JACKSON, Arthur James (Revised 28/01/2015)
JACKSON, F (New 18/01/2013)
JACQUES, Herbert (Updated 27/12/2012)
JEAL, John Walington (Revised 28/04/2010)
JENKINS, David (New 12/01/2013)
JENKINS, George Albert (updated 11/12/2014)
JENKINS, James Reed (Updated 12/02/2015)
JIBB, Arthur Harwood (Revised 28/04/2010)
JOHNSON, Bernard Keith (Revised 27/02/2015)
JOHNSON, Ernest Ralph (Revised 28/04/2010)
JOHNSON, John William, (New 28/08/2012)
JOHNSTON, Jonathan Locke (Revised 30/08/2013)
JOLLIFFE, Tom Donovan (Updated 20/12/2014)
JONES, Archibald Frank Percival (Updated 07/08/2014)
JONES, George Albert (Updated 02/01/2015)
JOSEPH, Sidney Herbert (Updated 08/05/2017)
|ARTHUR JAMES JACKSON AND HIS HALF SIBLINGS|
|Name||Born - Died||Notes|
|Arthur James||Born: 1892 Epsom
Died: 1 April 1915 Belgium
|Alice Ann||Born: 27 June 1895 Ewell
|Baptised: 11 August 1895|
|Irene||Born: 1896 Ewell
|Robert John||Born: 1899
|Baptised: 2 April 1899.
Buried: 23 March 1900
|Celia Mabel||Born: 1900 Ewell
|Baptised: 16 September 1900|
|Arthur Edward||Born: 1902 Ewell
Died: 16 December 1965
|Baptised: 4 May 1902.
Strange to also be named Arthur.
Married Minnie Maylett 1928
|Sydney Guy||Born: 1904 Epsom
|Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey||15 February 1910 to 16 June 1910|
|Plymouth, Devon||17 June 1910 to 27 September 1910|
|Kinsale, Ireland||28 September 1910 to 29 September 1912|
|Dublin, Ireland||30 September 1912 to 12 November 1912|
|India||November 1912 to 15 November 1914|
|Transport ship Malda||16 November 1914 to 22 December 1914|
|Devonport||23 December 1914 to 23 December 1914|
|Winchester, Hampshire||24 December 1914 to 18 January 1915|
|Southampton, Hampshire||18 January 1915 to 18 January 1915|
|Transport ship Maidan||18 January 1915 to 19 January 1915|
|Le Havre, France||19 January 1915|
|Killed in Action St Eloi trenches||1 April 1915|
|5 May 1910||awarded a 3rd class certificate of education|
|9 November 1911||admitted hospital, hernia|
|10 October 1912||passed a course at Longmoor for mounted infantry|
|5 May 1913||granted proficiency pay|
|15 April 1913||classified as a marksman|
|25 April 1913||Lance Corporal|
|26 December 1913||reprimanded and forfeited 1 good conduct badge for being drunk and improperly dressed.|
|21 January 1914||reprimanded for|
i. Not complying with an order
ii. Stating a falsehood to a senior NCO
|18 April 1914||reprimanded for being absent from school|
|2 May 1914||classified as a first class shot|
|16 February 1915||acting Sergeant|
ARTHUR JAMES JACKSON, was in the Army when war was declared and was killed in action in France on the 1st April 1915.
JACKSON, ARTHUR, Acting Sergt., No. 9961, 2nd Battn. East Surrey Regt., s. of Robert Jackson, of 78, Miles Road, Epsom; served with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 1 April 1915.
EWELL MAN FOUND HANGING IN A WOOD.
An inquest was held at Leatherhead Institute on Friday afternoon by Mr. D. Brett, deputy coroner, on the death of Herbert Joseph Jacques, age 37, a stock broker's clerk, residing at "Elvaston", Epsom-road, Ewell, who had been missing since December 12th and whose body was found hanging in the woods between Leatherhead and Epsom Downs on Thursday.
Elizabeth Jane Jacques identified the body as that of her son. She said he left home on December 12th to catch the 9.14 train from Epsom to London. On the following day she heard he had not been to work and inquiries were made in various directions as to his whereabouts and were unsuccessful. He joined the Army in October 1916 being attached to the Norfolk Regiment Cyclists Battalion, and was discharged in December with a good character on account of his being physically unfit. He was suffering from diabetes and neurasthenia. Since his discharge he had been a patient of the Manor War Hospital, Epsom. He was then at home for some time, and recommenced his civil work in September. He had never threatened to take his life. After leaving the hospital he was attended by Dr. Ryecart. On the morning of December 12th he did not seem particularly depressed, but he had complained at times of feeling depressed. He had no financial worries.
