Albert Edward Rose

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Private, Middlesex Regt (4th Bn) - L/11299 | Died: 1916.07.01 | Age at death: 29 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme (Pier & Face 12D & 13B [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/17/87098] |

Born 1888 in Stoke Newington, one of 8 children of Arthur William and Lydia Adelaide Rose, of 18 Campden Buildings, Heath St/ Holly Bush Vale, Hampstead. Father was a bus conductor, then a painter, mother a dressmaker. Albert was an old boy of HPS. Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row.

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Alfred Stanley Henderson

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Rifleman, London Regt (London Rifle Brigade)(1st/ 5th Bn) - 10812 | Died: 1916.09.10 | Age at death: 19 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme (Pier & Face 9D) [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/9/140168] |

Son of Thomas William and Mary Jane Henderson (father was a police constable), born Clapham 1897. In 1911 lived at 34 Arkwright Road Hampstead, age 14, working as an office boy. By the time of his death the family had moved to 5c Willow Buildings, Willow Rd. He was an Old boy of HPS; he…

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Anthony Sapte

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Capt, Middlesex Regt (A Coy, 4th Bn) | Died: 1916.07.01 | Age at death: 19 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La-Boiselle, Somme (IV.M.1) [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/17/170686] |

Son of Fitzroy & Edith Frances Courtney Sapte, of 21 Crediton Hill, Kilburn (1911 & 1921) – members of congregation (Parish mag). Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row.

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Arthur Stanley Fabian

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Capt, Royal Sussex Regt (8th Bn attd 13th Bn) | Died: 1916.09.03 | Age at death: 23 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Hamel Mil Cem'y, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme (II.A.24) [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/7/5496] |

Son of James W. Fabian, of 6, Daleham Gardens, Hampstead (until after 1921)(1911: 8 Harley Road). Acting Serjeant, Hon. Artillery Company at outbreak of war – 664. Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row.

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Charles Edward Hudson

Rank/ Unit - Service number: 2nd Lieut, Middlesex Regt (3rd/ 7th Bn attd 2nd/ 6th Royal Warwicks) | Died: 1916.12.18 | Age at death: 36 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Contay British Cemetery, Contay, Somme (VIII. A 13) [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/10/82597] |

Born Hampstead (1880), married to Minnie Styles, worked as a municipal clerk. On census night 1911 was staying with wife and son Cyril (1) at wife’s parents (fishmonger & poulterer) at 257 Finchley Road, Hampstead. Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row.

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Charles Stephen Peerless

Rank/ Unit - Service number: 2nd Lieut, Royal Field Artillery (C batt, 166th Bde) | Died: 1916.08.14 | Age at death: 32 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/15/190237] |

Eldest son of Stephen and Annie Peerless, born Camberwell, 1885, a clothworker. In 1911 family lived at 37 Redington Road, Hampstead. In 1914 married Sybil Laura Finch, who was living at the time of his death at 37 The Vale, Golders Green, with infant daughter Mary. He was captain of the Church Lads Brigade in…

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Cyril Claude Howard Tripp

Rank/ Unit - Service number: 2nd Lieut, Loyal North Lancashire Regt (3rd Bn attd 7th Bn) | Died: 1916.11.13 | Age at death: 20 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Grandcourt Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme (C 93) [Medal card ref WO 372/20/81905] |

Youngest son of Chas Howard Tripp, of 12 Crediton Road (1911), 489 Finchley Rd (1916) – members of congregation (Parish mag). Educated at Durchurch Hall, nr Rugby and Shrewsbury School (scholarship). Joined Honourable Artillery Company, Private – 2834; wounded June 1915. Gazetted to the Loyal North Lancs Regiment in Aug 1915, and left for front…

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Donald Owen Howard Tripp

Rank/ Unit - Service number: T/Capt, Loyal North Lancashire Regt (1st Bn) | Died: 1916.08.18 | Age at death: 26 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme (Pier & Face 11A) [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/20/81915] |

DSO. Eldest of three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Howard Tripp of 12 Crediton Road (1911) – members of congregation. Former Rugby Union player. Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row. [See also brothers Claude and Hubert Tripp]

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Fred (Francis) C A Cleaver

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Private, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry)(9th Sqdn) - 51721 | Died: 1918.03.28 | Age at death: 23 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Peronne Road, Maricourt, Somme (ID 44) [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/4/870395] |

Possible son of Joseph D Cleaver, coal merchant & newsagent, of 153 Iverson Rd (yard) & 7 Quex Road (house) in 1911 and 1921. But, if so, not living at home 1911. Joined Bedford Yeomanry as Private – 1265. Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row.

