MORE THAN 50 new names of soldiers, sailors, airmen and others with Upper Norwood connections who died in the First World War have been uncovered following changes to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.
They include a surgeon, a musician, and a blacksmith’s mate with ages ranging from 17 to 49.
The latest information includes more names from Gipsy Hill, Queen’s Road (now Queen Mary Road), Farquhar Road, Maberley Road, Church Road, several names from the old area of Norwood New Town and three names from Westow Hill – given as Weston Hill on the CWGC website. Some of the names here may have lived in the same road as you, some in the same house.
To see the full list of those with Upper Norwood connections go to the CWGC website and then to ‘Find War Dead’. just key in ‘First World War’ and then add ‘Upper Norwood’ as ‘additional information.
The latest names include:
MUNDAY Thomas Sjt 32461 age 29 Royal Horse Artillery (‘Y’ Bty.) Son of Samuel Church Munday of 41 Farquhar Road and the late Annie Evelyn Munday. Died 23.10.1916. V.C.6 Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt – L’Abbe.
ALLCORN George Francis Corporal 491469 age 24 London Regiment (13th Kensington Btn). Son of John Thomas Charles Allcorn and Amelia Allcorn, 36 Palace Road UN. Died 29.9.18 11 F 6 H.A.C. Cemetery Ecoust -St. Mein.
RAINER Walter Walford Private 6531 age 23. Hon Artillery Coy (2nd Btn).Born in British Guiana. Son of Charles Oliver Rainer and Alice Maude Rainer of 18 Auckland Road UN. Died 31.3.1917. 1V D 27 H.A.C. Cemetery Ecoust -St. Mein.
BARTON Reginald James Cpl 242001 age 26 Gloucestershire Regt. (2nd / 5th Btn) formerly Dorsetshire Regt 4th Btn. Born UN Husband of Beatrice Kate Barton of Poole, Dorset. Died 2.4.1917. C 15 Nesle Communal Cemetery.
CORNWALL Nelson Edward Private 43033 age 19. Bedforshire Regt (1st Btn) Son of Francis and Louisa Cornwall 43 Central Hill UN. Died 7.9.1916. Sp. Mem A13 Peronne Road Cemetery Mericourt.
NEAL Thomas Frederick Lance Cpl PW/3305 age 28. Middlesex Regt (19th Btn) Husband of Nora Stenhouse (formerly Neal) of 38 Palace Road UN.Son of Sarah Neal of Marylebone Died 10.12.1915. A F 1941 Aldershot Military Cemetery.
RIDGEWELL William Alfred Private G/17652 age 39. The Buffs (East Kent Regt) 3rd Btn. Husband of Hattie Jeanette Faulkner (formerly Ridgewell) of 28 Palace Square UN. Died 28.1.1917 O 501 Shorncliffe Military Cemetery.
CLEMENTS P J Private 3757960 age 18. The King’s Regt Liverpool. Son of Mr H E and Mrs A F Clements 16 Crystal terrace, Oxford Road UN Died 23.4.1921 111 CE 486 Bootle Cemetery.
KEIR Roderick Dhu Coy Sgt Major SI/SR/1009 age 59 Royal Army Service Corps. Husband of E A Keir 3 Roman Road, central Hill UN. Died 30.12.1918. F £ 10438 Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery.
MORTER Allan Gordon Private 765002 age 30. London Regt (Artists Rifles) 3rd / 28th Btn. Son of James and Ada E Morter of Westow Hill. Died 7.3.1917. 748 Lingfield (St Peter and Paul) churchyard extension.
MARTIN George Ernest 2nd Lt Pilot age 25 Royal Flying Corps ‘and general list’. Son of the late Ernest and Kate T Martin of UN. Died 29.11.1917.E 12 Tidworth Military Cemetery.
WALPOLE George John Watts (served as WILSON). Private 3 age 31 A.I.F. 3rd Btn. Born Rollesby, Norfolk, England. Son of George Frederick and Emma Constance Walpole of 3 Sainsbury Road, Gipsy Hill. Died 18.2.1918. 132 Stratford – sub – Castle (St Lawrence) churchyard.
