The Fallen of Ewhurst and Ellen's Green, Surrey  
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During my research I have frequently encountered the names of men from the parish who served their country and fought for freedom in the First World War and through good fortune returned home. This page stands as a record and a tribute to them. 

Some of these men, whilst associated with the parish during their lives, for instance through birth, might not have been resident in the parish at the time of or after the conflict.

The 1901 Census indicates that at the turn of the century, Ewhurst and Ellen's Green returned 497 men and 499 women, giving a total of 996 inhabitants. Presuming that a third of the men at the time of the First World War would have fallen within the age bracket of service, approximately 165 men would have been available to serve. Statistically, this gives a horrific ratio when we consider that 51 men of the parish died as a result of the war.

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ANSELL, Job Job Ansell. Driver T/438664. 667 Company, Army Service Corps (Horse Transport). Born Ewhurst 1876. Enlisted Stoughton Barracks, Guildford 10/08/1918 (aged 41), medical classification B1 (due to aged greater than 40 on enlistment) and noted to be under height at 4ft 11in. Husband of Rosina Ansell (formerly Earl, married Oakwood Church 05/06/1907) father of Daisy (b1909), Phyllis, (b1912) and Arthur J (b1914) . Address 'Hill View', Cranleigh Road, Ewhurst. Occupation on enlistment, general carrier. Served at No2 Reserve Horse Transport, Blackheath before transferring on 10/01/1919 to 504 Company ASC based at Bovington. Job remained at Bovington until 12/06/1919 when he was dispersed to Crystal Palace before his demobilisation on 11/07/1919 at Woolwich. His military character was described as Very Good. (Source: British Army Service Records Online, Surrey Recruitment Register)
AUDLEY, Thomas Charles Thomas Charles Audley. 32nd Bn Middlesex Regiment. Born 1872, Corfe, Dorset. Married to Susan Audley (1901), father of Ralph Clifford Audley (b1902). 1901, gamekeeper living at Mare House, Albury. 1911, gamekeeper living at Keepers Cottage, Awbrook, near Haywards Heath On enlistment, Gardener at Warren Lodge, Ewhurst. Attested 30/06/1918. Medically graded B1. (No Medal Record Card, Home Service only?) (Surrey Recruitment Register)
AUSTEN, James Harry
(or AUSTIN)
James Harry Austen. Sergeant, R/9618, KRRC. Born Ewhurst 1895. Son of James & Elizabeth Austen. Ironmonger, attested Kingston, 25/01/1915, address Tiltwood Lodge, Crawley Down, Sussex. Family had left Ewhurst by 1901 (living in Tiltwood Lodge, Worth, Sussex, where James's father was a gamekeeper). Awarded DCM  "for conspicuous gallantry & devotion to duty when in charge of a dug-out. Though it was repeatedly blown in by enemy bombardment, he organised working parties with the greatest energy & coolness, keeping the entrance sufficiently clear to allow observation and admit air. Later, when the place became absolutely untenable, he successfully withdrew his party, without further casualties, to our lines, displaying throughout a splendid example of cheerfulness and great presence of mind." Awarded BWM & VM. (London Gazette 17/09/1917, Medal Record Cards, Surrey Recruitment Register)

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BAKER, Albert Victor Albert Victor Baker. Private, G/1291. 1st Bn The Queens (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. Born Lewes, 1889. Son of Benjamin & Elizabeth Baker. A butchers assistant in Ewhurst for James Ditton, living at 'Milk Hill', Ewhurst, in 1911. Arrived in France 17/12/1914. Wounded at the Battle of Loos 1915. Discharged 28/07/1916. Awarded 1915 Star, BWM, VM, Silver Wound Badge.  Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14, 17/4/15, 16/10/15. ( Source: Medal Records)
BAKER, William William Baker. Pte G/1280 6th Bn The Queens (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. Following medical examination  and enlistment in Ewhurst on 3rd September 1914, attested for service on 4th September 1914 at Stoughton Barracks, Guildford. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 26/9/14. Arrived in France on 1st June 1915. Remained on active service, participating in the Battle of Loos until wounded in the leg on 21st October 1915, returning to England on 4th November 1915. Discharged as no longer fit for military service on 19th July 1916 (Service records available on internet 2007).  William joined and served in the same battalion as fellow Ewhurst man Pte G/1286 Frank Dedman. For a full description of the service of these two men in France, see Private Frank Dedman. William was born Ewhurst June 1886, son of Charles & Emma Baker of Malquoits Lower Lodge. He was employed as a servant at Malquoits (1891 & 1901 Census), and was living at Malquoits Bothey as a Gardener Domestic  at the time of the 1901 Census. Gave occupation on enlistment as 'farmer'.
BANNISTER, Edward Edward Bannister. Corporal, 1976, B Company, 1/18th (County of London) Bn, London Regiment, later Private 69300, 19th Bn Royal Defence Corps. Born Liverpool, Lancs. Actor. Enlisted, Duke of York's Barracks, Chelsea, on 12/08/1914. Arrived in France 09/03/1915. 09/11/1915 Wounded (shell fragment to face). Evacuated to the UK 21/11/1915. Transferred to RDC 15/11/1917. Discharged 28/08/1918 (no longer fit for war service), gave address as Care of Mrs Parry, 'Oxmead', Ewhurst, Surrey. Awarded 1915 Star, BWM, VM & Silver Wound Badge.  (Soldier's Pension Record, Medal Record Card).
BENNETT, Cyril Buswell Fletcher Cyril Buswell Fletcher Bennett. Captain, 4th Bn East Surrey Regiment and Devonshire Regiment. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14.(Westlands Farm in 1914 Electoral Roll). Born Claygate 1881. Resident with brother (John Frederick Bennett, born Claygate c1878) at Westlands Farm in 1901 Census. Joined 4th Battalion (Militia) Durham Light Infantry in 1902. Served in South Africa in the last months of the Boer War. Joined the East Surrey Regiment in 1904  Arrived in France 14/06/1916. Awarded Sliver Wound Badge, BWM & VM. Medal award address 7 Victoria Terrace, Weymouth, Dorset. Medals are held by the Durham Light Infantry Museum (source, Medal Records Cards, DLI Museum,).
BICKNELL, Albert John

Albert John Bicknell. Born Fittleworth 09/11/1893. Son of Alfred & Elizabeth Bicknell, brother of Alfred (born 1898), Mary (born c1900), John (born c1904), Rose (born c1907) and Ralph (born c1908). In 1901 the family lived in The High Street, Amberley and by  1911 had moved to at Garmans Cottage, Warnham, Sussex.  Enlisted in Horsham on 09/09/1914. Became Private In the 7th Cavalry Reserve. Transferred to the Rifle Corps, becoming Private 10406 in April 1915. Transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, becoming Private 49089. Died 1980. Present and pictured seated next to his brother Alfred at the 'Welcome Home' meal in Ewhurst, May 1919. Awarded 1914 Star, BWM & VM.

Father of Thelma Bicknell.

BICKNELL, Alfred

Alfred Bicknell ('Alf'). Private 41686, 1st Bn South Staffordshire Regiment. The battalion served in Italy from as an element of 91st Brigade of 7th Division. Born Amberley 1898. Son of Alfred & Elizabeth Bicknell, brother of Albert (born 1893), Mary (born c1900), John (born c1904), Rose (born c1907) and Ralph (born c1908). In 1901 the family lived in The High Street, Amberley and by  1911 had moved to at Garmans Cottage, Warnham, Sussex. Present and pictured seated next to his brother Albert at the 'Welcome Home' meal in Ewhurst, May 1919. Awarded BWM & VM.
BONE, Charles Charles Bone. National Reserve. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 26/9/14. Husband of Georgina (born c1874. Gravesend) and father of Charles Henry Frederick. Following service as a soldier (mentioned as serving in South Africa in 1901, wife and son living in Wethersall Cottages, Barhatch Lane, Cranleigh), became publican of the Crown Inn, Ewhurst. Served with the Army Service Corps during the First World War.
BONE, Charles Henry Frederick Gunner L36871, 183rd (Hampstead) Howitzer Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born September 1899 in Ewhurst, son of Charles & Georgina Bone (father mentioned as serving in South Africa in 1901, wife and son living in Wethersall Cottages, Barhatch Lane, Cranleigh). Lodged at The Crown Public House, Ewhurst where his father was the publican (1914 Electoral Roll).  Enlisted in London (Whitehall) on 9/09/15. The 183rd was raised in Hampstead in August 1915, reaching its full compliment of  815 men in less than a month. Following training at Aldershot, the Brigade departed for active service in France. When Charles enlisted, he gave his age as 19 years old, when in fact he was a month short of his 16th birthday, his height at time of recruitment was recorded as 5ft 4inches.  He joined up and served with Walter Stemp, their service numbers being concurrent. Charles, a barman, is also mentioned in the Surrey Recruitment Register as having attested on 15/06/1917 in Guildford, aged 18 years exactly. Buried in Ewhurst. (Soldiers Pension Records online, Surrey Recruitment Register)
BRAY, George Henry George Henry Bray. Born in Ewhurst on 31/12/1874, the son of Daniel & Mary Bray. Daniel was the village police constable for approximately a decade, and the family had left the village by the time of the 1881 Census. George served with the Hampshire Regiment as a professional soldier from 20/11/1891 until his discharge due to ill health in 1901. During this period he served both at home and in South Africa, and was awarded the South Africa Medal. With the commencement of the First World War George enlisted in the Royal Berkshire Regiment, and served with them from 10/09/1914 until he transferred to the 159th Company Labour Corps on 09/05/1917. He had arrived in France on active service in June of 1916. Having attained the rank of Company Sergeant Major, George injured his left leg at the end of August 1918, and was evacuated to England. He was discharged from service in February 1919. At this period George and his wife, Annie Matilda, lived at Wheeler Street, Godalming, Surrey. They had 7 children. George was awarded a Silver Wound Badge, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. (Soldiers Pension Records online)
BROWN, Walter Walter Brown. Sergeant, 6415, 2nd Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment. Born Missenden, Bucks, 1883, son of Walter & Louisa Brown of Bookhurst Hill, Cranleigh. A plumber's labourer. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 26/9/14, 17/4/15 Ewhurst Green (1914 Electoral Roll). Enlisted Guildford 01/11/1901, aged 18 years 9 months, to serve 7 years with the colours,  5 years Reserves. During this period he served overseas in Gibraltar, Egypt and India. Transferred to the Reserves 01/11/1909 where he remained (by re-enlisting) until WW1.  Married Edith Annie Brown (nee Steer) on 02/09/1911. Son (Walter James Brown) born Cranleigh 19/12/1912. Family moved to Ellen's Green. Mobilized on 05/08/1914 and to France with the BEF on the 05/11/1914, to serve with 2nd Bn. Received a gunshot wound to his left leg in the Battle of Neuve Chapelle and was evacuated to the UK on 15/03/1915. Posted back to the BEF in France on 23/06/1915 with 3rd Bn, and remained there until wounded in action again (gunshot wound to thigh & ankle) whilst in action on  03/07/1916, evacuated to the UK two days later.  and 5th Bn R Berks Regt. Promoted to Sergeant  29/11/1915. Posted to Regimental Depot (Reading) 06/07/1916, discharged, no longer physically fit for war service 10/02/1917. Awarded 1914 Star, BWM, VM, Silver Wounds Badge. Brothers, (not Ewhurst men)  Frank, served with 2/R.Berks.Reg, and Roland, served with Royal Marine Light Infantry. (Source: British Army Service Records Online & Medal Record Card)
BUCKMAN, Michael

Michael Buckman. Private, 13301 Royal Berkshire Regiment, later Lance Corporal 116019 Machine Gun Corps. Born in Ewhurst in 1895, the son of James & Charlotte Buckman and brother of Charlie Buckman (b1892 Ewhurst). By 1901 the family has moved to Albury, Surrey.  He survived the war and was married in Guildford in 1919. (source 1901C, Free BDM & Medal Record Cards).

