Army

Poster calling for recruits for Kitchener’s New Armies (© IWM (Art.IWM PST 2734))

Poster calling for recruits for Kitchener’s New Armies
(© IWM (Art.IWM PST 2734))

In 1914, two regular infantry regiments were based in Surrey, the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment with its depot at Stoughton Barracks, Guildford, and the East Surrey Regiment with its depot in Kingston.  Each regiment comprised two battalions of full-time professional soldiers, supported by additional battalions of reservists and territorials troops.

The Surrey regiments were part of what was by contemporary standards a small army of 247,432 regular troops organised in four Guards and 68 line infantry regiments, 31 cavalry regiments, artillery and other support arms.  This regular army was supported by the part time soldiers of the reserve.  In August 1914, there were three forms of reserves: the Army Reserve of retired soldiers (145,350 men) who attended 12 training days per year; the Special Reserve (64,000) who had undergone an initial six months full-time training and three or four weeks training per year thereafter; and the National Reserve (215,000 men) who had military experience, but no other reserve obligation.  Supplementing these troops was the newly created Territorial Force of part-time soldiers.  Their role was essentially home defence, when other troops had been sent overseas, but they could volunteer to serve abroad when the need arose.  All these troops together comprised a mobilised force of almost 700,000 men, although only 150,000 men were immediately available to be formed into the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) of six infantry divisions and one cavalry division that was sent to the continent.

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Captain Arnold Stearns Nesbitt

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Second Lieutenant Stanley Adams

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Private Robin Woodward

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Second Lieutenant Harold John Fossick Wilson

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Private Horace Baldwin

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Corporal Harold Bertram Wiltcher

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Private Godfrey Neil Wootton

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Captain Gerald Aylmer Lloyd

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Lieutenant Francis Charles Aylmer Lloyd

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Private Henry Izzard

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Second Lieutenant Gilbert (Jack) Whittet

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Trooper Philip James Tilley

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Sapper Harry Wickham

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Private Harry Wells

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Captain Claude William Treherne

Claude’s family were steeped in military and medical service. He was fatally wounded on the first...

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Second Lieutenant Basil Vokes

Basil arrived in Weybridge in 1908 to take up a post as an assistant teacher at St James’ School....

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William Underwood

William was a bricklayer who joined the Royal Army Service Corps. He contacted enteric fever in...

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Arthur Jesson, cricket captain

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Lance Corporal Arthur Edwin Williams

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Private William Penton Arnold Tilbury

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Sergeant Walter John Stedman

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Private John William Spring

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Corporal John Longhurst Tibbs

John's interest in a military life seems to have started with his involvement with the 3rd Battalion...

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Private Herbert Sparrow

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Private Frederick George Stovold

Frederick was one of the 9,000 men who died between 8 August and the Armistice in the advance...

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Thomas James Leavey

Leatherhead man who served with the Royal Fusiliers.

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Second Lieutenant Ernest Guy Maclean Sturt

Guy studied engineering at King's College, London before joining the Public Schools Battalion of the...

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Private Claud Leslie Sparrow

Claude was a house decorator before the war. He was posted to India and the Nort West Frontier...

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Bombardier Ernest Stokes

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Private William Allen Shepherd

News of his death reached home on Easter Day; a letter to his widow commemted that: ‘Both officers...

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Lieutenant Sydney Noel Simmons

Noel was an architectural student who went on to pursue a career as a painter and designer before...

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Private Harry Ruffle

Before the war Harry was the manager of Joseph Frisby Ltd., a Boots and Shoes Store in Baker Street,...

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Lance Corporal Noah Smithers

Noah started his police career in 1905. He enlisted in 1915 and while the Military Police worked...

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Second Lieutenant John Veere Smith

John was involved in the defence of Hill 60 and the following Second Battle of Ypres. After a short...

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Private Frederick Smith

Frederick enlisted in Kingston, arrived at Boulogne on 2 June 1915 and fought on the Western Front...

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Captain James Donald Gerhardt Sanders

James Donald Gerhardt Sanders was the recipient of the final Aviator’s Certificate issued by...

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Captain Herbert Frank Brownlow Ryley

Born in India, Herbert was a career soldier just like his father. He died in the First Battle of...

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Ernest Smith, killed at Loos

Ernest joined the Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment in 1899 for 12 years, following which he...

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Percy George Dennis

This explains Percy Dennis' link to Windlesham and his service with the Northumberland Fusiliers.

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Corporal Herbert William Pope

As an experienced horseman, Herbert served at the Romsey Remount Station getting horses ready to be...

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Private Charles Joseph Randall

Charles was killed on August 22nd, 1918 when the Allies launched a major offensive against the...

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Dora Richards (nee Coombs)

Nurse who married a holder of the Victoria Cross, having nursed him in hospital

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Ernest Barr

The story behind Ernest BARR's name on the Woking Town Square memorial

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Private Charles Rigby

Charles was part of 244th Company, the ‘Watney Lot’. They had been formed by Major Gordon Watney...