MATES John Cpl 7818 age 45. Canadian Infantry (2d Btn) husband of Sarah E Mates of 105 Schofield Avenue, Brockville Ontario. Son of Edward and Sarah Mates of UN Died 15.4.1915 3.425 Salisbury Devizes Road Cemetery.
PETERS Charles William Sgt 1168 age 32. A.I.F. 8th Btn Husband of V L Peters 26 Queens Road UN. Died 21.9.1917. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
DESPREZ Leslie Adrian Lance Cpl 41370 age 28 Middlesex Regt (D Coy 2nd Btn. Born UN. Son of Philip and Lilian Desprez of Alderstead Heath, Merstham, Surrey. Died 16.8.1917. XV11 H 14 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
HUSTLER W Cpl PLY/ 14895 age 46. Royal Marine Light Infantry. HMS Ariadne. Husband of E F G Hustler 49 Farquhar Road UN. Died 5.8.1918 0.7.1 RN 20187 Abney Park cemetery screen wall.
TAYLOR William Edward Private 23553 age 17. South Wales Borderers. Son of Mrs Mary Ann Taylor 25 Sainsbury Road UN. Died 11.12.1915 West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium.
MARRISON H C Private 332015 age 32 The Kings (Liverpool Regiment) 2nd / 9th Btn. Husband of Eleanor Emily Marrison of 53 Queen’s Road UN. Died 6.11.1917 V B 48 Baird Cottage Cemetery.
KREPPER Otto William Sjt 5939 age 32 North Staffordshire Regt (1st Btn) Son of Josef and Emma Krepper 4 Crystal Palace Station Road UN Died 20.5.1916 11 A 1 Dranoutre Military Cemetery.
COX Henry Jack Captain age 28 Royal Fusiliers (12th Btn) Born UN Son of Charles S William and Eliza Maunder Cox of Herne Bay Kent. Died 31.7.1917 1X l 1 Hodge Crater Cemetery.
BRIAN Herbert Cecil Lance Cpl B/2860 age 19. Life Brigade (B Coy, 8th Btn) Born Croydon. Son of Mrs Annie Marie Davies (formerly Brian) of 91 Church Road UN. and the late Eugene Owen Brian. Died 30.7.1915. 1 AA 5 Birr Cross Roads Cemetery.
GUNN David Lt age 22 Seaforth Highlanders 7th Btn Born Edinburgh. Son of John and Florence Ada Gunn. ‘Seaforth’ 83 Beulah Hill. Died 13.10.1917 XV1 C 21. Passchendaele British.
FERGUSSON E K O Captain age 22 Seaforth Highlanders (8th Btn) Son of The Rev John Moore Fergusson and Mrs Ethel C E Fergusson ‘Dalnabreck’ Highland Road UN. Died 26.1.1916 Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery.
PENMAN Geoffrey Evans Lt aged 19 The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) attd 11th Btn Machine Gun Corps. Son of Edgar and Jessie Penman ‘Ravenstone’ Farquhar Road UN Died 9.5.1917 I D 9 Mory Abbey Military Cemetery.
WALSH Allan MacPherson Lance Cpl 20383 age 28 Middlesex Regt (12th Btn) Son of Mrs J Walsh 51 Maberley Road UN Died 24.4.1916 A 21 Chipilly Communal Cemetery extension.
HEARTFIELD Albert Private 10905 no age given Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry (6th Btn) Husband of Eliza Harriet Heartfield 57 Maberley Road UN Died 23.9.1915 V 1 A 93 Bedford House Cemetery.
OWEN John Arthur Edward Private G/ 54254 age 19. Middlesex Regt 1st Btn. Son of John and Alice Owen 84 Queens Road UN Died 23.10.1918 11 D 3 Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery.
HUNT Edward Wallis Alleyne MC 2nd Lt age 24 Royal Flying Corps 18th Squadron. Son of Edward and Sarah Jane Hunt 24 Harold Road UN 1.5.1917 No grave reference. Neuville St Remy churchyard.
