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k) Survivors

  • Allanson

    41 Lower Teddington Road (right), the Allanson family home

    Francis Allanson was the elder brother of Henry Peter Allanson who is commemorated on the Hampton Wick War Memorial and the son of Mrs Mary Frances Allanson.

  • Private Jack Belcham of the Royal Marines attracted considerable press coverage as a result of his participation in the daring raid on Zeebrugge on 22 April 1918 not least because prior to enlisting he had been employed in the printing department of The Surrey Comet.

  • Belchamber

    Belchamber's family Confectioner's and Sub-post Office on High Street Hampton Wick 1910

    Robert Belchamber, and his brother, Louis Belchamber, are both referred to as being “ in khaki”, i.e. serving in the army, in a report dated 5 February 1918 in The Surrey Comet of their sister’s, Lillie Louise Belchamber’s wedding on 2 February 1918 to Mr William John Chamberlin at St John the Baptist Church, Hampton Wick.

  • Belchamber

    Robert John Belchamber father of Louis Belchamber

    Robert Belchamber, and his brother, Louis Belchamber, are both referred to as being “ in khaki”, i.e. serving in the army, in a report dated 5 February 1918 in The Surrey Comet of their sister’s, Lillie Louise Belchamber’s wedding, on 2 February 1918 to Mr William John Chamberlin at St John the Baptist Church, Hampton Wick.

  • A report in The Surrey Comet dated 16 December 1916 concerns the divorce petition by Arthur Stanley Collins, who, at the date of the case, was a Bandsman in the Army. He was seeking a divorce from his wife, Dorcas Collins, on the grounds that whilst he was working as a gardener for Dr Fearn at Home Park, Hampton Wick she had an affair with Mr Fearn’s chauffeur, their lodger. The divorce was granted and nothing further is known about Arthur Collins’s military career

  • According to the obituary of his brother Captain Gerald Charles Mead Cooper in The Surrey Comet dated 30 November 1918, Vivian Cooper was gassed at the Battle of Loos in 1915 and invalided out of the army.

  • The Surrey Comet on [ ]1916 reported the award of a Military Medal (“MM”) to Private Herbert Davies of Hampton Wick. His MM was awarded for gallantry under fire on 1 July 1916, the very first day of the Battle of the Somme.

  • Joseph William Davies, the elder brother of Private Herbert Davies who is also included on the “survivors” section of this on-line memorial, was serving in the Army Service Corps in 1918 according to a report in The Surrey Comet dated 27 April 1918 of injuries received by Private Herbert Davies.

  • William Gray Elmslie was the older brother of Kenward Wallace Elmslie, who was commemorated on the war memorial in St John the Baptist, Hampton Wick and who has an entry on the “Others who fell” section of this online war memorial. William Gray Elmslie served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the war and survived. His younger brother, Gordon Forbes Elmslie, also served in the war and survived. He also has an entry in the “survivors” section of this online war memorial.

  • Captain Gordon Forbes Elmslie was the youngest brother of Kenward Wallace Elmslie, who was commemorated on the war memorial in St John the Baptist’s, Hampton Wick and who has an entry in the “Others who fell” section of this online war memorial. Gordon Forbes Elmslie served with the East Surrey Regiment during the war and immediately afterwards. His oldest brother, William Gray Elmslie, also served in the war and survived. He also has an entry in the “survivors” section of this online war memorial.

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The first phase of this Project is to gather information about the men commemorated on the Hampton Wick War Memorial who fought in the Great War, also known as World War I, WWI or the First World War.

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