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Sergeant Ronald Richard Rice

A veteran of the Boer War, Ronald saw action with the East Surrey Regiment in the Battle of the...

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Second Lieutenant Arthur Victor Pratt

During the Third Battle of Ypres Arthur was singled out for particular praise, having shown...

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Private Walter Patrick Letford

Walter’s experience of the First World War was brief. He enlisted on 30 August 1914 at Aldershot...

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Second Lieutenant Robert William Spencam Meakins

Robert was involved in the re-taking of High Wood but died just 26 days after arriving in France.

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Private Percy Mann

Percy served as part of the Rawalpindi Division in India but is buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

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Private Henry Guy Lucas

Henry worked as a gardener on the Brooklands estate owned by Sir Hugh and Lady Ethel Locke King,...

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Private Percy John Mepsted

As a salesman Percy was probably able to drive which made him a good candidate for the Army Service...

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Private William Parsons

Originally from Sussex by 1911 the family were in Weybridge. William died near Ecurie, 3 miles north...

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Rifleman William James Pavey

During the Battle of the Somme, six divisions advanced on 7 October, there were heavy British...

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Private Henry Thomas Mills

Henry was a casualty during the early days of the First Battle of Ypres.

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Private H Mills

A Private in the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) without an obvious connection to Weybridge.

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Private Frederick John Nicholson

Frederick died on 2 March 1918 in Bombay of wounds sustained in Aden most likely incurred in...

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Private Edward Charles Nash

From a long established Weybridge family, Edward was a casualty of the Third Battle of Scarpe.

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Pte Leonard Blunden Lucas

Leonard served for more than four years and died just over three weeks before the end of the war.

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Lieutenant Colonel Harold Lewis

"He combined all the elements of a gentleman with the instincts of a soldier. He died as he would...

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Lance Corporal Frederick Lemon

Frederick, a gardener and family man, served his country and when his wife died in 1920 his four...

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Private Frederick William Matthews

Frederick's war was short, on 23 August 1915 he was having trench warfare training on Chobham Common...

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Lance Corporal Cecil Paul Lucas

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Private Maurice Maybee Harris

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Private John James Hiley

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Lance Corporal Harold John Charles Hann

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Lance Corporal Henry Anthony Herbert

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Second Lieutenant Edgar Brooks Harrison

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Private Walter Laurence Legg

Walter Laurence served in the Gallipoli Campaign but shortly after succumbed to multiple neuritis...

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Second Lieutenant Vavasour Mervyn Holdsworth

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From New Malden to Passchendaele

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Private Thomas George Keene

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Captain Thomas Francis Ivess

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Second Lieutenant Maurice Kemp-Welch

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Private Joseph “Joe” Frank Hopkins

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Major Harold Acworth Leggett

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Captain Guy Francis Headlam Keenlyside

A graduate from the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, Guy was involved in the great retreat from...

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Captain Cecil Alexander Headlam Keenlyside

Aged 19, he was in London in February 1901 as one of the soldiers who were part of Queen...

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Private William Henry Guilford

William volunteered to serve in Mesopotamia, he was trapped in Kut-el-Amara where he was captured by...

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Lance Corporal John Joshua Green

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Lt-Col Edward Stephen Gibbons, DSO

He could have done anything he liked with his battalion for they would have instantly responded to...

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Sgt David Bryce Gillespie

A fruit farmer in British Columbia, Canada, who fought and died on the Western Front.

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Private George Edward Gentry

George was part of an enormous general Allied attack along a battlefront of 33 miles; the third...

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Lt Alan Ferguson

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Arthur William White M.M.

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Windlesham Man's DCM

Ernest George Ley was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal following the second battle for Ypres....

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William David Brooks

Eastbourne man who served with the 1st Battalion Surrey Rifles, 21st London Regiment.

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Sergeant Edwin Lewry

Photos of Sergeant Edwin Lewry of the 13th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment

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Thomas Arthur Cheal

A short story about my uncle Thomas Cheal. I have been researching his story and would like to pay...

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Brothers in War

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Ralph Quintus Scott

Shropshire born man who fought with the East Surrey Regiment, attached to the Royal Fusiliers

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Surrey Firemen killed in action during the Great War

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John Edwin Edwards

Thames Ditton professional golfer who is commemorated in Ypres

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Thomas Hawkins

Nutfield man who fought in the war

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Alexander Clapp

Story of a Reigate man who fought in India, Mesopotamia and Afghanistan

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Edward Friston

Employee of Surrey County Council killed during the war

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Samuel Charles Currier

A Carshalton man who was killed in 1916 at Guillemont and his letters home

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THE OLDEST TOMMY TO DIE IN WW1?

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Major Howard Graeme Gibson

Major Howard Graeme Gibson, whose death was recorded in the St Andrew's, Oxshott, parish magazine.

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Tommy Atkins

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William Neighbour Wakefield

Butcher's Boy from Woking, killed in action on 12 April 1918 at Messines, Belgium. No known grave. ...

