Barrow Hill School boys (and one girl) who fought in the First War
and some of the teachers, too
These are the names inscribed in the book recording all the old boys and one girl who enlisted – and some of their teachers. In the book, the boys who were killed are depicted in red but, in this list those in bold type were killed in the war.
W. Alldis perhaps William John Alldis b 1886 labourer
E. Amour – b. St. Marylebone 1877. In 1911 he was in Kilburn, a house painter married with a baby
Frederick Henry Baker 1896 – 1917 ]
William Edward Baker 1898 – 1916 ]
– Frederick and William were the sons of Frederick, a house painter, and Ruth Baker. In 1911, they were living at 45 Townshend Cottages. William was still at Barrow Hill School, while Frederick had left school and become an errand boy. Frederick became a bugler in the London Regiment 9th County of London Battalion (Queen Victoria Rifles) and was killed in action on 24 May, 1917, in France/Flanders. William was a rifleman and died of wounds on 13 October 1916.
H. Banks ]
F. Barber ]
A. Barber ]
W. Barber ]
T. Barrow ]
H. Barrow – in 1911, T. and H. Barrow, aged 23 and 16, were living at 77 Henry Street with their parents John and Ruth, plus George, aged 26, Margaret 24, Edward 7 and Edith 12
W. Barrow ]
1879 – 1917 – in 1891, Mack Bartlett was a schoolboy living at 52 Charles Lane with his father, Thomas, a farrier in the Royal Artillery, his mother and brothers Henry and William plus 5 sisters. By 1901 he was a builder’s labourer in St. Marylebone, married to Nellie, with two sons and a daughter. He became a private in the Manchester Regiment 19th Battalion and was killed in action on 9 April 1917, in France, and was buried in the Pas de Calais Dept.
Henry Rutter Bassett
1876 – 1917 – a house painter, was the son of Henry, a stoker at the Botanical Gardens, and Mary. and, in 1901, was living with his parents, sister and grandmother at 28 New Street. He became a rifleman in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps (17th battalion) and was killed in action in France/Flanders on 30 September 1917, and is buried at Ypres.
T. Belcher – in 1911, he was an office boy, aged 16, living at 77 Cochrane St with his parents Timothy and Harriet, John aged 18, a baker’s assistant, Cyril 16, William 9 and 2 sisters
J. J. Bennett
T. R. Bennett
Frederick Bentford – in 1911 Ernest Bentford , a fishmongers assistant aged 15, and Frederick Bentford, a florist’s assistant, aged 19, lived at 4 Eamont Street, with their parents Henry, a jobbing carpenter, and Kate, a confectioner.
G. Blackwell – in 1911, George was a handyman, aged 28, married to Minnie, aged 23 ,and with a baby, Ernest, living at 61 Grove Rd
Robert James Bloy 1895 – 1917 ]
William George Bloy 1900 – ? ] Robert Bloy was born in St John’s Wood, the son of Robert and Louisa, and had five sisters and one brother, George with whom he attended Barrow Hill School. By 1911, his father was dead, the family lived at 14 Eamont Street, and Robert was a packer at a lace merchants. He became a private in the York and Lancaster Regiment 10th (Service) Battalion. He was killed in action in France/Flanders on 21 April 1917. William enlisted, but returned home safely.
A. J. Brimelow
W. F. Brown
H. Bull –
in 1911, H. Bull was living at 369 Wharncliffe, with parents George, a policeman, and Beatrice. Possibly, this is Herbert Henry killed, aged 21 on 3 May, 1917, London Regiment, and buried at Arras
J. Bunyan – in 1911, the Bunyans lived at 7 Henry Place. There were two ‘J. Bunyans’ , one a porter, aged 20, and James, a schoolboy, aged 11.
Albert Bunyan, aged 19, a milkman
Harry Bunyan, aged 18
George Bunyan, aged 14
Sarah 42, a widow, Rose 16
E. H. Burge
S. Byles – possibly S. W. Byles, RAF fitter 200724?
Cyril E Cham 1899-1949 – in 1911, Cyril Cham, aged 12, and at Barrow Hill School, was living in 35 de Walden Buildings, Henry Street with his parents Albert, a butler, and Ellen , 4 brothers and a baby sister. He enlisted in the East Surrey Regiment and was a Lance Corporal who won the Military Medal (gazette issue 31142 21 January 1919). He was living in 42 de Walden Buildings when he died in 1949, leaving £812 to his widow.
