|Surname||Forename/Initials||Age||Date of Death||Rank||Country||Service Number||Cemetery|
|BRISTOW||Percival John||17||30 July 1916||Private||France||19332||London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval|
|BROWN||Cecil Frederick||34||07/11/1917||Private||France||5990||Ploegsteert Memorial|
|BUCK||The Rev. Cyril Barnard Wilson||38||29/09/1918||Chaplain 4th Class||France||Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension|
|BURBERRY||William James||28||3/09/1916||Private||France||13191||Thiepval Memorial|
|BURGIS||William Wade||45||3/09/1916||Sapper||France||206779||Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre|
|BUTCHER||Ernest Leonard||38||5 October 1917||Private||France||32518||Tyne Cot Memorial|
|CATH||Horace Paul||34||18/11/1916||Private||Germany||G/11317||Thiepval Memorial|
|CHAPMAN||John William||39||24/04/1917||Private||Greece||15065||Doiran Memorial|
|CHILDS||Ernest John||24||4 June 1915||Private||France||8470||Elzenwalle Brasserie Cemetery|
|COLDMAN||Augustus George||30||30 September 1917||Driver||Belgium||T/293273||Tyne Cot Memorial|
|FINCH-DAWSON||Humphrey||13/08/1916||Commander||United Kingdom||Gillingham (woodlands) Cemetery, Kent|
|GALE||A L||19||23/07/1918||Private||Belgium||102512||Nine Elms British Cemetery|
|HACKSHAW||J||32||07/10/1916||Private||France||201605||Sunken Road Cemetery, Contalmaison|
|HARTRIDGE||Francis William||32||10/04/1916||Sergeant||United Kingdom||45287||Shorncliffe Military Cemetery|
|HILL||Beresford Winnington||24||04/03/1917||Lieutenant||France||Berles New Military Cemetery|
|HOLLIDGE||R V||30||08/05/1915||Lance Corporal||Belgium||51196||Tyne Cot Cemetery|
|MURRAY||William Francis||22||07/05/1917||Private||France||2405||St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen|
|NORBURY||Robert Fiddes||28||04/10/1917||Lieutenant||Belgium||Dozinghem Military Cemetery|
|ROBINSON||Hugh Huntley||29||03/05/1919||Major||Belgium||Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery|
|SCOONES||Earl Foster||26||23/11/1916||Second Lieutenant||France||3577||Bertrancourt Military Cemetery|
|SHUTTLEWORTH||Robert George||33||10/08/1915||Major||Turkey (including Gallipoli)||Helles Memorial|
|SMITH||Joseph Charles||49||14/06/1918||Private||United Kingdom||CH/5330||Fulham Palace Road Cemetery|
|TIGAR||Bertrand Benoit||33||25/09/1915||Rifleman||Belgium||S/7001||Ploegsteert Memorial|
|TINKER||Albert Henry||27||27/11/1918||Corporal||France||M2/203029||Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension|
|TOWNSEND||Stanley Theodore||30||05/04/1918||Private||France||47190||Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert|
|TURNER||Arthur||23||04/11/1918||Serjeant||France||L/27244||Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau|
|WHITEHOUSE||Herbert Percy||40||20 February 1916||Private||France||G/5354||Menin Gate|
|WINDUS||James Henry||46||27/10/1917||Rifleman||Burma||200696||Rangoon War Cemetery|
|Clement George||1871. In the 1911 census Clement was a patient in Horton Asylum,
being described as a lunatic since the age of 21.
He died in 1932.
|Cecil Frederick||Born 1880 Epsom.|
|Daisy Alice||Born 1881 Epsom.|
|Arthur Vincent||1882-84. Buried Epsom Cemetery.|
|Harold||Born and died 1884. Buried Epsom Cemetery.|
|Percival||Born c.1891 Pokerdown, Hampshire.|
|Violet||Born c.1893 Pokerdown.|
|Margaret||Born c.1899 Pokerdown.|
|Winifred Kate||Born 1901 Fleet, Hampshire.|
"Buck, Cyril Bernard Wilson, b. 1 June 1880, s. of William B. and Alice E., Secretary, West Ham.
