MICKLEHAM, SURREY WAR MEMORIALS
Parish Church of St Michael - War Memorial - WWII




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.
Regiment/Service & Rank have been added, as has the cemetery location for those who may wish to visit on their travels.
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Notes for more detail or comment on the inscription.

1939-45

Sgt DENNIS BARBER #
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; 9 Sqn
Age 23
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
DONALD GUY PEARCE #

Stwd RALPH BLACKMAN
Royal Navy
HM Boom Defence Vessel
Thomas Connolly [sunk by mine, Sheerness, December 17, 1940]
Age 21
CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
HAROLD GEORGE HENRY PHIPPS #

Cpl KENNETH BUTCHER
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age 24
RANMORE (ST. BARNABAS) CYD
Lt PETER ODHAMS - story
Royal Navy
Age 25
buried St Michaels
Lt ALLAN FOXON #
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
HMS Attacker
Age unknown
LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL
LSjt EDGAR SAWYER #
1/5th Bn,The Queen's
(Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Age 24
EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMY/E
Capt ROGER LAWRENCE
155 Bty, 172 Field Regt
Royal Artillery
Age 24
MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMY/I
BRIMLEY MARCUS WILLIAMS #

Sgt DERRYCK NORTHFIELD
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; 101 Sqn
Age 20
RHEINBERG WAR CEMY/G
 

NOTES

BARBER, DENNIS - Son of Mr and Mrs HJ Barber, of Dorking, Surrey.

Maura Hazelden 12/11/11: Dennis Barber lived at Lovedon Cottage, Westhumble. His father was Herbert George Barber, blacksmith. [My mother says there were lots of complicated names in the family but she only ever knew Dennis's father, her grandfather as Herbert George, I called him great grandad George]
Dennis volunteered when his brother was taken prisoner of war.

My mum, Beryl, went to the opening of the Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede, where Dennis is named, with her grandfather and her uncle Sam and uncle Bill, the one who had been a prisoner of war.

FOXON, ALLAN - the only WWII Allan Foxon on CWGC.
More information is needed on any Mickleham connection.

Name: PEARCE, DONALD GUY
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 152 (The Ayrshire Yeomanry) Field Regt.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 02/08/1944
Service No: 149746
Additional information: Son of Guy and Beatrice Pearce; husband of Agnes (Penny) Pearce (nee Stephenson), of Skegness, Lincolnshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. A. 11.
Cemetery: AREZZO WAR CEMETERY
More information is needed to establish a Mickleham connection.

Name: PHIPPS, HAROLD GEORGE HENRY
Initials: H G H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death: 20/09/1943
Service No: 82094
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Spec. Memorial.
Cemetery: CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETERY
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2428039
The only other WWII Harold Phipps on CWGC is associated with another locality.
Note commemorated at Camberwell. Dennis Burke is one of those researching the names on the Camberwell Special Memorial. He writes: Not an answer but a Harold George H Phipps was registered born in the Camberwell district in 1900. There is a Harold Phipps listed in the 1901 Census at 10 Ardsley Terrace, Camberwell, London with parents, George (a shipping clerk) and Beatrice L M Phipps. A sister Violet was 1 year old and Harold was 8 months old.
He is registered as died age 43 in the Midhurst district for the third Quarter of 1943.
He was commissioned into the Admin Branch in 1940.
More information is needed to establish a Mickleham connection.

SAWYER, EDGAR - He is the only WWII Edgar Sawyer on CWGC; the The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) is local.
His widow's address was Inverness.

WILLIAMS, BRIMLEY MARCUS - No trace on WWII CWGC. However, there is a Marcus Brindley Williams but with no apparent connection to Mickleham:

Name: WILLIAMS, MARCUS BRINDLEY
Initials: M B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Age: 22
Date of Death: between 27/05/1940 and 28/05/1940
Service No: T/142943
Additional information: Son of William and Minnie Williams; husband of Kathleen Mary Williams, of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 139.
Memorial: DUNKIRK MEMORIAL
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2767960

More information is needed.



Mickleham War Memorial, St Michael's churchyard, 15 August 2002, visit of Canadians: source Spence


CWGC research by Frank Haslam: if you can add to this page please contact the editor
page created 4 Feb 2009, updated 21 Nov 11: 28 Feb 14