WW1 Names

The War Memorial on the south side of the nave at St Barnabas is inscribed with the names of the fourteen Ranmore men who “went forth from this parish at the call of duty and fell in the Great War 1914-1918”. 

The bronze plaque was erected in 1922 after a Diocesan faculty was granted through the petition of the Rector and churchwardens.  Many war memorials were financed by local public subscription or by families (probably the latter for the plaque to Frederick Buckland erected earlier on the north wall of the nave).  However, the Church appears to have funded the combined Ranmore War Memorial at a cost of £30 (nearly £1500 in today’s money).  

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NAMES ON THE WAR MEMORIAL

            ALBERT  ANSELL              
Private G/50462, 20th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
Died of wounds 24th January 1917, France, aged 39

                  BENJAMIN  BARNES                   
Private 15253, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action 3rd July 1915, Gallipoli aged 24

                  ERNEST  BRADLEY                     
Private G/6018, 7th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Killed in action 18th November 1916, the Somme, aged 36

FREDERICK  BUCKLAND
Private G/1175, A Coy, 7th Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Killed in action 1st July 1916, the Somme, aged 24

PERCY CATON
Private, 42990, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment
Killed in action 26th April 1918, France, aged 18

ALICK GEORGE CUBITT
Lieutenant, 15th (The King’s) Hussars, Household Cavalry
Killed in action 24th November 1917, France, aged 23

HENRY ARCHIBALD CUBITT
Captain, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards
Killed in action 15th September 1916, the Somme, aged 24

WILLIAM HUGH CUBITT
Lieutenant, 1st (Royal) Dragoons, Household Cavalry
Died of wounds 24th March 1918, France, aged 21

GEORGE DAWE
Private G/36825, 2nd/20th London Regiment, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Died 4th November 1918, France, aged 24

EDWARD GALE
Private 61055, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Died of wounds 27th April 1017, France, aged 32

CHARLES HULL
Private 15252, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action 6th August 1915, Gallipoli, aged 22

NATHANIEL RICE
Private 15254, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action 6th August 1915, Gallipoli, aged 19

WILLIAM THOMAS
The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Three possible men,  one a Lance-Corporal, the other two Privates.
Killed in action 1st October 1915 or 31st October 1915, France or Flanders

FRANK WOODMAN
Serjeant, 2nd/4th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Killed in action 29th July 1918, France, aged 24

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THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD.
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN.
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING

WE  WILL  REMEMBER  THEM

Photograph by Andy Bailey

Photograph copyright Andy Bailey

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