Albert William Charles Bowley

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Private, B Coy, 4th Bn Royal Fusiliers - SR/417 | Died: 1915.01.26 | Age at death: 29 | Action: 1st Ypres | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panels 6 & 8) |

Husband of Sarah Ann Markham (formerly Bowley) of 23 Flask Walk, Hampstead. Found in the Parish magazine, but not commemorated on the Church Row War Memorial. [Possible family connection – see grave F014]

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Alfred John Lewis

Rank/ Unit - Service number: L/Cpl, Army Service Corps - MS/1929 | Died: 1915.02.23 | Age at death: 24 | Action: | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: St Venant Communal Cemetery (French civilian plot) |

Son of Mrs. Ellen Lewis, of 9, New Buildings, Flask Walk, Hampstead. Found in the Parish magazine, but not commemorated on the Church Row War Memorial. There was a casualty clearing station at St Venant at this time; it is possible that the burial (in a civilian plot) predates the organisation of the military cemetery….

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Arthur C Dearling

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Private, King's Shropshire Light Infantry (2nd Bn) - 8877 | Died: 1915.05.05 | Age at death: 30 | Action: 2nd Ypres | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Ypres (Menin Gate), Belgium (Panel 47 & 49) [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/5/239956] |

Son of John and Mary Ann Dearling, of Hampstead, born Lutton Terrace, Hampstead. An Old Boy of HPS. Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row. [See also brother John Dearling]

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Arthur Charles Gill

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Private (Machine Gunner), Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry - 5258 | Died: 1915.03.14 | Age at death: 20 | Action: Neuve Chapelle | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord (J 25) |

In 1911, was 16 years old, born Bow, living with widowed mother and two younger brothers at 5 Gardnor Road, Hampstead. Occupation was “assistant”. Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row.

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Cecil Fuller

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Private, 3rd Bn London Regt (Royal Fusiliers) - 2777 | Died: 1915.11.28 | Age at death: 23 | Action: Gallipoli | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Helles Memorial (Panel 196) |

Born 1892; an Old Boy of HPS. In 1911 lived at 32 Campden Buildings, Heath Street, Hampstead with his widowed mother; worked as a music compositor. Disembarked 19 April 19; died 7 months later. Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row.

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Charles Arthur George Kentish

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Sapper, Royal Engineers (1028) | Died: 1915.06.30 | Age at death: 26 | Action: North Africa | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: North Maroc Intercommunal Cemetery (4) |

Son of George and Annie Kentish, of 93 Heath St, Hampstead. Found in the Parish magazine, but not commemorated on the Church Row War Memorial. [There may have been a distant Kentish family connection with Hampstead in the mid 19th century (see grave XB189)]

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Clive W Morris

Rank/ Unit - Service number: 2nd Lieut, King's Royal Rifle Corps (2nd Bn) | Died: 1915.05.09 | Age at death: 21 | Action: Aubers Ridge | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Le Touret (Panel 32 and 33) |

Born Spring 1894, Hampstead; one of seven children of Frank and Mary Morris. In 1901 family lived at 3 Oak Hill Park; father was a stockbroker. By 1911 Arthur was at school at Repton, and family had moved to Orpington; family later moved to Hill House, Great Missenden, Bucks. Commemorated on the War Memorial in…

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Edward Geoffrey Payne

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Capt, 9th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers | Died: 1915.09.25 | Age at death: | Action: Loos | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Loos Memorial (Panel 50 to 52) |

Son of Mrs. Mary E. Payne and the late Edward Stableford Payne, of 45 Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead. Commemorated in ABG at grave J027; found in the Parish magazine, but not commemorated on the Church Row War Memorial. [The Payne family may have connections with Hampstead from before the end of the 18th century, and at…

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Ernest Alan Cresswell

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Cpl, 9th Bn London Regt (Queen Victoria's Rifles) - 2206 | Died: 1915.06.04 | Age at death: 23 | Action: Belgian Flanders | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3 (XIV.H.1) |

The youngest of six children of Walter and Jessie Elizabeth Cresswell of North Villa, Vale of Health, Hampstead Heath. His father was a clerk, but Ernest (age 19 in 1911) was a decorative artist. Found in the Parish magazine, but not commemorated on the Church Row War Memorial.

