Headley War Memorials - St Mary's Churchyard - War Graves

  Name Rank/service no. Regiment died Age Grave
1. BEESON, JACK Flight Lieutenant 108657 Royal Air Force
Volunteer Reserve
10/03/1944 unknown South of Church
2. JONES, HUMPHREY CAMPBELL* Second Lieutenant 150607 Royal Artillery 08/11/1940 33 East of Church.
3. LINTERN, HENRY Colour Serjeant S/982 The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 04/06/1915 57 not stated
[SW corner]
4. SHEPPARD, JOHN ALEXANDER Private T/230067 Royal Army Service Corps 14/03/1941 26 South of Church

* 2nd Lt Jones is not on the Headley war memorials.

source CWGC: http://www.cwgc.org/search/cemetery_details.aspx?cemetery=44624&mode=1

Name: JONES, HUMPHREY CAMPBELL
Initials: H C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Age: 33
Date of Death: 08/11/1940
Service No: 150607
Additional information: Son of William Campbell Jones and Lilian Campbell Jones, of Crondall; husband of Barbara Eileen Stewart Jones, of Willesborough, Ashford, Kent.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: East of Church.
Cemetery: HEADLEY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2434863
Although he is not named on the Headley War Memorials local sources are investigating what they believe is a strong family connection with the village.

Name: LINTERN, HENRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Colour Serjeant
Regiment/Service: The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Unit Text: Depot Bn.
Age: 57
Date of Death: 04/06/1915
Service No: S/982
Additional information: Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Husband of Ellen Lintern, of 5, Shrubland Rd., Banstead, Surrey.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: HEADLEY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=401181
His connection with Headley is not yet known.

Name: SHEPPARD, JOHN ALEXANDER
Initials: J A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Age: 26
Date of Death: 14/03/1941
Service No: T/230067
Additional information: Son of Arthur and Edith Florence Sheppard; husband of Christina Sheppard, of Eastleigh, Hampshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: South of Church.
Cemetery: HEADLEY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2434864
Local sources are looking into establishing more about the family connection with the village: it is believed he had a sister, Florence. One story is that 'Jack' was stationed in Edinburgh. During an air raid, the men is his barracks room took cover. When a bomb hit nearby, Jack looked up and was killed.
His war grave is set in a family grave, and inscription on which says 'In loving memory of my Dear Husband Leslie A [?Shepherd/Sheppard], died Dec 2nd 1931.



Jack Beeson

John Sheppard


'Henry' Lintern


Jones family grave

Humphrey Campbell Jones
KILLED ACCIDENTLY [sic] WHILE ON MILITARY SERVICE 8th Novr 1940

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page created 8 Feb 2009: updated 17 Feb 2009