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a) War memorial (A-F)

  • Allanson

    Henry Peter Allanson

    2nd Lieutenant Henry Peter Allanson of the 1st Battalion (attached to the 2nd Battalion) of the Suffolk Regiment died on 20 July 1916. He has no known grave but he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

  • Bates

    Private Harry Bates

    Private Harry Bates was born in Teddington on 8 July 1893 the son of John and Mary Amelia Bates. just days before his 23rd birthday, he was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916.

  • Private Henry George Besant (19898) of the 3rd Battalion of the Grenadier Guards died aged 32 on 21 September 1917. Given the date of his death and the location of his memorial, he was, presumably, a casualty of the Third Battle of Ypres (more commonly known as the Battle of Passchendaele) which was waged between July and November 1917 for control of the ridges to the South and East of the city of Ypres.

  • Lieutenant Edward Almachilde Bianchi was born in Fulham in 1892. His father, the impressively named Cecilio Scolastico Carravagi Bianchi, was born in 1858 in Como, Italy and died in Surrey on 4 March 1907. His mother, Angelino Arrigoni, shared an Italian name (and presumably an Italian heritage) but had been born in London in 1865 at Hatton Garden, the centre of the London Italian community. By the time of the 1911 Census his mother, a widow, lived at Glenmore, Hampton Wick and described herself as Mrs Cecil (the anglicised version of Cecilio) Bianchi.

  • Private Thomas Blunden (G/6268) of the 17th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) was killed in action on 11 May 1918 in France/Flanders. His place of residence was Hampton Wick and he enlisted in Teddington (Source: UK Soldiers Died In Great War). He is buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery at Souchez in the department of Pas du Calais.

  • Bruce

    Entry in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour for Major Jonathan Maxwell Bruce

    Major Jonathan Maxwell Bruce was a member of the Rosslyn Park Rugby Club which was based in the Old Deer Park in Richmond. Stephen Cooper for his excellent book (entitled The Final Whistle: The Great War in Fifteen Players), has researched the lives of the 108 Rosslyn Park Rugby Club Members who were casualties in the Great War. Thanks to his research we have some details of Major Bruce’s educational and service career, largely culled from De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour for Officers killed in the Great War and Major Bruce’s obituary. The obituary and Roll of Honour both include a photograph of Major Bruce resplendent in dress uniform and with a splendid twirled moustache.

  • Second Lieutenant Cecil Bernard Cooper was born towards the end of 1889. He was the son of Thomas Charles Cooper and Florence Louisa Cooper (nee Knowles). He was the younger brother of Captain Gerald Charles Mead Cooper. The family moved from Peckham (their home at the time of the 1891 Census) to Kingston by 1901.

  • Cooper

    The grave of Captain Gerald Charles Mead Cooper in East Sheen & Richmond Cemeteries

    Captain Gerald Charles Mead Cooper of the Royal Engineers was born in Camberwell on 27 July 1888. He was baptised on 22 October 1888 at St Georges, Camberwell. His parents were Thomas C Cooper and Florence L Cooper who were aged 31 and 28 at the time of the 1891 Census when Thomas described his occupation as “commercial traveller”.

  • It has not been possible to identify William James Dawes through the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website and we have no other information about him at present.

  • Private Walter Frank Dawn (1989) of the 1st/23rd Battalion of The London Regiment died on 25 May 1915 near Festubert. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial.

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The first phase of this Project is to gather information about the men commemorated on the Hampton Wick War Memorial who fought in the Great War, also known as World War I, WWI or the First World War.

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