Carshalton War Memorial

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HACK, John Frederick Charles

Age: 38
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment / Service: Royal Garrison Artillery        
Unit: 117th Heavy Battery
Died: 26/09/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Longueval Road Cemetery
Reference: B.16

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Bermondsey and had enlisted in the army in 1897 aged 18, prior to which he had worked as a clerk.  Rising through the ranks he saw service in South Africa and India. He was married in May 1915.  Also commemorated on Sutton war memorial - his father lived in Thicket Crescent at the time of his son's death.

HALL, William George
Age: 24
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 7th Battalion
Service Number: 6181
Died: 11/07/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Arras Memorial
Reference: Bay 6

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: The 1901 census shows that William was born in Carshalton in 1893. Killed in action.

HAMLYN, Alfred Ernest
Age: 29
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment / Service: Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry        
Unit: 7th Battalion
Died: 16/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Reference: IX.A.4

CWGC Notes: Son of Frederic and Alice Hamlyn, of "Beechwood," Carshalton Rd, Sutton. Born at Hackney
                    
Additional Information: Born 17th March 1887. Educated at Hackney Downs School and King’s College, London. Was Managing Director of Hamlyn & Co., and was a freeman of the city of London. Joined up at the outbreak of the war. Gazetted in August 1915 and went to France only eight weeks before he died. Killed in action. Also commemorated on Sutton war memorial.

HARROLD, Ernest James
Age: 20
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)        
Unit: 2nd Battalion
Service Number: 3079
Died: 22/12/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Redoubt Cemetery, Helles
Reference: I.D.13

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Killed in action. Lived at 105 Westmead Road. Also commemorated on Sutton war memorial.

HARROLD, Herbert Frank

Age: 20
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Regiment / Service: Royal Navy        
Unit: HMS Vanguard
Died: 09/07/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
Reference: 23

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Lived at 44 Sutton Grove. HMS Vanguard was at anchor in Scapa Flow when she suffered a massive internal explosion, sinking almost immediately and killing an estimated 843 men. Also commemorated on Sutton war memorial.

HAYBALL, George Henry
Age: 31
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Somerset Light Infantry        
Unit: 1st Battalion
Service Number: 7542
Died: 26/08/1914
Cemetery / Memorial: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial

CWGC Notes: Husband of Annie Hayball, of 39 North St, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information:
Assumed dead 26/08/1914. On this day the battalion was involved in what is now referred to as the battle of Le Cateau. The BEF were retreating from the Germans but were forced to make as stand. Throughout the day they fought a series of fighting retreats until they could retire from the battlefield when French reinforcements arrived. That day they suffered 19 dead, 159 wounded, and 100 missing. Along with Frank Knight was the first of Carshalton’s casualties.

HAYES, John
Age: 30        
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Royal Fusiliers        
Unit: 34th Battalion
Service Number: 26474
Died: 15/05/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: St. Sever Cemetery Extension
Reference: P.XI.K.15A

CWGC Notes: Son of John and Ellen Hayes, of 3 Swan Yard, West St, Carshalton. Transf. to (60382) 101st Coy, Labour Corps
                    
Additional Information: Born in Woodmansterne, was a labourer living at Swan Yard, West Street, and joined up on 11th December 1915 – the day after his younger brother Patrick. Died of wounds caused by gas.

HAYES, Patrick
Age: 28    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Royal Fusiliers        
Unit: 10th Battalion
Service Number: 25661
Died: 08/10/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Marcoing British Cemetery
Reference: II.B.22

CWGC Notes: Son of Mrs. Ellen Hayes, of West St, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Woodmansterne and lived at Regent’s Cottage, West Street. A grocer by trade, he enlisted on the 10th December 1915. On the 8th October 1918 “The orders for the battalion were to capture the Masnieres-Beauvrevoir Line and the sunken roads...the attacks to be carried out in a SE direction. A barrage was put down at zero hour approximately 300 yards in front of the assembly position and at zero + 4 advanced at the rate of 100 yards in 4 minutes. Close up to this barrage the companies advanced at zero hour 4.30am. There were two strong systems of wire running in front of the Beaurevoir line and as this had not been sufficiently cut some difficulty was experienced in getting through it and heavy machine gun fire was opened up on the leading troops from concrete machine gun posts inside the wire. Having successfully passed through the wire no more serious opposition was met with and the leading companies quickly reached their objectives...About 200 casualties were suffered by the battalion all either at the assembly position, which the enemy continuously shelled throughout the night, or in getting through the wire.”

HELLYER, Albert George Neele
Age: 18
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Regiment / Service: Royal Navy        
Unit: HMS Pembroke
Service Number: J/30537
Died: 04/10/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Carshalton (All Saints) Churchyard
Reference: Corner of New Ground 219

CWGC Notes: Son of Mr C.E. Hellyer, of 33 Station Rd, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: HMS Pembroke was not a ship, rather it was the name given to the naval barracks at Chatham. Died of illness.

HENTON, Alfred Edward
Age: 29
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Service: London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)        
Unit: 8th Battalion
Service Number: 4711
Died: 11/10/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Reference: III.F.2

CWGC Notes: Son of Mr. and Mrs D. Henton, of 6 Court Farm, Manor Green Rd, Epsom. Native of Sutton
                    
Additional Information: Possibly died of wounds received during the battalion’s attack a week earlier on Aubers Ridge. Also commemorated on Sutton war memorial and the Sutton Post Office memorial.

HENTON, Frank
Age: Unknown        
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment    
Unit: 2nd Battalion
Service Number: G/3633
Died: 16/05/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Le Touret Memorial
Reference: Panel 4 and 5

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Possibly died from wounds received in action earlier that month.

