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 of all the old boys who enlisted – if they are in Bold type they were killed in the war.

G Adams

 C Allen

G Allen

 W Alldis     perhaps William John Alldis  b 1886 labourer?

F Alldis

 E Amour b St Marylebone 1877     In 1911 he was in Kilburn, a house painter married with a baby

 H Anstee

T Anstee

 H Appleby

 W Ashby

 G Bachelor

 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 and 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.

A H Banks

F Barber

A Barber

W Barber

T Barrow  (1911 age 23)

H Barrow (1911 age 16  ) living at 77 Henry Street with parents  John and Ruth, George aged 26, Margaret 24, Edward 7 and Edith 12

W Barrow?

Mack Bartlett 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 and 5 sisters. By 1901 he was a builder’s labourer in 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

Henry Bassett, a house painter, was the son of Henry (a stoker at the Botanical Gardens) and Mary and in 1901 was living with his parents and 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.

W Bassett

A Bassett

G Bassett

 R Beaulieu

 G Belcher    In 1911 an office boy aged 14

T Belcher  age 16 , an office boy living at  7 Cochrane St with Tparents T imothy and Harriet, John a  bakers assistant, age 18,  Cyril 12, William 9 and 2 daughters

W Belmont

F Belshe

J J Bennett

W Bennett

T R Bennett

 Ernest Bentford , a fishmongers assistant aged 15 in 1911, and

Frederick Bentford a florists assistant aged 19, lived at 4 Eamont Street, with their parents  Henry (a jobbing carpenter)and Kate (a confectioner).

G Bidauville

J Biggins

E Birch

 W Bird

.G Blackwell    George a  handyman aged 28 in 1911 and  Minnie 23 and baby Ernest  are at 61 Grove Rd

Robert James Bloy 1895 – 1917 and 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, and both attended Barrow Hill School. By 1911 his father was dead and 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 and was killed in action in France/Flanders on 21 April 1917.  William enlisted but came safely home.

 W Brace

 D Braden

B Brain

 A J Brimelow

HE Britton

J Britton

William Britton  aged 12 and Percy Britton  aged 15 were living in 1911 at 22 St Ann’s Terrace with parents John and Elizabeth, sister Maud, aged 19 and brother Charles aged 10

A Broad

 ? Brooker

  W F Brown

H Bull   was living at 369 Wharncliffe  in 1911 with George (policeman)/and Beatrice- possibly  this is Herbert Henry killed aged 21 on 3 May 1917 London Regiment and buried  at Arras

S Bull

W Bull

 H Bunker

J Bunyan 1 possibly a porter aged 20 in 1911 living at  7 Henry Place


James  Bunyan age 11 at school Albert age 19 milkman Harry 18 George 14 Sarah 42 a widow Rose 16

 E H Burge

G Burge

 H Burton

 A Bush

G Bush

 B Buthrie

H Butson

 S Byles             possibly S W Byles RAF fitter 200724?

 H Calcut

A Caster

W Cawson

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.

E Charge

W Charie    Walter John 1911 age 13   Or William age 18 living in 27 Charles Lane with Charles and Elizabeth, Charles age 27 Alfred age 20

This maybe William Charie of Royal Field Artillery Missing 6 June 1917 66292

W Charlie possibly transferred to RAF  after 16 Oct 191510138

G E Chick

 Peter Christenson a milk trader aged 17 in 1911  and C Christenson a telegraph messenger aged 14 lived in Henry Street with parents Grace and Peter (both tailors) brothers Victor aged13 and Edward aged 9 and 4 sisters.      Check Military Medal for a Christenson 21325

J Church

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.

 J Clarke

T Clarke

R Clarke

E Clarke

P Clarke

 A Clayton

 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, elder 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 more 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 bLondon 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.

 F Clinch

S Clinch  both at same address

W Coe

E Cole

 R Compton

Henry Coombs 1896 – 1917

Harry Coombs was a pupil at Barrow Hill School and husband of Ethel living at 32 Henry Street.  He was in Duke of Cambridges Own (Middlesex) regiment and killed in action 29 September 1917 in France/Flanders

­Harry Coulter 1888 – 1920

Harry Coulter 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 in doing needlework, and looking after Harry, who attended Barrow Hill School, and his sister Nellie. Ten years later Harry was a clerk at the LCC and Nellie was a clerk at the GPO, 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.