Left 1889. Of Trinity Coll. Oxf.; B.A. 1907. Organising Sec. to Birmingham Street Boys' Union.
School XV 1895-96, 96-97, 97-98 (Capt.), 98-99 (Capt.). Whittington Challenge Cup 1899. Silver Medal for Gymnastics 1899. South Cap for Rugby Football 1902.
C. B. W. Buck, Esq., Cathedral House, Birmingham."
On the 1st November  we marched 14 miles through Doullens to Villers L'Hôpital, on the Auxi le Chateau road, where we found our new Padre waiting for us, the Rev. C.B.W. Buck.
On the 29th [April 1917], after a big gas bombardment against the enemy's positions in Cité St. Edouard and St. Theodore, we were relieved by the 4th Battalion, and went into the St. Pierre cellars-in Brigade support. The whole place was under direct observation, and movement by day was impossible, which made our existence very unpleasant. It was while here that we began to realize what a magnificent man was Padre Buck. Nothing worried him, and even Cooper trench formed part of his parish, to be visited each night. In St. Pierre he held a service every evening in one of the cellars, undeterred although on one occasion a shell burst in the doorway, scattering its bits inside, but doing no damage.
St Elie Left
[16? November 1917] Padre Buck also had a busy time, for there were many unburied dead still lying about. Hearing of one body some sixty yards out in No Man's Land, where it had been found by a patrol, the Padre went out with his orderly, Darby, to bury it. It was a misty morning, and they were unmolested until suddenly the mist lifted and they were seen. Darby was wounded in the head, and they were heavily fired on, but this did not worry the Padre, who brought his orderly back to our lines, and came in without a scratch.
[23? November 1917] The 4th Battalion took our places at the end of the tour, and we marched back to Mazingarbe. Our billets had been slightly improved, and Headquarters now had a house in the Boulevard, commonly called "Snobs' Alley." While here a new horse, a large chestnut, which arrived for the Padre, caused considerable commotion in the Regiment. First he bolted with the Padre half-way from Mazingarbe to Labourse, when he finally pulled him up and dismounted. He then refused to move at all, and went down on his knees to Padre Buck, who was most disconcerted, especially when the animal moaned as though truly penitent. The next day the Adjutant tried to ride him, and once more he bolted. This time his career was short, for horse and rider came down on the Mazingarbe cobbled high road, and the Adjutant had to go to Chocques hospital with a broken head, and was away for a week.
Gosse and Essars at war
[6 September 1918] Two days later the new Major-General was introduced to us, and at once won his way to our hearts by his wonderful charm of manner. He must have been surprised to see outside the mess a long line of horses and mules all waiting saddled up. We had arranged an officers' paper chase and every officer attended; those who couldn't find chargers had perforce to ride mules. The hares (Captain Burnett on "Mrs. Wilson" and 2/Lieut. Todd on the frisky black) were given ten minutes' grace and then, led by "Sunloch" (Lieut.-Colonel Griffiths "up") the rest of us swung out of the Park and off towards Labuissière. The pace was very hot and most of us soon dropped behind, though the mules, keeping as usual all together and led by Padre Buck, managed to stay the whole course.
[24? September 1918] Captain Jack had established his Aid Post at the bottom of the little valley running down to the road, and here, helped by the never-tiring Padre Buck, was busily employed with our wounded. Crossing the St. Quentin Canal.
[29 September 1918] Unfortunately, though screened from the East, the corner of Magny Woods, was visible from the South. Across the Canal on the high ground, some German gunner must have seen the Tanks assembling, and, finding no attack was coming his way, started to shoot at point blank range at our right flank. The right and centre became very unpleasant, and there was a veritable barrage round "A" Company. Through it, very hot and very angry at being shelled, suddenly appeared Padre Buck, a heavy pack of food on his back, and behind him the Regimental Serjeant-Major and the missing Headquarters. He had found them near Ascension Farm and knowing enough of the plan of attack, had "sweated" them along as hard as he could. It is impossible to imagine what we should have done without runners, signallers or batmen, to say nothing of the food. As we were now only 600 yards from our final objective the Padre and Captain Jack went off to find a Regimental Aid Post and finally settled in a small dug-out in a sunken road just outside the village.
