Merton War Memorials

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First World War


Ordinary Seaman BERNARD CYRIL WALLIS FLETCHER SS Heron (London), Mercantile Marine who died age 16 on 30 September 1917. Son of William and Annie Fletcher, of The Old Rectory, Merton. Born at Stettin, Germany. TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

DUNCAN REID Not on memorial in church.

Driver WILLIAM JOHN SMITH T4/058I74, 2nd Depot Coy., Army Service Corps who died age 32 on 8 March 1915. Son of James and Charlotte Smith, of Merton Village. GREENWICH CEMETERY

Private GEORGE HERBERT STURGEON 8859, 1st Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 24 on 29 March 1917. Son of William and Jane Sturgeon, of Home Farm Cottages, Thornhaugh, Peterborough. Born at Merton. NIKOLAI CEMETERY, Latvia.


Private SIDNEY MYLAND STURGEON 200039, 1st/4th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died age 21 on 19 April 1917. Son of William and I. Sturgeon, of Home Farm, Thornhaugh, Peterborough. Born Merton. GAZA WAR CEMETERY


Major HENRY WYNTER BLATHWAYT "A" Bty. 74th Bde. Royal Field Artillery who died age 30 on 30 November 1917. Husband of E. H. Blathwayt, of Drewsborough, Denville, Havant, Hants. Son-in-law of Lord and Lady Walsingham of Merton Hall. ORIVAL WOOD CEMETERY, FLESQUIERES

Second World War

Leading Aircraftman LIONEL JAMES CRANE 408226, 73 Sqdn., Royal Air Force who died age 43 on 17 June 1940. Son of James and Clara Crane, of Merton; husband of Lucy Crane, of Merton. LA PLAINE-SUR-MER COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Also in St Peter Churchyard

Private GEORGE LEWIS BROWN 51154, Bedfordshire Regiment who died age 19 on 28 October 1918. Son of George and Emma Brown, of Merton.

Corporal FREDERICK ERLING COBB 149066, Army Catering Corps who died age 34 on 10 June 1942. Son of Frederick and Harriet Cobb; husband of Cora Bernice Cobb, of Rochford, Essex.