page last updated 2 Feb 14
The work on this project is a team effort.
The local team is the Effingham Local History Group. Thanks are also given to Mrs Jessica Page, Mr Eddie Crouch and Mr Jim Clarke for their early help.
Frank Haslam edits this page on behalf of the Leatherhead & District Local History Society.
If you can provide us with information on any of the casualties named on this website,
please contact Frank Haslam who will forward to the team.
In your messages please specify Effingham WM in the subject line.
For St Lawrence's Church, Effingham - look for 'A' marker
For Our Lady of Sorrows RC Churchyard - look for 'A' marker
For information about similar pages on war memorials in this area please see the Local War Memorials link.
Chris Hogger, Chairman of the Effingham Local History Group has corrected the Wikipedia page on Effingham regarding the 617 Sqn Vulcan salute over the parish church to Sir Barnes Wallis, whose page on this website has been updated accordingly. The Barnes Wallis links on that page have also been updated.
22 Nov 11: WWI: Links to WWI names researched by ELHG done and # notes updated.
Link to St Lawrence, Effingham added
Contact made with Christopher Hogger of the Effingham Local History Group and with permission, work has started on adding links to their research on individuals named on the memorials. The WW2 names have been done.
15 Nov 10 WWII: James Nicholls points out that the previous identification of PJ Nicholls was incorrect. It appears that although he is on the CWGC database, his forenames have been recorded as James Peter when they should have been Peter James.
25 Mar 09 The local team and the editor visited St Lawrences to look at and photograph the WWII plaque and other realted items in the church and were able to meet the Vicar, Rev Andrew Mackenzie. WWII information added.
4 Mar 09 WWI W Scarfe - as this name did not match on 03/03/15 on CWGC, variations were tried on SDGW and Pte W(illiam) SCARFF produced a match on date ... and was resident in Effingham.That name also matches on CWGC.
It is noted that a W Scarfe also appears on the War Memorial in St Andrew's, Oxshott.
4 Mar 09 WWI C Taylor - a possible match is suggested but appears to have no Effingham connection, and there are inconsistencies on rank and unit.
28 Feb 09 WWI Other ranks checked against SDGW
25 Feb 09 AR West who is buried at OLS, is listed on Leatherhead's WM
22 Feb 09 Visit to St Lawrence's (SL) and Our Lady of Sorrows (OLS) churchyards to take photographs: all known service war graves completed: reference found to an additional WWII name - Ronald Poland's brother Kenneth, and to a civilian war grave at St Lawrences known to CWGC - Joseph Mathison - but omitted from their listing for St Lawrences. A link added on the OSL page to a biography of Admiral Sir Francis Turner, who is buried there.
21 Feb 09 Barnes Wallis page added - he is buried here, not a war grave but a man forever associated with the weapons of war to create the peace he so fervently desired and who should be better known for the other marvellous things he did.
15 Feb 09 Visit to St Lawrence's churchyard to take photographs; WWI names listed and matched where possible on CWGC database; map links added to this page