EINCHCOMB, George William (Revised 11/12/2017)
ELDERTON, Fothergill Rex (Benny) (Revised 26/09/2010)
ELEY, Samuel George (Revised 01/08/2018)
ELLIOT, William Herbert (New 27/06/2010)
ELLIS, Henry David (New 31/08/2013)
ELSON, William (Revised 18/10/2018)
ENGLAND, Arthur Joseph Edward (Updated 17/07/2011)
ENGLAND, William George (Updated 22/03/2014)
ENGLISH, Frederick Percy (Revised 11/02/2015)
ETHERIDGE, David (New 19/09/2016)
EVERETT, W.T (Updated 03/06/2013)
|Name||Born - Died|
|George William||Born: 1875 New Brompton Kent
Died: 9 December 1917 Epsom
|Charles||Born: 1876 Gillingham Kent|
|Florence E||Born: 1878 Gillingham Kent|
|William James||Born: 1880 Gillingham Kent
Died: 1889 Medway district Kent
|Alfred||Born: 1881 Gillingham Kent|
|Frank||Born: 1883 Gillingham Kent|
|Sarah Ann||Born: 1885 Gillingham Kent|
|Elizabeth||Born: 1887 Gillingham Kent|
|Ethel||Born: 1888 Gillingham Kent|
Poorly nourished, pale and anaemic. Motor loss, active reflexes. External planus responses. Incontinence of urine. Bedridden ataxia. Not caused but aggravated by ordinary military services. Permanent. Total.
In the Trenches /25th/5.50am/ our bombardment ceased. Our advance commenced at 6.30am. took German front line trench then support trench then on to The Quarries as far as St Elie. Captured about 60 prisoners; arrived at this position at 9.30am. Kept to it till after dark when we had to retire owing to the 9th Division on our left retiring. Occupied "Quarries" until midnight when we took up a position in the support trench 400 yards west of the "Quarries". Up to this time the following officers were killed
Lt Col BP Lefroy DSO (died of wounds). Capt NHL Matear, Lieut FA Elderton, Lieut HE Edwards, Lieut J Pennington, Lieut JFO Mansergh, Lt KM Gaunt, 2Lieut TE Newsome,and the following were wounded
Capt JP Burke, Capt LR Swinkre, Capt JS Knyvett, Lieut RF Richardson, 2Lieut BG Hill, 2Lieut SWW Cannon, 2Lieut N Allen, 2Lieut EW Blenkining, 2Liuet PH Fumer.Missing. 2Lieut PHW Herbage.
Killed 64The Battalion could only muster (1) officer and 140men.
LIEUTENANT F. R. ELDERTON.
Lieutenant Fothergill Rex Elderton, 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, who was killed in France while "nobly leading his men" on September 25th, aged twenty-three, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Elderton, of Pendoylon, Epsom. He was educated at Epsom College and was in engineering works in Switzerland when war was declared. He returned to England by the first train to get through, a journey which took five days, during the whole of which time he was standing, the train being so full that no seat could be found. Within a quarter of an hour of his arrival at Waterloo, he was at the War Office. Four days later he received his commission in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. At Christmas he was sent to the front, and took part in the actions at Neuve Chapelle, La Bassée, Aubers Ridge, Givenchy, and Festubert. He was mentioned in despatches for the way he led his bombers into action on Sept. 25th at Loos. A brother officer writes, "Had he lived I feel sure he would also have appeared in the Honours List.'' He was promoted in February and was on the waiting list for the Royal Flying Corps, to which he expected to be gazetted in October. A good all-round athlete, he won the high jump at Epsom College, also at the Queen's Club while training at the Central Technical College for engineering at Kensington, and about a fortnight before war broke out he won the hurdles and was second in the high jump at the International Sports at Zurich. He was a member of the Epsom golf, cricket and hockey clubs, and a very fine swimmer. It is interesting to note that he was the only male representative of his generation of one branch of an old family whose arms are to be found on Magna Charta.
Benny Elderton was a thorough sportsman, full of keenness, and very popular. In his last engagement he was in the front row of the bombers, and a friend who saw him the day before the attack heard him say how 'pleased he was at having a front seat. He was the first over the parapet of the second German trench, and it was as he turned smiling with a "Come on boys, don't hang back," that he fell. Alas! there is no record of his burial place, but his near relatives are giving a Sanctuary Lamp to the Church, as a Memorial of his brave young life.
The lamp will symbolise the undying light of sacrifice, accepted before the Altar, on which is memoralised that Sacrifice, which is the Light of the World, illuminating with its radiance and inspiring with its fire, all that readiness to die, which is the glory of our sons and brothers. R.I.P.