PC Rose said on Thursday morning an anonymous letter was received addressed to the Inspector. It ran, "I was through (sic) the old Green-lane leading from Leatherhead to Epsom Downs, and as I was looking over the hedge I saw a man hanging from a tree. He was quite dead; otherwise I should have cut him down. It is on the right-hand side of the road, where the three steam ploughs are at work." In consequence of that letter witness went at 8 a.m. to Green-lane and made a search of the woods on both sides of the road. In the wood on the right-hand side he saw the body of deceased suspended by a webbed waist belt from a limb of a beech tree 12 feet from the ground. The body had frozen. He was fully dressed, with the exception of the hat. His pince-nez were still on his nose. Witness searched the body and found a daily paper dated December 12th. His overcoat was on the ground about 12 yards from the tree. Amongst other things on the body was his Army discharge, 7s. 8d. in money, season ticket, cigarette case with cigarettes, pocket book, and two bunches of keys. He was wearing his service badge on a lapel of his coat. The body was conveyed to the mortuary.
The jury returned a verdict of "Suicide while of unsound mind," and expressed deep sympathy with the mother. The fees of the jury and that of the mother were given to the Leatherhead Cottage Hospital.
JACQUES Herbert Joseph of Elvaston Epsom-road Ewell Surrey was last seen alive on 12 December 1917 and whose dead body was found 10 January 1918 at Highlands Farm Epsom Surrey Administration London 28 January to Elizabeth Jane Jacques widow. Effects £313 19s 3d.
|William Warington||Born 1868||Manchester|
|Emily Charlotte||Born 1870||Epsom|
|Joseph Frederic||Born 1872||Epsom|
|Thomas Daniel||Born 1876||Epsom|
|Clara Maria||Born 1879||Epsom|
|Annie Elsie||Born 1882||Epsom|
|Henry Samuel||Born 1888||Epsom|
|Name||Born - Died||Notes|
|Charles Edward||Born: 8 August 1875 Sutton
Died: 1898 Sutton
|Baptised 11 June 1876|
|Emma||Born: 11 June 1877 Sutton||Baptised 4 August 1878
Married George Marshman 1899
|Edith Annie||Born: 1879 Sutton||Baptised Annie Edith 21 December 1884
Married John Frederick Emms 1899
|Florence Beatrice||Born: 1882 Sutton||Baptised 21 December 1884
Married Benjamin Thomas Randall 1903
|Thomas William||Born: 1884 Sutton||Baptised 21 December 1884
Private R M L I
|George Albert||Born: 1887 Sutton
Died: 17 May 1915 France
|Violet Winifred Jane||Born: 31 December 1891 Sutton||Baptised 22 February 1892
Married Edwin John Pardoe 1909
|Frederick Walter Philip||Born: 24 April 1893 Sutton||Baptised 11 March 1894
Served with the Australian Army
|Harry Victor||Born: 13 June 1895 Sutton
Died: 1 October 1918 Leicestershire
|Baptised 15 September 1895
Married Sophie Marie Franks 1916.
Served in 7 Battalion Leicestershires
Commemorated on Sutton memorial
|There may have been others|
|Name||Born - Died||Notes|
|William Reed||Born: 1878 Bath||Married Alice Goodbody 1899|
|Arthur John||Born: 1879 London
Died: 1881 Neath district
|Maud Reed||Born: 1882 Maidstone||Married Albert Walter Semmons 1921 St. Barnabas, Epsom|
|Florence Marie||Born: 1884 Maidstone||Married Alfred Israel Katterns 1904|
|James Reed||Born: 23 June 1886 Maidstone
Died: 27 March 1918 At sea
|Sidney Edward||Born: 1888 Maidstone|
|Margaret Mildred||Born: 1890 Maidstone||Married William Joseph Gladman 1920|
JAMES REED JENKINS, was in the Navy before the war. He was drowned at Sea on Good Friday, 29th March 1918, when his ship struck a mine.
Arthur Goodbody Jenkins, the son of James's brother William Reed died in 1910 aged 11, whilst living at 17, East Street, Epsom and was buried on 25 October 1910 in plot A230A in Epsom cemetery.
James's father William Forder, a refreshment house keeper died in 1917, aged 64 whilst living at 17, East Street, Epsom, and was buried on 28 June 1917, also in plot A230A in Epsom cemetery, with his grandson.
His 72 year old mother Maria, died in 1920, whilst living at 17, East Street, Epsom, and was buried on 7 August 1920 in plot A230A in Epsom cemetery with her late husband and grandson.
