Centenary of the Great War 1914-18

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Wateringbury WWI Memorial Booklets

Of the thirty-six men commemorated on the School Roll of Honour, twenty-three are also commemorated on the 1914-18 Church War Memorial.

As in the church booklet, the sources of information used to help identify the men listed below 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 D.C.M. citation for Rifleman Arthur Jessup was obtained from his regiment’s museum.

The entry for each man 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 Frederick Costin, there were two Frederick Costins who attended Wateringbury School. Both boys were called Frederick Walter. One of them was killed in the war and the other survived it, but is not named on one of the side panels. More detail is given under their names.

There appears to be a mystery surrounding Jack Ladams’ name. Notes are given under his name.

In the case of Tom Smith, only his rank, regiment and some family background is known.

The thirty six men commemorated on the School War Memorial are listed below. Those marked with the symbol are also commemorated on the church memorial.

The 211 names of those who served but returned home safely follow the Roll of Honour below.

Wateringbury School War Memorial

Following the closure of the old Wateringbury school on Red Hill, the school’s War Memorial was removed and put into storage. It was later refurbished and now hangs in the church vestry.

The memorial was erected by scholars, staff, old boys & friends to record the names of all the old boys and masters who served in H.M.Forces, and those who lost their lives during the Great War.

The brass centre plate, headed “Roll of Honour”, commemorates thirty-six men who lost their lives’. The two wooden panels, either side of the Roll of Honour, record 211 names of those who served but returned home safely.

The two smaller outer side panels record the names of eleven men who lost their lives in World War II.

Adams, Fred

Adams, Percy

Bowles, Thomas

Burrluck, George

Buss, Robert

Butchers, William

Costin, Fred

Cruttenden, Frank

Dumbrell, John

Fuller, Percy

Gunner, Alfred

Gurr, Fred

Head, (William) Charles

Head, Robert

Heath, Richard

Jessup, Arthur

Jukes, Arthur

Ladams, Jack

real name Jury, John Thomas


Acott, George

Acott, John

Acott, William

Adams, Albert

Adams, Levi

Adams, Wm A

Allen, Albert

Andrews, Harry


Ashbee, Percy

Avis, Bert

Avis, John

Ayling, James

Ayling, Walter


Baker, Harry

Baker, Sidney

Bamden, John

Bamden, Joe

Bamden, Tom

Barton, Sidney

Bateman, Herbert

Beal, Charles

Bell, Alfred

Bell, Edward

Bentley, Percy

Bish, Ernest

Bishop, F M

Bodington, John

Bourne, Fred

Bowles, Francis

Bowles, Jack

Bristow, Tom

Brooker, Joseph

Brooker, William

Brooks, Arthur

Brotherwood, Charles

Burrluck, Arthur

Burrluck, Fred

Burrluck, Jack

Burrluck, William

Butchers, Charles


Cartwright, Charles

Cartwright, Harold

Clements, George

Clements, William

Coleman, Harold

Coleman, Oliver

Coomber, Horace

Coomber, William

Costin, George

Court, Felix

Crayford, Arthur

Crockford, Herbert

Crockford, William

Cronk, John

Curd, Albert

Curd, Earle

Curd, Ernest

Curd, James

Curd, Thomas

Curd, Walter


Damon, Stanley

Dann, Edmund

Dann, William

Davis, George

Dean, James

Denyer, Herbert

Driver, Herbert

Dumbrill, Sidney


Ellis, Tom


Fillery, George

Foster, William


Gibbs, Thomas

Goodwin, Victor

Gregory, Harry

Grigsby, Charles

Gurr, George

Gurr, John


Hammond, Cyril

Hamshire, Leonard

Harris, Montague

Hawes, George

Head, George

Head, Harry

Heath, Ernest

Heath, William

Holder, Fred

Holder, Percy

Hollands, Arthur

Hook, David

Hook, Henry

Hook, Robert

Hook, Robert

Hook, Robert A

Hook, William

Horscroft, Jack

Humphrey, Herbert

Humphrey, William


Jackson, Reginald

Jacobs, Edward

Johnson, Reginald

Jukes, Ernest

Jukes, Frank


King, Alfred R

King, Charles D

King, Frank  

King, Harold

King, Herbert

King, Percy

Kingsworth, Henry

Kirby, Edward


Ladams, James (Real name Jury)

Ladams, Walter (Real name Jury)

Lankstead, George

Lankstead, Richard

Large, Lewis

Large, Tom

Latter, Alfred

Latter, Bert

Latter, Charles

Latter, Edgar

Latter, Frederick

Latter, Harry

Latter, Leonard

Latter, Norman

Latter, Sidney

Latter, William

Lawrence, Henry

Leonard, Sydney

Luxford, Frank


Mace, Ernest

Mace, Fred

Mace, George

Main, Leonard

Martin, Alec

Martin, Fred

Martin, Harry

Martin, Thomas

May, Jesse

Maytum, George

Maytum, Thomas

Merral, Albert

Merral, Fred

Milstead, Walter

Milstead, William

Monger, Arthur


Neale, Robert

Newick, Charles

Newman, Fred

Newman, Frederick


Page, Henry

Page, Percy

Palmer, Lewin

Palmer, Roland

Pearson, Herbert

Pickett, Bert

Pickett, Horace

Pierce, Henry

Prentice, William


Ralph, Bert

Ralph, Thomas

Ralph, William

Randall, Alfred

Randall, Bert

Randall, George

Randall, Harold

Randall, James

Randall, William

Relf, Arthur

Relf, Harry

Relf, Matthew


Sales, George

Sales, Henry

Sales, Naylor

Saunders, James

Sharpe, Jack

Sharpe, Stephen

Smelford, William

Shrimpton, Arthur

Shrimpton, Ernest

Shrimpton, Jack

Skinner, William

Smith, Alfred

Smith, Charles

Smith, Ernest R

Smith, Frank

Smith, Horace

Smith, Hubert

Smith, Leonard

Smith, Nevile

Smith, Richard

Smith, Tom

Spice, Ernest

Spice, Fred


Tilly, George

Thompsett, George


Udall, Gaius

Underhill, Charles

Underhill, Edward

Underhill, George


Watson, J E

Weller, Henry

Walter, Weller

Weller, William

Wells, George

Wells, Horace

Wells, Howard

Wells, Thomas

Whiffen, Harold

Wickham, Alfred

Wickham, Edward

Wickham, Fred

Wood, Fred

Wateringbury School pupils who served in the war and returned home

School War Memorial Roll of Honour

Large, Charles

Larkin, William

Latter, Fred

Main, Bert

Martin, Charles

Martin, Fred

Maytum, Walter

Neeves, Walter

Newman, Lewis

Ralph, Robert

Relf, Fred

Sales, Ernest

Smith, Lewis

Smith, Tom

Wallond, Harry

Weller, Thomas

Wells, James

Woolley, Fred

The men marked with a are also on the Church War Memorial

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