Friday, November 12, 2010

Hayes - West Middlesex WW1 Roll of Honour





Listed are the brave men of Hayes, West
Middlesex who gave their lives during World War One.

Addition information is based upon an initial cross reference with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Many were young, they had their lives ahead of them and they gave their lives for what they believed was a just War, many to defend the "honour" of Belgium. We can call it an "Imperialist War" a "Capitalist War", we can blame the folly of their leaders like Earl Haig and Winston Churchill (Galopilli).

But we must never forget they gave their lives for what they believed was an "honourable" and "just" cause, many were young working class men and far from being caught up in the "jingoism" of the ruling class believed it right to fight for the liberation of Belgium.

This view was no doubt reinforced by the Belgium refugees who streamed into the munition factories of Hayes during War.


E.J. Arnold (Not found)

S.P. Aird (Not Found)

H. Balls
(Possible Match)
Herbert Frederick Balls, 20 Royal Fusiliers died 20/07/1916 ??????

F. Bamforth
(possible match)
Bamforth, 8th Bat Royal Fusilers died 07/07/1916 ??

Prvate Richard Edward Oliver Bates of Son of Annie Bates"Ivydene," Hayes End, 11th battalion, Middlesex Regiment died 09/04/1917

S.C. Bennett (Not Found)

D.C. Blyth (Not Found)

C. V. Bowgett (CONFIRMED)
Charles Victor Bowgett
age33 Son of George and Fanny Eliza Bowgett; husband of Emily Bowgett, of 10, Rosedale Avenue, Hayes End, Hayes, Middx.
Rifleman 3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade died 20/10/1914

C.W Bray (Not Found)

William Henry Calf, Gunner 196th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery Son of Frederick and Kate Eugenie Calf, "Acacia", High Rd, Hayes ., died 05/04/1917 CEMETERYANZIN-ST. AUBIN BRITISH

R. Calf
Robert Noel
Calf, age 20 Private 13th Battalion, Royal FusilersSon of Frederick and Kate Eugenie Calf, Acacia", High Rd., cemetery Humercamps

C.Castle (CONFIRMED) Sergeant C. Castle
age 27 Son of William G. and Sarah Castle, of 4, Railway Cottages, Hayes, Middlesex. Native of Iver, Bucks. 9th Bat Royal Fusiliers died 28/06/1918 Gezaincourt Cemetery

E.L Chambers (Not found)

A. Charlesworth (Not found)

J Chinnery (CONFIRMED)
Private James Chinnery
, 9th Bat Royal Fusiliers 21 years old Son of Mr. and Mrs. Chinnery, of 49, Rosedale Avenue, Hayes End, Middlesex. 04/04/1916

P.Chitty (Not found)

J. Churchill (CONFIRMED) Private John Churchill aged 17 Son of Ena Elizabeth Churchill, of 39, Rosedale Avenue, Hayes, Middx 18/09/1916 Philosophe British, Mazingarbe.

R.E. Coleman (Not found)

R. Egerton (CONFIRMED) RALPH EGERTON1st Essex Regiment age 35 06/08/1915 Son of the late Serjt. James Co
leman (Connaught Rangers) and Mrs. Coleman, of Attleborough, Norfolk; husband of Harriett Elizabeth Coleman, of 25, Rosedale Avenue, Hayes End, Middx. Helles memorial

Private John Gatwood Cook age 39 husband of Ellen Cook of 13 Austin Road, Hayes, Brother Colour Sergeant Cook. 13th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, died 13th July 1917 at Baddow campa, Essex buried St Mary's Hayes.

H.Court (Possible match)
HARRY ROBERT COURT 12th Middlesex Reg Husband of Phoebe Rebecca Court, of 19, Montague Avenue, Hanwell, Middx. ????? 10/01/1917 ?????