[Afternoon] On our right flank the Tanks had suffered heavily at the hands of the German gunners on the Le Tronquoy high ground, and one of them, disabled and on fire, was a mark for several German batteries. Some of the crew managed to escape, but others, too badly wounded, were left inside; one crawled to our Aid Post. Padre Buck heard of this and at once went off to the rescue. The shelling was very heavy, and he was hit almost at once and wounded in many places. He was carried back to the Aid Post, but died soon afterwards, conscious to the last, but not in great pain. The Padre had been with us two years, and during all that time, there was never a trench or outpost that he had not visited, no matter how dangerous or exposed. In addition to his Chaplain's duties, he had been O.C. Games, Recreation Room and often Mess President-a thorough sportsman and a brave soldier, we felt his loss keenly."
"Rev. Cyril Bernard Wilson Buck, T./Chap.to the Forces, 4th Class, R.A.C.D., attd. l/5th Bn., Leic. R., T.F.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Pontruet during the attack on the village on 24th September, 1918. He worked all day at the R.A.P. under heavy shell fire, helping the medical officer, carrying stretchers, cheering the wounded, and giving invaluable assistance. On the 29th September, 1918, he was killed during operations round the St. Quentin Canal, north of Bellenglise. He behaved splendidly"
|William's siblings were as shown below.|
|Mary Jessie||Born 1883 Sutton at Hone, Kent.
Died 1947 Surrey.
|Thomas Stephen||Born 1885 Upper Halling, Kent.
Probably also served in the war as a Private in the Somerset Light Infantry.
Married Daisy Minnie Wickett.
Died 1972 Sutton district.
|Lily Annie||Born c.1887 Horton Kirkby, Kent.
Unmarried; lived Sutton.
|Beatrice Madeline||Born 1890 Banstead.
Died 1917 Bethnal Green district.
|Edith Grace||Born 1891 Banstead.
Died 1959 Surrey.
|Edward Harry||Born c.1896 Banstead.
Married Maggie Ephgrave.
Died 1960 Surrey; lived Ashtead.
Edward also served in the war, in the Lancers, Royal Munster Fusiliers and Labour Corps. He was in the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force and suffered both gunshot and shrapnel wounds.
|Winifred May||Born 1898 Banstead.
Married Edward Griffin.
Probably died 1979 Crawley district.
|Kate||Born 1872 Epsom.
Married 1916 Joseph Varley Minter.
Worked as a maternity nurse.
Died 1919 Lewisham district.
|Alice|| Born 1873 Sittingbourne, Kent.
Married 1899 Arthur Joseph Nunn.
|Emma||Born 1876 Sittingbourne.
Married 1899 William Henry Connell.
|Clara||Born 1877 Sittingbourne.
Married 1902 William John Blogg.
Died 1952 Harrow district.
|Frederick William||Born May 1897 Ryde, Isle of Wight.
See below for more information.
|Henry Arthur.||Born 7 June 1900 Devonport, Devon.
Married 1923 Alice Mary Bew.
Served in the Cheshire Regiment World War II.
Died Wirral 1947.
|Alfred Wade||Born 13 April 1902, Leith, Scotland.
Died of enteric fever September 1902 Senglea, Malta.
Buried Ta' Braxia Cemetery, Malta.
|Horace||born 14 July 1903 Sliema, Malta.
Married 1945 Dorothy J Childress.
Died Birmingham 1971.
|William||Born 21 January 1905 Rochford, Essex.
Married 1931 Florence Lavinia Corderoy.
Died 1981 London.
|Clara Melvina||Born 1 May 1906 Gosport, Hampshire
Married 1929 Cyril Henry Hudson
Died 1981 Kingston.
|Edward Alexander||Born 27 June 1908 Woolwich.
Died 1933 Woolwich.
|Alice||Born 1911 Dover.|
|Albert Henry||Born c.1875 Epsom.
Married 1897 Fanny Smith.
Died 1953 Surrey.
|William Joseph||Born 1876 Epsom.
Married 1900 Edith Mary Comfort.