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Francis Gabriel Ellerton

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Cpl, London Signal Section Training Centre, Royal Engineers - 70380 | Died: 1915.04.23 | Age at death: 20 | Action: _ | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Hampstead (St John) Additional Burial Ground (H032) - offical war grave |

Born 1895 in Hampstead, one of twelve children of Alfred and Rosalind Ellerton. In 1901/1911 family lived at 28 Parliament Hill, Belsize; his father was a chartered accountant. In 1911 Francis was still at school. He volunteered early and was promoted Corporal. (There is some suggestion he was gazetted 2nd Liuetenant in Feb 1915, but…

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Francis Stanley Howard

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Capt, London Regt (Royal Fusiliers)(3rd Bn) | Died: 1915.11.28 | Age at death: 36 | Action: Loos | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais (Panel 130) [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/10/60887] |

Born Dec 1879, eldest son of Stanley and Annie Elizabeth Howard of Conduct Lodge, Fitzjohn’s Avenue (1881); father was a furniture manufacturer. Also grandson of Alfred Bell, stained glass artist, and living with grandparents (1891) at Bayford House, Thurlow Road after death of his father. Married Lilian Howard (formerly Sansom). Joined up from Territorial Force….

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Frank Herbert ?Henry Carrington

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Private, London Regt (Royal Fusiliers)(3rd Bn) - 2275 | Died: 1915.03.27 | Age at death: 18 | Action: _ | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Brompton Cemetery, London (N 173011) [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/4/735989] |

Arr France 6 Jan, died 27 March of wounds (11 weeks). Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Carrington, of 25, Princess Rd., Regent’s Park, London (1911 poss link to 14 Netherhall Gardens). Old boy of HPS. Friend of Albert Hopper, Robin Gander & Victor Jarvis – often in HPS Punishment book together (in 1911/ 1912,…

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Frederick William Lilley

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Private, Middlesex Regt (B Coy, 2nd Bn) - L/14930 [? Suffolk Regt] | Died: 1915.09.02 | Age at death: 19 | Action: | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Rue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/12/90877] |

Son of Fred and Hannah Lilley, of 39 Stanley Rd, West Green, Tottenham. In 1911 Fred jnr was an errand boy. Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row.

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Geoffrey Craig Rose

Rank/ Unit - Service number: 2nd Lieut, Seaforth Highlanders | Died: 1915.02.13 | Age at death: 18 | Action: Messines Ridge | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Hampstead (St John) Additional Burial Ground (G095/097) - official war grave |

Born 1897 in Hampstead, elder son of Charles Edward James and Mary Greer Rose, of (1901)t 27 Aberdare Gardens; (1911) 23 Daleham Gardens. Joined Inns of Court Officer Training Coprs in Aug1914, immediately on leaving school. Posted to 3rd battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (a training unit), becoming 2nd Lieutenant attached to 1st battalion Gordon Highlanders. Wounded…

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George E Colle

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Private, London Regt (19th County of London Bn) - 3209 | Died: 1915.04.15 | Age at death: 17 | Action: | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert (II.A.4) [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/4/914178] |

Son of Mr. Victor Colle, of 149 Sumatra Rd., West Hampstead (res until after 1921) (?1911: 46 Achilles Rd) Old boy of HPS. Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row.

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George Llewellyn Davies

Rank/ Unit - Service number: 2nd Lieut, 6th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps attd 4th Bn Rifle Brigade | Died: 1915.03.15 | Age at death: 21 | Action: Belgian Flanders | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3 (II.E.2) |

Son of Arthur and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. Step-son of Sir J.M. Barrie, and model for one of JM Barrie’s “Lost Boys” (in the book “Peter Pan”). Commemorated in ABG at grave J002, but not found on Church Row War Memorial or in Parish magazine. [Family connection with Hampstead…

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Guy Godfrey Glyn

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Lieut, Royal Engineers | Died: 1915.08.16 | Age at death: 36 | Action: | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Abbeville Communal Cemetery (II.C.4) |