JAMES C Private 5807 age 24 Born UN Royal Fusiliers 13th Btn Son of Elizabeth James of Paddington, Middlesex and tyhe late Samuel Charles James. Died 23.4.1917 D 3 Chili Trench Communal Gavelle.
LYON W N I Cpl 2528 age 25 Worcestershire Regt (8th Btn) Transferred to (104411) 175th Coy Labour Corps. Son of William and Rose Ingram Lyon 54 Beulah Hill. Died 3.4.1918 P 1X O 3B St Sever Cemetery extension Rouen.
STEVENS J Pte L/11301 age 21. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 7th Btn. Son of James and Sarah Stevens 5 Naseby Road UN Died 28.9.1916. X1 B 1 Connaught Cemetery Thiepval.
PEARSON John Private 10609 age 18. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 2nd Btn Son of Joseph and Alice Pearson 13 Anerley Vale. Born TH C 5 Sailly-sur-la-Lys churchyard.
McLAREN R S Sjt G/480 age 24. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 6th Btn Husband of Alice McLaren of 4 St Aubyn’s Road UN. Son of Mr and Mrs J McLaren of Penge. Died 8.12.1917 V E 25 Rocquigny -Equancourt Road British Cemetery Manancourt.
WOOD Albert Victor Private 515029 age 20. London Regiment (London Scottish) 4th Btn Son of William John and Sarah Wood 2 Farquhar Road UN Died 17.8.1917 XV11 H 5A Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
BAXTER Thomas William Lance Cpl T/25078 no age given. Army Service Corps 15th supply depot. Husband of Ethel Wilks (formerly Baxter) of 10 Paddock gardens, Westow Street. Died 12.3.1915 1 A 40 Chocques Military Cemetery
PROVIS John Private 115381 age 32. Canadian Infantry 27th Btn. Born UN Son of George Stanton Provis and Emily Preston Provis of Dublin. Died 30.4.1917 1V c 41 Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
SCUTT Frank Sapper 101808 age 36 Royal Engineers (131sr Coy) Husband of S A Scutt 58 Gipsy Hill. Died 18.10.1915 A 13.8 St Sever Cemetery Rouen.
BRUCE George James Sjt 57010 age 27 Royal Field Artillery C Bty 59th Bde husband of Kathleen Bruce 29 Eagle Hill, son of Mr and Mrs J Bruce of Dulwich. Died 27.9.1918 11 F 24 Bucquet Road Cemetery Ficheux.
SANDS Percival Robert Cpl 120682 age 22 Royal Engineers HQ Special Coy. Son of Emma Emily Richardson (formerly Sands) ‘Woodlands’ 22 Farquhar Rd UN and the late William Henry James Died 5.11.1916 H 16 Longueval Road Cemetery.
HYMUS George William Henry Lance Cpl 290408 age 23 Royal Sussex Regiment ( 13th Btn) Husband of Ethel Kathleen Hayward (formerly Hymus) of 8 Bloomhall Road, Central Hill UN Died 10.3.1918 V C 13 Tincourt New British Cemetery.
SHEPPARD P A Private 40856 age 18 Devonshire Regt 8th Btn Son of Amy Jane Sheppard 9 Camden Hill Road UN Died 12.10.1917 1.8.28 Godewaersvelde British Cemetery.
LEAKEY Albert Private 26853 age 23 Royal Welsh Fusiliers (17th Btn) Son of Mrs Elizabeth Leakey of UN Died 16.8.1916 11 F 26 Dive Copse British Cemetery Sailly-Le-Sec
BROWN John Private 7845 age 26 London Regiment (1st / 13th Kensington Btn) Son of the late James Thomas Brown and Mrs Brown of UN Died 12.10.1916 1.O.42 Grove Town cemetery Meaulte
MONK Fred Private G/61793 age 38 Royal Fusliers 13th Btn Husband of Amy Monk 12 St Aubyn’s Road. Died 11.4.1917 1.M.4 Duisans British Cemetery Etrun.
