Little Bookham's War Memorials - All Saints' Churchyard - War Grave

There is one war grave in the churchyard at All Saints, NE of the church:

HELME, THOMAS HERBERT
Initials: T H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles)
Unit Text: 16th Bn.
Age: 35
Date of Death: 03/11/1918
Additional information: Son of Herbert and Annie Helme, of "Downside", Salvington, Worthing, Sussex. Born at Cobham, Surrey.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: North-East of Church.
Cemetery: LITTLE BOOKHAM CHURCHYARD
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=401182

His headstone says he died of wounds received in Palestine. The poppies found at the grave were laid by the Bookhams Residents Association.

Memorials to members of the Helme family can be seen in All Saints' Church. Another member of the family, Thomas Helme JP was at the Manor House, Little Bookham in the 1890s.

Thomas Helme is not listed on the War Memorial at All Saints. He is listed on Worthing War Memorial and on the Lord's Cricket Members' World War 1 Memorial.

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page added 15 Feb 2009: updated 24 Feb 2009