W. Charlie – this could be Walter John 1911, age 13 or William, age 18, living at 27 Charles Lane with Charles and Elizabeth, Charles age 27 Alfred age 20. William Charie of Royal Field Artillery was listed missing 6 June 1917 66292. W. Charlie possibly transferred to RAF after 16 Oct 191510138
G. E. Chick
P. Christenson ]
C. Christenson ] – in 1911, Peter Christenson, a milk trader, aged 17 and C Christenson, a telegraph messenger, aged 14, lived in Henry Street with their parents, Grace and Peter, both tailors, brothers Victor aged13 and Edward aged 9 and 4 sisters.
Harold Clapinson 1896 –1917
– in 1911, Harold Clapinson lived with his father Charles, a Post Office sorter, his mother, 2 sisters and a brother at 77 St John’s Wood Terrace. He had attended Barrow Hill School and then became an office boy. He enlisted in Herefordshire as a private in the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry 1/4th Battalion and died on 31 October 1917.
Herbert Edward Clinch 1891- 1917 ]
John Fellows Clinch 1897 – 1916
] – in 1901, Herbert and John lived with their father James, a butcher’s assistant, stepmother Lilian, older brother and younger sister at 9 New Street and both attended Barrow Hill School. In 1911, Herbert was an invoice clerk and John a junior clerk and there were two younger brothers. John was a lance corporal in the Duke of Cambridge’s Own Middlesex Regiment and was killed on 6 September 1916, in the Persian Gulf. Herbert was a rifleman in the London Regiment 12th (County of London) battalion (The Rangers) and was killed in action in France/Flanders on 9 April 1917. He is buried in the London Cemetery Neuville-Vitasse.
Henry Coombs 1896 – 191 –
had been a pupil at Barrow Hill School and was husband of Ethel, living at 32 Henry Street. He was in Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment and killed in action 29 September 1917, in France/Flanders
Harry Coulter 1888 – 1920 –
was baptised at St Stephen’s, and his family were living at 29 Charlbert Street, in 1891 when his father, Harry, was a police constable. By 1901, his mother, Charlotte, was a widow, employed doing needlework, and looking after Harry, who attended Barrow Hill School, and his sister Nellie. Ten years later, Harry was a clerk at London County Council, Nellie was a clerk at the General Post Office, and the family were able to employ a housemaid. During the War, Harry was a private in the RAMC between 1915- 1919 and spent 2 years 6 months in France. Presumably, as a result of his war service, he died in the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, in December 1920, and left an estate of £418 12s 10d.
W. C. Cozen – possibly a lift porter, William, age 16, living at Little Carlyle St Lisson Grove – or W. Cozen aged 15, a fruiterer, in Carlisle Place.
A. Crawley – 1918
Possibly, Alfred Reginald – 25 March 1918 rifleman Kings Royal Rifle corps
H. Crockett – possibly, Harold of Roderick Rd, Hampstead who died on 1 September 1917
Charles Crosby ]
Arthur Crosby, ] – Charles a blacksmith, aged 21, and Arthur Crosby, a telegraph messenger, aged 14, lived in Portland Buildings, Lisson Grove with parents Charles, and Mary, three sisters and a brother.
Edwin Philip Culverhouse 1869 – 1916 ]
William Culverhouse 1891 – ? ]
Thomas Culverhouse 1893 – ? ] – in 1911, Edwin Culverhouse was a builder’s labourer living at 28 Frederick Street with his wife Caroline, a charwoman, five sons and a daughter. He enlisted at the age of 46 and was a pioneer in the Corps of Royal Engineers. At least 2 of his sons Thomas aged 14 in 1911 and William age 20 attended Barrow Hill School and, also, enlisted) He died on 5 February, 1916, in France/Flanders and was buried in Wandsworth.
Lewis John Daniels ]
Stanley Daniels ] – Lewis, a librarian aged 20, and Stanley Daniels, a schoolboy aged 13, lived at 130 St Johns Wood High Street with their parents, George, a butcher’s manager, and Minnie, and a sister, aged 15. They may be Lewis Daniels d.19 March 1919 Durham Light Infantry, and S. Daniels 970614
H. Davie ]
C. Davies ] – Harold G. Day, in 1911 census, was aged 16, and a page at the Turkish baths. He lived at 15 Miles Buildings with parents Frederick, a bricklayer, and Mary, and brother Albert, aged 12.
