Oxshott, St Andrew's Church - War Memorials - WWI

The War Memorial in St Andrew's Church, Oxshott

The WWI Panel

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

Pte W AKERMAN
7th Bn East Surrey Regiment
Age 20: d 13/10/1915
Son of Luke and Marie Akerman, of 1, Godfree Cottages, Oxshott, Surrey.
LOOS MEMORIAL/F
Maj HG GIBSON #
Royal Army Medical Corps
Age 35 d 12/02/1919
Son of Arthur Stanley and Mary Gibson; husband of EB Gibson.
ABBEVILLE COMM CEMY EXTN/F
J AUGER #

E GODFREY #
Pte RS BLAKEY
23rd Veterinary Hospital
Army Veterinary Corps
Age 41 d 19/05/1918
Son of Elisha and Maria Annie Blakey, of New Barnet, Herts.; husband of Caroline Blakey, of Copseham, Esher, Surrey.
LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMY/F
JS HARDING #
Rfn STEPHEN ALBERT BOURNE #
2nd Bn Rifle Brigade
died 09/05/1915
PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL/B
A HARRIS #
Pte ALFRED BURGESS #
13th Bn, East Surrey Regiment
died 23/03/1918
ARRAS MEMORIAL/F
Lt ERNEST GRAHAM J HUMBERT
9th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment
Hampshire Regiment, attd. 2nd Bn
died 08/06/1915, age 27
Son of Ernest and Margaret Humbert, of "Langleys," Oxshott, Surrey. Solicitor. Enlisted in Inns of Courts Bn. 4th Aug.,1914.
LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMY/T
R CARTER #

Pte EDGAR WILLIAM PARKER #
6th Bn, Northamptonshire Regiment
died 18/09/1918, age 26
Husband of Edith Amy Elizabeth Parker, of 1, Daisy Cottages, Denby Rd., Cobham, Surrey.
STE. EMILIE VALLEY CEMY, VILLERS-FAUCON/F
2nd Lt GILBERT RICHARD G CHILD
2nd Bn, Royal Sussex Regiment
died 09/05/1915, age 18
Son of Stephen Ambrose Child and Mabel Child, of The Crossways, Cobham, Surrey.
LE TOURET MEMORIAL/F
Pte AM RIMER #
10th Bn Royal Fusiliers
died 23/07/1916
STOKE D'ABERNON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
F COOMBS #

W SCARFE #
Pte FREDERICK G COTTERELL
7th Bn East Surrey Regiment
died 13/10/1915, age 20
Son of James and Jessie Cotterell, of Little Heath, Cobham, Surrey.
LOOS MEMORIAL/F
Pte FREDERICK SKELTON
4th Bn, Worcestershire Regiment
died 29/05/1917, age 35
Son of the late William Skelton, of Oxshott, Surrey; husband of Amy Celia Skelton, of 1, Hesley Cottages, High St., Hampton Wick, Middx.
ARRAS MEMORIAL/F
Cpl FENIMORE VICTOR FINCH
Royal Air Force
died 10/06/1919, age 24
Son of Albert and Mary Finch, of Tudor Court Lodge, Cobham.
ESHER (COBHAM) CEMY
L Cpl FP VICKERY # story
23rd Bn, Middlesex Regiment
Age 34
ST. SEVER CEMY EXTN, ROUEN
[as EP Vickery he is also on Ashtead's WWI Memorial]
Pte LELAND JOHN G FINCH
12th Bn East Surrey Regiment
died 15/09/1916, age 19
Son of Albert and Mary Finch, of Tudor Court Lodge, Cobham, Surrey. Born at Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A.
GUARDS' CEMY, LESBOEUFS/F
Pte ERNEST EDWIN WILES
26th Bn, Royal Fusiliers
died 02/04/1918, age 34
Husband of Annie Wiles, of Little Heath Cobham, Surrey.
ARRAS MEMORIAL/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 of Leatherhead for his help with SDGW.

CWGC: Commonwealth War Graves Commission database

J AUGER - no obvious connection with any J Augers found on CWGC or SDGW
This is the CWGC list:
http://www.cwgc.org/search/SearchResults.aspx?surname=auger&initials=j&war=1&yearfrom=1900&yearto=2000&force=&nationality=&send.x=44&send.y=9
More information is needed about him
.

S BOURNE - SDGW: born Oxshott, Surrey: enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey: resident Oxshott, Surrey

A BURGESS - SDGW: born Oxshott, Surrey: enlisted Guildford, Surrey

R CARTER - very many CWGC and SDGW records for this name
More information is needed on him.

F COOMBS - 16 of this name in CWGC WWI records
http://www.cwgc.org/search/SearchResults.aspx?surname=coombs&initials=f&war=1&yearfrom=1900&yearto=2000&force=&nationality=&send.x=49&send.y=7
SDGW adds no clues
More information is needed on him.

HG GIBSON
More information is needed on his Oxshott connection.

E GODFREY - 24 WWI records on CWGC none of which show a local connection
http://www.cwgc.org/search/SearchResults.aspx?surname=godfrey&initials=e&war=1&yearfrom=1900&yearto=2000&force=&nationality=&send.x=44&send.y=7
SDGW shows a possible: Pte Ernest Godfrey, L/8549 1st Bn Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment): kia 14/09/14: born Cobham, Surrey: enlisted Kingston, Surrey, resident Cobham, Surrey

JS HARDING - 2 WWI records on CWGC
Pte JS Harding, South African, Cape Corps, S.A. Forces, d11/11/17, Dar-Es-Salaam Memorial
Lt John Samuel (Jack) Harding, 11th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers, d08/11/1915, Son of Samuel Alfred and Edith Frances Harding, of Brackenwood, Leatherhead. He is on the Leatherhead War Memorial.
http://www.cwgc.org/search/SearchResults.aspx?surname=harding&initials=j+s&war=1&yearfrom=1900&yearto=2000&force=&nationality=&send.x=54&send.y=12
More information is needed on them.

A HARRIS - no obvious matches in the very many CWGC and SDGW records for this name
More information is needed on him.

EW PARKER - SDGW: Edgar William: born Oxshott, Surrey: enlisted Guildford, Surrey: formerly 113678 RASC

AM RIMER - the sole match for this name on WWI CWGC
SDGW: not found

W SCARFE
This name also appears on the War Memorial at St Laurence, Effingham as Pte W Scarfe, East Surrey Regiment, d 03/02/1915. However, research by the Effingham Local History Group has since shown that that was a mis-spelling on the Effingham memorial (it should have been SCARFF).


Images: unless otherwise stated, Frank Haslam
page created 13 Feb 2009: last updated 22 Nov 11