Friday, 1 April 2016

Hello folks,

I live in Putney and have started documenting information about the 350 names on the Putney War Memorial. For research I'm using the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, The War Graves Photographic Project (of which I'm a contributor) and the 1911 Census.

We owe a debt of gratitude to these young men and I think the least we can do is find out a little more about them.

So this is a work in progress and if you can help please contact me at

maggieinlondon@gmail.com

The asterisk at the end of some entries is explained at the bottom of the blog.
See updates at the foot of this blog.

If you want to see a taste of what life was like in Putney at the time of the first world war scroll to the bottom of the blog. 

Maggie
Putney, Wandsworth, London, England.
Last updated 23rd August, 2017.

Some interesting demographics from my research;
1. The most popular regiment that men belonged to was the London Regiment. There are 51 men who were members of that regiment.
2. There is one Victoria Cross winner, three Mentioned in Dispatches and four winners of the Military Medal.
3. Saddest statistic of all - the average age of the men who died on this memorial was 25.
4. Edgar Yaxley aged 18, was the first man to die that is named on this memorial. He died in August 1914.
5. The last man to die that is named on this memorial was Reginald Dancey who died in June 1919 aged 31.
6. The youngest to die where two soldiers aged 17. The oldest were aged 43.
7. Eighty one of these men have no known grave.
8. 26 men died in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Four died on the first day of the battle.
9. For over 50 of these men we have no more information than their names.


The names are not actually on the memorial but in St. Mary's church which is to the left in the above photo. 

The names have been beautifully hand written and placed in a frame on the wall. The names are only from those who died during World War One. I've yet to discover a list of names for those lost in World War Two.


I will post each of the names in the order that they are recorded on the memorial.

ADAMS A C - Arthur Cyril Adams, Sergeant, London Regiment (Artists Rifles), 1st/28th Bn. Killed in action on 28th March, 1918 aged 38. No known grave but he is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France. Arthur enlisted in Putney and he was a sergeant instructor and had previously been with City of London Yeomanry. On the 1881 Census he was living at 6 Marlborough Road, Putney.* I can't find a Marlborough Road listed in Putney for the time but there was one in nearby Wimbledon. With thanks to Mike Bull, a local Putney historian for this information which he gleaned from an A-Z London edition from 1990.
ADAMS Horace - Private, Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment. Enlisted in London in 1915 with the Royal Bucks Hussars. Then transferred to the Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry. Private Adams was wounded in April 1917. He was then killed in action on the 15th April 1918 aged 21 in Flanders. Horace has no known grave but he is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial. He was the son of Arthur B and Edith Ellen Adams of 7, Waldemar Road, Wimbledon Park.
ALBANY William Corporal, Royal Fusiliers, 23rd Battalion Service No.115. Date of death 2nd August 1916. Age 30. Awarded the Military Medal. The award of the MM are for reasons not yet known.
Husband of Mary Albany of 16, Rotherwood Road, Putney. Buried at Corbie military cemetery in Somme, France.
                         The home of William Albany M.M.
ALDER Albert William - Rifleman, King's Royal Rifle Corps, 7th Bn. Enlisted in Fulham. Albert was killed in action on the 30th of July 1915.  Before enlisting he lived in Putney at 49 Wadham Road (formerly College Street), Putney. According to the 1911 Census he was the son of Albert Edward and Lizzie Alder. Before the war Rifleman Alder was a plasterer's apprentice. He seems to have been following in his father's footsteps as he was a plasterer. Albert was the eldest child and had one brother and  two sisters.  Albert's father was from Abingdon near Oxford and his mother was from London. Albert was born in Oxford and his siblings were born in Putney.
                       The former home of Albert Alder.
ALEXANDER Frank F - Air Mechanic 2nd Class Royal Flying Squad. Killed 30th December 1917. No known grave.
ARDLEY Arthur Joseph - Private, 1st Bn Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) 1st Bn. Died 22nd July 1916 aged 33. No known grave, he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Arthur may have lived as a child at 33 Weiss Road, Putney. He was born in Malden, Surrey. He was the husband of Mrs. A Ardley of 1, The Platt, Lower Richmond Road,
AUSTIN T C M – Captain Thomas Carnelly MacDonald. South Wales Borderers, 4th Bn. Mentioned in Dispatches for services in Gallipoli. Died 9th April 1916. No known grave. Capt Austin was born in 1891, son of the Revd. George Beesley and Mrs. Ellen Austin of 7 Mowbray Road, Upper Norwood. Died at Kut, Iran and is buried at Amara War Cemetery.
I've had some further information from David E in Putney who tells me that "all the remaining soldiers had been evacuated from Gallipoli by January 1916 - as he died in April, and was buried at Kut, sounds most likely that he survived Gallipoli, and was pitched straight from Gallipoli into the battle with the Turks in Iraq and perished there".

BAILEY Charles – Private, Royal Sussex Regiment, 13th Bn. Killed in action 30th January, 1917. No known grave but is remembered on The Menin Gate memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. The son of Mr. and Mrs Bailey of Rye, Sussex (where he was born) and the husband of Ethel Florence Bailey. The couple lived at 7 Merivale Road, Putney. On the 1911 Census, Charles and Ethel were living at 47 Bective Road, Putney. They were married in 1910. Charles' occupation was given as 'bessman' in an athletic goods manufacturing business.*
BAKER Alfred T I could only find an Alfred Baker on the school register for Putney Boy's School, Felsham Road. According to the register he entered the school on 11th May, 1898 aged 9. He was born on the 26th July 1888. His father was listed as George Baker. The family lived at 27 Mascotte Road, Putney.  
BALL Robert George –  Private, London Regiment, A Coy., 1st/24th Bn. Killed in action on the 26th of May, 1915 aged 17. He has no known grave, but he is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial, France. The son of Mr & Mrs J.A.W. Ball of 110, Park Fawe Road, Putney. On the 1901 Census Robert was listed as a twin to William age 3.. He was the son of Joseph A and Alice Ball, and was born in Hackney. The family were listed as living at 6, (difficult to read the handwriting but it looks like either Iona or Irma Terrace) in Hackney. His father was listed as coming from Norfolk and his mother from Suffolk. On the 1911 Census Robert was living in Hastings at 2, North Briton Villas, Westerham. He was listed as a boarder and was in school.The census lists a Mr Ball as head of the household who is a market gardener. The census also lists a Mrs Ball.
                            The former home of Private Ball.
BAMSEY William Charles –  Able Seaman, Anti Aircraft Section, H.M.S President RNVR. Killed 4th March 1916 aged 18. Son of William and Eliza Bamsey of 76 Charlwood Road, Putney. Buried at Putney Vale Cemetery.
                                 Headstone of W C Bamsey
                     The home of William Bamsey.
BANHAM Walter – Corporal, Royal Field Artillery, 51st. Bn., 39th Bde. Died on the 9th of May, 1915 aged 25. He is buried at St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'avoue, France. I've discovered that Walter was a regular soldier who had enlisted some years before the start of the 1st World War. On the 1911 Census it states that Walter was born in Putney and was aged 22. He was in the army and the census was done in India with 30 other soldiers listed who are all with 26th Battery, Royal Field Artillery.

Walter attended St. Mary's Boys School. He joined the school on the 1st May, 1901 aged 11. He was born on the 28th July, 1889. His father was also called Walter Banham. The family lived at 31 Pentlow Street, Putney.
                                      Walter Banham's former home.
BARNARD A – Arthur, Private, East Surrey Regiment, 9th Bn. Killed in action 24th June, 1917 aged 39. Buried at Dickebusch New Military  Cemetery Extension. Photo of grave here .
The husband of Alice Barnard of 172 Lower Richmond Road, Putney. Arthur was born in Brixton, London. On the 1911 Census Arthur and his wife were living at 4, Danemere Street, Putney. Arthur's occupation was listed as a bill poster. His wife, Alice was then aged 26 and was born in Battersea. They had three children, all boys born in Putney. Arthur Frederick John Barnard was then aged 5. Next was Gerald Edward William Barnard aged 2. The youngest was Noel Francis Leonard Barnard aged 5 months. They also had two lodgers and a visitor staying with them. Alice was widowed aged 31 in 1917 with three children aged 11, 8 and 6 years of age.*
BARTRUM Stanhope S – Gunner Royal Field Artillery died 22nd April 1918. He is buried in St. Nicholas British Cemetery Calais, France.
BASTIN Sidney H – With grateful thanks to Corinne, Sidney's great niece who provided the following information. 
Sidney Horace Bastin was my great uncle. He was born in 1899 at 19 Gay Street, Putney. In the 1911 Census he was living with his mother, teenage brother Frank (my grandfather) and two other siblings at 6 River Bank, Embankment, Putney. Around that year they moved to 181 Felsham Road, where my family lived until 1982.
Sidney joined the army on 17 June 1916 as Rifleman 4642, 1st Battalion Queen Victoria's Rifles, (1/9th Battalion) and died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 01 July 1916, at the Gommecourt Salient. He has no grave, but his name is on the Thiepval Memorial. Just 17 years old; his 16 year old cousin had died the previous year at Gallipoli.


BEADLE Charles H – possible error. Second name was Thomas. Boy 1st Class, H.M.S. Indefatigable, Royal Navy, Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland on 31st May, 1916. Son of Charles Henry and Mary Beadle of Putney. No known grave.
BEAL William – More research needed. 
BEANEY James Ernest – photo of grave here. Private, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) D Coy, 6th Bn, formerly Army Cyclist Corps. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E Bearney of 13 Ruvigny Gardens, Putney. Killed in action at Somme aged 23 on 8th August 1916. Buried at Bouzincourt Cemetery, Somme, France.
                          The home of James Beaney.
BELCHER Alfred – Private, 2nd Bn Leinster Regiment. Killed in action 12th April 1917, aged 23. Son of Alfred and Mary Jane Belcher of 4 March's Place, Putney. This tiny road, which is now an alley alongside a Sainsbury's shop,(on Lower Richmond Road) no longer has any houses on it. According to the very helpful CWGC this was the address given to them after the war by the family.  According to the 1911 Census Alfred and his family lived  at 38 Gay Street, Putney with his parents. His father was also called Alfred Belcher aged 40, it lists his occupation as housekeeper but this seems a strange occupation for a man. His father was born in Chalgrove, Oxford. Alfred's mother was Mary Jane Belcher, aged 43, there was no occupation listed for her. She was born in Fulham. Alfred was listed as being 17 years old and a greengrocer. His brother Henry Richard was 14 and his occupation was a wine merchant's boy. Sister Emma Elizabeth was 11 and at school. Gladys Sidian was 5 years old and Alfred's sister. Lastly there was William Thomas aged 2 who was Alfred's brother. All of the children were born in Putney.  Alfred attended the local school on Felsham Road. It was then called St. Mary's Boys School, it is now St. Mary's CofE School.

On the school register it states Alfred was born 25th February, 1894. He was admitted to the school on the 1st May, 1901. It also states that during this time the family were living at 3, Florence Terrace, which is a small row of terraced houses opposite Putney Vale cemetery. 
BELSON Albert  – Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. 59th Field Ambulance. Died aged 26 on the 17th April 1918. Buried at Lijssenthoek cemetery. The son of George and Lucy Belson, 12a Olivette Street, Putney. 


 Numbers 11 and 12 Olivette Street. Albert Belson lived at number 12a and Jack Boreham lived at number 11.

I found Albert on the school register for St. Mary's Boys School. He was admitted to the school on the 1st May, 1899 aged 8. He was born on the 13th November, 1891. It states the family lived at 12 (not 12a) Olivette Street, Putney. 

BERRY G – George Berry. enlisted in Kingston-on-Thames. Private, Service number 7502, East Surrey Regiment, 3rd Bn. Transferred to 426th Agricultural Coy.,Labour Corps, Service number 255507. Died 2nd November, 1918 aged 22. Buried at Fulham Palace Road Cemetery. Photo of grave here. 
The son of Alfred William and Mary Berry.
On the 1911 Census George was living at 172, Lower Richmond Road, Putney with his family. His father was then aged 45 and an engineers fitter in a laundry*, he was born in Woolwich. George's mother was aged 44 and the mother of eight children, two of whom died. She was born in Westminster. George's sister was Kathleen Berry, aged 18, she worked in a laundry and was born in Lambeth. George was then aged 14 and worked as an errand boy. He was born in Marylebone. Maude Berry was his younger sister aged 12, and she was born in Putney. George's youngest sister was Louise Berry, aged 5 and she was also born in Putney.*
BEVAN L – probably Laurence Percy Bevan. Private, Cameron Highlanders D Coy, 4th Bn. Died of wounds 19th May 1915. Son of John Percy Bevan of Wimbledon. Buried at Chocques cemetery, France.
BENNETT W H – William Henry Bennett who resided in Putney. Born in Bridford, Devon.  Private, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 1st Bn. Killed in action on the 9th April, 1917 aged 35. No known grave but remembered on the Arras Memorial, France. The son of Arthur Henry and Elizabeth Bennett of 2, Station Road, Yeoford, Copplestone, Devon.Husband of Emily Bennett of 144, High Street, Putney, Wandsworth.*
BISCOE Albert - No matches CWGC, more research needed.
BLAKE Sidney J -      Ditto
BODLE Clifford Raymond - Rifleman D Coy, 1st/16th Bn. London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles). Killed in action 7th September 1916 aged 25. He was the son of E. Clifford Bodle and Ada Florence of 52 Southdean Gardens, Wimbledon. He is buried in Mametz Cemetery, Somme, France. Photo of grave here.  
                                     Clifford Bodle's home.
BOGGIS Edward – I can find no trace of an Edward Boggis on the CWGC website or the TWGPP website. But there are details for an Edward Boggis who lived in Putney at the age of 7 on the 1901 Census. Which means he would have been 20 at the outbreak of war in 1914. So I am going to presume this is the same Edward Boggis on the war memorial, especially as it's such an unusual name. In 1901 Edward lived at 140 Disraeli Road, Putney with his family. On the 1911 Census the family are living at 12, Bulstrode Ave, Hounslow. His father was Louis Durien Boggis, an architect's clerk from Shoreditch. His mother was Elizabeth Boggis a housewife from Cheltenham. Edward was a commercial clerk for Thomas Cook & Company, the famous travel agents. He had two brothers and a sister. 
             The childhood home of Edward Boggis in Putney.
BOLTON Charles -  There were no matches on CWGC or the 1911 Census. I did find a Charles Bolton though on the school register for St. Mary's Boys School, Felsham Road, Putney. His father was listed as David Bolton and the family lived at 2 Vineyard Cottages, Putney. I can't find anything on Vineyard Cottages in Putney but there were Vineyard Cottages in nearby Barnes and Mortlake. With thanks to Mike Bull, a local Putney historian for this information which he gleaned from Kelly's Directories of 1913-14.
BOREHAM 'Jack' John William – Private, East Surrey Regiment, 2nd Bn. Died of wounds received at Hill 60 aged 34 6th May 1915. Husband of Mrs Boreham 11 Olivette Street, Putney. Note this is next door to Albert Belson (see above entry). A photo of his grave is here.
BOULDEN Albert – There were two Boulden brothers both born in Putney and both killed in WW1. It seems odd that only Albert is named on the memorial. I'll give details for both. Albert Boulden is named on the 1911 Census. The address was given as 2 Johnsons Yard, Walsoken,Wisbech, Cambs. He was listed as the head of the household and aged 29. His occupation was given as a labourer at a market garden and he was single. His mother Harriet, was listed as being a widow and aged 59, she was born in Lambeth. On the 1891 Census Albert's father was alive, his name was George and he was a mason. Albert's parents have six children. George junior, aged 17 a general labourer. William, aged 15 also a general labourer. Rose aged 13. Arthur aged 13, Albert aged 9 and Robert aged 1. Their father was born in Kent, their mother was born in Lambeth, all of the children were born in Putney. On the 1891 Census the family were living at 53, Banim Street, Hammersmith. In  1901 Albert was living at with his parents at 32 Humbolt Road, Fulham. Albert was killed on the 3rd December 1916. He was a Lance Corporal in the Suffolk Regiment, 9th Bn. He enlisted at Wisbech. He had a daughter, Charlotte May of 27 Clarks Road, Dovercourt, Harwich, Essex. Her age was unknown. He is buried at Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais,France, photo  here. 
Now on to Arthur Boulden, Arthur was killed on 25th March, 1918. He was a Lance Corporal in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 8/9th Bn. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

BRANDON Ernest - More research needed.
BREWER Edward -  Lance Serjeant Buffs (East Kent) Regiment, 8th Bn. Killed in action 4th September 1916 in Flanders. No known grave, he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Edward was born in Westminster but lived in Putney.
BRIDGETT Claude – Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force 99th Sqn. Killed in combat at Metz, aged 18 on 13th September 1918. The son of William Beddome Bridgett and Mary Georgina Crossley Bridgett of Putney. Photo of grave here. 
BROTHERSTONE J - There was a Thomas J Brotherston (without the final e) living at 10, Fanthorpe Street, Putney in the 1901 Census. He was then aged 33 and a manager of a horse cloth company. He was born in Leyton. This is the closest match found.*
BRYANT T –  Thomas Bryant. Sub-Conductor, Corps of Military Staff Clerks, formerly Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Awarded the M.S.M. (Meritorious Service Medal). Died the 10th, November, 1917. Buried at Basra War Cemetery, Iraq, no photo available of the grave. The son of Mrs. Louisa Ellen Bryant of 9, Rollo Street, Battersea and the late Thomas Bryant.*
BUCKINGHAM Fred G - Private, East Surrey Regiment, 8th Bn. Died 5th April 1918.Photo of grave here. Son of Mr. C Buckingham of 31 Lifford Street, Putney. There is some confusion over Fred's address. According to CWGC he lived at Gifford Road, which doesn't exist in Putney. I feel this is probably a typing error and will check the 1911 Census to confirm Fred's address.  Update today, 11th January; I have confirmed via the 1911 Census that this was Fred's address and today have contacted CWGC to let them know of the error.
According to the 1911 Census Fred lived with his parents and siblings. His father was Charles Buckingham aged 52 and his occupation is listed as a shoe maker and he was born in Cornwall. Fred's mother was Eliza, aged 54 and she was born in Suffolk. Fred has three sisters, Lilly aged 21 a servant, Alathea aged 19 also a servant and Beattrice (spelling as per the Census) age 17 again a servant. Fred has two brothers, Charlie aged 15 a 'house boy' and William aged 11. All of the children were born in Putney.

                                Fred Buckingham's home.

BUGDEN Ernest F – Air Mechanic 1st Class, Royal Air Force, 66th Wing. Died 1st July 1918 aged 24. The son of Henry and Louisa Bugden of 3 West Place, Putney. Buried at Taranto Town Cemetery, Italy. 
BULBECK Harry – There are four names on CWGC but I am going to presume this is the local one. Harry Bulbeck Private in the London Regiment 1st/23rd Bn. Died 26th May 1915 aged 38. Brother of Kate Saw of 9, St. Mary's Road, Oxford. There is also a Henry Bulbeck of Clapham on the CWGC register.
BULL WALTER JOHN - Lance Corporal 1st/14th Bn London Regiment (London Scottish) Killed in action 28th March 1917 aged 21. Son of James Walter and Kate Elizabeth Paull of Wharf House, Ashlone Road, Putney.

Walter appears on the school admissions register for St. Mary's Boys School for the 1st May, 1903. He was born the 12th June 1895. The son of Jim Bull and at that time he lived at 58 Danemere Street, Putney. 
                              Walter Bull's childhood home.
 BULL WALTER NELSON – Lance Corporal Royal Fusiliers 10th Bn. Died 27th May 1918 aged 24. Buried at Putney Vale Cemetery. Son of Mr & Mrs Bull 2, River Street,(now Waterman Street) Putney.
                             Headstone of Walter Nelson Bull

Waterman Street today. I don't think the buildings on the left date from Walter Bull's time but The Bricklayers Arms at the top of the road in the photo is Putney's oldest pub and would certainly have been known to Walter.
BULLEN ARTHUR – Arthur George Bullen. There are only three men with this name and this seems the closest one as he enlisted in Kensington, and was born in Rickmansworth.Private, Army Service Corps 37th Div. M.T. Coy. Died of accidental injuries 7th October, 1918 aged 27. Buried at H.A.C Cemetery Ecoust-St.Mein, France. Photo of grave here. The son of Richard Bullen of Ivinghoe, Tring, Bucks. The husband of Susan Hannah Bullen of 25, Southwell Road, West Croydon.*
BUNTON FRANK – Rifleman D Coy, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 10th July 1915 aged 27. The son of Mrs. Fanny Bunton of 9, Bendemeer Road, Putney.
                                  The home of Frank Bunton

BURFITT CHARLES – There are two names. One a civilian who died in Kranji. And another who was a naval officer. But almost no details for either of these two.