W. Dearling – in 1911, Herbert W Dearling, aged 8, scholar, was living at 48 High Street with his father, an upholsterer, E. Densham ]
Leonard Densham, Edgar Densham a clerk aged 18 and Leonard Densham, a plumber aged 20, lived at 30 Finchley Road, in 1911, with their parents, Fred and Kate, brothers, Stanley, an electrical engineer, Harold and Allan, both clerks, Reginald aged 15, and 3 young daughters. Possibly, E W Densham who received MM gazette no 31257 and bar, in 1919, in Italy in Machine Gun corps
William Victor Digweed ] 1897 – 1919 –
lived with his parents, Joshua and Annie, three brothers and a sister in 17 Townshend Cottages and was an errand boy in 1897. He became a private in the Royal Fusiliers and died in Norfolk, in 1919. His father served in the RASC and was discharged on 8 April, 1919.
R Digweed ] – 1918
– Reginald Joseph Digweed d. 14 Sept 1918 of wounds France/Flanders
J. Digweed ]
Albert George Dunlop, age 19, solicitor’s clerk, 18 Henry Street – living with Susan, 54 a widow, Robert, 22, a bookseller’s assistant (possibly A. G. Dunlop, Temp. Lieut. 1914 Army Service Corps and Temp. Captain in 1917)
W. Dunbar – William Henry Dunbar was 19 when the war started and, in 1911, was living with his parents and elder brother at 13 Charlbert Street and was an electrician’s mate. He won some sort of military award, as, on May 18 1916, the school was closed to honour the award to him, and to Harold Steele.
William George Arthur Eatwell DCM (1898 – 1918) –
William Eatwell was brought up in St John’s Wood and attended Barrow Hill School. His parents were William and Ellen of 3 Townshend Road. He was a lance corporal in South Staffordshire Regiment 2/6th (T.F.) Battalion and was killed in action on 21 March 1918 in France/Flanders. He was awarded the DCM “for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while acting a runner. He succeeded in taking messages to and from the line through heavy enemy barrages and thus kept up communication with the companies under very grave difficulties. His work was excellent”. His name is on the Arras Memorial at Faubourg-D’Amiens Cemetery Arras.
G. Elcome 1897 – 1918?
There is a George William Elcome, junior clerk 1911 – died of wounds 9 April 1918 F/F Duisens British cemetery
F. Ettling 1900 – 197 – lived at 5 Culworth St and was awarded RFA military medal . He was in the R Field Artillery 43rd Reserve Battery 183 brigade and married Alice Shaw, 1918
Reginald George Farrow ]
Arthur Farrow ] – Reginald, an insurance clerk, aged 15, and Arthur Farrow, a schoolboy, aged 12, lived at 13 Henstridge Place with parents George, a statistical insurance clerk, and Flora, twin brothers, Francis Vincent and Harold, aged 21 and Winifred aged 6
E. C. Foster
R. Frohmaier 1898 – 1975 – Richard Albert Frohmaier was 13, in 1911, and lived at 24 Cochrane Street with his parents Gustave, born in Soho, and an optician, and Elizabeth, 3 sisters and a young brother. He joined the N. Staffordshire (Prince of Wales ) Regiments Corps of Military Accountants, and survived the war, marrying Elizabeth Dakin at St Stephen, the Martyr, in 1919. He served in the Second World War, rising to Captain and married again in 1945 in Hampstead. He married for the third time in 1970 and died in Lincoln in 1975.
George Frosdyke 1899 – 1978 – in 1901, George Frosdyke, who had been christened 2 Feb 1899 at St Stephen’s, was living at 7 de Walden buildings with his parents, George, a horse groom, and Elizabeth, and three sisters. In 1911, they were living at 42 St John’s Wood Terrace . George enlisted in the 7th Corporation of London Tank regiment and served in France. He returned home and died in Colchester, in 1978
William Frederick Wallace Gattrell 1887 – 1914 –
was born on 25 December, 1887 at 15 Henstridge Place. Before joining the regular army, in 1906, he was a grocer’s assistant to Mr Thomas in Henry Street. In 1911, he was, in S Africa, a private in the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 1st Battalion and went to France with BEF. He was killed by a sniper in trenches west of Frelinghein on 19 Nov 1914 and the family has the death penny. He is listed on the memorial at Plugsteert in Belgium.
