notes: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Batchelor, of 39 St. James Rd, Carshalton; husband of Florence Batchelor, of 37 Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: His name also appears on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross.

BATES, Herbert Charles
Age: 35
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment
Unit: 7th Battalion
Service Number: 779
Died: 13/10/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Loos Memorial
Reference: Panel 65 to 67

CWGC Notes: Son of Mr. John Joseph Bates, of The Field, Beck Row Rd, Mildenhall, Suffolk
                    
Additional Information: Born in Mildenhall, at the time of the 1911 census he was boarding with a family at 1 Rochester Road, Carshalton. Worked as a labourer and enlisted in September 1914. Died during an attack near the quarries at Hulluch – “The division was ordered to attack in conjunction with a general attack more or less all along the line. 12 noon the Artillery bombardment began and continued until 2 o’clock; smoke and gas began at 1 and was continued to 2. The attack was made by the 46th,12th, and 1st Division its main object was to straighten our line and if possible to take from the enemy one or two very nasty positions he had which enfiladed our line...At 2pm exactly B Company 2 platoons led by Lieutenant Hewat assaulted the whole of ‘gun trench’ by a frontal attack; at the same time bombing parties from A and B [companies] attacked both flanks. The frontal attack got in at once, the Germans running as soon as we got close. A Company under Captain Tomkins with two platoons followed up...but kept too much to the north and were badly cut up by machine gun fire in the open...There was a great deal of bombing on both sides and our men suffered rather heavily from enfilade fire from the quarries on our left...also the trenches were shelled somewhat heavily with high explosive. However the result was exactly what we had set out to do, we won the trench...The enemy made a counter attack at 5.30am which we easily repulsed with rifle fire....The men fought splendidly all through and attacked with great dash, this was especially creditable as they had been in the trenches for 4 months without a rest and the last 5 days had undergone a continual and heavy bombardment.” Casualties were 58 killed, 160 wounded, 33 missing. He is also commemorated on the Mildenhall war memorial.

BILLETT, John Henry
Age: 18
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Unit: 14th Battalion
Service Number: 29893
Died: 31/10/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Tyne Cot
Reference: Panel 23 to 28 & 163A

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton and lived at Carshalton Place. Died of wounds. His name also appears on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross. His father was a sergeant in the Shropshire Light Infantry; in November 1924 he wrote to the Ypres Times (the journal of the Ypres League, an association open to all those that served in the salient and their relatives) saying ‘My son was killed in the Ypres Sector on about the 20th October, 1917...at a place called Polderhoek Chateau, Gheluvelt...I should be glad to hear from any of your readers if they know anything about him.’

BOWLES, Herbert
Age: 20
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment / Service: Royal Navy
Unit: HMS Recruit
Service Number: J/27333
Died: 09/08/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
Reference: 21

CWGC Notes: Son of George H. Bowles, of 1 Mason Cottages, St. James' Rd, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: HMS Recruit was an ‘R’ Class Destroyer and was launched in April 1917 with a crew of 1075. On the 9th August 1917 it hit a mine in the North Sea. Herbert’s name also appears on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross.

BOXALL, Leonard Albert
(Not on CWGC)
Age: c.33
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Army Service Corps
Unit: 2nd Labour Company
Service Number: S2/016497
Died: 1918-1921
Cemetery / Memorial: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

CWGC Notes: N/A
                    
Additional Information: Born in Epsom, a gardener who enlisted on 20th August 1914 aged 28. Lived in Burgess Road, Sutton. He served overseas until November 1915, when he was sent home due to having had several epileptic fits. He was discharged in March 1916.

BRADBURY, Thomas Ernest
Age: 27
Rank: Lance Sergeant
Regiment / Service: Scots Guards
Unit: 1st Battalion
Service Number: 4916
Died: 25/01/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Le Touret Memorial
Reference: Panel 3 & 4

CWGC Notes: Son of Thomas Henry and Mary Ann Emily Bradbury, of Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Thomas Bradbury is first mentioned in the Carshalton and Wallington Advertiser on 13th November 1914: “On Wednesday night Mr. Bradbury, of the Coach & Horses, High Street, received an intimation that his son, Sergt-Drummer Tom Bradbury, of the 1st Scots Guards, was wounded on the 2nd of November.  So far as can be gathered the sergeant is not seriously injured.  A piece of shrapnel struck him in the face below the eye and he is in hospital at Versailles.  In a letter home he said he did not expect to be sent back to England, but expected to rejoin his regiment before long.  Bradbury has 12 years service to his credit, two of which he spent in Egypt.” In February 1915 the paper reported that “Much anxiety is felt as to the whereabouts of Sergeant Thomas Bradbury...a letter from his friend who is at the front states he has not been seen since January 25th. Mr Bradbury has since received official intimation from the War Office that his son is missing.”

That day the battalion had been subject to an attack by the Germans. Although they had been warned by a German deserter half an hour previously that the attack was going to take place, heavy casualties were still inflicted. An initial bombardment had been followed by the detonation of several mines along the sector, causing much chaos. The advance was checked and a counter-attack delivered, but little ground was retaken. The casualties for that period in the trenches were 31 killed, 123 wounded, and 242 missing. 

Thomas is believed to be one of the sergeants featured on the below postcard, which he sent to his parents on 10th August 1914 from Marlborough Lines, Aldershot Barracks:

        Pictures courtesy of Simon Jervis

BRIDGE, Frederick Charles
Age: Unknown
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Leinster Regiment
Unit: 2nd Battalion
Service Number: 5615
Died: 31/07/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Reference: Panel 44

CWGC Notes: None

BRIGHT, Alfred
(Not on CWGC)
Age: 49
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Royal Engineers
Unit: Construction Company       
Service Number: 220538 / WR20018
Died: 1919
Cemetery / Memorial: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

CWGC Notes: N/A
                    
Additional Information: There is no record of Alfred on the CWGC website, however his service record survives and shows that he was 47 years 8 months old when he signed up in December 1916. After serving abroad he was discharged as no longer medically fit for service in January 1919 due to having a tumour in his mouth. A labourer, he was born in Chesterfield and lived at 32 Mill Lane, Carshalton.

BRISTOW, John
Age: 21
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Unit: 2nd Battalion
Service Number: L/10278
Died: 29/10/1914
Cemetery / Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Reference: Panel 11-13 & 14

CWGC Notes:
None
                    
Additional Information: Lived in St. James Road and had already served for 2 years prior to the war breaking out. Died of wounds. His name is also on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross.

BROOKS, Caleb James
Age: 19
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent)
Unit: 7th Battalion
Service Number: G/23762
Died: 21/03/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Pozieres Memorial
Reference: Panel 58 & 59

CWGC Notes: Son of James Charles and Emma Brooks, of "Waverley", 32 Stanley Rd, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Maidstone in 1898, his occupation was a hairdresser. Brother of Reginald and William Brooks – they all died in the space of just over a month.

BROOKS, Reginald Cyril
Age: 15
Rank: Deck Boy
Regiment / Service: Mercantile Marine
Unit: SS Pomerian (Glasgow)
Died: 15/04/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial

CWGC Notes: Son of James Charles and Emma Brooks, of 52 Stanley Rd, Carshalton, Surrey. Born at Sevenoaks, Kent
                    
Additional Information: The Pomerian was torpedoed and sunk by UC-77 off the coast of Portland Bill, with the loss of 55 men. Brother of Caleb and William Brooks.