Elderton. Parish church sanctuary lamp. "I understand that the Vicar and churchwardens have been authorised to apply for a faculty for placing in the Parish Church a sanctuary lamp, presented as a memorial to Lieut. Fothergill Rex Elderton, who lost his life in France on the 25th September last whilst bravely leading his men."
FOTHERGILL REX ELDERTON. The Sanctuary Lamp was given in proud and loving memory of Lieut: Fothergill Rex (Benny) Elderton, the only and very dearly loved son of Charles Robert and Clara Hunton Elderton of Pendoylon, Epsom. He was educated at Matfield Grange, Kent, Epsom College, and the College of Engineering, Kensington (Lond:Univ). He joined H.M. Forces on Sept. 12th 1914, and served with the 2nd Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regt. Taking part in the battles of Neuve Chappelle, Aubers Ridge, La Bassée, and Festubert, and was killed at Loos on Sept. 25th 1915, in his 24th year. He was mentioned in despatches for gallant and distinguished service in the field.
FOTHERGILL REX ELDERTON, whose career is recorded in earlier pages of this book was killed at Loos on the 25th Sept 1915. He was mentioned in dispatches.
DIED FOR HIS COUNTRY. - Pte. S.G. Eley, only son of Mr S.J. Eley, Rosendale-road, has been killed in action. Deceased at the time he joined up was Assistant Scoutmaster at Epsom, and was a member of the Rifle Club. He was a crack shot and at the last competitive meeting held by the club he won three first prizes and one second. He entered the London Rifle Brigade in September, 1916, and was in the Machine Gun Corps at the time he met with his death. The young soldier, who was a lad of much promise, was 20 years of age.
In ever loving memory of Samuel George Eley MGC. Formerly Asst. Scout Master. Dearly loved only son of S & E Eley who was killed in action near Meteren July 19th 1918 aged 20 years. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.
Was at the school from 1911 to 1914. He Joined the RFA in May 1915 and crossed to France in the November following. On March 2nd he was severely wounded in the right thigh, and, after an operation the same day, he succumbed through loss of blood.
"On 7 Jan 1918, the Battalion entrained for Amara where it remained until the end of the month. The first days of February were spent on board the river steamer P21 and two flats lashed alongside of her, en route for Baghdad. On reaching that city the Battalion joined the 55th Infantry Brigade of the 18th Division, the other units of the Brigade being the 10th Jats, 94th (Russell's) Infantry, the 116th Mahrattas and the 239th Machine Gun Company."
"Three days later the scouts of the battalion, under Lieut. F.V. Freeborn, pushed forward some 25 miles to a nullah opposite Laq-Laq Island, from which position they carried out useful reconnaissances, frequently under hostile fire."
Enemy snipers. 2 M. Guns V. active during night. Casualties killed 2. Wounded 1. Gas alert finished.
|FREDERICK PERCY ENGLISH AND HIS SIBLINGS|
|Name||Born - Died||Notes|
|Alice (Marsh)||Born: 14 August 1868 Epsom Workhouse|
Died: 1869 Epsom
|Mary Ann (Marsh)||Born: 24 May 1870 Epsom Workhouse||Baptised 10 July 1870 St. Martin's church|
|Edith (English)||Born: 1873 Epsom||Baptised 10 August 1873 St. Martin's church. Married George White 15 December 1891|
|Edward James (English)||Born: 1876 Epsom||Baptised 14 May 1876 St. Martin's church|
|William George (English)||Born: 1882 Epsom||Baptised 20 August 1882 Christ Church|
|Rose Maud (English)||Born: 1885 Epsom||Baptised 6 December 1885 St. Martin's church|
|Alfred Charles (English)||Born: 1887 Epsom||Baptised 10 July 1870 St. Martin's church|
|Frederick Percy (English)||Born: 1889 Epsom|
Died: 20 July 1916 France
|Baptised 19 January 1890 St. Martin's church|
|Florence Lucy (English)||Born: 1892 Epsom||Baptised 3 April 1892 St. Martin's church|
FREDERICK PERCY ENGLISH, was killed in action in France on 20th July 1916.
|NAME||DATE OF BIRTH||BAPTISED AT ST MARY'S, EWELL|
|William Thomas||29 August 1897||21 November 1897|
|Barrington Walter||25 July 1900||7 October 1900|
|Herbert Henry Macklin||3 September 1902||7 December 1902|
|Leslie Chivington||June Quarter 1905||15 October 1905|
|Margaret Violet Ellen||September Quarter 1908||18 October 1908|
|Ronald Arthur||September Quarter 1911||1 October 1911|