BURFITT CHARLES William – Private 2nd Bn East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 24th May 1915 aged 18. Son of George William and Amy Burfitt of 4 Seymour Row, Felsham Road, Putney. Remembered on the Menin Gate (panel 34) at Ypres.
On the 1911 Census, Charles is listed as being 13 years old and living at the above address, they occupy four rooms. His father George was 40 years old and his occupation was horse omnibus driver and he was born in Wandsworth. Charles' Mother was aged 39 on the Census and she was born in Clapham. They have four other children besides Charles, Albert aged 8, Sophia aged 12, Elena aged 10 and William aged 9. All the children were born in Putney.
Charles attended St. Mary's Boys School in Felsham Road, Putney. He was admitted on 2nd May, 1904 and his date of birth was recorded as 12th April, 1897. The address was the same as above. 
Seymour Row was close to 126 Felsham Road, Putney. With thanks to Mike Bull for this information which he gleaned from Kelly's Directories of the time.



BURLAND ALBERT C - (There is only one Albert Burland on CWGC and he's Albert Edward Burland so I'm going to assume this is an error on the memorial. ) Private in C Coy, 2nd/10th Bn. Middlesex Regiment. Died 17th April 1917 aged 21. Son of J C Burland D.C. M. of 23, Danemere Street, Putney. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery.
                         The home of Albert Burland.
 BURNAND B G – Benjamin Gay Burnand. Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died (presumably of wounds) 3rd March, 1919. Buried at Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery, Belgium. Photo of grave here. The son of Mrs. Mary Burnand of, "Pengwern", Heene Road, Worthing, Sussex. I can't find a Putney Connection.*
BURNAND P L - Percy Lewis Burnand - On the 1881 Census there is a Percy Lewis' father Percy George Burnand who was living at 9 Carlton Road (now Drive) Putney. The house no longer stands but Carlton Road had many large, grand Victorian homes on it, just a few remain. The census shows that Percy's grandfather was Henry Burnand, an underwriter for Lloyds Insurance. He was born in London. His grandmother has only been shown by her initial which was M. The eldest child was Fanny aged 30, next was Florence aged 24, neither of the aunts had an occupation listed. Next was Percy George (Percy's father) who was an underwriters assistant and aged 23, he was born in Brighton. The last sibling (uncle to Percy Jr) was Frederick W aged 21, a commercial clerk who was born in Clapton, London. The family have four female servants and a butler. 
On the 1901 Census Percy Lewis was living in Worthing West Sussex at 14 Marine Parade. He was aged 6 and living with his family, father Percy George, an insurance clerk aged 41, his mother Mary D, aged 35. His brother Henry Robert aged 12, Stella aged 11, Madge aged 10, Eileen aged 8. All the children were born in Reigate, Surrey.  The servants listed were Miss (first name illegible) Chapman, aged 24 a domestic cook born in Essex. Jessie Brandon aged 29, a housemaid born in Portsmouth. Olive (or Alice) Moulton aged 23, a domestic nurse born in Sudbury, Suffolk. Jane Pellary aged 19 a servant born in Sussex. Ruth Moulton aged 21 a domestic servant born in Sudbury, Suffolk. Emma Chapman aged 26 a kitchen maid, born in Essex. William Strickland(?) aged 18 a house boy born in Essex. William Piper(?) aged 36 a butler born in Horsham, Essex. The family consists of two parents, six children and  eight servants. I wonder how many insurance clerks today have eight servants!
Percy enlisted in Herne Bay, he was a Private in the 1st London Battalion (Royal Fusiliers) army number 5462. He was killed in action on the 15th September 1916. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. 
BURT A – Arthur Thomas Burt, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, 111th Heavy Bty. Killed in action 21st October 1917 aged 19. Buried at Birr Cross Roads Cemetery,Ypres, Belgium. Photo of grave here
Arthur is on the 1911 Census and was living with his family at 9 Fanthorpe Street, Putney. His father was Samuel Burt aged 52, a jobbing gardener who was born in Thurlbear, Somerset. Arthur's mother was Mary Jane Burt aged 54, she was born in Furland, Somerset. They had five sons and one daughter. The eldest was Edwin John Burt aged 21, a Post Office clerk. William Burt, aged 20 a builder's clerk. Charles Spiller Burt aged 18, also a Post Office clerk. Henry George Burt aged 15, a student. Arthur Thomas Burt aged 13 in school. Eva Kate Burt aged 11, in school.*
                             Arthur Burt's former home.
BURTON C H – On the Putney Methodist Church war memorial (Upper Richmond Road) there is a Cyril H Burton listed. On CWGC there is only one match. There's no evidence to link him to Putney but here's the link to his entry on CWGC. 
BUTCHER John Alfred -  I'm unable to find any information on John on CWGC but there is a record on the 1911 Census. John was 11 on the Census and lived at 11 Rockland Road, Putney. His father was William Butcher aged 47, a 'chessmonger' manager, (this is the transcript on the census but I think it's most likely to be an error and should say cheese monger, a seller of cheeses). John's mother was listed as Alice Maud aged 47. John had two siblings, William Edward aged 20, a railway clerk, Helen May aged 18, a teacher/music singer. 

BUTCHER W J -   William J Butcher, Private, East Surrey Regiment 9th Bn. Died of wounds on the 23rd August 1918 aged 20. He is buried at Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany. Photo of grave here. On the 1911 Census William was living with his parents and two elder sisters at 58 Sefton Street, Putney. His father John J Butcher, aged 58 and a general labourer, he was born in Wandsworth.His mother was Emma J Butcher aged 50 and born in Kilburn. William's eldest sister was Jennie, aged 24 a domestic servant. Then came Mary, aged 20 also a domestic servant. William was then aged 13. All of the children were born in Putney.*
BUTLER CHARLES -            More research needed. 
CAMBELL Hubert Alexander Colin – Driver, Royal Field Artillery, 29th Div. Ammunition Col. Died of wounds at Somme 22nd July 1917 aged 18. The son of Alexander and Annie Campbell of Putney Heath. Buried in France. He is also mentioned on the Methodist Church war memorial on Upper Richmond Road, Putney. See photo at bottom of blog.
CARNEY William Ernest - I'm unable to find William on the CWGC but he is listed on the 1911 Census. He was a married man whose occupation was listed as golf club maker. William was married to Daisy, aged 22 and they had a baby daughter Kathleen Maud aged 9 and a half months. They were living at 11, Sefton Street, Lower Richmond Road, Putney. They were all born in Putney. 
                             William Carney's former home.
CARR A - No details found
CHADWICK Charles Leonard – Private, Machine Gun Corps 8th Bn. Died 25th March 1918 aged 21. Son of Charles Radcliffe Chadwick and Emily Jane Chadwick of 40 Ashlone Road, Putney. No known grave. Named on the Pozieres Memorial, France.
The home of Charles Chadwick.

CHART Eric Nye - Lieutenant, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's' Own) 1st Bn. Died 25th September 1916. He is buried at London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval. Photo of grave here. He is listed on the 1911 Census as living with his mother at 26 Carlton Road, (now Carlton Drive) Putney. His mother was Violet Lota Chart (Nee Morice), she was aged 44 and was the head of the household, her occupation was listed as actress. Apart from Eric, his mother and four siblings there are listed three servants. The house in Carlton Road no longer exists but number 22 is still there. Both numbers 24 and 26 have been demolished and three of these large Victorian houses still stand. They each have an identical design so it's safe to presume that the Chart family's home looked like this.
On the census, the siblings are listed as Henry Nye,  aged 17, Aubrey, aged 5, Cynthia M. E aged 12 and Lota M. E aged 9. The servants are listed as Elizabeth S William aged 43, the housekeeper, Amy Collett aged 24, a parlour maid and Mary Wyeth aged 28, was the cook.  
According to the 1911 Census Eric's mother was born in London. After some searching on Google I discovered that Violet was born in 1867 and died. in 1947. On British-Genealogy.com she wasdocumented as having married a Henry Nye Chart in Boston, U.S.A. on the 3rd April 1892. Henry was the son of the owners of the Theatre Royal, Brighton. The couple had five children together. Eric and Cynthia were born in Harrow, Middlesex. Lola and Aubrey were born in Richmond on Thames. As for the servants, Elizabeth the housekeeper was born in Brecon, Wales (so I suspect her surname was Williams rather than William as listed on the Census). Amy the parlour maid was born in Twickenham and Mary the cook was born in Padstow, Cornwall.
CHICK G –  Private Gerald Henry Chick, London Regiment (London Scottish) D Coy, 1st/14th Bn. Died 1st November 1914 aged 23. Son of Capt. Henry Phillips Chick and Kate Trew of 291 Trinity Road, Wandsworth. No known grave. His name appears on the Menin Gate, Ypres. Private Chick is also remembered on the Putney Methodist Church's WW1 war memorial. See bottom of blog for a photo of the memorial.
CHICK T - Sergeant Trevor Phillips Chick, London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) 1st/15th Bn. Killed 22nd May, 1916 aged 29. No known grave but Sgt Chick is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France. Son of Henry Phillips Chick and Kate Trew Chick, of 291, Trinity Road, Wandsworth Common. Husband of Blanche Elizabeth Chick of  "Bayford", 14, Atney Road, Putney. Sergeant Chick is also remembered on the Putney Methodist Church's WW1 war memorial. See bottom of blog for a photo of the memorial.
CHRISTMAS Thomas H - Driver, Royal Engineers 2nd/3rd London Field Coy. Died 28th June 1915 aged 38. The son of Frank and Jane Christmas of Putney and the husband of Florence E Christmas of 54 Felsham Road, Putney. Buried at Vieille-Chapelle cemetery, France. Photo here.
Thomas Christmas' home has been demolished. This house stands next to where Thomas' house would have been.
 CLAPP Alfred Ira – Rifleman, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) 18th Bn. Died 19th October 1918 aged 24. The son of Mrs. Ira Clapp, 256 Upper Richmond Road, Putney. The husband of Mary Clapp, 5 Brickyard Cottages, Cwmbran, Pontnewydd. Buried at Pontnewydd Holy Trinity church. Photo of grave here.
                                   The childhood home of Alfred Clapp. 256 Upper Richmond Road, Putney.
The marital home of Alfred Clapp. Screenshot from Google Maps (StreetView). Brickyard Cottages, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran.
CLARKE Fred – Frederick George Clarke, Private, East Lancashire Regiment, 2nd/4th Bn. Formerly of the East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 21st March, 1918 aged 43. Buried at Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Photo of grave here. The son of the late George and Elizabeth Clarke, Husband of Sarah Pausey (formerly Clarke) of 9 Gay Street, Putney.*
CLARKE James – Private, East Surrey Regiment 1st Bn. Born in Fulham, lived in Barnes and enlisted in Kingston on Thames. Killed in action 11th June, 1916. Buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France. Photo of grave here.*
CLAYDON Edward – Not enough details on CWGC
CLEVELAND Raymond - Private, Gloucestershire Regiment, 8th Service Bn. Killed in action at Flanders on 3rd July 1916 aged 19 or 20. No known grave but he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. He was born in Islington and enlisted in Wandsworth. According to the 1911 Census Raymond lived at 5 Tennyson Road, Leyton. At the age of 15 he was working as an office boy for a marine engineer. He was born in Richmond, Surrey as was his sister, Gwendoline then aged 10 and his father, Fred, aged 44 who was an inspector with the Metropolitan Police. Raymond's mother was Jane, then aged 48 who had been born in Edinburgh. 
COE Joseph - Able Seaman, H.M.S Mischief. Accidently drowned 13th January, 1918 aged 40. The son of James and Catherine Eleanor Coe of Marylebone. Joseph lived at 13 Weimar Street, Putney with his wife. In his will he left her £187.10s.2d. Joseph was born 28th May, 1877. His body was never recovered. He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.* 
COLE George - G H Cole on CWGC. Private, Leinster Regt, 2nd Bn. Died 2nd April, 1917 aged 25. George is buried at Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Photo of grave here.  George was the son of George Henry Cole of 5, Stanbridge Mansions, Stanbridge Road, Putney. 
George appears on the Putney Boys School admissions register for the 15th September, 1902. He was born March 1893. However at this time he was living at 13 Gwalior Road, Putney. His guardian is listed as George Adams, whose son Herbert Adams started school with George on the same day. 
COLE V H P – possibly Signal Boy Royal Navy on H.M.S. Implacable. Died 28th June 1915. Buried at Taranto Town Cemetery Extension, Italy.

COLLINS E – Edwin William Collins, Private, London Regiment 1st/24th Bn. Transferred to the Labour Corps. Born in Kennington and lived in Clapham. Died of wounds on the 2nd August, 1918 aged 26. Buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France. Photo of grave here. There's a lovely page to him with lots more details on the Stockwell War Memorial  website.*
COOPER Fred C – Frederick Charles Cooper. Private, Northumberland Fusiliers,  1st/6th Bn. Service number 267525. Formerly with the Hertfordshire Regiment, service number 7165. Killed in action on the 31st January, 1918. Buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium. Photo of grave here. Born in Bury St. Edmunds and enlisted in Wandsworth*.  According to CWGC he was the brother of W M Cooper, of 3, Queen's Road, Twickenham. But it contradicts the above as it states he was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight. This will have to be sorted out another time. I cannot find any connection to Putney apart from enlisting in Wandsworth. I think the most likely explanation is that there are two Fred C Coopers. Also the dates of death differ, according to research by Peter he died 30/01/1918 but according to CWGC he died 31/01/1918. Whatever the outcome, he/they deserve to be on this blog.
COPPING John – Serjeant Royal Army Service Corp., 886th Mechanical Transport Coy. Died 18th February 1919. Son of John and Emily Copping of Hacheston, Suffolk. Husband of Maud Copping of 43 Festing Road, Putney. Buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, France.
                            The home of John Copping.
CORDERY A R A   Arthur Cordery, Private, East Surrey Regiment 9th Bn. Killed in action on the 16th October, 1918 aged 39. Arthur is buried at Haussy Communal Cemetery. Here is a photo of his grave.
Arthur was married and had two daughters. On the 1911 Census he was living at 121 Putney Bridge Road, Putney. His occupation was cycle builder and repairer, he was appears to have been self employed and worked from home. Arthur was born and enlisted in Putney. His wife was Elizabeth, she was then 30 and she was born in Fulham. Their eldest child was Rose aged 8, she was born in Fulham. Next came Alma aged 2 who was born in Wandsworth. Also living with them was Arthur's brother Charles aged 28, his occupation was furniture porter and he was also born in Putney.*
COULSON Fred – Frederick George Coulson, Private, Royal Princess Charlotte of Wales'  (Berkshire Regiment) Regiment 2nd/4th. Killed in action on the 2nd July, 1918 aged 20. Buried at Berlin South Western Cemetery. Photo of grave here.  Fred and his family are on the 1911 Census. They were living at 15, South Street, Reading. Fred's father was George Coulson, aged 49, a self employed beer retailer who was born in Bourne, Lincs.  Fred's mother was Louisa Coulson, aged 48, she was born in Uppingham, Rutland. Fred had three siblings, Ellen L Coulson aged 19, employed at Huntley & Palmer's biscuit factory. She was born in Chelsea. Alfred C Coulson, aged 12 and in school, He was born in Putney. Edith M Coulson, aged 9, she was also born in Putney. Fred was born in Fulham and was a 14 year old working as a messenger boy for a tramways company.*
CROCKETT G V –  Gilbert V Crockett, Rifleman, London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade). 1st/5th Bn. No known grave. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France. Born in Wandsworth. Died on the 1st July, 1916 aged 18. Gilbert was born in 1898 in Southfields, he was the youngest child of David, a domestic gardener and Jeannie. Both his parents were from Scotland. The family lived in Granard Lower Lodge, Putney Park Lane. The house no longer exists. Gilbert died on the first day of the battle of the Somme. (With grateful thanks to the U3A group who researched Gilbert's details for their memorial). 

Rifleman Crockett is also remembered on the Roehampton All Saints church war memorial. 


CROOK G H - Private, Somerset Light Infantry 1st Bn. Died 25th August 1917. The son of George and Mary Ann Crook, 52 College Street (now Wadham Road), Putney. Buried at Happy Valley British Cemetery, France.
                           The former home of Private Crook.
DANCEY Reginald William – Lieutenant New Zealand Field Artillery. Died 12th June 1919 aged 31. Son of Harry Dancey of Putney. Husband of Frances J Dancey of Auckland. He was born in England and served at Gallipoli and France. He is buried in Dunedin Southern Cemetery. Photo of grave here.
Reginald was the last man to die that is named on this memorial. 
DAVIES G E – No matches on CWGC.
DEAN G - William Godfrey Dean, Lance Corporal, 5th (City of  London) Battalion, London Rifle Brigade 206th. Killed in action 1st July, 1916 aged 21. This was the first day of the Battle of The Somme when over 57,000 Allied troops were killed. Godfrey was buried at Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, France. Photo of his grave here.
He was the son of William T Godfrey Dean and Annie Francis Dean of Wayside, Claygate, Surrey. Godfrey was born in Putney.*
DEAN Leslie - More research needed.
DENNIS Herbert – Middle name Thomas. Information found on the electoral register and CWGC. There is no record of him in the 1911 Census. Herbert lived at 23 Weimer Road (now Weimer Street), Putney. He was a Private in the Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex) Regiment, 16th Bn. He was killed in action on the 1st December, 1917. There is no known grave and he is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France. According to the Ancestry.Com site he was born in Kennington and enlisted in Putney.

DEWAR James Evan.
This soldier's name is not on the St. Mary's Church war memorial. But I am including him here as this is where he belongs. I have been contacted by Mike Willoughby who has spent the last 12 years researching his own local war memorial in Henley on Thames and his website and research are truly impressive. Here's the website; 

http://henley-lestweforget.co.uk/

The following information is from Mike's website.

James was born on 1st December 1886 the son of James Dewar a corn merchant of 1 Colinette Road, Putney and his wife Edith. He was baptised on 16th January 1887 at St Mary’s Church, Putney. James was educated at Haileybury School (Lawrence House) from 1901 to 1904. When he left he was apprenticed as an insurance broker’s clerk to Ranson Moore Cuthberts at 4 Bishopgate Street in 1904 for seven years, gaining his “Freedom and Livery in 1911. James married Phyllis Catherine Cooke on 26th October 1911 at St John’s Church Putney giving his occupation as insurance broker. James was also a member of the London Rowing Club and was the Honorary Secretary. In 1909 he won junior, junior-senior and senior sculls at successive Thames Regattas, also competing in the Wyfold Challenge Plate at Henley that year. In both 1910 and 1911 James reached the semi-finals of the Diamond Sculls. On the outbreak of WW1 he enlisted as Lance Corporal 8035 Inns of Court officer Training Corps on 1st December 1915 and on 7th July 1916 was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant 1st/5th London Regiment. James went to France with the BEF on 21st September 1916. On 1st October 1916 he joined the battalion in trenches at Guillemont as part of the reinforcements. On 8th October 1916 3.30 pm was set as zero hour for an attack on Hazy Trench and the green line overlooking Le Transloy. William was recorded as “missing” during the attack and later confirmed as killed in action 8th October 1916 aged 29. His body was never identified for burial and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing on the Somme.

William is also remembered on the Haileybury School Memorial. 

The above with grateful thanks to Mike Willoughby.