Jos Cox

C Cox

W Cox

John Cox

H Coxhall

 W C Cozen

The is one in Little Carlyle St Lisson Grove – a lift porter William age 16 or one aged 15 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 1 September 1917

 E Cross

Charles Crosby  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

W Cullen

J Cullen

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, and 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 at Wandsworth

Lewis John  Daniels a librarian aged 20 and Stanley Daniels a schoolboy aged 13  lived at 130 St Johns Wood High Street with parents George ( a butcher’s manager) and Minnie and a sister aged 15

Possibly Lewis Daniels d 19 March 1919 Durham Light Infantry      Possibly S Daniels 970614

J Dark

R Dark

 S Davey

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 (bricklayer)/Mary and brother Albert aged 12

W Dearling     In 1911 48 High Street has Herbert W age 8 scholar, father upholsterer

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        E W Densham got MM gazette no 31257 and bar in 1919 in Italy in Machine Gun corps – is this him?)

P Derverson

 G Denis

W Dickinson

C Dickinson

William Victor Digweed  1897 – 1919

William Digweed lived with his parents Joshua and Annie and 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 F/F

J Digweed

 W Doran

Albert  George  Dunlop   age 19 solicitors clerk  18 Henry Street – living with Susan widow 54 Robert 22 booksellers assistant   (there is a A G Dunlop who is Temp Lieut 1914 Army Service Corps  and Temp Captain in 1917)

V Dunlop

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.

 H Dyke

William George Arthur Eatwell DCM 1898 – 1918

William Eatwell was brought up in St Johns 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.

R Edwards

T Edwards

 G Elcome 1897 – 1918?

There is a George William Elcome , a junior clerk in 1911 who died of wounds 9 April 1918 F/F  Duisens British cemetery

F Ettling 1900 – 1978

Frederick Peter Ettling lived at  5 Culworth St  married Alice Shaw 1918 – RFA military medal – R Field Artillery 43rd Reserve Battery 183 brigade

 P Everard

A Everard

R Everidge

 H Farr

A Farr

 Reginald George Farrow  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

R Flower

 E C Foster

 F Fowler

 P Freeman

G Freeman

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 who had been christened 2 Feb 1899 at St Stephens was living in 1901 at 7 de Walden buildings with his parents George (a horsegroom) and Elizabeth, and three sisters..  In 1911 they were at 42 St Johns 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

F Fryer

William Frederick Wallace Gattrell  1887 – 1914

He 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.

H Gibbs

 T Gillard

A Goff

Frederick Goodman 1877 – 1918

Frederick was born in Marylebone and in 1881 was living at 28 Frederick St with his parents James and Mary, two elder brothers and a twin brother and later  attended Barrow Hill School. By 1911 he was living in Willesden, married to Sarah and 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.

E Goodwin

W Goodwin


Victor Charles Goom  d 11 Oct 1918 killed private Dorsetshire Reg 6 Battalion

W Goom – in book as killed

J Goom  1901 in ST J High St      1911 William and Anne – fruiterers from Poole Dorset – Dorothy, William 18 John 18 Arthur 14 Victor 11

H Graham

J Graham

W Granger

H Granger

P Gray

 J Green

F Green

A Green

H Green

 G Grieve

A Griffin  ?- 1915

He was born in St Johns Wood and was a private in the Middlesex Regiment 1st Battalion. He was killed in action on 25 September 1915 in France/Flanders.

G Groves

 Norman  Haddock  1911 3 Frederick St  age 13

Samuel Haddock age 13

J Halsey

 J Hanover  In 1911 was 25 years old, living in 14 Henry Place  with wife Annie  22, John aged 3 Alice aged 2 andJoseph aged 1

W Hanover

W H Hammond

A H Hancock

F Hancock

W Hancock


H Harding

G Harding


J Haynes


Frederick William Head    ?-1918

Frederick Head’s parents lived in St John’s Wood  at 4 Tuckers Place and he was christened at St Stephens and had 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 at 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 was a printer’s labourer  married to Margaret, with children Edith,(13), William Herbert (12), who was attending Barrow Hill School as his father had before him,  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 and they had both attended Barrow Hill School and lived at 51 St John’s Wood Terrace with their parents Heber and Harriet and 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 a corporal in the1st 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.

