Bookham War Memorials - War Memorial Cross, St Nicolas' Churchyard

AD
1914-19
To the Glory of God.
In Memory of those who
laid down their lives.
In thanksgiving for those spared to return.
And in Commemoration of the Victory they
jointly helped to win.
Their Glory shall not be blotted out:
Their Name liveth for evermore


The names below also include WWII names,
details of them are provided on the
WWII page


NB: E Carter is the name recorded in CWGC

Where a name is hyperlinked this is to what appears to be the
relevant record in the
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
(CWGC) database or to a page about the person.
# see
Notes for more detail or comment on the inscription.

PC ASHLEY
see WWII page
A AYRES
see WWII page
Pte ERNEST MICHAEL BARNES
7th Bn, Queen's Own
(Royal West Kent Regiment)
Age 36
QUEANT ROAD CEMY, BUISSY/F
ERNEST BARTHOLOMEW #

Rfm ALBERT [GEORGE] BUNGAY
16th Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps
Age 37
ARRAS MEMORIAL
2nd Lt JOHN STANLEY BURTON
Grenadier Guards, attd 2nd Bn
Age 31 -
Window in church
YPRES RESERVOIR CEMY/B
MHC CANDY
see WWII page
E CARTER
see WWII page
Pte ARTHUR CLAPSHEW story
1st Bn, London Regiment
(Royal Fusiliers)
Age 20
RED CROSS CORNER CEMY, BEUGNY/F
Pte GEORGE THOMAS COOK
2nd/8th Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment
(Prince of Wales's Own)
Age 19
MONT HUON MILITARY CEMY, LE TREPORT/F
JC CUNNINGHAM
see WWII page
Pte ALBERT DIMENT #
7th Bn, The Queen's
(Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Age unknown
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL/F
see also the Fetcham War Memorial
WILLIAM EARLE #

Stkr1 DOUGLAS AUBREY EDSER
Royal Navy
HMS Queen Mary
Age 26
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Pte WILLIAM EDWARDS
7th Bn, The Queen's
(Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Age 32
CHAUNY COMM CEMY BRITISH EXTN/F
HENRY ETHERINGTON #

Pte FRANCIS HANDLEY #
2nd Bn, York and Lancaster Regiment
Age unknown

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL/F
Pte PHILIP HOLLAND
8th Bn, The Queen's
(Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Age 19

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL/F
PA KLEBOE
see WWII page
Pte CHARLES REUBEN LEWER
1st/5th Bn, York and Lancaster Regiment
Age 20
YORK CEMY, HASPRES, Nord/F
Pte EDWARD WILLIAM LEWER
2nd Bn, The Queen's
(Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Age 28
CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMY, LONGUEVAL/F
Rfm SAMUEL ROBERT JAMES LEWER
13th Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps
Age 22

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL/F
Pte WILLIAM LIDBITTER
2nd/4th Bn, The Queen's
(Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Age 20
SOISSONS MEMORIAL/F
DC LONGHURST
see WWII page
CA MOORE
see WWII page
HARRY MILLARD #

Pte FREDERICK WILLIAM NOAKES #
1st Bn, The Queen's
(Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Age 19
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL/F
EA OVENS
see WWII page
Capt WILLIAM GORDON PENDER MC
Royal Flying Corps
40th Squadron
Age 30
ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL/F
Pte FRANK PENFOLD #
2nd Bn, The Queen's
(Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Age unknown
LE TOURET MEMORIAL/F
D POPE
see WWII page
Pte CHARLES RANGER #
7th Bn, Royal Fusiliers
Age unknown
ANCRE BRITISH CEMY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL/F
R RANGER
see WWII page
L/Cpl THOMAS REID
3rd Bn, Worcestershire Regiment
Age 27
ST. NAZAIRE (TOUTES-AIDES) CEMY/F
Rfm GEORGE HENRY ROLLINSON
11th Bn, London Regiment
(Finsbury Rifles)
Age 31
GAZA WAR CEMY
GEORGE SHEPHERD #

Pte ALFRED SMITH #
2nd Bn, The Queen's
(Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Age unknown
ST. SEVER CEMY, ROUEN/F
WALTER SMITH #

CSM ARTHUR STEMP
1st Bn, The Queen's
(Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Age 36
YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL/B
ALBERT TOMSETT #

Gnr ERNEST TOMSETT #
324th Siege Bty
Royal Garrison Artillery
Age 26
MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMY/B
Pte GRANVILLE WALKER-SMITH
D Coy, London Regiment
(London Scottish)
Age 33
GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMY/F
AJ WHITE
see WWII page
WILLIAM WILLIAMS #

Drv HENRY WOODS
C Bty, 93rd Army Bde
Royal Field Artillery
Age 24
CANADA FARM CEMY/B
Sjt ERNEST WYETH
10th Bn, Rifle Brigade
Age 24
MONT HUON MILITARY CEMY, LE TREPORT/F
   

NOTES

SGDW: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 was originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO) in 1921. It covered deaths within the period from 4th August 1914 (the declaration of war) to 11th November 1918 (Armistice Day) and, in some but not all cases, up to 25th March 1921. It lists the names of 661,960 Other Ranks. We are grateful to Ian Whitlock of Leatherhead for his help with SDGW.

CWGC: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

GH Stephens and DF Touch are not in the above list but are on the WWII plaque in the church.

BARTHOLOMEW, ERNEST - none of the E Bartholomew records on CWGC reveal a local connection.
SDGW: There are four Ernest Bartholomews. The only one with Surrey connections is:
Private, G/1996 7th Bn Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment): born Brixton, Surrey: enlisted Guildford, Surrey: resident Beddington, Surrey: kia 01/07/16
More information is needed about him.