BROOKS, William Charles
Age: 19
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Bedfordshire Regiment
Unit: 7th Battalion
Service Number: 49218
Died: 24/04/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux
Reference: Sp.Mem.1

CWGC Notes: Son of James Charles and Emma Brooks, of "Waverley," 32 Stanley Rd, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Born in April 1899 and enlisted in February 1917. On the 24th April 1918 the battalion was “In billets. Battalion ordered to ‘stand to’ at 4am. Moved up to line by stages during the day and took up position just South of Cachy. Battalion ordered to do counter attack at 10pm. From information received the enemy had penetrated our defences to a depth of 2000 yards (approx.) on a wide frontage. Battalion was formed up in position for attack with Royal West Kents on right and Australians on left. Night was intensely dark. Battalion moved forward to the assault and encountered slight opposition for first 1000 yards. When battalion on our right was held up by heavy machine gun fire, the reserve Company was ordered forward at this stage and thus reinforced. The assault was continued and final objective reached in spite of fierce enemy opposition and with two exposed flanks. The left company of battalion was ordered to withdraw in order to conform with line of battalion on left...During this action the regiment alone took over 200 prisoners. Many enemy dead were observed on the captured ground. Five enemy machine guns were captured during this action and handed over to the French on relief…The bearing of all ranks was most commendable, and deserving of the highest praise.” Casualties were 16 killed, 112 wounded, and 70 missing. Brother of Caleb and Reginald Brooks.

BROWN, Bert Daniel
Age: 26
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Service Number: 59555
Died: 26/06/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Carshalton (All Saints) Churchyard
Reference: New.10.5

CWGC Notes: Son of Edward Brown; husband of Jane Brown, of 91 Carshalton Grove, Sutton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton, Bert lived at 25 Waterloo Road in Sutton. His occupation is given as laundry hand. He joined the East Surrey Regiment (service no. 24304) in June 1916. Died in the UK.

BROWN, Charles Ernest
Age: 23
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Northumberland Fusiliers
Unit: 1st Battalion
Service Number: 56087
Died: 29/03/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Arras Memorial
Reference: Bay 2 & 3

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton, he was a grocer’s assistant and lived at 2 Butter Hill. Brother of Leonard Brown. Previously served with the Army Ordnance Corp (service no. 04824). Enlisted in February 1915. Killed in action during the German’s Spring offensive: “28th March 18 – Enemy attack about 4.30am and capture front line. Enemy in very large numbers and supported by immense concentration of artillery, low flying aeroplanes, continue attack but were held up by reserve line until 3.30pm in spite of fact that both flanks were in the air. Order to evacuate position received. This was done. Btn withdrew...and took up position in Bde support...29th March – Enemy does not renew his attack but shells all lines very heavily...” 

BROWN, Herbert Leslie
Age: 25
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment / Service: Welsh Regiment
Unit: 16th Battalion
Service Number: 24165
Died: 07/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 7A & 10A

CWGC Notes: Son of the late William and Jane Brown

Additional Information: Lived at 33 Sutton Grove and worked as a bricklayer.

BROWN, Herbert Walter
Age: 27
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Royal Fusiliers
Unit: 8th Battalion
Service Number: 7600
Died: 25/04/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Etaples Military Cemetery
Reference: XVIII.A.6A

CWGC Notes: Son of Walter and Emma Brown, of South Kensington, London; husband of A.G. Brown, of 6 Croft Rd, Godalming

Additional Information: Joined the Public Schools Battalion in 1915 and saw active service as a stretcher bearer. Was shot in the abdomen by a sniper on or around 11th April. He started to recover and was able to write to his wife but suffered a relapse and died on 25th April. He worked for a press agency and was superintendent of the Sunday school at Emmanuel Church, Park Lane, Carshalton, as well as the minister’s warden and member of the choir.

 

BROWN, Leonard Reuben
Age: 28
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Royal Fusiliers
Unit: 10th Battalion
Service Number: 61579
Died: 10/04/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Houdain Lane Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines
Reference: E.6

CWGC Notes: Son of Mrs. W.R. Brown, of Avondale, Butter Hill, Carshalton, and the late W.R. Brown
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton and was a clerk. Signed up in December 1915. Resided at 2 Butter Hill. Brother of Charles Brown. The battalion war diary for the day states: “At 4am the Battn withdrew to Feuchy Chapel. About 10am moved to Brown Line by Railway. Advanced under slight enemy artillery fire and machine gun fire until checked by intense MG fire about 600 yards west of Monchy-le-Preux. Our casualties by this time were fairly heavy.” Total casualties 9th – 11th 12 officers and 24 other ranks.

BROWN, Percy George
Age: 19
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Service: King’s Royal Rifle Corps
Unit: 1st Battalion
Service Number: A/203517
Died: 24/03/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Reference: X.D.13

CWGC Notes: Son of Harry Robert Brown, of 31 Sutton Grove, Sutton, and the late Bertha Brown

Additional Information: Lived at 31 Sutton Grove. In 1911 was working as a school newsboy.
                    
BROWN, Walter Frederick
Age: 28
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 9th Battalion
Service Number: G/16200
Died: 02/02/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Reference: VIII.B.205

CWGC Notes: Son of Mercy Brown of Flora Villas, Brickfield Lane, Carshalton; husband of K.G. Brown of 32 Orchard Road, Sutton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton and was a labourer. Enlisted in November 1915. He died of wounds received in a trench raid in on 25th January near Hulluch – “The battalion carried out a successful trench raid against the enemy...Purposes were (1) To obtain identifications (2) To inflict losses on the enemy (3) To secure a sample of German ration bread. Strength of party – 3 officers & 50 O.R, 6 sappers...Their advance was apparently not observed, as no fire was directed at them...and [they] entered the enemy’s trench without casualty...About 60 yards from the point of entry...2nd Lieutenant LC Thomas came upon two sentries with their hands in their pockets standing on the firestep: he called on them to surrender, but as they made a movement to raise their rifles he shot them both; it was evident that these men had not, previous to the appearance of 2/Lt Thomas, the slightest idea that anything unusual was occurring. At this point there was a dugout, the entrance of which was covered with a canvas screen; a German came out and was shot by 2/Lt Thomas, the latter then ordered several of the enemy, who were sitting on the steps leading down to the dugout, to surrender, as they were screaming with terror and apparently paralysed with fear. 2/Lt Thomas fired a shot into the entrance upon which 3 Germans surrendered; shortly afterwards some of the enemy were seen escaping by the other entrance; 2/Lt Thomas shot one of these and the bayonet men two others. By this time the alarm had evidently been given as the party were being bombed. 2/Lt Thomas decided to withdraw...Near the junction of Sap 45 with the enemy’s front trench, the entrance to a dugout was seen, and near to it a German was seen looking through a periscope; the latter was shot by the leading bayonet man. The dugout had three entrances; Sergeant Summers shot one of the enemy escaping by the third entrance. All the entrances were then guarded. From sounds it was certain that there were a considerable number of the enemy in the dugout, but, in spite of Mills’ and [smoke?] bombs being thrown down they refused to come out...The order for withdrawal was then received, and the party withdrew; Sapper Wilkes having meanwhile blown in the dugout with a mobile charge.” The party then withdrew, with two of the sappers being wounded. Casualties were 3 killed and 4 wounded (3 sappers and 1 East Surrey – Walter Brown). His name also appears on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross.