HERBERT, Jesse

Age: 27    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment        
Unit: 7th Battalion
Service Number: 5818
Died: 02/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie
Reference: I.A.46

CWGC Notes: Son of Thomas Herbert, of Sunbury, Middx; husband of M.E. Herbert, of 26 St. John's Rd, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Whitton, Middlesex. It is likely that he died of wounds received in action during the battalion’s attack on the first day of the Somme - see the war diary entry under Arthur Baker.

HOLLINGSWORTH, John Frederick
Age: 31
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment / Service: Royal Sussex Regiment        
Unit: 14th Battalion, attached GHQ 7th Battalion
Died: 02/10/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte
Reference: I.M.2

CWGC Notes: Native of Wallington. Son of Frederick J. and Rebecca Hollingsworth, of Strawberry Lodge, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Died of wounds.

HOOKER, David
(Appears on CWGC as E D Hooker)
Age: 30    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Border Regiment        
Unit: 8th Battalion
Service Number: 19738
Died: 05/06/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: St. Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery
Reference: II.N.10

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Mitcham and lived at 2 Palmerston Road, Carshalton. A labourer, he had 3 brothers who also served in the war.

HOSKINS, Harry
(Possibly HENRY)
Age: 31    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment        
Unit: B Company, 1/5th Battalion
Service Number: 4875
Died: 06/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Basra War Cemetery
Reference: V.O.16

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Died in Basra of heatstroke. Also commemorated on Sutton war memorial.

HOUSLEY, Harry John
Age: 17
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment        
Unit: ‘D’ Company, 2/4th Battalion
Service Number: T/3249
Died: 09/08/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Helles Memorial
Reference: Addenda Panel

CWGC Notes: Son of Alice Jane Housley, of 15 Carshalton Rd, Carshalton, and the late H. Housley
                    
Additional Information: Born 4th June 1898. Enlisted November 1914. Was in 16 Platoon, D Company. Left for the Dardenelles in July. The battalion landed at Sulva Bay on 9th August and the war diary reports – “2.30am to 5.30am Disembarked on ‘C’ Beach. Battalion ordered to proceed to a line southwest of Chocolate Hill (Hill 53) and entrench. 6.40am Urgent message received for battalion to move forward to northwest slope of Hill 53 in order to reinforce 31st Brigade which was then in action. Battalion advanced across open ground south-southeast of Salt Lake during which it came under shell and rifle fire and had several casualties. 7.30am to 8am Arrived at Chocolate Hill and reported to Brigadier General. Commanding 31st Brigade - ordered by him to join 33rd Brigade to advance round north spur of hill and thence east to support the brigade which was hard pressed, at 9am joined 6th Dublin Fusiliers. Battalion advanced and occupied old Turkish trench running north and south...3 companies advanced 600 yards to front on to Hill 70, but were driven back by shell fire from our own guns in rear. Advanced to Hill 70 a second time but had to fall back owing to heavy fire from our guns in rear and the fact that all scrub on hill was ablaze. 12 noon At this point we had many casualties (8 Officers & about 250 men). The Battalion fell back to Turkish Trench and in absence of orders it was decided to strengthen this position & to hold on. 9th/10th Night: much firing from one front & from snipers all around.” He was reported missing following this action but not officially pronounced dead until December 1915. Also commemorated in De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour, volume 1.

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INCHCOMB, Caleb
Age: 33    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Royal Fusiliers        
Unit: 4th Battalion
Service Number: 42477
Died: 24/10/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension
Reference: I.E.18

CWGC Notes: Son of Charles and Jane Inchcomb, of Clapham; husband of Alice S.A. Inchcomb, of "Rosecot," 14 Lavender Rd, Wallington
                    
Additional Information: Born in Clapham and lived at 1 Alexandra Villas, Croydon Road, Beddington. A clerk, he enlisted in June 1916. He died as a result of an assault near Romeries. The attack was a success and many of the enemy surrendered, however the 4th Battalion suffered 133 casualties, including 22 wounded by gas.

INGRAM, Francis William
Age: Unknown
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Service: London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade)        
Unit: 1/5th Battalion
Service Number: 301715
Died: 01/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 9D

CWGC Notes:
None
                    
Additional Information:
Died during the attack at Gommecourt.

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JACKSON, Malcolm
Age: 48    
Rank: Lieutenant (Quartermaster)
Regiment / Service: Royal Engineers        
Unit: 3rd Army Special Company
Service Number: 27788
Died: 23/05/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Easebourne (St. Mary) Churchyard

CWGC Notes: Son of William Gray Jackson and Eleanora Jackson; husband of Edith Rose Jackson, of Sunnyside, Fairview Rd, Sutton. Twice mentioned in despatches.
                    
Additional Information: A draughtsman born in Greenwich. Joined the army in 1893 aged 23 and spent time in China. He left the army in November 1915.

JASPER, James Victor
Age: 26
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Royal Army Medical Corps        
Unit: 17th Field Ambulance
Service Number: 57340
Died: 14/08/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Reference: XXV.G.22

CWGC Notes: Son of the Rev. James Edward and Maria Jasper, of 67 Park Lane, Wallington; husband of Mary Eleanor Jasper (nee Rogers), of Church Stretton, Salop. Clerk in Parr's Bank, Chelsea. Enlisted March 1915
                    
Additional Information: Killed in action.

JAY, Douglas Pierce

Age: 26
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Canadian Machine Gun Corps
Unit: 2nd Company, 34th Battalion
Service Number: 602213
Died: 15/08/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Vimy Memorial

CWGC Notes: Mentioned in Despatches
                    
Additional Information: Born in Sutton on 29th April 1891. Attended Sutton County School from 1905 to 1908. Lived at ‘Lancaster’, Croft Road, Sutton. Was in Canada for 3 years working as a farm labourer, before joining the Canadian Expeditionary Force soon after the outbreak of war. He trained there for a year before coming to Britain in October 1915. Spent 9 months in the UK, then 13 months in France. His commanding officer wrote: “It is my sad duty to inform you how your son Douglas was killed in one of the most severe actions the Canadians have ever been in. After the man in charge of the gun was wounded your son – the coolest man in the crew – took charge and handled it with the greatest bravery until shot through the head by a sniper. One consolation is that he never knew what hit him as he was killed instantly. Your son had been with ‘A’ section (my section) a long time, and was one of the best men we have ever had. He was known throughout the whole company for his coolness and courage, and had a warm place in the hearts of all of us. He died doing his duty, which is all a man can do.”