BUCKMAN, W W Buckman. Army Cyclists Corps. Born Ewhurst 1900. Engine Driver. Attested 11/04/1918. Medically graded A.  (Surrey Recruitment Register) Thought to be Albert William Buckman, born in Ewhurst 1900, son of Albert Edward Buckman & Sarah Ann Buckman (nee Randall).
BURST, Jack Jack Burst. Private. 27th Training Reserve Battalion at Dovercourt (near Harwich). Later became Pte 41155 Northamptonshire Regiment, later 59408 Suffolk Regiment. Born Ewhurst September 1899. Son of John & Eleanor Burst, of The Wheatsheaf Inn, Ellen's Green (1901 Census), later the Greyhound Inn, Cranleigh (1911 Census). Brother of Rose Burst (b1898) and Jesse Burst (b1902).  Farm Labourer.  Attested 26/10/1917. Awarded BWM & VM. Died Chichester 1949. (source 1901C, Free BDM, Surrey Recruitment Registers Vol44p57 & Medal Record Cards).
BUSS, George Victor George Victor Buss. Pte 39187, Suffolk Regiment. Born in Rudgwick in 1899, the son of Christopher & Olive Alice Buss and brother of Benjamin William Buss (b1892), Jack Buss (b1894), Albert Frank Buss (b1896) and Jennie Olive Buss (b1898) . In 1901 the family were living in Coophurst, Ewhurst, where Christopher was a farmer. George enlisted at Stoughton Barracks, Guildford, on 31/10/1917, aged 18 years and 2 months. He gave his occupation as 'hoopmaker', living with his parents in Ditches Green, Ockley. He expressed a preference to serve in the Army Service Corps, but became Private 39187 of the Suffolk Regiment. On 29/11/1917 George was transferred to 'F' Company 1st (Reserve) Garrison Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, and served at Bullswater Camp, near Purbright, Surrey, until 17/06/1918, when George was posted to the 16th Bn Suffolk Regiment (which had formed in Purbright on 01/06/1918). Three days later, the 16th Bn was absorbed into the 12th Bn Suffolk Regiment, part of 43rd Brigade, 14th (Light) Division. On 04/07/1918 George embarked for active service in France, arriving the following day. On 20/10/1918 he was admitted to Field Hospital due to a problem with his feet causing inflamed connective tissue. He rejoined his battalion on 01/11/1918, in time for the Armistice. George returned to England on 10/02/1919 and was demobilised a month later. He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. George's elder brother, Benjamin, died whilst on active service. (source  1901C, Free BDM, Medal record Cards, Soldiers Personal Records, Mr Victor Gould (grandson))

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CARPENTER, Ernest Valentine Ernest Valentine Carpenter. DM2/206953. Army Service Corps (MT Section). Born Ewhurst 1877, son of Thomas & Celia Carpenter and brother of Eljious (b1866), Mary Adelaide Olive (b1868) and Rosalie Jane (b1871). In 1881 & 1891 the family were living at Little Woolpits. On 09/11/1902 he married Hannah Carpenter (nee Bishop). In 1911 the couple were living in Twickenham, his given occupation being that of a chauffeur. Called up for Service & attested Kingston 22/08/1916. Medically graded B1. Address 2 St Leonards Cottages, Rydens Grove, Hersham. To France 20/01/1917, serving with 141 Section H.A.M.T. Returned to UK 07/10/1917, to hospital. Discharged 20/03/1918 under Army Order 265/17 (ill health due chronic bronchitis). Awarded BWM & VM. (Pension Record Online, Medal Record Card, Surrey Recruitment Register).
CHASE, Edward Robert

Edward Robert Chase. Private 25486. Born Guildford 1892. Son of Edward and Amelia. Enlisted as Private 2104 in the 2/1st Surrey Yeomanry (Territorial Force) (formed at Clapham, Sep 1914) on 05/10/1914 in Dorking, aged 20 years and 10 months. Transferred to the East Surrey Regiment 12/10/1916. Edward served on Home Service until 22/09/1916, when he joined the BEF in France. He was gassed twice (04/09/1918 and 21/10/1918)  Address 'Windmill Inn', Pitch Hill, Ewhurst. Demobilised at Hanwell and transferred to the Surrey Yeomanry 20/02/1919. Awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. (Source: British Army Service Records Online) Present at the 1919 Ewhurst Welcome Home meal.
CHILDS, Arthur Ernest Arthur Ernest Childs. Private 9653. 1st Bn The Queens (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. Born December 1889, Holmbury St Mary. Son of Arthur & Ruth Childs of The Green, Ewhurst (1901 Census), Brother of Mark Bernard Childs and Private William Childs. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 17/5/15, reported in Surrey Advertiser 15/5/15 as a Prisoner of War at Gottingen. Report of 450 members of the RWSR held as POWs, including William Rose.
CHILDS, Mark Bernard Mark Bernard Childs. Pte 10108, The Queens (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. Born 1892 Coldharbour. Son of Arthur & Ruth Childs of The Green, Ewhurst (1901 Census), Brother of  Private Arthur E Childs and Private William Childs. Woodman. Enlisted Guildford, 10/02/1912, aged 19 years 2 months. Completed basic training and posted to 1st Battalion, 24/05/1912. Posted to 2nd Battalion 24/01/1914, for service in South Africa. Suffered an injury in Africa (hernia?). Returned to the UK on 01/10/1914. Transferred to 3rd Bn. Discharged from service (from Fort Clarence, Rochester) on 14/12/1914 under King's Regulations 392 XVI (as no longer fit for war service). Address Ewhurst Green. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 26/9/14.  No wartime service overseas. (Soldier's Pension Records online).
CHILDS, John William John William Childs. Driver, 47283, (MT) Army Service Corps. Born 1882. Married Mary Jane Rowe in Cardiff in 1907, and had 3 children, Arthur William Childs (b1910), Ellen Alice Mary Childs (b1913) and Marguerite Childs (b1915). Having served with the Royal Navy from 8 years, being discharged in 1910, John Childs served as a lorry driver in the Motor Transport section of the Army Service Corps. He enlisted in London on 30/01/1915 aged 32, and arrived in Havre, France on 5/02/1915.He served with the 62 Company ASC at Rouen, but returned to England on 02/12/1915, having suffered an injury to his left knee. He was discharged from service as unfit on 18/03/1916. (Soldier's Pension Records online)
CLARK, H Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14 (possibly Henry Clarke of Heathside, 1914 Electoral Roll, or James Hamilton Clark, 1911 Census)
CLARK KENNEDY  Archibald Ewart Rev. Formerly Lt in RN and RNR. Captain 6th Bn Surrey Volunteer Reg. Mentioned as serving in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14, 11/8/20 Husband of Bertha Elizabeth & father of Betha Ewart and Archibald Edmund. Founder of the Ewhurst Scout Troop, 1908 (1911 Census)
CLARK KENNEDY Archibald Edmund