BRYANT, William Henry
Age: 26    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Border Regiment        
Unit: 1st Battalion
Service Number: 22913
Died: 24/10/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Moorseele Military Cemetery
Reference: C.2

CWGC Notes: Son of Alfred Bryant, of 1 Palmerston Rd, Mill Lane, Carshalton
                        
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton, his address is given as The Limes, Lodge Road, Wallington. His occupation was given as ‘bioscope operator’ and he signed up in June 1915. He died of wounds received in action. He also served with the East Surreys, and was awarded the Military Medal.

BUCKENHAM, William J
Age: 19
Rank: Corporal
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 9th Battalion
Service Number: 2512
Died: 26/09/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Loos Memorial
Reference: Panel 65 to 67

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton and was a labourer, lived in St. John’s Road. Enlisted on 14th September 1914, aged 18 years 10 months. The war diary for the 26th of September 1915 reads – “Soon after 4am...the battalion was ordered to take cover in some German support trenches which had been captured the day before. Efforts were made to bring some rations up to the men but the enemy's shell fire prevented this being done. The enemy's position extended between Hulluch and Cite St. Auguste. The attack was launched at 11am and was carried right up to the enemy's trenches but the wire not being cut it was impossible to get through the enemy's lines although several fruitless attempts were made. The casualties were very heavy at this point chiefly owing to some machine guns which formed a heavy cross fire on our men. The order was then given for the brigade to retire to the line of trenches from which it had advanced in the morning. This retirement was carried out in orderly manner under heavy shell fire of all kinds…The enemy continued to shell very heavily until about 5pm…and many of the slightly wounded were wounded again or killed…The casualties numbered 14 officers and 438 other ranks.”

BURROWS, John Henry
(WW2)
Age: 34                
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 2nd Battalion
Service Number: 6145189
Died: 05/07/1943
Cemetery / Memorial: Chungkai War Cemetery
Reference: 4.K.3

CWGC Notes: None

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CAINE, Bertram Claude
(On CWGC as Bertram CAME)
Age: Unknown
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 9th Battalion
Service Number: 16236
Died: 16/08/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 6B & 6C

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: The 9th Battalion war diary for the day records that ‘C’ and ‘D’ companies were part of an attack on a German strongpoint (a concrete dugout surrounded by a trench) south west of Guillemont. The attack was made in 3 waves of 80 men each. The artillery bombardment commenced at 5.10pm and lasted for half an hour. The war diary reports that “during the bombardment several of the 18 pounders fired short and caused casualties among our own attacking party in the trenches, during the whole of this bombardment the enemy’s machine guns were very active and never ceased firing…At 5.42pm all our three waves left their trenches and advanced in perfect lines towards their objective. No sooner had the first wave left its trenches they were surprised to see the enemy looking over their parapet…The first two waves on approaching the enemy’s line first came under very heavy rifle fire, and as they approached still closer to the enemy’s trench by a tremendous volley of bombs. Nearly all the men when within a few yards of the trench were either killed or wounded, and only two officers and one or two NCO’s actually succeeded in getting into the German trench, they were never seen again. Wounded men and a few that were not wounded jumped into the nearest shell hole and threw bombs at the enemy until exhausted, they crawled back to our trenches during the hours of darkness. The right of the third wave joined the first two waves, the left came under machine gun fire from the direction of Guillemont and were withdrawn…as the first two waves had not been successful.” Casualties were 190 killed, wounded, or missing.

CAIRNS, Robert
Age: 36                
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 9th Battalion
Service Number: 22714
Died: 22/12/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe
Reference: II.B.6

CWGC Notes: Husband of M.A. Cairns of 4 Baden Villas, Waterloo Rd, Sutton
                    
Additional Information: A plasterer born in Carshalton, Robert enlisted in December 1915. He was killed in action near Hulluch. The war diary for that day states that the Germans launched two ‘minnies’ into the battalion’s trenches, killing one man and wounding seven.

CAISBROOK, James Henry
Age: 28
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 13th Battalion
Service Number: 13027
Died: 27/07/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand
Reference: I.E.14

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Clifton, Worcestershire. Worked a market gardener and had previously boarded with the Greenslade family at Westmead Road. At the end of July 1917 the 13th Battalion was near Gouzeacourt, where each company spent 2 days in the camp near Dessart Wood, obtaining baths and firing on the range. At night the companies were posted to the battalion front, and it is likely that Sergeant Caisbrook was died of wounds received on the 26th, when seven other ranks were wounded and three killed.

CANNON, Harry Royal

Age: 27
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit: 2nd Battalion
Service Number: 9204
Died: 10/03/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Le Touret Memorial
Reference: Panel 15 & 16

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Canterbury and previously a resident of Stratford, Harry had already served for nine years when war broke out, and had seen service in India and South Africa before being posted to Malta. He was a good boxer and had won a medal for a featherweight contest he won when in Malta. In December 1914 he wrote to his parents:

“Just a few lines to let you know that I have felt the weight of a German bullet on the top of my head; it has parted my hair in centre and has grooved my skull a bit, and then run thin off. I got this lot on the 30th November at 7.30, I had been up on the parapet of the trench giving them socks for two days. I have to my credit one officer and four men for certain, and a few wounded, and when we go back I am going to have some more for my wound. I may as well, as I have a souvenir from the Germans for life, for I will always have my scar. It is alright at present, only it aches at night. Don’t get alarmed about me as I am just going into the trenches as if nothing had happened as everybody says I am a lucky man, for another quarter of an inch and I would have had my brains out, but never mind, God was good to me and spared my life. I suppose you will be surprised to hear that His Majesty the King was out here. He was only a quarter of a mile out of one firing line. I suppose it will be in the papers by now. What would the Germans say if only they knew it; their gunners would have tried for a dozen iron crosses.”

Harry was awarded the DCM for his actions on the day he died, at the battle of Neuve Chapelle. The London Gazette of 1st June 1915 reports that he was ‘Brought to notice for gallant conduct at Neuve Chapelle on the 10th March 1915, when he was the first man to enter the German trenches in the attack.’

The battalion war diary for that day states that “B Company reached the first German trench with very little opposition - not so A Company who met with a heavy rifle & M.G. fire - the German wire too was not well cut in front of this Company by the Guns. A Company experienced a heavy enfilade fire as the Battalion on its left - the 2nd Middlesex - could not get forward.”

As well as the DCM (second from the left in the above picture), Harry was awarded the Russian Order of the Cross of St. George, 3rd Class (Pictured right).