Frederick Goodman 1877 – 1918 –
Frederick was born in St. Marylebone and, in 1881, was living at 28 Frederick Street with his parents James and Mary, two older brothers, a twin brother and later attended Barrow Hill School. By 1911, he was living in Willesden, married to Sarah, had 4 children and was a shop labourer. He enlisted as a private in the Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment and was killed in action France/Flanders on 29 September 1918 and is buried in Nord Pas de Calais cemetery.
Victor Charles Goom d.11 Oct 1918
killed – private Dorsetshire Reg 6 Battalion but, in the school book, it says W Goom was killed. In 1911, William and Anne were fruiterers, in Poole, Dorset, with Dorothy, W 18, John 18 Arthur 14 Victor 11 and, in 1901, were in St John’s Wood High Street
A. Griffin ?- 1915 –
was born in St John’s Wood and was a private in the Middlesex Regiment 1st Battalion. He was killed in action on 25 September 1915 in France/Flanders.
Norman Haddock ]
Samuel Haddock ] – in 1911, they were living at 3 Frederick Street with parents Harry, a postman, and Minnie, Harry, age 16, Thomas, 9, George, 8, and Harold,3.
John Hanover – was living, in 1911, aged 25, at 14 Henry Place with his wife Annie aged 22, John W, 3 ,Alice 2, Joseph 1 He was a driver with the Royal Engineers.
William Hanover – brother of the above – he was in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Both brothers served abroad throughout the whole conflict.
W. H. Hammond
A. H. Hancock
Frederick William Head ?-1918 –
Frederick Head’s parents lived in St John’s Wood at Tuckers Place. He was christened at St Stephen’s, and attended Barrow Hill School. He became a rifleman with the Kings Royal Rifle Corps (7th Battalion) and was killed in action on 4 April 1918. He is commemorated on the Pozieres memorial.
William David Herald 1881 – 1916
William Herbert George Herald 1899 – 1917 ]
– in 1911, the family lived at 12 Charlbert Street where William, a printer’s labourer, married to Margaret, with children Edith 13, and William Herbert 12, who was attending Barrow Hill School, as his father had before him, and Lilian (10) Elizabeth (6) Charles (3) and Alice (1).
William became a private in the Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex regiment) 2nd Battalion and died of wounds on 25 August 1916, in Flanders, and is buried at Heilly Station Cemetery Mericourt L’Abbe.
William Herbert became a private in the Bedfordshire Regiment 6th Battalion and was killed in action on 9 October 1917 in Flanders.
Heber Higgs 1885-1917 ]
Allen Edward Higgs 1895 ]
Archie Higgs ]
E. Higgs ] – in 1911, Heber Higgs was a house painter, and his brother, Allen, was an errand boy. They had both attended Barrow Hill School and lived at 51 St John’s Wood Terrace with their parents Heber and Harriet, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. E and Archie, also, attended Barrow Hill. Heber must have later emigrated to Canada and married Emma Elizabeth, of Ontario, as he returned as a corporal in the 1st Battalion Canadian Railway Troops, and died on 4 November 1917. Allen was in the Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 8th Battalion and was killed in action on 26 September 1915 in France/Flanders.
Sidney Herbert Hill 1899-1918 –
Sidney Hill lived at 25 Eamont Street, in 1911, with his parents, 3 sisters and a baby brother. He became a private in the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (including Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps) 15th (The King’s) Hussars. He was killed in action on 10 November 1918 in France/Flanders.
Ernest Hopcroft – in 1911, he was living in Hendon, aged 13
Harry Hopcroft – in 1911, he was aged 16. His father, William, a gilder, was a widower.
A. W. Hopkins
T. Hunt – in 1911, aged 14, he had just left school, and lived at 49 Cochrane Street.
J. Hunt – lived with his widower father, Samuel, an ostler, and brother Samuel, aged 21, a brewer’s labourer, and Albert, aged 10, who was at school
William Hutchings & Frank Hutchings – in 1911, William was a grocer’s assistant aged 18, and Frank was at school, aged 12. They lived at 27 Cochrane Street with their mother Emily, a widow doing daily work, and Robert, aged 8 at school.
Arthur Jakeman 1897 -1917 –
in 1911, Arthur Jakeman lived with his family in 10 Townshend Cottages and attended Barrow Hill School. He became a private in the London Regiment 23rd (County of London) Battalion, and was killed in action on 7 June 1917 in France/Flanders. He is buried at Ypres.