DEWS Ernest - There is an Ernest Dews on the 1910 Electoral Register at 283 Putney Bridge Road, living with his landlord. I cannot find any other information about him. However on the Ancester.Com site in the military section (dead of WW1)  it states that a Private Ernest Dews lived in Wandsworth and was from Ossett in Yorkshire and was killed in action. I did find an Ernest Dews living in Ossett, Yorkshire on the 1911 Census. I can't prove it was the same man, but may possibly be a family member with the same name.
DICK James Douglas - Captain, Royal Navy H.M.S Vanguard. Died 9th July 1917 aged 43 or 45. Killed by accidental internal explosion on a ship at Scapa Flow with all but two hands lost. Son of Sir James Nicholas Dick, K.C.B. R.N and Lady Elizabeth Margaret Dick of The White Cottage, Bembridge, Isle of Wight and 37 Upper Park Fields, Putney. Buried at Putney Vale Cemetery. Photo here.

The next names on the memorial are probably the most tragic as it looks as if three brothers all lost their lives. 
DOWN George Arthur – Private, Buffs (East Kent) Regiment, 1st Bn. Killed in action on 7th July, 1917 aged 33 at Flanders . Buried at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe. Photo of grave  here. On the 1911 Census George was aged 26 and living at 3 Pentlow Street, Lower Richmond Road, Putney. Also on the census listing was his father William Down aged 52, no occupation listed but states he was born in Kingston, Surrey. George's mother was Emily Elizabeth aged also 52. There was a daughter also called Emily Elizabeth aged 25. George's occupation was listed as house painter. He was born in Putney. On the same census form was George's brother (see below) Walter. Also at the same address are two more brothers, Herbert William Down a milkman's assistant and Robert Dunlop Down aged 14, still at school. At the time of George's death he was listed as married to Mrs R A Down of 75 Festing Road, Putney. 
George's original cross from the battlefield on display at All Saints church, Putney Lower Common.
      George Down's marital home. On the same street as his parents and two   brothers who also died in WW1.
George has a place on The Returned website. The website finds repatriated crosses from the battlefields of World War One.

http://thereturned.co.uk/crosses/putney-all-saints-church-london/


DOWN H - There is no record on CWGC for an H Down.  According to the 1911 Census H Down is Herbert William Down (same address of 3 Pentlow Street) aged 18 an apprentice joiner. I found Herbert on the school admission register of St. Mary's Boys School, Felsham Road. He joined the school on the 1st May, 1900. He was born on the 19th October, 1892. The address was given as above. 
DOWN Walter – Private, Welsh Regiment 8th Bn. Died 26th July 1916 aged 22. Son of William and Emily Down, 3  Pentlow Street, Putney. No known grave. Remembered on Amara Memorial, Iraq.
                         The childhood home of Walter and George Down and probably H Down. It is very likely the Down family lived in a flat or room in this house as according to the 1911 Census there were 15 people in total living here at the time. Walter was also on the admission register for the St. Mary's Boys School, Felsham Road, Putney. He was admitted to the school on 1st May, 1902. He was born on 2nd October, 1894. The address is still 3 Pentlow Street, Putney.


DUBBINS Frank - Lance Corporal, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 6th Bn. Died 12th August 1915. The son of George Frederick and Jane Russell Dubbins, 13 Salvin Road, Putney. Photo of grave here.
                                            The home of Frank Dubbins
EAST G D – Gordon Doulton East, Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps. Attd. 3rd Bn. Grenadier Guards. Killed 31st July 1917, aged 28. Buried at Canada Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Photo of grave here. The son of Joseph Flint East and Jessie Wood East of Kingston, Surrey. On the 1891 Census Gordon was 2 years old and living with his family at 14, Beaufort Road, Dunoon, Argyle and Bute, Scotland. I've tried to find the street on the internet to no avail. So I contacted the the archives department at the Argyll & Bute Council. They couldn't find any record of the street either but did have old maps that seemed to indicate similar names but more precise details have been lost in the mist of time. Despite that my sincere thanks to the archivist for being so helpful and efficient.
  On the census it states that Gordon's father Joseph, was 38 and a retired brewer, place of birth not stated. Gordon's mother Jessie was 32 and was born in Wraysbury, Bucks. He has a sister called Jessie Margaret aged 3. The family also have a servant living there called Mary Ann Gittens, aged 22 from King's Lynn, Norfolk. 

On the 1911 Census the family are now living at 48, Clarendon Road, Lewisham, London. It states that Gordon's mother was now widowed. Jessie his sister was still living at home, she was born in Kingston, Surrey. Gordon was now 22 and single, he too was born in Kingston, Surrey. They have two servants living with them; Alice Horton, aged 39, born in Esher, Surrey and Jane Bravery, aged 22 who was born in Bexhill, Surrey.
 
ELLIOTT G W – George William Elliott, Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve, H.M. Submarine E.50. Died 31st January, 1918 aged 23. No known grave, he is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. The son of William George Caroline Mary Elliott of Fulham. According to probate George resided at Hampden House, 81, Upper Richmond Road, Putney. He left £2,721 2s 11d to the Sherwood Foresters.*
ELLWOOD Bertie S – Driver, Royal Engineers T. D. Aldershot. Died 19th July 1916 aged 29. Husband of Emma Ellwood, 32A Lacy Road, Putney. Buried at Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire.

ELMS S – Stanley Dell Elms, Corporal, Army Service Corps, 4th Lines of Communication Supply Coy. Died 25th October, 1918 aged 23. Photo of grave here. Stanley was born in Putney. On the 1901 Census he was living at 2 Saling Villas, Putney with his family. His father was Walter C Elms aged 42, an estate agent who was born in Kensington. His mother was Mary Elms, aged 40. Stanley had six siblings, five brothers and one sister. The siblings were Wilfred J Elms, aged 16 a probationer for the East Telegraph Company, he was born in Fulham. Amy C Elms aged 14, also born in Fulham. Walter G Elms, aged 11 born in Gosport, Hants. Reginald A Elms aged 9, born in Putney. Ernest C Elms aged 7, born in Putney. Stanley D Elms aged 6. Cyril B Elms aged 4, also born in Putney. The family had a visitor and one servant. The servant was Charlotte McDonald, a domestic servant born in Scotland. 
On the 1911 Census Stanley's mother was a widow aged 50. Her eldest child at home was Amy Catherine Elms aged 24 and working from home. Stanley was now aged 16, also working from home. Next was Cyril Boyce Elms 14, working from home. There was now another son, Kenneth William Elms aged 8, born in Putney. They also had a niece staying with them, Harriet Annie Elms aged 26, working from home. She was born in Kensington. They were then living at 35 Pickwick Road, Dulwich.*
ELSEY William - Stephen William Elsey, there is no record on CWGC for William, there is on Ancestry.com though in their military deaths section. He died of wounds on the 1st October, 1916 in Flanders. His service number was 9969 and he was a Private in the East Surrey Regiment, 8th Bn. He was buried at Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Private Elsey was born in Putney, enlisted at Kingston, Surrey and lived in Wandsworth.
On the 1911 Census, William was aged 16. He was employed as a servant and baker at 27, South End, Croydon. The head of the household was a George Henry Thatcher, aged 44 and a baker. Mr. Thatcher was married with and has two daughters. He also has two other servants, both male and also bakers.
On the 1901 Census Summary William was aged 4, and it states he was born in Putney and his father was Charles, his mother was Hannah. He was living with five brothers and one sister. Unfortunately the address is illegible but it is in Putney. 

On checking the admissions register for Putney Boys School I did find a Lawrence Elsey on the St. Mary's Boys School admissions register whose father was also called Charles and so I think there's a good chance the William and Lawrence were siblings. The address was given as 15, Gwalior Road, Putney. As William was born in c1897 Lawrence was his elder brother.
It starts to get confusing here too. There was also a Stephen Elsey on the school register, who had Charles Elsey as his guardian but living at 76, Gardeners Lane (now Felsham Road). . I don't know if this is Stephen William whose name is on the memorial. But whoever Stephen Elsey was (dob 08.09.1896) the school record stated he was moved to the workhouse on the 17th October, 1907.

EVEREST Albert V – Rifleman, London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 9th Bn. Died 1st July 1916 age unknown. The son of Albert and Signe Evelyn Everest, 51 Clarendon Road, Putney. Buried at Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, France.
                      The former home of Albert Everest.
EXTON Douglas – There is a Leonard Douglas Exton on the CWGC site who was born in Colchester, enlisted in London and died in Karachi, India on the 12th September, 1918. But I can find no connection to Putney.
Also on the CWGC site is Leonard St. Exton, aged 37 who lived in Wandsworth and was born in Wiltshire. On CWGC site it states that this Leonard was a Lance Corporal in the Leicestershire Regiment 1st/5th Bn. There is no known grave for him but he is remembered on Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension in France. I do not know which of these two soldiers is the one on the Putney memorial but at least they both get a mention here which I think is all that matters.
FAIRFUL Victor Albert - Private, Northumberland Fusiliers 1st/9th Bn. Died 21st August 1918 age unknown. The son of Mrs. Isabella Fairful, 25 Rotherwood Road, Putney. Buried at Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany. Photo of grave here.
                                          The home of Victor Fairful
FAULKES E A - More research needed.
FAULKES Fred -               "
FIDLER Cecil -  There is no record on CWGC for this Cecil Fidler but I did find details on the 1911 Census for Cecil. In 1911 he was 18 years of age and lived with his parents and eight siblings at 13 Bowerdean Street, Fulham. The census shows that Cecil was a ledger clerk and his father, William Field Fidler was a commercial traveller and silversmith. It is very evident that Cecil's father was a commercial traveller as the children were born as far afield as Scotland, Berkshire and Ireland as well as London. The full details on the census are as follows.
Father, William Field Fidler aged 59. Born in Tottenham, London.
Mother, Jane Elizabeth aged 45, born in Colchester, Essex.
Brother, Frederick William aged  28, a silversmith born in Fermoy, Cork, Ireland.    
Brother, Albert Arthur aged 26, a gold merchant, born in Edinburgh, Scotland. 
Sister, Lottie aged 24, a dressmaker's saleswoman, born in Glasgow, Scotland.      
Sister, Dorothy aged 22, no employment recorded, born in Aldershot, Berkshire.
Sister, Ethel aged 20 no employment recorded, born in Chelsea, London.
Cecil Charles Fidler, aged 18, a Ledger Clerk, born in Chelsea.
Sister, Avis aged 16 a student, born in Fulham, London.
Sister, Nora Victoria aged 14, a scholar born in Fulham.
Brother, Reginald Douglas aged 12, a scholar born in Fulham.
         The home of Cecil Fidler and his family of eleven.

FINLAY D -                    More research needed.
FLACK Douglas - Leslie Douglas Hamilton Flack. Douglas died after armistice day but was still buried in a military grave. He lived in Putney at 28 Carmalt Gardens, Putney. On the CWGC site he is listed as Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, D Bty, 20th Bde. He died of pneumonia aged 22 on the 20th December 1918. He is buried at Mikra British Cemetery Kalamaria, Greece. Photo of grave here. His parents were William Rice Flack and Sarah Jane Flack of South Kensington, London
FLETCHER Charles - Charles Edward Fletcher. Private, Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Bn. Service number 8649. Formerly in the Hussars, service number 1433. Killed in action 17th August, 1917 aged 22. Buried at Aeroplane Cemetery, Belgium. Photo of grave here. On the 1911 Census Charles was living with his family at 6, Bemish Road, Putney. His father was James Edward Fletcher aged 48. He was a labourer with the Borough Council. He was born in Ebley, Gloucestershire. Charles' Mother was Mary J Fletcher, aged 39 and born in Putney. Charles was born in Hammersmith. He was then aged 15 and the eldest child. No occupation was listed for Charles. Next was Doris May Fletcher, aged 11 born in Putney. Then there was Florence May Fletcher aged 3, also born in Putney. The youngest child was Arthur H Fletcher, aged 1 month, born in Putney. Also living with the family was Albert Croxford, brother in law, aged 25 and a labourer who was born in Putney. Frederick Wolfe was living with the family too but no relationship was listed. He was aged 32 and a carman, he was born in Walham Green, Chelsea.*
Charles is on the St. Mary's school admissions register for 2nd May, 1904. He was born 4th December, 1895. It confirms that his father was James Fletcher of 6, Bemish Road, Putney. 

FLICKER Alfred J - Sapper, Royal Engineers, 29th Anti Aircraft Searchlight Section. Died three days after Armistice on 14th November, 1918. Buried at Tourgeville Military Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here.*
FLINT Arthur J - Serjeant, Royal Field Artillery 186th Bde. Died 5th June 1918. Awarded the Military Medal. No details of family. Buried at Mount Hijon Military Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here.



FRASER John S - John Shaw Fraser. Corporal, London Regiment (London Scottish) 1st/14th Bn. Killed in action 7th October, 1916 aged 22. John has no known grave but he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. John was born in Inverness and was the son of James Shaw Fraser and Jessie Fraser of Invertromie, Ardersier, Inverness-shire. At the time of enlisting he was a resident of Putney.*
FRASER Timothy Walter - Private, Royal Fusiliers 3rd Coy, 3rd Bn. Died 17th October, 1918 aged 34. Buried at Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, France. Photo of grave here. The son of William and Elizabeth Fraser of 13, Lacey Road, Putney. The husband of Elizabeth Daisy Fraser of Rudgwick Cottage, West Horsley, Surrey. 
On the 1911 Census Timothy was at 2 Memel Place, Putney. 
This little road no longer exists. It used to be at the junction of Brewhouse Street (now Brewhouse Lane) Putney. The photo was taken in 1912. Timothy was living here with his parents and siblings. His father was William Fraser aged 62, a 'wood sawyer (joiner)', he was born in Inverness. He was almost certainly related to John Shaw Fraser (above). Timothy's mother was Elizabeth Fraser, aged 54, born in Lockinge, Berkshire. Their eldest child was William James Fraser aged 31, single, a butcher. Next came Timothy aged 26, single and an ironmonger in a warehouse. Then there was James Edward Fraser aged aged 21, single, a spice warehouseman. Then Herbert Alfred Fraser aged 18, single, a provisions shop assistant. Last was Florence May Fraser aged 13, at school. All of the children were born in Putney.*
FREEMAN  Arthur D - I can only find a William Arthur Freeman. He is probably not 'our' Mr. Freeman but he still deserves to be remembered even if it's not on the right memorial blog! There is no record on CWGC. In 1911 William was 37, he was born in Ombersley, Worcestershire. At this point I must thank Sandra* from http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/ who has helped decipher what was hand written in the records. 
 On the census it gives Arthur's address as 39 Netherford Road, Clapham. Arthur was a joiner/shop fitter and was married to Rosa Margery who was 40 years old, she was born in Stourbridge, Worcestershire. They had one son, Clifford William who was aged 12 and born in Clapham. Although this Arthur may not be the same Arthur as on the memorial the fact that he was born in nearby Clapham means he deserves a mention on this website.
FULLER - James Edward Fuller, Private, Bedfordshire Regiment, 13th Bn. Died (at home) on the 15th June, 1918. He was previously in the Middlesex Regiment. He has no known grave but he is remembered on the War Memorial at Putney Vale Cemetery.
  James was born in Battersea and was a resident of Putney.*
FURLEY-SMITH James – Smith, James Furley.  Private, London Regiment (London Scottish) 1st/14th Bn. Killed in action 20h October 1917 aged 26. No known grave but remembered on the Arras Memorial, France. The son of James Smith LL.D (H.M. Inspector of Schools) and Catherine Furley-Smith of 80, Clarendon Road (now Drive), Putney.* 
FURNESS Bruce – Private, 10th Bn, Royal Fusiliers. Died 12th January 1916 aged 20. The son George William and Rebecca Furness, 17, Ruvigny Gardens, Putney. Buried in Franc, photo of grave here. Note, his name is not on the CWGC site.
                          The home of Bruce Furness.


GAGAN William – There is a William J Gagan on CWGC who was in an Irish Regiment and he's the only William Gagan on the website. However I did find a William George Gagan on the 1911 Census who almost certainly is Putney's young soldier. William lived at 7a Salvin Road, Putney. His father was sadly a widower and I can find no trace of what happened to William's mother. On the 1901 Census she was listed as Alice May Gagan aged 28. in 1911 William's father was Dominick Gagan, aged 48 and was a taxi cab driver. Also listed was Ernest, brother, aged 13, May Alice, sister, aged 11, Kathleen, sister, aged 9 and Dorothy, sister, aged 4. All the children are listed as being in school and all born in Putney. William, however was working at the age of 15 as a printer's platen hand. I Googled this occupation and there were only five search results, this must be a record for a Google search! They were all for old adverts for jobs in the newspaper industry (all Australian) in about 1912. Unfortunately you need to pay for access to see the adverts. So I'll just assume that William worked in a local newspaper printing works. 
GALLAWAY Reginald - This is a misspelling of his surname. This is Reginald Andrew Galloway. Private, London Regiment (London Scottish) 14th Bn. Died of wounds on the 2nd October, 1915 aged 20. Buried at Le Treport Military Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here. On the 1911 Census Reginald was living at 24 Glendarvon Street, Putney with his widowed mother and sister. His mother was Anne Galloway aged 53, born in the City of London. Reg's sister was Winifred Margaret Galloway aged 19, a telephonist with the National Telephone Company, she was born in Brixton. Reg was then aged 16 a clerk in a merchants and commission agents, he was born in Fulham.*
GARDNER Charles - More research needed.
GARLICK Henry -  Henry William Garlick, Private, Buffs (East Kent) Regiment, 7th Bn. Died of wounds 1st of May, 1918. He is buried at Serre Road, Cemetery No.1, France. Photo of grave here.
I found Henry on the 1911 Census. He was then aged 30 and living at 26 Pentlow Street, Putney. He was living with his wife Hedi, aged 28, (they were married in 1903) and their three children, Henry aged 7, Maggie aged 5 and Rose aged 2. They also lived with Henry's mother in law Sarah Wise, aged 85. Henry's occupation was listed as a labourer maltster, so I'll assume he worked in a brewery. The whole family were born in Putney. I also discovered while researching the Register of Soldier's Effects that on Henry's death his wife received £7.10 (Seven pounds ten shillings). 
                                    The marital home of Henry Garlick.
GARWOOD B -  This is most likely to be Bertram Garwood who is documented to have lived in Putney. On CWGC he is listed as Lance Corporal Garwood, Coldstream Guards, 1st Bn. He died on 22nd December 1914, he has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial, France. On the Census of 1911 Bertram was living at 37 Callcott Road, Brondesbury, Kilburn, London. He's listed as a visitor to the home of Henry and Mary Jane Rayne and elderly couple, Mr. Rayne's former occupation was listed as a leather merchant. The Census states that Bertram was single, a student and aged 18.

GAY Robert - More research needed.
GAY Robert George – Private, Suffolk Regiment 7th Bn. Killed in action. 3rd July 1916 aged 43. Born in Mile End, London, enlisted in Bury St. Edmunds.  Brother of Mrs E. Love, 38, Howard's Lane, Putney. No known grave. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial, France.*
GEALE Frank – Private, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), 13th Bn. Died of wounds 12th October 1918 aged 22. Buried at Delsaux Farm Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here. On the 1911 Census Frank was living with his parents at 73, Norroy Road, Putney. He was their only child. His father was Frederick William Geale aged 46, a chef who was born in Pimlico. His mother was Sarah Geale aged 49, she was born in Peckham. Frank was then aged 15, a clerk in an auctioneers, he was born in Clapham.*

GEE H L – Possibly Henry L Gee as this name is also on the memorial in Putney Methodist Church. More research needed. 
GENTLE Francis – Frank George Gentle, one of the few regular soldiers on the memorial. Frank was born in Putney and was a Sergeant in the North Staffordshire (Prince of Wales' Own) Regiment, 7th Bn. He was killed in action in Gallipoli on the 8th August, 1915 aged 26. He is buried at 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, in Turkey. Here is a photo of his grave. On the 1911 Census he with the army and the same regiment in India. He was then a Lance Corporal, aged 22 and unmarried.
Francis attended a local school in Putney, St. Mary's Boys School (St. Mary's CofE school) on Felsham Road. On the school register the entry is for Francis George Gentle. He was admitted to the school on the 16th September, 1895. His date of birth was 10th February, 1889. 