W.Curtis (Not Found)

Private George Druce, aged 18, Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Druce, of 5, Church Walk, Hayes, Middx.
9th Battalion Royal Fusiliers,20/10/1915 Noeux-les-Mines cemetery

T.D. Elderidge (Not found

Private W. J. Emmett age 18 Son of Charles J. and Emma Emmett, of Hayes, Middx. 2nd Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) died 01/07/1918 CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY,

(CONFIRMED) George Gates age 30 Son of Mary Ann Gates, of Walnut Tree Cottage, Yeading, Hayes End, Middlesex. 2nd Bat Middlesex Reg 31/07/1917 Ypers

B.St J. Glanfield (Not found)

Private Henry Gohm 4th battalion
Royal Fusiliers died 25/09/1915 Sanctuary Wood cemetery

T.W. Gregory (CONFI
Thomas williamage 26 Son of Thomas and Sarah Gregory, of 16, Angel Lane, Hayes End, Middx.C" Coy. 7th Bn.Royal Fusiliers died 06/02/1917 Thiepval cemetery

F.D. Gregory (CONFIRMED)
Corporal Frederick David Gregory age 30 Husband of Ida May Gregory, of 37, Rosedale Avenue, Hayes End, Hayes, Middx. 2nd Batallion Grenadier Guards 31/07/1917 Artillery wood

A. Gray

Charles Gye 1st Royal Fusiliers Son of Robert and Caroline Gye, of 33, Rosedale Avenue, Hayes, Middlesex 17/11/1915

F.Halford (Possible match)

Private F. Halford 4th middx reg 23/08/1914 St Symphorien Military ?????

S. Hambridge (Possible Match)
Sidney John Hambridge 2nd bat Grenadier Guards Grenadier Guards24/05/1918 ??????

G. Hammond (CONFIRMED)
Private George age 22 Son of Mr. G. Hammond, of 4, Melior Cottages, Yeading Lane, Hayes, Middx. 8th Bat Middx Reg died 19/05/1917 1st/ Aaras

J.W. Hart (not found)

A. Hawkins (Not found)

A. Haynes (not found

Lieutenant F.A. Hewens 16/07/1918 RAF buried St Mary's Hayes

rthur HiggsS on of Mrs. J. Higgs, of 4, White Row, Yeading, Hayes, Middx. 2nd bat Royal Fusiliers died 01/07/1916 Hawthorn ridge

A.W. Higgs
(Possible match)
Albert William Higgs 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment 24/04/1918 ?? 90% sure

E. Higgins (CONFIRMED)
E. Higgins 32 Son of Mr. E. Higgins, of 7, Pillions Cottages, Hayes End Rd., Hayes, Middx.
bat Royal Fusiliers died 19/06/1917 DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY

A. Howard (not found0

G.F. Hunnisett (CONFIRMED)
Private Frederick George Hunnisett "Sunnyside", Yeading, Hayes, Middx. 01/04/1918 Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars - Pozieres Memorial

W.E. Hunt (Possible match)
Son of Henry James and Elisabeth Sarah Hunt, of 12, Elthorne Park Rd., Hanwell. Born at Hanwell. Air Mechanic 2nd Class RAF 06/04/1918 Hanwell cemetery ??

E. Jermie (Jermy) (CONFIRMED)
Lance Corporal Ernest William Jermy age 21 son of William and Annie Maria Jermy of 3 Brown's Cottage, Hayes End, Middx 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers died 25/03/1918 Pozieres Memorial

M.R. Johnson

F. Joyce
(not found)


Private Albert Alfred Knight age 22 Son of mrs Alice Clark 61 Albert Road, Yiewsley, Middx 1st/8th Bat Middlesex Reg died 30/04/1915 Ypres cemetary

G. Langley (CONFIRMED)
Lance Cororal George Langley 21,Son of James and Ada Langley, of 19 Mellor Cottages, Yeading, Middx. 1/8th Bat Middlesex Regiment 16/08/1917 Tyne Cot cemetery

H. Langley
Private Harry Langley age 27 Son of James and Ada Langley, of 19, Melior Cottages, Yeading, Hayes, Middx. 17th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment died 28/04/1917 Aaras cemetray

W. Leather (not found)

Private Arthur Samuel Lovett aged 19 1st east Surrey regiment Son of Arthur George and Ada Lovett, of 35, Clayton Rd., Hayes, Middx. 24/09/1916 Thieva
F. Merchant (Not found)

B. Matthews (Not found)

G.F. Mattingley (CONFIRMED)
George Francis Mattingley, age 25 ,
Son of James and Annie Mattingley, of Yeading, Hayes, Middx Yeading. 20 Bat Kings Royal Rifles16/07/1916

G.W. Meads (Not found)

W.H. New (Not found)

E.C. Nice (Possible Match)
Edward Charles Albert Nice10th Bat Essex Regiment 26/09/1916 Thiepval ???