JENKINS, Harry
Age: 40    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Cambridgeshire Regiment        
Unit: 1st Battalion
Service Number: 327070
Died: 03/04/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Wimereux Communal Cemetery
Reference: IX.D.7

CWGC Notes: Son of David and Esther Jenkins, of 39 Mill Lane, Carshalton

JENKS, Arthur Leslie
Age: 22
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment / Service: Dorset Regiment        
Unit: 3rd Battalion, attached 2nd Battalion
Died: 07/10/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery
Reference: F.3

CWGC Notes: Son of Henry and Anne Jenks, of Dunairds, Birnam, Perthshire
                    
Additional Information: Born in Denbigh, Wales. Lived at ‘Barrow Hedges’, Beeches Avenue, Carshalton. Educated at Temple Grove and Charterhouse, where he was a member of the Rifle Corps. Joined the Public Schools Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment in September 1914 and was commissioned as a temporary Second Lieutenant two months later and as a Lieutenant in the Dorset Regiment in 1915.  It appears that he spent most of the war in England with the 3rd battalion, who were a training/depot battalion based in Weymouth and Wyke Regis. He entered the middle eastern theatre of war on 24th April 1918, and was apparently wounded in Mesoptamia and was invalided to India. From there he went to Egypt where he was again wounded and then died. His brother Eric was a 2nd Lieutenant in the 9th Scottish Rifles. He is commemorated on the Dunkeld/Little Dunkeld memorial in Perthshire and in the Charterhouse memorial chapel.

JEPSON, Arthur Henry
Age: 27
Rank: Sapper
Regiment / Service: Royal Engineers    
Unit: 4th Field Survey Company
Service Number: 362618
Died: 15/11/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
Reference: XI.A.22

CWGC Notes: Son of Major and Mrs. C.W. Jepson, of 23 The Square, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Previously served as a Corporal in the Rifle Brigade.

JOHNSON, Arthur
Age: 30    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 7th Battalion
Service Number: 138
Died: 13/10/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension
Reference: IX.B.13

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: A labourer born in Carshalton, he signed up on 19th August 1914. Killed in action - see war diary entry under Herbert Bates.

JOHNSON, Charles
Age: 32
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: South Wales Borderers        
Unit: 2nd Battalion
Service Number: 45264
Died: 20/04/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial
Reference: Panel 5

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Brixton, lived in Wallington and previously Sutton. Was married and worked as a baker.


JOHNSON, Robert Worthington

Age: 34
Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Regiment / Service: Norfolk Regiment        
Unit: 8th Battalion
Service Number: 13760
Died: 21/10/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 1C & 1D

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Southport, Lancs. At the time of the 1911 census was living with his parents at 1 Loughborough Villas, West Street, Carshalton, and was working as a wine merchant clerk. Was awarded the DCM, the citation reading “For conspicuous gallantry in action. He marked out the line of a trench under intense fire, & got every man to his work. He displayed great courage & determination throughout, & set a splendid example to his men”. His medal card states that he died ‘on or since’ 21/10/1916, which indicates he was probably missing in action. On 21st October the battalion took part in an attack on German trenches. Casualties were 29 killed, 89 wounded, and 13 missing.

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KEATTCH, Richard Albert
Age: 25
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 1st Battalion
Service Number: 15918
Died: 24/09/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension
Reference: II.G.27

CWGC Notes: Son of Mrs M.E. Keattch, of 1 Laburnum Villas, Brickfield Lane, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: A carman who was born in Carshalton, he enlisted in November 1915. His brother frank also served in the war and was wounded in 1915. The battalion were in the trenches from September 20th – 25th, during which time they carried out patrols in No Man’s Land to ascertain the condition of their barbed wire and were subject to enemy artillery bombardments. Total casualties during the tour in the line were 1 Officer wounded, 6 O.Rs killed and 25 O.Rs wounded.

KEEBLE, William
Age: 37    
Rank: Gunner
Regiment / Service: Royal Garrison Artillery        
Unit: 208th Siege Battery
Service Number: 130668
Died: 22/09/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul
Reference: I.B.34

CWGC Notes: Son of Mrs S. Keeble, of 11 Talbot Rd, Carshalton. Native of London
                    
Additional Information: Born in Peckham, William signed up in February 1916. He lived at 11 Talbot Road in Carshalton, and his occupation is given as ‘traveller’. Died of wounds.

KILTY, Leonard J
Age: 19    
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment / Service: Royal Navy        
Unit: HMS Black Prince
Service Number: 22356
Died: 31/05/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Reference: 13

CWGC Notes: Son of Harriet Kilty, of 7 St. James Rd, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: HMS Black Prince was sunk during the Battle of Jutland. The ship lost contact with the rest of the fleet and sailed towards the German fleet. Up to 6 German ships bombarded the Black Prince from within 1000 yards and she was sunk within 15 minutes. Brother of William Kilty.

KILTY, William Henry
Age: 25    
Rank: Corporal
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment        
Unit: 2nd Battalion
Service Number: L/8931
Died: 07/11/1914
Cemetery / Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Reference: Panel 11-13 & 14

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: William was born in Carshalton and had already served in the army for 8 years prior to the outbreak of war. The local paper reported that another local man (Private Donovan) had seen William shot, during an assualt in which 97 men of the battalion were casualties whilst trying to force the Germans from their trenches near Zillebeke. His brother Leonard was also killed during the war (see above) and another brother Patrick served with the AIF. 97 men of the battalion were casualties during an attack to force the Germans from their trenches near Zillebeke.