Lt, 1/5th Bn Queen's RWSR. Son of Rev A E Clark Kennedy, rector of Ewhurst. Born 23/04/1893 (Marlborough, Wilts). Educated at Wellington College & followed his father to Corpus Christi, Cambridge, to read natural science, before attending London Hospital Medical College. Volunteered for service at the outbreak of the war.  Served in India (Lucknow) with the battalion in 1915, remaining there until December 1915 when the battalion joined  12th Brigade in 12th Indian Division and moved to Mesopotamia. In  May 1916 the battalion transferred with Brigade to 15th Indian Division. 22/01/16, mentioned in Surrey Times as serving in Mesopotamia as 'part of Gen. Aylmer’s relief force'.  Referred to as the battalion's 'transport officer'. Awarded 1914/15 Star, BWM & VM. In  1916 he was recalled to the UK to complete his medical studies, qualifying as LRCP and MRCS in Jan 1918. He was commissioned once more into the RAMC and went to France as a medical officer for the Royal Field Artillery. He became Dean to the London Hospital Medical College (1937-53), wrote several books, and died in 1985. (full obituary)
CLARKE, Norman Percy Normal Percy Clarke. Lt Col 1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Born Kensington 1878. Son of M & M Clarke, The Warren, Ewhurst. Arrived in France August 1914 as a Captain. Ended the war as a Major. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 5/6/20
COLDMAN, Albert 236579, Royal Navy, HMS Drake. Born 4/11/1888 Ewhurst, Son of Henry & Mary Ann (1901 Census). Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14, 17/05/15 Brother of George Henry (b1879), Frederick Coldman (b1883, postman in 1901) and Edward Coldman (bootmaker possibly Acting Sgt 31371 Royal Engineers). (source PRO Seaman's Records)
COLDMAN, Frederick Private M/352020 Army Service Corps (MT section). Born Ewhurst 1883, registered as a postman in 1901 Census. Son of Henry and Mary Ann (1901 Census). Brother of George Henry (b1879),  Albert (b1888) and Edward Coldman. Enlisted 08/08/1914. Served in India.  Discharged to the Reserve on 20/06/1919. Address given as Hazelbanks, Ewhurst, Surrey. (Soldiers Pension Records online)
COLEMAN, James James Coleman. Private 1193, 3rd Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment Born Ewhurst 6/04/1859, carpenter. Enlisted Stoughton Barracks, Guildford 29/08/1914, discharged 16/11/1914 considered physically unfit for war service. It would appear that James had attempted to disguise his age on enlistment. (Soldiers Pension Records online)
COLEMAN, T T Coleman. Army Service Corps (MT Section). Born Ewhurst 1885. Married. Motor driver. Attested 12/01/1918. Medically graded B1.  (Surrey Recruitment Register). no further information.
COMPTON, Charles Born Ewhurst 1860. Private 136 Royal Sussex Regiment. Enlisted in Eastbourne 10/09/1914 having previously served 12 years with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Having served in India from 15/2/1916 until 10/6/1917, Charles, a Sergeant,  was discharged from service 17/09/1917 as no longer physically fit. (Soldiers Pension Records online)
CRESWELL, Edmund Fraser Major, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Aligarh, West Bengal, India, 17/12/1876, son of Col Edmund William Creswell & Emma Mary Creswell. Graduated from Royal Military Academy 21/03/1896. Arrived in France 14/10/1914 Gazetted DSO 02/06/1916, Mentioned in Despatches (Lon Gaz 22/06/1915, 01/01/1916 and 15/06/1916). Mentioned as serving (Capt) in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14. (occasionally Cresswell) Awarded 1914 Star, BWM VM. Address for medal applications noted as Chemical Warfare Experimental Establishment, Porton, Wiltshire. (source London Gazette, Medal Cards)
CRESWELL, Edmund William Colonel. Royal Engineers. Born Gibraltar c1850. Commission Lt gazetted 08/01/1870, Capt 08/01/1882. Husband of Emma Mary Creswell & father of  Mary D (born India c1876), Annie J (born c1876), Edmund Fraser (born India 1876), Ruth Leslie (b1879 d1939), Agnes C (born c1882), Alesin (born c 1892), John (b c1895). Mentioned as serving in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14 (resident in Cobham in 1901).(occasionally Cresswell)
CRESWELL, John Royal Navy. Born Shoeburyness, Essex c1895. Son of Col Edmund William Creswell. Husband of Chrysal Hawkshaw (m1926). Subsequently attended RN Staff College Greenwich (1927), promoted Commander 1929, served in the submarine L33, 1929, and as staff officer (operations) to Admiral Brand in the Atlantic Fleet flagship. Instructor at the RN Staff College, Greenwich, 1930-2. Commanded the sloop HMS Falmouth on the China Station, 1932-3. Staff officer (operations) to Rear-Admiral Raikes, based in Alexandria, 1936, and then joined the Training and Staff Duties Division of the Admiralty, 1936-7 and from 1939, instructing of Merchant Navy officers. During 1938 he was on the staff of the RN College, Greenwich. Died 20/07/1973. Mentioned as serving in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14. (occasionally Cresswell)
CROOMBES, Alfred Edgar Private 6524, 5th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Born Westbourne, Sussex 1876 Married Susan Hill, registered Bromley 27/01/1900. Father of John Andrew (b11/02/06), Alfred Henry (b15/12/01), Evelyn Lydia (b10/07/00) and William Hermon (b18/07/04).  Enlisted at Stoughton Barracks, Guildford, on 07/07/1916, aged 40 years and 6 months, with occupation given as gardener. Address Heathside, Ewhurst, Surrey. On 06/07/1917 Alfred transferred to 107th Protection Company of the newly formed Royal Defence Corps, which was formed from troops that were too old or unfit for overseas service. The RDC was used for guard duties at important locations and at PoW camps. On 14/08/1917 he was posted to A Company of 13th Bn RDC. On 22/02/1918 he was posted to "C" Protection Company RDC (Queensborough), on 18/05/18 to 68 Protection Company RDC, and finally to 32nd Bn Middlesex Regiment on 03/12/1918. Demobilised 16/02/1919. (Source: British Army Service Records Online)
CUMBER, Horatio Benjamin Driver 015575 or 323376, 605 MT Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Born Ewhurst 1894 Son of Thomas & Thirza Cumber of 12,Hazelbank Cottages (1901 Census). Brother of William Thomas M (b 1883), Silvane Gilbert (b 1884), Ivan Louis (b 1897), Vernon Marcus (b 1891) Married Beatrice Ellen Stilwill 04/11/1916, Elstead. Enlisted 07/03/1916, served with the Army Ordinance Corps, the Royal Fusiliers and the 3rd Bn London Regiment Demobilised 29/11/1919, noted as having suffered from dysentery and malaria. Address on demob Avenue Road, Elstead, Godalming. (Source: British Army Service Records Online)
CUMBER, Ivan Louis Private 42651, East Surrey Regiment and Private 65257 Royal Fusiliers. Born Ewhurst 1887. Son of Thomas & Thirza Cumber of 12, Hazelbank Cottages (1901 Census). Brother of William Thomas M (b 1883), Silvane Gilbert (b 1884), Horatio Benjamin (b 1894), Vernon Marcus (b 1891)
CUMBER, Vernon Marcus Private 41241 Bedfordshire Regiment and Private 37845 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Born Ewhurst 1891. Son of Thomas & Thirza Cumber of 12,Hazelbank Cottages (1901 Census). Brother of William Thomas M (b 1883), Silvane Gilbert (b 1884), Ivan Louis (b 1887), Horatio Benjamin (b 1894),
CUMBER, William Thomas Private 71473 and 176779. Born Ewhurst 1883 Son of Thomas & Thirza Cumber of 12,Hazelbank Cottages (1901 Census). Brother of Vernon Marcus (b 1891), Silvane Gilbert (b 1884), Ivan Louis (b 1887), Horatio Benjamin (b 1894). Enlisted 25/10/1916. given occupation on enlistment, carpenter. Medical grade C2. Tested at Woolwich on 28/10/1916, William was found 'skilled' as a carpenter and allotted to the 29th Bn Middlesex Regiment (Eastern Command Works Battalion). He then served with the Bedford  Regiment from 16/11/1916,  327rd Bn (Home Service) of the Labour Corps from 30/04/1917, 301st Company, Labour Corps from 12/04/1918, and 343rd Works Company (Home Service) Labour Corps. Married Florence Palastanga in New Malden on 03/08/1918. Demobilised, 17/02/1919.

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DAY, William John Army Service Corp. Born 1883 Ewhurst. Son of Edward Day of Buildings Farm, Gadbridge Lane. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 26/9/14
DEDMAN, Richard David Richard David Dedman. Private, 31361, Norfolk Regiment. Born  1898.  Son of James and Ann Dedman.  1901, living with siblings Rose A, Mary, Lucy (b1889), Sgt James George Dedman (b1893) L/Cpl Frank William John Dedman(b1896), Richard David (b1898), and his niece Mary Jane at Horseblock Hollow, in the north west of the parish (Bar Hatch Lane).  Enlisted 19/05/1916.  Called up for service, aged 18 years 7 months at Guildford on 19/12/1916. (physically small, 5ft 1inch tall, occupation, Labourer, address Winterfold Cottage, Albury, Surrey.) Served at Sandhill Camp, Sutton Veny, Wilts, with 43rd Training Reserve Battalion. To Egypt 28/07/1917 (embarked Southampton, to Alexandria). To 78 General Hospital 21/09/1918, rejoined unit in Cairo 23/12/1918. Reposted to 1/4th Norfolk Reg, 22/05/1919, to 2/19th Bn London Regiment as Pte, 617531, 24/09/1919, left Alexandria for the UK for demobilization aboard the Magdalena, 13/03/1920. Demobilized 23/04/1920. BWM & VM.
DENYER, Thomas William Private 1293, 1st Bn The Queens (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, transferred to Private 33968 Gloucestershire Regiment. Born 1890 Ewhurst. Son of Thomas & Hannah Denyer (1901 Census). Brother of Private George Albert Denyer, Ethel Alice Denyer (who married Pte David Girling), and Ada Denyer. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14, 17/4/15, 16/10/15. Husband of Margaret Victoria. Latterly (1938) captain of the Ewhurst bell ringers, died 18/06/59 aged 69. Buried in Ewhurst.
DUFFELL, William Private 53809. Born Leatherhead, May 1900. Enlisted at Guildford on 20/06/1918, in the 53rd (Young Soldiers) Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Medically graded A. Occupation given as carter, address Plough Cottage, Plough Lane, Ewhurst. Transferred to 51st (Graduation) Bn KRRC on 06/07/1918, transferred 13th Bn KRRC 04/04/1919 (overseas on 25/03/1919). Served at Schlebusch, south of Dusseldorf. Discharged 31/03/1920. Son of William Duffell of Plough Cottage. (Source: British Army Service Records Online,  Surrey Recruitment Register)

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EDE, William Henry

Gunner 33458, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born  Ewhurst 1892. Son of William Ede (1901 Census, living on Ewhurst Green). Brother of Peter (1890) and Arthur (b 1894). Lived in Hazelbank (1914 Electoral Role). William enlisted in Kingston on 27/06/1910, when he was 18 years and 3 months old. At the time of enlistment he gave his occupation as that of 'groom' to A Toswell, a coachman living at Fair View, Coombe Warren.  Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 26/9/14. Awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. (Surrey Recruitment Register)

EDWARDS, Newton

William Henry Newton Edwards. Born Camberwell 1884. In 1891 Newton was living with his grand parents, Eli and Charlotte Buckman in Rowhook (1).   1911 Census, as a labourer, he was living with his uncle & aunt George & Jane Steer, in Montague Cottage, Ewhurst. Pictured at the "Welcome Home" meal in Ewhurst (May 1919) with what appears to be a Silver War Badge. (identified by Thelma Bicknell 2010). (1) Eli had married the widow Charlotte Edwards in 1879. Charlotte had  3 children by her previous marriage to William Edwards, Jane (b Capel 1854) who wed George Steer in 1890,  Michael (b Warnham c1857), Henry (b Haslemere c 1859), John (b Ewhurst c 1862), Charlotte (b Rudgwick c 1864), Elene (b c 1866), Emma (b c 1868), and Fanny (b c1871).  In 1861 William & Charlotte were living in Ellen's Green, and moved to Rowhook c1863.
EDWARDS, William Thomas Corporal, 4th Field Bakery, Army Service Corps*. Born 1876 Tunbridge Wells. Husband of Mary Edwards (nee Sims), father of Thomas Claude and Norah Joan (b 02/03/1909), gardener at Northe Breache for the Frecheville's in 1901 (Census). Re-enlisted 18/04/1918, as Pioneer WR43489 in the Road & Quarry Troops, Royal Engineers. Called up for service 04/07/1918 & attested the following day. Medically graded B1. Posted to the BEF 12/08/1918. Discharged 06/04/1919. Home address, The Lodge, High Wykehurst, Ewhurst (presumably still working for the Frecheville's). *Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/09/14, 17/04/15. (Source: British Army Service Records Online, Surrey Recruitment Register)
ELDRIDGE, Henry Henry Eldridge. Sapper, 204168, Royal Engineers. Born Farncombe February 1885  Son of William & Mary Ann Eldridge, brother of Private George William Eldridge . Bricklayer. Address Hazelbanks Cottages, Ewhurst. Husband to Ada Eldridge (nee Knight) on 12/05/1906 at the Holy Trinity Church, Guildford. Father to William George Eldridge (b Ewhurst 27/11/1906) and Sidney Henry Eldridge (b Ewhurst 10/08/1908). Enlisted Chatham 24/10/1916 (at the Royal Engineer's Depot), aged 31 years 8 months (medically graded A). Served as a bricklayer with Depot Labour Battalion in Southampton and Conway. Transfered to the Leicester Regiment 08/09/1917 as Pte 46562. Returned to the RE 30/01/1918, and posted to General Base Depot. Served with 248 Field Company RE, No 2 Company Recruit Battalion R.E and the Experimental Tunnelling Section No1 RE. Returned to the UK from France 30/03/1918. Suffered from trench fever and awarded a disability (less than 20%) pension. To Z Class Reserve & demobilised 23/02/1919. Awarded BWM & VM  (Service Records Online, Medal Record Card)
ELLIOTT, William John 1st Class Air Mechanic, Royal Flying Corps. Born Ewhurst, 20/08/1889. Son of George & Mary Elliott and elder brother of Private Thomas Elliott . In 1901 the family were living in Ellen's Green. Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate number 4951, issued on 06/07/1917 at the London & Provincial Flying School, Edgware. Address given on certificate: 27, Fovehow Road, Shanghai, China. (source Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificates online) (Photograh Archive)
ENGLISH, Frank Headmaster, Ewhurst School from 1912. Volunteered December 1915, returned 1919, but resigned soon after. (possibly Lt Frank Goodhand English of the Cheshire Regiment - preliminary search of commissioned officers in the Medal Record Cards)
   
ETHERINGTON, Seth

Elder brother of Private Alfred Etherington. Born Rudgwick 19/02/1879, son of James & Eliza of Cox Green. Emigrated to Vancouver, Canada. Departed the UK with his brother Alfred (Alf) from Liverpool on the SS Southwark on 26/04/1906 bound for Quebec. Given occupation, farmer. On enlistment in the Canadian Army Seth gave his occupation as Express Driver, and his address as 815 Drake Street, Vancouver, B.C.  He enlisted in Vancouver on 17/06/1917 but had previously tried to enlisted in 231st Seaforth Highlanders, but had been rejected due to defective eyesight. Survived the war. Service number 525305

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FIELD, Harvey Edward Acting Corporal 5071. The Queens (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. Born 1893 Cranleigh (1901 Census). Son of Edwin and Alice Field of Winterfold Farm. Wounded at the Battle of Loos 1915. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 2/10/15
FRANCIS, Frederick John Frederick John Francis. Able Seaman 236578, Royal Navy. Born 29/06/1889 Cranleigh. Son of Frank & Eliza Francis of Cotton Row, Holmbury St Mary. Brother of Able Seaman Charles Francis. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14, 17/5/15. (source PRO Seaman's Records)

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GIDDING, J Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14
GILL, Arthur Alfred Arthur Alfred Gill. Lance Corporal G/1284 3rd Bn The Queens (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. Lodging at Lower Lodge, Holmbury in 1914 (Electoral Roll). Born 05/09/1888 in Elstead, one of 4 sons of Arthur Gill & Emily Sarah Bookham who served and returned. At the start of the century he moved into the parish and became a gardener for the Joynson-Hicks family of Holmbury.

