The Fallen of Ewhurst and Ellen's Green, Surrey  
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 Several parishes border that of Ewhurst and Ellen's Green, and their is an element of cross over between the parishs. Their First World War monuments are as follows:

Okewood Hill or Oakwood Hill

The parish of Okewood Hill, or Oakwood Hill, lies to the east of Ewhurst and Ellen's Green. The  Parish War Memorial takes the form of a stone memorial plaque in the church of St John  the Baptist, Okewood Hill. It details the names of 15 men of the parish who gave their lives in the First World War. Of these men Lance Corporal Harry Duffell DCM MM , of the 2nd Royal Irish Regiment, is also mentioned on the Ewhurst War Memorial
 

Lt H Delafosse Simpson 8 Bn Kings Rifle Regiment
2Lt G D Lothian Nicolson Worcestershire Regiment
Sgt William Frank Charman Royal Field Artillery
Cpl Henry James Charman Royal Field Artillery
Bombr Benjamin William Buss Royal Garrison Artillery
LCpl Alfred Roser Liverpool Regiment
LCpl Harry Duffell DCM MM 2nd Royal Irish Regiment
Acting Cpl Eric Brady Rifle Brigade
Pte Charles H Etherington 9th Bn Essex Regiment
Pte Mark Moore RMLI
Pte George Cooper Manchester Regiment
Pte Edward J Curtis 6th Bn Bedford Regiment
Pte John R Foord AVC
Pte Henry Elms Australian Regiment
Pte John Muggeridge 1/6th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment

Okewood Hill War Memorial Plaque

Within the church there is also a Roll of Honour, detailing all of the parish men who served, including the men who returned. In the graveyard there is a monument (a very weathered sandstone cross) to the memory of Lt Richard Henry Powell, of the 5th Bn Royal Sussex Regiment, who was killed in action on  9th May 1915 during the battle of Aubers Ridge.Whilst Lt Powell has no relationship with the parish of Ewhurst and Ellen's Green, and does not appear on the Okewood Hill Memorial Plaque or Roll of Honour, it is interesting to note that this officer was the subject of a short poem by  Robert Laurence Binyon, "In Memory of Richard Henry Powell":

"2nd Lieut., Cinque Ports Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
strong, loyal-souled, full hearted, blithely brave
only remembering love knows all he gave:
beautiful be the stars above his grave."

Binyon also wrote the poem For The Fallen, the fourth verse of which is so well known from Remembrance Services:

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."

Rudgwick War Memorial

Details of the Rudgwick War Memorial can be found at Rudgwick Remembers.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Andrew Bailey, Ewhurst, Surrey
andy@ewhurstfallen.co.uk
Copyrightę2007