W. J. Johnson
Alfred Jordan –
was a private in the Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment) 21st Battalion. He was killed in action on 23 March 1918, in France/Flanders.
G. Langford – possibly, George William Langford living, in 1911, at 32 the London regiment and machine gun corps and mentioned in dispatches
W. Lawrie – in 1911, Walter Lawrie was aged 16, a porter at a picture framers, living at 1 Becketts Place with parents .
C. Levefre – possibly a civilian mentioned in despatches 18 April 1918 for ‘devotion to duties in France’, 4 October 1918
F. G. Leech – Born in 1881, F G Leech was in the Royal Navy in 1911
W. T. Leggett
H. J. Little
W. G. Loveland – in 1911, aged 20, he was living at 6 Henstridge Place with parents William (painter/glazier) and Eliza, and Harry, a dining car attendant.
C. A. Lowe
Alfred Lardner 1885-1916 –
born in Marylebone, in 1890 was at the Central National School, in Marylebone. By 1911, he had joined the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) and was killed in action on 21 August 1916, in France/Flanders, and is commemorated at Thiepval.
William Thomas Little 1893 – 1914 –
in 1911, he lived at 7 Ryders Terrace
E. Langford – possibly George William Langford, aged 20, in 1911 living at 32 Hamilton Gardens, and a London County Council school master. He was a Lieutenant in the London regiment, and mentioned in dispatches
W. Lawrie – in 1911, Walter Lawrie was aged 16, a porter at a picture framer and lived at 1 Becketts Place with parents Alexander and Elizabeth, and 2 brothers.
C. Levefre – possibly a civilian mentioned in despatches 18 April 1918 for devotion to duties in France 4 October 1918
F. G. Leech born in 1881, in 1911 he was in the Royal Navy
W. T. Leggett
H. J. Little
W. G. Loveland – in 1911, aged 20, he lived Henstridge Place with his parents William, painter glazier, and Eliza, with his brother Harry, a dining car attendant
C. A. Lowe
Alfred Lardner 1885-1916 –
was born in Marylebone, in 1885, and, in 1890, was at the Central National School, in Marylebone. By 1911, he had joined the 2nd battalion of the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). He was killed in action on 21 August, 1916 in France/Flanders and is commemorated at Thiepval.
William Thomas Little 1893 – 1914 –
lived in 1911 at 7 Ryders Terrace with his parents and brother and was a grocer’s porter. He became a gunner in the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery, and died at sea on 30 August, 1914.
Henry James Luff 1893 – 1917 ]
James Alfred Luff 1898 -1917 ]
in 1901, Henry, aged 8, was living with his parents, Henry, a housepainter, and Lilly, with his sister, Lilly aged 4, and a brother, George aged 1 in Upper William Street. Later, he was a fishmonger’s assistant and naval records note that he was 5′ 6 ins tall, with brown hair, grey eyes, and a fresh complexion.
He joined the Royal Navy and served on Victory and Dido, and, by 1917, he was was a leading stoker on HMS Mary Rose, a M-class destroyer. Mary Rose and Strongbow were escorting a convoy of 12 merchant ships from Norway, and were 70 miles east of Lerwick at dawn on 17 October 1917, when two German cruisers approached at high speed and opened fire. Strongbow was sunk and Mary Rose received a hit in the engine room; the Captain ordered the master gunner to scuttle the ship and as the lifeboats had been reduced to matchwood only a handful of men who clung to a raft were saved several hours later. The Germans sank 9 of the merchant ships. Harry’s next of kin, his aunt Annie Luff of 31 Upper William Street, was informed that Harry was killed “as a direct result of enemy action protecting a convoy”. He is commemorated on the Portsmouth naval memorial as well as the memorial now in St Mark’s Hamilton Terrace. He and his cousin John had both attended Barrow Hill School. Annie’s son John, named after his father, had been baptised at St Stephen’s, in 1898, and was 5′ 4 ins, with brown hair and hazel eyes and fresh complexion. He started in the navy as a “boy” and served on Ganges, Vernon, Prince of Wales and Wellington. He was an ordinary seaman when, on 29 October 1917, a few days after Harry’s death, Annie was notified that he had accidentally drowned.