Arthur enlisted in Cranleigh on 31/08/1914 and arrived in France on 17/12/1914 along with another Ewhurst man, Albert Killick. A joint letter from the two soldiers to the Ewhurst Women’s Liberal Association was quoted in the Surrey Advertiser on 17/05/1915.  The letter was in response to parcels sent to the men, and they stated that: “we are the only Ewhurst chaps together, but we are just as happy as if they were all here.”  They were joined in 1916 by Albert's brother, Frederick Killick, who was killed in action on 03/07/1916. Presumably Arthur participated in the battalion's actions near Guillemont in November 1916, the appalling conditions of which are referred to in the section on Albert Killick and it is likely that these condition led to Arthur suffering from trench foot. His friend Albert was killed in this action on 03/11/1916.

Arthur was admitted to 2nd S General Hospital, Bristol on 09/11/1916 until 06/12/1916 with trench feet. He then entered hospital at Eastern Command Depot, Shoreham-by-Sea, from 02/01/1917 until 30/04/1917 suffering again from trench feet and rheumatism. On 10/07/1917 Arthur was found guilty of including his location in a letter and sentenced to 28 days Field Punishment No1, of which 14 days were subsequently remitted. On 18/09/1917 Arthur was admitted to hospital in Norfolk, where he remained until 01/12/1917. On 14/04/1918 Arthur was wounded and returned to England on 18/04/1918. He remained at the 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester from 18/04/1918 until 08/11/1918 with a gunshot wound to the ulnar side of his left hand. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14, 17/4/15. Awarded the 1915 Star, BWM & VM. Demobilised from service on 29/03/1919, giving his address as Highdown Heath, Godalming, Surrey. Married Ellen Violet Wisdom on 20/12/1919, and the family moved away from Ewhurst in 1928. Died 21/05/1967. Information from Colin Pipe, grandson of Arthur Gill and Service Records Online. (Photograph Archive).

GIRLING, David David Girling. Private 15078, Royal Marines. Born Hascombe 18/07/1892, son of David & Caroline Girling. Assistant Gardener. Enlisted London 26/08/1910. Parents lived at Ewhurst Place, Ewhurst, Surrey. Trained at Deal Royal Marine Depot, Kent. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14, 17/4/15. Served on HMS Cleopatra, a Caroline Class Light cruiser from her commissioning in June 1915 and HMS Dauntless, a Danae Class light cruiser, from her commissioning in December 1918. Married Ethel Alice Denyer in Ewhurst on 06/05/1920. Re-enlisted on 27/02/1922. Trained as a farrier/blacksmith. On termination of his second period of engagement, transferred to the Reserve on 26/08/1931. Mobilized to the Royal Marine Depot at Deal, Kent on 02/09/1939 to serve in the Second World War. Killed as a result of enemy bombing on  29/10/1940, aged 48. At 1640 hours three HE bombs were dropped in the barracks, the casualties being 1 Officer and 7 other ranks killed, 6 Officers and 6 other ranks wounded. Buried in Deal Cemetery, Kent. (Royal Marine Personal Records, CWGC)
GODSELL, Allan Henry Allen Henry Godsell, Corporal, M2/054103, 277 Company (M.T), Army Service Corps. Born Freshwater, Isle of Wight, 28/08/1881. Had served in South Africa 1901-02. Civilian occupation, Chauffeur. Address High Wykehurst, Ewhurst, Surrey. Husband of Mary Janet Rosa Godsell (nee Cole, married Lurgashall 1914). Father to Ralph Allen Godsell & Miriam Godsell. Enlisted aged 33 years 7 months at Bulford Camp, 06/03/1915, having previously served with the Territorial Force of t.he Army Service Corps (joined 10/09/1914). Embarked at Southampton on the  S.S. King Edward 10/03/1915, landing at Rouen, France, the following day. Posted to 47th (2nd London) Divisional Supply Column. Returned to the UK 31/03/1919. Awarded 1914/15 Star, BWM, VM. Address on demobilisation Brookdene, Cranleigh, Surrey.
GOODWIN, Charles George Charles George Goodwin. Petty Officer, 218118, Royal Navy. Born 23/03/1886 Pampisford, Cambridge. Son of George & Emma Goodwin of Rectory Lodge, Ewhurst (1901 Census).  1911 aboard a depot ship in Portland (as an Able Seaman). Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14, 17/4/15. Joined the Royal Navy as a boy in 1904. Served until 1926. HMS Speedwell (Sharpshooter class gunboat) and HMS Colleen (shore establishment). (source PRO Seaman's Records)
GOODWIN, Ernest Alfred Ernest Alfred Goodwin. Company Quarter Master Sergeant, R/1403, 12th (Service) Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Born 1893 Savernake, near Marlborough, Wilts. Son of George & Emma Goodwin of Rectory Lodge, Ewhurst (1901 Census). 1911, employed as a footman by Mr P C Cunningham of 6 Stanhope Garden, Kensington. Enlisted in Ewhurst on 01/09/1914, gave occupation as 'chauffeur'. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14. Arrived in France 23/07/1915. 01/12/1917 wounded (gunshot wound) to left upper arm. 11/12/1917 evacuated to England, to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester. Reported as wounded in the Surrey Times  02/03/1918. Returned to France 06/05/1918. Transferred to Z Class Reserve 24/02/1919. Awarded 1915 Star, BWM & VM. Lived in Greenfield Cottage, Ewhurst, in 1920. (Medal Record Card, Service Records Online)
GOODWIN, Percy Frederick Lance Corporal  GS/2071, The Queens (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, transferred to the Royal Engineers WR135547 and 318587 (source: Medal Cards). Born 1890 Savernake, near Marlborough, Wilts. Son of George & Emma Goodwin of Rectory Lodge, Ewhurst (1901 Census). Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 15/07/16. Enlisted 07/09/1914, arrived in France 27/07/1915, suffered a bullet wound to the back on 04/07/1916 in France, evacuated to England 09/07/1916, discharged as no longer physically fit for war service on 03/04/1918. (Soldiers Pension Records online)

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HAMLYN, William H Private 65637 Army Service Corps transferred Private 638959 Labour Corps. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14. Arrived in France, 30/03/1915. Awarded 1915 Star, BWM & VM. (Medal Record Card).
HAMSHIRE, James Eli Born Ewhurst 1899, the son of James E and Dinah Hamshire and brother of Emma R (b1897). The family lived in Ellens Green in 1901 (where James senior was a grocer/baker). James enlisted in Dorking on 22/05/1917, aged 18 years and 5 months, and giving his occupation as 'motor driver'. He joined the 32nd Training Reserve Battalion, then one month later becoming Private 204448 of the 5th Bn East Surrey Regiment. (source 1901 Census, Medal Record Cards, Surrey Recruitment Register  vol44p1)
HAMSHERE, W G Possibly William, a farmer, of Hill House. Born 1869 Ewhurst (1901 Census) . Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14
HAYNES, Charles Albert Edward Charles Albert Edward Haynes. Gunner, 69820, 42nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born Ewhurst 1891, the son of Alfred & Emma Haynes, brother of Alfred (b1883), Dorothy (b 1893) and George (b1900). By 1901 the family had left Ewhurst and were living in The Larels, Agates Lane, Ashtead. At enlistment Charles worked as a 'town carman' for C H Chitty, (Coal Merchant), Ashtead.  He attested Kingston on 03/05/1912  and went to France with the BEF on 19/08/1914. He was wounded an awarded a Silver Wound Badge, and the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. (source 1881C, Surrey Recruitment Register vol35p150, Free BDM, Medal Record Card).
HEATH, Frederick Dunbar Captain, 2nd Bn Royal Sussex Regiment. Wounded in Action. Younger brother of Captain Raymond Heath. Son of Raymond and Flora Jean Heath. Served as a Lieutenant Colonel with 8th Bn Royal Sussex Regiment and the Pioneer Corps in the Second World War. Died 23/10/54 aged 64.
HEDGER Percy F16146, Royal Navy. Born Ewhurst 25/06/1882. Son of Ellen & Frank Hedger, brother of Frank (b1876), Ernest (b1878) and John (b 1882). (source PRO Seaman's Records & 1901 Census)
HOY William James 61219 and 289909 Royal Navy Born 14/04/1875 Ewhurst. (source PRO Seaman's Records)
HULL, Rowland

Gunner 174107 (formerly 207060), 150th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Ewhurst 1891, the son of Frederick and Anne Hull, brother of Archibald Hull (b1888), Lydia Hull (b1890), and Beatrice Aileen Hull (b1898). The 1901Census indicates the family lived at Somersbury Farm, Ewhurst. At the age of 26 years and 6 months Rowland attested in Cranleigh on 11/12/1915 and was transferred to the Army Reserve (possibly because of his agricultural occupation). He was mobilized on 17/1/1917 and was trained at No 4 Depot RFA. He arrived in France on 20/06/1917, being posted to 30th Siege Battery RGA on 24/7/1917. On 24/09/1917 he received a mild wound from a gas shell. On 30/11/1917 Rowland was transferred to Base, before joining 150th Siege Battery RGA on 15/12/1917. Whilst at home on leave Rowland was treated for illness at Warren Road War Hospital, Guildford. During which time his father applied that he might be demobilized as an agricultural worker. This application was turned do as Rowland was currently serving overseas (although recognised that at that time he was in England in hospital with a minor illness) and he rejoined his unit in France. He was demobilized on 16/01/1919, and subsequently awarded the BWM & VM. (Service Record Online)

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JENNER, Frank Clifford 223556 RN b Ewhurst 26 mar 1887 (source PRO Seaman's Records)
JERRELD Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14
JONES Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14
JOYNSON-HICKS, Sir Richard Cecil Second Lieutenant, 1st Bn Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), wounded in action 25th September 1915, on first day of the Battle of Loos (Bn War Dairy). Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14. Son of Sir William Joynson-Hicks, 1st Viscount Brentford (mentioned in 1914 Electoral Roll). Born 15/11/1896 in London, commissioned 16/12/14. Later commissioned into RFC and RAF.  Father was chairman of the House of Commons Parliamentary Air Committee during WW1. Died 27/6/1958.