LANCE-CORPORAL JOHNSON KILLED.-News was received this week by Mr and Mrs Johnson, of Woodcote, that their son, Lance-Corpl. B.K. Johnson, of the East Surrey Regt., has been killed in action. He was one of the earliest recruits from Epsom to join the Army; he was only 21 years of age. Lance-Corpl. Johnson was well known in the district as a capital footballer.
BERNARD KEITH JOHNSON, was killed in action on the Somme on the 1st July 1916.
|Lena Maud (Lottie)||born 1895|
|Herbert Henry||born 1900|
|Kathleen Mary||born 1903|
|Olga May||born 1909|
The relief was carried out under considerable difficulty owing to heavy shell fire and the ignorance of the guides. One of our company commanders with his headquarters and a whole platoon had to spend a most uncomfortable night in Dumbarton Lakes.
Dispositions. Bn. Held front from MENIN ROAD 28 J 21 D to SCHERRIABEEK. 4th Middlesex on our right, 7th RB on our left. Two companies in front line and two in support. On the 14th the 39th Div. came in on our right.
The tour of 6 days was most unpleasant, communications were very difficult especially to the rear and the Menin Road which was the principle route was always liable to be heavily shelled. We were unlucky in having R.S.M. Oxley severely wounded and 3 C.Q.M.S. - Ellis, Stannard and Johnson -- killed in the dump. All these men were the oldest members of the Battalion and their loss was very much felt.
A large number of men were sick in the line, largely owing to the bad condition of the trenches, and the impossibility of getting up thigh boots or hot food. We had nearly 70 cases of men sent to F.A. with Trench foot.
There were more opportunities for sniping than we had ever had before as the Germans walked about openly at dawn and dusk. Our men thoroughly enjoyed themselves and counted for a large number.
Our total casualties for the tour were 27 O.R. killed, 59 wounded or missing. The Bn. Was relieved by 5th Oxf and Bucks and moved to camp at Ridge Wood.
- 1 fountain pen
- 1 watch
- 1 disc photos
- 1 photo case
- 1 cig case
- 1 knife
- 1 note book
- 1 purse
- 1 fob pouch
- 1 post officer savings book
- 2 5 mark notes
- 1 19ct gold ring
And now the sad news has come within the last few days that C.Q.M.S. Ernest Ralph Johnson, K.R.R. has made the great sacrifice. It is, indeed, a terrible blow to Mrs. Guy and the young widow, her daughter, coming so soon after all the anxiety and suspense they have gone through of late. He was killed on the field of honour on October 16th, having been at the front since May, 1915; it is only a fortnight or so since he was home on leave, thoroughly enjoying his brief stay amongst those who were so near and dear to him. But they will bear their desolating sorrow and loss bravely, we know: it is what he would have wished. May all Christian hope and comfort be granted to them from the source that never fails.
JOHN WILLIAM JOHNSON, was in the Navy before the war. He died at home, on the 4th November 1919, of illness contracted on active service.
8 November 1918.
A WIDOWED BRIDE. - On Sunday, at the Horton War Hospital, occurred the death of Capt. J. Lock (sic) Johnston, who had been Quartermaster at the camp for the last 12 months. Townspeople will remember that only about two months have elapsed since Capt. Lock (sic) Johnston married a daughter of Mr. S. Adams, jeweller, of High-street, Epsom. His wife was with him at the time of his death, although she herself had not fully recovered from an illness. The deceased officer was very popular both in town and in camp. Much sympathy is extended to the widow and relatives.
15 November 1918.
AN EPSOM MILITARY FUNERAL. - THE LATE CAPT. LOCH (sic) JOHNSTON. - The funeral of Capt. Loch (sic) Johnston, who died from pneumonia following influenza at the War Hospital, took place on Friday.
Capt. Johnston was Quartermaster at the Woodcote Park Camp. The body was conveyed on a gun-carriage covered with the Union Jack, and there were several mourning coaches, some hundreds of officers and men from the camp, a firing party and buglers, from the camp, a firing party and buglers, the procession being headed by the camp band. All along Hook-road soldiers stood two deep on either side and there were crowds of civilians at the cross roads on the route to the cemetery. A very large number of people waited in the cemetery.