Died 1923 Surrey.
|George Frederick||Born 1877 Epsom.
Married 1904 Selina Jane Wiles.
|Esther Emily||Born 1880 Epsom.
Married 1903 George Joy.
Died 1952 Petersfield.
|Reginald Ernest Russell||Born 11 August 1912 Midhurst, Sussex.
Married 1932 Laura Etter Unsworth (1910-70).
Died 26 June 1980 Winchester.
On the evening of the 19th instant, Captain WOOD discovered an officer and several men of 'A' Company 7th BUFFS and 2 men ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT all badly wounded in dugouts in DESIRE Trench.
The officer stated that they had all been wounded in front of the objective and the Germans had come out and brought them in late in the afternoon. The Germans, who had treated them well, had packed up at dawn on the 19th instant and left them. The Germans had also brought in other wounded men.
CATH Horace of 58 Malvern-road Surbiton, Surrey private East Kent regiment died 18 November 1916 in Germany as a prisoner of war. Probate 18 April to Daisy Cath widow. Effects £289 4s 4d.
|George Thomas*||1904||1986 Surrey|
|Emily Ada Margaret||25 June 1907||1934 - William A Taylor||2005 Surrey|
|Annette Frances Nora||17 March 1910||1939 - Alfred C Blunt||1996 Surrey|
|William Smith||4 October 1913||1935 - Ivy May Sibley||1973 Colchester|
|Albert John||16 February 1915||1939-Sarah A Johnston||1990 Surrey|
|*Birth registered in surname of Radwell|
|Annie Beatrice||Born 24 June 1885 Leatherhead.|
|William Frederick||Born 13 June 1886 Epsom.|
|Henry||Born 1889 Cheam.|
|Frances Ellen||Born 1892 Epsom.
Married Edward George Haynes (1914-Ashtead).
Died 1975 Surrey?
|Alfred||Born 23 October 1893 Epsom.|
|Emma|| Born 25 June 1896 Epsom.
Married 1917 Solomon Osborn Northcote.
|Edward Arthur||Born 21 June 1898 Epsom.
Died 1898/9 (6 months).
|Avery James||Born 5 November 1899 Epsom.
Married 1932 Dorothy Newton.
Died 20 April 1957, then living North Cheam.
|Herbert||Born c.1902 Betchworth.|
|Olive||Born 1904 Betchworth.|
|Arthur||Born c.1909 Baynards.|
|Albert William||Born 1875 Langley
Married 1901 Rose Emily White
Died 1949 Hastings district.
|Arthur Alfred||Born c.1877 Langley
Married 1926 Elizabeth Paice.
Arthur died in 1932 and Elizabeth in 1933;
they lived at 132 East Street, Epsom and both are buried in Epsom Cemetery.
|Charles Henry||Born 1878 Epsom
Married 1910 Minnie Lewry
Buried Epsom Cemetery.
|Edith Eleanor||Born 1881 Langley
Married 1904 Ernest William Wombwell
Died 1960 Edmonton district.
|Ada Kate||Born 1882 Epsom
Died 1884, buried St Martin's.
|Ella Grace||Born 1883 Epsom
Married 1902 farmer John William Golds
Died 1960 Portsmouth district.
|Frederick Ernest||Born 9 April 1886 Epsom
Married 1910 Harriet Hebb(o)urn.
Frederick served overseas with the Field Ambulance, RAMC in the war and on discharge he signed up for a further stint in the Military Foot. It seems that he was having marital difficulties at the time but he and Harriet were reconciled and in 1923 they emigrated to New Zealand. Frederick died in 1959 and Harriet in 1971.