W Heritage

E Hickman

 W Higg

B Higg

 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

C Holiday

Ernest Hopcroft  1911 he was living in Hendon aged  13

Harry Hopcroft 16    His father William was  a widower, gilder

A W Hopkins

 C Hughes

 T Hunt  In 1911  living at 49 Cochrane St age 14 and had just left  school

J Hunt    living with  Samuel  a widower and  ostler and Samuel aged  21  abrewers labourer and Albert  who was 10 at school

S Hurry

B Hurst

H Hurst

 William Hutchings  In 1911 a grocers assistant age 18

Frank Hutchings   was 12 in 1911 and at  school  living at    27 Cochrane St with Emily a widow doing daily work  and Robert aged 8

H Island

J Island

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 and is buried at Ypres.

G Jamieson



R Jamieson

A Jamieson

L Jenkins

W J Johnson

J Johnson

Alfred Jordan

Alfred Jordan was a private in the Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment) 21st Battalion and was killed in action on 23 March 1918 in France/Flanders.

F  Jordan

A Kenton

W Kelly

 W Kent

 A Kemsley

E Kemsley

V Kemsley

 A Kitchener

 E Knight

F Lake

T Lake

W Lake

 R Lang

 G Langford

E Langford – possible 1911 32 Hamilton Gardens George William 20 LCC school master Lieut in London regiment and machine gun corps mentioned in dispatches

G Lawrie

W Lawrie  In  1911 at 1 Becketts Place  lived Alexander and Elizabeth, Alexander George 18 carman, Thomas 16 ,Walter 16 porter at picture framer

A Lee

C Levefre        possible civilian mentioned in despatches 18 April 1918 for devotion to duties in France 4 October 1918

F G Leech   b 1881  1911 Royal Navy

W Leech

W T Leggett

C Lewis

H J Little

C Lock

W G Loveland  In 1911 at  6 Henstridge Place age 20 – sergeant Middx Regiment?William (painter glazier) and Eliza, Harry, dining car attendant

C A Lowe

T Lowe

Alfred Lardner1885-1916

Alfred Lardner 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) and was killed in action on 21 August 1916 in France/Flanders and is commemorated at Thiepval.

William Thomas Little 1893 – 1914

William Little 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

John Alfred Luff 1898 -1917

 In 1901 Henry aged 8 was living with his parents, Henry ( a housepainter) and Lilly and sister Lilly aged 4 and brother George aged 1 in Upper William Street.

He joined the Royal Navy and 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 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 an ordinary seaman on HMS Bat. On 29 October 1917, a few days after Harry’s death, Annie was notified that he had accidentally drowned.

Charles Malton  In 1911 was age 14 living at 20 Barrow Hill Rd     with William (gardener)and Harriet (10 children, 8 alive) Ernest aged  34 labourer, Horace aged 33 postman  and Robert grocers ass

G Mann

W Mann

 J Manley

John Mansfield  In  1911 a railway porter age 17  living at 61 Henry St

Sidney G Mansfield   His  father Thomas  was a bootleather seller and employer, mother Caroline, Henry  aged 25 Maud aged19  Florence aged16 Ernest  aged 14 Herbert aged11 and  Ada aged 10

A Marsh

 A Mason

 Horace Edward Mayhew  In 1911 was a shoemaker aged 20  at 13 Ordnance Road with Samuel (hall porter) and Emma and 4 daughters

Richard Melton   12 at school

John Byford Melton  aged17  a butchers assistant at16 Charlbert St with Louisa (48) Isabella age 10 Frank age 8 Agnes age 5 – 10 children 8 living

H Miller

W Mitchell

A Mitchell

Alf Mitchell

Cuthbert Syndale Marshall 1892-1917

Cuthbert Marshall lived at 2 Harley Road in 1911, the son of Charles Marshall, an artist, and was an articled 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.

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 elder 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.

G Moore

A Moore

L Moore

F Moore

T Moore

W Moore

A Morton

G Moseley

F Moseley   not in 1911

A Mould

W Mould

Horace Mullard  b 1895 living at 43 Cochrane St in 1911 with Emma 45 and Olga 13  He was killed in action 16 August 1917 France/Flanders private London Regiment 1st Battalion – mother notified at 43 Cochrane St

D Neal

 W Nicholls

A Noakes


H Nugus

 W Nunn

 R Oliver

W Olney

W Olney

 R O’Neill

 J Oswick

 A Page

F Palmer

C Palmer

 H Parkins

W Parkins

W R Parkinson

E A Parslow

R Parslow

W Pearson

R J Percival

WT Percival      there is a William Thayer Percival b 1884 in Queens Own (Royal West Kent) 7th Battalion killed in action 12 )October 1917 son of William and Ada

 B Perry

H Parry

P Perry

F G Perry

Frederick Pegram 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

H Peters

A Peters

Samuel Leslie Petrie 1892- 1917

Samuel Petrie was born in 1892 and married Ethel Scott at Holy Trinity 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.

