Effingham, Surrey, War Memorials
WWI Memorial in St Lawrence's Churchyard


The canopy is inscribed GREATER LOVE
THAN THIS HATH NO MAN





 

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.
We are grateful for the research done by the
Effingham Local History Group (ELHG)

1914-1918

Pte (Rfm) FREDERICK WILLIAM BARNETT
story (ELHG)
7th Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps
30/07/1915
Age 20
YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL/B
(2nd) Lt NOEL DOUGLAS BAYLY
story (ELHG)
2 Coy, 2nd Bn,
Irish Guards
27/11/1917
Age 28
ANNEUX BRITISH CEMY/F
Capt MOWBRAY BESSELL
story (ELHG) #
10th Bn, The Queen's
(Royal West Surrey Regiment)
15/09/16-17/09/1916
Age unknown
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL/F
Pte HENRY EDWARD THOMAS BULLEN
story (ELHG)
1st Bn, Grenadier Guards
26/10/1914
Age unknown
ZANTVOORDE BRITISH CEMY/B
Pte (Rfm) FREDERICK KEMP
story (ELHG)
8th Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps
03/05/1917
Age 19
ARRAS MEMORIAL/F
Pte H MARCHANT
story (ELHG)
219th Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
06/12/1917
Age unknown
MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY/B
Pte (Rfm) FREDERICK MASKELL
story (ELHG) #
7th Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps
30/07/1915
Age unknown

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL/B
Pte WILLIAM OTTAWAY
story (ELHG)
4th Bn, Guards Machine Gun Regiment
27/09/1918
Age 26
SANDERS KEEP MILITARY CEMY,
GRAINCOURT-LES-HAVRINCOURT/F
Pte ARCHIBALD PATTEN
story (ELHG)
7th Bn, East Surrey Regiment
13/10/1915
Age unknown
LOOS MEMORIAL/F
Pte R ROBERTS
story (ELHG) #
2nd Bn, Norfolk Regiment
13/06/1916
Age 29
AMARA WAR CEMETERY/Irq
Pte WILLIAM SCARFE
story (ELHG) #
[in CWGC and SDGW as W SCARFF]
5th Bn, East Surrey Regiment
03/02/1915
Age unknown
MADRAS 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL, CHENNAI/IND
Pte ALBERT (HENRY) SMITH
story (ELHG)
7th Bn, East Surrey Regiment
06/04/1916
Age 20
VERMELLES BRITISH CEMY/F
Sgt Maj C TAYLOR
story (ELHG) #
9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers, "C" Sqdn.
24/01/18
Age unknown
ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
RG VIGARS
story (ELHG)
25th Bn, The King's
(Liverpool Regiment)
08/10/1918
Age unknown
CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMY, SOUCHEZ/F
L/Cpl ARTHUR WELLS MM
story (ELHG) #
2nd Bn, The Queen's
(Royal West Surrey Regiment)
05/10/1917
Age 24?
TYNE COT MEMORIAL/B
Sjt BOB WHITTINGTON DCM
story (ELHG)
3rd Bn Worcestershire Regiment
26/08/1916
Age 21
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL/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 for Ian Whitlock of Leatherhead's help with SDGW.

CWGC: Commonwealth War Graves Commission database.

ELHG: Effingham Local History Group

BESSELL, MOWBRAY
As explained in his story researched by ELHG the apparent anomaly of his regiment being the East Surreys on his plaque on the memorial and the Queen's (Royal West Surreys) in the CWGC record: "On the outbreak of war he applied for a commission and was gazetted Lieutenant in the East Surrey Regiment, being promoted Captain on 1 January 1915 and transferred to The Queen's Regiment."

MASKELL, FREDERICK
Although SDGW records a man of this name born in Ockham, Surrey, enlisted Guildford, Residence Effingham, Surrey, ELHG have established that that was another man who survived WWI - see the story.

ROBERTS, RICHARD
Although his memorial plaque says he was a Private, the CWGC record states he was a Lance Corporal. As recorded in his story researched by ELHG "On June 11th 1915 he was appointed unpaid Lance-Corporal."

SCARFE, WILLIAM
It appears that his surname is mis-spelled on his memorial plaque and should be SCARFF.

TAYLOR, C
The memorial says he was a Sgt Major in the 21st Lancers, died Jan 1918.
CWGC: All the C Taylors for 1918 were checked. None appeared to match the date/unit/rank and all failed to reveal a local connection.
SDGW: none of the C Taylors related to Effingham: The only C Taylor in a Lancer Bn who died in Jan 1918 was:
Sgt Charles William Taylor 13634 [CWGC: Serjeant]
9th Lancers (Queen's Royal) [CWGC adds: C Squadron]
died 24/01/18 of wounds, France & Flanders
born Basingstoke, Hants: enlisted Basingstoke: resident Bagshot.
Although the 21st did not serve in France as a Regiment during the First World War, in 1916 they did provide drafts of men to form a Service Squadron for action on the Western Front.
source: http://www.qrl.uk.com/h_21.html
Subsequent ELHG research on Taylor covers issues on his rank, unit, name. Of his connection with Effingham they state "at present this is entirely unknown."

WELLS, ARTHUR MM
Subsequent ELHG research (see his story) notes that the details on his memorial plaque do not wholly correlate with his surviving military records, two of which give his rank as Private. His medal record gives his date of death as the 4th, not the 5th.


original CWGC research by Frank Haslam: if you can add to this page please contact the editor
page created 15 Feb 2009: last updated 22 Nov 11