GEORGE William -   I could find little about William except for a listing in the electoral register for a William George living at 12 Borrodaile Road, off Garratt Lane, Wandsworth in 1890. And again living at 3 Bromford Road, (near Wandsworth Town rail station) less than a mile away from the earlier address, this was in 1895. In 1899 he lived at 30 Bramford Road. 
GIBSON Frank -   Rifleman, Rifle Brigade 8th Bn. Died of wounds 17th September, 1917 aged 19. He is buried at Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme France. Photo of grave here. On the 1911 Census Frank was living with his family at 5a Salvin Road, Putney. His mother was a widow and her name was Sarah Gibson aged 54, she was born in Battersea. Mabel Gibson, Frank's sister was aged 20 and worked in a electric lamp manufacturer making filaments. George Gibson was Frank's older brother, he was aged 19 and was an assistant to a jeweller. Frank was then aged 13 and still in school. All of the children were born in Putney.* Note, Frank lived next door to William Gagan who is also on the memorial. 
GILL G E -     More research needed.
GILL W -        Two possible matches here. 
1.William Gill, Acting Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery, 85th Bty. Killed in action on the 3rd June, 1916. No known grave but he is remembered on the Menin Memorial, Ypres, France. Born in Camberwell. 
or 
2. George William Gill, Private, Royal Fusiliers, 1st Bn. Killed 29th September, 1914 aged 32. No known grave but he is remembered on the La Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial, France. He had previously served in the South African War. Son of the late George and Francis Gill. He was born in Fulham.*                       
GOBBEY John - Lance Corporal, Royal Fusiliers, 4th Bn. John was listed on the voter list for 1899 as living at 11 Festing Road, Putney. According to the Ancestry/Military deaths list, he died at home from wounds sustained in battle on 15th November 1915. John was the only casualty that I have come across who has been taken from the battlefield to his home to die. He is buried at Netley Military Cemetery in Hampshire. A photo of his grave is here. According to the Ancestry website he was in the London Regiment 4th Bn. His service number was L/11817 which is also what is listed on the CWGC site. Before living in Festing Road he lived at 11 Erpingham Road, Putney. He seems to have moved to Festing Road in 1896.
John attended St. Mary's Boys School (now St. Mary's CofE School) in Felsham Road. On St. Mary's school register it states his name was John H.G. Gobbey and that he was born on 15th August 1887. He was admitted to the school on 15th May 1893.
                               John Gobbey's former home.

GOODCHILD A G - The initials may be an error. There is an Alfred  Edward Goodchild whose parents lived in Putney. Private, Royal Army Medical Corps 4th (London) Field Ambulance. Died of wounds on the 8th April, 1918 aged 23. Buried at Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1, Somme, France. The son of Thomas and Emma Goodchild of Putney. He lived in Manor Park and enlisted in Chelsea.*
GOODLEY Charles -             "
GOODMAN A -                      "
GOODMAN A G -                   "
GORRINGE Harold William – Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery 208th Siege Battery. Killed in action on 28th June 1917 aged 34. Son of William and Elizabeth Ann Gorringe. Buried at Strand Military Cemetery, Belgium, photo of grave here.  In 1906 on the voter list Harold is listed as living at 19 Hotham Road, Wandsworth, however according to Google maps Hotham Road is in Merton borough, which although not far from Wandsworth is and has never been part of Wandsworth. There is more confusion too with Harold. One source I've checked says he was born in Clapham while another states he was born in Battersea. There may be a reason for this, which anyone familiar with the Clapham Junction story may know. But I'll explain it here incase you don't.When Clapham Junction was built in 1863 Battersea was heavily industrial while nearby (less than a mile) Clapham was quite middle class and a much more desirable area to live in. Which is why the station, despite being in Battersea, was name Clapham Junction. There is a fuller explanation on wikipedia. This may explain why Harold has both places listed as his place of birth.
GOULD George H -  I can find no trace of George but I did find a Herbert George Gould who lived in Kensington. He may have been related to our George. Herbert was in the Queen's Own Regiment and interestingly (but of no interest as far as the memorial goes!) lived at 7 Rillington Place, Kensington, Christie lived at No.10. Herbert died in 1915 aged 21.
GRAY George -    I can't find George on the CWGC site but his details are; Corporal, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery, service number 82733. Died of wounds on the 18th March, 1916. George was born in Putney.*
GRAY Harry -    Most likely to be Henry Charles Gray. Private, East Surrey Regiment, 8th Bn. Killed in action on the 28th June, 1916. Buried at Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Photo of grave here. Harry was born in Wimbledon.* 
GRAY Maurice – Private, Border Regiment 2nd Bn. Died of disease 14th October 1918 aged 33. The son of George and Elizabeth Gray of Putney. The husband of Maude Nellie Gray of 31, Amity Road, West Ham, London. Buried at Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy. Photo of grave here.
GREEN C - Cyril John Green, Private/Rifleman, 9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria Rifles), 1st/9th Bn. Formerly in the 8th London Regiment. Killed in action on the 9th September, 1916 aged 26. Buried at Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Photo of grave here. Cyril was born in Wimbledon and his parents were John and Caroline Green, 90, South Park Road, Wimbledon.*
GREEN Harry -  Private, Royal Fusiliers - London Regiment 10th Bn. Killed in action on the 19th November, 1916. No known grave but he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France. Harry was born in Fulham.*
GREEN Jack -  John Green, Stoker/Musician 1st Class. Royal Navy H.M.S. Vanguard. Died 4th September, 1917 aged 20. Buried at Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery, Kent. Photo of grave here.  The son of Albert and Bridget E Green of 3, Mascotte Road, Putney.*             

GREIG R S - Captain Roy Scott Greig, London Regiment (London Scottish) 14th Bn. Attd. 6th Bn. Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action on the 28th March, 1918 aged 24. Buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France. Photo of grave here. The son of the late John Andrew and Annie Greig. On the 1911 Census Roy was living with his widowed father and family at 2 Ravenna Road, Putney. His father John Andrew Greig was 61 an insurance manager, he was born in Edinburgh. Next on the census was Elizabeth Potter Thomson, his late wife's aunt, she was 72, single and was born in Sutherland, Scotland. She lived on 'private means'. Next was Jessie Thomson, sister in law to Roy's father, she was 44 and single, she also lived on 'private means'. She was born in Hornsey, London. Next was Kenneth C Greig, Roy's brother aged 27 and single, an insurance clerk born in Tottenham. Then Walter Thomson Greig, another brother aged 26 and single. Also an insurance clerk born in Tottenham. Then Leonard Leslie Greig, another of Roy's brothers, aged 24, single and an insurance clerk also born in Tottenham. Next comes Roy who was 16 and had no occupation listed. He was born in Upper Tooting. Roy's only sister was Lilias Jessie Greig aged 15, she was born in Wandsworth. The last two names on the census were of the servants. Florence Mary Barry aged 32 and a widow. She was the cook and born in Ballyclough, County Cork, Ireland. Lastly there was Nellie May (possible Jones) the housemaid aged 15 and born in Fulham. On his will Roy left £703.0s.2d to his father.*
GRIMSDALE William J – Private, Middlesex Regiment 23rd Bn. Died of wounds 7th June 1917 age unknown. The son of W H and M A of Putney. Buried at Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Photo of grave here.
HALL Edgar - Reginald Edgar Hall. Lance Corporal, London Regiment, 1st/23rd /Bn. Edgar was killed in action on the 26th May, 1915 aged 23. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial, France. Edgar was born in Putney and lived with his parents Thomas Edgar and Violet Ella Hall at 56, Ovington Street, Chelsea. On the Census of 1911 Edgar was 19 and living at 18 Mexfield Road, Putney. His occupation was that of a publishing clerk. He was living with his family and the head of the household was listed as Rhoda Ann Stevens aged 68 and a widow. Next on the census was Edgar's father, Thomas Edgar aged 48, a window blind maker . Listed then was Edgar's mother, Violet Ella aged 42, who was born in Fulham. Then comes Edgar, who was listed as the grandson of Mrs. Stevens. Finally there was Violet Catherine Hida Stevens aged 13. Presumably a cousin. The census return has been signed by Thomas for Mrs. Stevens. Both Mrs. Stevens and Thomas (Edgar's father) are listed as being born at St. George's Hanover Square, London. On the day that Edgar died six other men were killed, including two others from the London Regiment.

HANCOCK John - Lance Corporal, London Regiment 1st/20th (County of London) Blackheath and Woolwich Regiment. Killed in action on the 5th April, 1918. No known grave but he is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France. John was born and resided in Putney prior to enlisting in Chelsea.*
HARMER Walter John – Driver, Royal Field Artillery B Bn, 46th Bde. Died 30th November 1917 aged 19. The son of Robert and Esther C Harmer of 6, Taylor's Buildings, which were on the south side of Lacy Road, Putney. Buried at Ypres, Belgium. Photo of grave here.
HARPOUR Frederick Cosby - Corporal, City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) D Sqn. Killed in action 27th October 1917 aged 25. The son of Herbert C and Lilian Harpour of 4, Abbotstone Road, Putney. Buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine. Photo of grave here.
                                             Fred Harpour's home.
HARRIS - No other details given on the memorial so unable to research.
HARVEY Frederick – Frederick James Harvey, Private, Dorsetshire Regiment, 5th Bn. Killed in action on the 10th August, 1915 at Gallipoli. No known grave, remembered on the Helles Memorial, Turkey. Fred was the son of Tom and Sarah Havey of 91, Warple Way, Wandsworth. This road no longer exists it was near the junction of Old York Road and Fairfield Street. 
HAWES Walter -  There is no record of him on CWGC. He is on the 1911 Census however. Walter was then aged 15 and he lived at 28 Stanbridge Road, Putney. There was no occupation listed for him. Walter was living with his family, his father was George Henry Hawes aged 50, a domestic gardener who was born in Battersea. Walter's mother was Mary, aged 50 who was born in London. George was his brother, who was aged 27, a tinsmith and born in Putney. Lillian Maud was Walter's sister, she was 24 years old and a corsetiere, also born in Putney. Then there was William James, another brother aged 22 who was a railway porter, no place of birth was given for him. There was no place of birth listed for Walter either. Finally, also living with the family was Ethel Jennings, aged 16 and a niece to the head of the family. She has no occupation and was born in South Norwood, London.     
                             The home of  Walter Hawes.
HAYNES Thomas -  Thomas Charles Haynes,  Driver, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. Died on the 5th July, 1918 aged 21. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany. Born in Vauxhall and enlisted in Camberwell. His real surname was Sturgeon but he served under the name Haynes. He was the son of Charles Frederick and Kate Emily Sturgeon of 38, Sixth Avenue, Bush Hill Park, Enfield.*
HEARN H - Likely to be Albert Henry Hearn. Private, Royal Fusiliers 24th Bn. Killed in action on the 30th April, 1917. No known grave but he is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France. 
Albert Henry was born and resided in Fulham. His mother was living at 76, Felsham Road, Putney according to the probate register. She died in 1962, a widow, and left £54 to her daughter Violet Hilda Hearn, who was single.*
HEARN Herbert Thomas – Private, London Regiment 1st/13th (Kensington) Bn. Died 9th May 1915 aged 24. The son of S.B and Caroline E. Hearn of 301, Upper Richmond Road, Putney. Enlisted September 1914. No known grave. Remembered on Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. He is also remembered on the Methodist Church war memorial on Upper Richmond Road, Putney. See photo at the bottom of the blog.
HEATH Ernest - Rifleman, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) 1st/18th Bn. Died in the Battle of Loos 25th September 1915 aged 19. The son of Ernest and Elizabeth Sophia Heath, of 21, Fanthorpe Street, Putney. Buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here. I've been contacted by David, a member of Putney Methodist Church, who in turn was contacted by Ernest's great niece. Ernest may have been part of a 'pals' division from the church as a number of them were together during WW1. David tells me that a Sid Fern, with a friend, went into no-mans-land to bring Ernie's body back. See below for details of Ernie's brother, Robert who also died in WW1. Ernest and his brother are both mentioned on the war memorial at the Methodist Church, Upper Richmond Road, Putney. See the photo of the memorial at the bottom of this blog.
                                                Ernest Heath's home.
HEATH R  David (see above) says that Ernie and Robert were brothers. David has since confirmed that Robert (born 1895) was Ernest's elder brother. Robert Heath was in the navy and took part in the Battle of Jutland. He later died of TB probably caught from his time aboard the ship as the men of course lived in close company with each other.
HINTON Sydney – (spelt Sidney on memorial) Rifleman, London Regiment (The Rangers) 12th Bn. Died 13th October 1916 aged 28. The son of Arthur Herbert and Ellen Hinton, of 'Charlwood', Sunningdale Avenue, Leigh on Sea. Born at Fulham. Buried at Putney Vale Cemetery. Photo of grave here.
I was recently sent this photograph from Charles. It's a plaque in a private members club on the Lower Richmond Road, Putney. Sidney Hinton is named on it. 

HISLOP Alex Herbert – (spelt Alec on memorial) Second Lieutenant, London Regiment (London Scottish) 14th Bn. Died 24th December 1917 aged 21. The son of William Henry and Rose Hislop, of 55, Montserrat Road, Putney. Buried at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Photo of grave here.
                                      The home of Alex Hislop.
HOBSON Wilfred Henry – Rifleman, London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade) D Coy. Died 6th April 1918 aged 20. Son of Henry and Kate Hobson of 60, Alexandra Road, Wimbledon. Buried at St. Hilaire Cemetery Extension, Frevent, France. 
HOLDEN Jesse – Lance Corporal, Military Police Corps, Military Foot Police. Died 8th April 1918 aged 42. The husband of E.R. Holden of 30 Rotherwood Road, Putney. Buried at St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, France. Photo of grave here.
HOLLAND Charles - Rifleman, Rifle Brigade, 8th Bn. Killed in action 24th August, 1916. No known grave, but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Enlisted at Finsbury Barracks, London. On the 1911 Census, Charles was living in Putney where he was born. The family lived at 392 Upper Richmond Road, Putney. On two websites I checked there is disparity on where he was born. One states he was born in Putney but another source states he was born in Essex. I'm inclined to think the Census form is correct as Charles' mother completed the form and she states he was born in Essex. The 1911 Census goes on to say that Charles was aged 14 and an office boy. There was no mention of his father.His mother, Jessie aged 37 has simply written 'wife' and she was born in Newhaven, Sussex. Charles has no siblings at home but there was a nephew living there. Leonard Hambly aged 8, born in Leyton, London. The Census form also states that the dwelling has 12 rooms and the Holland family live in just three rooms.
HOLMAN A H - There is an Alfred H Holman on the memorial at Putney Methodist Church. More research needed. See photo at the bottom of this blog of the Methodist church's war memorial.
HOLT Jack – I could find nothing for 'Jack' but knowing that this was often the familiar form of John and so searched for 'John' instead. And I found John Leonard Holt who was born in Battersea. Jack's rank was Driver, Army Service Corps. He died on the 10th November, 1916 aged 19. at Queen Alexandria Hospital at Malo Les Bains, France where he is also buried. Click here
  to see a photo of his grave. His father was given £6.10.01 from the army after his death. On the 1911 Census Jack was aged 15 and lived with his family at 16 Ashlone Road, Putney. He was an apprentice electrical engineer. His father was Oliver Holt aged 46, a Civil Servant, an Assistant Inspector of Post Office Savings Bank. Oliver was born in Darlington, County Durham. There is no mention of Jack's mother and it doesn't state that Oliver was a widow. It just states 'Head'. Jack's brother was also called Oliver Lucien Samuel Holt, aged 19, who works as a 'work distributor'. Oliver Junior was born in Wandsworth. Jack's sister was Linda Thurza Charlotte, born in Putney. There was also a housekeeper at the home, Sarah Elledge Mercer, aged 38. She was born in the City of London.
On the 1901 Census there is mention of Jack's mother. Kate Holt, aged 33 who was born in Deptford, London. At this point the family are living in Hanover Buildings, Bermondsey, London. The buildings are still there on Tooley Street, but have been renamed Devon Mansions.                            "

HONEYBALL George W - George William Waylen Honeyball, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 7th Bn. Killed in action at in the Third Battle of Ypres on 16th August, 1917 age 33. No known grave but remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. He had formerly been in the East Surrey Regiment. On the 1911 Census George was aged 27 and was living at  4, Upper Parkfields, Putney, (Now 12 Coalecroft Road). He was single and living with his parents. Father William Honeyball aged 56, a domestic gardener who was born in Copford, Essex. Mother, Emma Harriett aged 54, born in Camberwell, London. They had been married 28 years. George was single and was a coal merchant's clerk, he was born in Camberwell. George had one sister, Ellen Elsie Waylen Honeyball who was 16, a nurse (domestic) and was born in Putney. Mike Bull, a local Putney historian has found a William Honeyball also at 16, Upper Parkfields in the Kelly Directory for 1913/14.
I've been contacted by David (February 2017) who has done extensive an search on George Honeyball. It turns out that George was a bell ringer at St. Mary's church, Putney. There is also information as to George's later marriage and a detailed description of his war service. Here is a link to David's fascinating research. Many thanks to David for sharing this with me. George was born in Kennington (London) and moved with his family to Putney when he was aged 8. The road George and his family lived at is now called Coalecroft Road and they lived at  what is now number 12. All this additional information is from David with grateful thanks.
George Honeyball is also remembered on the Wimbledon Common War Memorial. 
Here's the panel with Georg Honeyball's name engraved on it.
(Photos courtesy of David -email me for details)
George Honeyball's childhood home at 12 Coalecroft Road, Putney.
George Honeyball's marital home, he was married to Bessie from Norfolk, at 148 Putney Bridge Road, Putney. It's on the corner of Florian Road and the entrance to their flat is around the corner on that road.
Today, the 16th August 2017 marks the 100th anniversary since George's death. There was a peal of bells at St. Mary's church in Putney where George had been a bell ringer. Here is a link so that you can here the bells. 
David, is one of the bell ringers, here's a link to his blog also about Pte Honeyball.
HOPKINS E L – There is a Elmsley Hopkins on the Methodist Church memorial on Upper Richmond Road, Putney. There are too many E Hopkins' on CWGC to identify this man.
HORWOOD Harold Ralph – Lance Corporal, London Regiment 23rd Bn. Died of tetanus on 15th September 1916 aged 22. The son of B.E. And Eliza Horwood, of 22, Schubert Road, East Putney. Buried at St. Marie Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here.
                                 Harold Horwood's home.
HOWELL A E – Rifleman, London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) 15th Bn. Died 12th April 1917. The son of W. J and A. M. Howell, of 24 Borneo Street, Putney. Buried at Lijssenthoek Memorial.
                             A E Howell's Putney home.
As a matter of interest Howell lived next door to Preece. Here is a photo of their adjoining homes. 

                    Howell lived on the left and Preece on the right. They died within four months of each other. They were not in the same regiment however.
HUDSON Percy - There is a discrepancy with the ages here. According to military records Percy was age 32 at his death. On the 1911 Census it states he was 28, which should make him age 34 at his death. However the Percy on the 1911 Census was living in Putney. So I am going to include all the details I have for this Percy, despite this two year discrepancy in his age. Percy was a Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, 13th Bn. He was formerly in the London Regiment. Percy enlisted at Battersea. He died of wounds on the 7th February, 1917. Buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Photo of grave here. Percy was married to Mabel Ellen Hudson and living at 23, Thorpebank Road, Shepherd's Bush, London.
I've been contacted by Peter Trott who lives locally in Shepherd's Bush and he has kindly sent me the following photos of the house and the street as it looked in the 1920's (Courtesy of LBHF). Peter's family has lived in the road since the 1930's and he's very knowledgeable about local history. He also tells me that a survivor of World War 2 also lived at 23 Thorpebank Road, a Polish lady called Mrs. Gadek who had her concentration camp number tattooed on her arm. She later died in the 1960's. 
Present day 23 Thorpebank Road where Percy lived while married and was also the home of concentration camp survivor of World War 2, Mrs. Gadek.
Thorpebank Road in the 1920's (photo LBHF)
Thorpebank Road in the 1920's (photo LBHF) Number 23 is on the left hand side just past the lamp post.
On the 1911 Census, Percy was living at 77 Lower Richmond Road, Putney. He was single and listed as a cheesemonger, living with his mother, who was listed as a widow. Her name was Kate Hudson, aged 61, her occupation was a fruiterer. She was born in Suffolk. Also listed was Percy's brother Thomas, aged 27, also cheesemonger. Thomas his brother was born in Battersea. Percy was born in Chelsea, although on Ancestry's website he's listed as being born in Fulham, but as Fulham borders Chelsea border each other I am not too concerned about this small second discrepancy. Another brother was living at the address, James, aged 26 a greengrocer born in Putney. Next was Julia Price. Aged 15, she was listed as being an adopted daughter to Kate. She has no occupation listed and was born in Northampton. There are also two boarders at the address. Mabel Byford, aged 26 born in Hammersmith and Fred Byford, neither has an occupation listed and Fred was born in Fulham. 