KING, Frederick Thomas Payne

Age: 26
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment        
Unit: 7th Battalion
Service Number: G/1468
Died: 01/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 5D & 6D

CWGC Notes: Son of James Henry King, of 5 St. John's Rd, Wrythe, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: See war diary entry under Arthur Baker. Also commemorated on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross.

KING, Richard Reuben
Age: 21    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment        
Unit: 2/4th Battalion
Service Number: T/202051
Died: 27/07/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Vauxbuin French National Cemetery
Reference: IV.A.9

CWGC Notes:
Son of Mrs. Ada Matilda King, of 8 St. John's Rd, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton and lived at 8 St. John’s Road. A porter, he joined up in June 1915. His name also appears on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross.

KING, William Thomas James
Age: 29
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment        
Unit: 6th Battalion
Service Number: G/3513
Died: 10/04/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Arras Memorial
Reference: Bay 2

CWGC Notes: Husband of Lucy Sarah Webb (formerly King)
                    
Additional Information: Born and lived in Carshalton. Killed in action near Arras – “The battalion attacked the German trenches at 5.30am. The battalion was in the front line of the attack. The final objective was Glasgow trench...this was gained with relatively few losses.” Casualties – 6 killed, 95 wounded, 19 missing.

KIRBY, David
Age: 31        
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)        
Unit: 55th Company
Service Number: 72596
Died: 10/10/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Bard Cottage Cemetery
Reference: V.A.22

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton and a labourer, he lived at 21 St. james Road, Carshalton, with his parents, brother Thomas (see below), and their sister. He enlisted in September 1914 and also served in the Royal West Surrey Regiment. He was killed in action and is also commemorated on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross.

KIRBY, Thomas
Age: 34    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment        
Unit: 7th Battalion
Service Number: G/1890
Died: 01/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 5D & 6D

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Lincolnshire, a labourer. Enlisted on 7th September 1914. See war diary entry under Arthur Baker. His name is also on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross.

KNIGHT, Ernest John
Age:                22
Rank:                Private
Regiment / Service:    East Surrey Regiment        
Unit:                 1/5th Battalion
Service Number:        200114
Died:                31/12/1916
Cemetery / Memorial:    Basra Memorial
Reference:            Panel 20 and 63

CWGC Notes:        None
                    
Additional Information:    The son of Mrs. Knight of 38 Mill Lane, Carshalton. Better known as ‘Jock’. A gardener, he had joined the army in 1912 and had served in the Persian Gulf and India. In 1915 he was treated for Malaria, then in November of the same year he was wounded in action. Reported as a presumed prisoner of war on 29th April 1916. The War Office then later declared he had died between 29/04/1916 and 31/12/1916.

KNIGHT, Frank
Age: 19        
Rank: Driver
Regiment / Service: Royal Field Artillery        
Unit: 122nd Battery
Service Number: 74224
Died: 26/08/1914
Cemetery / Memorial: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Epsom he signed up for 6 years in the army as an 18 year old in September 1913. Before that he worked as a carman, and was the nephew of Mrs. Knight of 38 Mill Lane, Carshalton. He was captured during the retreat from Mons and died as a Prisoner of War. Along with George Hayball was the first of Carshalton's casualties.

KNIGHT, Francis Ernest

Age: 34
Rank: Captain
Regiment / Service: Northamptonshire Regiment    
Unit: 2nd Battalion
Died: 04/03/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 11A & 11D

CWGC Notes: Son of Samuel and Sarah Elizabeth Knight, of The Corner House, Old, Northants
                    
Additional Information: Born on 28th March 1882, Francis was educated at Wellingborough School where he was a Colour Sergeant in the Cadet Corps. He then attended the University of London before becoming the head of the General Stores department for the Crown Agents for the Colonies. He lived at Briarbank, Hawthorn Road, Sutton. He enlisted on the 4th September 1914, joining the Royal Fusiliers as a Private. In April 1915 he received his commission and joined the 8th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment, then being attached to the 2nd battalion. On 4th March the battalion attacked the enemy trench system on the Moislains Ridge.  All objectives were taken and held against repeated counter attacks.  Casualties were 7 officers, including Captain Knight, and 235 other ranks.

KNIGHT, George Gordon
Age: 26
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment / Service: Dorset Yeomanry (Queen’s Own)        
Unit: 1st Battalion
Died: 17/06/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Jerusalem War Cemetery
Reference: N.92

CWGC Notes: Son of the late Theodore and Madeleine Knight
                    
Additional Information: Of ‘The Beeches’, Carshalton. Born in Clapham on 30 March 1892 and educated at Churcher’s College, Petersfield. Joined the City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) on 5th September 1914. Served in Gallipoli before being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the 3/1 Dorset Yeomanry in August 1916. Left for Egypt in April 1918 having been promoted to Lieutenant in February. Suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen in action in Palestine on 17th June, and died later the same day at the 104th Indian Combined Field Ambulance.

KNIGHT, William
Age: 29    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Worcestershire Regiment        
Unit: 4th Battalion
Service Number: 10930
Died: 06/08/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Helles Memorial
Reference: Panel 104 to 113

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton. Killed in action, having previously been wounded in June. Had previously served in the army for 7 years, 6 of them in India. Was the brother of Mrs. Knight of 38 Mill Lane, Carshalton.

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LANGRIDGE, Charles Amos
Age: 17
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry        
Service Number: PO/18982    
Died: 19/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Deal Cemetery
Reference: 2.1307

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Lambeth and lived at 1 Linton Cottages, St. James Road, Carshalton. Died of illness at the Royal Marine depot, Deal.