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KEMP F Gunner, RGA wounded December 1917 (Surrey Times)
KENNETT, Frederick Arthur

Sapper, 366118. Born Wandsworth 1882, son of Robert E and Helen H Kennett, brother of Helena R (b1873), Robert W (b1874), Elizabeth M (b1877), William G (b1880), Marjorie A (b1883). The 1891 and 1901 Census returns show the family living in Fulham, London. Frederick enlisted on 24/06/1916, and was called up for service on 14/05/1917, aged 34 years & 9 months. At this time he lived in Hazelbank Stores, Ewhurst, and gave his occupation as Grocer & General Dealer. He had married Lucy Beatrice Kennett (nee Kettle) in Putney Baptist Chapel, London, on 29/06/1906. Following training at No 4 Depot RFA, Frederick was posted as a driver to 56th (Reserve) Battery, RFA on 18/5/17 and then posted to 20th (Reserve) Battery RFA on 03/9/1917 before returning to the 56th (Reserve) Battery RFA on 02/10/17.  Frederick received a compulsory transfer to the RE Tyne Electrical Engineers at Gosport on 20/9/1918 to qualify as an electrician at the Tyne Electrical Engineers School (formerly the School of Electrical Lighting) at Gosport, Portsmouth. On 03/10/1918 he remustered as a Sapper (RE), following which he was transferred to 16 AA Coy RGA at Broughty Ferry (near Dundee) where presumably Frederick was involved with anti-aircraft/Zepplin duties, possibly searchlights. He was demobilized on 11/03/19. Having suffered from varicose veins & bronchitis, both aggravated by military service, Frederick received a 20% disability pension. His Home Service did not entitle him to campaign medal awards.

KERTY Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 26/9/14
KILBURN Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14

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LEDGER, Alec Lloyd Royal Navy F5225. Born Ewhurst 07/06/1884. Son of George Knightly & Alice Ledger of Burstowes Croft. Brother of Harold (b1881), John (b1882), Ivy Alice (b1886), Myrtle (b1891) and Denis (b1896). (source PRO Seaman's Records)
LEDGER Denis Petty Officer, M31406, Royal Navy, served on HMS Ajax and HMS Exeter, stationed at Scapa Flow. Born Ewhurst 12/02/1896, Son of George Knightly & Alice Ledger of Burstowes Croft (information from John Ledger, son & 1901 Census). Brother of Harold (b1881), John (b1882), Alec (b1884), Ivy Alice (b1886) and Myrtle (b1891). Married Doris Saunders, daughter of Samuel Saunders. (Photograph Archive). School friend of Walter Stemp.
LEVESON-GOWER, William Spencer Commander, Royal Navy. Born London 11/07/1880. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser as W S LEVESON-GOWER 19/9/14, Holmbury House (now MSSL). The younger son of Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville. Became a naval cadet in 1894. In 1896 served in the China station. 1898 promoted to Lieutenant and stationed to the Red Sea and then the Cape of Good Hope. Promoted to Commander in 1913 after commanding a number of destroyers, and led a number of destroyer divisions in WW1 for which he was awarded the DSO. On 24/05/1916 he married Lady Rose Constance Bowes-Lyon, the elder sister to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. He remained in the RN after the war, achieving the rank of Vice Admiral before his retirement in 1935. In 1937 he became the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man, and the 4th Earl Granville in 1939. William died on 25/06/1953. Holmbury House had been built for the Hon. Frederick Leveson-Gower, William's grandfather, in 1870. The family sold the property in 1919.
LONGHURST, Charles Albert 12654 Royal Marines (Portsmouth Division). Born 09/05/1888 Brighton. Son of Albert & May Longhurst (1901 Census).  Enlisted 17/09/1902. Married 26/02/1910. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14, 17/4/15. Discharged from service, 24/07/1922 and gave address as Hillview, Cranleigh Road, Ewhurst, Surrey.  Awarded 1914 Star, BWM & VM.  (source RM Records Online, PRO)
LORD, Herbert L Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 26/9/14 (thought to be Herbert Lord born Wantage, visitor in Ewhurst in C1911, aged 21. He was visiting his sister, Louisa Nibbett, and her husband Herbert Nibbett, lodgekeeper of Lower Lodge, Holmbury St Mary. At the time he was an unemployed machine fitter.).

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MANN, Albert George Albert George Mann. Born Ewhurst May 1892. Son of William & Mary Mann. Gardener, 1911 lodging at Woolpit Bothy, Ewhurst. Married. Attested 15/05/1918. Medically graded B2. No medal Record Card, home service only?  (Surrey Recruitment Register)
   
MANN, Harold Reginald Harold Reginald Mann, Kings Royal Rifle Corps (53rd Young Soldiers Battalion). Born Ewhurst October 1899. Son of William & Mary Mann. Shop Assistant. Attested Dorking 19/11/1917. Medically graded B1. No medal Record Card, home service only? (Surrey Recruitment Register)
MASON, Albert Edward

Gunner 65729 Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Shoreham (Portslade), Sussex (1883), the  Son of George William and Julia Maria Mason, brother of Julia Maria b 1879, George Frederick b1880, Arthur b1888, Frank b1891 & Lily b1897. The 1891 & 1901 Census returns show the family living in Brookhurst Cottages, Ewhurst Road, Cranleigh.  Following a medical examination in Cranleigh on 26/10/1915, Albert enlisted in Guildford on 08/11/1915, aged 32 years 7 months, with his brother in law Edward Albert Thayre and Sydney Tett.   Albert gave his address as Alloways, Ewhurst, occupation as Painter and next of kin as his wife Ethel Frances (nee Thayre), whom he had married in Ewhurst on 03/06/1911. The couple had one daughter, Hetty Sylvia, born Cranleigh 11/05/1916. Albert joined No 1 Depot RGA at Dover on 08/11/1915 and was posted to 21 RGA on 11/11/1915. Albert was subsequently posted 89th Siege Battery in Leith on 11/12/1915 (unit armed with two Mk1 12inch Railway Howitzers). He qualified as a Signaller, remaining in Leith until 30/12/1915 when his unit moved to Bexhill before embarking for Overseas Service at Southampton on 29/04/16. The unit landed in Havre the following day. Albert returned home on leave 04-17/10/1918, and with the end of the conflict, returned from France on 22/01/1919. He was demobilized on 19/02/1919. Received his medals (VM & BWM) at Roselynn, Mount Road, Cranleigh on 22/08/1921. Mentioned as serving, Surrey Advertiser 19/09/1914 and 17/04/1915. (source Service Records Online.)

MATHEW, Sydney Herbert Believed to be Private 5565 (becoming Pte 202282) of the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment. Son of Thomas & Eleanor Mathew, of Malquoits Farm Cottage, Ewhurst, brother of Thomas Charles Mathew. Born Ewhurst 1891.

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NASH, Albert Sergeant 4285 (becoming 241378), Worcestershire Regiment. Born 1888. Son of the son of Albert Pinnyeste (died 1914) and Mary Jane Nash, brother of William George Nash (b 1889) and Ada Nash (b1891). In 1901 the family were living in Willinghurst Cottage, Wonersh.  Gassed July 1916, wounded (gunshot wound to leg) 9/10/17. Mentioned as serving, Surrey Advertiser 10/11/17. Mentioned as wounded, Surrey Times 03/11/1917. Awarded the BWM & VM.
NASH, William George

Private M2/053628 Army Service Corps. Born Albury 1889 (from C1901), the son of Albert Pinnyeste (died 1914) and Mary Jane Nash, brother of Albert Nash (b1888) and Ada Nash (b1891). In 1901 the family were living in Willinghurst Cottage, Wonersh. On 16/03/1915, at the age of 26, William enlisted at Grove Park, London. He gave his address as Woolpits Cottages, Ewhurst, his wife as Minnie Nash (nee Weston) whom he had married in St Pauls Church, Chichester on 10/02/1915. The couple had two daughters, Mary Louisa (02/09/1916) and Minnie Elizabeth (02/09/1916) born in Chichester. On enlistment William gave his occupation as Motor Lorry Driver (occupation on enlistment), and therefore joined the MT section of the Army Service Corps. He embarked on S.S. Queen Alexandra in Southampton on 27/3/1915, landed Rouen 28/3/1915 and was  attached to No 329 (MT) Company, South Midlands Divisional Ammunition Park. William returned to England on leave between 31/12/15 and 08/01/16, during which time he lost his ammunition belt & pouches, for which he forfeited 3 shillings & 5 pence from his pay as punishment. He was transferred to Italy on 31/10/17, returning to England on 18/12/1918. On 31/3/19 William was discharged from service, and subsequently awarded the  1915 Star, BWM & VM. Mentioned as serving, Surrey Advertiser 10/11/17.  (source Service Records Online.)

NELSON, John

Gunner 88041RFA  Born Hants 1879. Resident of Ewhurst Green, enlisted Guildford 02/02/1915, aged 35 yrs 5 months. Occupation on enlistment,  Gardener, subsequently married Margaret Stemp (daughter of Thomas & Mary Stemp, sister of George, Job & Reuben Stemp (see Served & Returned) on 15/07/1916 in Ewhurst). John trained at Athlone (S Ireland) (No 5 Depot, RFA) and served with 30th Reserve Battery RFA until 21/09/1915, then 56th Reserve Battery. On 23/06/1917 he joined the BEF for overseas service in France, and was transferred for service in Italy on 23/06/1917, where he remained until returning for home service on 26/05/1918. Suffered shell shock and treated at Postford Auxiliary Hospital, Chilworth in Feb 1919. Discharged as a Sergeant 03/05/1919 from the 27th Reserve Battery RFA. Awarded Victory Medal (1921 living in Uckfield) & BWM in 1921 (when John was living in Uckfield) (source Service Records Online.)