Charles Malton – in 1911, aged 14, he was living at 20 Barrow Hill Roadd with his parents , William, a gardener, and Harriet, Ernest 34, a labourer, Horace 33, a postman, and Robert, a grocers assistant. There had been 10 children, 8 of whom were still alive
John Mansfield – in 1911, aged 17, was a railway porter living at 61 Henry Street with his father Thomas, a boot leather seller and employer, his mother, Caroline, and Henry 25, Maud 19, Florence 16, Ernest 14, Herbert 11, and Ada 10
Horace Edward Mayhew – in 1911, aged 20, he was a shoemaker living at 13 Ordnance Road with parents Samuel, a hall porter, and Emma, with 4 sisters
Richard Melton ]
John Byford Melton ] – in 1911, Richard, aged 12, was at school and John aged 17, was a butcher’s assistant. They lived at 16 Charlbert St with Louisa (48) Isabella 10, Frank 8, and Agnes 5.
Cuthbert Syndale Marshall 1892-1917 –
son of Charles Marshall, an artist, he lived at 2 Harley Road in 1911, and was an article clerk to a chartered accountant. He became a private with the Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 6th battalion and was killed in action on 20 November, 1917, in France/Flanders and is buried in the Departement du Nord, Nord Pas de Calais.
Herbert and John at BH too –
George Moody ]
John Evan Moody 1894-1918 ]
William Moody 1899 -1918 ] –
in 1911, brothers, John and William Moody, who had been christened at St Stephen’s, were living at 68 Cochrane Street with their older brother, George, a motor works fitter, and their widowed mother, who was supported by them. George and John, who was an errand boy to a printer, had attended Barrow Hill School and William was still at Barrow Hill. John became a driver with the Royal Horse Artillery and died on 4 July 1918 and William became a private in the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) and died of wounds on 3 November 1918. George, also, enlisted, but survived.
Horace Mullard –
was born, in 1895, and lived with his mother and sister Olga. He was a private in the London Regiment 1st Battalion and killed on 16 August, 1917, in France/Flanders. His mother was notified at 43 Cochrane St
W. R. Parkinson
E. A. Parslow
R. J. Percival
W.T. Percival – there is a William Thayer Percival b.1884 in Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) 7th Battalion killed in action 12 October 1917, son of William and Ada
F. G. Perry
was the son of David and May Pegram of 78 Cochrane Street. He was a sergeant in the Royal Munster Fusiliers and was killed in action on 9 September 1916 in France/Flanders
Samuel Leslie Petrie 1892- 1917 –
was born in 1892 and married Ethel Scott at Holy Trinity, St. Marylebone on 2 May 1915. He was a private in the Northumberland Fusiliers 8th Battalion and died on 13 October 1917, and is buried in East Finchley crematorium.
William James Henry Phelps 1890 -1915 ]
Alfred Phelps ? -1915 ] –
in the 1901 census, William and Alfred were living at 58 Cochrane Street with their father, John, a motor lamp cleaner, and mother, Clara, and attended Barrow Hill School. In1911, they lived in Barrow Hill Road. Alfred, then a porter, married Louise Davie, at St Stephen’s church, Avenue Road on 16 December, 1914 and became a drummer in the Norfolk regiment. He was killed in action on 13 October, 1915 in France/Flanders and is buried at Nord pas du Calais. William became a private in the Queen’s Own Royal W Kent Regiment, and was killed in action on 14 October, 1915 in France/Flanders.
W. Phippen – William, born 1898, son of William, a manservant, and Flora of 52 St John’s Wood Terrace – he has army pension record,
A. Pilgrim – Albert Edward Pilgrim was a 10 year old schoolboy in 1891, son of George, a carpenter, and Frances, and brother of Percy, living in 42 Townshend Cottages. He could have been a chauffeur in the Red Cross at Boulogne
G. Porter 1880 -1918?
– possibly, George, son of William, joined Middlesex Regiment and was killed in action F/F 24 March, 1918 and is commemorated at Arras.
W. Putnam ]
C. Putnam 1878 – 1917 ]
G. Putnam ] – Charles Putnam was born in 1878, and lived in Townshend cottages with his widowed mother, Mary and brothers, William, Harry and George. He was a wine cellar man in 1911, and, later, enlisted in the Royal Irish Rifles. He was killed in action on 31 July 1917, in France/Flanders. He was married to Florence and lived in Nightingale Buildings, St John’s Wood.
John Ransford – in 1911, was a carman, living at 27 Frederick Street, with parents, John and Alice, Louisa 10, Alfred 6, Ethel 3, and Sydney 16 months.
