Effingham War Memorials - St Lawrence Effingham - World War II

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS
PARISH WHO DIED IN THE WAR
1939-1945

Background to this memorial, courtesy of the Effingham Local History Group (ELHG)

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.

AB FRANCIS BILES story (ELHG)
Royal Navy
HM Tug Wo Kwang
Age 23
Died 09/03/1942
Son of John and Violet E Biles, of Effingham, Surrey.
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Sgt (Obs) JOHN D'ESTREVILLE LENFESTEY story (ELHG)
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
20 Squadron
Age 25
Died 02/07/1941
Son of Leopold D'Estreville Lenfestey, and of Kathleen Lenfestey (née Meredith), of Effingham, Surrey.
KARACHI WAR CEMY/Pak
Pte WILFRED JAMES BLABER story (ELHG)
1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Age 22
Died 03/06/1944
Son of Ernest George and Eliza Blaber, of Ranmore, Surrey.
RANGOON MEMORIAL/Mya
Stkr JACK LONGHURST story (ELHG)
Stoker 1st Class
Royal Navy
HMS Ibis
Age 22
Died 10/11/1942
Son of Harry and Ethel Ann Longhurst, of Effingham, Surrey.
CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
Capt FEDOR GEORGE BUNGE story (ELHG)
Royal Artillery
52 Anti-Tank Regt.
Age 32
Died 28/05/1940
Service No: 67402
Additional information: Son of Mr and Mrs JHO Bunge, of Effingham, Surrey.
BUS HOUSE CEMY/B
Capt ANDREW WHITWORTH McGOWAN story (ELHG)
Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Age 30
Died 18/04/1943
KIRKEE WAR CEMY/In
Yeo DONALD ERNEST CHATFIELD story (ELHG)
Royal Navy
HMS Fidelity
Age 24
Died 01/01/1943
Son of Mr and Mrs WR Chatfield, of Effingham, Surrey.

PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Pte PETER JAMES NICHOLLS # story (ELHG)
2nd Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Age 22
Died 05/12/1941
Son of Walter and Florence Nicholls, of Effingham, Surrey.
ALAMEIN MEMORIAL/E
Lt ALLAN EDDOWES CURRY story (ELHG)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
HMS Pylades
Age 22
Died 08/07/1944
Son of Francis Henry Curry, and of Henrietta Talcott Curry, of Effingham, Surrey.

PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Tpr LESLIE (CHARLES) PAYNE story (ELHG)
Royal Armoured Corps
2nd Royal Tank Regiment
Age 22
Died 06/09/1944
CASSINO MEMORIAL/It
Sjt CHARLES THOMAS DENCH # story (ELHG)
Note: CWGC records him as TC Dench
Royal Artillery
1 Field Regt
Age 33
Died 10/12/1941
Son of William and Elizabeth Dench; husband of Marjorie Dench, of Gosforth, Northumberland
ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
Spr KENNETH LESLIE POLAND story (ELHG)
Royal Engineers
857 Quarrying Coy
Age 24
Died 30/12/1944
Son of Arthur James Poland and Agnes Louisa Poland, of Effingham, Surrey.
CESENA WAR CEMY/It
Marine JOHN ALBERT CHARLES HUNNS story (ELHG)
Royal Marines
HMS Hood
Age: 20
Died 24/05/1941
Son of Charles and Rose Hunns, of Bookham, Surrey.

PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Tpr RONALD JAMES POLAND story (ELHG)
Royal Armoured Corps
Nottinghamshire Yeomanry
Age 21
Died 18/09/1944
Son of Arthur James Poland and Agnes Louisa Poland, of Effingham.
buried St Lawrence's Effingham
  Sgt (Air Gnr) BERNARD JOHN WORSFOLD story (ELHG)
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
148 Squadron
Died 08/07/1942
FAYID WAR CEMY/E

Notes

CT DENCH - no match on CWGC, according to ELHG because the CWGC has his forenames in reverse order, Thomas Charles instead of Charles Thomas.

PJ NICHOLLS
His nephew, James Nicholls of Effingham pointed out that the PJ Nicholls previously identified was incorrect. This was despite that being the sole match on the CWGC database. On further investigation, now knowing the circumstances of Pte Nicholls' death, we have identified him on the CWGC database, where at present he is shown not as Peter James but as James Peter.


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page added 25 Mar 2009: last updated 7 Oct 11