CARPENTER, Cecil Henry

Age: 23
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Honourable Artillery Company
Unit: ‘D’ Company, 1st Battalion
Service Number: 4740
Died: 14/11/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 8A

CWGC Notes: Son of Henry William and Emelie Carpenter of "St. Heliers," Carshalton Park Rd, Carshalton. Educated at Whitgift Grammar School, Croydon. Enlisted, November 1915. Went to France, June,        
                    
Additional Information: Attended Whitgift School from 1905-1910. A bank clerk. Fought at the Ancre, Beaumont Hamel, and Beaucourt, where he was killed in action, although initially he was reported missing and not officially confirmed dead until August 1917, when one of his fellow soldiers stated “On the morning of November 14th, 1916, while digging in on the outskirts of Beaucourt, I saw No.4740 Pte. Carpenter C.H, enter a shell hole immediately in front of my position distance some 10 yards away. During the day we were subject to heavy shelling and at about 4pm, a large shell exploded either in or very close to the shell hole which Pte. Carpenter had not been seen to leave. The force of the explosion blew me out of the back of the trench and covered me with earth. I feel quite convinced the Pte. Carpenter was in the shell hole at the time and must have been killed by the explosion.”

CARTER, William Maurice
Age: 22
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)        
Unit: 10th Battalion
Service Number: G/9940
Died: 26/03/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Arras Memorial
Reference: Bay 2

CWGC Notes: Son of Annie Bessie Carter, of Perryvale, Alberta, Canada, and the late John Carter
                    
Additional Information: Born in Croydon. A shop assistant, he signed up in November 1915. Killed in action.

CATTELL, George Clement
Age: 21
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 7th Battalion
Service Number: 402
Died: 08/03/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Loos Memorial
Reference: Panel 65 to 67

CWGC Notes: Son of Clement and Emma Cattell, of 4 Gordon Rd, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Hackney. A bookbinder, he enlisted on 27th August 1914. Probably killed by German shelling whilst in trenches near Bethune.

CHALCRAFT, Frank
(The Carshalton war memorial says CHALGRAFT)
Age: 23
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 9th Battalion
Service Number: 2598
Died: 26/09/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Loos Memorial
Reference: Panel 65 to 67

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton, was a brickmaker and lived at 19 St. James Road. He enlisted on 14th September 1914. See the war diary entry under William Buckenham for an account of the 9th Battalion’s action on 26th September 1915, after which he was missing, presumed killed. He is also commemorated on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross.

CHANDLER, Arthur Charles

(The Carshalton war memorial gives his first name as Charles)

Age: 24
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment
Unit: ‘B’ Company, 2nd Battalion
Service Number: 10003
Died: 25/04/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Reference: Panel 34

CWGC Notes: Son of Mrs R.J. Dale, of 17 St. James' Rd, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton. Signed up to the army in January 1910 when he was 18 years old. He was employed as a potman by Mr G. Bird of The Cricketers, Carshalton, who provided a reference for him. Stepson of Rifleman Ernest Dale. Arthur was killed in action near Zonnebeke, a report of which is given in the battalion war diary: “At 5am enemy opened fire with shrapnel which continued until 9am when trenches were heavily bombarded. The fumes from the shells…affected men and in some cases rendered them unconscious. Casualties to noon 4 killed and 18 wounded. At about 1pm the enemy attacked the whole line held by the battalion. They broke through…and some occupied a small trench in rear but were dislodged and 8 captured. The remainder made for the railway but the company in dugouts attacked them and captured 1 officer and 28 men…The enemy succeed in occupying a portion of trench…but were speedily driven out by the 9th Middlesex at point of bayonet…the enemy in attacking were careful not to mask the loopholes of their own trenches and the fire from these loopholes caused heavy casualties amongst the men who were obliged to fire over the parapet.” Casualties for the day were 87 killed, 113 wounded, and 43 missing. His name also appears on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross.

CHANDLER, Reginald V
Age: 19
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Seaforth Highlanders        
Unit: 7th Battalion
Service Number: 204564
Died: 28/09/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Ypres Town Cemetery Extension
Reference: II.F.27

CWGC Notes: Son of Joseph and Nancy Chandler of 8 Burton House, Myatt's Park, Camberwell, London
                    
Additional Information: A clerk for Carshalton Urban District Council, he originally enlisted underage but was discharged when his true age was discovered. He re-enlisted in June 1917 aged 18 years 1 month. His address is given as 55 Clapham Road SW.

CHURCHER, Gilbert Alfred
Age: 26
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)        
Unit: 7th Battalion
Service Number: G/1583
Died: 01/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Dantzig Alley Cemetery, Mametz
Reference: VIII.Q.I

CWGC Notes: Son of Mrs. E. Weston, of 2 Western Rd, Burgess Hill, Sussex
                    
Additional Information: Born in Hambeldon, Hampshire. In 1911 he was living in Haywards Heath. See war diary entry under Arthur Baker. His connection to Carshalton is currently unknown.

CLARK, Frank William
Age: 19        
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Service: London Regiment (Queen Victoria’s Rifles)        
Unit: ‘B’ Company, 1/9th Battalion
Service Number: 394520
Died: 04/07/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Bavelincourt Communal Cemetery
Reference: C.6

CWGC Notes: Son of William V. and Mary M. Clark, of 43 Morland Avenue, East Croydon
                    
Additional Information: Signed up in March 1917 giving an address of 2 The Exchange, London Road, Thornton Heath. A clerk.

CLARKE, John
Age: 35        
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 7th Battalion
Service Number: 820
Died: 12/04/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery
Reference: III.B.2

CWGC Notes: Husband of Kate Clarke of 9 Wrythe Lane, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Croydon and worked as a general labourer. Also commemorated on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross.

COLEMAN, Edward James
Age: 53
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Hampshire Regiment        
Unit: Unknown
Service Number: 20820
Died: 22/04/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Netley Military Cemetery
Reference: C.E.1906

CWGC Notes: Son of Edward and Mary Woods Coleman; husband of Alice Maud Coleman of 12 Park Rd, Tunbridge Wells

Additional Information: Born in Haverstock Hill, was an insurance clerk living at 9 Westcroft Road. Was married with two children.

COLLINS, Robert Henry
(Does not appear on CWGC)
Age: 35    
Rank: Driver
Regiment / Service: Royal Field Artillery        
Unit: Unknown
Service Number: 97904
Died: 28/05/1919
Cemetery / Memorial: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

CWGC Notes: N/A
                        
Additional Information: Born in Wycombe, lived at 30 Station Road and was a labourer, having worked for the South Metropolitan Electric Light Company.  Married with 2 children. Enlisted in 1915. Was discharged due to a bomb wound in his right thigh received in September 1918.  Correspondence in his service record from his wife suggests that he died as a consequence of being gassed.

COMYNS, Charles

Age: 24
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Unit: 1/6th
Service Number: 260092
Died: 27/08/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Tyne Cot
Reference: XII.A.19

CWGC Notes: Son of Mr J. R. and Mrs A. D. Comyns
                    
Additional Information: Born in Halifax. Attended Sutton County School between 1903 and 1908. Entered the army under the Derby scheme in February 1915, but The Suttonian notes that his work as a chemist prevented him from being called up for over a year. The Surrey Recruitment Register, however, gives his occupation as chauffeur at the time of his enlistment, and states he was residing in the High Street, Carshalton. He initially joined the 5th Essex Regiment, and was then transferred to the Royal Warwicks. He went to France in June 1917, and was shot by a sniper shortly after climbing over the parapet of his trench.

COOK, Maurice Percival

Age: 21
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent)        
Unit: 7th Battalion
Service Number: G/2507
Died: 01/10/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 11C

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Brenchley in Kent. Was an office clerk and lived at 12 Byron Avenue. Attended Sutton County School from 1909-10. Joined the Royal West Kents early in the war. Was shot in the stomach at Loos in September 1915. When he returned to France was shot by a sniper whilst part of a bombing party.

