Second World War

Please note the names are listed here alphabetically, but are listed by unit on the memorial.

Ashford, Harry Bernard Sutton

Died 1943. Gunner in the Royal Artillery.

Lived at 50 Lagham Road, South Godstone.  Buried at Tripoli, Libya.

Brain, Donald

Died 1943.  Major in Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.

Husband of Lucy Brain of Bransfield, Church Lane, Godstone.  Buried at Moro River Cemetery, Italy

Burchell, Frank Arthur

Died 1943 aged 21.  Guardsman in the Coldstream Guards.

Buried at Minturno in Italy.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. S. Burchell, of Godstone, Surrey.

Charlton, Herbert Percy Durtnall

Died 1943.  Sergeant in the RAF VR.

Lived at 33 Lagham Road, South Godstone.  Buried at St Nicholas', Godstone.

Charman, Wilford Harry

Died in 1943.  Bombardier in the Royal Artillery.

Lived at Wonham Cottages between Godstone and South Godstone.  Buried at Yokohama, Japan.

Chipperfield, William Edward Adolphus

Died in 1945.  Marine in Royal Marine Engineer Commando.

Buried in Roosendaal-en-Nispen Roman Catholic Cemetery, Netherlands

Coote, Arthur

Died in 1944.  Flight Sergeant in the RAF Volunteer Reserve.

Buried at Berlin, Germany.

Daniels, David James Alfred

Died in 1943 aged 23.  Leading Writer on HMS Victory.

Also recorded on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

Son of Alfred and Grace Elizabeth Daniels, of Godstone, Surrey.

Davis, Geoffrey Charles Clifton

Died in 1942.  Sergeant in the RAF Volunteer Reserve.

Buried in this churchyard.

Son of Charles James Davis and of Fanny Isabel Davis (nee Wolfe); husband of Kathleen Emily Davis, of Godstone.

Gibson, Frederick

Died in 1940.  Leading Aircraftman in the RAF Volunteer Reserve.

Buried in this churchyard.

Hoare, Gerard Stephen Philip E

Died in 1944 aged 33.  Captain in the Royal Artillery.

Buried in Assisi War Cemetery, Italy.

Son of Henry Gerard Philip and Margaret Hoare, of Godstone, Surrey.

Hoare, Robert Gerard

Died in 1945 aged 40.  Lieutenant in the Royal Army Pay Corps,

Buried in this churchyard.

Son of George Edward Gerard Hoare, and Winifred Mary Hoare, of Godstone.

Humphrey, Cecil

Died in 1944 aged 20.  Private in The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey).

Son of Frederick Humphrey, and of Nellie May Humphrey, of South Godstone, Surrey.

McClintock, John Leopold Elphinstone

Died in 1941 aged 30.  Lieutenant on HMS Pintail.

Buried at Dunfermline.

Powell, Peter E

Not identified.

Pragnell, Peter John

Died in 1944.  Bombardier in the Royal Artillery.

Lived at Stoneways, High Street, Godstone.  Also recorded on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

Sears, Donald Frederick

Died in 1940 aged 21. 

Serjeant in The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey).

Also recorded on the Dunkirk Memorial.

Skilton, Charles George

Died in 1945 aged 26.  Private in the Wiltshire Regiment.

Buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

Smith, Hector Frank

Died in 1944 aged 35.

Private in Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)

Buried in Mierlo War Cemetery in the Netherlands.

Lived at 1 Burnell Cottages, Godstone.  Husband of Hilda Beatrice Smith.

Ward, Edward

Died in 1940 aged 23. Private in the King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)

Also commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial.

Son of Henry and Ada Ward, of Godstone, Surrey.

Whitehead, Robin M

Died in 1945 aged 25.  Aircraftman 1st Class in the RAF Volunteer Reserve.

Son of Mary Jane Whitehead, of Godstone, Surrey.

Whittaker, Norman John

Died in 1944 aged 39.  Private in the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Also recorded on the Groesbeek Memorial in the Netherlands.

Son of Edwin and Elizabeth Whittaker; husband of Edith May Whittaker, of Godstone, Surrey.

Wickham, Basil D

Died in 1942 aged 19.  Leading Aircraftman in the RAF Volunteer Reserve.

Buried in North Battleford Cemetery in Canada.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Wickham, of Godstone.

Woodhouse, Oliver George

Died in 1940 aged 39.  Major in Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

Buried in Lille Southern Cemetery, France.


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