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PARKES, Frank Frank Parkes. 178141, Royal Field Artillery. Born Ewhurst 1897. Son of Alfred & Alice Parkes. Member of Ewhurst Scout Troop 1912 (see photo). Gardener. Called up & enlisted, aged 19, at No 4 RFA Depot, Woolwich on 13/10/1916. Address, Farthingham, Ewhurst, Surrey. Posed to France with the BEF on 01/09/1917. Joined 108th Brigade RFA on 27/10/1917, then transferred to 'B' Battery, 291st Brigade RFA, 58th (London) Division on 14/06/1918, before returning to 108th Bde on 09/03/1919 to serve in Germany as of 14/04/1919. He went on to serve with 'A' Battery, 74th Bde (14/04/1919) and 'A' Battery, 51st Bde RFA (07/11/1919) before he returned to the UK on 19/02/1920 and transferred to Z Class Reserve on 20/02/1920 for demobilisation. Awarded BWM & VM. (source Service Records Online & Medal Record Card)
PARKES, Reginald John Reginald John Parkes. Royal Fusiliers (53rd Young Soldiers Battalion). Born Ewhurst 1900. Son of Alfred & Alice Parkes. Member of Ewhurst Scout Troop 1912 (see photo). Farm Labourer. Attested 16/01/1918. Medically graded A.  (Surrey Recruitment Register) Thought to be GS/78657 Royal Fusiliers BWM & VM (Medal Record Card)
PARSONS, George George Parsons. Pioneer WR207755. Royal Engineers (Transport). Born Ewhurst, 1873. Gardener & pigman at Garlands, Ewhurst. Husband of Lucy Parsons (nee Tidy, married in Ewhurst, 17/09/1899). Enlisted Guildford, 24/06/1918, aged 45 years 6 month. Medically graded B1 (due to age). Demobilised to Z Class Reserve 26/02/1919. (Surrey Recruitment Register & Service Records Online)
PENCHY, J Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14
PETO, George William George William Peto. Private 119255 Royal Army Medical Corps. Born Ewhurst 1898, the son of George William & Lucy Peto (nee May), of Woodlands Cottage, Ewhurst (1901Census). George, a gardener, enlisted in Dorking on 04/06/1917, aged 18 years and 2 months, to serve with the RAMC. Medically Graded B1. Transferred to 4th (Reserve) Bn Devonshire Regiment 28/09/1917. Served in the UK until 24/11/1917, when he embarked at Southampton for service in India, arriving on 12/01/1918. Remained in India until 30/11/1918. Transferred to 9th Bn Border Regiment, 19/04/1919 as Pte 39063. Arrived at The Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Hants on 14/01/1920 having returned to the UK aboard the SS Brighton (in service as a hospital ship), suffering from asthma. Demobilised on 30/01/1920. Awarded the BWM. Address on enlistment, Stubbits, Ockley, Surrey, address on Demobilisation Garlands Cottage, Ewhurst. (source 1901Census, Free BDM, Surrey Recruitment Register vol44p7, Service Record Online)
PHILPOTT, George Henry George Henry Philpott. Private 1085 10th Bn Royal Fusiliers, transferred to Private 23060, 10th Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (1916). Born Ewhurst c1877. Railway Porter. Husband of Alice Maude Philpott, (wed Ascot 20/09/1902) & father of George Philpott (b Albury 09/11/1903), Edith Maude Philpott (b Albury 28/06/1908) & Constance May Philpott (b Albury 12/08/1909) . Previously had served in the Grenadier Guards for 4 years before being invalided out of the service. Attested in London on 29/08/1914. Address given as Losely Cottage, West Horsley, Nr Leatherhead. Served with the British Expeditionary Force in France from 30/07/1915 to 12/10/1917. Discharged 24/03/1917. Awarded 1915 Star, BWM & VM (Service Record Online & Medal Record Card).
PIGGOTT, Francis Stewart Gilderoy

Temp Lt Col, Royal Engineers. Commissioned 1901. 1915 joined 94th Inf Brigade of 31st Division. Lived at Rapsley, Ewhurst. Served in Egypt in 1916, France in 1916, attacking the village of Serre on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Became GSO2 of 20th (Light) Division in Sept 1916. Became GSO2 (Operations) for Fifth Army in Sept 1917, becoming GSO1 (Intelligence) before transferring to Second Army, with whom he remained until the Armistice. Won DSO on the Somme, was mentioned in dispatches five times and awarded the Legion of Honour. Retired as Major General. (1888-1966) (Broken Thread, autobiography, pub. 1950)
PUTTOCK, Arthur George Arthur George Puttock, Private G20115 Royal Sussex Regiment and M/428490 Army Service Corps. Born Ewhurst 1899, son of James & Annie Puttock, brother to James William Puttock (b Ewhurst 1896), Albert Puttock (b Ewhurst c1902), Harry Puttock (b Holmbury St Mary c 1904) and Annie Puttock (b Rudgwick c 1908). Employed prior to the war by Mr Saunders Davies of Myrtle Grove, Patching, as a farm labourer. Enlisted in Chichester, 15/05/1916 when he gave his age as 18 years 7 days (his birth was registered in September 1899, so it is possible that he falsified his age). Called up for service 28/11/1916 and joined 2nd Bn R Sussex Reg. Embarked for France on 20/05/1917. Posted from Etaples to the 12th Bn R Sussex Reg on 05/06/1917. Attached to 225 Company Royal Engineers in 'the Field' on 07/06/1917. Received a gunshot wound to his right shoulder on 25/09/1917, admitted to No7 Canadian General Hospital at Etaples. Returned to England aboard the hospital ship 'Pieter De Connick' on 10/10/1917.  Treated at the Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot from 30/09/1917 to 24/11/1917. Reclassified medically as B1. Transferred to the Labour Corps at Eastern Command Labour Centre, Sutton, Surrey on 27/07/1918, who posted him to 302 Reserve Labour Company on the same day. Posted to 697 Agricultural Company near Maidstone on 03/08/1918, 696 Agricultural Company near Chichester on 19/12/1918 where he remained until 04/06/1919. Arthur was tested & assessed suitable to train as a driver at No 1 Reserve MT Depot, Grove Park  on 25/07/1919 and transferred to the Army Service Corps. He was discharged from 4 Motor Transport Training Depot, Avington Park, Winchester to Z Class Reserve on 09/10/1919. Address Northdown, Patching, Worthing.  Assessed as 20% disabled due to his shoulder wound on 27/09/1919. BWM & VM (Soldiers Pension Records online)
PUTTOCK, James William James William Puttock, Mercantile Marine. Born Ewhurst 1896, son of James & Annie Puttock, brother to Arthur George Puttock (b Ewhurst c1899), Albert Puttock (b Ewhurst c1902), Harry Puttock (b Holmbury St Mary c 1904) and Annie Puttock (b Rudgwick c 1908). In 1911 James was working as a farm labourer for William & Emily Hamshire, at Hill House Farm, Ewhurst. He served as a sailor in the Mercantile Marine during the conflict, and was awarded the Mercantile Marine Medal and the British War Medal, which were issued through the Mercantile Marine Office in Littlehampton. (Mercantile Marine Sailor's Records Online, PRO)

PRATT, John

John Pratt, Private, 6082 5th Bn The Queen's (RWSR). Born Sydenham, Kent, 1888. Caretaker. Address given as Loseley, Ewhurst. Husband of Annie Louisa Pratt (nee Bellringer, married Somerset 02/05/1910). Father of Dorothy Louisa Amy Pratt (born Ewhurst 1910). Enlisted Cranleigh 18/11/1915 under the Derby Scheme, aged 27 years 9 months. Called up 27/05/1916. Posted to 2/5th Bn Queen's on 06/06/1916.  Posted to 4th (Reserve) Bn Queen's on 13/10/1917, Tunbridge Wells. Transferred to 52nd (Graduated) Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers, Gainsborough Camp, Yorkshire on 04/05/1918, becoming Private TR/5/154056. Address on demobilization (22/01/1919) 4 Ockley Road, Ewhurst. (Service Records Online)

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RABY, Bert Bert Raby. Rifleman R1404, 12th (Service) Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Born Forest Gate, Middlesex. Son of George Raby. Served with the Kings Royal Rifle Corps until 1908. Re-enlisted Ewhurst 01/09/1914. Posted to 12th Bn as it formed in Winchester on 21/09/1914, as part of K2, attached to 60th Brigade in 20th (Light) Division. Moved to Bisley, going on in November 1914 to Blackdown and February 1915 to billets in Hindhead. Moved to Larkhill on 10 April 1915. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/09/14. Arrived in Bolulogne, France 23/07/1915, returned to the UK  05/03/1919. De mobilised 31/03/1920 (Service Record Online).
RANDALL, George Born Ewhurst 30/03/1901. Boy R/38118. Enlisted in the Remounts Service of the Army Service Corps as a trumpeter  in Guildford on 12/04/1915. Served at the Remounts Depot at Romsey, Hampshire, and was discharged as no longer required for service (possibly due to his young age) on 29/04/1916. Name and address of next of kin given as Henry Randall of Mount Pleasant, Cranleigh. Home service. (Soldiers Pension Records online)
REEVES Alfred F10890 Royal Navy. Born Ewhurst 27/09/1885, the son of Edwin & Mary Reeves (Cox Green 1901) and brother of Margaret (b1889), Edmee (b1894) and Sydney (b1896).(source PRO Seaman's Records & 1901 Census)
ROSE, George Born 1896 Ewhurst. Son of James & Annie Jane Rose (nee Peto) of Ellen's Green. 1911, farm labourer living with his brother James & father, in Ewhurst. Mentioned as serving, Surrey Advertiser 26/9/14, brother of James Rose (born Ewhurst 1884) and William Rose (born Ewhurst 1887).
ROSE, James

James Rose. Gunner, 14972, Royal Field Artillery. Born  Ewhurst 1884. Son of James  & Annie Jane Rose (nee Peto) of Ellen's Green. Served as Gunner 22321 with the 96th Royal Field Artillery from 10/02/1902 until 1910 including five years service in India from 1905. On return to England he transferred to and served with the Reserve from 10/02/1910 until 09/02/1914. 1911, farm labourer living with his brother George & father, in Ewhurst. Re Enlisted in Ewhurst on First 07/09/1914. Married Ethel Emily Rose (nee Parsons) in Ewhurst on 12/09/1914. Mentioned as serving in Surrey Advertiser article, 26/9/14. Posted to 15th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, as a Driver on 05/10/1914. Embarked to serve with the British Expeditionary Force in the Mediterranean on 11/07/1915. Arrived in Alexandria 24/07/1915. Left Alexandria 03/08/1915 and landed Sulva Bay  (Gallipoli) on 09/08/1915.  Son James Frank Rose born 05/12/1915. Left Gallipoli 13/01/1916. 09/04/1916, admitted to hospital for 5 days with sand fly fever. It appears from James's records that he then disappears from the recording system, with letters attempting to trace his whereabouts in the third quarter of 1916. It is recorded that he suffered from malaria. Late 1917, attached to Headquarters 95th Brigade RGA to be in charge of horses and mules. Demobilised on 31/03/1920. Address Canfold Copse, Cranleigh, then Ewhurst village. Awarded 1915 Star, BWM, VM. Brother of George Rose (born Ewhurst 1896) and William Rose (born Ewhurst 1887).  (Soldier's Pension Records online, Service Records Online, Medal Record Card)

RUSSELL, Charlie Born 1895 Ewhurst. Son of John & Catherine Russell of Coneyhurst Lodge (1901 Census), brother of John William Russell. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14 Thought to be Pte 21718 of the Royal Berkshire Regiment.
RUSSELL, John William John William Russell. Sergeant 50323, 24th Divisional Signals Company, promoted Second Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. Born Mickleham, Surrey 10/08/1887. Son of John & Catherine Russell of Coneyhurst Lodge (1901 Census & Officer's Personal Records). Brother of Charlie Russell. Educated Ewhurst National School. Enlisted Aldershot 11/09/1914, joined 24th Division Signal Company 22/10/1914. Promoted L/Cpl 21/11/1914, Cpl 06/01/1915. Married Rosetta Rickard of Calcot Park, Reading in St Micheals Church, Tylshurst on 19/08/1915. Arrived in France 29/08/1915. Promoted Sgt 02/03/1916. Commissioned Temporary 2Lt on 01/09/1917.  Awarded MM (London Gazette Issue 30243 21/08/1917), MC, DCM (London Gazette Issue 29631 20/06/1916), 1915 Star, BWM & VM.  His citation for the MC was included in the London Gazette 13/.09/1918 (Issue 30901) and reads: "T./2nd Lt John William Russell, DCM, MM, RE. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations lasting several days, when he was continuously out laying telephone lines from divisional advance headquarters to brigade headquarters, frequently under heavy fire. On one occasion, when one of the brigades was nearly surrounded, he, although under heavy machine-gun and shell fire, succeeded in keeping through telephonic communication to brigade, which greatly contributed to the ultimate success of the operation." John was also mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 24/10/14, 15/1/16 (Mentioned in Dispatches). Remained overseas (Army of the Rhine) until 30/04/1920. Relinquished commission 12/05/1922. Address in 1924, High Street, Ringwood, Hants. (Officer's Personal Records)