LAUNCHBURY, William Henry
Age: 30    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry        
Unit: 1st Battalion
Service Number: 42928
Died: 03/10/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Vis-En-Artois Memorial
Reference: Panel 8

CWGC Notes: Husband of A. W. Launchbury, of 81 Liddell Gardens, Willesden, London
                    
Additional Information: Born in Westminster. When the 1911 census was carried out he was living with his family in Hammersmith and working as an advertising clerk. His connection to Carshalton is currently unknown.

LEE, Herbert John
(On CWGC as John Herbert)
Age: 36
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Royal Sussex Regiment        
Unit: 2nd Battalion
Service Number: G/4898
Died: 13/10/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Loos Memorial
Reference: Panel 69 to 73

CWGC Notes: Son of John Lee; husband of Ellen Sarah Lee of 33 Lesly St, Roman Rd, Barnsbury, Holloway
                    
Additional Information: A labourer, he was born in Croydon and lived at 113 Avenue Road, Wallington. Married with 5 children. He joined up in January 1915. Killed in action during an assualt on the German lines that failed to capture any ground. Battalion casualties were 9 killed, 72 wounded, and 37 missing.

LIDDELL, Arthur John
Age: 29    
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment / Service: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry        
Unit: 8th Battalion
Died: 05/10/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Calais Southern Cemetery
Reference: Plot B. Row Officers. Grave 12

CWGC Notes: Son of William Joseph and Elizabeth Liddell, of Woodside, Carshalton Park Road, Carshalton. Joined Hon. Artillery Company, Jan 1916
                    
Additional Information: Commissioned in March 1917. Died at the Red Cross hospital in Calais, of wounds received on 22nd September. 

LONG, Frank
Age: 35        
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 8th Battalion
Service Number: 11777
Died: 01/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 6B & 6C

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton and lived at 25 Harold Road. Married with 5 children. A brick maker, he joined the army in September 1915.

LOVEGROVE, George
(On CWGC as Charles George Gordon Lovegrove)
Age: 27
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Middlesex Regiment        
Unit: 1st Battalion
Service Number: G/43824
Died: 28/10/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 12B & 13B

CWGC Notes: Son of John and Frances Lovegrove, of "St. Margarets", Highfield Rd, Sutton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton and lived in Sutton. Attended Sutton County School. Was in West Africa when broke out and took part in the successful invasion of the German Kameruns colony. Was killed in action going over the top – “During the night of the 27th/28th preparations were made for the attack which was timed at 6am. By 5.30am the whole four companies of the Battalion were in position east of Les Boeufs...The objectives to be gained by the Brigade were the German positions in front of Le Transloy, known as Rainy Trench, Dewdrop Trench, and the dugouts NE of the latter with strong points. At 6am the two leading companies A & C went forward in the assault preceded by an intense artillery barrage on the German position. Much opposition was met with from rifle and MG fire from the flanks, but the attack was pushed forward, and the first objective Rainy Trench gained. Further progress was held up by a strong German point on our right, and by the Germans still in possession of Dewdrop Trench on our left. Bombing tactics were employed with success, and by 9.30am the whole objective was in our hands. The German strong point on the right fell to the remainder of C coy, led by their remaining officer 2/Lt Brampton. The work of consolidating the captured position was put in hand, and rapid progress made. German snipers were active against our wounded. The enemy did not attempt to counter-attack, and the Battalion was relieved that night...The losses of the Btn that day were 36 killed, 143 wounded, 29 missing.”

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MADDER, Robert

Age: 28    
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment / Service: Gloucestershire Regiment
Unit: 3/5th Battalion
Died: 20/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Bapaume Post Military Cemetery, Albert
Reference: I.F.10


CWGC Notes: Son of Allan G. and Emily J. Madder, of Westcroft Farm House, Carshalton. Attd 145th Bde, Machine Gun Corps
                    
Additional Information: Born in Tooting Graveney 11th December 1887. Attended Whitgift Grammar School between 1903 and 1904. Joined the Peninsular and Oriental steamship Company in 1907 as a clerk. Was a passionate musician and a member of the choir at All Saints church. Enlisted in the London Rifle Brigade in September 1914, whilst living in Prince of Wales Road, Carshalton, was commissioned in July 1915 and went to France November 1915. Had been attached to the Machine Gun Company in June 1916. Killed by shellfire near Albert as he left a German dugout. His Captain said “I have lost an excellent officer, of a type that cannot be easily replaced, and as a man and a member of our mess we had a great affection for him.” 

A plaque in All Saints church reads ‘To the glory of God and in proud and loving memory of Robert Madder, 2nd Lieut. Gloucestershire Regt. And Machine Gun Corps, who was born 11th Dec. 1887 & fell in the Battle of the Somme 20th July 1916, the Lenten Cross was given by his Father Mother & two Sisters, to be borne before the Choir, of which he was a member. All Saints Day 1916. RIP.’ He is also commemorated on the City of Gloucester war memorial.

MARSHALL, Harry
Age: 19    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)        
Unit: 8th Battalion
Service Number: G/4992
Died: 25/09/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Loos Memorial
Reference: Panel 13 to 15

CWGC Notes: Son of Henry Edward and Emily Ann Marshall, of 50 Sutton Grove, Sutton
                    
Additional Information: Missing in action.

MCDONOUGH, John Sholto
Age: 42
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment / Service: Royal Fusiliers        
Unit: 23rd Battalion
Service Number: 981
Died: 25/12/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery
Reference: II.C.2A

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Died of an ulcer.

MEARS, Walter
Age: 27    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Suffolk Regiment        
Unit: 1/4th Battalion
Service Number: 201807
Died: 01/05/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Etaples Military Cemetery
Reference: LXVII.A.29

CWGC Notes: Son of Thomas William and Eliza Mears of Carshalton. Native of Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: A labourer, born in Carshalton and lived at 58 Mill Lane. Served from December 1915.

