Monthly Archives: May 2015

Percy Alfred Deverell (1880–1918)

17726 Sapper Percy Alfred Deverell, 69th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action, 28 March 1918, France, Buried at the Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension. Percy Alfred Deverell was born on 4 October 1880 at 1 Medburn Street, in the London … Continue reading

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Ernest Charles Parsons (1889–1917)

M2/031929, Private Ernest Charles Parsons Army Service Corps, Mechanical Transport. Died of wounds, 31 March 1917, Bailleulval, France Buried in the Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, near Albert. Ernest Parsons was not a native of Ham, and a reasonably thorough search … Continue reading

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Ham’s War Memorial as it was between the Wars

The Parish War Memorial was erected on an additional 30 foot square piece of land granted by the Urban District Council specifically for the purpose, at the West End of the churchyard. That piece of land can be clearly seen in the … Continue reading

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George Victor Randall (1897–1917)

68722 Gunner George Victor Randall, Royal Field Artillery attached to 47th Trench Mortar Battery formerly (briefly) Royal Horse Artillery, formerly 10720 East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds, near Ypres, Flanders, 30 July 1917 Buried in the Oak Dump Cemetery. Born in … Continue reading

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George Frederick Smith (1889–1917)

G/2437 Lance Corporal George Frederick Smith, 12th (Service) Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action, France, 17 February 1917, Buried at the Regina Trench Cemetery, near Courcelette. George Frederick Smith was the eldest of the nine children of George and … Continue reading

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