ASHTEAD WAR MEMORIALS
Those buried in St Giles' Churchyard, Ashtead
italics = not yet been established that they are listed on a War Memorial in Ashtead. * = there is an evident family connection with Ashtead in CWGC record
Two of those buried at St Giles, Ralph Kirtley and Adrian Leach, have an evident Ashtead connection and but are not yet found on any Ashtead War Memorial.
Images of the headstones are shown below
Date of death
1 ALLEN, T M story Cadet 1313 Australian Flying Corps 27/04/1917 (23) 165 2 BARTON, DOUGLAS CHARLES PATERSON * Aircraftman 1st Class 1274578 RAFVR 15/04/1941 27 1088 3 CLINNICK, CYRIL THOMAS * Aircraftman 2nd Class
1324287 RAFVR 12/04/1943 19 1175 4 COOPER, ROBERT ANTHONY * story Private 31480 East Surrey Regiment 23/02/1919 36 500 5 CRESSWELL, HERBERT OSBORN story Captain Special List 07/06/1918 unknown 6 HAYNES, EDWARD ARTHUR * Private S/10690281 RASC 06/07/1942 39 1138 7 JACKMAN, A J * Serjeant 4022 Army Pay Corps 10/11/1918 28 486 8 KIRTLEY, RALPH SHERATON *
Son of Robert and Miriam Kirtley; husband of Dorothy Grace Kirtley, of Ashtead. story
Serjeant 3310246 Military Provost Staff Corps 28/12/1946 36 1335 9 LEACH, ADRIAN SIGBERT TERENCE *
Son of Alfred and Leonora Marsden Leach; husband of Rosa Ellen Leach, of Ashtead. B.Sc. story
Squadron Leader 85484 RAFVR 03/04/1946 35 1313 10 LOCKETT, L C Driver 14143724 Royal Corps of Signals 19/10/1946 23 N.E.
11 RILEY, JOHN FRANCIS Captain 69052 Royal Artillery 30/06/1940 23 1043 12 ROSE, EDWARD LAMB Private 5773689 Royal Norfolk Regiment 30/08/1940 unknown 1049 13 RUSSELL, CECIL DOUGLAS * Sergeant (Pilot) 1256717 RAFVR 19/05/1944 unknown 1232 14 RUSSELL, COLIN JOHN * Aircraftman 2nd Class
1865706 RAFVR 20/03/1945 20 1270 15 WAGER, DENNIS SANDFORD * Ordinary Seaman JX428452 Royal Navy 18/06/1943 18 1182 16 YARDLEY, WILLIAM GEORGE * Leading Aircraftman 842390 RAuxAF 26/01/1943 31 1162
source: CWGC https://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/44617/ashtead-(st.-giles)-churchyard/
St Giles, Ashtead: image Haslam
Thomas Allen: other records give his date of death as 27th April 1917
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Herbert Cresswell - tba
John Riley - tba
Colin Russell: note his brother Peter
Others of note, or who died and are remembered on headstones
There may be more headstones like these - please inform the editor if you find one
Name: GRITT, ERNEST EDWARD
Initials: E E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Lapwing
Date of Death: 20/03/1945
Service No: D/JX 629067
Additional information: Son of Ernest and Nellie Gritt; husband of Kathleen Alice Gritt, of Ashstead, Surrey.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 94, Column 1.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
He is named on the WWII Memorial at St George's.
Captain Henry REYNOLDS VC MC
12th Battalion, The Royal Scots (The Lothian Regiment)
Action: 20th September 1917
An excellent account is provided by the Whilton Local History Society - his early life was in Whilton, Northamptonshire. It describes the actions which led to the award of his MC and VC; his life after the war working with the Ex-Services Welfare Society, first under Sir Frederick Milner and then Admiral Sir Reginald Tyrwhitt. Harry Reynolds was Steward and Supervisor at Milner House in Ashtead.
On Monday 4th February 2019 the Northampton Chronicle & Echo reported an announcement by Major General Mark Strudwick CBE, chairman of Trustees of Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh: "It is most apt that The Royal Scots Club, as part of its Centenary commemorations, is recognising those Royal Scots who were awarded Victoria Crosses."
Harry Reynolds and seven others will have commemorative stones placed outside the Club in Abercromby Place.
Other links: Wikipedia VC On-line
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page last updated 7 Feb 19: CWGC links updated 7 Nov 17