Frank Lionel Reeve 1889 – 1918 ]
Charles Cecil Reeve 1893 – 1914 ]
– Frank and Charles Reeve were both born in St John’s Wood to Joseph, a police constable, and Jessie, and were baptised at St Stephen’s. In 1901, the family of five sons and three daughters were living at 21 Ordnance Road. Frank married Mary Ann, in 1909, and must have emigrated to Canada as he returned as a private in Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) and had Canadian nationality. He died on 30 March 1918 and is commemorated in France.
Charles Reeve became a private in the London Regiment 3rd (City of London) battalion (Royal Fusiliers) and died at home on 23 August 1914.
Arthur Renton 1899 – 1918 –
in 1911, Arthur Renton, aged 12 , was living at 44 Frederick Street with his widowed mother, Elizabeth, a monthly nurse, and 2 older brothers and a sister. He attended Barrow Hill School and became a rifleman in the London Regiment 16th (County of London) Battalion (Queens Westminster Rifles). He died of wounds on 4 April 1918 in France/Flanders.
F. Rhodes – lived with his wife at 31 Gt Titchfield St and was an electrical engineer, aged 23
E. L. Robinson
Leslie Barry Roberts ?-1918 –
was a 2nd Lieutenant in the East Surrey Regiment 11th Battalion and was killed in action on 24 August 1918?
A. J. Roberts
William Ronayne 1899-1916 –
was a rifleman in London Regiment 12 (County of London) the Rangers, and was killed in action 1 July 1916 F/F
Francis Sage 1897- 1916 ]
James Sage ]
Charles Sage ] – in 1911, Frank Sage was 15 and lived with his parents, James, a general labourer, and Ada, at 1 Eamont Place, with 4 sisters and 3 brothers, James, aged 17, Charles aged 9, and John aged 3 . He had attended Barrow Hill School and became a private in the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry 7th Battalion. He was killed in action on 16 September 1916 in France/Flanders. James and Charles, also, enlisted.
Arthur Saunders 1894-1916 ]
Thomas Saunders ]
Joseph Saunders ] – in 1911, Arthur Saunders was living at 54 Cochrane Street with his father Charles, a house painter, mother, Mary, a washerwoman, three sisters and two brothers, Joseph aged 17 and Thomas aged 10. He attended Barrow Hill School and then became an errand boy for a furrier. All three brothers enlisted but Arthur became a private in the Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment) 13th Battalion. He died of wounds on 15 March, 1916 in Flanders, and is buried at Poperinghe.
J. H. Shaw
A. W. Sheldrick
Edward Slater 1880-1916? –
was the son of John Slater, a fishmonger, of 69 Henry Street, and, in 1891, Edward was at Barrow Hill School. He became a clerk but enlisted in the Seaforth Highlanders, in 1898
W. T. Smith (MM DCM)
Harold John Steele 1895- 1917
– was the son of Edward and Rose Steele of 43 Townshend Road and had attended Barrow Hill School. He became a sergeant in the London Regiment 15th (County of London) Battalion (PWO Civil Service Rifles) and was killed in action on 7 June, 1917, in France/Flanders. He had been awarded the Military Medal for gallantry and attention to duty. The school was closed for the day, on 18 May, 1916, to honour him and William Dunbar.
F. G. Styles
Philip Suffling 1900 – 1983 – in 1911, he was living at 27 Townshend Rd and at school. He joined the Royal Navy aged 15 and served as a seaman during the First War. He was a policeman and, then, a fireman until 1924 but started his professional boxing career as a heavyweight (Phil Scott) in 1919, having a fast left hand. He fought 85 fights, winning 65 of them, 29 by knockouts. He won the British Heavyweight title, the British Empire Heavyweight titles and European Boxing Union title. He died in 1983.
James Sullivan ]
John Sullivan ] James, aged 11, and John, aged 12, were both at Barrow Hill School and lived at 1 Henry Place with parents, John, a waste paper presser, and Elizabeth, and 2 younger sisters. There had been 8 children but 4 died.
Arthur Swainsbury ]
Ernest A. Swainsbury ]
Albert Swainsbury ] Arthur, aged 18, in 1911, and Ernest, aged 15, both builder’s decorator labourer, and Albert aged 11, all lived at with and Edith, and 2 more young brothers and one sister.
James Henry Taylor ?-1917
was born in St. Marylebone, but lived in Carrickfergus. He was a sergeant in the Royal Irish Rifles 2nd Battalion. He was killed in action on 7 August, 1917 and buried at Ypres.