Born in 1879, one of five children of Richard Glyn (commission merchant) of 2 Hillside, Shoot Up Hill. By 1901 Guy was working as a civil engineer, , and was still single in 1911 (age 32), although by now the family lived in Hill House, Northwood. Found in the Parish magazine, but not commemorated on…

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Guy Louis Busson Du Maurier

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Lieut Col, 3rd Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt) | Died: 1915.03.09 | Age at death: 49 | Action: Neuve Chapelle | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery (L4) |

DSO. Born in London, son of George and Emma du Maurier of Hampstead. Husband of Gwendolen du Maurier, of 111 Church St., Chelsea. Served in the Burmese and South African Campaigns. Commemorated in ABG at grave in I bay, and on plaque inside the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, but not found on Church Row War…

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John Ollis Mullins

Rank/ Unit - Service number: 2nd Lieut, 6th (Reserve) Bn, Middlesex Regt, attd Royal Flying Corps | Died: 1915.03.29 | Age at death: 23 | Action: _ | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Hendon Cemetery & Crematorium, London (E5 8480) |

One of four children of Alice Mullins (widow in 1911); living at Shirley, West Heath Ave, Hendon. In 1911 was an articled chartered accountant. Old boy of University College School (Parish mag). Died on duty. Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row.

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John Wright

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Able Seaman RN - HMS Princess Irene. | Died: 1915.05.27 | Age at death: 34 | Action: _ | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Chatham Naval Memorial |

HMS Princess Irene was a minelayer, loading munitions in Chatham dockyard, when an accident occurred on board causing major fatalities. Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row.

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Joseph George Parkin

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Serjeant, 9th Bn Essex Regt - 3/2372 | Died: 1915.10.13 | Age at death: 37 | Action: Loos | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Loos Memorial (Panel 85 to 87) |

Husband of Eugenia Parkin, of 2 Barnett Homestead, Golders Green. A professional soldier, he saw 12 years’ service, including the South African Campaign and in India. Found in the Parish magazine, but not commemorated on the Church Row War Memorial.

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Malcolm Henry Gee

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Corporal, Royal Horse Artillery (F Batt, 14th Bde) - 55335 | Died: 1915.06.26 | Age at death: 24 | Action: | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Hinges Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais (B 16) [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/7/159299] |

One of 4 sons of James and Susan Gee – father was a dockyard labourer in Woolwich. In 1911 was aged 20, a professional soldier (Gunner, F Btty RHA) at the Royal Artillery barracks in Ipswich. (Mother had died; father and two younger brothers lived in Beckton, West Ham.) Commemorated on the War Memorial in…

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Max Howard Chandler

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Not found | Died: 1915.10.30 | Age at death: 35 | Action: _ | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Hampstead Parish Church, ABG F095 |

Born in Hampstead in autumn 1879. In 1911 was Stock Exchange clerk, living with widowed mother, sister and two brothers at 24 Nassington Road, Hampstead. Buried in ABG and commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row. [Tombstone also records death of sister Edith Blanche Amy Chandler, d Aug 1938, aged 62]

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Reginald Shurety

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Serjeant, Seaforth Highlanders (7th Bn) - S/1612 | Died: 1915.09.25 | Age at death: | Action: Loos | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais (Panel 112 to 115) [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/18/59452] |

Born 1894 in Hampstead, one of seven children of Edward and Alice Shurety. Father was a general labourer, and worked finally for the borough council. Family lived for over 20 years at Wells Buildings, Hampstead High Street. Reginald was an old boy of HPS. In 1911 his first job was as shop porter. An older…

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Richard Alexander Rooth

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Lieut Col, Royal Dublin Fusiliers | Died: 1915.04.25 | Age at death: 49 | Action: | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: V Beach Cemetery (Joint grave F 4) |

Son of John Wilcoxon Rooth and Elizabeth Creedy Rooth; husband of Amy Mary Rooth of Dawlish, Devon. Found in the Parish magazine, but not commemorated on the Church Row War Memorial. [Family connection with Hampstead may have continued until at least 1954 (see grave K030)]

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