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 David Bottoms

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Able Seaman, RN (HMS Black Prince) - J8658 | Died: 1916.05.31 | Age at death: c21 | Action: Jutland | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Portsmouth Naval Memorial (12) [Service record ref ADM 188/664/8658] |

Born Hendon, 3 Sep 1897, one of at least two sons of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bottoms, of 11 Wildwood Grove, North End Rd., Hampstead (res until after 1921) – members of congregation. Old boy of HPS – one of several brothers (incl William, who was off school with consumption/ ricketts for 4 months in…

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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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Carl Adolf Max Bingen

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Lieut, Royal Sussex Regt (5th Bn) | Died: 1916.02.10 | Age at death: 20 | Action: | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais (IQ 16). [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/2/389870] |

Son of Max N. (bank manager, German) and Leily Bingen (from Brixton), of 14 Briardale Gardens, Hampstead (1911: 4 Kidderpore Gdns; 1921: 95 Canfield Gdns, NW6). Joined 5th (Cinque Ports) Bn of Territorial Force. 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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Duncan B Morris

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Captain, 90th Punjabis | Died: 1916.09.11 | Age at death: | Action: Iraq | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Basra War Cemetery (IV.S.2) |

Born 1886, third of seven sons of Mr and Mrs Frank Morris, latterly of Hill House, Great Missenden, Bucks. He was wounded/ died in the action ar As Sahilan; Basra was the base for the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force. Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row, together with brothers Clive (died 1915) and Gilbert (died…

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Ernest Henry Lifetree

Rank/ Unit - Service number: 2nd Lieut, 16th Bn Notts & Derby Regt (Sherwood Forresters) | Died: 1916.05.20 | Age at death: 22 | Action: | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais (III.S.1) [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/12/88300] |

Son of Emil and Florence Lifetree, picture frame moulding manufacturer/ dealer, of 68 Fordwych Road (1901 census), and 23 Crediton Road, West Hampstead (1911 census until after 1921). Ernest was born at Highbury; living at home in 1901; not found 1911. Joined up as Private – 4015 – in the Honourable Artillery Company. Commemorated on…

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Ernest Joseph Kippin

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Possibly Driver, 1st City of London Regt, Royal Field Artillery | Died: 1916 | Age at death: | Action: | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Not found |

Born 1892, son of Edmund Kippin, chimney sweep of 3 Perrins Court, Hampstead. Old boy of HPS, Church Lads Brigade & Men’s Club. In 1911 was working as an electrician, age 19. Commemorated in ABG at grave G029, and on War Memorial at New Buildings; found in the Parish magazine, but not commemorated on the…

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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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George Odell

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Able Seaman, RN (HMS Medea/ HMS Lowestoft) - J/24556 | Died: 1916.04.25 | Age at death: 19 | Action: _ | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Dunkirk Town Cemetery, France Nord (I B 2) |

Son of William and Annie Maria Odell, of 11 Church Lane, New End, Hampstead (1911). Old boy of HPS; was an errand boy in 1911. Served in destroyer Medea (launched March 1915) patrolling the Schleswig coast in March 1916, and was sunk following collision with another ship. Posted briefly to light cruiser Lowestoft (launched April…

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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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Hugh Cecil Marnham

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Pilot - 2nd Lieut, Royal Flying Corps (10th Sqdn/ Sussex Yeomanry) | Died: 1916.08.22 | Age at death: 20 | Action: Pas de Calais | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, Pas de Calais (IV.B.6) [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/13/123471] |

Son of Herbert and Madeline Marnham, of Frognal Rise, Lower Terrace, Hampstead (until after 1921); father was a stockbroker and Baptist. Born Jan 1896 in Hampstead; educated at Heath Mount School, Hampstead, and Mill Hill School (where he was a boarder in 1911). Commissioned Lieutenant in Sussex Yeomanry May 1915 and transferred to Royal Flying…

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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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