Effingham War Memorials - War Graves in Effingham
EFFINGHAM (ST. LAWRENCE) CHURCHYARD

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  Name Rank/
service no.
Regiment Died Age Grave
location
1. POLAND, RONALD JAMES Trooper 14589950 Royal Armoured Corps 18/09/1944 21 Grave 209
2. WELLS, R(eginald) Leading Stoker K/22165 (PO) Royal Navy 23/09/1918 unknown North-West of Church
source: http://www.cwgc.org/search/cemetery_details.aspx?cemetery=44608&mode=1


Ronald Poland,
also his brother Kenneth, kia Dec 30 1944
see the WWII Plaque page


Reginald Wells


Also remembering those who gave service - these have been spotted so far

This memorial to Sub Lt George Rowland Batchelor MN, lost at sea 15th December 1940 aged 38 is in St Lawrence Churchyard Extension. It is not included in the CWGC listing for Effingham.

The CWGC record for him is as follows:

Name: BATCHELOR, GEORGE ROWLAND
Initials: G R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: First Radio Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Kyleglen (Liverpool)
Age: 38
Date of Death: 15/12/1940
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 62.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

In Loving Memory of Joseph George Mathison,
taken suddenly by enemy action 10th July 1944

Name: MATHISON, JOSEPH GEORGE
Initials: J G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 37
Date of Death: 10/07/1944
Additional information: B.C.L. Son of Joseph Mathison, L.R.I.B.A., F.S.I., and Louie Sarah Mathison, of Woodville, Effingham; husband of Catherine M. Mathison, of Sidlands Lodge, Sidmouth, Devonshire. Died at Old Thatch Cottage, Station Road, Effingham.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: GUILDFORD, RURAL DISTRICT

Information is sought on the circumstances of his death. It understood that he was killed by a V1 which glided very low over Manor House School.


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page created 11 Feb 2009: updated 22 Nov 11