TURNER John Henry William Lance Cpl G/61865 age 26 Royal Fusiliers (10th Btn) Husband of Lilian R Turner 13 Carberry Road UN. Died 14.4.1917 111 J 17 Duisans British Cemetery Etrun
HOWARD Cecil Cunningham 2nd Lt age 19 The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (A Coy 8th Btn) Son of John Alexander and Emily Gertrude Howard of 115 Church Road UN Died 23.5.1916 V A 7 Aubigny Communal Cemetery extension.
IVES H J M 2nd Lt age 30 Royal Field Artillery (C Bty 255th Bde) Husband of Alice May Ives (now Dunn) 5 Ranger Mansions (Ranger Road now Jasper Road) UN. Previously served in France with Prince of Wales’ Own Civil Service Rifles. Died 28.4.1917 V1 D 13 Aubigny Communal Cemetery extension.
LAYMAN Douglas Arthur Campbell 2nd Lt age 22 Lancashire Fusiliers 17th Btn Son of Arthur and Alice Layman of 4 Dulwich Wood Park. Died 22.2.1916 11 M 9 Bethune Town Cemetery.
SHEPHERD Harry James Driver M2/116504 age 28 Army Service Corps 35th Ammunition Sub Park Son of William and Annie Maria Shepherd 25 Lunham Road UN. Died 23.12.1917 V1 BB 28 Mendinghem Military Cemetery.
MARTIN John Cpl 4541 age 38 A.I.F. 54th Btn Husband of Louisa Martin 21 Whiteley Road Gipsy Hill. Born Sydney NSW Son of Thomas Martin. Died 4.9.1918 1V G 13 Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension.
GUTTRIDGE Charles Clements Private 345957 age 33 Devonshire Regiment 16th (Royal Devon and Royal North Devon Yeomanry) Husband of Mary Guttridge 92 Anerley Road UN eldest son of Charles William and Charlotte Guttridge. Died 2.9.1918 111 B 30 Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
GUNN Herbert Ernest Lance Cpl 1507 age 22 London Regiment (London Scottish) Son of John and Florence Ada Gunn ‘Seaforth’ 83 Beulah Hill UN Died 19.8.1916 111 H 1 Hebuterne Military Cemetery.
WILLIAMS Danvers Rifleman 25 / 151 age 19 New Zealand Rifle Brigade (3rd Btn 3rd) Son of Major H P and Mrs Williams 111 Central Hill UN. Died 19.5.1918 1 H 2 Hebuterne Military Cemetery.
FREER H Private 457 no age given Lincolnshire Regiment (10th Btn) Husband of R Freer 22 Queens Road UN Died 20.9.1917 1 E 4 Hargicourt British Cemetery.
BYWATERS F Driver 65768 age 41 Royal Field Artillery (C Bty 117th Brigade) Husband of Lilian Bywaters of Westow St UN Died 1.3.1919. Spec Men Woodgrange Park Cemetery, East Ham.
(Note: A note on the CWGC website says they are in the process of producing a special memorial to commemorate F Bywaters “as it is not possible to mark his actual grave.”
POULTON Oliver Victor Sjt 17319 age 30 Royal Engineers (15th Field Coy) Husband of E A Benstead (formerly Poulton) of 3 Salters Hill UN. Died 28.6.1917 1 C 1 Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery
BRIGNALL Frank Private 16748 age 37 Canadian Infantry (7th Btn) Born UN Son of James and Emma Brignall 61 Addison Road, Kensington. 24 4 1915 X1V A 10 Perth Cemetery (China Wall)
GRANT Ernest Sapper 386825 age 41 Royal Engineers 4th Signal Coy (Royal Monmouth) Husband of Hannah Grant, Brewer Street, London. Son of L and Fanny Grant of UN Died 5.7.1918 V D 47 Pernes British Cemetery.
HARDING Ferdinando Welch Smithers Private 514713 age 31 London Regiment (London Scottish) 14th Btn Husband of Dorothy B Harding 49 Alexandra Road UN. Son of Ferdinando W S and Mary Harding. Died 17.8.1917 XV11 H 4 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
(This list is currently incomplete. More new names to follow. Abbrieviatrions: Bde: Brigade; Btn: Battalion; Bty: Battery; Coy: Company TH: Thornton Heath UN: Upper Norwood)