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Frederick Wilfred Haeffner

Rank/ Unit - Service number: 2nd Lieut, Royal Field Artillery (149th/ 151st Bde) (merged Royal Horse Artillery) | Died: 1916.07.09 | Age at death: 26 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Cerisy-Gailly Mil Cemetery, Somme (II.M.7) [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/8/195108] |

Son of Frederick and Evelyn Haeffner, father was a German merchant (naturalised Jan 1885) who settled in Hampstead about 1886. Fred jnr was born Hampstead 1890. Family lived at 22 Netherhall Gardens, Hampstead (until after 1921) – members of congregation (Parish mag). Fred jnr not living at home in 1911.Joined 28th London Regiment as a…

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Geoffrey George Horn Batty

Rank/ Unit - Service number: T/2nd Lieut, then Capt, 6th Bn, Northamptonshire Regt | Died: 1916.09.27 | Age at death: 25 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme (Pier and Face 11A and 11D) |

Geoffrey, born Oct 1894 in India, was one of four children of Herbert Batty and Minnie Horn Watson, married 1873 Poona, India; father was a judge in Indian Civil Service. Educated Marlborough School, where he joined OTC, and Christ’s College Cambridge. Joined regiment 14 Sep 1914 whilst at university, caught pneumonia; joined battalion in BEF…

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Gilbert Willan Morris

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Lieut, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (8th Bn) | Died: 1916.07.01 | Age at death: 25 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Blighty Valley Cem'y, Authuille Wood, Somme (IV.E.5) [Medal card TNA ref not found] |

Born 1892, third son of Frank R. and Mary Morris; father was a stockbroker. Born at Hampstead in summer 1891. Family of 7 children lived at 3 Oak Hill Park in 1891 and 1901; and in Orpington, Kent in 1911. Gilbert was an insurance clerk. Family had moved to Hill House, Great Missenden, Bucks by…

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Harry Arscott

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Sapper, 92 Field Company Royal Engineers - 48778 | Died: 1916.07.02 | Age at death: | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Carnoy Military Cemetery (U 34) |

Born 1882 in Hampstead, second son of William Arscott of 44 Shirlock Road. In 1911 was married with 4 children, working as plumber and living at 9 New Buildings. Found in the Parish magazine, but not commemorated on the Church Row War Memorial. [There were Arscott’s still living in Hampstead up until at least 1956…

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Henry P Finch

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Rifleman, 1st/6th Bn London Regt (London Rifle Bde) - 10742 | Died: 1916.09.10 | Age at death: | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 9D) |

Found in the Parish magazine, but not commemorated on the Church Row War Memorial. [See also Wilfred Finch. There was a Finch family in Hampstead as early as the mid 18th century (see graves XE039, XE048)]

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Jesse A Butler

Rank/ Unit - Service number: L/Cpl, Machine Gun Corps Cavalry (9th Sqdn) - 50724 | Died: 1918.03.25 | Age at death: 23 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Pozieres Memorial, Somme (Panel 93 & 94) [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/3/694197] |

Eldest son of Jesse James Butler and Emily Butler, of 13, The Grove, Golders Green, London (1911 poss link to 26 Gayton Road; 1921: 12 Church Lane). Joined 19th Hussars – 10774. Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row.

