WAR MEMORIAL

There are three memorials: two separate memorials inside the church for the two world wars, and a free-standing memorial outside the church which has names from both wars.

The churchyard contains 6 graves that are recorded as war graves by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

  • Brooker, Christopher Roland (1916)

  • Humphrey, William Arthur (1919)

  • Wooldridge, William (1919)

  • Oliver, George (1920)

  • Polglase, Geoffrey (1940)

  • Ivory, James (1941)

 

First World War

Axtell, Guy Allen

Died in 1916.  He is also recorded on the Thieval Memorial in France.

Brooker, Christopher Roland

Died in 1916.  He lived at 2 South End Villas, Blindley Heath.  He is buried at Blindley Heath.  The family opted not to have a grave stone from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but the stone they erected has suffered a lot from frost damage in recent years.

Burchett, Thomas Edwin

Died in 1918.

Charman, Albert

Died in 1918.  He lived at Lyndon on the Eastbourne Road in Blindley Heath.

Charman, George

Emery, Reginald Stuart

Died in 1915.  He lived at Langsmead in Blindley Heath.

Faulkner, William T

Galloway, James

Died 1915.  Brother of Victor Galloway who died in 1916.  He lived at Alma Cottage, Blindley Heath.

Galloway, Victor

Died in 1916.  Brother of James Galloway who died in 1915.  He lived at Alma Cottage, Blindley Heath.

George, Cecil

Humphrey, William Arthur

Mansel Howe, Charles Jorworth

Died in 1918.  He lived at Londesborough House on the Tilburstow Hill Road.  He is buried at Haucourt in France.

Lingley, Sidney

Manuel, Eustratius

Died in 1918.  He was a Lieutenant in the newly formed Royal Air Force. He was born in London to parents who had come to this country as refugees from Constantinople.  He lived at The Homestead, South Park.  He is buried at West Norwood.

Marsh, George

Morley, William

Nicholson, Frank Lewis

Died in 1918.  He lived at Prinkham Farm near Edenbridge. He is buried at Karasouli in Greece.

Oliver, George

Died in 1920 aged 35.  Gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery.

Son of Thomas and Eliza Oliver, of "Crowhurst," Lingfield; husband of Alice Mary Oliver, of Alma Cottage, Blindley Heath.  He is buried at Blindley Heath.

Quickenden, Henry

Died in 1917 aged 23.  Private in the Middlesex Regiment.

Son of Clement and Susanna, who lived at West Cottage, Blindley Heath.  He is also recorded on the Hollybrook Memorial in Southampton, which records those whose graves are not known, many of whom were lost in transports or other vessels torpedoed or mined in home waters.

Sanderson, Thomas Edward

Died in 1918.  Lieutenant in the York and Lancaster Regiment.

He lived at Hunters Hill, Blindley Heath.  He is buried at West-Vlaanderen in Belgium.

Skinner, Arthur

Died in 1917.  He is buried at Frevent in France.

Wooldridge, William

Died in 1919.  He is buried at Blindley Heath.

 

Second World War

Apps, Percy John

Died in 1942.  He lived at White Lodge Cottage, Eastbourne Road, Blindley Heath.  He is buried at Noyers-le-Val in France.

Bates, William Joseph

Died in 1941.  He lived at Holmlea on Byers Lane.  He is buried at Ismailia in Egypt.

Beare, Adrian

Died in 1943.  He lived at Little Hobbs Cottage on Tandridge Lane.  He is buried at Stafford.

Carruthers, Robert Morris Liddell

Died in 1943.  The Commonwealth War Graves Commission record that he was from Blindley Heath, but do not record an address.  He is buried at Dely Ibrahim in Algeria.

Davey, J

Not yet identified.

Diggins, Ronald Henry

Died in 1944.  He lived at Ruxley Cottage on Byers Lane.  His death is also recorded on the Cassino Memorial in Italy.

Douglas, R

Not yet identified.

Gould, Gilbert Christopher

Died in 1945.  He lived at Tanglehedge in Felbridge, and his parents lived at Carlton Cottage on Carlton Road.  He is buried at Golders Green.

Hancock, Denys Hallen

Died in 1941 aged 21.  Second Lieutenant in the Royal Tank Regiment.

He lived at Gate House Farm on the Eastbourne Road (now close to the British Wildlife Centre).  He is buried at Acroma, Libya.

Horner, John Cecil

Died in 1943.  He lived at Hookstyle House on Byers Lane.  He is buried at Catania in Sicily

Ivory, James

Died in 1941.  He lived at 1 Gays Cottages on Byers Lane.  He is buried in the churchyard at Blindley Heath.

Lowe, AFL

Not yet identified.

Polglase, Geoffrey

Died in 1940.  He lived at Oakhurst Court Lodge.  He is buried in the churchyard at Blindley Heath.

Short, J

Not yet identified.

Whittaker, Ronald George

Died in 1941.  He lived at 4 Six Cottages on the Tilburstow Hill Road.  He is buried at Halifa in Egypt.

Whittaker, Norman

Died in 1944.  He lived at 3 Evelyn Cottages, South Godstone.  His death is also recorded on the Groesbeek Memorial in the Netherlands.

SAFEGUARDING

This parish takes the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Further information about this can be found here.

CONTACT

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