COOKE, Edward Ralph

Age: 38
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Honourable Artillery Company
Unit: 2nd Battalion
Service Number: 9281
Died: 31/03/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St.Mein
Reference: I.A.28

CWGC Notes: Son of Alfred E. and Leila Cooke; husband of Kathleen Cooke of High Barn, Middleton, Bognor, Sussex. Born at Wimbledon

Additional Information: Born on 16th March 1879, he was educated at Whitgift School from 1892-1894. His parents lived at ‘The Cottage’, West Street, Carshalton. Worked as a clerk on the Stock Exchange then worked at the Admiralty and as a Special Constable in Carshalton. He married in Carshalton on 14/02/1915 and had a son, Peter Frere, on 18/12/1915. Was a resident of Tilehurst. He enlisted in Reading on 30/10/1916 and had only been sent to France in January 1917. Was killed in action at Ecoust by machine gun fire. Also commemorated on the Stock Exchange war memorial and in De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour part 3.

COOPER, Angelo James
Age: 23
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Regiment / Service: Royal Navy        
Unit: HMS Derwent
Service Number: K/18712
Died: 02/05/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Reference: 26

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Was born in Ashford, Middlesex. Lived at 4 Rose Cottages, Pound Street, and had previously worked as a grocer’s assistant. HMS Derwent was sunk by a mine off Le Havre.

COOPER, Charles Henry
Age: 27
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Service: King’s Royal Rifle Corps        
Unit: 10th Battalion
Service Number: R/32888
Died: 07/10/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 13A & 13B

CWGC Notes: Son of Mr D.W. Cooper of "Endwood", Carshalton Park Rd, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Battersea and was a clerk prior to enlisting in May 1916, only 5 months before he died.

COOPER, James Thomas
Age: 24
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Service: King’s Royal Rifle Corps        
Unit: 9th Battalion
Service Number: R/527
Died: 25/09/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Reference: Panel 51 and 53

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information:  Born in Bermondsey and a labourer, he lived at 35 Station Road, was a printer machine hand and played football for Carshalton Athletic. He enlisted in September 1914 and was killed in action at Loos when the battalion carried out a full frontal assault on a German position where the wire had not been cut.

COTTER, James Thomas
Age: 30
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Middlesex Regiment        
Unit: 19th Battalion
Service Number: PW/5179
Died: 04/10/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 12D & 13B

CWGC Notes: Brother of Mrs M.W. Choules of 10 Seymour Rd, Beddington Corner, Mitcham
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton and lived at 2 Parkside Green. A labourer, his name also appears on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross.

COURTMAN, Frederick Arthur L
Age: 26
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)        
Unit: 1st
Service Number: G/25276
Died: 08/10/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Montbrehain British Cemetery
Reference: A.34

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Was married and lived at 13 Westcroft Road, Carshalton.  Was a fishmonger and poulterer. Was wounded by a gas shell in August 1918, although it is unclear whether this caused his death two months later.

COX, John Benjamin

Age: 17    
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Service: King’s Royal Rifle Corps        
Unit: 12th Battalion
Service Number: R/1090
Died: 12/09/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Rue-De-Bacquerot No.1 Military Cemetery, Laventie
Reference: II.C.5

CWGC Notes: Son of Charles and Annie Cox, of Nonsuch Farm, Cheam, Sutton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Cuddington. When he enlisted on 3rd September 1914, John gave his age as 19 years 4 days, and his occupation as a clerk. A memorial plaque in St. Mary’s Church, Cuddington, states that he was 20 at the time of his death.  However, the 1901 census shows that he was born in 1898, and this is confirmed by BMD records which gives a birth date of January-March 1898, which means he was 16 when he enlisted and about 17 and a half when he died. He had been in France less than two months when he was killed in action during a stint in the front line from the 8th – 16th September. The battalion war diary for the period records “Winchester Post... Relieved 12 RB in front line trenches. Situation quiet all the time. Snipers found few targets. They hit 3 Germans. Our machine guns dispersed various enemy working parties. Casualties – 1 officer very slightly wounded, 1 NCO wounded, 3 Rfn killed, 1 Rfn died of wounds, 17 Rfn wounded.”

COX, William Thomas
Age: 22    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 2nd Battalion
Service Number: 6153
Died: 24/04/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Reference: Panel 34

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton, a labourer before joining the army in July 1909 aged 17. Killed in action.

CROCKER, Albert George
Age: 28
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 1st Battalion            
Service Number: 9241
Died: 23/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 6B & 6C

CWGC Notes:    Son of Albert George and Clara E. Crocker of 11 Mill Place, Mill Lane, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information:    An unmarried labourer who was born in Wallington and lived at 11 Mill Place, Carshalton. He signed up in May 1915 and was reported missing following an attack to take back parts of Delville and Longueval Woods that the Germans had captured on the 19th July. The battalion war diary for the 23rd July states “Our function as a battalion was to capture and hold the two strong points…known to contain machine guns. The latter, as it was considered to be partially responsible for the heavy casualties incurred by the 2nd Suffolks on the morning of the 20th, was to be attacked at 3.15am…The former post…was attacked as part of the general assault at 3.40am with great judgement and skill by…a composite party of battalion snipers, sappers and Royal Engineers supported by two platoons of No.4 Coy and a Lewis Gun team. The post was captured, one M.G. was captured and 5 others put out of action. In addition, it was estimated that some 30 to 40 Germans were killed by grenades and the post successfully consolidated…Our Lewis Guns did good work against the Germans, who seizing their opportunity secured as much ground as possible while our units were reforming…This small but important raid was well planned and equally well executed.” Casualties to 12 noon on 23rd July were 5 officers and an estimated 119 other ranks.

CURRIER, Samuel Charles 

 

Age: 38
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 9th Battalion
Service Number: 2289
Died: 16/08/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 6B & 6C

CWGC Notes:    Husband of Annie L. Currier, of 25 St. Andrew's Rd, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Samuel was born in Sutton in 1878 the youngest son of James Francis Currier and Jane (nee Rooke). He had three elder sisters Elizabeth b.1869, Emily b.1870 and Harriett b.1872 and two elder brothers, James b.1874 and Richard b.1876. He married Annie Lucy Carter in 1902 and had three children, Charles Herbert b.1902, Evelyn Elsie b.1907 and Francis William b.1911. He grew up in Morland Road, Sutton where he became an errand boy. As a young man he and his brothers moved to Marylebone where in 1901 he was working as a bus conductor. By 1911 he was back in Sutton with his young family working as a general labourer in the building trade. He entered the war in 1915.See the war diary entry under Bertram Caine. Died of wounds. He is also commemorated on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross.

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DALE, Ernest David
Age: 46        
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Service: King’s Royal Rifle Corps        
Unit: 2nd Battalion
Service Number: R/500
Died: 18/09/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Bellicourt British Cemetery
Reference: I.H.5

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton and was a labourer, married with 4 children. Stepfather of Lance Corporal Arthur Chandler. He enlisted up in September 1914, stating that he had previously served with the Scots Guards. Was killed in action. His name also appears on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross.