J Pestell    There is a Pesthall at 75 St Johns Wood Terrace

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 attending 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 and 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 Queens Own Royal W Kent Regiment and was killed in action on 14 October 1915 in France/Flanders.

V Phillips  possibly Victor, d 26 October 1917 245113

G Phillips

 W Phippen     William  was born 1898 son of William (a manservant) an Flora of 52 St Johns Wood Terrace – 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 be chauffeur in Red Cross at Boulogne

F Poole

G Porter?  1880 -1918?

Possibly George son of William who  joined Middlesex Regiment and killed in action F/F 24 March 1918 and commemorated at Arras.

WJ Porter

 I Powell

 W Putnam

C Putnam 1878 – 1917

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 cellarman in 1911 and later enlisted in the Royal Irish Rifles and was killed in action on 31 July 1917 in France/Flanders. He was married to Florence and lived in Nightingale Buildings St Johns Wood.

G Putnam

 John Ransford    born 1894 working as a  carman in 1911and living at  27 Frederick St  with John and Alice, Louisa  aged 10, Alfred aged  6, Ethel  aged 3 and Sydney aged 16 months

W Raven

 E Read

J Read

R Read

 M Rees

Frank Lionel Reeve 1889 -1918

Charles Cecil Reeve1893 – 1914

Frank  and Charles Reeve were born in 1889 in St John’s Wood to Joseph ( a police constable) and Jessie, and both 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 was aged 12 living with his widowed mother Elizabeth, a monthly nurse, and 2 older brothers and a sister at 44 Frederick Street and he attended Barrow Hill School. He became a rifleman in the London Regiment 16th (County of London) Battalion (Queens Westminster Rifles) and died of wounds on 4 April 1918 in France/Flanders.

Frederick  Rhodes   in 1911 electrical engineer  age 23 plus wife living at 31 Gt Titchfield St

C Richards

E L Robinson

 W Roderick

 T Rolph

G Rolph

C Rolph

W Rolph

 Leslie Barry Roberts  ?-1918

There was a Leslie Roberts who was a 2nd Lieutenant in the East Surrey Regiment 11th Battalion and was killed in action 24 August 1918

AJ Roberts

WJ  Roberts

H Rolls

William Ronayne 1899-1916

He was a Rifleman in London Regiment 12 (County of London) the Rangers, killed in action 1 July 1916 F/F

A Roper

 H Rumble

T Rumble

 E Rushen

 T Russell

 A Ryan

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, and 4 sisters and 3 brothers, James aged 17, Charles aged 9 and John aged 3  at 1 Eamont Place. He had attended Barrow Hill School. He became a private in the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry 7th Battalion and was killed in action on 16 September 1916 in France/Flanders. James and Charles also enlisted.

I Salmon

H Salmon

 F Sangster

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), and mother Mary, (a washerwoman), and 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 and died of wounds on 15 March 1916 in Flanders and is buried at Popering

 J H Shaw

 A W Sheldrick

 J Shepherd

 T Seir

 Edward Slater  1880-1916????

W Slater

Edward Slater 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

C Spencer

 W T Smith (MM DCM)

R Smith

A Smith

F Smith

H Smith

W Smith

W Smith

 R Squire

J Stafford

Harold John Steele 1895- 1917

R Steele

Harold Steele 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. And the school was closed for the day on 18 May 1916 to honour him and William Dunbar.

 J Stone

 W Stradling

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 title and European Boxing Union title. He died in 1983.

James Sullivan age 11 in 1911

John Sullivan  age 12 both at Barrow Hill – living at 1 Henry Place with parents John (waste paper presser) and Elizabeth 2 younger sisters. There had been 8 children but 4 died

S Sussex

Arthur Swainsbury aged  18 in 1911 a builders decorator labourer,

Ernest A Swainsbury age 15 also a builders decorator labourer and

Albert Swainsbury age 11 at Barrow Hill – lived at 31 de Walden buildings with parents Frederick a walking stick maker and Edith  with 2 more young brothers and one sister.

James Henry Taylor ?-1917

A Taylor


James Turner was born in Marylebone but lived in Carrickfergus. He was a sergeant in the Royal Irish Rifles 2nd Battalion and was killed in action on 7 August 1917 and buried at Ypres.