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SAMUELS, William Lewis William Lewis Samuels. Army Service Corps. Born in Ewhurst 1892 the son of William J & Kate E Samuels and brother of Elizabeth M (b1894) and Reginald (b1900). William was a baker, and attested in Croydon on 16/11/1915. His family had moved away from Ewhurst (to 26 Victory Road, Horsham) by 1901. (Source: 1901c Surrey Recruitment Register vol 5p133, Free BDM, no medal record card found.)
SARTORIUS, Euston Henry General, V.C. Hurtwood House, Ewhurst. Father of Captain Euston Sartorius. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14
SAUNDERS, Harry Golden Son of Samuel Saunders, brother of Doris Saunders (who married Denis Ledger). Born Silvertown, 1900. Lived at the Windmill Inn and Ockley Road, Ewhurst. Served with the Royal Flying Corps, and is believed to have been initially based near Ripley, Surrey. He served in France as a pilot, and at one stage was brought down on the German side of the lines. Having spent a night in a deserted chateaux, Harry managed to regain the British lines. He survived the war and became an engineer. On the outbreak of the Second World War Harry became involved in the design and construction of large fuel tanks, and latterly the secret fuel line that was laid underneath the English Channel in 1944, codenamed PLUTO (Pipe Line Under The Ocean).
SHERLOCK, Archibald
SHURLOCK, Archibald
Archibald Sherlock. Private, 32666, 45th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Born Peaslake, 1883. Son of William & Ruth Sherlock of Ockley Road, Ewhurst (1911 Census). Brother of William (b Peaslake 1883), Annie (b Peaslake 1890), Victor Hope (b Peaslake 1892), Henry James (b Peaslake 1893), Mary (b Holmbury 1899), Eunice (b Holmbury 1903). Previously served with the RAMC (1904). Re-enlisted in Cranleigh on 04/09/1914. To France (Southampton to Havre on SS Karnak) with the BEF on 07/07/1915. Returned to the UK 28/02/1919. Demobilised to Z Class Reserve, 30/03/1919.  Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14. Awarded 1915 Star, BWM & VM. Address Ockley Road, Ewhurst. (Occasionally Shurlock). (Service Record Online)
SHERLOCK, William
SHURLOCK, William
Born Peaslake, 1882. Son of William & Ruth Sherlock of Ockley Road, Ewhurst (1911 Census). Brother of Archibald (b Peaslake 1883), Annie (b Peaslake 1890), Victor Hope (b Peaslake 1892), Henry James (b Peaslake 1893), Mary (b Holmbury 1899), Eunice (b Holmbury 1903). Mentioned as serving with the National Reserve in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14. (Occasionally Shurlock).
SHORT, Jesse Jesse Short. 23rd Training Reserve Battalion, later Private G/68587 The Queen's RWSR. Born Ewhurst 1899 the son of George & Margaret Short, and brother of Winifred A (b 1901). In 1901 the family were living at Ewhurst Green. Jesse, a gardener, attested on 27/07/1917 and was medically graded A.  (Source: 1901c Surrey Recruitment Register vol44p36, Free BDM, Medal Record Card )
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Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14, Thought to be Benjamin Sellings (1911 Census), born Etchingham, Surrey 1869, married to Barbara Sellings, father of Frank, Albert, Dora, Harold & Walter Sellings. Resident of Ewhurst Green. Attended the 'Welcome Home' meal in Ewhurst May 1919.
SMITH, George Born Rusthall Wells. 1911 lived in Ellen's Green as a domestic gardener. Husband of Phoebe Smith (b Farnham 1879), father of Beatrice (b1900), George (b1903), Violet (b1905), Ernest Victor (b1907), Herbert Arthur (b1909) . Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 26/9/14, 4/12/15
STEDMAN, William William Stedman. 18604. Army Service Corps. Born in Ewhurst 1876, the son of Michael & Fanny Stedman and brother of Minnie (b1879), Katie (b1881), Ada (b1888) Lottie (b1890),Lydia (b1893) and Lucy(b1896) . In 1881,1891 and 1901 the family were living at 78 Pitland Street, Shere (now Holmbury St Mary). William was a baker, and attested in Kingston on 22/09/1916. He gave his address as Ashington, Sussex. (Source: 1901c Surrey Recruitment Register vol15p37, Free BDM, no medal record card found.)
STEELE, M Army Service Corps. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14
STEERE, M Army Service Corps. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 26/9/14, 17/4/15 (possibly Steer)
STEMP, George 236972, Royal Navy. Born 26/07/1889 Ewhurst. Son of Thomas & Mary Stemp of Ewhurst Green. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14, 17/4/15, 27/11/15. (source PRO Seaman's Records)
STEMP, Job Private 11668 11th Bn Hampshire Regiment, transferred Driver T/391952 Army Service Corps. Born 1895 Ewhurst. Son of Thomas & Mary Stemp of Ewhurst Green. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 27/11/15 Enlisted in Ewhurst 01/09/1914, served in Ireland Sept 1914 until August 1915, and then France from December 1915 until September 1916. Transferred the Army Service Corps due to a diagnosis of heart disease. Transferred to the Reserve 28/05/1919. (Soldiers Pension Records online)
STEMP, Reuben Private 15619, 9th Bn Norfolk Regiment. Born 1889 Ewhurst. Son of Thomas & Mary Stemp of Ewhurst Green. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 27/11/15
STEMP, Walter Bombadier L/36870, D Battery, 183rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery. The 183rd was raised in Hampstead in August 1915, reaching its full compliment of  815 men in less than a month. Following training at Aldershot, the Brigade departed for active service in France. Born 1/06/1897 Ewhurst. Son of Thomas & Mary Stemp of Ewhurst Green. School friend of Denis Ledger and Lionel Walker. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 27/11/15. Walter enlisted on 09/08/1915 and served with Charles Bone, their numbers being concurrent. He served in France and was wounded by shrapnel in both feet. Discharged as physically unfit for service 29/03/1919. (post war became a verger at Ewhurst Church). War Memoirs of Walter Stemp (Soldiers Pension Records online)
STENNING, James James Stenning. Rifle Brigade (25th Reserve Garrison Battalion). Born Ewhurst 1895. Son of Albert & Matha Stenning. Copse cutter. Attested 26/05/1918. Medically graded B1.  (Surrey Recruitment Register).
STURMEY, Albert John SS1537, Royal Navy. Born Ewhurst 31/03/1888. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14 (source PRO Seaman's Records)
STEVENS, Charles Born Corsley, Wiltshire, 1883. Son of Richard & Grace Stevens. 1911 Census mentioned as a garden labourer, living in Montague Cottage, Ewhurst, with Jesse Strudwick and Arthur Ede as lodgers. Mentioned as serving in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14.
STEVENS, G Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 26/09/14 (possibly Charles Stevens)