MERRITT, Frank Robert
Age: 21    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Tank Corps        
Unit: 4th Battalion
Service Number: 75395
Died: 25/04/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Morbecque British Cemetery
Reference: I.D.3

CWGC Notes: Son of Henry and Alice Merritt, of 45 St. John's Road, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Carshalton, a carman prior to enlisting in September 1915 aged 18 years 5 months. Previously served with The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, service no. 11174. His name is also on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross.

MONK, Benjamin E
(Not on CWGC. On Carshalton war memorial as Benjamin F)
Age: 26    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 3rd Battalion
Service Number: 18352
Died: 23/04/1920
Cemetery / Memorial: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

CWGC Notes:
N/A
                    
Additional Information:    A labourer, he was born in Clavering and lived at 106 Avenue Villas, Wallington and previously in Bandon Hill, Croydon. He joined up in February 1916.

MOREY, Joseph
Age: 35    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: London Regiment        
Unit: 1/13th Kensington Battalion
Service Number: 3103
Died: 09/05/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial
Reference: Panel 10

CWGC Notes: Son of Thomas and Amelia Morey
                    
Additional Information: Born in Walworth and in 1911 was living with his parents and brother in Dulwich, working as a clerk. He was killed in action at the northern flank of the battle of Aubers Ridge. Two mines were exploded before the attack, the 1/13th reached the German 3rd lines but became cut off and isolated and suffered heavy losses. His connection to Carshalton is currently unknown.

MORRIS, John
Age: 22
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment / Service: Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry        
Unit: 1/4th Battalion
Service Number: 3/5362
Died: 06/11/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Gaza War Cemetery
Reference: VII.C.1

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Also commemorated on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross


MUNDAY, William Thomas

Age: 34
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Service: King’s Royal Rifle Corps        
Unit: 8th Battalion
Service Number: 29361
Died: 24/03/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery
Reference: IV.E.1

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Folkestone and was a porter; lived at 13 Southdown Road, Carshalton. Enlisted in November 1915. Due to the disorganisation caused by the German 'spring offensive', no battalion war diary record exists for this period.

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NASH, James Alfred
Age: 18
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry
Unit: Chatham Bn, R.N Div
Service Number: CH/18527
Died: 06/10/1914
Cemetery / Memorial: Schoonselhof Cemetery
Reference: II.A.83

CWGC Notes: Son of Mary and Charles Nash, of 47 St. James Rd, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: James Nash was one of the first local soldiers to be killed in action, his date of death being the second earliest of the soldiers on the memorial.  The Carshalton and Wallington Advertiser on 30th October 1914 reads, “Another of Carshalton’s soldiers has fallen on the field of battle, and he is Pte J.A. Nash, of the Royal Marine Light Infantry, whose home is at 47 St. James Road.  Nash, who is only 18, enlisted last June and was at first stationed at Deal.  Afterwards he was at Chatham, and although such a short time in the forces he was sent to the front some few weeks ago.  Apparently he took part in the defence of Antwerp and it was there he received his wound.  No information is at hand as to the nature of the wound or Nash’s present whereabouts, inquiries from headquarters bringing a reply to the effect that it is not known yet where he was.  He is believed to be in France.  His name was published in the list of casualties of Antwerp on Wednesday.  Nash has a brother, Pte W.G. Nash, in the 1st Battalion “The Queen’s”, now in training in Purfleet, while he has several relatives in the forces, including two cousins named Nash and five members of the Wyatt family, well known on the Wrythe, who are distant relatives.”

The Royal Naval Division Casualties confirms that he fought at Dunkirk from 20/09/1914-02/10/1914, and in the defence of Antwerp from 03/10/1914–06/10/1914, where he was reported missing, assumed dead.

NEWTON, Albert Arthur
Age: 18
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)        
Unit: 6th Battalion
Service Number: G/700
Died: 09/01/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Bethune Town Cemetery
Reference: IV.H.16

CWGC Notes: Son of Mrs C. Newton, of High St, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Before the war worked for a fishmonger in Wallington. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war and had been at the front for 8 months. After his death one of his fellow soldiers wrote to his parents "Being your Albert's chum, I thought it my duty to break this sad news to you. We were relieved from the trenches on the 9th, and on our way home had to walk along a road which was being shelled heavily. Of course, the first thing we thought of doing was to get under cover, which we did, behind a field ambulance wall. We stood talking for quite a long time. I was standing just where Albert was. I said to him, 'I Shall not be a minute. I am just going down the other side of the wall.' I had not got ten feet away when a shell pitched just where Albert and some more of our lads were standing. It pains me very much to say Albert was killed, but, thank God, he never suffered: he was killed instantaneously. I must say Albert was a great favourite with all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by all his chums. All our lads send their deepest sympathy. There is just one more thing I must say - that Albert was a plucky lad and a good soldier. He died fighting for his country, which was a hero's death." His corporal also wrote "I was your son's section commander and was in charge of the section when the sad affair happened. I carried your son in, and I can assure you on my word of honour that Jerry, as we used to call him, did not suffer at all. He would do anything he was asked to do. So please accept our deepest sympathy." Albert had 2 brothers who also served, one a regular in the East Surrey Regiment and another who enlisted in the Royal Horse Artillery at the start of the war.

NICHOLLS, James Frederick

Age: 18
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)        
Unit: 1st Battalion
Service Number: 60992
Died: 07/03/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Nine Elms British Cemetery
Reference: XIII.F.17

CWGC Notes: Son of James Nicholls, of Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: James enlisted in June 1915 and gave his age as 17 years exactly. However, the 1901 census gives his age as 2, so it is likely that he was only 16 when he signed up. He gave his occupation as baker, and address as 11 St. James’ Road, Carshalton. He was assigned to the 29th Training Reserve Battalion.