James Thing – b.1896 – in 1911, he was a signal box boy, aged 15, living at 38 de Walden Buildings with Israel, signal box man, Eliza, John, aged 11 and Lucy, aged 1
Arthur George Thorn – was a grocer’s assistant, aged 16, in 1911.
Willam Thomas Thorn – in 1911, he was at school, aged 13, living at 40 Henry Street with parents, Thomas, a coachman, and Mary, Thomas, aged 9, and Eva, aged 1
John Tongue – in 1911, he was a florist’s assistant, aged 15, living at 29 Townshend Cottages with mother, Eliza, a widow and rag sorter, and brother Robert, aged 20, a stoker. Robert had tried to join the army in 1910 but was rejected because of bad teeth. He enlisted on 12 September, 1914, and was married on 6 September, 1915 at St Stephen’s.
Charles Graham Troll (1899 – 1986) – in 1911, Charles was at school and living in Seymour Street with parents Edward, a plumber, and Charlotte who had 10 children, 8 of them living.
Arthur Tyrrell – in 1911, aged 16, he was a dental mechanic apprentice livin at 92a Henry Street with parents Ernest, a gas fitter, and Matilda, brother Albert, aged 8, and 2 sisters.
G. Verrall possibly, Sidney George Verrall, aged 12, of 2 New Street whose father, Benjamin, was a gardener in the Royal Park.
George Arthur Vertue – aged 20, in 1911, was a railway porter living at 27 Henry Street, with his parents, Francis, a blind chair caner, Sarah, a nurse, and Charles, aged 5 .
Edward H Wade – aged 1, in 1901, when he lived at 35 Circus Road with his actor father, George E Wade, his vocalist mother, Ethel Wade, and a cook, and two maids.
James Henry Walker
Fred Walker was living, in 1891, in Charles Street, aged 6.
R. Walker, in 1901, was living in Charlbert St
Edward A. Waterman
Thomas B. Westlake – aged 12, in 1911, and at school
Louis S. Westlake – was living at 28, St Ann’s Terrace, aged 10, with his parents, William, a shop assistant, and Louisa, 2 sisters and brother, Henry aged 14, an office boy.
H. W. Wilson
H. R. Wilson
V. W Wilson
C. Woolgar ]
G. Woolgar ]
F. Woolgar ] in 1911, C. Woolgar, aged 17, a shop assistant, G. Woolgar, aged 15, an errand boy and F. Woolgar, aged 13, a school boy, lived in Upper William Street with their widowed mother, Ellen, brothers James, aged 26 and Alfred, aged 20, and two sisters.
R. Wheeler 1887 – 1917 –
was the husband of Ethel Wheeler of 62, Henry Street. He was a rifleman in the London Regiment 12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers). He was killed in action on 8 September, 1917.
W. Wrench – in 1911, Willie Edward Wrench, aged 17, was a plumber’s labourer living at 20 New Street with his father, Edwin, a house painter, and sisters, Louisa aged 27, a telephone operator, and Alice Mafeking, aged 10, at school.
Henry Wrigglesworth – in 1911, Henry, aged 14, was living at 30 Frederick Street, in 1911, with his parents Joseph (a decorator) and Margaret, and siblings Rosalie, aged11, Edward, aged 9, Florence, aged 7, and Walter, aged 2.
B. Yerald – there is a Herald family in Charlbert Street, 1911
John Zabel, in 1911, John Zabel, aged 12, lived at 30 Bolton Road with his parents John, a tailor, and Jane , with brothers Rudolf, aged 11 and Willy, aged 7; he enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery
Jessie Miller – possibly in the Red Cross
Farquhar Mathieson Macrae 1884 – 1915 –
was born in Wick, Berwickshire and was an assistant elementary schoolmaster. In 1911, he was living at 54 Kyrkle Road, Clapham. He was a private in the London Regiment (Princess Louise’s Kensington Battalion) and died on 9 May, 1915 at Hainault Belgium.
Ernest John Riley 1888 – 1964 – was born, in Monmouthshire, and, in 1911, was boarding in Willesden and was a teacher at an London County Council school. he was a private in the 5th London Regiment King’s Royal rifle corps and gained the Military Medal for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire (London Gazette 10/12/1918).
W. L. Dennis
S. H. Lewis – Military medal
F. J. Timms
F. A. Wall