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John Maurice Hunter

Rank/ Unit - Service number: 2nd Lieut, 6th Bn Wiltshire Regt | Died: 1916.07.02 | Age at death: 31 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle (X C 2) |

Son of the Rev John Hunter, DD (d 1917). Commemorated in ABG at grave G001/003 and on memorial plaque at CH070, but not found on Church Row War Memorial or in Parish magazine. [Family connection with Hampstead until at least 1983]

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Kuno Griffith Trechmann

Rank/ Unit - Service number: 2nd Lieut, Northumberland Fusiliers (12 Bn) | Died: 1916.07.02 | Age at death: 20 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme (Pier & Face 10B, 11B & 12B) [Medal card TNA ref not found] |

Son of Dr Emil J. and Marian N. Trechmann, of 27 Langland Gardens, Hampstead – members of congregation (Parish mag). Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row.

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Max Louis Robinson

Rank/ Unit - Service number: 2nd Lieut, Royal Scots (2nd Bn) | Died: 1916.07.23 | Age at death: 18 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D) |

Born Hampstead in winter 1898, youngest of four children of Max and Margaret Robinson; father was German (naturalised) and a diamond merchant. Family lived 1901 at 9 Lindfield Gardens. In 1911 Max was a boarder at Praetoria House Preparatory School, Folkestone. At time of his death, family believed to be living at “The Lawns”, Chalfont…

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Norman Kingsley Redlich

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Rifleman, London Regt (London Rifle Brigade) - 301690 | Died: 1916.07.01 | Age at death: 24 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Thiepval Memorial (Pier & Face 9D) |

Son of Frederick James and Venetia Margaret Redlich, and nephew of Revd E B Redlich, senior curate of HPC (1908-1917). Found in the Parish magazine, but not commemorated on the Church Row War Memorial.

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Oswald Blunden

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Capt, 16th Bn, Rifle Brigade | Died: 1916.07.04 | Age at death: 30 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue (III.H.31) |

Born 1886 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, , one of eight children of George Henry and Mary Ann Blunden; father was a tax surveyor. Family moved regularly with father’s job. In 1911, after death of both parents, Oswald living with 3 siblings in Leytonstone, working as an insurance clerk. Found in the Parish magazine, but not commemorated…

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Percy Etherton

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Private, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent)(7th Bn) - G/31506 | Died: 1918.08.27 | Age at death: 18 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, Somme (II.A.4) [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/6/752] |

Son of Jane Maria Etherton (formerly Richards), of 36 Elain Grove, Gospel Oak, and the late Sydney Arthur Etherton. An Old Boy of HPS. Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row.

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Percy Lane

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Private, Bedfordshire Regt - 14614 | Died: 1916.09.27 | Age at death: 33 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Thiepval memorial (Pier and Face 2 C) |

Born 1883 in Buxton, Derbys. Married Elizabeth Kirkwood in Spring 1910; in 1911 lived in Holdenhurst Avenue, N Finchley with wife and widowed mother. Worked as a muncipal electrical engineer. Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row.

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Reginald Wallace Snowden

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Lieut, South Staffordshire Regt (A Coy, 8th Bn) | Died: 1916.07.10 | Age at death: 21 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Thiepval Memorial, Somme (Pier & Face 7B) [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/18/199122] |

Son of Frederick and Blanche N. Snowden, of 8 Templewood Avenue, Hampstead (1911 & 1921) – members of congregation (Parish mag). Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row.

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Roy Launceton

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Capt, 16th Bn (Duke of Camvbridge's Own) Middlesex Regt (attd 2nd Bn) | Died: 1918.03.24 | Age at death: 34 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Assevillers New British Cemetery, Somme (II.E.7) [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/12/10668] |

MC. Son of Mrs. Laura Mary Launceton, of 5 Dennington Park Mansions, West Hampstead, London – members of congregation. Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row.

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S. Lancelot Kennedy

Rank/ Unit - Service number: 2nd Lieut, London Regt (Post Office Rifles) | Died: 1916.09.15 | Age at death: 32 | Action: Somme | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Caterpillar Valley Cem'y, Longueval (V D 10) |

In 1911, was single, age 27, b Kensington, insurance clerk, living in boarding house at 19 Palmerston Road, Westcliff Holmhurst, Essex, with widowed mother and younger sister. ? related to Wm Lancelot Kennedy, Air member for personnel, RAF (1920s). Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row.

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