|Annie||c.1883 Tunbridge Wells||1909 Epsom - William John Maynard *|
|Fanny May||1886 Tunbridge Wells||1910 Epsom - James Shepherd Pickhover||1966 Eastbourne|
|Kathleen Emily||1888 Tunbridge Wells||1911 Epsom - Ernest R O'Connor||1978 Tonbridge|
|Evelyn Jane||1892 Basingstoke||1941 - George A Horwood||1970 Lewisham|
|* William died in the First World War, who is already on website|
OUR WILLIE HE DIED AS HE LIVED BRAVE, LOVING AND BELOVED BY ALL
|Florence Mary Gertrude||c.1878 Rochdale, Lancs||-||1935 Epsom (lived Dulwich)|
|John Ralph Robert Wallace||1881 Timperley, Cheshire||1913 - Muriel Bourchier (died 1937)
1942 - Nancy Evelyn Saunders
|1955 (lived Oxted)|
|Percival Hulbert||1883 Timperley||-||1955 (lived Epsom)|
|Alexandra Bessie||c.1890 Rawdon||1928 - Harold R Docker (lived at 43 Woodcote Side, Epsom when he died in 1964)||1977 Kent|
|Mary Letitia Edith Margaret||c.1892 Hendon, Middx||-||1968 Surrey|
|Hilda Mary||1885 Sunderland||1912 - William Edgar White||1958 - lived in Pound Lane, Epsom|
|George Shapter||1887 Sunderland||1937?|
|Harold Shillito||1896 Camberwell||1936 Epsom (lived in Hornchurch, Essex)|
|Florence/Flora Jessie Mary||Born Epsom 1883.
Died Worthing 1964, Unmarried
|Edward Wharton||Born Epsom c.1885.
Married c.1908 Naomi Levy, a British subject born in Brazil c.1882; died 1966.
Died 27 November 1963 Bristol.
See below for more information.
|Wilfred George||Born 1886 Epsom.
Died 1889 Hampstead.
|Basil Joseph||Born 1887 Epsom.
Married 1917 Isabella M Simpson.
Served in the Royal Navy Reserve during World War 1, rising to the rank of Paymaster Lieutenant. In civilian life he was a civil servant and lived in Scotland.
|Clement Bertie||Born 1892 Hampstead.
Died 1976 Hounslow district.
See below for more information.
|Beatrice M||c.1868 Windlesham||-||1943 Isle of Wight|
|Laura Elizabeth||c.1870 Windlesham||1906 - William Henry Cuming|
|Phoebe Grace||1874 Windlesham||-||1956 Isle of Wight|
|Una Olive||1876 Windlesham or Epsom||-||1941 Balham|
|Ethel Maria||1878 Epsom||1901 - Alfred Thomas Maxim (died 1932)||1961 Wandsworth district|
|Selwyn Frank||c.1880 Epsom||1906 - Rachel Dorling||1938 London|
|Archibald Edwin||1907 - Ada Mary Atkins (widow)||1961 London|
|Ernest Leonard||1883 Epsom||-||1884 Epsom|
|Ivy Kathleen||c.1886 Epsom|
|Fanny Ellen||1889||?1923 - Sidney F Potter||?1969 Croydon|
|Walter Ernest||1 Jan 1891|
|Alice Maud||1893||1892 Epsom (aged 9 days)|
|Percy Edward||1897||-||1910 Epsom|
|Cecil Benjamin||1877-1905, unmarried, worked for his father; buried Epsom Cemetery.|
|Alice Beatrice||1878-87, buried Epsom Cemetery.|
|Edgar Marland||1880-1954, married Martha Alice Pennicott; lived Carshalton.|
|Hubert Henry||c.1882-1953, lived Banstead.|
|Archibald||1883-1962, married Winifred Waine.|
|George Frederick||1884-1954, married Amelia Kate Herridge; lived West Ewell.|
|Ethel Harriet||1888-1924, unmarried, buried Epsom Cemetery.|
|Reginald||Born and died 1889, buried Epsom Cemetery.|
|Edwin James||1890-91, buried Epsom Cemetery.|
|Grace Lilian||1894-1942, married Edwin Charles Simmons.|
|Alice||Born 1873 Epsom.
Married 1893 James Greaves/Graves.
|Frederick||Born 1874 Otterbourne.
Married 1906 Lydia Emma Racher (1882-1965).
Died 1953 Edmonton district.
|Agnes||Born 2 October 1876 Islington.
Married 1900 Frederick Arthur Green.
|Elizabeth||Born c.1878 Islington
Married 1899 Charles Henry Herbert.
|Adelaide||Born 1879 Islington.
Married 1902 baker William Edward Cox.