A. Norwood (CONFIRMED)
Corporal Alfred Norwood age 40 Son of Charlie and Helen Norwood, of 17, Cowley Mill Rd., Uxbridge; husband of Emily Norwood, of 18, New Windsor St., Uxbridge, Middx. 12th bat Royal Fusiliers 15/06/1917 Ypes

W. Palmer (Not found)
(Might be William Plamer - Candaian son of Henry Palmer

A. Penn (not found)

R.C. Pickering

W,H. Pomeroy
12 Bat Suffolk Regiment 05/05/1917 ?????

Lance Corporal Harry Powell age 31 son of Stephen William and Ellen Powell of 5 Mill's Cottages, Wood End Green, Hayes End. Middx died 15/10/1918 Duhallow ADS cemetery

H.M. Prince (Not found)

Private Eric Norman Rayner age 24 Son of Mrs M Rayner of 35 Angel Lane, Hayes End, Middlesex 13th Battalion Royal Fusiliers 5/10/1917 Tyne Cot Cemetery

W. Rayner (Not found)

W, Redden (not found)

T. Renton (Not found)

W. Richardson (Not found)

Frederick Frederick John Sadler, 2nd Middlesex Reg ,Thiepval 01/07/1916 ????

Private Thomas Henry Salter age 19 Son of Silas and Emma Salter, of 1, Park Lane, Hayes End, Middx. Royal Fusiliers 02/10/1915 Loos

W. Sargood (Possible Match)
1st Bat Royal Fusiliers 17/01/1916 ??

C. Sherwood (Not found)

C.Sherwood (CONFIRMED)
Private Charles William Sherwood 8th Battalion Royal FusiliersSon of Emma Sherwood, of 8, Town Field Rd., Hayes, and the late Thomas Sherwood; husband of Maud Elizabeth Sherwood, of 1, Grainges Yard, Uxbridge, Middx age 35 05/10/1916 Thiepval

J. Smith (Not found)

H. Stacey (Not found)

A. J. Stonestreet (Possible Match)
Private Alfred John Stonestreet age 22 Son of Benjamin John and Sarah Emily Stonestreet, of Myrtle Cottage, High Rd., Southall, Middx.13th Kensington Bn, London Reg. died 01/07/1916 COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY

W. Sullivan (Not found)

W. Syred Lance (CONFIRMED)
Corporal William Arthur Syred Son of the late William Arthur Syred and of Betsy Witherly (formerly Syred), of 33, Blyth Rd., Hayes, Middx. 25/09/1915 Ypres 5th Bat Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry

W.C. Tapping (Not found)

W.H. Taylor (Not found)

A. Tripp (Possible Match)
Albert Tripp,
Rifleman Rifle Brigade 16/12/1914 Ploegsteert ?????

W.T. Turner
(Not Found)

Henry Albert Turner, aged 35 Husband of Florence Fearnley Turner, of "Claverley," Cromwell Rd., Hayes End, Middx. Born at Hayes End. 6th Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) died 09/04/1918BOUZINCOURT RIDGE

H. Tyrell (Possible match)

P. Tyrell (Possible match)

W. Vaughan.(Not found)

J. Watts
G. West (not found)

W.T. Williams (Not found)


The news was received by Mr and Mrs Thomas Gregory of 16 Angel Lane, Hayes, West Middlesex that their only son, Thomas William Gregory had been killed in action in France on February 8th 1917.

