Headley, Surrey War Memorials


The War Memorial in the Chancel of St Mary's

1914 1918

FOR GOD, KING, AND
COUNTRY

WILLIAM COLLINS
FREDERICK CORDOCK
WILLIAM ROBERT DIBBLE
THOMAS WILLIAM HANKINS
HAROLD HAWKINS
HENRY JOSEPH LINTERN
JOHN PARSONS
EDWARD PAYNE
LEONARD ROOKE
ROBERT ND RYDER
ROBERT SMITH

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

1939 1945

JACK BEESON
JACK A SHEPPARD
RICHARD HUMBLE

Two bronze figures of soldiers, leaning on rifles, about 21ins tall, were stolen from this memorial in April 1997.
It is hoped to find an image of the memorial before that date,
in the hope that if they still exist, someone may recognise them.


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.

1914-1918

WILLIAM COLLINS #

JOHN PARSONS #
Pte FREDERICK CORDOCK #
1st Bn, East Surrey Regiment
Age 24

Husband of Alice B Cordock, of 52, Selhurst New Rd, South Norwood, London
PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL/F
Cpl EDWARD PAYNE #
6th Bn, Queen's Own
(Royal West Kent Regiment)
Age 26
Son of Alfred Edward and Elizabeth Mary Payne, of Headley Court Garden Cottage, Epsom. Native of Carshalton, Surrey

HEILLY STATION CEMY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE/F
Pte WILLIAM DIBBLE MM
13th Bn, East Surrey Regiment
Age 28
Son of Mrs Sarah Ann Dibble, of 8, Hookwood Cottages, Hurst Lane, Headley, Epsom, Surrey, and the late Thomas Dibble
ARRAS MEMORIAL/F
LEONARD ROOKE #
THOMAS HANKINS #

Maj ROBERT DUDLEY RYDER story
8th (King's Royal Irish) Hussars
Age 34
Son of Henry, fourth Earl of Harrowby; husband of Beryl Ryder, of 35, Cadogan Place, London
VILLERS-FAUCON COMM CEMY EXTN/F
HAROLD HAWKINS #

ROBERT SMITH #
Col Sjt HENRY JOSEPH LINTERN
Depot Bn, The Queen's
(Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Age 57

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Husband of Ellen Lintern, of 5, Shrubland Rd., Banstead, Surrey
buried St Mary's Headley
 

1939-1945

Flt Lt JACK BEESON #
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age unknown

buried St Mary's Headley
Pte JACK A SHEPPARD
Royal Army Service Corps
Age 26
Son of Arthur and Edith Florence Sheppard; husband of Christina Sheppard, of Eastleigh, Hampshire

buried St Mary's Headley
Lt RICHARD HUMBLE #
3rd Bn, Scots Guards
Age unknown

HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMY/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 to Ian Whitlock for his help on SDGW

CWGC: Commonwealth War Graves Commission database

BEESON, JACK - local sources recall that Jack's father was the Bailiff for Headley Park. They lived at Park Corner, Tilley Lane, Headley.

COLLINS, WILLIAM
CWGC: None of the initial W Collins or Collins with first name William appear to have a Headley connection.
SDGW: None of the W Collins have a stated Headley connection.
More information is needed.

Name: CORDOCK, FREDERICK GEORGE
The only WWI Cordock on CWGC.
SDGW: born Croydon, Surrey: enlisted Epsom, Surrey
More information is needed on his Headley connection.

Name: HANKINS, THOMAS WILLIAM
Initials: T W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: East Surrey Regiment
Unit Text: 7th Bn
Date of Death: 12/08/1916
Service No: 938
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=789019

The only other Thomas Hankins on CWGC is connected to Huntingdon.
21 Feb 09: via Ian Whitlock: Thomas William Hankins - SDGW says resident in Reigate.
More information is needed.

Name: HAWKINS, HAROLD
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Unit Text: 49th Bn.
Date of Death: 14/10/1918
Service No: 24199
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 10.
Memorial: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL

CWGC: None of the initial H Hawkins or Hawkins with first name Harold appear to have a Headley connection.
21 Feb 09: via Ian Whitlock: SDGW - Harold Hawkins - 14/10/18 MGC formerly West Surreys, resident Reigate.
More information is needed.

HUMBLE, RICHARD
The Times, Friday, Oct 6, 1944: DEATHS
HUMBLE - Previously reported missing, now reported killed in action in Normandy, July, 1944, RICHARD HUMBLE (DICK), Lieutenant, Scots Guards, dearly loved and only son of Captain and Mrs Richard Humble, Tunbarr, Headley, Surrey, and brother of Elizabeth.

His sister, Dr Elizabeth Hallifax, now lives in Ashtead. Local sources recall that Richard's father was a very early aviator, flying from London to Cape Town. John Hills recalls being in the church choir when Richard visited and that he remembers his bubbly personality.

PARSONS, JOHN
Name: PARSONS, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: East Surrey Regiment
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 14/10/1915
Service No: 864
Additional information: Son of John and Emily Charlotte Parsons, of "Headley," Epsom, Surrey.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: L. 16.
Cemetery: SAILLY-LABOURSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=188381
SDGW: born Gloucester: enlisted Epsom, Surrey: died of wounds
CWGC: Apart from the above, none of the initial J Parsons or Parsons with first name John appear to have a Headley connection.
More information is needed.

ROOKE, LEONARD
Name: ROOKE
Initials: O L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 30/10/1915
Service No: 2212
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 1.
Cemetery: DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=36402
CWGC: None of the initial L Rookes or Rookes with first name Leonard appear to have a Headley connection. Looking for any Rookes with Leonard other than as a first name, or with any initial L produced OL Rooke: The Regiment is local.
SDGW: Owen Leonard Rooke: born Twyford, Bucks: enlisted Guildford, Surrey: resident Chertsey, Surrey
More information is needed.

SMITH, ROBERT
There are too many initial R Smith or Smiths with first name Robert to check on CWGC.
SDGW: none of the 221 Robert Smiths showed a connection to the area
More information is needed.


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