In the Nonconformist chapel Capt. Nobles conducted a service, and the Rev. H.A. Bowles, Vicar of Christ Church, who married Capt. Loch (sic) Johnston less than three months ago, read some of the prayers. Three volleys were fired over the grave, the Last Post was sounded by the buglers from the camp, and afterwards the band played 'Abide With Me'. Among the mourners were the widow and deceased's brother, Pte. Mortimer Johnston, who was a patient at the hospital when death occurred. There were many wreaths, including several from the camp and hospital, and one provided by the late officer's parents, who are in Canada.
|Depot, Kingston-Upon-Thames||10 April 1912 - 8 August 1912|
|Transfer to 1st Battalion, Kinsale, Ireland||9 August 1912 - 30 September 1913|
|King George V Hospital, Dublin. Sore throat||13 April 1913 - 18 April 1913|
|King George V Hospital, Dublin. Sore throat||23 April 1913 - 7 May 1913|
|Curragh. Sore throat||29 May 1913 - 4 June 1913|
|Transfer to 2nd Battalion, Dublin||30 September 1913 - 23 September 1913|
|India, Chaubattia||24 September 1913 - 15 November 1914|
|Inoculated against typhoid||27 November 1913|
|Good conduct badge||10 April 1914|
|Proficiency pay, 6d per day||10 April 1914|
|1st Class shot||10 May 1914|
|Transport ship Malda to Devonport||16 November 1914 - 23 December 1914|
|Devonport||23 December 1914|
|Winchester||24 December 1914|
|Embarked Southampton, s.s. Maidan, 6-30pm||18 January 1914|
|Le Havre, 85th Brigade, 28th Division||19 January 1915|
|Killed in Action||24 May 1915|
About 3am the whole line held by the battalion was heavily gassed with asphyxiating gases and the right near the railway attacked. C Company on the right with two companies 8th Middlesex retired and no trace of the company (about 100 men) has yet been found (30.5.15). Enemy gained some trenches south of railway held by 3/ROYAL FUSILIERS. Enemy active on whole front but no further attack was made. Casualties. Other ranks killed 5 wounded 19 missing 157 suffering from gas poisoning 24. At dusk 3/Middlesex Regiment reinforced our right. Admitted to hospital suffering from gas Lieut O.M. James 2 Lieut L. Jones.
|GEORGE ALBERT JONES AND HIS SIBLINGS|
|Name||Born - Died||Notes|
|George Albert||Born: 8 July 1886 Guildford
Died: 19 May 1917 Ewell
|Baptised 12 September 1886 St. John's church, Merrow.|
|Percy William||Born: 1888 Guildford
Died: 22 December 1907
|Baptised 18 March 1888 St. Luke's church, Burpham|
|Wilfred||Born: 1889 Guildford
Died: 18 May 1910
|Baptised 25 August 1889 St. Luke's church, Burpham|
|Lilian May||Born: February 1894
Died: February 1894
|Baptised 15 February 1894 St.Mary's church, Ewell. Buried St. Mary's aged 14 days|
|Dorothy Ellen Winifred||Born: 1895 Ewell||Baptised 7 April 1895 St. Mary's church Ewell|
|Bertram Arthur||Born: 1898 Ewell
Died: 26 January 1915
|Baptised 5 February 1899 St. Mary's church Ewell|
In Ever loving memory of PERCY WILLIAM second son of George and Anna Jones who passed away Dec 22nd 1907 aged 19 years Also of WILFRED third son of the above who was called to rest May 18th 1910 in his 21st year Also of BERTRAM ARTHUR youngest son of the above who fell asleep January 26 1915 aged 16 years. Also of GEORGE ALBERT eldest son of the above and dearly beloved husband of Edith Jones was called away 19 May 1917 Aged 30 years Until the day breaks sleep.
|SIDNEY HERBERT JOSEPH AND HIS SIBLINGS|
|Name||Born - Died||Notes|
|Agnes||Born: 1877 Godstone Surrey|
|Mary Jane||Born: 1878 Ibstock Leicestershire|
Died: Jun Quarter 1889
|Ellen Grace||Born: 1881 London|
|Alice||Born: 1884 London|
|Frederick||Born: 1887 Alfold|
|Sidney Herbert||Born: 5 February 1889 Alfold|
Died: 5 May 1917 Arras
|Albert Edward||Born: 1893 Alfold|
Died: 27 March 1918 Pozières
|Served in the 9th Sussex regiment|
|Archibald||Born: 1895 Alfold|
Died: 17 June 1916 Baileul
|Served in the 9th Sussex regiment|
Wounded and missing. Death presumed by the War Office, on lapse of time having occurred on or since 5 May 1917. C.2 CAS. 2/493588/1. Dated 18-2-1918.
The day was devoted to cleaning up arms and equipment etc. Companies held inspections of rifles, iron rations, Box Respirators etc. in the afternoon.
Son of Frederick John and Mary Jane Joseph, of The Manse, Harpole, Northampton. Native of Alfold, Horsham.