A field card dated 3rd was the last news they heard from him, and being naturally anxious as to his welfare they made inquiries - and then the official intimation came to hand . Thomas Gregory was a bright popular fellow 26 years of age the deceased was for some years employed as a grocer at Joyce's, Hillingdon and then after a time at Ealing, He worked at Mr Thomas shop Hillingon Heath. He joined the Royal Fusiliers last February and was sent to France in July. He was gassed and after being in hospital in France rejoined his Regiment on January 1st 1917.

Much sympathy is extended to Mr and Mrs Gregory at their loss (
advertiser & Gazette - March 2nd 1917).

Thomas William Gregory:- Royal Fusiliers C Company 7th Battalion killed 06/02/1917 son of Thomas and Sarah Gregory 16 Angel Lane, Hayes. Thiepval Memorial C9 A and 16 A

*Probably killed in skirmis
hes leading up to the Battle of Miraumont


The sad circumstances which surrounded the deaths of Private John Gattwood Cook of Austin Road, call for heartfelt sympathy and numerous expressions have been recievied by his wife for which she desires to return her thanks. The deceased who was in his fortieth year was passed for B1 eleven months ago and became attached to the 13th Loyal Lancashire Regiment, in training at little Baddow camp, Essex.
During most of his period of service his condition of health had been such that he was available for light work only. on July 13th he went for a route march and later succumbed. An inquest was held and it was found that death was due to heart failure. The remains were conveyed to Hayes and interred in the Parish churchyard last Thursday afternoon.
The rector the Rev E.R. Hudson officiated at the internment. The mourners were the widow, Colour Sergeant Cook (brother) Mr J. Sexton (brother in law), Mrs Forman, Mrs Mylon, Mrs Staniford, Miss Sexton (Sister in law), Mrs Lane (Sister in law) and Mr Lane and Private Staniford (Nephew). There were a number of friends present at the graveside. floral tributes were sent from the widow his brother and wife, Mrs Forman, his officers and NCO, two from the boys of the Battalion, Mrs Young daughter, Mr and Mrs Conway, Mrs Tom Shackle, Mrs Mylon, Mr and Mrs Dalton, and Miss Dalton before he enlisted deceased was employed by th
e Universal Music Company as a charge hand in the stencil cutting department. July 1917

Private Herbert William Allen
Harefield Harefield solider reported missing on October 22nd (1917) of last year news has this week been received by Mr and Mrs Allen of Park Lane, Harefield that their son Private Herbert William Allen must be presumed to have been killed on or about this date.
Private Allen joined the army in February 1916 and was attached to the 18th Lancashire Fusillers. He went to France in October and three weeks later the unfortunate news was received. Before enlisting the deceased who was nineteen years of age was employed at the West Hyde Joinery Works. (Advertiser & Gazette - September 1918)

Herbert William Allen, killed 22/10/1917 18th Lancashire Regiment Panel 54 to 60 and 163a Tyne Cot Memorial BelgiumIn.

*I belive he was killed on the attack at Houthulst Forest on 22nd October 1917 as part of the prelimany attacks on the
eve of the Second Battle of Passchendale which started 26th October 1917


Second Lieutenant C.R. De Salis killed Mr and Mrs C.F. De Salis of Dawley Court have received official information that another son second Lieutenant George Randolph De Salis of the Middlesex Regiment was killed in action the 21st June 1917, though only 19 years old, the deceased officer had Worthy upheld the grand tradition of his family.
It is sad to learn that he had only joined his regiment three weeks when he met with his death he was educated at Lancing and St Pauls school and was the fifth son of Mr and Mrs De Salis this is the second son of Mr and Mrs De Salis to make the great sacrifice and it will be remembere
d that only a year or two back another son was accidentally killed while errecting thememorial erected in Harlington churchyard, bearing record of the deaths of the two last named.

Quite recently an elder brother second Lieutenant E. W. Fane De Salis was granted the Military medal 29 June1917.

Second Lieutentat George Rondolph De Salis aged 19 8th Battalion Middlesex Regiment killedKilled 21/06/1917 buried Hibers Trench. near
Arras Pas de Calis E16


Up to the present time (April 1915) about 200 men from Harlington have enlisted in the army or are in the Navy serving their King and country.