DAVIESS, John
Age: Unknown
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Tank Corps        
Unit: Unknown
Service Number: Unknown
Died: Unknown
Cemetery / Memorial: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

CWGC Notes: N/A
                    
Additional Information: No record of this man can be found on the CWGC or SDGW, or using birth and census records. However one source indicates that he died on 27th December 1916 and lived at 21 Station Road. The local paper also lists his name at the unveiling of the memorial, stating that he was a Private in the Tank Corps.

DAWSON, Wilfred Charles
Age: 34    
Rank: Corporal
Regiment / Service: Royal Field Artillery        
Unit: ‘B’ Battery, 190th Brigade
Service Number: 46262
Died: 26/09/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Longueval Road Cemetery
Reference: C.8

CWGC Notes: Son of Charles William and Margaret Rachael Dawson, of Great Yarmouth; husband of Marion Dawson, of Florence House, Pakefield, Lowestoft. Headmaster of Carshalton School, Surrey
                    
Additional Information: Also commemorated on Birmingham University memorial.

DEELEY, George
Age: 21
Rank: Gunner    
Regiment / Service: Royal Field Artillery        
Unit: ‘B’ Battery, 124th Brigade
Service Number: 48893
Died: 03/05/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Cojeul British Cemetery, St.Martin-Sur-Cojeul
Reference: C.58

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Wallington and lived at 92 Stanley Road. A labourer, he enlisted in January 1915.

DELLER, Arthur Lewis
Age: 25
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)        
Unit: 6th Battalion
Service Number: G/13079
Died: 09/04/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Arras Memorial
Reference: Bay 2

CWGC Notes: Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Deller, of 17 Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton and lived at 3 Parkside, Green Wrythe Lane. Unmarried Joined the 4th East Surrey Regiment in December 1915. His pre-war occupation is given as ‘Painter’s Assistant’. Was killed in action, having initially been declared missing.

DE WARBURG, Hermann Vivian
Age: 24
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)        
Unit: 122nd Company
Died: 07/10/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers
Reference: VII.H.10

CWGC Notes: Son of Charles H. and Annie de Warburg, of "Lyndhurst", Stanley Park Rd, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Wandsworth on 25th January 1892, Hermann was an unmarried clerk. He had originally served as a Trooper with the Royal Horse Guards (November 1914-March 1915), before being commissioned as a temporary Second Lieutenant with the Royal West Surrey Regiment in March 1915 (stating that he could only ride ‘slightly’, having had about two dozen lessons). From there he was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps in December 1915. Killed in action. His body was recovered near Courcelette in December 1917.

DUFF, Sidney
Age: 35
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)        
Unit: 7th Battalion
Service Number: 5658
Died: 01/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz
Reference: VIII.N.2

CWGC Notes: Husband of Hilda Duff, of 21 Mitre St, Buckingham
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton and lived at 78 Mill Place. He was a labourer. Was killed in action - see war diary entry under Arthur Baker.

DUNKLEY, Ellis
Age: 40
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Royal Fusiliers        
Unit: 13th Battalion            
Service Number: 9000
Died: 10/03/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Hove Old Cemetery
Reference: E.129

CWGC Notes: Husband of Mary Catlin (formerly Dunkley)

Additional Information: Born in Lillington Dayrell, Buckinghamshire. Was married with 3 children and lived at 4 Badon Villas, Waterloo Road. He worked as a tramway motor-man. Also commemorated on Sutton war memorial

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EDWARDS, Lawrence Granville
Age: 20
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)        
Unit: 10th Battalion
Service Number: G/6392
Died: 27/06/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Reference: Panel 11-13 & 14

CWGC Notes: Son of Harriett Sarah Edwards, of 25 Godstone Rd, Whyteleafe, and the late Samuel Pearce Edwards
                    
Additional Information: Born in Cross In Hand, Sussex. Lived at Laundry Cottage, High Street, Carshalton. A waiter, he enlisted in August 1915. Probably killed or died of wounds whilst the battalion was holding trenches near Hollebeke. His brother Albert was in the 7th Queen’s and was awarded the DCM.

ELCOCK, James William
Age: 34
Rank: Corporal
Regiment / Service: Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)        
Unit: 1/8th Battalion
Service Number: 269872
Died: 26/09/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Vis-En-Artois Memorial
Reference: Panel 7

CWGC Notes: Son of Annie Elcock of 4 Bedford Villas, Wrythe Green, Carshalton, and the late James Elcock; husband of Amelia Frances Elcock of 55 Carshalton Rd, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: A keen athlete and secretary of the local athletics club. From the 24th – 26th September the battalion was involved in a small action near Pontruet, designed to straighten the line and gain the high ground in the area. The objectives were taken on the 25th, although after that they suffered frequent enemy shelling until relieved on the 26th. Casualties were 5 killed and 24 wounded. James’s name also appears on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross.

EMBERY, George William
(Does not appear on CWGC)
Age: 37
Rank: Driver
Regiment / Service: Royal Army Service Corps        
Unit: MT 621 Company
Service Number: 177212
Died: 1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

CWGC Notes: N/A
                    
Additional Information: Another man whose details do not appear on the CWGC, but who was listed in the local paper when the memorial was unveiled. Born in Reading in 1881 and died in Epsom in 1918. A motor driver, he was married and lived in Stockwell prior to enlisting. Served in Egypt in 1916 before being discharged as medically unfit in October of that year. His connection to Carshalton is unknown.

EVANS, Hugh Arthur
Age: 27
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment / Service: Royal Army Medical Corps        
Died: 03/06/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery
Reference: Screen Wall 61.24407

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Enlisted in September 1914. Was a doctor working at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Carshalton. Did not serve overseas.

EVANS, Reginald Ernest Kenneth

Age: 23
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Service: London Regiment (The Rangers)    
Unit: 12th Battalion
Service Number: 471554 / 4342    
Died: 01/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Gommecourt British Cemetery No.2, Hebuterne
Reference: I.B.14

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: The 1901 census shows Reginald and his family living at 112 Rochester Road. The Regimental History records that “The hours before the attack were far from pleasant, and heavy shelling gave us many casualties. Our intense bombardment, the largest of the kind that had been effected up to that date in the war, started at 6.25 a.m. The Boche artillery retaliated considerably, though the explosions of their shells, unless very near, were drowned by the noise of our own bombardment. This lasted up to 7.30 a.m. when the artillery lifted on to the final objectives, and the infantry, covered by a smoke screen, moved forward to the attack. The Battalion had a particularly difficult task in front of it. With the exception of the Q.V.R. it had to cross a wider stretch of No Man's Land than any other battalion in the two divisions attacking Gommecourt Wood.” The battalion suffered most of its killed and wounded from the numerous German machine guns entrenched in and around the wood.

EVERSFIELD, Frederick
Age: 24
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment / Service: Royal Navy        
Unit: HMS D6
Service Number: J/12826
Died: 24/06/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
Reference: 28

CWGC Notes: Husband of Kathleen Christina Eversfield, of 19 St. James Rd, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Frederick was born in Dover in 1895. HMS D6 was a British D Class submarine. She was sunk by UB-73 off the west coast of Ireland on 24th June 1918. Frederick is also commemorated on the Stockwell war memorial.