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TANNER, Frank Frank Tanner. Sapper, 304856, Royal Engineers. Frank was born in Ewhurst in 1878, the son of William & Ellen Tanner and brother of  William (b1874) and Nelly B (b1889). The family lived in Ewhurst village for the 1881, 1891 and 1901 Census Returns. Husband of Sarah Lucy Tanner, father of Rowena Muriel Ellen Tanner and Eric William Tanner. As a bricklayer, Frank was living in Ewhurst on enlistment. He attested on 28/07/1917 at the age of 38 to join the Royal Engineers. He was medically graded as C2, and served as Sapper 304856 at RE Hampshire Fort. Discharged as unfit for service due to chronic eczema to feet and legs , 12/10/1917. Home Service. (Source: Soldiers Pension Records online,  1881c 1891c 1901c, Surrey Recruitment Register vol44p36, Free BDM, Medal Record Card)
TEEDER, C Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14 (possibly Frederick Charles Teeder from BDM)
TETT, Sydney Walter Charles Sydney Tett. Gunner 65728, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Ewhurst 1895. Son of William & Elizabeth Tett. Farm Carter. Woolpit Farm, Ewhurst. Brother of Olive Tett, George P Tett(born c1885), John F Tett (born c1886), Victor Arthur Henry Tett (born 1893), Ethel Alice Tett (born 1897) and Albert Ernest William Tett (born 1900).  Enlisted Guildford, 08/11/1915, aged 20 years 7 months. Served with Albert Edward Mason having enlisted together. Sydney & Albert Mason joined No 1 Depot RGA at Dover on 08/11/1915 and was posted to 21 RGA on 11/11/1915. They were subsequently posted 89th Siege Battery in Leith on 11/12/1915 (unit armed with two Mk1 12inch Railway Howitzers) where the unit remained until 30/12/1915 when it moved to Bexhill before embarking for Overseas Service at Southampton on 29/04/16. The unit landed in Havre the following day. On 22/06/1918 Sydney qualified as a gun layer. He returned to the UK on leave 29/09/1918 to 12/10/1918 (Albert Mason was home on leave 04-17/10/1918) and returned to his unit in France in time for the Armistice. He was demobilized to the Z Class Reserve on 01/03/1919. British War Medal & Victory Medal. (Soldiers Personal Records Online & Medal Index Card).
THOMPSON, Albert Albert Thompson. Gunner, 60376  Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Southwater, Sussex, 1895. Son of William Thompson of Ewhurst Green. Farm Labourer. Enlisted Guildford 19/10/1915, aged 20. Posted to No1 Depot, Dover, 29/10/1915. depot 18/02/1916, Italy 25/02/1916 with 19th Heavy Battery RGA, 06/03/1916. Demobilized to Z Class Reserve 28/03/1919. BWM & VM.
THOMPSON,  William William Thompson. Private, 3962, 8th Bn The Queens (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, later Private 30120, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Wounded in Action at the Battle of Loos 1915. (Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/09/14). Awarded the Military Medal for 'bravery in the field', announced in the Surrey Times 24/11/1917, gazetted on 16/11/1917.   Son of Mr & Mrs Thompson of Ewhurst Green. Mentioned in 1914 Electoral Roll.
THAYRE, Edward Albert Edward Albert Thayre. Gunner 65730, 50th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Occupation, gardener. Born Rudgwick, Sussex April 1882. Enlisted in Guildford 18/11/1915 with his brother in law Albert Edward Mason and Sydney Tett.  Edward served in France from 08/03/1916 until 25/01/1919, when he returned to England for demobilisation. Residence given on demobilisation as Alloways, Ewhurst, Surrey. (Soldiers Pension Records online)
THAYRE, M G Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 26/09/14 (Only Thayre's in 1901 Census and 1914 Electoral Roll are William (father) and Thomas (son, 10/06/1897-29/12/1959, married to Eliza Ann))
TICKNER, Frederick Frederick Tickner. Pioneer, 220635 later WR/20189, Royal Engineers. Born 1868. Of The Village, Ewhurst. Road maker, enlisted aged 48 years & 3 months at Guildford on 04/12/1916. Next of kin P Tickner of Pains Hill, Bramley. Called up to join the 301st Road Construction Company, Royal Engineers, which was forming at Bordon, Hampshire, for 'special road work in France'. Embarked for France, 01/01/1917. Demobilized 03/03/1919. BWM & VM (Soldiers Personal Records Online)
TIDY, Alfred Alfred Tidy (not Alfred James Tidy). Gunner 155202, 216 Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Ewhurst 1897. son of William & Emily Tidy. Gardener. Resident of  'Hazelbanks Cottages', Ewhurst. Attested Cranleigh 11/12/1915, aged 18. To No 4 Depot RFA. Overseas 14/12/1916. Admitted to hospital on 24/02/1917 with a gun shot wound to his right loin. Reported as wounded in the Surrey Times, 24/03/1917. Discharged from hospital on 30/04/1917, following which he was sent on leave.  (Soldiers Personal Records Online)
TIDY, Arthur Ernest Arthur Ernest Tidy. Born Ewhurst 1880, son of William & Martha Tidy. Wife Emily Clements Tidy, father of John Hamilton Tidy & Emily Grace Tidy. Served 2 years In the Imperial Yeomanry prior to the war, enlisted in Kingston  on 7/09/1914 , aged 34. Arthur served in the 11th Bn Royal Fusiliers as Private 7435 and was discharged 9/10/1916 due to being unfit for war service. He served in France from 26/7/1915 until 23/7/1916. Residence 9 New Road, Kingston Hill, Surrey, awarded 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. (Soldiers Pension Records online & Surrey Recruitment Registers vol40p164)
TIDY Cecil Alwyn Cecil Alwyn Tidy. F37042 Royal Navy, Born Ewhurst 28/05/1895, son of David & Elizabeth Tidy, brother of Hilda (b1893), George William Tidy (b1896), Percy Harold Tidy (b1898) and Ernest David Tidy (b1899). 1911 Census, living in Kingston. (source PRO Seaman's Records & 1901 Census)
TIDY Ernest David Ernest David Tidy. Wheeler, 90496. Born Ewhurst 1889, son of David & Elizabeth Tidy, brother of Hilda (b1893), Cecil Alwyn Tidy (b1895),  George William Tidy (b1896) and Percy Harold Tidy (b1898). Carpenter, following a 3 year apprenticeship with W Eede of Cranleigh, completed in September 1912. Lived in Cranleigh Road, Ewhurst. Enlisted on 07/09/1914 in Ewhurst (had previously been rejected for service with the Royal Navy as his 'chest was like a bow'. Served in the 9th (Service) Bn Norfolk Regiment as Private, 15618 as of 23/10/1914, but the transferred to the 109th Brigade Royal Field Artillery on 16/08/1915 as a 'wheeler', after completing a short course to become a skilled wheeler at the Ordinance College Workshops, R.M. Repository Woolwich on 04/08/1915. Served with 165th Brigade. Arrived in France 30/08/1915 and remained in France until 31/01/1919, although must have returned to the UK on leave, as he married Dorothy Brown in Kensington on 27/06/1918.  Transferred to Z Class Reserve 04/03/1919.  (Soldiers Personal Records Online & Medal Index Card)
TIDY George William George William Tidy. F13434, Royal Navy. Born Ewhurst 21/07/1896, son of David & Elizabeth Tidy, brother of  Hilda (b1893), Cecil Alwyn Tidy (b1895), Percy Harold Tidy (b1898) and Ernest David Tidy (b1899).(source PRO Seaman's Records & 1901 Census)
TIDY, Percy Harold Percy Harold Tidy. Private, 57621 6th Bn Worcester Regiment. Born Ewhurst 1899, son of David & Elizabeth Tidy, brother of Hilda (b1893), Cecil Alwyn Tidy (b1895), George William Tidy (b1896) and Ernest David Tidy (b1899). Formerly Private 31817 Dorset Regiment. Motor Driver.  Lived in Cranleigh Road, Ewhurst.  Attested 17/03/1917, aged 18 years 3 months. Arrived in France  Transferred to  as Private. Admitted to Guildford War Hospital on 21/03/1919. Transferred to Z Class Reserve on 18/02/1920, discharged on 31/03/1920.
TOURLE, Richard Richard Tourle. Private, L/8148 1st Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. Transferred 26/07/1917 to become Private 341446 Eastern Command Labour Centre. Born 1887 Newdigate. Son of James & Anne Tourle of Horley, Surrey (1901 Census). Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 26/9/14, 17/4/15. Arrived in France 12/08/1914. Awarded 1914 Star, BWM & VM. Married Alice Duncan, Guildford 1912. (Medal Index Card)
TRUELOVE Percy George Percy George Truelove. Driver 1401. Born Ewhurst, 1891. Labourer, enlisted Horsham 08/02/1909, aged 17 years 8 months to serve with the Royal Horse & Royal Field Artillery Special Reserve for the term of 6 years. Percy was mobilized on 12/08/1914 and posted to 35 Brigade RFA and then to Head Quarters 1 Corps as a driver. He arrved in France on 05/10/1914. On 24/08/1915 Percy was attached to Head Quarters 1 Corps 'in the field'. On 26/01/16 Percy agreed to extend his service to for 'the duration of the war. On 02/03/1916 Percy was transferred to Head Quarters 4th Army, and on 12/06/1916 was posted to General Head Quarters 'in the field' with Col. Rawlins (Royal Field Artillery). Percy returned home to the UK on leave from 23/10/1917-02/11/1917 and was granted two further periods of leave 28/01/1917-07/02/1917 and 02/11/1918-16/11/1918 (having returned to the UK via Boulogne Percy would have been in England for the Armistice). Transferred to Z Class Army Reserve on 24/01/1919, and discharged 31/03/1920. On leaving the army, Percy gave his address as West Street, Billingshurst, Sussex. British Army Service Records Online
TURNER William S William S Turner. Sapper, 58901, Royal Engineers. . Arrived in France, 15/07/1915. Mentioned as wounded, Surrey Times, 21/07/1916. 1914/15 Star, BWM, VM (Thought to be William Turner, 1911 Census Born Lewes, 1869, living at Ellen's Farm Barn, bricklayer).

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WALKER, Robert Cecil Robert Cecil Walker. Rifleman 58628. 53rd Bn Rifle Brigade. Born Ewhurst 1900. Son of Eleanor Walker. Postman. Ockley Road, Ewhurst. Attested Guildford, 02/04/1918, aged 18. Medically graded A. Posted to 51st Bn Rifle Brigade 29/04/1918. Transferred 5th Bn Rifle Brigade 07/11/1918. Transferred to Class Z Reserve 18/02/1919. Discharged 03/03/1920. Home Service only so no medals awarded. British Army Service Records Online, Surrey Recruitment Register.
   
WARRINGTON, Herbert Frederick Herbert Frederick Warrington. Staff Sergeant 52113, Royal Army Medical Corps. Born 1891 Ewhurst. Son of Herbert & Jane of The Green, Ewhurst (1901 Census). Brother of Phillip Charles. Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 19/9/14, 17/4/15. Arrived in Egypt 04/06/1915. Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (M.S.M).
WARRINGTON, Phillip Charles Phillip Charles Warrington. Second Lieutenant. Born 1893 Ewhurst. Son of Herbert & Jane of The Green, Ewhurst (1901 Census). Brother of Herbert Frederick. Arrived in France 23/07/1915, served as Corporal R1405 King's Royal Rifle Corps, then Sgt 107217 Machine Gun Corps, then commissioned into the Tank Corps (gazetted 05/01/1918). Retired 15/02/1925 (address given as The Green, Ewhurst on Medal Record Card)
WARRINGTON, Roberts Victor Roberts Victor Warrington. Born 1900. Son of Herbert & Jane of The Green, Ewhurst (1901 Census). A member of the Ewhurst Scout Group 1912. Grocer. Attested 10/10/1918. Medically graded B2. Address The Green, Ewhurst (Surrey Recruitment Register)
WHITE, G G White, Private, Royal Flying Corps. Born Ewhurst 1882. Bricklayer. Married. Attested Farnham 04/06/1917. Medically graded C1. (Surrey Recruitment Register)
WICKS, R R Wicks. Private, 5096. Army Service Corps. Born Chelsea 1884. Motor Mechanic. Attested Epsom 21/02/1916. Address, Wood Jacks Lodge. Ewhurst (Surrey Recruitment Register)
WITHALL, Arthur Arthur Withall. Private M/324605, Army Service Corps (believed to be). Born Ewhurst 1885, the son of William and Ruth Withall and brother of Wilfred, Harold, Donald, Annie, Ruth, Alick, and Richard. Mentioned in 1901 Census living at Malquoits Stables. Medal Record Cards
WITHALL, Harold Harold Withall. Private, M2/11542, Army Service Corps (believed to be). Born Ewhurst 1886, the son of William and Ruth Withall and brother of Arthur, Wilfred, Donald, Annie, Ruth, Alick. Mentioned in 1901 Census living at Malquoits Stables). Medal Record Cards
WITHALL, Wilfred Wilfred Withall. Private MS/3575 Army Service Corps. Born Ewhurst 1886, the son of William and Ruth Withall and brother of Arthur, Harold, Donald, Annie, Ruth, Alick and Richard. Motor Lorry Driver. Attested London 04/09/1914, aged 27. Arrived in France 16/12/1914 and suffered a gun shot wound to his left shoulder & left leg on 24/12/1914. This was presumably not serious enough to require Wilfred's evacuation to the UK and mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 17/4/15 (as W Whittall). On 17/10/1915 Wilfred became a lorry driver for 51st Siege Battery Ammunition Column.  He arrived in the UK on 19/12/1915, then returned to France on 09/03/1916. He was admitted into hospital on 21/01/1918, and returned once again to the UK 18/02/1918.  Wilfred returned to France for a third time on 16/07/1918, to No 1 Base (M.T) Depot at Rouen, from where on 10/09/1918 he departed to join No 17  G.H.Q. Reserve MT Company. He remained with this unit until 14/03/1919 and transferred to Class Z Reserve 19/04/1919. Mentioned in 1901 Census aged 11, as a House Boy living at Malquoits Stables). Medal Record Cards, British Army Service Record Online.
WITHALL, Donald Donald Withall. Corporal G/9315, 10th Bn Royal West Kent Regiment. Born Ewhurst 1894, the son of William and Ruth Withall and brother of Arthur, Wilfred, Harold, Annie Ruth Alick, and Richard. Enlisted in Maidstone, Kent on 21/07/1915  when he gave his occupation and address as a Groom, living at Malquoits, Ewhurst, Surrey (in the 1901 Census his entire family lived at Malquoits Stables, Ewhurst). Arrived  in France on 13/05/1916 and suffered a gunshot wound to his leg on 18/09/1916 whilst in action in the Somme area. Donald was evacuated to England on 25/09/1916. The wound to his leg necessitated its amputation, and Donald was discharged as no longer physically fit for war service 14/12/1917. Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal. (Soldiers Pension Records online)
WOOLGURLY (possibly Woolgar?) Mentioned in Surrey Advertiser 26/9/14
WORSFOLD, Leonard John Leonard John Worsfold. Private, 311581,  Tank Corps. Born Ewhurst, 1886. Son of William & Jane Worsfold of Ellen's Farm, Furzen Lane, Ellen's Green. Brother of William Arthur Worsfold (b Ewhurst 1874). Enlisted 1916. Called up for service and attested at Hounslow, 28/08/1918. Address Belgrave Villas, Benedict Road, Mitcham, Surrey. Occupation, railway porter. Posted to Tank Corps Depot, Wareham. Posted to 21st Tank Battalion 21/09/1918. Retained after Armistice and posted to Ireland with 17th Tank Battalion, 12/04/1919. Demobilised Dublin, Transferred to Z Class Reserve 08/04/1920, home address given as Ellen's Green, Rudgwick, Sussex. Home service only. British Army Service Record Online.