Of that number the following Harlington men have been reported in the casualty lists.

W. Pearce - Royal M
arines (Missing)
Richard Carrod - 1st Battalion Royal West Surrey Regiment (Missing)
31/10/1914 Arthur Douglas Cook - Royal Scottish (Killed) 15/10/1914 ? Vieille-Chapelle ? William Peggrem - Welsh Regiment (Wounded)
John Smith King's - Royal Rifles (Wounded)
F.W. Stevens - Royal Fusiliers (Wounded)
Frank Stevens - 4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (Wounded)
Albert Tripp - Welsh Regiment (Wounded)
Thomas Tubb - Field Artillery (Wounded)
Alfred Warren - 2nd Worcestershire (Wounded)


Private Frank Stevens Royal Fusillers, 2 White Hart Cottages, Brickfield Lane, Harlington wounded for a second time a bullet passed right through his body and he is suffering frost bite is now lying in St Thomas's hospital. (Advertiser & Gazette - March 1915)

Death of Private Herbert Frank M Newman
(photo right)

After having risked the dangers of war for four years Private Herbert Frank M Newman, younger son of Mr William Newman of Harefield Road, Uxbridge (previously Holley Cottage, Brickfield Road, Uxbridge) was siezed with influenza and after only three days illness passed away in camp at Bramshott.
The Deceased was thirty years of age, previously employed at an Uxbridge Mill he went to Canada seven years ago, and when War broke out he "answered the call" and had been on active service with the Canadian Forces
(25th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment) practically ever since. He was wounded but had recovered and was looking forward to an early return to civilian life when he was seized with illness which so suddenly proved fatal. Much sympathy is extended to his young wife and other relatives in their bereavement. wreaths from nurses and staff Canadian Hospital Bramshott, staff at Boxmoor Wharf and comrades at Bramshott camp.

With full military honours, the funeral took place at Hillingdon Cemetery on Wednesday morning. The coffin covered with a union jack, was borne to the cemetery on a gun carriage, and the cortege was met by a Canadian Army Chaplin who impressively conducted the service,

Following the service, volleys were fired over the grave and buglers sounded the last post (picture of Private Newman ) (Advertiser & Gazette 28 February 1919).

Private Herbert Frank Newman born 30th November 1888,
died 07/02/19195ft 6 inches, complexion dark, tall, Brown eyes, Black hair, scar on right forefinger. Joined up Lindsay, Ontario, Canada 18th March 1915. 25th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment), Occupation Miller
Husband of Gladys P.J. Newman, of 53, The Lynch, Uxbridge, Middlesex.


The Palmer Brothers from Hayes (sons of Hayes Labour Party founder and Councillor Henry Palmer) They died fighting in the Canadian Army.

William Alfred Palmer, Eastern Ontario Reg (Killed 26 th April 1916 buried Woods Cemetery, Belgium).

Lieutenant Henry Arthur Palmer, Central Ontario Reg (killed 30th September 1918 buried Cantimpre Canadian
Cemetery, Nord France)

Ernest and George White sons of Samuel George and Emily White 20 Lawn Road, Uxbridge Middlesex both 10th Company 4th battalion Canadian Machine Corps, Canadian Expeditionary Force, who both died on the attack on Vimy Ridge 11th April 1917.

William (Walter?) Ernest White (age 20) Canadian cemetary No2 Neuville St Vaast born 18 July 1896 Killed 11 April 1917 Vimy Ridge
William George White (age 33) Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery Neuville St Vaast born 27 January 1884 killed Vimy Ridge 11 April 1917

Uxbridge - Sidney Handicott 8th Battalion Royal Fusilers later machine Gun Corps(Infantry) Driver Units 36th Coy Killed 5th July 1916 age 26 buried Aveluy, France Advertiser 5 July 1916

William Charles Howes Sapper 128 Field Coy Royal Enginers died 31st December 1915 age 33 husband of Jane Howes 10 Ivy Cottage Hillingdon burired Erqinghem-Lys

Yiewsley Private T.H. Tipping son of Mr and Mrs W. Tipping of 9 Bentinck Road, Yiewsley is now in hospital in Brighton suffering from wounds in the left leg, this is the third time he was wounded, each time in the leg. Private Tipping was serving with the 13th Royal Fusiliers and when he arrived in Brighton found two pals with whom he had long been serving lying in the same ward - Advertiser & Gazette- August 1919


Mr C.A. Dingwall lost on the Lusitania 7 May 1915 buried at St Johns Church, Hillingdon.