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FISHER, Richard C H
(WW2)
Age: 23                
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment / Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve        
Unit: 172 Squadron
Service Number: 1318518
Died: 31/01/1944
Cemetery / Memorial: Runneymede Memorial
Reference: Panel 229

CWGC Notes: Son of Charles Frederick and Caroline Elizabeth Fisher, of Carshalton
    
FORD, Charles (WW2) 

Age: 19                        
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Dorsetshire Regiment        
Unit: 5th Battalion
Service Number: 14701212
Died: 29/04/1945
Cemetery / Memorial: Becklingen War Cemetery
Reference: 2.B.1A          

CWGC Notes: Son of James and Mary Ellen Ford, of Carshalton
      

FOWKES, John James
Age: 34    
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)        
Unit: No. 1 Company
Service Number: 19018
Died: 18/03/1919
Cemetery / Memorial: Carshalton (All Saints) Churchyard
Reference: New.20.5

CWGC Notes: Son of Francis and Ellen Fowkes, of 3 St. John's Rd, Carshalton
                        
Additional Information: Also served with The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). He was wounded and gassed in 1918, and died of his wounds the following year in hospital in Nottingham. John’s name did not originally appear on the war memorial – soon after it was unveiled his mother wrote to the local paper asking how she could get his name added.

FREEMAN, John William

Age: 23
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment / Service: Royal Engineers        
Unit: ‘X’ Corps, Signal Company
Died: 24/09/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery
Reference: III.E.4

CWGC Notes: Son of Florence Freeman, of "Kingsweir," Carshalton Rd, Sutton, and the late Frank Freeman
                    
Additional Information: Attended Whitgift Grammar School between 1908 and 1911, and Malden College. Joined the Royal Engineers Signals in October 1914 as a Second Lieutenant and was promoted to Lieutenant in July 1917. Specialised in field telegraphy and signalling and had proceeded to the front only 10 weeks before his death. He was killed in action on the Ypres-Menin Road whilst in charge of a signals working party. His Colonel wrote “He was perfectly splendid, always cheerful, and a grand worker. In the short time he was at the front he had already done so well that I had sent his name for the charge of divisional artillery signals with the acting rank of captain. He would certainly have won the Military Cross had he survived. He was one of the best of my boys.” He is also commemorated on Sutton war memorial.

FRYER, Frederick William
Age: 27
Rank: Corporal
Regiment / Service: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry        
Unit: 5th Battalion
Service Number: 8795
Died: 03/05/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Arras Memorial
Reference: Bay 7

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Marylebone. Had previously served in the army and been discharged just before the war started, and had obtained a job with the Birmingham police force in November 1913. He was called up on reserve on 4th August 1914, and went to France with the 1st Battalion on the 20th September. He was wounded in the leg at Hooge in 1915 after already having a narrow escape when a shell killed the Sergeant standing next to him. On the 28th April 1917 Frederick’s battalion moved into Niger Trench near Wancourt in the Arras sector. On the 3rd May orders were given for an attack to be made on the German held Ape Trench in order to straighten the lines. Frederick’s battalion was detailed to occupy and hold Ape Trench once the initial assaulting force had captured the position.
The attack was a success with Ape Trench being captured and Frederick’s battalion maintaining possession until relieved on the night of Friday 4 May 1917. Casualties of 12 men killed were taken during the attack. He was initially reported missing and was not reported killed until December 1917.

FULLER, Herbert Charles
Age: 40
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Army Service Corps        
Unit: 28th Labour Company
Service Number: 21066
Died: 08/11/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Carshalton (All Saints) Churchyard
Reference: Old.238

CWGC Notes: Husband of E. Fuller of 4 Orchard Hill, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Haverstock Hill, Middlesex and worked as a window cleaner.


FULLER, James
Age: 22
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 9th Battalion
Service Number: 9343
Died: 27/03/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Pozieres Memorial
Reference: Panel 44 and 45

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton and lived at 16 William Street. Known to his family as ‘Jumbo’. A labourer, he joined up underage in May 1915. He was appointed Lance Corporal in October 1917 and was awarded the Military Medal on 29th December 1917. He was killed in action in the Fonches/Hallu area of the Somme, having already been wounded once before. His name also appears on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross.

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GABB, Richard George

Age: 21
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment / Service: Essex Regiment        
Unit: 12th Battalion, attached 1st Bn
Died: 06/08/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
Reference: Sp. Mem. C.238


CWGC Notes: Son of George B. and E.M. Gabb, of 1 Carshalton Rd, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Born 2nd April 1894 and had joined the Officer Training Corps whilst at Emanuel School in Wandsworth. After this he worked for an engineering firm. He was unmarried and lived in Dalston.  He was commissioned in November 1914 and had landed in the Dardanelles in May 1915, immediately being thrown in to heavy fighting. He died of wounds. His father was the landlord of the Windsor Castle PH in Carshalton, and he was the brother of Stanley Gabb.

GABB, Stanley Frederick
Age: 19
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment / Service: Machine Gun Corps        
Unit: 76th Company
Died: 08/12/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Reference: II.D.16

CWGC Notes: Son of George Byers Gabb and Eliza Mary Gabb, of 1 Carshalton Rd, Carshalton. Native of Croydon
                    
Additional Information:    Brother of Richard Gabb. Had been in the OTC (Officer Training Corps). Commissioned to the MGC in September 1916.

GARRETT, Richard
Age: 49
Rank: Master
Regiment / Service: Mercantile Marine     
Unit: Rappahannock
Died: 17/10/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial

CWGC Notes: Son of Richard Eydon Garrett; husband of Ida McDonough Garrett, of 54 Ashleigh Avenue, Bridgwater, Somerset
                    
Additional Information: A plaque in All Saints church reads ‘Remember before God Richard Garrett of this Parish. Captain of the RMS Rappahannock torpedoed and sunk with all hands 27th October 1916. RIP.’ The Rappahannock was sunk by U69 70 miles off the Scilly Isles, with the loss of 37 men.

GARROD, Herbert Henry

Age: 26
Rank: Gunner
Regiment / Service: Royal Field Artillery        
Unit: ‘D’ Battery, 102nd Brigade
Service Number: 122398
Died: 17/06/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground
Reference: Sp. Mem. B.15

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Clapham, lived at 17 St. John’s Road Carshalton. A leather hand by trade, Herbert signed up in January 1916. His name also appears on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross.

GIBSON, John Seear

Age: 32
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment / Service: Bedfordshire Regiment     
Unit: 8th Battalion, attached 16th Trench Mortar Battery
Died: 15/10/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 2C


CWGC Notes: Fourth son of the late Edward Morris and Martha Gibson, of Sutton, husband of Elsie May Gibson, of Maidstone, Kent
                    
Additional Information: Born on 30/12/1883, and educated at Dulwich College. John was an electrical engineer by trade and originally joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as an Ordinary Seaman in September 1914. In March 1915 he was discharged to a commission in the regular army. He served and Ypres and took part in the Somme offensive, and was temporarily attached to the Royal Engineers Tunnelling Company on two occasions. He joined the Bedfordshire Regiment on 14th August 1916 and was attached to the 16th Trench Mortar Battery. He died of wounds received during an enemy barrage whilst in trenches near Lesboeufs. He is also commemorated on Sutton war memorial and on a plaque in St. Nicholas Church, Sutton. His colonel wrote: “He did excellent work always and when with the battalion, and will be greatly missed.”