HUGHES J R - John Richard Hammond Hughes, Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery, 5th (London) Brigade. Died of pneumonia aged 23. Buried at St. Sever Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here. The son of the late William C Hughes of Fennant, Ruabon. And Mrs Janet Hughes 20, Dryburgh Road, Putney. A native of Ruabon, Denbighshire.*
HUNT Albert E - Albert Edward Hunt. I can't find Albert on the CWGC site but I did find him on the school admissions register for 1st May, 1902. He was born on the 26th May, 1890. His mother was Elizabeth Hunt of 22, Gardeners Lane, (now Felsham Road) Putney.

INGRAM P J –  Percy John Ingram. Gunner, Royal Horse Artillery F Bty, 14th Bde. Died of wounds 18th September, 1916. Buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme France. Photo of grave here. *
JEBB Arthur Beresford - Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery 'X' 16th Trench Mortar Bty. Died 17th June 1916 aged 19. The son of Mr. T. A. Jebb, of 4, Genoa Avenue, Putney. A native of Glasgow. Buried at Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Photo of grave here.
                                       The home of Arthur Jebb. 

JEFCOATE Frank M.B.E. Captain, Royal Air Force 111th Sqn. Mentioned in Dispatches. 

Died 14th February 1919 aged 37. Previously in the British Army , a Second Lieutenant. The son of Frank and Alice Jefcoate of South Africa and London. The husband of D.F. Jefcoate of Hillcrest, London Road, Stony Stratford, Bucks. Buried at Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine. Photo of grave here. I have been contacted by a family member of Capt. Jefcoate's who has given me a lot more very interesting information about him, including photographs. His parents had an address in Stony Stratford and Putney, namely 31, Bangalore Street, Putney. His parents had the house in the late 19th and early 20th century and this is where Frank lived before enlisting in the war. Prior to enlisting Frank was a teacher. He trained at St Mark's Training College S.W. London and attained certificates in music, hygiene, geometry, model and blackboard drawing and physical training. He also received instructor's certificate in life saving. He taught at St Mary's Boys School, Putney.
St. Mary's Boys School ( now St. Mary's CoE school) on Felsham Road. 


This photo dates from 1898 is of a class from St. Mary's Boys School. Frank Jefcoate may be in the photo, possibly the teacher one the right. I wonder if  any of these youngsters took part in World War One? (Photo courtesy of Rhonda, Winnipeg, Canada).
Here is a record of service supplied by Frank's relative.
Also provided was the notice of being 'deserving of special mention' that the RAF supplied to the London Gazette.
Prior to WW1 he enlisted in the 25th Battalion County of London Regiment (Cyclists) taking his oath and declaration in Fulham House Putney Bridge on the 23 February 1909. He trained in Lewes, Sussex.
                                   Captain Frank Jefcoate.
Captain Jefcoate's home at 31, Bangalore Street, Putney.The home backs onto the school he taught at.
See the bottom of the blog for an entry in the parish magazine regarding Mr. Jefcoate.

JEFFERIES William – Private, Prince of Wales's Volunteers, (South Lancashire Regiment). 2nd Bn. Killed in action on the 21st August, 1918 aged 25. Buried at Locre No.10 Cemetery, Belgium. Photo of grave here. On the 1911 Census William was living at 114 Felsham Road, Putney. The house no longer stands. Two families were occupying the house. With William was his father, also William who was aged 55 and a general labourer, he was born in Halesworth, Suffolk. Next was William's mother, Mary who was aged 55, she was born in Putney. Then there was Louise, William's sister, who was 21 and a laundry maid, she was also born in Putney. William was aged 18 was classed as unemployed and was born in Putney too.
William is on the admissions register for St. Mary's Boys School, Felsham Road, Putney. 

I think there may be a spelling error of William's name in the school admissions register (not the first one I've found either). In the register his name is spelt William Jeffries. But there are similarities to the above William Jefferies. It states his father is also called William but the address differs to the above. They were then living at 10, Biggs Row, Putney. The admissions register was for 26th August, 1902. William was born on 17th March, 1893. Which would have made him 25 at the time of his death which matches with what is on the CWGC site.
JOHNSON Harold G - Harold George Johnson, Lieutenant, Grenadier Guards, 1st Bn. Killed in action on the 7th August, 1917 aged 20. Buried at Artillery Wood Cemetery, Belgium. Photo of grave here. The son of Henry T and Ethel Johnson (nee Mason) of 8, Malbrook Road, Putney.* 
JOHNSON H -   Henry Ellis Johnson, Rifleman, Rifle Brigade, 1st Bn.Killed in action on the 6th July, 1915 aged 26. Buried at Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Photo of grave here. The son of Henry and Louisa Johnson of 17, Glendarvon Street, Putney. Henry was born in Roehampton and lived in Putney.*
JOHNSON J S -        More research needed.

JOHNSON William -  A possible match was found on the St. Mary's Boys School admissions register for 1899. There was a William Johnson who was born on the 27th January, 1891. His father was James Johnson but the address they lived at has been omitted in the register.       
JONES Thomas C -  More research needed.
JUPP George H – Private, East Surrey Regiment, 1st Bn. Died 1st August 1918 aged 21. The son of Joseph John and Annie Jupp of Putney. Buried at Tannay British Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here. I did find a Frank Jupp aged 10 on the 1898 St. Mary's Boys School admissions register and as Jupp is quite an unusual name I'm going to assume they were related. Possibly cousins but hopefully brothers. Frank lived at 8, Labourers Cottages, Putney. His guardian was Hope Jupp.
KELLY Harry - More research needed
KENNY William - “
KEYWORTH George -
KIRK Charles Walter Ernest - Private, Middlesex Regiment 12th Bn. Died 17th February 1917 aged 24. The son of Mr. W and Mrs. J Kirk of 14, Labourer's Cottages, Lower Common, Putney. Photo of grave here.
I have found Charles Kirk on the 1911 Census.  He was then aged 17 and then an under gardener, he was born in Putney. Charles was living with his parents. His father was William Kirk aged 61, a masons labourer and he was born in Putney. His mother was aged 57 and a shirt ironer at a laundry. She was born in Easthorpe, Essex. Charles was their only child and at the time of the census they had been married 36 years. So it appears that they had been married for 19 years before Charles was born and his mother was aged 40 when she had him. 
KIRK R T - More research needed.
KIRKPATRICK John F – Lance Corporal, London Regiment (London Scottish) 1st/14th Bn. Died 29th August 1918, age unknown. Family unknown. No known grave. Remembered on the Vis En Artois Memorial, France.
KNIGHT Geoffrey – No record on CWGC

LANCASTER Robert – Second Lieutenant, Norfolk Regiment 7th Bn. Died 28th April 1917 aged 36. The son of Sir William and Lady Lancaster of Putney. (Sir William was co-founder of the Putney School of Art in Oxford Road.) The husband of Clare B Lancaster of 16, St. Petersburgh Place, London. Buried at Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here.

LEE F – Felix Lee, Driver, Royal Field Artillery, 237th (London) Bde. Died on the 19th July, 1916 aged 27. Buried at Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France. Photo of grave here. The son of Mr. and Mrs Lee of 20, Maxwell Road, Fulham. The husband of Florence Edith Lee of 104, Sherbrooke Road, Fulham.*
LESTER Henry Albert - Lance Corporal, South Wales Borderers 1st Bn. Killed in action 21st October 1914 aged 26. The son of Alfred and Adelaide Lester of 6, Seymour Row, Putney. Buried at Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium. Photo of grave here. 
Seymour Row was close to 126 Felsham Road, Putney. With thanks to Mike Bull for this information which he gleaned from Kelly's Directories of the time.
LEWIS D Elwyn -  Second Lieutenant, Royal Welsh Fusiliers 16th Bn. Died 18th September 1918 aged 31. The son of Thomas and Mary Lewis of 31, Clancarty Road, Fulham. A clerk at Parr's Bank, Bartholomew Lane, E.C. Also a member of the Radnor Street Welsh Church. A native of Chelsea. Below is a photo of Parr's Bank Amateur Fire Brigade of 1912. I don't know if Elwyn is in the photo (no one knows the names of the men in the photograph) but he may have been in the photo. I think he may have known some of the men and it helps us see a little bit more from the lives of men like Elwyn. He left Parr's Bank before enlisting but I still think this is a lovely photograph and worthy of inclusion in this blog.
Photo kindly provided by Royal Bank of Scotland Archives. Here's a link to RBS's website remembering their fallen employees from World War One. Well worth looking at. 
LEWIS G – George Lewis, Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, H.M.S. Raglan. Died 20th January, 1918 aged 31. Buried at Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey. Photo of grave here. The husband of Florence Rachael Lewis, of 111, Dover House Road, Putney.*
George Lewis' former home.

LINDSEY Douglas – Captain, 5th Dorsetshire Regiment, 3rd Bn. Killed instantly in the trenches on 17th December 1917 aged 20. No family details, but commemorated on family stone at Putney Vale Cemetery (photo to follow). Buried at Loos British Cemetery, France. 

LINDUP A E – Private, London Regiment 23rd Bn. Died 2nd March 1919. No known grave. His name is on the war memorial at Putney Vale Cemetery (photo at end of blog). The husband of M. A. Lindup of 8, College Street, Putney. 
                           The former home of Private Lindup.
LOCKE George – I could only find George on the 1911 Census. He was then aged 16 and living with his family at 6 Modder Place, Putney. He was born in Putney and was working as a shop boy. His mother was a widow and her name was Mary Ann Locke aged 42 and a charwoman. She states on the form that she had eight children but four died. The eldest child was Mary Sarah, aged 20, a daily servant. Next was Emily Lousia (as it has been transcribed and also as it looks on the original document) she was aged 18 and also a daily servant. The mother and both sisters were born in Richmond, Surrey. Next on the census was George and then William Patrick aged 8, a scholar. Both George and William were born in Putney. I have also found a George Locke on the St, Mary's Boys School admissions register for 1904. The ages match but not the addresses but the register predates the Census by seven years. On the school register it states George was born on the 12th January, 1895 and his father was Charles Locke. They were living at 8a, Olivette Street, Putney.
                            George Locke's former home.

LONGMAN Arthur John - Serjeant, London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles) 2nd/16th Bn. Also cited on TWGPP as being in Queen Victoria's Rifles). Killed in action on 27th November 1917 aged 23 (33 on CWGC, 23 on TWGPP which has two entries for Serjeant Longman, so more research needed). The son of John and Annie Longman of 65, Lower Richmond Road, Putney. Buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery. Photo of grave here
                                 The home of Arthur Longman.
LONGMAN F W - Frank Longman, Rifleman, London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles) 16th Bn. Killed 14th August, 1917 aged 34. Buried at Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium. Photo of grave here. The son of John and Annie Longman of 65, Lower Richmond Road, Putney. 
LYDIATT George – Rifleman, King's Royal Rifle Corps, 12th Bn. Died 16th January 1918 aged 27. The son of the late Stephen Lydiatt and Ellen Connell (formerly Lydiatt) of 34, Eastbury Grove, Chiswick. I have found George on the St. Mary's Boys School admissions register for 1898. George was born on the 4th of June 1890. His father is documented as Stephen Lydiatt (so age and father's name matches) and they were living at 3, Nubia Terrace, Putney.
McHATTON D J – Driver, Royal Field Artillery, C Bty 190th Bde. Died 27th May 1917 age unknown. Buried at Putney Vale Cemetery, photo of grave here.

McKENNA N – Lance Corporal, London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles) 16th Bn. Died of wounds 8th July 1916 aged 29. The son of George Frederick Neil McKenna and Florence McKenna of 52, Lower Sloane Street, Chelsea, which is the current site of the Sloane Club. When McKenna lived here it was a residential building. Born at Tonbridge, Kent. Buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Photo of grave here.
52 Lower Sloane Street where N McKenna used to live. It is now the Sloane Club but in McKenna's day it was an apartment block.


McLEOD Alan Arnett (V.C) – Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps.  Awarded the Victoria Cross.
                                      Lt. A. McLeod V.C. 
(photo in the public domain)

Citation

An extract from the "London Gazette," dated 1st May, 1918, records the following:-"Whilst flying with his observer (Lt. A. W. Hammond, M.C.), attacking hostile formations by bombs and machine-gun fire, he was assailed at a height of 5,000 feet by eight enemy triplanes, which dived at him from all directions, firing from their front guns. By skilful manoeuvring he enabled his observer to fire bursts at each machine in turn, shooting three of them down out of control. By this time Lt. McLeod had received five wounds, and whilst continuing the engagement a bullet penetrated his petrol tank and set the machine on fire. He then climbed out on to the left bottom plane, controlling his machine from the side of the fuselage, and by side-slipping steeply kept the flames to one side, thus enabling the observer to continue firing until the ground was reached. The observer had been wounded six times when the machine crashed in " No Man's Land," and 2nd Lt. McLeod, not withstanding his own wounds, dragged him away from the burning wreckage at great personal risk from heavy machine-gun fire from the enemy's lines. This very gallant pilot was again wounded by a bomb whilst engaged in this act of rescue, but he persevered until he had placed Lt. Hammond in comparative safety, before falling himself from exhaustion and loss of blood."

He died later that same year of influenza on 6th November 1918 aged 19. On TWGPP it states he was British but he was born in Canada.  He was the son of Dr. A N McLeod and Margaret Lilian McLeod of 491, River Avenue, Winnipeg. He is buried at Winnipeg (Old Kildonan) Presbyterian Cemetery, Manitoba, Canada. Photo of grave here. More research is needed to find out why his name is on the Putney war memorial.
I'm currently liaising with the Manitoba Historical Society to see if I can find a link between Lt. McLeod and Putney. They sent me a couple of very interesting links telling more of the story of this brave young man.


and here

http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/mcleod_alan_arnett_14E.html


There is a dedicated Wikipedia page to Lt. McLeod  here.


MARELS Clifford Coates – Private, Machine Gun Corps, 101st (Bucks and Berks) Bn. Died 21st November 1917 aged 21. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine. Photo of grave here. He is also named on a family grave in Putney Vale Cemetery. He was the son of C H S and Alice M Marels of 65, Mexfield Road, Putney. Clifford is also mentioned on the Methodist Church memorial on Upper Richmond Road, Putney. See photo at the bottom of the blog of the memorial.
                              Clifford Marels former home.
MARSON William Arthur- Born in 1893. Rifleman, London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles) 21st Bn. Killed in action 22nd December 1916 aged 23. Buried Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium. Photo of grave here. The son of Edward and Louisa A Marson of 23 Gay Street, Felsham Road, Putney. 
Gay Street is almost impossible to identify today so here's an old map of where it was sited. Gay Street presently runs off  Felsham Road which used to be named Gardeners Lane.

Gay Street location on the Ordnance Survey map for 1916.



The following information was kindly supplied by Jonathan, who has a particular interest in the First Surrey Rifles. 
Brother: Thomas Edward William Marson was born 1891
Sister: Lilian Margaret Marson was born 1901
Brother: Edward Charles Marson was born 1895

Sister: Lilian M Marson was born 1900
In 1901 William was living with his family at 28 Gay Street, Putney.
More info here:
https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2937598
MATTHEWS Hubert – More research needed.
MATTHEWS John - Private, East Surrey Regiment 8th Bn. Died on the 4th April, 1918. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. John was born in Putney and that's all we know about him.*
MATTHEWS W -  Private, Hampshire Regiment. Died 12th October 1917 aged 20. Buried at Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery. Photo of grave here. The son of William Thomas and Henrietta Matthews of 3 Labourers Cottages, Lower Common, Putney. A neighbour at No. 3 also lost their son the same year.
MELLISH Charles - Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st Bn. Killed in action on the 22nd of September, 1914. He has no known grave and is remembered on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, France. There is no record of him on the 1911 Census (except for one man with the same name living in Lambeth) but I did find a Charles Mellish on the 1901 Census who was then aged 14 and living at 26 Point Pleasant, Putney. So I feel this is the most likely one to be named named on the memorial. Charles was living with his father Thomas, aged 59, a gardener and his mother Emma aged 58, an 'ironer'. He has a brother John, aged 17 and a labourer. There is a younger brother too, Robert aged 10. All of the family were born in Wandsworth. 

MEREDITH Eric Dunfee - Second Lieutenant, Royal Fusiliers 32Bn. Died 7th October 1916 aged 20. No known grave. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme France. The son of Howard Walter and Blanche Meredith of 105, Kenilworth Court, Putney. 
           Eric Meredith lived in a flat in this apartment block.
MERRICK F - More research needed.

MIDDLEMASS Leonard George - Private, Machine-gun Corps (Infantry) 103 Bn. Died 5th October 1918 aged 25. Buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery Wimille, France. Photo of grave here.   The son of John Charles and Emily Middlemass of Putney.
MILLEN - No other details on the memorial so unable to research.
MILLS Colin Charles - Corporal, London Regiment C Coy (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles). Died 11th February 1916 aged 23. Buried at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Loos, France. Photo of grave here. The son of Mrs. Rosalind Mills, 77 Erpingham Road, Putney. 
                                   The home of Colin Mills.
MILLS W J -  William John Mills, Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force, 20th Sqn and 20th (Tyneside Scottish) Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds on the 4th September, 1918 aged 23. Buried at Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here. His mother requested the following be written on the grave; 
"He greatly loved, he greatly lived and died mightily". 
The son of John and Ada Jane Mills of 59, Mexfield Road, Putney. In his will William left £309.8s.3d to his father "John Mills retired smith".*
2nd Lt. William John Mills. Portrait photograph that hangs in Putney Library. 
MONEY Gordon W - Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, H.M.S. Vanguard. Died 9th July 1917 aged 23. Killed during by accidental internal explosion on ship at Scapa Flow with all but two hands lost. (He is one of two names on the memorial who died on H.M.S Vanguard on the same day. The other casualty was Captain DICK James Douglas). No known grave, remembered on Chatham Naval Memorial. Gordon was the son of George William and Annie Alice of 44, Clarendon Road, Putney. 
                            Gordon Money's former home.
MOORE Herbert L – More research needed.
MOORE Fred C - I have found a Frederick Moore on the admissions register for Putney Boys School for 1904. Fred was born on the 5th December, 1892. His father was Henry and they lived at 10, Gwalior Road, Putney. Peter Trott* has also found a Fred Moore, who is on the CWGC site. His details are; Private, London Regiment (London Scottish) 14th Bn. Killed in action on the 7th September, 1916. Buried at Maroeuil British Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here. A resident of Clapham.
MORGAN Fred - Frederick Charles Morgan, Private, London Regiment (London Scottish) 1st/14th Bn. Killed in action on the 1st July, 1916. No known grave, remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. A resident of Hackney.* 

MORRISON Charles Stanley - Sergeant, Royal Air Force, 37th Kite Balloon Section, 10th Bn. Killed in action with six other casualties on 5th September 1918 aged 27. Buried at Vis En Artois Cemetery Haucourt, France. Photo of grave here. The son of Charles Paul and Eliza Morrison. The husband of Jean Lilian Passingham (formerly Morrison) of Middle Farm, Durley, Bishop's Waltham, Hants. Charles was born in Putney and attended St. Mary's Boy's School (now St. Mary's CofE School) on Felsham Road, Putney.
On the school register it states he was admitted on 6th May, 1895 and his date of birth was 5th August 1891.

MORRISON Herbert H -  Herbert Henry Morrison, Able Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS Hawke. Killed 15th October, 1914 aged 37. No known grave, Herbert is on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. The son of the late Charles and Maria Morrison, of Putney. The husband of Alice Maud Morrison of 19, Chandon Avenue, Ealing. 