William Thomas Buckner
born Christchurch New Zealand, 4th Bn. 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Fought at Passchendaele, died of pneumonia on 23 October 1918, aged 25 . He is buried in the Uxbridge (Hillingdon) Cemetery.


L "
Leonard" W. Spencer was born in Guildford 29th July 1889, educated at Collegete School at Reading, He was the son of Mr. T. B. Spencer, of 66, Kidmore Road, Caversham, Reading.

Aged just 17, he left home to open a business in Uxbridge, living later at Belmont Road, Uxbridge. Leonard Spencer went on to helped establish and became the first secretary of the Uxbridge Chamber of Commerce, while also participating in the establishment of a local parliament (debating society).

As an early motor cyclist enthusiast he was reported to be the first person to have ever successfully motorcycle up Snowdon, he also toured Norway and Iceland as a young man.

Spencer had been a keen supporter of Mr Edmund Dene
Morel (later Labour MP for Dundee and married to Mary Richardson) agitation over the brutal rule of King Leopold in the Belgium Congo (Now the Democratic republic of Congo).

Spencer became a Christian Socialist believing "that there was no incompatibility but rather the fullest harmony between Christianity and socialism".

He went on to become the founding Secretary of the Uxbridge Independent Labour Party (ILP) and in 1910 he had been elected to Uxbridge Council as a Labour candidate along with Edwin Westcott. While on the council he was involved in the plan to build some of the first Uxbridge Council houses and it was stated that these "were definitely a monument to the energies and the eloquence of Mr Spencer".

When World War 1 broke he
considered it his Christain duty to serve and he was one of the first to enlist as a Cyclist Orderly in the (London Cycling Regiment) later 13th Kensington Battalion in order to defend the sovereignty of "little countries overseas".

He wrote home stating "he would not come home for the world until victory was won" and encouraging others to follow him and enlist.

At Ypres, during the Battle of Neuve Chapel
during March and April 1915, A battle which represented the first large scale organised attack undertaken by the British army during the war. Spencer's Battalion took major losses, he underwent a terrible ordeal, suffering from hunger, thirst and sleepless nights. He only took off his clothes to wash and slept every night with his motorcycle by his side (probably providing a vital courier service).
He served without respite for seven months.

he Regimental History of the Kensington's Regiment describes their experiences during Neuve Chapelle. C Company was involved on the first day, and advanced at 9 a.m. to the village cemetery, where they had to take cover amidst churned-up graves. On the 12th of March, their C.O. (Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis) noted that by 12.25 p.m. the German bombardment of their positions (in the old front line) was "Perfect Hell".

It seems that this "perfect hell" had finally undermined Leonard Spencer's fundamental Christian beliefs, it was stated later that he had rediscovered his beliefs before his untimely death, shot through the head by a German snipper on the 1st September 1915.

Private (and Comrade) L.W. Spencer is buried at Longuenesse St Omer, France.


Although but a small village, Hanworth is contrabuting its full share of victims in the war

during the week news has been recieived that Captain Lafone of the Devonshire Regiment grandson of the late Mr Alfred Lafone has been killed in action, while another younger villager to give his life for his country is Private Fred Robins of the King's Royal Rifles, son of Mr William Robins of 13 New Road, Hanworth, (Hounslow).

Private Jim Alderman of the King's Royal Rifles has been dangerously wounded in the chest and Private Lewcock of the same regiment (King's Royal Rifles) has been wounded in the ankle. Both the two wounded men only left their civil employment to join the new army fter Christmas - March 1915