NOBLE, John Stanley

Age: 19
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment / Service: Royal Berkshire Regiment    
Unit: 5th Battalion
Died: 30/03/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Doullens Communal Cemetery No.1
Reference: VI.A.8

CWGC Notes: Son of James and Emily Mary Noble, of 7 Grosvenor Avenue, Wallington
                    
Additional Information: Attended Whitgift Grammar School from 1907 – 1915. Trained at Sandhurst and was gazetted to the Royal Berkshire Regiment in July 1917. Went to France is August 1917 and was promoted to Lieutenant in January 1918. Fought in the first battle of Cambrai; died of wounds in Doullens hospital. His entry in the Whitgift Book of Remembrance states “At school and after, his keenness and modesty were notable and made him a general favourite.”

NORTH, William John
Age: 29    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)        
Unit: 7th Battalion
Service Number: G/2107
Died: 01/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 5D & 6D

CWGC Notes: Son of the late William North and of Mary E. North (Stepmother), late of 50 West St, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Born in Cardiff, was a labourer, and enlisted on September 7th 1914. See war diary entry under Arthur Baker.

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PACKHAM, William
Age: 29    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Worcestershire Regiment        
Unit: 3rd Battalion
Service Number: 8906
Died: 20/10/1914
Cemetery / Memorial: Le Touret Memorial
Reference: Panel 17 and 18

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Croydon. had served in the army for several years prior to the outbreak of war. Killed in action. His connection to Carshalton is currently unknown.

PACKWOOD, Charles John Coventry

Age: 35
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 2nd Battalion
Service Number: SR/6992
Died: 03/04/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Dickebusch New Military Cemetery
Reference: C.33

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Dunedin, New Zealand. Had joined the Rifle Brigade when he was 15 and served in the South African War. Re-enlisted in March 1914, prior to which he was an ‘asylum attendant’. Married with 5 children, 1 of whom was born after he left for the front. In 1911 the family was living in Tooting. Killed in action. “St. Eloi Voormezeele - Battalion in trenches. Moved trenches at St. Eloi worried by trench mortar. Our trenches not touched. Those of 2nd Buffs hit. Battalion relieved by 1st Lincolns and returned to billets at Dickebusch. Casualties 2 killed 7 wounded.” Although details of his death appear in the local paper, it does not elaborate on his connection to the area, which is still currently unknown.


PALMER, Alfred John
Age: 18    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 4th Battalion
Service Number: 11877
Died: 17/09/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Benhilton (All Saints) Churchyard
Reference: 62 (SW of church)

CWGC Notes:
Son of George and Margaret Palmer, of 13 Stronsa Rd, Shepherd's Bush, London. Born at Sutton
                    
Additional Information: The Surrey Recruitment Register and 1901 census give Alfred’s place of birth as Bermondsey. In the census he is 2, making him 16 when he enlisted in September 1915 giving his age as 19 years 1 month. He was a labourer and lived at 33 Harold Road, Sutton. He had two brothers who also served. He landed in France in June 1916 and was attached to the 8th Queens’ (Royal West Surrey), and on 17th August was admitted to hospital with shell shock. He returned to his battalion and they went into front line trenches on August 30th. On 5th September he was severely wounded in action, receiving gunshot wounds to his right leg and arm. He died on September 17th at East Leeds war hospital.

PARSONS, Frederick Charles

Age: 38
Rank: Corporal
Regiment / Service: East Surrey Regiment        
Unit: 13th Battalion
Service Number: 19388
Died: 23/04/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 6B & 6C

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information:
Born in Dartmoor and was a fishmonger living at 38 West Street, Carshalton prior to enlisting in May 1916. “The enemy artillery were much more active shelling the sunken roads at Q 23 o 5.4 the track from there to Queens Cross and Gouzeaucourt Wood. Casualties 1 O.R killed 9 O.R wounded.”

PARSONS, Harold Cope

Age: 29
Rank: Corporal
Regiment / Service: London Regiment (Queen Victoria’s Rifles)        
Unit: 9th Battalion
Service Number: 390946
Died: 24/06/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Bavelincourt Communal Cemetery
Reference: C.5

CWGC Notes: Son of George Keeble Parsons and Aimee Eliza Sarah Messenger, his wife; husband of Helen Riddle Parsons, of 8 Heathview Rd, Thornton Heath. Native of Thornton Heath. Enlisted Nov. 1914, wounded June, 1917
                    
Additional Information: Born 3rd December 1888. His parents lived at 53 The Beeches, Carshalton. Was a married clerk. Fell near Albert.

PAUL, Reginald Frederick

Age: 19
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Service: London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade), attached Artists’ Rifles
Unit: 5th Battalion
Service Number: 304759
Died: 05/04/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Arras Memorial
Reference: Bay 9

 

 CWGC Notes: Son of Frederick Ernest and Rosetta Amy Paul, of "The Rookery", 31 Blakehall Rd, Carshalton
                    
Additional Information: Attended Sutton County School, left in 1914. In January 1917 he joined the London Rifle Brigade and went to France on 1st March 1918. Died of wounds.

PAYNE, Sydney
Age: 23
Rank: Corporal
Regiment / Service: East Yorkshire Regiment        
Unit: 1st Battalion
Service Number: 8545
Died: 01/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 2C

CWGC Notes: Husband of Frances Grover (formerly Payne), of 10 Ladywell Park, Lewisham, London
                    
Additional Information: Killed in action

PEARMAN, Humphrey
Age: 28        
Rank: Lieutenant (Pilot)
Regiment / Service: Royal Flying Corps, Leinster Regiment        
Unit: 2nd Battalion             
Died: 13/08/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Carshalton (All Saints) Churchyard
Reference: Old.67

CWGC Notes: Son of Mr D. Pearman, of Elm Cottage, Purley
                    
Additional Information: Born in 1888 in Middlesex. Initially joined the Honourable Artillery Company in August 1914. He proceeded to France in September and became a Second Lieutenant in the Leinster Regiment in March 1915. He was wounded at Hooge in August 1915 and invalided home in, suffering from two gunshot wounds and shell wounds. On his recovery he joined the RFC in March 1916 and received his wings in June, joining the 40th Squadron. He died of burns in Aldershot hospital after his plane crashed after suffering engine trouble at Farnborough. A tree branch penetrated the petrol tank and the plane burst into flames.  His commanding officer wrote “He was a most excellent and keen officer and a splendid fellow. He was loved and respected by all who came into contact with him. I had hoped he would have come overseas with me this week. He would have done splendid work, for a gallenter fellow never lived.”

