St John the Baptist Wateringbury War MemorialThere are forty-one men named on the 1914-1918 war memorial in Wateringbury church. The sources of information used to help identify these men included birth and marriage records, various census returns, a list of names with ranks and regiments from the Order of Service for the inauguration of the Church War Memorial, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and "Soldiers Died in the Great War". The two D.C.M. citations were obtained from the relevant regimental museums. The entry for all but two men records his personal details, with some family background, service details including a badge, enlistment and circumstances of death as recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and ‘Soldiers Died in the Great War’.Depending on the availability of data, the amount of information varies from man to man. In the case of Charles James Dawson, only his rank, regiment and date of death are known, and for Tom Smith, just his rank, regiment and some family background.There appear to be a few discrepancies with some names on the War Memorial. Where these are found, an explanation is noted in the text. The names concerned are:William Thomas Butchershould be William Thomas ButchersErnest Albert James should be Edward Albert JamesArthur Jessopshould be Arthur JessupBasil Henry Cheesmanshould be Henry Basil CheesmanIn the case of Private Benjamin Stevens, there is a discrepancy with his number. This is also noted in the text.The forty one men commemorated on the Church War Memorial are listed below. Those marked with the symbol † are also commemorated on the school memorial.
Men commemorated on the Church War Memorial
†Adams, Frederick†Adams, Percy†Bowles, Thomas Richard†Butchers, William ThomasCheesman, Henr,y BasilCowlard, William JohnCronk, Alfred†Cruttenden, FrankDatlen, George EdwardDawson, Charles James†Gunner, Alfred†Head, Robert Arthur†Head, William CharlesHearn, George†Heath, RichardHerbert, Albert ThomasHodge, Arthur HenryJames, Ernest (or Edward) Albert†Jessup Arthur†Jukes, Arthur†Jury, John Thomasaka Ladams, Jack
†Large, Charles Robert†Latter, Frederick ErnestLeney, Bertram†Martin, Fred†Maytum, Walter AlfredMires, Arthur Henry†Neeves, WalterPearce, George HenryPearson, William Frank†Ralph, Robert Charles†Relf, FrederickRogers, Albert Charles†Sales, Ernest John†Smith, Lewis John†Smith, TomStevens, BenjaminStevens, Henry Francis BinghamWaghorn, Thomas Henry†Wells, James EdwardWinter, Charles
The men marked with a † are also on the School War Memorial
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