MUNDAY F - More research needed.
MUNDEN Frederick James - Private, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 11th Bn. Died 16th December 1917 age 33. Buried at La Brique Military Cemetery No. 2, Belgium. Photo of grave here. The son of F W and J E Munden of Putney. The husband of Agnes Fanny Munday of 12, Trewint Street, Earlsfield, London. 
MURPHY William - Sergeant, The Gloucestershire Regiment, 8th Bn. Killed in action aged 21 on the 30th of July, 1916. No known grave so is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. According to the 1911 Census William was born in Putney and lived at 37 Pentlow Street, Putney. He was then aged 16, and was an assistant gardener. He was living with his mother Annie, a widow and she was born in Milford, Suffolk. Also there was his sister Julia aged 20 who worked in a ball factory. His other sister was Norah aged 18 and also listed as working in a ball factory. Also living there was Annie's grandson, Albert Kennett aged six. They have a servant called Ellen Randall, aged 26. All of the children were born in Putney. I have found a William Murphy on the St. Mary's Boys School admissions register for 1902. The ages match so I am confident this is the same William. He was born on the 27th November, 1894 and his father was Michael Murphy and they lived at 2, Cop's Buildings, Putney.
                            William Murphy's former home.

MUSSELWHITE George William Valentine – Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery, 'A' Bty. 182nd Bde. Died 2nd July 1916 aged 17. Buried at Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Photo of grave here. The son of Mrs. Susan Musselwhite of 7, Dyer's Lane, Putney. 
NASH Leonard Edward – Private, Royal Fusiliers, 12th Bn. Died of wounds 21st July 1917 age 19. Buried at Wimeraux Communal Cemetery. Photo of grave here. The son of Edward John and Florence Howe Nash of Putney.
NAUSTON Fred - No matches on CWGC or TWGPP, more research needed.
NEWTON A –  Arthur Newton who attended St. Mary's Boys School. His entry on the school admissions register in 1903 states that he was born on the 16th December, 1893. He started school here in 1903 with his elder brother Henry.  They lived in the High Street, Putney. Peter Trott* also found Arthur in his research;
Lance Corporal, East Yorkshire Regiment, 1st/4th Bn. Killed in action on the 23rd March, 1918 aged 24. No known grave but he is remembered Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Born in Fulham and the son of Henry and Jane Newton of 34, Limes Road, West Croydon. On the 1911 Census Arthur was living with his family at 39, Stephendale Road, Fulham. His father was Henry aged 46, a carman who was born in Limehouse Street. Arthur's mother was Jane Newton aged 42, she was born in Causton Street, Westminster. His sister was Jane E Newton, aged 22, a domestic cook who was born at 2, Cassidy Street, Fulham. His brother was Thomas Henry Newton aged 20. He was employed as a carman at a lime and cement company and was born at Townmead Road, Fulham. Next was Arthur, then aged 18. He was a harness makers assistant and was also born at Townmead Road, Fulham. Lastly came Edward Walter Newton, aged 8. He was born at 80, Protheroe Road, Fulham.*
NICHOLS Norman C – Most likely to be Charles Norman Cubitt Nichols. Private, Grenadier Guards 3rd Bn. Killed in action on the 9th of October, 1915 aged 40. There is no known grave, he is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France. The son of Daniel and Eliza Cubitt-Nichols. On the list for the 1911 Census he is listed as living at 130 Felsham Road Court. I can't find a Felsham Court Road anywhere in the UK. There is a Felsham Road in Putney however so I think this must be the man named on the memorial. Also Cranleigh School in Surrey have him listed on their memorial here.
NIXON Lionel P – Lionel Phillip Nixon, 2nd Lt. Middlesex Regiment 23rd Bn. Killed in action 15th September 1916 age 28. No known grave, mentioned on Thiepval Memorial.
On the 1911 Census Lionel was listed as living at 5 Sheen Park, Richmond. He lives with his mother Eleanor M Nixon. She was listed as married but there was no husband listed on the census return. Eleanor was 57. Lionel was aged 23 and was born in Clapham, his occupation was listed as a press reporter. Living at the address are also Lionel's brother and sisters. One sister, Mary Winifred who was aged 24, her occupation was also listed as a press reporter. Another sister Elsie Martha was 19 and has no occupation listed. Brother Sidney Vincent, age 17 was listed as working at the stock exchange. There was also someone called Alexander Nixon, who was simply listed as a guest whose occupation is a gentleman at the Bank of England. Finally there is a servant named Florence Jowett aged 24. 
OAK Lewis – (N.B. Spelt Louis on CWGC from original documents) I think this may be the only spelling error on the memorial as both the Census of 1911 and Ancestry's website have the spelling as 'Louis'. His details were;  Private, Royal Fusiliers 8th Bn. Died 5th August 1916 aged 21. Buried at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. No photo available. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Oak of Putney.
According to the Census of 1911 Louis was born in Whitechapel and lived at 119 High Street, Putney with his family. His father was Philip Oak, age 45 a 'tailor maker', his mother was Rose Oak, age 43. They had five children, one boy and four daughters, all born in Whitechapel. The siblings of Louis were Lily, age 18 a tailoress, Miriam, age 17 who was a music hall artist, Phoebe, age 13, is a school. Louis was then aged 15 was a tailor's assistant. Interestingly both of Louis' parents were born in Riga, Russia (now in Latvia). I'm going to do more research to find out why they came to the East End of London.
OAKEY Cyril – There is no Cyril but there is a Cecil John Oakey on the CWGC site who lived in Putney. So I am going to assume that this another spelling error on the memorial scroll. Private, London Regiment 13th Kensington Bn. He died of wounds at home on the 1st March, 1917 aged 21. He is buried at Putney Vale Cemetery. Photo of grave here. On the 1911 Census Cecil was living with his family at 7, Lacy Road, Putney. His father was John Minett Oakey aged 45, a general labourer in a brewery. He was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire. Cecil's mother was Margaret Jane Oakey aged 50. It states that she had no children and that they'd been married ten years. Both of their children are older than ten so I'm going to assume they are her stepchildren. The eldest child is Eveline Muriel Oakey aged 17, a dressmaker who was born in Fulham. Next was Cecil then aged 15, a storekeeper in an a electric lighting works, he was born in Fulham too. Also on the census is Ebenezer Oakey, brother to Cecil's father. Ebenezer is aged 50 and a police pensioner and he was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire too. Ebenezer's wife was Bessie Oakey was 46 and was born in Chudleigh, Devon. There was also a boarder at the address, Ernest Craske aged 20, he was a coach builder and was born in Long Melford, Suffolk.*
ORCHIN Frederick –  Frederick James Askin Orchin, Sergeant, Royal Sussex Regiment 9th Bn. Killed in action on 13th February 1916 age not known. Buried at Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Belgium.  Photo of grave here. Fred was born in Putney. He was married to Esther, who received a War Gratuity of £10.7.3. I cannot find any record of  Fred on the Census of 1911. There was a Sydney Orchin living at 144 Felsham Road, Putney, who was probably a relative as Orchin is an unusual surname. 
PALMER Frederick – Unable to find on CWGC. On the 1911 Census there are only two Fred Palmer's living in Wandsworth. One does however, live in Putney but I can't find him among any sites listing the war dead. This particular Fred Palmer lived at 29 Holroyd Place, Putney.  In 1911 he was 37 years old and an architect, married with children. He has written his name on the census form as Frederick C B Palmer.
PARSLOW George – Most likely to be; Cpl, Rifle Brigade 7th Bn. Killed in action on the 18th of August, 1916 in the Somme. George is buried at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, France. Photo of grave here. George was born in Putney and lived in Tooting. There is no record for him on the 1911 Census.
PARTRIDGE Francis J – Best match on CWGC Francis Joseph Partridge, Private, Royal Fusiliers 9th Bn. Died 27th March 1918 age unknown. No known grave, remembered on the Pozieres Memorial. More research needed.
PATCHETT Ernest J – Rifleman, King's Royal Rifle Corps 2nd Bn. Died 31st October 1914 aged 30. No known grave, remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. The husband of Edith Mary Patchett of 137 Bendemeer Road, Putney.
PAWLEY Charles - Charles Edward Pawley. Bombardier, Royal Horse Artillery B Bty, Mentioned in Dispatches. Killed in action on the 7th August, 1915 aged 25. Buried at Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey. Photo of memorial stone here. Charles was the son of Charles and Catherine Ellen Pawley of 31, Hawkes  (spelt Hawks on google maps) Road, Kingston on Thames. Charles was born in Fulham.* Strangely enough as I was looking on the CWGC site I found another Charles Pawley (Victor Charles Pawley) who died on the same day but in 1940! He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery, in Wandsworth so I'm sure the two must be related, maybe son and father. I will investigate further. 
PAY Herbert William - Rifleman, London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade) 5th Bn. Died 1st January 1919 aged 24. Buried at Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery, London. Photo of grave here. The son of Mr. W S and M F Pay of 10, Burstock Road, Putney.
PEARCE Charles H – More research needed.
PERMAN F W- Lance Corporal, 20th Hussars. Died 16th September 1914 aged 23. Buried at Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Germany. Photo of grave here. The son of C J Perman (RSM 14th Hussars) and Margaret Perman of 9, Charlwood Terrace, Putney. 
The home of F W Perman. It looks as if he lived over the entrance to a mews or stable. There are windows at the back over the archway.
PERROTT B – Most likely to be (more research needed) Benjamin Perrott, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery C Bty. 112th Bde. Killed in action on 28th September 1918 aged 32. Buried at Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme France. Photo of grave here. The son of Joseph Stone Perrott and Harriet Jane Perrott. 


PERRY Ernest S - There isn't enough information on CWGC to find Ernest. Please note that the name below of Oscar Perry whose middle name was Ernest. This has led to a lot of confusing information when searching for Ernest S Perry. Anyway, I did find an Ernest Perry (minus the S of his middle name) on the 1911 Census, so I'll include his details here just on the off chance it is 'our' Ernest. On the census it lists Ernest as living at 3 Fanthorpe Street, Putney. His father was Edwin James Perry, age 56 whose occupation is that of a telephonist with the post office. His mother was Julia Perry, aged 47.  Ernest had seven siblings, they were; Herbert aged 26, a shop assistant in an ironmongers. James aged 20, was a mechanic in the motor trade, Ernest was a fitter, also in the motor trade. Mabel, was aged 14, Reginald was 11, Florence was 10, Beatrice was 7 and Robert was three. Ernest's father was born in Haverstock (?) Wiltshire, his mum was born in Woodham Ferrers, Essex. All of the children were born in Putney. There is a Ernest O Perry on the Methodist Church war memorial on Upper Richmond Road, Putney. A photo of the memorial is at the bottom of this blog.

PERRY Oscar - See above re Ernest Perry. On CWGC there is an Ernest Oscar Perry so I will assume this is the same person as listed on the memorial. 
Private, London Regiment, 23rd (County of London) Regiment. Killed in action on 23rd March 1916. Ernest is buried at Quatre-Vents Military Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here.  Oscar's mother  requested that the words "until the dawn" be engraved on the stone. At the time of his death Oscar's family was living at 22, Ashlone Road, Putney. This street is only about 100 meters from Ernest Perry's home. On the 1911 Census the family were living at 6 Roskell Road, Putney, about two streets from Ashlone Road. At that time Oscar was aged 14 and it states he was born in Fulham. Oscar's father was Charles Perry, aged 45, a ticket inspector for an omnibus company, he was born in Chelmsford, Essex. His mother was Jessie, aged 41, she too was born in Chelmsford, Essex. He had one older brother called Charles, who was a shop assistant in a music warehouse. Oscar had one sister, Elizabeth aged 8, who was born in Putney. They also had Oscar's aunt, his father's sister, living with them. Her name was Clara McCubbin and she was aged 44, a widow and was born in Chelmsford, Essex. She was listed as a visitor.
PETT Thomas - According to the military deaths on the Ancestry web site there is only one Thomas Pett that fits and it states he was born in Putney and that was Thomas Henry Pett, Private, London Regiment, (London Scottish) 14th Bn. Service number 3530. Killed in action on 13th October, 1915. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France. On the 1911 Census I did find a Thomas Henry Pett who lived in Putney, but it states he was born in Edgware, London, then Middlesex. As the census was completed by his father, the place of birth was more likely to be correct. On the census, Thomas was living at 30, Howards Lane, Putney. He was aged 20 and was a 'railway servant'. His father was Tom Pett, aged 54 and a domestic gardener. He was born in Coulsdon, Surrey. Thomas' mother was Eliza Jane, aged 53.  She was born in Cavan, Ireland. Thomas had one sibling, Arthur George aged 16, his occupation is that of a garden boy and he was born in Putney. Also living with the family was Thomas' uncle, Maurice Pett aged 47, a jobbing gardener who was born in Coulsdon, Surrey.
I have found Thomas Pett on the St. Mary's Boys School admissions register for 1898. Thomas was born on the 5th July, 1890. His father was also called Thomas and they lived at 5, Atlas Cottages, Howards Lane, Putney.
PIERCE John - More research needed.
PIESING Clarence de Jersey - Private, Royal Inniskilling
Fusiliers 8th Bn. Died 16th August 1917 aged 19. No known grave, remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. The son of George S Piesing of 32, Lebanon Gardens, Wandsworth. 
The following is from Peter's* research. Clarence was on the 1911 Census. He was living with his family at 139, Hurlingham Road, Fulham. His father was George Samuel Piesing aged 58, a basket maker, he was born in Guernsey, Channel Islands, as was the rest of the family, wife and children apart from Clarence who was born in Fulham. Charles' mother was Winnie Elizabeth Piesing, aged 54. The eldest sister was Amy Agnes Piesing, age 28, a shorthand typist. Nest was Mabel Alice Piesing (who completed the census form) aged 27, a bookkeeper. Next was Evelyn Mary Piesing, aged 25, a dressmaker. Then came Clifford Piesing aged 24, a postman. Then Clarence, aged 13 and in school. Finally there was listed a boarder. A Mrs. Marchant, aged 52 a widow. No occupation listed and her place of birth is listed as unknown.
Update; August 2017. I've been contacted by Clarence Piesing's great nephew who lives in Australia, his name is Mark Robinson. He's visiting the UK and in particular Putney because on the 16th August it was the 100th anniversary of Clarence's death. Mark has also visited Ypres where Clarence died. The lovely touch to this story is the coincidence between Clarence and Private George Honeyball, they both died on the same day and Clarence was with the 8th Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers and George was with the 7th BattalionInniskilling Fusiliers. I'm just so pleased that this blog was the catalyst for this fascinating co-incidence. I wonder if the two men knew each other?
Here's the photo of Mark pointing out Clarence's name on the scroll in St. Mary's church, Putney.
Below is a photo of Clarence Piesing's childhood home at 139 Hurlingham Road, Fulham. It was where he was living in 1911 aged 11.



PLANK Charles Edgar – Serjeant, Royal Sussex Regiment 'A' Coy. 12th Bn. Died 20th September 1917 aged 28. No nown grave, remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial, Somme, France. The son of William Charles Eliza Ann Plank of 42, Hazlewell Road, Putney.
                            The home of Charles Plank.
PLANT M – likely to be Matthew Plant (more research needed) Private, Machine-gun Corps (Infantry). Died 27th May 1918 age unknown. No known grave, remembered on Soissons Memorial, France.

PLESTED Horace George – Second Lieutenant, Manchester
Regiment 4th Bn. Attd 16th Bn. Died 30th July 1916 aged 19. No known grave, remembered on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace T Plested of 48, Lacy Road, Putney. 
Horace Plested's home in Lacy Road.
POWELL C – Charles Bellenden Powell. Lance Corporal, Royal Engineers, Inland Water Transport. Died 24th January, 1916 aged 36. Buried at Calais Southern Cemetery. Photo of grave here.*

POYNDER John – Private, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 'B' Coy. 1st Bn. Died 23rd July 1916 aged 19. No known grave, remembered at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. The son of Thomas and Amy Jane Poynder of Lyndhurst, 7 Vera Road, Fulham.

PREECE Edward Charles – Private, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 7th Bn. Died 10th August 1917 aged 34. No known grave, remembered on Menin Gate (Ypres) Belgium. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Preece of 32, Rutland Street, Pimlico and the husband of Madeline Susan Preece of 26, Borneo Street, Putney.
                                     Edward Preece's former home in Putney.
As a matter of interest Edward Preece lived next door to A E Howell. Here are their two homes.
                      Howell lived on the left and Preece on the right. They died within four months of each other. They were not in the same regiment however.
PRESS Archibald Manning – Serjeant, London Regiment (London Scottish) 'F' Coy. 1st/14th Bn. Died of wounds at the battle of Loos on the 22nd October 1915 aged 25. Buried in Nunhead Cemetery, London. The son of Walter Manning Press and Kate Alice Press of 1, Fanthorpe Street, Putney. Born Herne Hill.
                       The home of Archibald Press.
PRIDHAM Sidney - More research needed but likely to be Pridham S A – Rifleman, King's Royal Rifle Corps 2nd Bn. Died 13th January 1919 age unknown. Buried at Les Baraques Military Cemetery Sangatte, France. Photo of grave here.
RAGGETT George – I could find no one of this name on CWGC or on the military dead page of Ancestry website who had any connection to Wandsworth.I did find an Arthur George Raggett who was living in Lambeth and had been born in Mitcham, Surrey on the 1911 Census. 
RANDALL Joseph James - Rifleman, Rifle Brigade 3rd Bn. Died 1st February 1915 aged 31. No known grave, remembered on Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. The son of Joseph and Sarah Randall, the husband of Margaret Blackman (formerly Randall) of 3, Sadler's Buildings, Putney Common.
Sadler's Buildings no longer exist but here they are shown on an old map

RAYNER J – More research needed. 
RAYNER L K - Second Lieutenant, Royal Sussex Regiment 13th Bn attd 116th Bn. Mortar Bty. Died 18th April 1917 aged 27. Buried at Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium. Photo of grave here. The son of Arthur Leopold and Charlotte Annie Rayner of 17, Dryburgh Road, Putney.
                                  The home of L K Rayner.
REACHER Stanley William – Captain, Rifle Brigade 16th Bn. Killed in action, 4th July 1916 aged 23. Buried at Le Touret Military Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here. His family received £96.16.4 from the War Gratuity Fund.
 The son of John William and Emily B. S. Reacher of 'Arkindale', 51, Putney Hill, 
Putney, wrongly states 61 on CWGC but on the 1911 Census form which Stanley's father wrote 51, so I am assuming this is correct.Capt. Reacher's home no longer exists. There stands a relatively modern block of flats in its grounds. Here are the homes on close by on the same side which demonstrate probably that Capt. Reacher's home was a substantial property. 
 Properties a few yards from of Capt. Reacher's home.

On the 1911 Census form Stanley was aged 19, he was born in Putney on 2nd November, 1892.  He was employed as a stock broker's clerk. His father was John William, aged 50, a stocks and shares broker, he was born in Dundee. His mother was Emily Beatrice Sauto Reacher, she was 43 and had been born in St. Austell, Cornwall. Their eldest child was Dorothy Sauto, aged 20 who was not working and was born in Kensington. After Stanley comes Kathleen Frances Irene aged 13, who was born in Putney. Then Olive Margaret aged 11, also born in Putney as was Stanley. 
Next listed on the census are the servants. Jennie Hennequart, aged 33 who was a housemaid, she was born in Boulogne, France. Next was Mabel Emily Death, aged 25, a parlour maid was born in Putney. Then there was Harriet Ann Hawksley, aged 40 who was the cook, she was born in Grimsby. Lastly there was Ethel Rose Fuller aged 23, who was born in Tunbridge Wells and was the children's nurse. 
The house has 17 rooms. So there are the parents, the four children and four servants in total living at the house. 
Capt. Reacher is also mentioned on the war memorial in the Methodist Church on Upper Richmond Road, Putney. See the photo at the bottom of this blog of the memorial.

The following photograph and extract is from the wonderful Roll of Honour website regarding Captain Reacher. Link below.

http://www.roll-of-honour.com/London/StockExchange.html

Here is the entry from the website.

Capt. Reacher's Colonel describes him 'as brave as a lion'.