PENN, Harry Watson

Age: 27    
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment / Service: Royal Fusiliers        
Unit: 10th Battalion
Service Number: 1083
Died: 23/04/1917
Cemetery / Memorial: Chili Trench Cemetery, Gavrelle
Reference: Sp. Mem. A.4

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Southwark. Worked as an electrical draughtsman and lived with his parents and siblings in Beech Tree Road, Carshalton. Died during an offensive on the German line: “At zero hour (4.45am) the Battn advanced in accordance with the artillery barrage programme until the German second line was taken and here considerable confusion arose owing to men of the 63rd Bde getting over too much to the left. About this point it was found difficult to make a further immediate advance owing to enemy enfilade Machine Gun fire and snipers. The Battn on our left was slightly in rear of us and we had to wait until they came up in line before the machine guns and snipers were silenced. The advance then continued up to the road...At this point we were not in touch with the Battns on our left and right. A patrol was pushed out to find if Cuba Trench was occupied. The patrol returned and reported that Cuba Trench was clear of the enemy. The Battn then consisting of 3 officers and about 50 OR’s occupied Cuba Trench at 9.30am. Men of the 13th R.Fus and 13th KRRC arriving on our left about half an hour afterwards.  Patrols were immediately sent out to get into touch with the 63rd Bde on our right, but returned having failed to do so, a defensive flank was then formed by machine guns on our right. Immediate consolidation of Cuba Trench was started. Patrols were periodically sent out to get into touch with the 63rd Bde but it was not until 9.55pm that we succeeded in doing so...At 1pm a patrol was sent out to reconnoitre the Cross Roads...but was unable to approach owing to very active enemy snipers. 50 prisoners were captured during the day. Patrols were sent out during the night. All through the advance the enemy barrage was very intense.” Total casualties from 22nd-29th April: 4 officers killed, 6 officers wounded. 42 other ranks killed, 192 wounded, 22 missing.

PENWILL, Douglas

Age: 19        
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Essex Regiment        
Unit: 10th Battalion
Service Number: 42853
Died: 26/04/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Hanguard Communal Cemetery Extension
Reference: I.B.6

CWGC Notes: Son of Gertrude Penwill, of "Highfield," 24 Elgin Rd, Wallington, and the late Charles Penwill. Born at Sutton
                
Additional Information: Attended Sutton County School between 1909 and 1913. The Surrey Recruitment Register records his age as 17 years 11 months when he enlisted in March 1917, joining the 27th Training Reserve Battalion. His occupation is given as ‘clerk’ and his address as St. Elmo, Highfield Road, Sutton. Trained for a year in the UK before going to France in April 1918. Three weeks later he took part in the attack on Hangard Wood (south east of Amiens), from which he did not return. The school magazine speculated he had either been killed in action or died whilst a prisoner.

PERFITT, Richard
Age: 32    
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry        
Unit: 1st Battalion
Service Number: 5385
Died: 10/09/1918
Cemetery / Memorial: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
Reference: IV.E.19

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Camberwell. Died of wounds.

PERRYMAN, Frederick William
(On CWGC as PERRIMAN)
Age: 20
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Middlesex Regiment        
Unit: 17th Battalion
Service Number: G/44046
Died: 13/11/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 12D & 13B

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Caterham. Had initially been reported as missing, and wasn’t confirmed killed until July 1917.

PICKERING, Frank
Age: 21    
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Service: King’s Royal Rifle Corp        
Unit: 16th Battalion
Service Number: C/1600
Died: 15/07/1916
Cemetery / Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Reference: Pier and Face 13A & 13B

CWGC Notes: Son of Merrishaw and Frances Pickering, of Littleworth, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, Beds
                    
Additional Information: Born in Wing, lived in Leighton Buzzard but enlisted in Sutton, where he had been living with his aunt and uncle in Wrythe Lane and working as a gas fitter. Fell in action at High Wood and died of his wounds. Also commemorated on the ‘Willie Bird’ cross and the war memorial at All Saints Church, Wing. His names is also in the Great War Memorial Book of Church Bell-Ringers, on display at St. Paul’s Cathedral. A bellringer at Carshalton All Saints church, in February 1919 the church bells were rung in his memory.

PICKERING, Thomas Henry
Age: 27
Rank: Private
Regiment / Service: Cheshire Regiment        
Unit: 2nd Battalion
Service Number: 28132
Died: 03/10/1915
Cemetery / Memorial: Loos Memorial
Reference:  Panel 49 and 50

CWGC Notes: None
                    
Additional Information: Born in Thornton Heath. Lived at 34 Mill Lane, Carshalton. Married with 2 children. Worked as a carter. He had joined the RFA in January 1915. The local paper reported he died of wounds on 28th October, having only been in France for 6 weeks.

PINKS, Harry Ambrose
Age: 18
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment / Service: King’s Royal Rifle Corp        
Unit: 9th Battalion
Service Number: A/205132
Died: 21/03/1918
Cemetery / Memorial:    Pozieres Memorial
Reference: Panel 61 to 64

CWGC Notes: Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Pinks
                    
Additional Information: Joined the 22nd Training Reserve Battalion in March 1917, aged 17 years. A cleaner, he lived at 18 West Street Lane, Carshalton.

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