James Thing 1896  in 1911 signal box boy age 15 living at 38 de Walden Buildings  with Israel (signal box man) /Eliza, John 11 and Lucy 1

H Thompson

 Arthur George Thorn age 16  a  grocer’s assistant

Willam Thomas Thorn age 13  at school  in 1911 living at 40 Henry St with Thomas (coachman)/Mary, , Thomas 9 and Eva 1

John  Tongue age 15 florists assistant in 1911 living 29 Townshend Cottages with mother Eliza (widow, rag sorter) and brother Robert 20 stoker (Robert had tried to join army 1910 but was  rejected because bad teeth – enlisted 12 Sep 1914 – m 6 Sep 1915 St Stephen – no army record for John

L Tomes    (there is a Mrs Tomes at 39 New St and Mr Tomes at 42 New St)

J Tribe    there is a John Tribe at 79 East St in 1911

W Trevers

 Charles Graham Troll 1899  – 1986  1911 living in Seymour Street – at school son of Edward (plumber) and Charlotte who had 10 children, 8 living

D Turner

S Turner

A Turner

 Arthur  Tyrrell age 16 in 1911  a dental mechanic apprentice  living at 92a Henry Street with Ernest (gas fitter)/Matilda,  Albert aged  8 and 2 daughters

L Verne

 G Verrall  possibly Sidney George age 12 of 2 New Street  – father Benjamin (gardener Royal Park)/Alice 4 young sons

E Verrall

George Arthur Vertue aged 20 in 1911 was a railway porter living at 27 Henry St  with his parents Francis (a blind chair caner) and Sarah (a nurse)  and Charles aged 5 .

Edward H Wade was 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  1891 Charles St  aged 6

R Walker    1901 at Charlbert St

L Walker

 G Warner

A Warner

J Warner

Edward A Waterman   In 1911 aged 4  living at 17 Ordnance Rd  Charles (plumber) Rose m 13 years Charles aged 10

F Waterman

A Waterman

 Thomas B Westlake 1911 age 12 school

B Westlake

Louis S  aged 10  at school  in 1911, living at 28 St Anns Terrace  William (shop assistant) Louisa, 2 daughters and Henry aged  14 office boy

A Weston

T Webb

 H Wheel

 Robert Wheeler   1887-1917

Robert Wheeler 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) and was killed in action on 8 September 1917.

 W Whittle 


J Williams

E Williams

D Williams

H W Wilson

H R Wilson

V W Wilson

A Wilson

F Witt

W Wood

 C Woolgar   in1911 aged  17 a shop assistant,  G Woolgar  aged 15 an errand boy and F Woolgar  aged 13 a school boy, lived in Upper William St   with their widowed mother Ellen, brothers James aged 26  and Alfred aged 20 and two sisters.

 Willie Edward Wrench  In 1911 aged 17 was a plumbers 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  aged 14  was living at 30 Frederick St 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

John Zabel  In 1911 aged 12 lived at  30 Bolton Rd 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  girls dept  Red Cross?




Farquhar Mathieson Macrae  (teacher)  Assistant elementary schoolmaster


B Wick, Berwick 1884

1911 census – 54 Kyrkle Road Clapham

Died 9 May 1915   Hainault Belgium
London regiment 13 County of London
 (Princess Louise’s Kensington Battalion


Ernest  John  Hiley

teacher b 1888 Monmouthshire in 1911 boarding in Willesden working at LCCschool

Private in 5th London regiment Kings Royal Rifle Corps  Military Medal for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire  London Gazette 10/12/1918

Died 1964




Farqhar Mathieson Macrae

Alyzn Johnson added this in 2018 :I    have just found this cutting amongst letters and trench postcards. It is taken from ‘The London Teacher’ 25.6.15. 

War Items
Mr F.M.MACRAE, 13th County of London{Kensington Riffles]an assistant master at Barrow Hill road School, was after the action at Aubers Ridge, May 9th, reported, under date May 21st, as missing.
I have his last unfinished[and uncensored] letter dated May 9th describing trench warfare.

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

J. McKee

F. J. Timms

F. A. Wall

F. Wood
















This page was added on 28/11/2014.

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  • Lovely to see Harold Clapinson remembered, and a little detail for him. He was in the same battalion as my grandfather and the closest in service number to be killed. For that reason I have visited his grave.
    Wish I knew what he looked like.

    By Wendy Palin (06/02/2021)

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