From the Roll of Honour Website. REACHER, STANLEY WILLIAM, Capt., 16th (Service) Battn. The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own), only s. of John William Reacher, of Arkindale, Putney Hill, London, S.W., Retired Stockbroker, by his wife, Emily Santo, dau. of the late John Crowle. of Phillimore Gardens, Kensington, W.; b. Putney, S.W., 2 Nov. 1892; educ. Willington School there; St. Paul's School, and Hann-Münden, near Cassel, Germany; subsequently joined the staff of Messrs. Gordon L. Jacobs & Co., of the London Stock Exchange, with whom be remained until the outbreak of war; joined the Artists' Rifles in Sept. 1914; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. The Royal Warwickshire Regt. 10 Feb. 1915; transferred to the 16th Regt. The Rifle Brigade the following month; was promoted Lieut. in July, and Capt. in Sept.; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Feb. 1916, and died in hospital at Bethune 4 July following, from wounds received in action a few hours previously, during a night raid upon the enemy's trenches near Festubert. Buried in the British Cemetery at Le Touret. His Colonel wrote “In a large raid on the German trenches your son was gallantly leading his men when he was mortally wounded in the chest, and died the following morning. He led most gallantly, and his men avenged his death well. The operations were a great success, and your son's gallant charge through the enemy's wire, and on to the parapet, where he was wounded, had a great deal to do with that success. He had all the best attributes of a soldier; brave as a lion, he had done most excellent patrol work without flinching and went into action with a smile. He will be hard to replace in the battalion. My own personal loss is great," and Capt. Brickwood, his senior in the company, who received the D.S.O. for his part in the raid, wrote: "He was a keen soldier. I see him now, leading his men across the enemy trenches that night, encouraging them on, until he got hurt. . . . I have lost my best friend." 

READER Robert – I could only find one Robert Reader on the electoral roll. He lived at Rose Villas, 14 Burtop Road, which was in Tooting just off Garratt Lane from the corner of 588, Wandsworth. With thanks to Mike Bull, a local Putney historian for this information which he gleaned from Kelly's Directories of 1913-14.
There's nothing for him on the 1911 Census or Ancestry's website for the war dead. There is only one R Reader on the CWGC site but no information as to where he was from. 
REEVE Edmund Alexander - Private, London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) 'C' Coy. 1st/15th Bn. Died 23rd March 1918 aged 39. No known grave, remembered on the Arras Memorial, France. The son of the late William and Elizabeth Reeve. Brother of man named below.
REEVE William Augustus – Lieutenant, Canadian Infantry 10th Bn. Died 24th May 1915 aged 38. No known grave, remembered on the Vimy Memorial, France. The son of the late William and Elizabeth Reeve. Husband of Eulimene B. Reeve of 8, Waterford Road, Fulham, London. Brother of man named above.
REID Alec Frederick – Corporal, London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles) 16th Bn. Enlisted August 1914. Died of wounds 17th April 1917 aged 25. Buried at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here. The son of Frederick William and Emma Sophia Reid of 7, Campion Road, Putney.
RENNIE D W – Donald Williamson Rennie, Second Lieutenant, Royal Fusiliers 5th Bn. and 1st Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action on the 11th November, 1914 aged 29. He is buried at Strand Military Cemetery, Strand. Photo of grave here. The son of John and Agnes B Rennie. He lived at 28, Oxford Road, Putney. In his will he left £210 10s 11d to his father John, a Civil Servant.
Here is a photo of Donald on the 'find a grave' website.*
RICHARDSON A H - Alfred Henry Richardson, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, A Bty, 190th Bde. Died 27th October, 1916. No known grave but he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. A resident of Putney.*

RIDER Frederick Charles – Private, South Wales Borderers 'D' Coy. 10th Bn. Died 28th August 1918 aged 20. Buried at Fienvillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. Photo of grave here. The son of C J and E Rider of 93, High Street, Wandsworth, London. 
ROBERTS G –  George William Roberts who I have found on the St. Mary's Boys School admissions register for 1903. George was born on the 10th December, 1890, his father was David Roberts and they lived at 17, Labourers Cottages, Putney. More information about George has been found by Peter Trott; Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 2nd Bn. Died on 19th December, 1916 aged 24. George has no known grave but he is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. He was born in Putney and his parents were David James and Mary Roberts of 5, Labourer's Cottages, Putney Common.*
ROBINSON G - George Henry Robinson, Lance Corporal, City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders). Died on the 15th February, 1918 aged 20. George has no known grave but he is remembered on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel and Palestine.  George was a resident of Streatham and enlisted in Putney.*
ROBINSON Ralph D Ralph Duncan Robinson. Captain, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 9th Bn. Killed in action on the 7th June, 1917 aged 21. Buried at St. Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery, Belgium. Photo of grave here. The son of William Charles Robinson, M.B.E., J.P., and Mary Ada Allen-Robinson of "Melvin", High Park Avenue, Kew Gardens, London. 
Captain Robinson was mentioned in the De Ruvigny's Roll. 
His commanding officer wrote to his parents saying "You have no idea how popular your son was with all ranks. He met his death in a most gallant way leading his men against a strong point".  
Captain Robinson was educated at The Grocers' Company's School, Battersea Grammar School and Emanuel School, Wandsworth.
On the 1911 Census Ralph was living with his family at 9, Wimbledon Park Road, Wandsworth. His father, aged 55 was a superintendent of police, he was born in Islington. Ralph's mother was aged 51, of her 12 children, 8 survived, she born in Mile End, London. The eldest child was Marina K Robinson aged 26, a drapery assistant in the Army & Navy Stores, she was born in Greenwich. Next is Ada M Robinson, aged 22,  not working, born in Deptford, as were all the children apart from the youngest child. Next Dorothy C Robinson, aged 20, a clerk in an oil company. Next was Norah P Robinson aged 19, a clerk in 'United States Agency'. Then Margery M Robinson aged 17, at school. Then comes Ralph, aged 15 and the couple's only son, he is at school. Next is Grace F Robinson aged 13, at school. She was born in Westminster. Lastly comes the servant Sarah Austin aged 18, a general servant who was born in Plaistow.* 
ROE H I -  Henry Roe, Lance Corporal, Royal Fusiliers 4th Bn. Killed in action on the 13th March, 1915. Henry has no known grave but is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Henry was born in Fulham and lived in Cavendish Square, Marylebone.* On the war memorial in the Methodist Church on Upper Richmond Road, Putney there is the name Henry E Roe who I will presume is a relative. See the photo at the bottom of this blog of the memorial.

ROGERS J -    John A E Rogers. Air Mechanic 3rd Class, service number 307725, Royal Air Force. Died 25th October, 1918. Buried at Putney Vale Cemetery, photo of grave here. John is also on the memorial of the Putney Methodist Church. With thanks to David E for providing me with more information. There is a photo of the memorial at the bottom of this blog.
ROPER William - Lance Corporal, East Surrey Regiment 9th Bn. Died 15th June 1917 aged 20. No known grave, remembered at Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium. The son of Mrs. Roper of 6, Bernish Road, (error? possibly Beamish Road), Putney.
RUMBER Joseph - More research needed.
SANDERS Henry M - 
SANGER Lionel George Grassick- Gunner, Royal Field Artillery 'C' Bty. 96th Bde. Died 15th December 1915 aged 18. Buried at Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France. Photo of grave here. The son of William and Annie Sanger of 6, Weimer Mansions, Putney. I've found Lionel on the St. Mary's Boys School admissions register for 1904. His date of birth was the 13th October, 1896 and it confirms his father was called William Sanger. At that time they were living at 3, Weiss Road, Putney.
SAVAGE Gerald Roderick – Captain, Essex Regiment 3rd Bn. Attd 11th Bn. Manchester Regiment. Died 4th October 1917 aged 30. No known grave, remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. The son of Mr and Mrs H A Savage of 21, Dryburgh Road, Putney.


SCOTT Walter - There is no entry for Walter on the CWGC site but there is on the 1911 Census. Walter Charles Scott, aged 27 and an assistant examiner at H.M. Patent Office, Board of Trade. He was living at 50 Chelverton Road, Putney with his widowed mother and sister. Walter's mother was Mary Kate Scott, aged 66, she was born in Hackney. His sister was Elizabeth Mary Scott, aged 34 and single, she was an assistant in an elementary school for the LCC. She was born in St. Giles, London. Walter was born in Peckham. The family's home on Chelverton Road no longer exists. This maybe because a high explosive bomb hit the street during the Blitz of WW2.  
SENE William -  Private, Lancashire Fusiliers, 10th Bn. Killed in action on the 8th September, 1918 aged 19. Photo of grave here.   
On the 1911 Census William was living at 4, Walkers Place, (between Lacy Road and Felsham Road), Putney. He was living with his parents and four siblings. Father was also called William Sene, aged 39, he was a carman with Wandsworth Borough Council, he was born in Putney. Williams mother was Sarah Ann, aged 36, she was born in Rotherhithe. William was the eldest child at 12 years old, then there was Caroline, aged 10, then Jean Louise, aged 6, next was Ann Alice aged 4 and lastly Thomas, aged one month. All of the children were born in Putney.
SHARP Charles J - Charles Joseph Sharp. Private, London Regiment 7th Bn. Formerly 3097 6th East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 7th October, 1916. Buried at Warlencourt British Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here.  A resident of Putney, he enlisted in Kingston.*
SHEPPERSON Harry Wilson – Driver, Royal Engineers 65th Field Coy. Died 24th December 1918 aged 27. Buried at Deir El Belah War Cemetery, no photo of grave available. The husband of A M S Shepperson of Provincial Hotel, Clive Square, Napier, New Zealand. A native of Putney.

The present day Provincial Hotel. Screen grab from Google Street View©..

SILCOCK Gerald – Private, Royal Berkshire Regiment 2nd Bn. Died 16th August 1917 aged 21. No known grave, remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. The son of Sidney Charles and Alice Silcock of 3, Rossdale Road, Putney. 
                               Gerald Silcock's former home.
SIMPSON Jesse – Jesse was born in Putney. There is no entry for him on the CWGC nor on the Census for 1911. He does however have an entry on the WW1 casualties page on the Ancestry website. He was a Private in the East Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Bn. His service number was 9173. He died of wounds on 15th March, 1915. His wife Louisa was awarded £4 from the War Gratuity Fund. He is buried at the Estaires Communal Cemetery in France. Here's a photo of his grave.
Update, February 2017: With thanks to Jackie at CWGC who did some sleuthing work and found Jesse on their website. The reason I had so much trouble finding his is because he is only listed as J Simpson and all the date of death is one day out to the date on Ancestry's military deaths page. Anyway, according to CWGC Jesse died on the 14th March, 1915. He was born in a lived in Putney. I haven't yet checked the 1911 Census. His service number was 9173.
SIMS Frederick - More research needed.
SLATER Edward - Not enough information to find him on the CWGC or the Ancestry military  website but I did find him on the 1911 Census. Edward Henry Slater born in Putney in c1894. Edward was living at 23 Felsham Road with his family. His father was Deniel (sic) Slater aged 40, a plumber, also born in Putney. Edward's mother was Rose Hannah aged 41, she was born in Staffordshire. Next was his brother Victor Vivian aged 13. Then another brother William, aged 11. Lastly there was Gladys Kathleen aged 4. Edward was aged 17 and his occupation was listed as a barber. All the children were born in Putney.

SLATER Reginald - The closest match I could find was on the 1911 Census. Reginald was aged 10 and was born in Putney in 1901. He and his family were living at 11 Pentlow Street, Putney. His father was Septimus Slater aged 38, a house painter. Reginald's mother was Kate, aged 39.  His sister was Amy, aged 14. Then came another Septimus, aged 12. Alfred was next after Reginald, he's aged 6. Lastly was Hilda, aged 3. Every member of the Slater family was born in Putney.
                             Reginald Slater's former home.
SMEATON William D - More research needed but likely to be William Douglas Smeaton, Private, London Regiment (London Scottish) 1st/14th Bn. Died 25th September 1915 age unknown. No known grave, remembered on the Loos Memorial, France.

SMITH Reginald Prichard – Second Lieutenant, North Staffordshire Regiment 8th Bn. Died 5th August 1917 aged 28. Buried at Somer Farm Cemetery, Belgium. No photo of grave available. The son of Joseph Ralph and Abigail Smith of 100, West Hill, Putney. 
SMITH W R - This may be William Smith who's details I found on the St. Mary's Boys School admissions register for c.1900. He was born on the 12th March, 1894 and lived at 6, Rotherwood Road, Putney. 
Or it may be a soldier that Peter Trott found on his research; William Smith, Private, Bedfordshire Regiment 1st Bn. Died of wounds on the 14th September, 1914 aged 25. Buried at Buzancy Military Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here. William was born and lived in Fulham. He was the son of Mr. T and Mrs. A Smith, 38, Hartopp Avenue (no longer there), Dawes Road, Fulham.*

SNOW Albert George – Private, Army Ordnance Corps (le Havre). Died of pneumonia 17th November 1918 aged 30. Buried at Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France. Photo of grave here. The son of George and Alice Snow of Putney. The husband of B. E. Snow of 32, Farlow Road, Putney.
Albert is on the St. Mary's Boy's School admissions register for 1900. He was born on 27th September, 1888, his father was George Snow and they lived at 18 Festing Road, Putney.


SOUTHERN H E - Howard Edward Southern, Private, Canadian Infantry 16th Bn. Died 22nd April, 1915 aged 34. Howard has no known grave but he is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, France. Here is the certificate authorising the carving of his name on the memorial.
He was the son of the late Edward John and Kate Southern. Howard is on the 1901 Census. His father was was listed as a widower aged 46, working for a law agency and that he was born in Highgate. Howard's sister was Ethel, aged 21 and born in Bayswater. Howard was then aged 20, a builder's apprentice who was born in Kennington. Alfred is listed next as his 17 year old brother who worked as a silversmith and was also born in Kennington. There are then two sisters, Connie aged 9 and Kate aged 7 who were born in Hampstead and Kennington respectively. They also had a niece living with them whose name is illegible. There were two servants, Emily Rayner aged 37, a domestic from Cork and Maria Mulzer a housemaid aged 23, she was born in Germany.*
SPALDING Arthur G - More research needed. 
SPOONER Arthur Edgar – Driver, Royal Engineers 220th Army Troop Coy. Died 31st August 1916 aged 38. Buried at Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Photo of grave here. The son of Edgar and Lydia Spooner, husband of Agnes Mary Ann Spooner of 8, Ashlone Road, Putney. Born in Putney.
                     The home of Arthur Spooner.
STANLEY Forder Baker 'Fred' – Rifleman, London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles) 1st/16th Bn. Died 10th September 1916 aged 23. No known grave, remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. The son of Mrs. Clare C Stanley of 2a, Blackett Street, Putney.
                                     Fred Stanley's home.
STEIN Charles - More research needed but likely to be Charles E Stein, Serjeant, London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles) 1st/16th Bn. Died 14th August 1917 age unknown. No known grave, remembered on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.
STEWART Frank – Lance Corporal, London Regiment (London Scottish) (2901) 'C' Coy 1st/14th Bn. Killed in action 1st July 1916 aged 24. Buried at Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2 Hebuterne, France. Photo of grave here. The son of Philip Christopher and Jane Stewart of 219, Felsham Road, Putney.
                               The home of Frank Stewart.
STEWART Horace – I couldn't find any entry on CWGC or Ancestry's military page. The best match on the 1911 Census was a Horace Eland Stewart who lived in Fulham. He was born in 1891 and was aged 19 and 8 months at the time of the census. He was a teacher in a private school and he lived at in 'Highbury' Llanyre, Llandrindod. He was boarding with a local family.
STILL William Henry - Rifleman, King's Royal Rifle Corps 'A' Coy. 1st Bn. Died 3rd May 1917 aged 34. No known grave, remembered on the Arras Memorial, France. The husband of Rosina Still of 9 Sadler's Buildings, Lower Putney Common. See entry for RANDALL an old map of Putney showing Sadler's Buildings.

STONE Harold - Second Lieutenant, London Regiment 23rd Bn. Died 7th June 1917 aged 33. Buried at Wytschaete Military Cemetery, Belgium. Photo of grave here. The son of Anna Taylor (formerly Stone) of 17, Cambalt Road, Putney Hill.
Cambalt Road today. Harold Stone lived at number 17 which no longer stands and would have been on the right side of this road. I am going to assume that his home looked similar to the one on the left in this photo.
STRACHAN Joseph – I could not find Joseph on the CWGC or Ancestry military sites. The best match was on the 1911 Census. He was living in Islington at 12, Adelaide Square. He was living with his family who all came from either Shoreditch or Islington and his occupation was that of an office boy. There doesn't appear to be any link to Putney.
STRICKLAND George -  Charles George Strickland, Lance Corporal,  London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 1st Bn. George died on the 19th March, 1917 aged 18. He is buried at Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France.  Photo of grave here.
 At the time of the 1911 Census he was living at 56 St. Ann's Hill, Wandsworth. George's father was called Charles, aged 50 a prison warden. The street the family lived on is very close to Wandsworth Prison. George's mother was Hannah aged 50. Next was Charles George aged 12, then Alfred aged11, then Harry aged 10. The father's birthplace was given as Putney, the wife's as Wandsworth. The father omitted the places of birth of his children (marked in red ink as an error on the original census form by the enumerator). 
STRONG Oliver Arthur – Second Lieutenant, East Surrey Regiment 1st Bn. Died of wounds near Fresnoy 8th May 1917 aged 25. No known grave, remembered on the Arras Memorial, France. The son of the late George Strong and of Annie Elizabeth Strong of 20, Martindale Road, East Sheen. Enlisted October 1914, gained a commission in October 1916.
SUTEHALL John – More information needed. Private, Middlesex Regiment 16th Bn. Died 1st July 1916 age unknown. No known grave, remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
TAMKIN Stanley – The only place I could find an entry was on the 1911 Census. Stanley John Tamkin of 8 Erpingham Road, Putney. Stanley was born in c1894 and was aged 17 in 1911. He was living with his family. His father was William Ellis Tamkin, aged 53, a 'schoolmaster at an elementary school', part of the London County Council. He was born at Bearsted, Kent. Stanley's stepmother was Ellen Tamkin, aged 45, she was born at Dovercourt, Essex. Next on the census was Mary Alice Tamkin, aged 15, then Maud Dora Tamkin, aged 7. Then Stanley Tamkin, who was a clerk in a merchant's office. Next was William Herb Bailey, a bank clerk and stepson of William. Stanley's father and stepmother have been married four years. All of the children were born in Putney. I've looked at old school records in Putney at William Ellis Tamkin was marked as 'head' in the records for St. Mary's Boys School, Putney.
TARVER Leonard Charles - Private, London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) 1st/15th Bn. Died 30th November 1917 aged 21. No known grave, remembered on Cambrai Memorial Louveral, France. The son of Charles Samuel and Ada Tarver of 183, Lower Richmond Road, Putney.
TAYLOR A C – More research needed. There is an Arthur C Taylor on the war memorial at Putney Methodist Church on Upper Richmond Road. See the bottom of this blog for a photo of the memorial.
TAYLOR Arthur - I have found an entry for Arthur Taylor on the St. Mary's Boys School admissions register for 1901. Arthur was born on 14th February, 1893, his father was William Taylor and they lived at 29, Rotherwood Road, Putney. I can't find Arthur on the CWGC site.
There is also another Arthur Taylor of Putney that Peter Trott has found*. His full name was Arthur George Taylor. Private, Honourable Artillery Company, A Coy, 2nd Bn (Infantry). Killed in action on the 31st March, 1917 aged 25. Buried at H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein, France.  Photo of grave here.
George was the son of Arthur John and Alice Taylor of 13, Hotham Road, Putney.
TAYLOR Edward - Private, East Surrey Regiment, 7th Bn. Killed in action on the 3rd May, 1917. No known grave but Edward is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France.*

TAYLOR Frederick -  Frederick Cecil Taylor, Captain, King's Royal Rifle Corps, 13th Bn. Died 22nd August, 1918 age 35. Buried at Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France. Photo of grave here. The son of F. Aldersey Taylor of Frinton, Essex. Husband of Isabel Jean Taylor of "Knockmuir", Toms Lane, Kings Langley, Herts. Frederick was born on the 3rd November, 1882, educated at Dulwich College and was married to Isabel at St. Margaret's church, Westminster on the 30th November, 1916.
The above information was kindly supplied by from Mike at Henley Remembrance Association and the CWGC. Mike also told me that Frederick is remembered on the war memorials at the London Rowing Club, Putney Embankment. 