Name: CLAPSHEW, ARTHUR
Additional information: Son of Arthur and Nelly Clapshew, of 4907, Walden St., Vancouver South, British Columbia, Canada.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. F. 3.
Cemetery: RED CROSS CORNER CEMETERY, BEUGNY
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=240466
He is the only WWI A Clapshew on CWGC.
An Arthur Clapshew is also named on Leatherhead's War Memorials - see his story
His connection with Gt Bookham remains to be established.

DIMENT, ALBERT - none of the A Diment records on CWGC reveal a local connection.
SDGW: born Fetcham, Surrey enlisted: Guildford, Surrey resident: Fetcham, Surrey. He is on the Fetcham War Memorial.
More information is needed about why he is on the Gt Bookham memorial.

EARLE, WILLIAM - none of the W Earle records on CWGC reveal a local connection, nor do the SDGW.
More information is needed about him.

ETHERINGTON, HENRY
The two CWGC records which appear to be possible matches are shown below. The name Henry is sometimes recorded as Harry if that is how he was known when entering the services.
More information is needed about him.

Name: ETHERINGTON, HENRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 29/10/1914
Service No: S/6687
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Ellen Etherington, of 51, Claremont St., Greenwich, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11 - 13 and 14.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1611664
SDGW: born & resident Deptford, Kent: enlisted: Woolwich, Kent

Name: ETHERINGTON, HARRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Date of Death: 06/08/1917
Service No: G/10555
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11 - 13 and 14.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1611663
SDGW: born Cobham, Surrey: enlisted and resident Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey

HANDLEY, FRANCIS - none of the F Handley records on CWGC revealed a local connection.
SDGW: 20519 Pte Francis Handley 2nd Bn York & Lancaster Regiment: born Leatherhead, Surrey: enlisted Marylebone, London: kia 12/10/16.
Formerly 4534 Royal Garrison Artillery
More information is needed about his connection to Great Bookham.

MILLARD, HARRY - none of the H Millard records on CWGC reveal a local connection, nor do they on SDGW.
http://www.cwgc.org/search/SearchResults.aspx?surname=millard&initials=h&war=1&yearfrom=1900&yearto=2000&force=&nationality=&send.x=23&send.y=13
At Ashtead, HA Millard is on the St Giles plaque, regiment RFA.
Harry Albert Millard is the only match on CWGC to both RFA and the name.
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=21703
James Clapshaw, who turns up in Ashtead after 1910, reported that he and his wife had become surrogate parents from the time Harry had been aged only 1 year 9 months but his natural Mother, Florrie Millard, wrote from 67 Ste Tramontania , Valletta, Malta, on 3/10/1916, seeking to retrieve a medal which had been awarded to the boy's father and to obtain any other benefits to which she might have become entitled! This indicates that she had been widowed.
SDGW has him as Henry Albert Millard, states that he died of wounds, makes no mention of the award of an MM and like CWGC it has him as a Lt - on the St George's Memorial and St Giles' plaque he is 2nd Lt.
Brian Bouchard has had a quick look at Millard's file at the National Archives and recalls there being some Bookham connections.
It is possible that Ashtead's HA Millard is also the Harry Millard on the Great Bookham War Memorial Cross.

More information is needed about him.

Name: NOAKES, FREDERICK WILLIAM
Initials: F W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 15/07/1916
Service No: G/2066
Additional information: Son of William Henry and Alice Jane Noakes, of Haling Park Farm, South Croydon, Surrey.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
He is the only WWI FW Noakes on CWGC.
SDGW: the only FW Noakes was born Lingfield, Surrey: enlisted Guildford and resident in South Croydon
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=806469
More information is needed about his connection with Bookham.

PENFOLD, FRANK - SDGW: born and resident Bookham, Surrey: enlisted Guildford.
More detail is needed about his connection with Bookham.

RANGER, CHARLES - SDGW: born East Horsley: enlisted Leatherhead: resident Gt Bookham
More detail is needed about his connection with Bookham.

SHEPHERD, GEORGE - all G/George Shepherds on CWGC have been checked - with no obvious local connection found for any of them: nor on SDGW:
http://www.cwgc.org/search/SearchResults.aspx?surname=SHEPheRD&initials=g&war=1&yearfrom=1900&yearto=2000&force=&nationality=&send.x=46&send.y=7
More information is needed about him
.

SMITH, ALFRED - SDGW: born and resident Bookham, enlisted Guildford: died of wounds 10/09/16
More detail is needed about his family and residence in Bookham
.

SMITH, WALTER - 1865 WWI records on CWGC for W Smith - 'There are too many results for your search, please refine the criteria and try again.'
SDGW: has 205 Walter Smiths and none of them mention Bookham
More information is needed about him.

TOMSETT, ALBERT - none of the WWI A Tomsett records on CWGC reveal a local connection.
http://www.cwgc.org/search/SearchResults.aspx?surname=TOMSETT&initials=a&war=1&yearfrom=1900&yearto=2000&force=&nationality=&send.x=43&send.y=11
SDGW lists three
Albert Thomas d 24/02/17 born, enlisted, resident Deptford, Kent
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=455816
Albert d 26/03/18 enlisted East Grinstead, Hants
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=506532
Albert d 06/08/15 born Worth, Sussex: enlisted Aldershot, Hants, resident Passfield, Hants:
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=277513
More information is needed about him.

TOMSETT, ERNEST - SDGW: born Three Bridges, Surrey: enlisted Guildford, Surrey: resident Gt Bookham, Surrey
More detail is needed about his residence in Bookham.

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM - the very many WWI W Williams on CWGC are still to be checked.
SDGW: 373 William Williams - no obvious match
More information is needed about him.


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