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Private Hubert William Selby

Private Hubert William Selby, an Oxshott man whose death was recorded in the St Andrew's, Oxshott,...

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Private William Scarff

Private William Scarff, an Effingham man whose death was recorded in the St Andrew's, Oxshott,...

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Private Edgar William Parker

Private Edgar William Parker, a Cobham man whose death was reported in the St Andrew's, Oxshott,...

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Private Albert Harris

Private Albert Harris, an Esher man whose death was recorded in the St Andrew's, Oxshott, parish...

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Private Leland John George Finch

Private Leland John George Finch, a Cobham man whose death was recorded in the St Andrew's, Oxshott,...

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Private Alfred Burgess

Private Alfred Burgess, an Oxshott man whose status was recorded in the St Andrew's, Oxshott, parish...

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Alfred John Dumper

Young man from Surbiton killed at the Battle of Loos

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Edgar Brooks - Killed at the Somme

Edgar joined the army in 1915 and was killed during one of the Somme Battles. Like many, he has no...

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William Henry Haddon Cave

William was sent to Mesopotamia (Iraq) as part of reinforcements, but died of heatstroke soon after...

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Harry James Childs

Harry was a labourer living in Witley with his wife and son. He joined the army and was killed...

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Major Ralph Smith

A brief story about the life of Major Ralph Smith

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Francis Sermon

Send man who served with the Royal Veterinary Corps

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Frank Bookham

Frank was a professional soldier before the war and re-joined in 1915

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Stoke D'Abernon - 1916

News about Stoke D'Abernon and Oxshott, taken from the 1916 parish magazines of St Mary's, Stoke...

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The Ripley Pals

Seven men from Ripley who enlisted in the Rifle Brigade. None survived the war.

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Stoke D'Abernon - 1915

News about Stoke D'Abernon and Oxshott during the first full year of the conflict, taken from the...

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Edward Steer

West Byfleet man who wrote a war diary

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Henry Chatfield

Excerpt from the 'Surrey Comet' on this Surbiton man

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Henry Puddick

Excerpt from the 'Surrey Comet', 11 November 1916, about this Surbiton man

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George Frank Hatchett

Excerpt from the 'Surrey Comet' about a Kingston man

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Albert Treadaway

Excerpt from the 'Surrey Comet' about this East Molesey man

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Harry Beavis

Excerpt from the 'Surrey Comet' about this Surbiton man

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Milford - 1915

News about Milford and the war's impact upon the community, taken from the 1915 Parish magazine of...

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Maurice Thairs

Croydon man who served under two names

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Otho James Braddon

Australian man whose family moved to Norbury. He served as a Rifleman during the war.

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William Wall Brown

Addiscombe man who fought with the London Irish Rifles

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Private William James Hughes

Private Hughes, married with a young family, was called up in 1916 and died in Palestine in 1917.

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William James Ord

Former Selhurst Grammar School pupil whose family waited two years to hear of his death

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Albert Edward Cox

Croydon Man who fought with the Royal Irish Rifles

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Benjamin Haizelden

Former pupil of Selhurst Grammar School who died in 1918

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Sir Noël Coward, (1899-1973)

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George Edward Garland

Addlestone man who was party of 'Watney's Men' and served in Gallipoli

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Robert John Kemp

Caterham man who served with the Royal Army Service Corps

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George Carman

Reigate man whose death was missed by the Common Wealth War Graves Commission but was finally...

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Henry Tann

Private in The Queen's who worked at Caterham Asylum

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Albert Diment

Albert died during the Battle of the Somme

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Charles Alcock

Private in the 8th Battalion, East Surreys, who kicked a football across No Man's Land at the Battle...

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Alfred Honey

Soldier who lived in Tatsfield and died at the Battle of Loos in 1915

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Arthur Leonard Marsh

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A Surrey boy dies a POW

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Charles Ernest French

Soldier who is commemorated on the St Mary's Church memorial, Tatsfield.

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Beaconsfield Davis

Warlingham man who is commemorated on the St Mary's Church memorial, Tatsfield

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John Henry Burbage

Soldier who is commemorated on the St Mary's Church memorial plaque, Tatsfield

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George Henry Beagley

Tatsfield man commemorated on the local St Mary's Church memorial plaque.

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George Walter Asling

Solider who is commemorated on the St Mary's Church memorial, Tatsfield.

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Albert Thomas (James) Asling

Solider who fought with the Royal Fusiliers, and is commemorated on the memorial at St Mary's...

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Horace Sydney Thompson

Caterham man who served with the Bedfordshire Regiment, and died of tuberculosis in September 1918.

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Ernest Ralph Cave Moy

Kingston boy who won the Military Medal, and was gassed in 1918.

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John William Adcock

Experience of a Loughborough man in the East Surrey Regiment

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Hatchlands Park

Current National Trust property that was used as a convalescence home for soldiers.

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George Alfred Shurlock

Albury man who enlisted in 1918, after the upper age limit for eligible soldiers was increased.