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a) War memorial (A-F)

  • Private Herbert Denby (G18567) of the 7th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment enlisted at the Hampton Hill recruiting office whilst a resident of Hampton Wick, according to a family genealogical site.

  • Dewey

    The Thiepval Memorial on which Private Francis Cecil Dewey is commemorated

    Private Francis Cecil Dewey (736176) of the 1st Battalion of the London Regiment (Artists’ Rifles) died on 30 December 1917. He has no known grave but his death is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

  • Rifleman Albert Frederick Dibden (47510) of the 11th Battalion of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps died on 15 June 1918. (Source: UK Soldiers Died in the Great War (“UK Soldiers”). He is buried at Sucrerie Cemetery in Ablain-St- Nazaire.

  • Doe

    Olive Doe, Henry John Doe's adoptive sister, is in the front row, third from left.

    Private Henry John Doe (10851) of the 1st Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment died on 20 July 1916. He is buried at the Serre Rd No2 Cemetery.

  • Serjeant James Bennett Elmer (812) of the 2nd Company of the 4th Battalion of the Guards Machine Gun Regiment died of his wounds on 6 December 1917. He was buried at the Abbeville Communal Cemetery No2 on the Somme.

  • Private Frank Stannard Fry (325028) of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment died on 2 September 1917. He is buried at the Dozingham Military Cemetery.

  • Private Stanley Theodore Fry (682519) of the 22nd (County of London) Battalion (The Queens) of the London Regiment died aged 26 on 8 October 1916. He is buried at the Warlencourt British Cemetery. Having been reported missing in September 1916, his mother was only, according to the obituary of his older brother Private Stannard Fry in the Surrey Comet dated 12 September 1917, notified in the summer of 1917 officially that Stanley had been presumed dead (nine months after his death).

  • Fullick

    Alfred Percy Fullick's obituary, Surrey Comet, 2 September 1916

    Pioneer Alfred Percy Fullick of the royal Engineers was killed in action in France on 30 June 1916 during a night attack immediately before the beginning of the Battle of the Somme which started on the following day. The day he died was the final day of a five day bombardment of the German lines in which 1.5 million shells had been fired at the German lines to little effect.

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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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