 The war memorials at London Rowing Club on the Putney Embankment. 
TAYLOR Sidney - This may have been the brother of Frederick, see above. No matches found anywhere else.
TERREY Charles Thomas - Rifleman, Rifle Brigade posted to 1st/8th Bn. London Regiment (Post Office Rifles). Died 25th April 1918 aged 19. No known grave, remembered on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. The son of Mrs. Fanny Terrey of 1, Erpingham Road, Putney.
                                 The home of Charles Terrey.
THRUSSELL Robert – Robert's name is wrongly spelt on the memorial with one L. On the 1911 Census form signed by Robert's father he has signed the form with two L's in his surname. I can't find Robert on the CWGC site on only the census site. Robert was born in c1892 in Wandsworth. In 1911 he was living with his family at 20 Sefton Street, Putney. Robert's father was James Thrussell, aged 54, a scaffolder who was born in Enfield. His mother was Mrs L Thrussell (as written on the form) aged 46 who was born in King's Cross.  Then there was John, Robert's brother, who was aged 21 and a carman. Then comes Robert whose occupation was an engine fitter.  Then Bertram, aged 14 a shop boy. John, Robert and Bertram were all born in Wandsworth. Lastly comes Charlies (sic) Alexander aged 8 who was born in Putney. 
I've found Robert on the St. Mary's Boys School admissions register for 1902. He was born on the 16th August, 1892, it confirms his father was James Thrussell and at that time they lived at 4, Gardeners Lane, (now Felsham Street), Putney.
 
                                 Robert Thrussell's former home.

TIPPER William – More research needed as on the CWGC he is listed as Wilfrid Hugh Tipper, Gunner, Tank Corps 'E' Bn. Killed in action on 20th November 1917 aged 29. Buried at Ribecourt British Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here. The son of Mr and Mrs Frederick Tipper of 41a, Fawe Park Road, Putney.
TOLLAST R – More research needed but likely to be Robert Owen Tollast, Lieutenant, Royal Marine Light Infantry, 2nd Field Company, Engineers RN Div. Died 19th May 1915 age unknown. Buried at Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey. Photo of grave here.
TOOGOOD J - John Levi Toogood, Private, Royal Munster Fusiliers, 2nd Bn. Killed in action on the 10th November, 1917 aged 40. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. John was born on the Isle of Wight and was a resident of Battersea prior to joining the army.*
TOOME A - I think this is another spelling error on the memorial. There was an Edwin James Harry Toome who was a Private, in the Bedfordshire Regiment 1st Bn. Killed in action on the 5th May, 1915 age 20. No known grave but he is remembered on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium. The son of Edwin James and Caroline Amelia Toome of 16, Glendarvon Street, Putney. He had only enlisted the previous September.*
TOTHAM Edward – More research needed but likely to be Private, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 7th Bn. Died 21st March 1918. No known grave but remembered on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
TROTÈRE H - Despite the unusual name I could not find any record in any of the sites I searched in. Via Google I did find a Henry Trotere, who was a composer in the years before WW1.
Update; Peter Trott has contacted me and has done research into the Trotter name and has told me that H Trotere is almost certainly Henry Baron Trotter. Peter has been in touch with Sid, a genealogist who has done a great deal of research into this Trotter family. It seems that Henry's father was a musician and composer, Henry Robert Alfred Trotter, who chose to work under the more exotic name of Trotere rather than Trotter. Peter has provided me with copies of birth, marriage and census copies for Henry proving beyond doubt that Henry Trotter was H Trotere.  It turns out that Henry was born in Battersea in 1885 sometime between January and March. His father as named above married Jeanie Baron in February 1884. The address given for them was 7 New North Road, Middlesex. In the 1891 Census the family were living at 7 Parma Road, Battersea. On the 1911 Census Henry wasstill the only child of Henry Sn and Jeanie and he was 26 years of age and single. His occupation was listed as assistant secretary, educational society. The address is 88 The Drive Mansions, Fulham SW. Henry married Effie Georgina Lamont in Wandsworth in 1913. Effie was born in Roehampton in 1892. On the 1911 Census she was living with her her family at the Boys School, Roehampton where her father was the headmaster. Effie's occupation was listed as a musician. She has an older sister who was an art student.  Effie went onto to marry a second time to a Mr. Bell in 1920 in Croydon. Effie and Henry had no children.
Henry was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Welsh Guards, 1st Bn. He died of wounds on the 18th September 1918 aged 33. He is buried at Saint Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France. He was awarded the Military Medal. 
Henry's grave marker;
Photo courtesy of Peter Trott.

TUCK A J – Private, Tank Corps 15th Bn. Died 9th August 1918 aged 38. Buried at Heath Cemetery Harbonnieres, Somme, France. Photo of grave here.
The husband of Mrs. E R Rose (formerly Tuck) of 52, Danemere Street, Putney.
                                The home of A J Tuck.
TURNER Frederick - Private, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex) Regiment 1st/8th Bn. Killed in action on the 9th April, 1917. Buried at London Cemetery, Neuville-Vitasse, France. Photo of grave here. Fred lived in Fulham.*
TYLER Con - Cornelius George Tyler. Captain, Bedfordshire Regiment 3rd Bn attd 2nd Bn. Died of wounds 11th July, 1916 aged 39. No known grave but he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Con is on the Census of 1881 living at 4, Cromwell Place, Putney. The road no longer exists. It states the head of the household was George Tyler a basket maker who was born in London. There is no mention of a mother. Next is Annie Maria Tyler, daughter aged 5 born in Putney. Next is Con aged 4, born in Fulham. Then Lydia Dorothy Tyler aged 2, born in Battersea. Lastly is Ann Barkwith a widow aged 60 and the lodger. Her occupation was ironer and she was born in Richmond. Con is listed on a probate page as leaving his widow Ada Augusta Tyler £237.4s.11d in November 1916.*
UDALL William Gaius – Sapper, Royal Engineers 7th Field Coy. Died of wounds 22nd April 1917 aged 32. Buried at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France. Photo of grave here. The son of William and Margaret Sarah Udall of Putney. The husband of Florence Emily Udall of 3, Lower Common, Putney. William is also mentioned on the Methodist Church's war memorial on Upper Richmond Road, Putney. See the photo at the bottom of this blog of the memorial.
                               The home of William Udall.
UNWIN Arthur - More research needed.
UNWIN Jack -                        " 
UNWIN Richard - Lance Sergeant, Suffolk Regiment 11th Bn. Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1st July, 1916 aged 25. No family listed on He is buried at Bapaume Post Military Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France. Richard had no family listed on the CWGC site. On the 1911 Census he was living as a boarder at 52  De Morgan Road, Fulham. The head of the household was Mary Ann Fisher, aged 56 a widow. Her occupation was wood chopper and firewood dealer. She was born in Bermondsey. Next listed was her son George Fisher aged 17. A general labourer in a saw mill. He was born in Battersea. Next was another boarder, James Cambridge aged 49 a waterside labourer who was born in Lambeth. Lastly there was Richard, then aged 20, a labourer with the borough council. He was born in Fulham.*
WALLINGTON Leslie Frederick – Rifleman, London Regiment (The Rangers) 12th Bn. Died of wounds 28th April 1915 aged 20. Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here. The eldest son of Frederick and Emma Wallington of 1, Harbord Street, Fulham.
WALTERS Charles - Not enough details to identify him on CWGC. But I did find a Charles Walter on the 1911 Census. He was born in 1895 in Wivelsfield, Sussex. He was 16 years old and lived with his family at 10 Lifford Street, Putney. Charles' father was called William Walters, aged 46. He was a chauffeur and was born in Great Lindford, Bucks. His mother was Alice, aged 43 who was born in Brighton. Charles' sister was Winifred, aged 20, a dressmaker. She too was born in Wivelsfield. Charles was a domestic groom. Next was brother Fredrick (sic) aged 13, then sisters Zillah, aged 9 and Alice aged 3. The last three children were all born in Wandsworth.
                                 Charles Walters' former home.
WARE George - Private, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own), 12th Bn. Died of wounds on the 10th January, 1916 aged 31. Buried at Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Belgium. Photo of grave here. George was born in Ghizree, Bombay, India. He was the son of George and Annie Ware, husband of Lilian Charlotte Ware of 9, River Street, (now Waterman Street) Putney.* 
WARWICK Arthur - The best match I could find was on the 1911 Census. There I found an Arthur and Joseph Warwick (see name below) living at 12 Quill Lane, Putney. Head of the family was Joseph John Warwick, aged 46, a widower with five sons. His occupation was listed as an omnibus driver and that he was born at Waterloo Town, Bethnal Green. The eldest son was Arthur Frederick aged 23, a builders labourer who was born at St. Lukes EC. The next son was Henry John, aged 22 an undertakers handy man. Next was Walter William, aged 17 and a domestic groom. He was born in Putney. Next was Charles Cornelius, aged 15 an office boy in an athletic outfitters, also born in Putney. Then lastly Arthur Thomas aged 11, a scholar, again born in Putney. There was also a Martha Harrison living there, aged 51. Her relationship to the head of the household has been left blank. She was born in South Hackney.
WARWICK Joseph - See above. It looks likely that Arthur and Joseph Warwick were brothers.
                  Arthur and Joseph Warwick's former home.
WEBB A -               More research needed.
WEBB J -                                   "
WELLS Charles Edward - Rifleman, West Yorkshire Regiment 1st/8th Bn. Died of wounds 13th October 1917 aged 33. Buried at Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium. Photo of grave here. The husband of Ada A Wells of 13, Roskell Road, Putney.
                          The home of Charles Wells.
WEST F – I have found a Frank West on the Putney Boys School admissions register for 1905. Frank was born on the 4th April, 1893 and his father was called Thomas. They lived at 2a, Floss Street, Putney.
WEST WalterI could only find F West on the 1911 Census and there were two of them living in Putney. The first was Walter Henry West, aged 25 who lived at 7 Labourers Cottages, Putney Common. He was a milkman and married. His wife does not appear on the census and he was living with his parents, two brothers and a sister. He was born in Putney.
The other Walter West was also aged 25 and living at 166 Lower Richmond Road, Putney. He was a milk carrier and lived with his wife and two sons. He was also born in Putney.
WESTACOTT W A –  Private, Royal Fusiliers 1st. Bn. Died 7th September 1916 age unknown. Buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme, France. Photo of grave here. There is a William Westacott on the St. Mary's Boys School admissions register for c.1900. He was born on the 8th December, 1893 and lived at 54, Sefton Street, Putney.

WHITE Frazer Henry – Private, London Regiment (Cyclists) 1st/25th Bn. Died 25th October 1918 aged 20. No known grave, so remembered on Jutogh New Cemetery, India.
WHITE Reginald- Bombardier, Royal Horse Artillery C Bty. 14th Bde. Died of wounds on the 21st April, 1917 aged 21. Buried at St Nicolas British Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here. 
 The son of Arthur and Minnie White of 14, Bective Road, Putney.* 
WHITLOCK A E -        More research needed.               
WHITMEE Horace Harold – Rifleman, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) 1st/18th Bn. Killed in action 11th September 1917 aged 22. No known grave, remembered on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium. The son of Mrs. Ellen Whitmee of 11, Brewhouse Lane, Putney. 
WILCOCKS F – More research needed.
WILCOXSON C B - “

WILLIAMSON Gerald Coutts – Second Lieutenant, Essex Regiment 4th Bn. Died 9th October 1917 aged 24. Buried at Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Belgium. Photo of grave here. The son of Mr. and Mrs. William Williamson of 12, Larpent Avenue, Putney. 
                       The home of Gerald Williamson.
WISE D W –  Duncan William Wise, Lance Corporal, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 1st Bn. Awarded the Military Medal. Killed in action on the 8th October, 1918 aged 21. Buried at High Tree Cemetery, Montbrehain, France. Photo of grave here. 
On the 1911 Census Duncan was living with his family at 11, Wymond Street, Putney. Head of the household was his widowed grandmother Elizabeth Udall aged 70. She was from Bishop's Lavington, (now West Lavington) Wiltshire. Next was Duncan's mother, Louisa Maud Wise aged 43, a widow and a green grocer's assistant, she was born in Putney. Next was Duncan's uncle, Ernest Alfred Udall aged 41, single with no employment given. He too was born in Putney. Then comes Duncan, aged 14 a 'scholar house boy' he was born in Camberwell. Last was the boarder, Mary Ann Turner aged 63, single with 'private means' for occupation. She was born in Witney, Oxfordshire.*
WOOD R -    I could only one close match and that was on the 1911 Census. I found A C R Wood, then aged 11 and living at 180 Putney Bridge Road, Putney. He was living with his parents, sister and grandmother and he was born in Putney.
WOODROW Herbert - There was a Herbert Woodrow in the St. Mary's Boys School admissions register for 1899. He was enrolled into the school with his younger brother Edward on the same day. It states the brothers were previously at the Priory School, Torquay. Herbert was born on the 30th October, 1887 (Edward was born 1893), and they lived at 8, Worple Road, Wimbledon.
WOOLGAR Leonard David – Corporal, Royal Air Force 1st Aircraft Depot. Died of pneumonia 9th February 1919 aged 21. Buried at Longuenesse (St, Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here. His grave states “Lenny” 'A dearly loved and only son'. The son of Eliza Woolgar and the late Leonard Walter Woolgar of 104, Felsham Road, Putney. 
                      The home of Leonard Woolgar.
WORTHY Edward – Lance Corporal, Royal Welsh Fusiliers 14th Bn. Died 14th November 1918 age unknown. Buried at Putney Vale Cemetery, photo of grave here. More research needed to find home address and family in Putney.

WYLDE Paul Arthur – Private, Machine-gun Corps 51st Bn. Died 11th April 1918 aged 20. No known grave so remembered on Loos Memorial, France. The son of Thomas and Jessie Wylde of 63, Deodar Road, Putney.
                              The home of Paul Wylde.

YAXLEY Edgar Charles – Private, Somerset Light Infantry 3rd Bn. Died 26th August 1914 aged 18. Buried at Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery, Devon. Photo of grave here. The son of William Henry Yaxley and his wife Marion Richardson of 32, Lifford Street, Putney. Edgar was the first man to die who is named on the memorial.
                           The home of Edgar Yaxley.
YOUNG G F – Gavin Ferguson Young, Lieutenant, Royal Air Force 3rd Sqn. Died 2nd September, 1918 aged 18. Buried at Vaulx Hill Cemetery, France. Photo of grave here. Gavin was the son of Mrs. E. M. Young of  "Moorgarth" Ashley Road, Epsom. On the 1911 Census Gavin was living family at 45, Gwendolen Avenue, Putney. The head of the household was his father Frank Young aged 43.  He was a soft food merchant, born in Lee, Kent. Gavin's mother was Edith Margaret Young aged 38, born in Limerick, Ireland. They had six children, three boys and three girls all born in Putney. The eldest child was Fergus Ferguson aged 15, at school. Next was Gavin, then aged 11. Then Margaret Ferguson Young aged nine. Murray Ferguson Young aged five. Then twins Jessie Ferguson Young and Winifred Ferguson Young aged one. Next came the five servants. Hannah Carter, aged 24 a sewing maid born in Norfolk. Edith Gladys Bathe aged 19 a between maid born in Swindon. Annie Clara Martin aged 33 the cook born in Barking, Essex. Ellen Jane Carter aged 38, the house parlour maid born in Norfolk. Maude Lilian Knowles aged 32, a domestic nurse born in Bristol. In his will Gavin left £282.19s.11d to his father.* On a list of burials it states that Gavin's father Frank died in 1937 aged 69, his occupation was listed as that of stockbroker and the address is the one in Epsom. G F Young is also remembered on the war memorial in the Thames Rowing Club, Putney Embankment. See photo at the base of this blog.
GAY John (Jock) - Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. Killed whilst flying on the 10th October 1915 aged 22. Buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France. Photo of grave here. The son of John Gay M.D and Katherine Elizabeth Gay of 137, Upper Richmond Road, Putney. 


  This is a complete list of  all the names on the Putney Memorial and in the order that they appear on it. 


                       I will add missing information over the coming months. I will also be photographing the homes of these men too. There are 75 more photos of houses to be included in this blog.

Below are two small memorials listing local men killed in World War One. The memorials are in All Saints Church, Putney Common. Many of the names relate to the soldiers named in this blog.


                   Photo of the War Memorial at Putney Vale Cemetery.

186 Private A E Lindup is on the memorial.




Updates:
January 2017. I am liaising with St. Mary's CofE school in Felsham Road to hopefully match some of these names to ex pupils of the school. The school hopes to have a permanent memorial to pupils (and teacher Capt. Jefcoate, named above) who died in WW1 and whose names are on the memorial in St. Mary's church. So far I have found one teacher, one son of a teacher and 25 pupils who died in the war.
I am doing this with the kind help of Battersea Archives Library staff who have possession of all the old school's registers and logbooks. 

October 2016. I am liaising with the Putney Society to produce a booklet that they hope to publish containing some of  the names on this blog.

*This research is by Peter Trott with grateful thanks.

I have discovered another blogger with ties to Wandsworth and who also blogs about her family in World War One who came from this area. Here's the link to the excellent blog. 


David E has also helped me by providing names that are on this blog and that are also on Putney Methodist Church's memorial.

Where I have stated that I can't find records on CWGC I will do further research via the e-resources at my local library in Putney. For now my aim is to get all 340 names on this blog.
Maggie
P.S for some reason I can't reply to comments below. So I will reply here.
Thank you Laurie.






Maggie Jones blogger of this site.

CWGC = Commonwealth War Graves Commission. With thanks to Sarah, CWGC, who answered some of my particular queries.
TWGPP = The War Graves Photographic Project.
*Sandra - from http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/ has been an enourmous help for me. Giving sage advice and sharing her huge knowledge on how to research the names on a war memorial.

A comment from Peter Trott who has helped me enourmously with the research on the blog. He has some thoughts about the memorial and why certain names are on it. If you know me please let me know. Peter's comments follow;
"I discovered that the 7th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery had
their headquarters in the High Street Fulham and the
25th (County of London) Battalion recruiting office was Fulham House,
Putney Bridge (not sure if it was the same place).

Also from the 'find my past' website I found this:

With the mass influx of recruits in 1914, more recruiting officers were
needed and in the East Surrey regimental area recruiting offices were
also established at Richmond, Putney, Wandsworth, Streatham, East
Dulwich, Peckham, Upper Norwood, Tooting, Mitcham, Wimbledon, Sutton,
East Molesey, Walton on Thames, Epsom and Wallington. These recruitment
registers cover these areas and those who were born in the area but
attested in other regimental districts.

So I'm wondering if the memorial is based on names from local
recruiting offices as well as birth place and home address."


Photo of the war memorial for both world wars at the Thames Rowing Club, Putney Embankment. There is at least one man from the blog remembered on the memorial.


LIFE IN PUTNEY AROUND THE TIME OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

The following photos are from the Parish Magazines of the war years. Kindly lent to me by local historian for St. Mary's Church, Mike Bull.


Above - 'A letter from the soldier son' - October 1914.
Above - A shortage of paper. A plea goes out to locals in the parish magazine for September, 1914. The Prince of Wales has asked that a scheme be started to raise money for the National Fund and to help the paper shortage. It is asked that all householders save their waste paper and that the Church Lads' Brigade are to collect the waste paper. The local secretary of the Brigade is Mr. F Jefcoate (who would later be a casualty of the war, see his entry above) will co-ordinate the collection and delivery of the waste paper.


Methodist Church's WW1 memorial plaque contains some of the above named men. The church is on the Upper Richmond Road. 

A couple of postcards from WW1 sent to me by Peter Trott. Thought I'd share them with you as they're quite evocative of the era.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I've done a fair bit of research on George William (Waylen) Honeyball. He was one of the bellringers as St Mary's Putney, as I am now. My original research can be found at http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php?title=George_Honeyball - though I know now there are a few small errors there, and there are small other small pieces I've picked up in the mean time. We're planning to ring a peal to commemorate the centenary of his death on 16 August this year.

    David

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