GILBERT, Claude Herbert Edwin
Age: 26
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’ Own)    
Unit: 10th Battalion
Service Number: 16042
Died: 01/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Fricourt New Military Cemetery
Reference: C.16

CWGC Notes: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Gilbert, of Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Was born in Carshalton and was a painter. Enlisted in September 1914. Killed in action.

GLANVILLE, Sidney Frank
Age: 29
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Border Regiment        
Unit: 11th Battalion
Service Number: 28642
Died: 29/06/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Nieuwpoort Communal Cemetery
Reference: I.B.7

CWGC Notes: Son of Frank and Sarah Glanville, of West St, Carshalton; husband of Nora Glanville, of 34 Goodinge Rd, Holloway, London
                    
Additional Information: A baker, he lived at 47 Mill Lane, Carshalton, and joined the Army Service Corps in January 1915. Killed in action.

GODFREY, Sidney Horace
Age: 19
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Border Regiment        
Unit: 1st Battalion
Service Number: 22985
Died: 01/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No.2, Auchonvillers
Reference: B.84

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Sutton, he was a milkman who lived at 16 Station Road, Carshalton. Joined the East Surrey Regiment in March 1915. He was initially reported missing after the first day of the Somme offensive - see the war diary entry for that day under George Allen. At the end of October 1916 he was declared killed in action.

GOODRIGHT, George Henry James
Age: 20
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment / Service: Royal Navy        
Unit: HMS Bulwark
Service Number: J/22931
Died: 26/11/1914
Cemetery / Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Reference: 3

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Kingston. Lived at 3 Percy Villas, Waterloo Road, and had previously worked as an errand boy. HMS Bulwark was moored off Sheerness when there was a huge internal explosion that destroyed the ship. Only 12 of the crew survived.

GOUGH, Bertie Frederick
Age: 22
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Service: King’s Royal Rifle Corps        
Unit: 9th Battalion, ‘C’ Company, No.9 Platoon
Service Number: R/502
Died: 30/07/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Reference: Panel 51 and 53

CWGC Notes: Son of Walter Smith Gough, of 52 Mill Lane, Carshalton, and the late Elizabeth Gough
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton, his occupation when he enlisted in September 1914 is given as ‘carman’. Worked at Stevensons Stores and was a keen footballer. He went to France at the end of May 1915. Had been slightly gassed at Ypres. His brother Frank served in the Royal West Surrey Regiment, and he also had 6 cousins serving. He was initially reported as missing following heavy fighting from July 26th – 30th. In December one of his comrades wrote to his parents to confirm that he had seen Bertie lying on the ground having been shot in the heart. No.9 Platoon had attacked a German trench but come under heavy machine gun and rifle fire, killing or wounding most of the platoon.

GRAVATT, Hubert Charles Alfred
Age: 24
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment / Service: Honourable Artillery Company        
Unit: 2nd
Service Number: 2717
Died: 30/09/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: New Irish Farm Cemetery
Reference: XXVIII.E.5

CWGC Notes: Son of Charles Frederick and Alice Mary Gravatt, of "Beech Dene," The Beeches Avenue, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information:    Attended Alleyn’s School in Dulwich. A keen tennis and hockey player. Worked for the Prudential Assurance Company. He was killed by shrapnel from a shell burst. After his death his employer wrote to his parents “I think he took up his duty as a soldier in the very finest spirit. In the last conversation when saying goodbye he made it clear that he hated the whole business of war. He felt that he ought to take part in his country’s cause.”  

GRAVES, Sidney
Age: 39    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Royal Fusiliers        
Unit: 2nd Battalion
Service Number: G/51216
Died: 13/04/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial
Reference: 13/04/1918

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born Carshalton, lived at 19 Cambridge Road. Was married with one daughter and worked as an insurance agent.

GRAY, Joseph

Age: 24        
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment        
Unit: 1st Battalion
Service Number: G/13383
Died: 05/11/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers
Reference: II.K.30

CWGC Notes: Born in London. Son of Marie Annie Gray, of 109 Stanley Rd, Carshalton, and the late William Gray
                    
Additional Information:    On 5th November 1916 the battalion was posted near Cuinchy: “About midday the enemy fired a few ‘whizz-bangs’. Several shells were ‘blinds’. Their trench mortars were active between 10 and 11am and at 4pm. At 7pm a heavy minenwerfer opened fire, and one shell unfortunately destroyed a Lewis gun and knocked out the whole team of which two were killed.”

GREENSLADE, Alfred William
Age: 21
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Service: London Regiment (The Rangers)        
Unit: 1/12th Battalion
Service Number: 7528
Died: 09/09/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 9C

CWGC Notes: Son of Mrs. Alice E. Harrold, of 111 Westmead Rd, Sutton, Surrey
                    
Additional Information:    Born in Slinfold in Sussex. Worked as a domestic gardener. Also served in the 2nd London Regiment. “On the night of the 8th – 9th, the battalion moved up into assembly trenches at the head of Angle Wood Valley just below the crest along which runs the road from Leuze Wood to Guillemont, preparatory to an attack on the enemy's position at Ginchy Telegraph next morning. The attack started at 4.45am on the 9th. Immediately on crossing the ridge in front of the assembly trenches all companies came under very heavy machine-gun and rifle fire. This fire was coming from a German position half left from the line of advance…The right leading company (C) encountered no enemy during their advance to the first objective except a small party of about twenty in a listening post, the survivors of whom were captured. The left leading company (D) advanced under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire and by the time the Company reached the crest of the slope their strength had been reduced considerably. The men were ordered to lie down and open fire on the German trenches which were sited in a basin on the left front of the Company…D Company then advanced to the trench…which was unoccupied and which they proceeded to consolidate, at the same time keeping up rifle fire on the enemy trenches.” Also commemorated on Sutton war memorial.

GRIFFIN, William Alfred
Age: 20
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Royal Fusiliers        
Unit: 18th Battalion
Service Number: 1556
Died: 07/02/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Cambrin Churchyard Extension
Reference: K.13

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Plymouth. Attended Cranleigh School. Killed in action.

GROOMBRIDGE, Herbert Arthur
Age: 25
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Service: London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)        
Unit: Posted to 8th Battalion
Service Number: S/7958
Died: 04/09/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Carshalton (All Saints) Churchyard
Reference: New. 14.1

CWGC Notes: Son of James and Susan Groombridge, of 27 Harold Rd, Sutton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton, lived at 27 Harold Road and was a gardener. He joined the London Rifle Brigade in January 1915. Brother of John Granville Groombridge, and had previously been wounded in March 1918 when he was shot in the hand. He died in hospital of wounds to his chest a day after the 2 year anniversary of his brother’s death. He was buried with full military honours on 10th September and is also commemorated on Sutton war memorial.

GROOMBRIDGE, John Granville
Age: 26
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Service: Rifle Brigade        
Unit: 10th Battalion
Service Number: S/1318
Died: 03/09/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 16B & 16C

CWGC Notes: Son of James and Susan Groombridge, of 27 Harold Rd, Sutton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Sutton and enlisted on 4th September 1914, where his occupation was given as ‘attendant’. Killed in action. Brother of Herbert Arthur Groombridge. Also commemorated on Sutton war memorial.

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